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Opelousas Walmart evacuated due to bomb threat

OPELOUSAS, La. The Walmart located on Creswell Lane in Opelousas has been evacuated following a bomb threat. A store manager received a phone call of a bomb threat around 3:00 p.m. Monday, according to Sgt. Crystal Leblanc. The caller said the store was gonna blow up at 3:30 p.m. The customers were

KLFY.COM - 2018-03-19 21:01:26

New Iberia woman being forced out of her rental home due to non-payment charged with arson

NEW IBERIA, La. (KLFY) - The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal has arrested a New Iberia woman for allegedly setting a fire at the home she and her father were renting. Authorities say 27 year old Lashantea Dasin was booked into the Iberia Parish Jail on one count of simple arson. It happened o

KLFY.COM - 2018-03-19 02:13:38

Lafayette teen arrested for attempted 2nd degree murder in Sunday afternoon shooting

Sunday afternoon, at approximately 2:00pm, Lafayette Police responded to a shooting in the 100 block of Wilbourn Blvd. A 17 year old black male victim was found with multiple gunshot wounds and transported to a local hospital, where he remains in stable condition. Police located and arrested the 16

KADN.COM - 2018-03-19 14:15:34

Lafourche murder suspects enter insanity pleas

Two Lafourche Parish men accused of killing their neighbors last year have pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Kai Williams, 41, of Thibodaux, is charged with the second-degree murder of Grace Owens, 75. Police said he shot Owens on Nov. 24 outside her Midland Drive home and also tried to burn

DAILY COMET - 2018-03-18 23:05:26

Man arrested; accused of intentionally crashing his truck and injuring three people

LAFAYETTE, La. - Lafayette police have arrested a man involved in a fight which led to a crash that injured three people. According to Corporal Karl Ratcliff, after the fight, the impaired driver, drove a large pickup struck another vehicle that had three people in it. Two the victims received minor

KLFY.COM - 2018-03-19 18:55:50

UPDATE: Police identify body found near scene of crash on Hwy. 167

Tex Texin / CC BY 2.0 UPDATE: Shortly before 3:00 am Sunday, State Police was notified of a single vehicle crash on US 167 at the St. Landry Parish / Evangeline Parish line. Upon arrival, Troopers located a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado in the ditch against a fence off of US 167 inside of Evangeline Pari

KLFY.COM - 2018-03-19 22:02:59

Free ice cream at Dairy Queen locations Tuesday

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) Dairy Queen is celebrating the first day of spring with free ice cones. On March 20, DQ locations around the country, including right here in Acadiana, will be handing out one free small vanilla cone to customers. Donations will also be accepted for Children's Miracle Network H

KLFY.COM - 2018-03-18 22:02:01

Lafayette Police investigate Sunday night armed robbery of Ambassador Caffery business

The Lafayette Police Department is searching for a suspect involved in a Sunday night armed robbery of an Ambassador Caffery business. At approximately 11pm, Lafayette Police responded to the department store in reference to an armed robbery. A male suspect entered the business with a firearm and de

KADN.COM - 2018-03-19 13:46:48

Opelousas woman charged with murder, admits she beat victim to death "because he kept chattering."

An Opelousas woman is behind bars for allegedly killing a man because "he kept chattering." According to the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, 49-year-old Melissa Credeur called 911 and accused the victim, John Gautreaux of raping her while she slept. In a statement given to detectives, Credeur re


Woman allegedly killed man because of his constant chattering

An Opelousas woman was arrested after she allegedly beat a man to death because she was enraged by his constant chattering. According to a press release from the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, Melissa Ann Credeur, 49, initially told detectives that John Ray Gautreaux had raped her while she was


$9,000 reward offered for information on shooting of endangered whooping cranes in Acadia Parish

(Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries) Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement agents are still looking for information regarding two endangered whooping cranes that were shot to death in Acadia Parish on May 20, 2016. The cranes were found just south of Rayne off of Hwy. 35 a


Crash involving pedestrian shuts down portion of I 10 in Lafayette Parish

A crash involving a pedestrian has shut down Interstate 10 northbound at I-49. Lafayette Police say a pedestrian was struck near the Pont de Mouton Road exit around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where the condition is unknown at this time. No information was


Lafayette Police investigating late night shooting on Clause Lane

Gunshots rang out in a North Lafayette neighborhood Wednesday night sending one person to the hospital. Lafayette say it happened at 10 p.m. in the 100 block of Clause Lane. A male victim was transported to a local hospital, where his condition is unknown at this time. Police have no information abo


Breaux Bridge man charged with gun, drug possession

A Breaux Bridge man was arrested after he allegedly sold marijuana to an undercover officer, and more drugs and a handgun were found at his residence. According to a press release from the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, agents were able to purchase marijuana from Kyle Jean-Batiste, 31, of Breau


Students in Lafayette participate in National Walkout of School Day

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) - It's been exactly one month since 17 people, mostly children, were murdered at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. On Wednesday, students across the country took part in a National School Walkout Day to honor the victims, and protest the nation's gun laws, incl