Lafayette native, David Cormier, wins the UFC Championship
Posted on 7/9/2018 2:13:00 PM.
This past Saturday at UFC 226, the UFC Championship was defending in a fight that would see the title end up in the hands of a Lafayette native, Daniel Cormier. Cormier became only the second person to hold two UFC championships simultaneously, following Connor McGregor. Cormier describes the feeling of the victory.More
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Lafayette opens first 'rage room' that allows customers to let out their frustrations
Posted on 7/9/2018 11:00:00 AM.

Got some suppressed aggression issues you need to alleviate? A new Broussard business might just be right in your wheelhouse. It’s called All The Rage, and when there, customers can destroy old computers, dishes, and almost anything else. Owner Kevin Richard says there is a myriad of weaponry to express yourself.More

All The Rage Room, Lafayette

Woman arrested for allegedly selling horse on the web without the owner's knowledge
Posted on 4/26/2018 1:12:00 PM.

A woman is under arrest for allegedly stealing a horse, and selling it for $1,000 cash on the internet. 27-year-old Sarah Broussard of Scott was booked into the Lafayette Parish Jail on the charge of Theft of Property valued over $500. Ag Commissioner Mike Strain (pictured) says the buyer had no clue the horse was stolen.

“She used a false name to identify herself and advertise to sell a horse for sale on the internet,” Strain said.
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Festival International 2018 set to kick off Wednesday in Lafayette
Posted on 4/24/2018 2:12:00 PM.
The largest international music fest in the United States begins tomorrow in Lafayette as Festival International de Louisiane starts a five-day fun that features music from over 20 countries. Marketing director Carly Viator says its free to attend.


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Powerball Jackpot winning ticket sold in Lafayette
Posted on 3/26/2018 12:41:00 PM.
For the second time in five months, a winning Powerball jackpot ticket was purchased in Louisiana. The 55-million-dollar winning ticket from Saturday’s drawing was sold at Tigers Touch Down 2 in Lafayette. Louisiana Lottery spokesperson Kimberly Chopin says Louisiana Powerball players are on a hot streak, but the Bayou State hasn’t had that many winners over the last 23 years 
"We joined Powerball back in 1995 and since then we've chalked up 17 Powerball jackpot winners," Chopin said. 
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Lost Bayou Ramblers come home to Lafayette proudly with first gramaphone
Posted on 1/30/2018 1:52:00 PM.
Members of the Lafayette Cajun band The Lost Bayou Ramblers are back in Louisiana today after a couple of days of celebrating their Grammy in New York City. “Kalenda” won the group a gramophone for Best Regional Roots Music Album.
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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.

Mark Garber, John Mowell, Juliana Brooks, Cora Garber, Lafayette

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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