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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
New principals picked in Jeff Davis Parish

Jennings High School, Lake Arthur Elementary School, Elton Elementary School and Fenton Elementary School will see new leadership as they welcome in new principals for the 2017-18 school year. The principals at Elton Elementary and Lake Arthur Elementary will retire at the end of the school year.

UL to offer state's first informatics master's

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will offer the state's first master's degree in informatics starting next year. The Louisiana Board of Regents approved the new graduate program in the School of Computing and Informatics during its May 22 meeting.

Angelle Named Director of BSEE

Former Louisiana state official Scott A. Angelle will head-up the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement . As part of the Department of the Interior, BSEE fosters safe and responsible energy production on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf through regulatory oversight of oil and gas operations.

Police: fifth teen arrested in vehicle burglaries

Youngsville Police arrested the fifth suspect Friday who is accused of running through a Youngsville subdivision, looking for unlocked cars to burgle. Darius Quintrel Boudreaux, 17, turned himself into the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office on Friday, Youngsville Chief Rickey Boudreaux said.

Cajuns Fall in Regional Championship, LSU on to Super Regional

In a Regional plagued by weather delays, Louisiana Softball's season has come to an end after a 5-1 loss to LSU. The Tigers advance to The Tallahassee Regional where they take on host team Florida State next weekend.

The Daiquiri Factory: The Nation's First Drive Through Daiquiri

A small used car dealership sits there almost unnoticed along the hustle and bustle of Johnston Street in the center of Lafayette but that wasn't always the case. It was there on that little patch of land that a kid from Ruston, Louisiana would change how we celebrate and almost overnight changing the landscape of Louisiana's culture.

New apartments spur downtown population growth

Beauregard Quarters apartments are under construction downtown at America and Napoleon Streets. The population of downtown Baton Rouge has increased by 5 percent over the past year, thanks to an increase in new apartment developments.

Caffery Gallery shows work by Ben Peabody and Bruce Schultz

The works of artist Ben Peabody, of Baton Rouge, and photographer Bruce Schultz, of Lafayette, are on exhibit at Caffery Gallery, 4016 Government St., Baton Rouge. Peabody's colorful contemporary assemblages are juxtaposed with Schultz's tonal photographs that evoke an era from the early days of photography.

Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette area People in Business for May 21, 2017

She was curriculum specialist, developing adult learning training courses to meet the needs of the target audience, for the National Center for Biomedical Research & Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education at LSU. She served as senior manager of conference education for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America from 2007 through 2013, when she moved to Baton Rouge.

Lafayette triplets graduate high school together

Earlier today it was Comeaux High's held it's senior graduation and one parent in the audience of that graduating class had to do three times the amount of cheering as she watch her triplet sons cross the stage. "I've been waiting for this day for so long, just thank God that I made it and they made it.

Two hero firefighters in Jeanerette rush wife of crash victim to hospital in personal vehicle

JEANERETTE, La. Two volunteer firefighters from the Jeanerette and St. Mary Parish District 11 fire station are being hailed as heroes today after they rushed a woman to a Lafayette hospital to be by her husband's bedside.

On the area arts and cultural scene

Baton Rouge youth poet laureates Brittany Marshall and Jolie Gilbert will release their debut collections at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive, at a reading hosted by nonprofit Forward Arts, Inc. The two were chosen as the city's inaugural youth poet laureates in 2016. The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St., opens a 50-year retrospective of local printmaker Jim Jeansonne with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, in its Firehouse Gallery.

Camp Bow Wow's Mutt Strut happening in Downtown Lafayette

Going on until 2 p.m., the event welcomes participants and attendees to join in on Camp Bow Wow's first annual novelty dog show. There are fifteen different categories for entry as our four-legged friends compete for coveted titles, such as 'Cutest Puppy' and 'Best Senior.'

Lafayette Mayor-President addresses financial concerns after annual audit

Lafayette, La. (KLFY- In response to a comment made during the presentation of the Lafayette City Government's annual audit, Mayor-President Joel Robideaux says that Lafayette Parish is not facing bankruptcy and is not in jeopardy of defaulting on any lines of credit or loans.

All lanes of I-10 are open, Congestion along roadway remains

The queue from this incident has reached 3 miles at mile marker 149; 4 miles at LA 77 and 4 miles at I-49 in Lafayette. I-10 was closed because of a crash in West Baton Rouge Parish.

I-10 East now open before Lobdell; traffic delays continue

State Police say they're no longer diverting eastbound onto I-49 in Lafayette and LA 77 at Grosse Tete. Traffic is backed up three miles before Lobdell, four miles at Grosse Tete, and backed up for four miles at I-49.

Smiley: A gripping tale of turbulence

Dear Smiley: After reading the story by Bill Donnelly in the Thursday column, asking if the young lady would feel better holding his hand, I was reminded of a flight where we were landing in a storm. After landing she realized what she had done and apologized profusely.

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