Funeral services for Judge Kaliste Saloom Jr. announced
Posted on 12/4/2017 5:02:00 PM.

Funeral arrangements have been set for a Lafayette icon. 99-year-old Judge Kaliste Joseph Saloom Jr. died over the weekend. Not only did he serve as a city court judge, he was a graduate of UL-Lafayette and visionary for Acadiana. UL-Lafayette President Joe Savoie says they not only lost someone who helped Lafayette reach it’s potential, he was a walking encyclopedia on all things Ragin' Cajuns…


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Lafayette Sheriff's daughter, babysitter found safe after getting lost in canoe
Posted on 9/5/2017 10:48:00 AM.

The daughter and babysitter of Lafayette Sheriff Mark Garber have been found safe after the two went missing in a canoe overnight. John Mowell with the sheriff’s office says the 21-year-old Juliana Brooks took 7-year-old Cora Garber canoeing in the sheriff’s pond, which is adjacent to a swamp.
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Construction jobs keep growing in Louisiana
Posted on 9/3/2017 4:57:00 PM.
By Jeff Palermo
Based on data from the Louisiana Workforce Commission, 1.9 million people have a jobs in this state. That's an increase of 12,000 from a year ago. LSU economist Dr. Loren Scott says because of an industrial boom in Lake Charles and Baton Rouge, the construction sector is doing well.
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Smoking now banned in Lafayette bars
Posted on 8/1/2017 11:51:00 AM.

As of today, smoking is no longer permitted in Lafayette bars. Robin McMillan owns McMillan’s Pub in Lafayette, and she’s afraid the new ordinance will affect her business since about 80 percent of her patrons are smokers. She says they may start going to other bars because the smoking ban is only within the city limits.
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Lafayette clothing line caters to 'Short and Fat' men
Posted on 7/26/2017 5:49:00 AM.

A new startup out of Lafayette called Short and Fat offers more clothing options to men with a different build. Co-founder Jeff Martin says men who are “vertically challenged and horizontally blessed” have to resort to shopping at big and tall stores.
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Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off gets underway in Lafayette
Posted on 6/20/2017 4:17:00 AM.

The 10th annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off gets underway today at the CajunDome in Lafayette. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says this is a great way to showcase the fresh seafood of the Bayou State. He says a dozen Louisiana chefs will compete in the cook-off.
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LaFourche Parish cops looking for 21-year-old man accused of stalking ex in her attic
Posted on 5/23/2017 1:16:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Authorities in Lafourche Parish are looking for a man who is facing several charges amid allegations including living in the attic of his ex-girlfriend for a period of time while stalking her. Sheriff's Office spokesman, Lt. Brennan Matherne, says cops responded to the home in reference to a disturbance involving 21-year-old Taylor Broussard.
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Waitr moves into new Lafayette facility
Posted on 5/12/2017 11:06:00 AM.

Waitr is growing its presence in Lafayette, as the fast growing food delivery app is opening its own permanent facility. Waitr CEO Chris Meaux says moving into their own facility will create new jobs in the Lafayette area.
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Festival International de Louisiane underway in Lafayette
Posted on 4/27/2017 6:00:00 AM.

The Festival International de Louisiane is underway in Lafayette, and festivalgoers are lining up to enjoy the festivities from all over the world. Kelly Strenge with the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Bureau says there will be entertainers from as far away as Europe and Africa.
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Festival International de Louisiane announces new corporate sponsors
Posted on 1/19/2017 3:07:00 AM.

The Festival International de Louisiane has new corporate sponsors to keep the annual international music festival in Lafayette alive. Executive Director Scott Feehan says they have to raise over one-million dollars every year. He says one third of that cost comes from corporate donors, and over a month ago they didn’t have any sponsors.
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