Opelousas, LA

This popular Louisiana chain restaurant to be next business to open in area by Costco

A Louisiana-based fast casual restaurant is the latest business that will open in the property next to Costco in south Lafayette. Smalls Sliders, started by one of the founders of Walk-On’s and backed by longtime Saints quarterback Drew Brees, will open on property near the intersection of Ambassador Caffery Parkway and Creek Farm Road in the development next to the Costco-anchored Ambassador Town Center shopping center. The store will be near the site Dave & Busters is targeting to open a Lafayette store.
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Lower speed limits, stiffer fines in effect for Atchafalaya bridge

Lower speed limits are now in effect – along with higher fines – for the stretch of Interstate 10 along the Atchafalaya Basin twin span. Signs along the 18-mile corridor between Ramah in Iberville Parish and St. Martin Parish near Henderson are part of a three-phase process, in response to Senate Bill 435/ACT 426 that established the Atchafalalya Basin Bridge as a highway safety corridor.

Expungement and Reentry Events Tripled Statewide to Honor Black August

New Orleans, LA. – The Justice & Accountability Center (JAC), a legal service, policy advocacy, and public education organization helping people recover from the criminal legal system, announces eleven events to honor Black August. Originating in the prison system during the 1970’s, Black August is a time for those committed to full liberation of Black people to reflect upon, and recommit to, dismantling oppression.

Cafe Josephine proves that simplicity can still mean amazing flavors

SUNSET, La. (KLFY) — Chef Troy from Cafe Josephine in Sunset was this morning’s guest in the Acadiana Eats Kitchen, showing Gerald Gruenig some of his signature dishes — all available daily. Below, you can see Chef Troy serve up eggplant dressing with smoked duck breast, crab...

Breaux Bridge mother, son shot and injured during dispute with group of juveniles

A Breaux Bridge woman and her son were shot and injured following a dispute with a group of juveniles Monday, the Breaux Bridge Police Department said. The shooting happened in the area of Railroad extension off Dorset Street around 7 p.m. Monday. There was a dispute involving the woman, her child and a group of juveniles when guns were pulled and shots were fired. The woman and her son were both struck in the leg and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Breaux Bridge Police Chief Rollie Cantu said.

Helifab obtains FAA approval for Bell 206L series and 407 utility litter with increased max weight

Estimated reading time 1 minute, 34 seconds. Helifab, headquartered in Broussard, Louisiana, has received FAA approval for increased maximum weight of its utility litter in its Bell 206L series and 407 EMS interior STC. The utility litter allows for transportation of neonatal isolettes and other medical equipment up to a maximum certificated weight of 240 lb.

‘Cajundome City’: Premiere set for documentary on Hurricane Katrina mega-shelter

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – UL Lafayette’s LITE Center will premiere ‘Cajundome City’, a documentary of the venue serving as a shelter after Hurricane Katrina. In 2005, Louisiana shelters filled with evacuees had to turn away bus load after bus load of people. Then-Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco looked to the Cajundome for help.

BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet ending touring but will keep making Cajun music

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, the most widely traveled and famous Cajun-French band, has launched its final tour. However absolute that sounds, the celebratory trek isn’t BeauSoleil’s last hurrah. The band will continue to perform and, if the muse strikes, record. “We’ll play music,” singer, fiddler and bandleader Michael...