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  • Reminder: Don’t forget to care for outdoor pets during severe winter weatherReminder: Don’t forget to care for outdoor pets during severe winter weather

    (AMVA) You’re probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pets’ health? Here are some tips to keep your pets safe during cold weather: Winter wellness: Has your pet had his/her preventive care exam (wellness exam) yet? Cold weather may worsen some medical conditions such as arthritis. Your pet should be examined by a veterinarian at least once a year, and it’s as good a time as any to get him/her checked out to make sure (s)he is ready and as healthy as possible for cold weather. Know the limits: Just like people, pets’ cold tolerance can vary from pet to pet based on their coat, body fat stores, activity level, and health. Be aware of your pet’s tolerance for cold weather, and adjust accordingly. You will probably need to shorten your dog’s walks in very cold weather to protect you both from weather-associated health risks. Arthritic and elderly pets may have more difficulty walking on snow and ice and may be more prone to slipping and falling. Long-haired or thick-coated dogs tend to be more cold-tolerant, but are still at risk in cold weather. Short-haired pets feel the cold faster because they have less protection, and short-legged pets may become cold faster because their bellies and bodies are more likely to come into contact with snow-covered ground. Pets with diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, or hormonal imbalances (such as Cushing’s disease) may have a harder time regulating their body temperature, and may be more susceptible to problems from temperature extremes. The same goes for very young and very old pets. If you need help determining your pet’s temperature limits, consult your veterinarian. Provide choices: Just like you, pets prefer comfortable sleeping places and may change their location based on their need for more or less warmth. Give them some safe options to allow them to vary their sleeping place to adjust to their needs. Stay inside. Cats and dogs should be kept inside during cold weather. It’s a common belief that dogs and cats are resistant than people to cold weather because of their fur, but it’s untrue. Like people, cats and dogs are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia and should be kept inside. Longer-haired and thick-coated dog breeds, such as huskies and other dogs bred for colder climates, are more tolerant of cold weather; but no pet should be left outside for long periods of time in below-freezing, Click here for more tips.    

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  • BREAKING: I-10 interchange at I-49 closingBREAKING: I-10 interchange at I-49 closing

    Louisiana State Police Troop I, Lafayette Police, and local agencies are in the process of closing Interstate 10 east at the I-49 interchange due to icing. Traffic will be rerouted on I-49 north to US 190 east towards Baton Rouge.

    KLFY / 1 h. 59 min. ago
  • UPDATE: Eastbound lane of I-10  west of Crowley re-openedUPDATE: Eastbound lane of I-10 west of Crowley re-opened

    UPDATE: The lane is open, according to State Police spokesman Brooks David. State Police Troop I is at the scene of a crash at mile marker 79.5 just west of Crowley. The lane is currently closed. We will update this story as new information.

    KLFY / 2 h. 41 min. ago
  • UPDATE: Louisiana Road ClosuresUPDATE: Louisiana Road Closures

    There are no road closures in Acadiana yet, but there are several road closures in North Louisiana today. Continue reading…

    KPEL / 2 h. 52 min. ago
  • UPDATE: Lafayette Transit System closed tonight and tomorrow - FOX 15UPDATE: Lafayette Transit System closed tonight and tomorrow - FOX 15

    FOX 15UPDATE: Lafayette Transit System closed tonight and tomorrowFOX 15Lafayette Consolidated Government's Department of Public Works, Transit Division has announced today, due to the adverse weather conditions, Lafayette Transit System (LTS) will not provide transit service on Wednesday January 17. This includes LTS ...

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  • Lafayette Police issue bridge icing warning - FOX 15Lafayette Police issue bridge icing warning - FOX 15

    FOX 15Lafayette Police issue bridge icing warningFOX 15According to Lafayette Police, freezing has been reported on the bridges on Kaliste Saloom Road and E. Broussard Road over the Vermilion river. Officials are advising drivers to please exercise caution when traveling over any these or any other bridges ...and more »

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  • Freezing road conditions in Acadiana - KATC Lafayette NewsFreezing road conditions in Acadiana - KATC Lafayette News

    KATC Lafayette NewsFreezing road conditions in AcadianaKATC Lafayette NewsLAFAYETTE -Ambassador Caffery Pkwy is closed from Cameron St. to Saul Dr. due to weather and roadway conditions. Updated conditions here. Freezing has been reported on the bridges on Kaliste Saloom Rd. and E. Broussard over the Vermillion River. Police ...

