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Renee Allen


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Recent articles by Renee:

Blood donors urgently needed in Acadiana

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) –There’s another side to the pandemic fallout. A normal way of life has led to a less than normal blood donation supply. Non-profit blood services provider Vitalant says donations are falling off even though people are getting out. Vitalant communications manager Stephanie Kizziar said during the pandemic people had extra time on their […] → Read More

90-Plus: 103-year-old New Iberia woman attributes genetics, healthy diet for long life

NEW IBERIA, La. (KLFY) -- Ruby Halbert who was raised in Jeanerette and moved to New Iberia is officially 103 years old. Ruby received over 330 birthday cards to confirm it. → Read More

Late musician Tom Petty receives posthumous Ph.D. for music

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Nearly two decades after earning a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and more than four years after his death, rock icon Tom Petty has been awarded an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Florida. The school’s board of trustees unanimously voted to award Thomas Earl Petty a […] → Read More

Lafayette firefighters battle early morning commercial fire along NW Evangeline Thruway

LAFAYETTE, LA (KLFY) – The Lafayette Fire Department responds to an early morning commercial fire along NW Evangeline Thruway at 1:51 a.m. on Sunday. LFD Investigation Alton Trahan confirms firefighters received a call from a passerby stating smoke was coming from a large commercial building, iTA Truck Sales and Services, 2800 block of NW Evangeline […] → Read More

90 Plus: Margaret Sandidge of Crowley says gratitude should be a daily expression

Margaret L. Sandidge, 93 of Crowley says Thanksgiving is a wonderful season; but our gratitude should be a daily expression of our blessings. Peggy is originally from Franklin. She attended LSU where she met her husband to be. Peggy says her husband landed a job with an oil company in New Iberia. “He was an […] → Read More

Despite high gas prices, Thanksgiving travel expected to surge close to pre-pandemic levels

(KLFY) The higher price of gas apparently has no impact on travel. Some holiday travelers hit the road, while others brave the friendly skies. News Tens Renee Allen tells us the key words are be prepared. The American Automobile Association (AAA) expects travel volumes to be within 5% of what travel numbers were pre-pandemic. […] → Read More

Defendants in lawsuit on behalf of Lafayette protester, want lawsuit dismissed

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) The defendants in a lawsuit on behalf of a Lafayette protester want the lawsuit dismissed and allegations striken from the record. News Tens Renee Allen explains the case and the 15 people being sued. The lawsuit involves Tara-Fogleman Laxey. According to the complaint, on August 29, 2020 Laxey set up a […] → Read More

90 Plus: Lula Sanderford says, “Appreciate what, and who you have”

(KLFY) — In Crowley, there’s a 96-year-old who values the lessons of life. At 11-years-old, her mother passed away. It’s a moment that changed her. “They think I’m supposed to just go along with everything they do or say. I’m sitting here sweating and wondering what’s going on with the lady coming to talk. What […] → Read More

Mother of slain boxer responds to court motions filed by two brothers found guilty in his 2018 shooting death

LAFAYETTE PARISH, La. (KLFY) — Two brothers found guilty in the shooting death of Louisiana Boxer Brandon Broussard have filed for new trials. In November, each attorney for the two convicted brothers filed separate motions. Carlos Toby, 40 of New Iberia filed a request for a judge to acquit him of his only conviction charge […] → Read More

Lafayette School board member apologizes to parents for school bus driver shortage causing delays

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) Some Lafayette Parish School System parents have complained that the school bus driver shortage has caused delays and cancellations. On Monday, a member of the Lafayette Parish School Board apologied to parents for any inconvenience. In September, LPSS admitted that they along with school districts nationwide are dealing with a lack of […] → Read More

Civil service board agrees to hear fired Lafayette police chief’s appeal, no date given

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) -- The Lafayette City-Parish Civil Service Board has agreed to hear an appeal from fired former Lafayette Police Chief Thomas Glover. → Read More

LOGA President Mike Moncla responds to claims made by General Honore over abandoned oil wells

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) The president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association says the claim that taxpayers are paying to cleanup abandoned oil wells is an absolute ‘falsehood’. Mike Moncla explains the cost of plugging orphan oil wells is paid by every oil company producing oil in Louisiana every month. On Monday, Retired Lt. […] → Read More

Attorney answers question about employee lawsuit against Our Lady of Lourdes Medical, original lawsuit dismissed

Alexandria Attorney Jimmy Faircloth, Jr. represents the group of Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center employees who filed a lawsuit against the hospital's vaccine requirement → Read More

Tour of new Lafayette airport terminal, anticipated opening January 2022

On Monday, local leaders toured Lafayette's new airport terminal → Read More

UK’s Johnson says Queen Elizabeth ‘on very good form’

ROME (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday that Queen Elizabeth II was “on very good form” during their weekly conversation earlier this week. His comment comes a day after Buckingham Palace said the 95-year-old monarch has been told to rest by doctors for another two weeks. “I spoke to Her Majesty as […] → Read More

90 Plus: Nelson Arceneaux, a man with a lot of history in Acadia Parish

CROWLEY, La. (KLFY) — Nelson Joseph Arceneaux, 100 of Crowley wasn’t born in Crowley. He says he came to town from St. Martinville. But he has a lot of history in Acadia Parish and Crowley. He was moved to Crowley when he was 6 years old. His mother passed away when he was 18 months […] → Read More

Early voting starts this Saturday for November 13 election in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE PARISH, La. (KLFY) In Lafayette, early voters are being forewarned not everyone will vote on the same propositions. Plus, the Lafayette Parish Registrar of Voters says redistricting will not have an impact on this election. Both election officials say there are no changes being made to polling locations due to redistricting. Registrar of […] → Read More

State Senator Gerald Boudreaux comments on charter change that would allow for police chief election in Lafayette

The Lafayette police Chief's job continues to linger in the spotlight. → Read More

Fentanyl overdoses rise in Lafayette; Local addiction counselor explains what could be the reason

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — Jefferson Street was a hot bed for Lafayette Police over the weekend. Three people were found unresponsive due to Fentanyl overdoses. Experts say the impact of Fentanyl misuse can be deadly. Licensed professional counselor, addiction counselor Brett Thibodeaux of Woodlake Addiction Recovery Center says Fentanyl users need less to get more […] → Read More

CLECO responds to concerns about higher than normal bills

In its 85-year history, Cleco Power has faced many challenges, and what we are experiencing now is one of those challenges; higher-than-normal bills. → Read More