SLEMCO Responds to Customer Frustration over Inflated Bills
Lafayette, LA (KPEL News) - Since January, SLEMCO customers in their south Louisiana service area have taken to social media to express their frustration over the increase they saw on their bills. They've posted pictures, like the one below, furious about the inflated amounts, doubling in some cases. SLEMCO provides...
‘Greetings from Levy Park’ music series in Crowley announces 2024 lineup
Greetings from Levy Park (GFLP) announces the lineup for its 2024 concert season, featuring an array of musical talent from across the nation.
Church Point bird cannons frustrate some homeowners but authorities say laws allow farmers to protect their crops
CHURCH POINT, La. (KADN) — Some people who live in Church Point are frustrated by an early morning wake-up call. They say farmers are using bird cannons to protect their harvest. Neighbors along Pitre Road said the loud sounds have been consistent for more than two months just before...
Three Of Louisiana’s Safest Cities Are In Acadiana
Louisiana’s a curious place. We have one of the most unique cultures in the world with great art, food and music. Louisiana, unfortunately, has one of the highest crime rates in the nation. That includes violent crime. New Orleans, for example, has the 8th highest murder rate in the nation. That being said, there are some very safe commuities in which to live in the Bayou State. Safewise recently released a list of Louisiana’s 10 safest cities. Three of them are right here in Acadiana. Broussard comes in at #5 on the list, with its small town charm. It’s a great place to raise a family. Louisiana’s 3rd safest city is also known as the Frog Capital of the world. Rayne has the benefit being a small town within easy reach of bigger cities like Lafayette. Jennings is the Bayou State’s 2nd safest city, very little crime, and a showcase of Cajun Culture. What’s Louisiana’s safest city, according to FBI statistics? that would be Baker. To view the top ten list, click here: https://a-z-animals.com/blog/discover-safest-places-to-live-in-louisiana/
Fighting fires to fighting for his life: How one firefighter battles adversity
Brad David has lived in Kaplan his entire life. An avid runner, fires weren’t the only thing Brad was battling. In May 2023, Brad was diagnosed with an aggressive rare form of Leukemia.
Child dies following 4-wheeler incident, Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office investigating
This is an ongoing investigation. More information will be shared when made available.
SOWLEA Spotlight: School of Nursing and Allied Health
LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The the U.S., nursing and healthcare professions are facing shortages in every state. But SOWELA’s School of Nursing can prepare students for a job that pays well and is in high demand. We spoke with Kristine Stout this morning about the programs SOWELA offers to take your career in nursing to the next level.
Church Point police trying to identify 3 teens wanted in string of vehicle burglaries
CHURCH POINT, La. — The Church Point Police Department is asking for the public's help in solving several vehicle burglaries that happened late Thursday, Feb. 22 and early Friday, Feb. 23.
SOWELA Offering Short-term Training in Jennings, Free OSHA 10 Certification
The trainings, set for March, offer the chance for participants to earn certifications they can use to get a job.
Craving Pizza in Abbeville? Here are 4 You Need to Try!
This piece presents a rundown of four must-try pizzerias in Abbeville. If you've had the pleasure of tasting their offerings, we'd love to hear your feedback in the comments section below.
Lafayette attorney accused of theft turns himself in
Accused attorney Jade Andrus turned himself into the Acadia Parish Jail after a warrant for his arrest was issued by the Crowley Police Department. Jade is facing multiple charges, including theft.
Dog rescuer says she was wrongfully arrested, deputy unlawfully removed dog from her care
She's now battling the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office and the 15th Judicial District Attorney's Office to have her charges dropped and get the dog back.
Water boil advisory issued for Basile after crew hits water main
A fiber-boring crew in the town of Basile hit a 4" water main along Savoy Street, prompting a water boil advisory for all town water customers, officials said.
Acadia Parish 4-H Youth Development Program Seeks New Assistant/Associate Extension Agent
The Acadia Extension Office in Crowley, Louisiana, is hiring an Assistant/Associate Extension Agent for its 4-H Youth Development Program. The program serves over 57,000 residents in Acadia Parish. It includes 25 school clubs, 3 community clubs, and 2 after-school clubs. Currently, it engages over 1165 youth members, which is 13% of the potential audience. The program also works with around 160 adult and youth volunteers. Its main project areas are livestock and shooting sports.
Child dies in ATV crash
Acadia Sheriff's deputies are investigating the crash, which happened Wednesday evening; the child died at a local hospital.
Proposed school merge put on pause for 2024-2025
Vermilion Parish Superintendent Tommy Byler proposed a plan that would combine two Abbeville elementary schools. He has decided to put this project on pause until he conducts further research.
Longville, February 29 High School Softball🥎 Game Notice
The Kaplan High School softball team will have a game with South Beauregard High School on February 29, 2024, 17:00:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
Church Point girls basketball to play in first state semifinal in school history
The Church Point girls basketball team looks to do something they have not done in school history, make a state final.
Sunset fire destroys mobile home; grass fire burns in Duson
(KADN) — It was a busy weekend for some firefighters in Acadiana. Crews battled blazes in both Sunset and Duson on Saturday, Feb. 24.
Heart of Louisiana: Savoy music
EUNICE, La. (WVUE) - A strong family tradition of Cajun music began nearly 60 years ago in the city of Eunice. That’s when Marc Savoy, an accordion maker, began hosting weekly jam sessions. And that tradition is stronger than ever today, as Dave McNamara reports in his 600th story from the Heart of Louisiana.