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  • Curfews Enacted Because Of Freezing Cold WeatherCurfews Enacted Because Of Freezing Cold Weather

    This winter weather system is causing curfews to be enacted in certain areas of Acadiana. Continue reading…

    KPEL / 3 h. 47 min. ago
  • Are These Louisiana's Most Iconic Foods?Are These Louisiana's Most Iconic Foods?

    Louisiana is famous for a lot of things, but our food is probably at the top of the list! Continue reading…

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  • DOTD road closuresDOTD road closures

    Keep up to date on DOTD road closures here.

    KLFY / 4 h. 11 min. ago
  • Filly found abandoned in Opelousas ditch after crash, driver sought by State PoliceFilly found abandoned in Opelousas ditch after crash, driver sought by State Police

    OPELOUSAS La. (KLFY)- A horse trailer carrying a 1-year-old​ paint filly flipped over this morning or late last night, according to St. Landry Parish Animal Control. The animal was thrown from the trailer and found in a ditch on Hwy. 104 by workers from the St. Landry Animal Control Department early this morning. (St. Landry Parish Animal Control) The driver of the vehicle hauling the filly left the scene of the accident. The driver is sought by the Louisiana State Police for questioning, Troop I spokesman Brooks David told KLFY on Tuesday. St. Landry Animal Control workers transported the filly, which they named “Stormy”, to the Copper Crowne Equine Center in Opelousas for emergency treatment. The Humane Society of Louisiana, a long-time partner of St. Landry Animal Control, agreed to pay for Stormy’s medical care. The prognosis for Stormy, however, is very poor, according to the animal’s examiners. (St. Landry Parish Animal Control) The medical team at Copper Crowne recently determined that Stormy has suffered a fractured spinal column and may have lost the use of her hind legs.  An exam revealed that her 7 and 8 thoracic vertebrae have been fractured and may never heal. The medical team will make a final determination on the chances of her recovery later today. “We are devastated by this terrible tragedy and are once again disappointed by those who deliberately harm animals or simply look the other way when they are injured,” said Jeff Dorson, HSL director. “Our organization hopes that the Louisiana State Police, which is investigating this case, locates the driver of the vehicle and charges him or her accordingly. Leaving Stormy to die alone in a ditch in the freezing weather is inexcusable. We are also praying that little Stormy survives and finally feels some love and affection that has probably eluded her during her short life.”  

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  • President Should Inspire With Words (OPINION)President Should Inspire With Words (OPINION)

    While it is true that President Trump can inspire with his words, he can also create division and rancor. Continue reading…

    KPEL / 4 h. 58 min. ago
  • Winter Weather Impacting State With Snow, Ice & Freezing RainWinter Weather Impacting State With Snow, Ice & Freezing Rain

    The winter storm moving through Louisiana is impacting most of the state with snow, ice, freezing rain and extremely cold temperatures. Continue reading…

    KPEL / 5 h. 17 min. ago
  • Other closures for January 16 and 17, 2018 - KATC Lafayette NewsOther closures for January 16 and 17, 2018 - KATC Lafayette News

    Other closures for January 16 and 17, 2018KATC Lafayette NewsThe Humana offices in Lafayette and Lake Charles are closing at noon. The courthouses of the 15th Judicial District Court will be closed for business on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, due to weather conditions, that information according to the JDC. All ...

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  • Online Shoppers Could Receive Use Tax NoticeOnline Shoppers Could Receive Use Tax Notice

    The State Department of Revenue says online retailers which delivered goods or services to Louisiana addresses will soon notify shoppers about purchases that are subject to state use tax. Continue reading…

    KPEL / 5 h. 25 min. ago
  • Wednesday school closures due to weatherWednesday school closures due to weather

