Punishment Handed Down to Convicted Felon from Opelousas Caught at Lafayette Gas Station with Stolen Firearm
LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL News) - A convicted felon from Opelousas will spend the next decade behind bars after he tried to drive away from Lafayette Police who caught him passed out in a parked vehicle near a fuel pump at a local RaceTrac gas station. On July 12, 2022, Lafayette...
David Schultz Departs 103.3 The Goat
103.3 The Goat afternoon host David Schultz has departed the Lafayette, Louisiana sports station. Schultz returned to the Lafayette market in April after departing his Program Director role 105.5 WNSP in February. In a post to X, Schultz revealed the news, saying that his position was eliminated. “Thanks to Bruce...
Warming Up Today; Storm Threat Thursday
We'll see warming temperatures later today but storms return to the area Thursday with possible severe weather in the afternoon.
Magnolia Water customers in Lafayette Parish balk at massive rate hike
Some Lafayette Parish residents who are sewage customers of Magnolia Water Utility Operating Company were shocked to see their rates skyrocket over the past month, some increasing 100%. More than 150 Magnolia wastewater and water customers peppered company representatives and Louisiana Public Service Commission members for answers and demanded lower...
DCFS urges immediate PIN change amid skimming device discovery
The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is urging all EBT cardholders to immediately change their PIN.
A Morning in Lafayette: 5 Must-Try Breakfast and Brunch Experiences
In this piece, we explore five delightful breakfast and brunch spots in Lafayette. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!
Home destroyed, resident burned in Duson fire
DUSON, La. -- On Saturday at 10:23 AM, Scott Fire Department was dispatched to the 400 block of Stanwell Ave. for a residential fire. Upon arrival, firefighters observed heavy fire emitting from the roof of the home. Firefighters entered the structure to bring the fire under control. However, were forced...
Noël à Broussard returns to the city's downtown
Noël à Broussard takes place Saturday from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. courtesy of the Broussard Chamber of Commerce. The free event begins with a vendor market, reindeer games, face painting, and more.
GMA Cool Schools: Lafayette's First Baptist Christian School
Students recently worked on innovative STEM projects focusing on natural resources. The tenth grade biology students demonstrated engineering skills by building water filtration systems.
6 Stops for Coca-Cola Christmas Caravan and Santa’s Lighted Truck in South Louisiana
Lafayette, LA (KPEL News) - The Coca-Cola Christmas Caravan featuring the lighted truck is only making 6 stops in south Louisiana this year. It makes its first stop in Mamou Tuesday night and moves on after a visit to Scott on Thursday. If you've never been a part of the...
Argument ends in gunfire near Lafayette High School: Man critically wounded, another arrested for attempted murder
Update: Lafayette, LA – The Lafayette Police Department has made an arrest in connection with the shooting that occurred earlier today at the 200 block of Felicie Drive. James Guillory, 45, from Lafayette, LA has been arrested and charged with one count of attempted 2nd degree murder. James Guillory has been booked into LPCC for the aforementioned criminal charge.
Nightly lane closures to begin soon as I-10 Widening Project heats up
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Drivers will soon begin to notice some lane closures on I-10 Westbound for a few days, which is all a part of that massive I-10 Widening Project. While preparations have been going on for a while, this is really the first time drivers will see a big impact.
The Haunting Legend of Egan's Railroad Tracks: Ghostly Children and Phantom Rescues
Nestled in the heart of Egan, an eerie legend whispers among the historic railroad tracks, telling of a ghostly spectacle where the innocent spirits of a tragic accident are said to linger. The story of a doomed school bus and its young passengers meeting their end on these tracks has become a spine-chilling attraction for supernatural enthusiasts and curious visitors. Despite no historical records to validate the tale, the legend persists, with reports of phantom children pushing stranded vehicles to safety and eerie handprints appearing on cars dusted with baby powder.
Holiday Festivities In Lafayette This Weekend
The Christmas season is here! Join the celebration in downtown Lafayette this weekend. The 4th annual Merry & Bright Holiday Series will feature several family friendly events, produced by Downtown Lafayette Unlimited. Things get underway Friday with the Lighting of the Tree Concert. The free event will be in Parc...
This longtime Lafayette pizzeria is making a comeback, set to reopen with new owners
BJ’s Pizza House is making a comeback. The longtime Lafayette pizzeria along Congress Street that had a warm send off when it closed in June is apparently going to reopen under different owners. It’s not known who the owners are. Other reports have not identified who is taking over...
Lafayette, Louisiana Kicking Off Holiday Season With Tree Lighting, Parade and More
The Christmas holidays are here and if you visit downtown Lafayette this weekend you will get a full dose of it. The 4th annual Merry & Bright Holiday Series, produced by Downtown Lafayette Unlimited, will feature a multitude of family-friendly holiday events in the heart of the city. Here is...
2 hospitalized in serious condition after box truck crash in Scott
SCOTT, La. -- On Friday (11/24/23) at 6:01 PM Scott Fire Department was dispatched to major vehicle accident with entrapment in the 200 block of Andres Road. Upon arrival, firefighters a observed commercial box truck left the roadway, struck a tree. and came to rest between two trees. The passenger...
Celebrating Our Heritage: Mardi Gras and Carnival Traditions in Lafayette and Acadiana
South Louisiana is known for Mardi Gras, a large free event. This event begins before the start of Lent and lasts several weeks in winter. It takes place in Lafayette and the Acadiana region, starting on January 6, the Twelfth Night of Christmas, and ending on Mardi Gras, the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. This tradition, which started in Europe and continues in Catholic South Louisiana, celebrates both the Epiphany of Christmas and the beginning of Lent. The Catholic Church approved Mardi Gras as a time of feasting before the fasting of Lent.
Jingle All the Way to Downtown Lafayette: Sonic Christmas Parade and Christmas Carnival Await!
🎉🎄🎅 Attention, attention, my dear friends! 🎅🎄🎉. I have some exciting news to share with you today! 📢🎉 Are you ready for a jolly good time? 🎉 Well then, mark your calendars for the upcoming Sonic Christmas Parade in downtown Lafayette! 🎅🚶♀️🎶
Lafayette firefighters help children receive coats, toys, more gifts
One hundred local kids are getting what they need for this winter at the annual Shop with a Firefighter event. Each child will get $200 at the Meijer in Lafayette for a coat, gloves, hats, and even a toy. This year, the firefighters are helping 20 more families than in...