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Recent articles by Dionne:

Tenants fed up with overflowing dumpster at Lafayette apartment complex

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) Tenants at a Lafayette apartment are pleading for help with the trash pile up that they say happens frequently at a dumpster inside their complex. Some fed up tenants at the Willow Park apartment complex reached out to News 10 late Sunday and sent us an image of what they called unsafe […] → Read More

Kennedy Center Honors and its traditions are back once more

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kennedy Center Honors is returning to tradition this year. The lifetime achievement awards for artistic excellence will be presented Sunday night in a gala at the Kennedy Center’s main opera house after the coronavirus pandemic forced delays and major changes to last year’s plans. Honorees include Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, “Saturday Night Live” […] → Read More

St. Martinville Mayor: “No comment” on city councilman’s arrest at Caesar’s Superdome

ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (KLFY) “No comment,” St. Martinville Mayor Melinda Mitchell said Sunday when asked about the arrest of city councilman and mayor-pro tem Craig Prosper. Instead Mitchell said that she will allow Propser to have his date in court to answer to the charges. According to the New Orleans Police Department, Prosper was arrested […] → Read More

Cruise ship with COVID-19 infections arrives in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Norwegian Cruise Line ship with at least 10 passengers and crew members infected with COVID-19 docked Sunday in New Orleans, where health officials said they were trying to disembark people without worsening the spread of the coronavirus illness. Local news outlets in New Orleans confirmed the Norwegian Breakaway had arrived […] → Read More

6-year-old killed in St. Landry Parish 4-wheeler crash

ST. LANDRY PARISH, La. (KLFY) A child was killed in a Sunday evening ATV crash in St. Landry Parish. The crash was reported near Frilot Cove at the St. Landry/Evangeline Parish line. An unidentified male victim was transported to an Opelousas hospital where he died, reports say. No additional details are known. Developing story. Stay with […] → Read More

Lafayette church, Popeyes on West Pinhook vandalized

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) Vandals smashed the windows of multiple businesses along West Pinhook Road in Lafayette. New Beginnings Church, an auto body shop and Popeyes, near the Oil Center, all received heavy damage. Pastor Larry Wilson of New Beginnings says police are investigating after someone threw a brick through two church windows and fled the […] → Read More

The Florida gators have a new head coach: Billy Napier

Florida has hired Ragin Cajuns football coach Billy Napier as the Gators’ next football coach, the school announced Sunday. “We are humbled and honored to accept this incredible opportunity to be the head football coach at the university of Florida,” Napier said in a statement. “Our team, staff and entire organization will work daily to establish […] → Read More

Woman shot and wounded during child custody exchange

OPELOUSAS, La, (KLFY) Opelousas Police say a woman was shot and wounded Thanksgiving Night in the parking lot of the Walmartm during a child custody exchange. It happened just after 5 p.m. Police say the female victim is the aunt of a child who was at the scene when the shots were fired. The suspect, […] → Read More

Multi-agency manhunt underway for DCI escaped inmate

BATON ROUGE, La. (KLFY) – A multi-agency manhunt is underway for an inmate who escaped from the Dixon Correctional Institute Thursday morning. According to authorities, 23-year-old Shwilliam Cheevis is on the run. Cheevis, who was serving time for sentences out of Caddo Parish including Aggravated 2nd degree battery – and possession of a firearm by […] → Read More

Funeral services announced for former Ville Platte city councilman, Coach Lionel Anderson

VILLE PLATTE, La. (KLFY) Funeral arrangements have been announced for former Ville Platte city councilman Coach Lionel Anderson. Anderson died over the weekend. A public viewing will be held from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. Saturday, November 27, at the Ville Platte High School gymnasium. His funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. In honor […] → Read More

Agents cite New Iberia man for mourning dove hunting violations

IBERIA PARISH, La. (KLFY) A 21-year-old New Iberia man was cited for alleged federal migratory game bird violations. According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Brayden Krepper was cited for taking over the limit of mourning doves, failing to maintain field possession and failing to possess the required Harvest Information Program (HIP) certification. […] → Read More

Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office ask for help identifying armed robbery suspect

IBERIA PARISH, La. (KLFY) — The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that happened Tuesday at a convenience store on Hwy 182 and John Darnell Rd. Sheriff officials have released an image of the suspect hoping that someone will recognize him and contact authorities. He is described as a black male, with […] → Read More

Carencro man succumbs to his injuries from car crash on I-10

St. Martin Parish, La. (KLFY) — A Carencro man died in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in St. Martin Parish. 58-year-old Whitney Brown of Carencro passed away at a local hospital, Monday, November 22. According to State Police, the crash happened November 18 near milepost 113 (between Breaux Bridge and Henderson) in St. Martin […] → Read More

Crowley PD: Man who hit two women in face with shovel, dies while in police custody

Crowley Police say a man collapsed and died while in police custody over the weekend after he had been arrested in connection with an domestic incident outside a home on Avenue A. → Read More

Lafayette Sheriff’s Office donates Thanksgiving turkeys to those in need

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office has once again donated Thanksgiving turkeys to families who may be in need. On Monday, Sheriff Mark Garber hand delivered dozens of turkeys to Mr. Sid Williams at the El Sido’s Zydeco and Blues Club. The turkeys will be distributed […] → Read More

Consumer alert: LUS Utility customers should be aware of ongoing scams

Lafayette, La. (KLFY) — In light of recent reports, Lafayette Utilities Syssis alerting customers to scams being forced on utility consumers. According to LUS Spokesperson Alex Antonowitsch, phone calls are being made threatening to disconnect electric or water service unless a delinquent bill is paid. He said the imposters are requesting immediate payment to them […] → Read More

Crowley man dies in shooting on Beaumont Drive in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. (KLFY) — A Crowley man was killed in a shooting early Monday morning on Beaumont Street in Baton Rouge. According to police, it happened before dawn, around 2 a.m. Police say they arrived on scene and found Lonnie Cashi dead from multiple gunshot wounds. No suspects were identified. Anyone with information should […] → Read More

Governor John Bel Edwards to attend ribbon cutting ceremony in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — Gov. John Bel Edwards will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday for the I-10 widening project from I-49 to Breaux Bridge. The Governor’s schedule includes him arriving in the Hub City at 10 a.m. for the event located at 3225 Louisiana Avenue. Later that afternoon, the governor will hold a […] → Read More

Lafayette restaurant closing its doors after 50 years in business

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) –An iconic Lafayette restaurant has closed its doors after 50 years in business. Randol’s on Kaliste Saloom Road opened at its regular time and then closed its doors for the final time at the end of business Saturday. “We weren’t expecting it so soon, but last night was our last night of […] → Read More

Opelousas Police investigating “suspicious” death of toddler

OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY) Opelousas police say they are treating the death of a toddler who was found unresponsive in a home Sunday afternoon as suspicious. Police Chief Martin McLendon said officers responded to a call as it relates to a 4-year- old in the 2200 block of Ledoux Circle. Chief McLendon said on arrival, officers […] → Read More