    Lafayette Lafayette Parish public schools and offices will remain closed on Wednesday, January 17. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 17. It will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 18. SLCC will remain closed on Wednesday and will reopen on Thursday. LARC will be closed ARC of Acadiana, Lafayette, Iberia and St. Landry parishes Iberia Parish  Iberia Parish public schools will be closed. Tomorrow night’s school board meeting has not been cancelled. St. Martin Parish  Public schools closed St. Mary Parish  St. Mary Parish public schools will be closed Wednesday Vermilion Parish Public schools are closed Calcasieu Public schools closed Jefferson Davis Public schools closed Acadia Parish  Acadia Parish Parish public schools closed St. Landry Parish St. Landry Parish public schools will be closed CDI Early Head Start and Head Start closed Evangeline Parish Evangeline Parish public schools and administrative offices are will be closed Private School Closures Butterflies and Beyond, Lafayette Lafayette Christian Academy, Lafayette Cathedral Carmel, downtown Lafayette Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School, Jennings Bethel Christian School, Jennings St. Cecilia, Broussard Lafayette Renaissance Charter, Lafayette Acadiana Renaissance Charter, Youngsville United Christian Academy, Lafayette First Baptist Christian School, Lafayette Rayne Catholic Elementary, Rayne P.A.C.E., Lafayette My Child’s Learning Center, Lafayette Episcopal School of Acadiana, both Lafayette and Cade campuses Gethsemane Christian Academy and La Petite childcare, Lafayette Vermilion Catholic, Abbeville Word Ministries Christian Academy, Eunice Academy of the Sacred Heart, Grand Coteau New Beginnings Christian Academy, Breaux Bridge Family Life Christian Academy, Lafayette V.B. Glencoe Charter School, Glencoe Sacred Heart School, Ville Platte Dreamy Days Child Care and Learning Center, Broussard Northside Christian School, Crowley Westminster Christian Academy, Lafayette and Opelousas Opelousas Catholic School Willow Charter Academy, Lafayette Kids Only II and III, Lafayette Little Miracles Childhood Daycare Center, Lafayette

    KLFY / 5 h. 29 min. ago more
  • Entergy Issuing Reminders About How To Save Energy During Extended FreezesEntergy Issuing Reminders About How To Save Energy During Extended Freezes

    As Louisiana prepares for an extended period of freezing temperatures, Entergy is reminding customers to not only stay warm, but also smart when it comes to electricity and gas usage. Continue reading…

    KPEL / 5 h. 30 min. ago
  • Weather closures around Acadiana - FOX 15Weather closures around Acadiana - FOX 15

    FOX 15Weather closures around AcadianaFOX 15Lafayette Parish Public Schools and offices will remain closed on Wednesday, January 17. The National Weather Service is predicting that freezing rain and snow will persist into this evening. Overnight temperatures are predicted to drop into the upper ...School closures for Wednesday, January 17, 2018KATC Lafayette NewsList of schools closed Tuesday, Wednesday due to ice threatNOLA.comall 100 news articles »

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  • Wednesday School Closures Begin As Winter Storm ContinuesWednesday School Closures Begin As Winter Storm Continues

    As this harsh winter weather system continues to pass through Acadiana, schools have already begun to announce closures for Wednesday. Continue reading…

    KPEL / 6 h. 40 min. ago
  • Acadiana schools and businesses closed due to weather - The Daily AdvertiserAcadiana schools and businesses closed due to weather - The Daily Advertiser

    The Daily AdvertiserAcadiana schools and businesses closed due to weatherThe Daily AdvertiserHere's a breakdown of closures, or notable businesses remaining open, across Acadiana today: There will be no residential waste collection on Wednesday for Republic Services customers. Waste collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of ...School closures in Acadiana for January 16, 2018 - KATC.com ...KATC Lafayette Newsall 2 news articles »

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  • Wintry Weather Forces Closures Across Acadiana (Non-School)Wintry Weather Forces Closures Across Acadiana (Non-School)

    The inclement weather is forcing closures across Acadiana. Continue reading…

    KPEL / 6 h. 51 min. ago
  • Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy inspires youthDr. Martin Luther King’s legacy inspires youth

    LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy has inspired millions worldwide. Living the dream and leading during challenging times. That’s the message that city officials and organizers are spreading this Martin Luther King Jr. Day. “I’m looking to make new friends and show people that not just cause of your color we can all come together.”Coming from the newly crowned Miss Pre-teen MLK Queen herself… Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy has inspired a new generation. “There’s a lot of segregation between us African Americans and being that I hold this title.. I should do more to bring us back together,” said Ballard Mouton. Kailon Babineaux is a senior at Lafayette High. She says she wants to use her crown as a tool to change someone’s life just how figures like Dr. Martin Luther King changed hers. “If I start now these younger kids will be our future generation. Like I will hope to be.. so, starting of with them will be a great example,” she said. Lafayette Fire Department Chief Robert Benoit helps put on this event every year and says by uniting all perspectives under one roof.. A shift in direction may appear in adolescent lives. “Look out there and you look at the generation of people. Especially youngsters, their lost,” said Chief Benoit. City officials, activist, leaders and community members filled the MLK Recreational Center to express exactly how to lead during challenging times. “If you can bring somebody that’s been there. And show them that there’s a right way to do things. I’m very pleased with that cause, to me it show’s we’re not just learning to take care of ourselves but we’re learning how to take care of each other,” he added. People across Acadiana are honoring, celebrating and remembering that very vision that dr. king had for the nation.

