Ex-Lafayette doctor convicted of injecting former mistress with HIV-tainted blood dies
A former Lafayette doctor convicted in 1998 of attempted murder for injecting his former mistress with HIV-tainted blood has died. Ken Pastorick, spokesperson for the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, confirmed that Richard J. Schmidt, 74, died at a Baton Rouge hospital Feb. 12. Schmidt was still in Department of Corrections custody at the time of his death, serving a 50-year sentence at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel, Pastorick said.
SMILE Community Action Agency discovering fraud in rental assistance applications
LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) The CEO of Smile Community Action Agency says he will take action against any applicant who submits a fraudulent application to get financial help. Craig Mathews says he has a caseload of individuals who have been indicted and are being prosecuted. He says in addition to tenants submitting false information, they […]
Thieves take hearse from Syrie Funeral home for joy ride; leave it abandoned in field
LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — A gray, Chevrolet Surburban hearse stolen from Syrie Funeral home Monday night was recovered Tuesday abandoned in a field. The incident happened around 9pm Monday, according to funeral home director Bryan Syrie. He said the thieves broke into the funeral home garage and stole the Surburban, then fled the area. Syrie […]
Ella Goodie case turned over to Calcasieu D.A.’s Office
The case of Ella Goodie, the Scott woman who has been missing for over a year, has been turned over to the Calcasieu District Attorney’s Office.
Do you know where your children are? Abbeville city council unanimously approves new curfew
In a unanimous vote, the Abbeville city council has approved a curfew change for minors under 18 and has set a minimum fine for parents or guardians if they do not comply.
CYNTHIA BLACKWELL MAZE
Cynthia Blackwell Maze, 78, a native of Morgan City and resident of Lafayette, died Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at Ochsner Lafayette General. Visitation was Saturday at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in Morgan City. Burial followed in Morgan City Cemetery. She is survived by two daughters, Zenobia Ladeay and LaKeta Solomon,...
Early-morning crash closes part of Camellia Blvd.
UPDATE, 9:45 a.m.: All lanes of Camellia Boulevard have been reopened and traffic flow returned to normal. ORIGINAL: LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — Lafayette Police are currently on the scene of a single vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on the 1400 block of Camellia Boulevard near Starling Lane. This crash occurred at approximately 8 a.m. today. […]
UPDATE: All lanes of Camellia Boulevard are open after pedestrian hit
The 90-year-old victim sustained a serious leg injury and was transported to a local hospital; police say he's listed in stable condition.
Thieves Steal Suburban Hearse from Lafayette Funeral Home, Leave it Abandoned in Field on Empty
A Suburban hearse was recovered on Tuesday (Mar. 21) after being stolen from a local Lafayette funeral home. On Monday night, Syrie Funeral Home mortician, Eugene J. Sonnier II posted an update on his Facebook page asking for the public's help to track down a suburban that had reportedly been stolen from the funeral home.
Negotiations to buy land for NE Lafayette library fail; search on for new site
Negotiations have broken down with the owners of property on Louisiana Avenue that was selected as the site for a new Northeast Regional Library, leaving officials looking at other sites, including the former Holy Rosary Institute. The Lafayette Parish Library Board of Control in August voted to accept a proposal...
Rhythms on the River begins spring concert lineup
Rhythms on the River has been a Lafayette staple for the past 22 years.
Republic Services grant to benefit 100 Black Men of Lafayette
The charitable foundation for Republic Services will award one of its 2023 National Neighborhood Promise grants to Lafayette Habitat for Humanity that will support the local chapter of 100 Black Men. The Republic Services Charitable Foundation announced the 12 organizations across the country to receive a combined $2.5 million in...
Former Arnaudville Police Chief Eddy LeCompte dies at 74
Former Arnaudville Chief of Police, Eddy LeCompte, passed away March 21.
Acadian settlers had a curious name for the Broussard region: Côte Gelée, or Frozen Hills
Long before Broussard became home to oil field service companies along U.S. 90, early Acadian settlers had an intriguing name for the region: Côte Gelée, which means Frozen Hills or Frozen Coast. Present-day Broussard isn't exactly known for its blistery winters, scenic coastline or rolling hills. Yet during...
Intoxicated, half-naked man from Scott arrested after police chase
PINEVILLE, La. (KLFY) — A Scott man discovered naked from the waist down following a police chase near Pineville has been arrested on numerous charges including operating a vehicle while intoxicated, 4th offense. According to Pineville police, the incident happened Sunday. Duane Boudreaux, 67, was driving a white Chevrolet truck swerving into oncoming traffic in […]
Lafayette, Louisiana Police Say a Pedestrian Was Injured on Camellia Blvd
Officials with the Lafayette Police Department say a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Camellia Boulevard near Starling Lane Wednesday morning. Police department spokesman Jace Quebedeaux says they are still at the scene of the crash. He says that both lanes of Camellia Blvd heading towards Kaliste Saloom were closed right for a while, but now they lanes are open.
CAJUNS GAMER: Brock launches Louisiana to run-rule win
Louisiana opened their second consecutive five-game week with an in-state matchup against Grambling tonight. Julian Brock had six RBIs and the Cajuns held the Tigers to just two hits in the contest en route to a 13-1 win. HOW IT HAPPENED:. Sam Hill didn’t have the greatest start on the...
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