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PHOTOS & VIDEOS: WWE NXT Superstars Debut On SmackDown Tonight

After making their RAW debuts on last night’s episode from Lafayette, LA, four of the top WWE NXT Superstars made their blue brand debuts on tonight’s SmackDown from New Orleans, LA.


Home purchase reveals unusual relationship between Robideaux, embattled assistant

Joel Robideaux needed Marcus Bruno’s support among black voters in his 2015 bid for mayor-president. And Bruno, it could be argued, delivered. “Robideaux defeated [Dee] Stanley handily by 12 points, 56-44 percent, with a turnout of 40.4 percent,” UL Lafayette political science professor Pearson Cros


Louisiana Bass Cats Invitational on tap for next Sunday

Who will go home with the $1,000 guaranteed first-place prize on Feb. 24?. That’s up in the air going into the highly popular Louisiana Bass Cats 14th Invitational Bass Fishing Tournament out of Fairfax Foster Bailey Memorial Boat Landing in Franklin. It could be any of the proven veterans or any of


Teen dating violence awareness event Feb. 23

On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Crowley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Faith House of Acadiana will team up to present a free program on dating abuse for teens.


DOTD Says Verot School Road Project Finally Nearing Completion

LAFAYETTE – It’s been a long three years for drivers and business owners on Verot School Road. But come April, the headache should finally be over. “We’ll have the lanes opening and functioning and the intersections, all the intersections functioning in the next 30 to 60 days,” says Bill Oliver, Dis


Johnson's last-second bucket lifts CCHS to dramatic 54-53 victory

In a game in which No. 9 Highland Baptist devoted so much attention to limiting Central Catholic’s Yani Johnson, it was only fitting that Monday’s Division IV regional round girls basketball game literally would come down to a play involving the Central Catholic standout.


The Vietnamese Student Organization at UL is hosts Viet week.

Through Friday, Viet week will have fun events, all leading up to a talent show “Lafayette by night”. Today the organization kicked off festivities by serving lunch to students on Rex street.


FAMILY AFFAIR: Trio of siblings hope to help Lakeshore sweep Division II soccer titles

With the state soccer championships set to begin in Lafayette this week, the stands of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Soccer Complex are going to be full of nervous, cheering and proud parents.


Who's building where in Acadiana? Here are the building permits for Feb. 4-8

APARTMENTS: 436 E. Vermilion St., Lafayette; Vermilion Lofts, owner; SO Studio, applicant; Triad Construction Services LLC, contractor; $3,100,000. OFFICE BUILDING: 1102 Foreman Drive, Lafayette; D.R. Horton, owner and applicant; Quality Engineering, architect; $619,000.


U.S. Air Force Band to perform in Lafayette.

LAFAYETTE - The United States Air Force Band of the West will present a free concert on Saturday, March 2 at 3:00pm in the auditorium at Lafayette High School. The Concert Band is a 45-member ensemble that represents the Air Force by performing for formal military ceremonies, educational clinics, an


Krewe of Rio Parade Prepares to Roll In This Saturday in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, LA - The Krewe of Rio parade is expected to roll through Lafayette this weekend. The parade strives to stand out from the rest by adding signature throw pieces for crew members to decorate with their own unique style. President of the Krewe, Rachelle Meaux says the signature throws is int


Fire Fighters Responding to Compost Fire

Right now, Scott Tanker 51, is assisting the Lafayette Fire Department at the compost facility on a Dugas Road. Several other fire agencies are also on scene assisting with water supply. A large pile of compost was reported on fire this morning, No further information.


First of two suspects in Halloween 2017 shooting arrested

The first of two suspects sought in connection with a shooting incident in Hot Springs on Halloween night 2017 in which passing vehicles were struck by gunfire was arrested on felony warrants in Little Rock early Friday.


$1.2 million state development grant boosts UL Lafayette-tech sector link

Waitr delivers. So does the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. UL Lafayette received a $1.25 million state grant to support a pipeline of talent among its School of Computing and Informatics, the food delivery app and other employers in the state’s growing tech sector.


BOWLING COLUMN: Binford, Denmon take titles in state All-Events divisions

Donna Binford of Monroe and Taura Denmon of Alexandria captured the All-Events titles as the Louisiana State Women’s Championship ended its run in Lake Charles at Petro Bowl.


What’s Happening in Arts and Entertainment: Week of February 18th

Acadiana Dance Month is right around the corner and I can’t stop talking about dance. Ailey II wrapped up last week with nearly 2,500 people taking part in the three days of activities. If you loved Ailey II or if you’re a dance lover, get your Ron K. Brown/Evidence tickets today. The show is March


Hidden History: Green T. Lindon Elementary honors three African American men

The grandsons of the founder of a school created to educate students of color talks about the man they call a visionary. Green T. Lindon Elementary in Youngsville is named after three African American men: Romaine Green, John Thibeaux and Horace Lindon.


Denise Lanclos with Scenic Lafayette on Discover Lafayette podcast: Azalea Trail Bicycle and Classic Car Cruise set for March 9

Denise Lanclos - Azalea Trail in Lafayette LA from Discover Lafayette on Vimeo. Denise Lanclos of Scenic Lafayette loves azaleas. Discover Lafayette host Jan Swift spoke with Lanclos last week to discuss Lafayette’s annual Azalea Trail Bicycle and Classic Car Cruise March 9. The historic Trail is ce


Longhorns wins Game 2, series with 6-5 win over Louisiana

LAFAYETTE, La. — The Texas baseball team was back in action in the season opening series against Louisiana. After claiming game one in extra innings on Friday, Texas held on for a 6-5 victory against the Ragin' Cajuns Saturday afternoon in Lafayette, LA.