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  • Acadiana freezing weather announcementsAcadiana freezing weather announcements

    News 10 will update this list as we receive announcements throughout the day. Statewide announcements  Due to extreme weather possible as freezing temperatures impact Louisiana, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is announcing that all state offices will close Tuesday, January 16 at noon and remain closed through Wednesday. All agency heads are responsible for determining those essential personnel who should remain on duty or those who should report to alternate work sites, if necessary. State officials continue to monitor conditions throughout the state, and this announcement may be updated. State employees should be aware of the following phone numbers to call, which will be updated: 1 (800) 360-9660 or (225)-342-0498. Lafayette -All parish courthouses in Lafayette, Acadia and Vermilion parishes will be closed tomorrow. -The Lafayette City Court is closed Tuesday and Wednesday.  All trial matters scheduled for January 17, 2018 are cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.  If you were scheduled to be in City Court on January 17, 2018, a notice of your new court date will be mailed to your address of record with the City Court.  In the event that you have changed your address, you should contact the Court at (337) 291-8770, otherwise a warrant may be issued should you fail to appear on your new court date. The City Court will re-open on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. for all scheduled matters. – Lafayette Transit System will not provide transit service on Wednesday January 17. This includes LTS Daytime Fixed Route Service, Night Owl Service and Para-transit Day/Night Services. LTS Daytime Fixed Route Service for today is expected to run until the end of regular route hours. Weather permitting, normal Transit service will resume at 5:45 a.m.on Thursday. -No Lafayette Parish garbage & recycling service on Wednesday. Waste collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week. Wednesday customers will receive collection on Thursday; Thursday customers will receive collection on Friday; and Friday customers will receive collection on Saturday. Regularly scheduled collection is expected to resume on Monday, Jan. 22. Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Compost Facility at 400 N Dugas Rd., located off of N. University Ave., will be closed on Wednesday. The facility is expected to reopen at 7 a.m. on Thursday. -Lafayette General Urgent Care Centers (River Ranch, Sugar Mill Pond & Carencro), closing at 4:30 p.m. today. As of now, normal business hours will resume tomorrow, Jan. 17, 2018. -UHC Urgent Care Clinic is closed today. Expected to make a decision regarding possible closure for tomorrow by noon. As of now, we are scheduled to open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow. -UHC Clinics (hospital based), closed today at 2 p.m. and closed tomorrow. -Courthouses in St. Martin, St. Mary and Iberia parishes will be closed.  Duson The Jan. 16 town hall meeting has been canceled. Duson Mayor Johnny Thibodeaux is asking residents to conserve water tonight. Crowley City of Crowley offices will be closed on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 for non-emergency employees and will resume normal operations on Thursday. Charenton St. Mary Parish Water & Sewer Commission #4 is asking its customers to please conserve water and not let their pipes drip. Baldwin Due to the freeze, officials are asking residents are asked to not drip their facets. Instead, drain pipes and shut the valve off. Melville Officials are asking residents to stay off the roads. The curfew will start at 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Vermilion Parish The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Administrative Offices will be closing today, January 16, at noon in conjunction with the 15th Judicial District Courthouse. Offices will re-open on Wednesday, January 17, for regular business hours unless otherwise noted. Anyone needing any assistance can call the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Patrol Division at (337) 898-4402. Sheriff Couvillon urges all motorists to use extreme caution if traveling on roadways as weather conditions will be deteriorating as the day progresses. Crowley Due to inclement weather conditions and wintery precipitation, City of Crowley offices closed today at noon for non-emergency employees. Franklin City Hall will close today at 2:00 p.m. and will also be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17. Tonight’s council meeting has been canceled and rescheduled for January 23. Opelousas Opelousas Police has issued from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew. ​The Opelousas Police Department’s doors are open to women and children unable to find shelter tonight. Elderly residents in need of transportation to the shelter are encouraged to call the department for assistance. The department is located at 398 N Court St, Opelousas, (337) 948-2500. The men’s shelter at 704 W. South Street, will also be open, (337) 948-8865. Eunice  Eunice city court will be closed on Wednesday. Evangeline Parish  The parish is under curfew from 8 p.m. tonight through 6 a.m. The curfew includes Ville Platte. Grand Coteau  Grand Coteau’s town hall office will be closed. An employee will be on call. Emergencies call 911 or Grand Coteau Police at (337) 662-3972. Additional closures UL Lafayette will close at 3 p.m. today. Classes that begin before 3 p.m. will be held as scheduled. Classes that usually start at 3 p.m. or later are canceled. Bus service will discontinue at 4 p.m. Students and employees on campus after 4 p.m. can contact the ULPD for assistance. The university is expected to announced an update at about 8 p.m. on the University’s status for tomorrow via email, official University websites, and social media. South Louisiana Community College will close all of its campuses and sites today at 2 p.m.  An announcement about Wednesday, Jan. 17 will be made after 8 p.m. this evening. Remington College Lafayette Campus will be closed at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16. Lafayette Council on Aging’s Meals on Wheels program will be closed on Wednesday, January 17. Iberia Council on Aging’s services for the elderly are canceled Wednesday, January 17, due to inclement weather.          

