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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Lafayette flood victims waiting for answers about recovery aid
Posted on 9/29/2016 11:56:00 AM.

Congress has approved $400 million for flood recovery efforts in Louisiana, but when that money will be available to flood victims is still up in the air. Lafayette City-Parish president Joel Robideaux says people are looking for answers, and that’s something local officials can’t give them right now.
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Lafayette man pleads guilty to 2015 fiery crash that killed one and injured three
Posted on 7/26/2016 12:19:00 PM.

The man responsible for last year’s Mardi Gras crash in Lafayette that killed one woman and left three others injured has pled guilty to one count of vehicular homicide and three counts of vehicular injury. 25-year-old Bryce Chapman was driving drunk at over 100 miles per hour and struck Carol Richard’s vehicle. First Assistant District Attorney Daniel Landry says Richard was just on her way home from the grocery store.
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House-approved sanctuary city bill dies in Senate committee
Posted on 5/24/2016 12:16:00 PM.

A House-approved bill that would punish so-called sanctuary cities by making it difficult for them to borrow money for construction projects was defeated in a Senate committee. The legislation was designed to force New Orleans and Lafayette to follow federal immigration laws. New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison spoke out against the bill.
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