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Located on the West Gulf Coastal Plain, the Vermilion River runs through its center. The city's economy was primarily based on agriculture until the 1940s, when the petroleum and natural gas industry became dominant. Lafayette is the center of the Cajun culture in Louisiana and the U.S. Lafayette has a strong tourism industry because of the Cajun and Creole cultures of the surrounding region.

Population: 113656
Local Newspapers: The Daily Advertiser
Local Sports Teams: University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Ragin' Cajuns)
Local Colleges: University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Zip Codes associated with lafayette, louisiana: 70501 70503 70506 70507 70508 70520 70529 70583
Towns/Cities near lafayette, louisiana : Breaux Bridge Carencro Scott Broussard Youngsville St Martinville Duson Opelousas

Lafayette News
Lafayette developer starts demolition of restaurant building for Baton Rouge hotel

A crew demolishes the former Derek Chang's Koto at 2562 Citiplace Court to make way for a 119-room Tru by Hilton hotel planned by Lafayette hotel develop Jay Patel. A crew demolishes the former Derek Chang's Koto at 2562 Citiplace Court to make way for a 119-room Tru by Hilton hotel planned by Lafayette hotel develop Jay Patel.

Iberiabank reports higher quarterly profit on cost control, rising rates

Iberiabank in Lafayette, La., reported higher quarterly profit that reflected cost control and a lift from short-term interest rates.

Louisiana's 'unacceptable' infrastructure score fuels gas tax increase

The report card graded 11 areas of infrastructure in Louisiana. The overall grade for the state was a D+, matching the national score.

Who to see and what to eat at the 2017 Festival International in downtown Lafayette

A scene from the 2016 Festival International; the event features food, music, and arts markets, bringing thousands upon thousands to the downtown Lafayette area. Dengue Fever performs at 9:30 p.m. Friday on the ScA ne TV5Monde stage and at 4 p.m. Saturday ScA ne Laborde Earles Fais Do Do stage at Festival International.

Acadianaa s hidden history: St. Johna s Cemetery

St. John's Cemetery is the resting place of about 250,000 of Acadiana's ancestors, and the history that's buried right here is what laid the foundation of the Acadiana we know today. "These people have laid the foundation for us and without them and their sacrifices we might not be where we are today," Brady Leblanc said.

Lafayette mayor-president gives no smoking ordinance final approval

Members of the Lafayette City-Parish Council and Tobacco Free Living gathered in the atrium of city hall as the No Smoking For years it was simply an idea in the city of Lafayette, but with the stroke of about 15 pens, Mayor-President Joel Robideaux gave his approval to the No Smoking Ordinance. For souvenir purposes, the mayor-president signed the ordinance with multiple pens.

Novosad Gets a Long-Term Deal With Cumulus

Bobby Novosad has a new deal as Brand Manager and Morning Show Host at KSMB-FM in Lafayette, LA. Novosad joined KSMB in 1984.

Jazz Fest broadcast preview: Lil Buck Sinegal

We're coming to you all weekend long from Jazz Fest 2017! Here's a preview of one of our scheduled broadcasts for Sunday, April 30: Lil Buck Sinegal Blues Band with special guest Barbara Lynn. Lil' Buck Sinegal, "Master of the Stratocaster," from Lafayette, Louisiana, is the guy Eric Clapton says is the best blues guitarist alive.

Nazi-Looted Painting Returns to Paris Almost 80 Years After Theft

An impressionist painting that the Nazis stole from a bank vault almost 80 years ago has returned to Paris. The work by Camille Pissarro will soon go on display at the MusA©e d'Orsay, marking the end of a years-long legal battle between a French Holocaust survivor and billionaire, and the University of Oklahoma.Pissarro's BergA re Rentrant des Moutons, or Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep, arrived at the museum in Paris on April 20, more than a year after LA©one Meyer settled a lawsuit with the university.


LAFAYETTE, La. Due to impending weather in the Lafayette area on Wednesday night, the midweek tilt scheduled for April 26 at Russo Park between the No.

Downtown Lafayette takes center stage for annual Festival International de Louisiane

Keith Richards, left, and Julia Samson get in the spirit as Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie take the stage at Scene Fais Do Do to kick of Festival International de Louisiane on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in downtown Lafayette. Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie take the stage at Scene Fais Do Do to kick of Festival International de Louisiane on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in downtown Lafayette.

Arrest made in fatal Lafayette shooting

According to a spokesman for the Lafayette Police Department, on Wednesday, April 26, at 2:30 p.m., officers arrested Quinton Jamal Benjamin on the charge of second degree murder for the fatal shooting of 42-year-old Ray Cudges, of Duson. Benjamin shot and killed Cudges around 9:30 a.m. at Auto Rental Etc.

Suspect in fatal Pinhook Road shooting arrested in Jennings

Police say the man wanted in yesterday's fatal shooting on Pinhook Road in Lafayette was arrested this afternoon in at a motel in Jennings. Cpl. Karl Ratcliff said Quinton Jamal Benjamin, 27, was arrested on the charge of second-degree murder for the death of Ray Cudges, 42, of Duson.

Lafayette Parish deputy arrested on drugs, malfeasance charges

The sheriff's office says 52-year-old Jonathan Fremin of Lafayette faces charges of malfeasance in office, criminal conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal facility and possession with intent to distribute Schedule III narcotics. Multiple media outlets report Fremin was arrested Monday.

Cardinal of the Archdiocese of New York postpones Lafayette visit due to illness

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, of the Archdiocese of New York, will be postponing today's scheduled to Lafayette due to an illness, according to the Diocese of Lafayette.

How Canada's loss became Louisiana's gain

The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing 300 for 300 project, running through 2018 and highlighting the moments and people that connect and inspire us. Today, the series continues with the expulsion of the French-speaking Acadians from present-day Nova Scotia.

Home Bancorp's first-quarter profit swells to $5 million

Lafayette-based Home Bancorp Inc. reported its first-quarter profit climbed to $5 million, or 69 cents per share, compared to $3.3 million, or 47 cents per share a year ago. The 2017 results included an after-tax gain of $247,000 from selling a branch, while the 2016 results included $398,000 in after-tax expenses related to the acquisition of Louisiana Bancorp Inc. Home Bancorp is the parent company of Home Bank N.A. President and Chief Executive Officer John W. Bordelon said the company improved results although economic growth has been muted in Louisiana and Mississippi.

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