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    Stay up to date on the latest winter weather updates.      

    KLFY / 7 h. 51 min. ago
  • St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest ReportSt. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report

    There were nine people booked into the St. Landry Parish Correctional Center in the last 24 hours. Continue reading…

    KPEL / 8 h. 11 min. ago
  • OWI Checkpoint Canceled In Lafayette (UPDATED)OWI Checkpoint Canceled In Lafayette (UPDATED)

    The department notes that the checkpoint will be somewhere within the incorporated limits of Lafayette. Continue reading…

    KPEL / 8 h. 32 min. ago
  • Lafayette Police cancel Friday's OWI checkpoint – News15 ... - Kadn - FOX 15Lafayette Police cancel Friday's OWI checkpoint – News15 ... - Kadn - FOX 15

    FOX 15Lafayette Police cancel Friday's OWI checkpoint – News15 ... - KadnFOX 15On Friday, January 19, 2018, between the hours of 9:00 pm and 3:00 am, the Lafayette Police Department will be conducting an OWI Checkpoint within the incorporated limits of Lafayette. The purpose of the checkpoint is to target impaired drivers under ...and more »

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  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest ReportLafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report

    There were eleven people who were booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center in the last 24 hours. Continue reading…

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  • Checkpoint scheduled in Lafayette city limitsCheckpoint scheduled in Lafayette city limits

    LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- On Friday, January 19, between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m., the Lafayette Police Department will be conducting an OWI Checkpoint within the incorporated limits of Lafayette. The purpose of the checkpoint is to target impaired drivers under the influence of alcohol or any other dangerous substance. Officers working the checkpoint will respond with zero tolerance to those drivers found to be under the influence. Designate a driver if you intend to drink. Not doing so, could result in costly fines and serious jail time.

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  • Lafayette’s first gumbo crawl kicks off Friday in downtown LafayetteLafayette’s first gumbo crawl kicks off Friday in downtown Lafayette

    LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- The first annual  downtown gumbo crawl happening this Friday night in downtown Lafayette. Hosted by organizations, Clandestine Collective and Social Entertainment, the crawl gumbo stops at five different downtown Lafayette bars. Stops include Dat Dog, The Greenroom, Legends, the Jefferson Street Pub and The Wurst Biergarten. Tickets are on sale for $20 at Socialentertainment.net. You can also find more information here.   

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  • Schools Closed Today Due To Winter Storm AdvisorySchools Closed Today Due To Winter Storm Advisory

    The following schools will be closed due to freeze warnings for Tuesday, January 16th. Continue reading…

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  • St.Mary Sheriff's Office arrest report – News15 | Lafayette, LA - Kadn - FOX 15St.Mary Sheriff's Office arrest report – News15 | Lafayette, LA - Kadn - FOX 15

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    Lafayette News / 17 h. 38 min. ago
  • Area schools closing Tuesday due to winter weather advisory - FOX 15Area schools closing Tuesday due to winter weather advisory - FOX 15

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  • “Win or lose, we’re still rooting for them.” Saints fans in Acadiana shows support for the black and gold“Win or lose, we’re still rooting for them.” Saints fans in Acadiana shows support for the black and gold

    LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- Win or lose, the Who-Dat Nation in Acadiana represented the saints loud and proud. Fans packed the house at walk-on’s bar and grill.    

