Erath, LA

Two Men Arrested after Woman Found Unresponsive in Lafayette

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office says that two men have been arrested in connected with a woman's death Saturday morning. Sheriff's Department Spokeswoman Valerie Ponseti says deputies were called out to the 700 block of Bonin Road Saturday morning after a report of a woman was lying in the roadway. The female was unresponsive.
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Woman shot to death overnight at Lafayette residence, police say

A woman was killed in a shooting overnight at a residence in Lafayette, police said. The shooting was reported around 1 a.m. Monday in the 600 block of Hammond Road, according to the Lafayette Police Department. Officers found a woman who had been shot several times inside of a residence.

UL Lafayette announces leadership changes in its College of Education

Dr. Nathan Roberts is ending his service as dean of the College of Education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Dr. Paula Montgomery will become the college’s interim dean until Roberts’ successor is named. She will return to UL Lafayette in her new role beginning July 1. Montgomery, the college’s former associate dean and a professor, retired from those positions in 2020.

Case That Galvanized "Heather's Law" Ends with Murder Conviction

A guilty verdict and life sentence in a murder trial last week in Crowley is refocusing attention on a Louisiana domestic violence law inspired by the case. With Heather Mouton's father and others about the change in law, the came from her tragic death. Tags. Local. Case That Galvanized "Heather's...

1 Dead, 1 Injured in Pair of Overnight Shootings in Lafayette

It was a violent end to the weekend in Lafayette as local police say one female is dead and a male is injured following two separate shootings. The first shooting was reported around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday night as officers were called out to the 400 block of Hilda Street. Police say the male suffering a non-life threatening gunshot wound after being involved in an argument with other people.

Erath High School student, Nathan Touchet recognized as Carson Scholar

The Carson Scholar Fund recognizes students who excel both academically and in humanitarian accomplishments. 547 new students from across the country were named as 2022 Carson Scholars this year. In May, these remarkable scholars and their families were recognized at exclusive film premieres across the country. “Carson Scholars: Heroes Among Us,” featured live shots of scholars demonstrating how they are using their gifts and talents to make the world a better place. Touchet attended the premiere and award night in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he was presented his medal and certificate from Dr. & Mrs. Carson. The Carson Scholars Fund, Inc. was founded in 1994 and has awarded more than 10,000 scholarships since it’s inception.