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Louisiana llama recovering from gunshots, owner arrested

(WWL.com) - A 67-year-old Opelousas woman was arrested for allegedly shooting her llama after it attacked her. St. Landry sheriff deputies responded to Madeline Bourgeois’ home to find the injured llama, named Earl, limping in the pasture. Major Eddie Thibodeaux said Bourgeois is now charged with ag


Louisiana congressman's aide arrested in prostitution sting

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — An aide to Louisiana's U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins has been arrested on charges officials say are tied to an investigation into prostitution and human trafficking at massage parlors.


Suspect identified in Friendship Street shooting

Earlier today police responded to a call regarding a female who suffered non-life threatening injuries after being shot. Lafayette Police has issued the following statement regarding the incident:


VIPD Works with FBI to Arrest Fugitive from Louisiana

Brandel Lynard Berry is in police custody on St. Croix awaiting extradition to Louisiana, where he is a suspect in a robbery. Berry was arrested Jan. 20 by members of the V.I. Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau in a joint assignment with the FBI.


Acadia Parish Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding a fatal hit and run crash which occurred on February 11, 2019, at approximately 8:30 pm in the 1100 block of Lovell Street near Crowley.


Shooting & Carjacking Suspect Nabbed

Lafayette Police Department Spokeswoman Corporal Bridgette Dugas says that a man wanted for shooting a woman and then carjacking several people was arrested yesterday afternoon.


Mother arrested in Acadiana High fight investigation

LAFAYETTE, LA (KATC) - The mother of a student who took video of Acadiana High fight has been arrested. Maegan Adkins-Barras, 32, of Broussard, was booked with unlawful posting of criminal activity for notoriety and publicity.


Payless, with 19 stores across south Louisiana, makes closures official in bankruptcy filing

Payless ShoeSource has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is shuttering all of its remaining stores in North America, which includes 19 around south Louisiana. According to a list from CNBC, the shutdown will affect three stores each in Baton Rouge and Lafayette, two each in New Orleans and Metairi


Louisiana Federal Credit Union seeks $1.2M mortgage debt

NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana Federal Credit Union is seeking more than $1 million on an unpaid mortgage. The credit union filed a complaint against 1828 Washington Ave., LLC on Feb. 15 in Orleans Parish Civil District Court. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff states that the defendant is indebted fo


Ride Acadiana, pilot commuter bus route connecting Acadia Parish to Lafayette, makes 6 months

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- - It's been six months since Ride Acadiana, the pilot commuter bus route connecting Acadia Parish to Lafayette began. Rachel Godeaux and Deidra Druilet with the Acadiana Planning Commission say even though it's a pilot program, they would like to see the ride service continue


Task force recommends Louisiana should extend foster care to age 21 for all youth

BATON ROUGE, La. (DCFS) - All Louisiana youth in foster care on their 18th birthday should be eligible to remain in care until they turn 21, a legislatively-created panel responsible for studying the issue said in a new report.


Vermilion Parish to Hold 3-Event Job Fair Series

Vermilion Parish is offering a three-part Job Fair Series is being hosted by workforce, economic development, education, and chamber partners from around the region. The events include a Jobseeker Training, Employer Breakfast (Workshop) and Job Fair.


Former NFL players, including Saints, among investors in LSU's marijuana-growing company

Four former NFL linebackers, including two former Saints players, are among the more than 100 people who have invested in the company hired by LSU to grow medical marijuana. Bradie James, who played linebacker for LSU and the Dallas Cowboys, former New Orleans Saints David Hawthorne and Curtis Lofti


Two People Sleeping In A Car Were Arrested

They were parked at an intersection in Scott, and the two people were sleeping. This was at the intersection of Mustang and Le Violon Roads. Scott Police Chief Chad Leger says officers arrested two Lafayette men, 22-year-old Ross Degeytair and 21-year-old Tyler Prejean, after of course, they woke th


California rapper found sleeping in car was shot '25 times' by police, attorney says

A 20-year-old black man who was shot dead by police in Vallejo, California, earlier this month after he was found sleeping in his car with a gun in his lap was struck by about 25 bullets, his family’s lawyer said this week.


Maurice No Longer A Village?

When speaking about Maurice in Vermilion Parish what's the first thought that comes to mind? Okay, after slow down and obey the speed limit or they will light you up in a heartbeat? For a lot of us, the first question about Maurice is "why is this called a village and not a town"?


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana in need of volunteers

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana is looking for volunteers, especially men. They say their waiting list of kids is longer than the list of available volunteers.


Scott PD: Suspects fell asleep at intersection, drugs found in vehicle

SCOTT, La. (KLFY)- Two men were arrested on drug charges after officers found then sleeping in a vehicle. While patrolling a subdivision in the 400 block of Le Violon Rd., Scott Police Department reportedly found a vehicle parked at an intersection with two occupants, Chief Chad Leger.


Diocese of Lafayette releases statement regarding Summit on Sexual Abuse

In a historic first, Pope Francis has called a global meeting of Catholic Bishops at the Vatican Feb. 21-24 to address worldwide sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. Bishops from around the world will discuss the protection and prevention of sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults.This glob


Area fire departments respond to Carencro house fire

Carencro, Scott and Lafayette Fire Departments responded to a residential house fire at 319 Walter drive in Carencro. The fire started after a of a pot of grease was left heating on the stove. The fire was contained to the cabinets and a portion of the ceiling into the attic. No injuries and the hom