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  • Federal Crackdown on False Loan Claims Ensnares IberiaBankFederal Crackdown on False Loan Claims Ensnares IberiaBank

    IberiaBank of Lafayette, Louisiana, agreed in December to pay $11.7 million to settle allegations by Arkansas whistleblowers that it filed false claims for mortgage loan guarantees.

    Lafayette News / 1 d. 14 h. 43 min. ago
  • Lafayette celebrates legacy of Dr. Martin Luther KingLafayette celebrates legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King

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  • Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel writes letter on racism in the United StatesBishop J. Douglas Deshotel writes letter on racism in the United States

    LAFAYETTE, La. Bishop Douglas Deshotel has written a letter on racism that was read at all masses this weekend.

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  • Opelousas women’s shelter, New Life Center to become police training facilityOpelousas women’s shelter, New Life Center to become police training facility

    UPDATE:  Joey Comeaux, President and CEO of CoverSix Training Academy, contacted the KLFY newsroom after we published a story on the closing of the New Life Center Women’s shelter in Opelousas. Comeaux stated that he was approached by officials at City Hall and advised that The Diocese was leaving Opelousas. “I agreed to a deal under two conditions.” Comeaux said. “That I would not sign a contract until every family is completely packed up, and placed into a newer and nicer place.” . Comeaux said he has big plans for the buidling once the current residents are out and safe. ‘Im bringing a state of the art police training facility to the city.”  Comeaux said.  “Its going to renovate and revitalize downtown Opelousas.  I didn’t want that building to be an eyesore.  This will be a win-win for the state of Louisiana and the city of Opelouas.” Comeaux said he has been told that The Diocese of Lafayette will be opening a brand new women’s shelter in Lafayette. We reached out to the Diocese on Sunday but so far we have not heard back from anyone in an offiicial capacity. ORIGINAL: (The Daily Advertiser) A downtown building previously used as transitional housing for homeless women is being converted into a privately-owned law enforcement training center, the Opelousas Board of Aldermen were told this week. Joey Comeaux, president and CEO of CoverSix Training Academy, said he purchased the four-story building at 416 E. Landry from the Diocese of Lafayette in order to train officers in all aspects of law enforcement and instruct first responders, private businesses and public bodies interested in upgrading security practices. Comeaux said he intends to spend $4 million to renovate the building, which began in the early 1960s as a downtown hotel. The facility eventually became the New Life Center, a 52-room emergency shelter run by the Catholic Services of Acadiana. By March, Comeaux said, the city will begin to see law enforcement personnel from around the country train there. “It will bring 5,000 to 10,000 customers to Opelousas in addition to others interested in receiving training,” Comeaux said. “The location of Opelousas which connects to I-49, I-10 and Highway 190 gives us great accessibility.” Comeaux told the board that his renovation project will begin as soon as the last tenant at the New Life Center has moved to other housing options. “We plan to repaint, remodel the inside, install security cameras and develop the property for how we want to teach,” he said. Comeaux said the academy will also teach private security personnel how to handle active shooter situations both indoors and on rooftops.

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  • Repairs to flooded homes on track for completion by year endRepairs to flooded homes on track for completion by year end

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Louisiana is expected to award all of its flood-rebuilding grants to homeowners by August, two years after the historic flooding. Most of the repair and reconstruction work should be completed by the end of the year. The Advocate reports that was the assessment Pat Forbes, head of the state disaster recovery office, gave to the Restore Louisiana Task Force. The housing program has three tiers: a state-selected contractor, homeowner-selected contractor or reimbursement for completed work. Forbes says the first option should be done by the end of the year. Homeowners who select their own contractors may face a longer timeline. Louisiana has distributed 4,800 awards so far, totaling $138 million, out of $1.3 billion in federal aid dedicated to homeowners. People can apply at http://www.restore.la.gov or by phone at 866-735-2001.

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  • Community members speak out on Lafayette Parish double homicide investigationCommunity members speak out on Lafayette Parish double homicide investigation

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    Lafayette News / 2 d. 17 h. 34 min. ago
  • Officer who handcuffed teacher at board meeting 'needs training,' she saysOfficer who handcuffed teacher at board meeting 'needs training,' she says

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    Lafayette News / 3 d. 8 h. 59 min. ago
  • Shared roots inspire TV news womenShared roots inspire TV news women

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  • Louisiana female lawmakers: Misconduct policies have gapsLouisiana female lawmakers: Misconduct policies have gaps

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