Darla Montgomery, KLFY NEWS 10

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Lafayette, LA, United States

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Building dedication honors local leader, civil rights activist Joseph “Joe” Dennis

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) A Lafayette leader serving on numerous boards including the Southwest Louisiana Center for Health Services, the Smile Community Action Agency, and the Glenn Armentor Scholarship Program was honored Wednesday with a building dedication so his legacy of lifting up his community will never be forgotten. Joseph “Joe” Dennis as he’s known was […] → Read More

Less travel, more moviegoing over China National Day break

BEIJING (AP) — China saw a major dip in travel over the past week’s National Day vacation. People staying home appeared to have chosen the cinema instead, with a patriotic Korean War film taking in more than 3.45 billion yuan ($535 million) at the box office. The official Xinhua News Agency reported that over the […] → Read More

Sonia Sanchez wins $250,000 prize for lifetime achievement

NEW YORK (AP) — Poet, educator and activist Sonia Sanchez is this year’s winner of the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, a $250,000 lifetime achievement honor previously given to Chinua Achebe, Bob Dylan and Maya Lin among others. Established in 1994 through the estate of Lillian Gish, the silent film star and sister of fellow […] → Read More

3 Lawtell men say they were abused by a priest as young boys

LAWTELL, La. (KLFY) -- A law effective this summer now gives adults who were abused as children, up to three years to take legal action against accused offenders and any child abused since the new law's effective date, has no time restriction. → Read More

Victim of alleged sexual abuse by a priest speaks out

Three Acadiana men are speaking publicly for the first time about being repeatedly sexually abused, allegedly, by a local priest when they were only 10 and 11 years old. → Read More

10 Talks Acadiana: Carla Dean relives the nightmare of the murder of her daughter, Ashley Metz [PODCAST]

Carla Dean shares her life since her daughter's murder, the importance of family and community support, and her efforts to reach parents who have been impacted by senseless violence. → Read More

Acadiana’s soulful music legend Carol Fran, has died

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) Music artists from here in Acadiana all the way to their brothers and sisters in Europe are mourning the loss of a Louisiana music legend. She’s known as the lady who sang the blues and more. Singer, songwriter and pianist Carol Fran died Wednesday. The icon, known for her wit, storytelling, stage […] → Read More

10 Talks Acadiana: Everything you need to know about COVID-19 and your children (PODCAST)

Many parents are rightfully concerned about their children’s safety, especially children under 12 years of age who cannot take the vaccine — at least not yet. → Read More

Local church invites Acadiana teachers to weekend event in their honor

Teachers face many challenges in the classroom and the pandemic has made it even more difficult. A local church is trying to help ease life for Acadiana teachers by holding a weekend event in their honor. → Read More

Road Rage: Why we do it, and how do we stop it?

(KLFY) Aggressive driving is something nearly every driver has encountered on our roadways, but it seems to be getting worse. In our Ten Talks Acadiana podcast, we find out from State Police Trooper Thomas Gossen and UL Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Dr. Mike Mcdermott, what causes road rage, whether you are prone to it, […] → Read More

10 Talks Acadiana: Road Rage — Why do we do it, and how do we stop it? (PODCAST)

Aggressive driving is something just about every driver has encountered on our roadways, but it seems to only be getting worse. → Read More

KLFY Special: Remembering Edwin Edwards

(KLFY) Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards passed away Monday, July 12. He was often called one of Louisiana’s most colorful and flamboyant politicians. The four-term governor was larger than life. He was charismatic, well dressed, and shrewd, and impressively quick with retorts. One of his most infamous “one- liners” came in the election year 1983 […] → Read More

Nigerian king visits Acadiana, reconnecting with ‘royal subjects’ who have migrated to U.S.

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) -- Every year, an African king travels to America. His mission? To promote cultural awareness, encourage travel to Africa, tourism and reconnect with Nigerian natives who have migrated to the United States. → Read More

Pay It Forward Scholarship Profile: Jakatelyn Willis

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) Jakatelyn Willis works hard to make sure her past struggles won’t define her future.She says, it’s because of her faith and belief that, “Everything has a purpose.” She’s one of five recipients of this year’s Glenn Armentor “Pay It Forward” full college scholarship. Here’s her story of how she’s beating the odds, […] → Read More

Pay it Forward Scholarship Profile: Sydney Landry

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) “We don’t have a house, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a home.” These are not the words of an adult who has fallen on hard times, these are the sharp words of an astute 18-year-old who has faced some very tough times, but is succeeding. The recent St. Martinville Senior […] → Read More

Pay it Forward Scholarship Profile: Sydney Landry

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) “We don’t have a house, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a home.” These are not the words of an adult who has fallen on hard times, these are the sharp words of an astute 18-year-old who has faced some very tough times, but is succeeding. The recent St. Martinville Senior […] → Read More

Class of 2021: More family members can attend graduation ceremonies in Lafayette School District

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) Good news was released today for graduating seniors in Lafayette. According to Superintendent Irma Trosclair, the number of guests per family has been increased from six to fifteen. Former Lafayette City Councilman and radio talk show host Kenneth Boudreaux says this is great news for a senior class that experienced their last […] → Read More

10 Talks Acadiana: Meet three of our incredible finalists for 2021 Remarkable Women (PODCAST)

Women are celebrated during the month of March, and KLFY pays tribute to all of the Remarkable Women in Acadiana through our annual Remarkable Women Campaign. → Read More

10 Talks Acadiana: “Black and Blue” — What it’s like to be a Black police officer in Acadiana (PODCAST)

On this "10 Talks Acadiana," we hear from five retired Acadiana law enforcement officers with well over 100 years of combined experience. Their stories may shock and surprise you. They first address recent tragic suicides by officers and the importance of improving screening during the hiring process, as well as mental health training and support. → Read More

KLFY SPECIAL: Honoring Black History

We’re honoring Black History with a look at the past, present and future. In our special report, we hear the inspiring, heartwarming and courageous stories of African Americans in southwest Louisiana. We trace their plight all way from the continent of Africa to the bayous of Acadiana and efforts to preserve their history. These are […] → Read More