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Stories with place: Lafayette
  • Former Lafayette superintendent's lawsuit heads to court 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 7:14 am

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - A hearing about whether to throw out former Lafayette Parish Superintendent Pat Cooper's breach-of-contract claim for damages is scheduled Sept. 8.

  • The Latest: Dash camera shows first officer racing to scene 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 5:04 pm

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The latest on the shooting at a Louisiana movie theater in which a gunman killed two people and then himself (all times local):

  • Spring tax vote likely for Lafayette Parish schools 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 8:22 am

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Lafayette Parish School System will likely seek taxpayer approval for a property tax next spring. The funds would be used to close the gap on more than a billion dollars in system-wide facility needs.

  • Man wanted in Lafayette murder killed in police shootout 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 7:58 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Baton Rouge police say a 37-year-old Morgan City man wanted in a shooting death in Lafayette died in a shootout with police.

  • Correction: Movie Theater Shooting-Car story story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 11:34 am

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - In a story July 28 about the Louisiana movie theater shooting, The Associated Press misspelled the gunman's middle name. His name is John Russell Houser, not Russel.

  • Grading changes proposed for Lafayette board consideration 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 10:11 am

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Lafayette Parish School Board will consider changes to its high school grading practices at its Aug. 5 meeting as part of recommendations to update the pupil progression plan.

  • Home Bancorp profit rises in second quarter 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 10:49 am

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Lafayette-based Home Bancorp Inc. reported its second-quarter profit rose slightly to $2.8 million, or 41 cents per share, an increase of $87,000, or 1 cent per share, over the same period last year.

  • MidSouth Bancorp beats Wall Street forecast 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 6:58 am

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - MidSouth Bancorp Inc.'s second-quarter profit climbed to $4.9 million, or 42 cents per share, from $3.9 million, or 34 cents per share, a year ago.

  • Myrtle man dies in Lafayette County crash 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 6:13 am

    OXFORD, Mississippi - Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a fatal one car crash in Lafayette County.

  • Correction: Movie Theater Shooting-Timeline story 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 5:55 pm

    In a timeline of the life of Louisiana movie theater gunman John Russell Houser, The Associated Press, relying on court filings his family's lawyer submitted to obtain a protective order against him in 2008, reported erroneously that a Carroll County probate judge ordered him committed involuntarily to a mental hospital. Judge Betty Cason says her order was limited to ordering deputies to deliver Houser against his will if necessary to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.

  • United to end its direct Lafayette-to-Denver flights 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 7:01 am

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - United Airlines on Oct. 23 will discontinue its Lafayette-Denver direct flights, which opened in August to accommodate leisure travelers and Acadiana's oil and gas personnel working in Colorado.

  • Jindal orders flags at La. buildings to half-staff 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 4:19 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered that flags at state government buildings be flown at half-staff in a show of respect for victims of a shooting in a Lafayette movie theater.

  • 13-month sentence draws ire of manslaughter victim's parents 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 5:15 pm

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - A man who fatally shot a teenager in 2013 has been sentenced to 13 months in prison - a sentence that drew criticism from the dead teen's parents.

  • Lafayette charter schools submit budgets for approval 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 7:59 am

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Lafayette Charter Foundation board meets Thursday to adopt the budgets for the two schools it oversees that are managed by Charter Schools USA.

  • 2 Louisiana-Lafayette football players dismissed from team 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 6:50 am

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - University of Louisiana at Lafayette football coach Mark Hudspeth says defensive lineman Marquis White and receiver C.J. Bates have been dismissed from the program.

  • ULL coach: Don't expect quick decision on starting QB 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 6:48 am

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Louisiana-Lafayette football team's preseason practice starts in just under two weeks, but don't expect coach Mark Hudspeth to make a quick decision about his starting quarterback.

  • New Iberia man pleads in woman's 2008 strangulation death 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 4:14 am

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - A New Iberia man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the 2008 cold-case strangulation of 61-year-old Judy Blanchard Landry.

  • Louisiana oil, gas jobs continued slide in June 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 4:05 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Oil and gas jobs in Louisiana have continued to plummet in the state, sinking to their lowest levels in almost a decade.

  • La.-Lafayette extends baseball coach Robichaux 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 2:57 pm

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Louisiana-Lafayette Athletic Director Scott Farmer says baseball coach Tony Robichaux has agreed on a multi-year contract extension with the school.

  • 1 day in jail, fine for ex-deputy who struck handcuffed man 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 6:31 am

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The U.S. Attorney in Lafayette says a former Iberia Parish sheriff's deputy faces one day in jail for a civil rights conviction.

  • Lafayette sees retail sales slump in May 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 11:26 am

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Lafayette Parish retail sales were down by 9 percent in May 2015 compared with May 2014. It's a dip local economic development officials blame on weak oil prices slowing activity in the oil patch.

  • Youngsville considers ways to pay for infrastructure 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 11:22 am

    YOUNGSVILLE, Louisiana - Officials are debating whether to levy a fee for each new residential permit issued in Youngsville that would generate income needed to maintain infrastructure in the coming years.

  • Demolition of 3 buildings on UL-Lafayette campus begins 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 4:05 pm

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The demolition of three buildings on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's campus will make way for new green space next to the new Student Union and Cypress Lake.

  • Operation manager pleads to pollutants dumping 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 8:28 am

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - An oilfield production company employee has pleaded guilty to dumping polluted water into the West Cote Blanche Bay.

  • Banks seeks foreclosure sale on Moreno development 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 4:31 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A New York bank wants to auction the site of the proposed River District mixed-use development and additional real estate in New Iberia to collect $58.4 million it alleges it is owed by Lafayette businessman Michel Moreno.