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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
Young male found shot on Surrey Street in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, La. We are following breaking news out of North Lafayette where a man in his early 20's was found shot near the intersection of Surrey Street and Louisiana Avenue.

Lafayette attorney arrested, facing possible 3-year suspension in separate incident

Lafayette Parish Deputies said Harold Register Jr. signed off on one of his client's checks worth more than $12,000, then deposited the money into his own account. He was arrested for forgery Friday.

Lafayette hit-and-run witness describes chaotic scene

In Lafayette, one woman is recovering, another is in critical condition and a third is under arrest following a weekend hit-and-run. Over the weekend, Talley said he was walking back to his car after a night downtown with old friends when they heard an argument happening around the corner on Cypress St. "And that drew our attention.

Lafayette Parish voters to decide half-cent sales tax increase for schools

LAFAYETTE, La. Lafayette Parish voters will decide the fate of the school district's half-cent sales tax when they head to the polls this Saturday.

Aerial video of St. Julien Park

St. Julien Park has been under construction in Broussard for some time, and is slated to be open this summer. Developing Lafayette has taken aerial video of the project, which is located on St. Nazaire Road, about a mile from the Broussard Wal-Mart.

Lafayette Police identify suspect in hit and run that injured 2

Cpl. Karl Ratcliff identified the suspect as Natasha Portalis, 21, of Lafayette. Portalis is wanted on two counts of attempted manslaughter.

Downtown Lafayette may offer resident housing options in the area.

Festival International is only two days away and that means crews will be downtown setting up for the big event. Some parking lots and metered spots will be blocked so crews can build the festival stages.

Pedestrian struck in Morgan City

Morgan City police responded to LA 182 near Ditch Ave. regarding a pedestrian-involved collision at 11:46 p.m. Police say a male individual exited a local business near the scene of the accident and entered the roadway where he was struck by an oncoming vehicle. The individual was transported to a Lafayette hospital due to the severity of his injuries.


Tens of thousands of scientists and their supporters from around the world took to the streets for the March For Science. The marches celebrated scientific achievement, while protesting some of the EPA and climate change policies of the Trump Administration.

Lafayette's Zachary Richard turns to crowdfunding to get his 'bicultural' music to fans

Award-winning folk-rock musician, songwriter and activist Zachary Richard, who shares his time between his hometown of Lafayette and French-speaking areas of Canada, has produced 20 albums since the start of his career in 1972, some in French and some in English. For his 21st album, Richard plans to bridge the linguistic gap and offer a collection of songs in both languages.

Lafayette High teen takes her two best friends with a Special Needsa to prom

LAFAYETTE, La. A Lafayette teen touched the hearts of many Saturday night when she made her prom date the luckiest boys in the world.

Lafayette neighborhood combines history and music

The Sterling Grove Neighborhood Association hosted their first annual home tour and festival today at Plantation Mouton, also known as Bois des Chenes.

Man taken to hospital following single vehicle crash on Moss Street

LAFAYETTE, La. A man was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries following a single-vehicle crash before dawn Saturday morning.

Tax preparer pleads guilty to failing to pay $350K in taxes

The owner of a Louisiana tax preparation business has pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return and failing to pay more than $350,000 in taxes. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander Van Hook's office said in a statement that 49-year-old Kevin Dalcourt, of Lafayette, faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a $250,000 fine following his guilty plea Wednesday to one count of making a false tax return.

Love bugs are no threat to humans, pets, or plants, but can damage paint on vehicles.

Lafayette,LA We always have bugs in South Louisiana, but you may have noticed more love bugs than usual. They may be harmless to us, but they can harm your vehicle.

Lafayette bar owners prepare to go smoke-free

"My employees are going to be very happy. They won't go home smelling like a cigarette at the end of the evening," Marley's Sports Bar Owner Andrew Monceaux said.

smart city IoT

A coalition in Lafayette, La., is starting to take advantage of the city's gigabit fiber and utility networks to provide near-real-time information on air quality. Lafayette won a $40,000 grant through the Environmental Protection Agency's Smart City Air Challenge in December to deploy air quality sensors around the city and make the resulting data publicly accessible.

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