Megan Wyatt, Baton Rouge Advocate

Megan Wyatt

Baton Rouge Advocate

Lafayette, LA, United States

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Past articles by Megan:

Opelousas man arrested in Zoosiana theft; whereabouts of the monkeys still unknown

An Opelousas man has been arrested in connection to the 12 monkeys stolen last week from Zoosiana, Broussard Police announced Tuesday. → Read More

Why do some people put tomatoes in their gumbo? Curious Louisiana investigates.

Baton Rouge native Leea Russell was surprised to be contacted about the question she asked Curious Louisiana to answer: "Why do some people put tomatoes in their gumbo?" → Read More

Why do some people put tomatoes in their gumbo? Curious Louisiana investigates.

Baton Rouge native Leea Russell was surprised to be contacted about the question she asked Curious Louisiana to answer: "Why do some people put tomatoes in their gumbo?" → Read More

What are Cajun traiteurs? Curious Louisiana explores practice of these Acadiana faith healers

New Orleans resident Chuck Blamphin, 75, recently learned about Acadiana faith healers, or traiteurs, while searching for treatments for a friend with migraine headaches. → Read More

Video, D.R. Horton lawsuit prompt Lafayette city and parish councilmembers to consider action

Before she took her concerns to Facebook earlier this month, Nureaka Ross reached out to her city and parish councilmembers about a D.R. Horton neighborhood going up in north Lafayette. → Read More

After D.R. Horton lawsuit, Youngsville leaders consider stricter building codes

Youngsville could adopt stricter residential building codes in response to a recent homeowner lawsuit against D.R. Horton that alleges the company knowingly constructed houses that couldn't withstand Louisiana's humidity. → Read More

Two Louisiana women tackle grief, lung cancer by running in Saudi Arabia's first marathon

Isabella de la Houssaye and her niece Ella Frantzen crossed the finish line of the Riyadh Marathon an hour apart Saturday. → Read More

The new caviar? Louisiana crab up to $50 a pound for restaurants, $70 for grocery shoppers.

Seafood gumbo seemed like a good idea to Cathey Landry until she came across a pound of jumbo lump crabmeat for $67.99 at a Lafayette grocery store. → Read More

Lafayette group offers scholarships for essays on the 'detriment' of critical race theory

A local political group has come under fire on social media this week for a scholarship flyer that calls on female high school seniors to write an essay titled "How → Read More

King cake burger returns to Burgersmith locations for Mardi Gras

During a season of uncertainty, one thing is still clear — it won't be hard to find ways to celebrate the "fat" part of Mardi Gras. → Read More

Bayou Teche releases Thanksgiving 4-pack beer featuring smoked turkey, sweet potato

Nothing says Thanksgiving like smoked turkey ale and sweet potato stout. → Read More

A 2020 Miracle: Christmas-themed, pop-up cocktail bar returns to Pamplona

In a year that seems to have dragged on for far too long, who couldn't use a Christmas miracle? → Read More

Lafayette doctor, engineer get FDA approval for coronavirus device to protect nurses

A Lafayette doctor and engineer recently received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a new medical device that protects health care workers treating coronavirus patients. → Read More

Parish Brewing IPA to benefit bar, restaurant employees during coronavirus shutdown

Parish Brewing Company of Broussard is releasing a new beer to benefit service industry employees whose hours, wages and tips have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus shutdown. → Read More

Comeaux High reflects on Matthew Carter's legacy after shooting death: "love is going to prevail'

The Comeaux High community came together Thursday evening with a resounding message: Keep Matthew Carter's legacy alive by taking care of one another. → Read More

Survivor of Lafayette plane crash is improving; here's how you can help the family

Stephen Wade Berzas, the lone survivor of the Dec. 28 plane crash, is slowly recovering at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. → Read More

UL students teach technology to senior citizens for research project: 'It's very deep'

Seth Serpas glanced between the email address he'd inked on his hand and the letters Steve Killingsworth typed onto an iPad during a technology class last week at Avanti Senior → Read More

Waitr lays off employees, pulls out of 'low-performing markets' in effort to sustain biz

Waitr is laying off an undisclosed number of employees and closing "a subset of low-performing markets" in an effort to remain competitive and sustain a profitable business model. → Read More

Farming still 'viable business' but land cost a barrier for next generation, local grower says

Alisha Andrews Delahoussaye grows mostly flowers at her microfarm in Scott because fresh-cut flowers yield a better return than produce. → Read More

Waitr offering free delivery now through Sunday to celebrate dads for Father's Day

Waitr is making it easier than ever to celebrate that dad bod with free restaurant delivery now through Sunday. → Read More