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Hurricane Debris Collection Schedule in City of Carencro

Hurricane Debris Collection Schedule in City of Carencro

Collection of Hurricane Delta debris in the City of Carencro is scheduled to begin Monday, October 26th. Residents are reminded to separate debris in accordance with FEMA guidelines. That includes sorting tree and plant debris separately from construction debris. Household garbage, hazardous waste and appliances should all be sorted separately, as well. All debris should…More

Animal Shelter Partners to Offer Free Rabies Vaccinations for Dogs

Animal Shelter Partners to Offer Free Rabies Vaccinations for Dogs

The Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Center (LASCC), in collaboration with SpayNation, will provide FREE rabies vaccinations for dogs next Saturday, October 31, 2020. The vaccinations will be drive-thru for added convenience, dog owners interested in vaccinating their pet are asked to remain in their vehicles. The event will be held in the parking lot…More

14 Year Old Girl Made Discovery That Could Cure Covid-19

14 Year Old Girl Made Discovery That Could Cure Covid-19

Anika Chebrolu from Texas won the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge for a discovery that could lead to potential Covid-19 therapy.  Her winning invention uses in-silico methodology to discover a lead molecule that can selectively bind to a protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.  Anika said, “My effort to find a lead compound to bind to…More

Old Spanish Trail Bridge Rehabilitation

Old Spanish Trail Bridge Rehabilitation

The Public Works Department announced today that the Old Spanish Trail Road Bridge between Apollo Rd. and Jenkins Rd. is scheduled to be closed starting Tuesday, October 20, 2020 for approximately three (3) months, weather dependent. This bridge crossing of Coulee Ile Des Cannes will be closed for rehabilitation work. Detour routes will be made…More

Vitalant & Waitr Join Forces for Blood Drive: Donations  Imperative in Wake of Pandemic

Vitalant & Waitr Join Forces for Blood Drive: Donations Imperative in Wake of Pandemic

Lafayette, LA – With coronavirus cases increasing once again, local blood provider Vitalant and Waitr are launching a two-week blood drive to help Lafayette patients through life-saving blood and plasma donations. Blood donors are desperately needed to make up for the shortfall of thousands of uncollected donations at cancelled blood drives during the Covid-19 period.…More

Coca Cola Discontinues ‘Tab’ After Nearly 60 Years

Coca Cola Discontinues ‘Tab’ After Nearly 60 Years

Coca-Cola is discontinuing its first-ever diet soda Tab after nearly 60 years. The company said the beverage had been “under-performing” and will instead focus on better-selling products. One Tab enthusiast said, “Tab had an amazing run. As a business decision, I can understand it, but it’s a very sad day … I do feel it’s…More

Lafayette Parks and Recreation Fun and Fitness Program Resumes

Lafayette Parks and Recreation Fun and Fitness Program Resumes

The Lafayette Parks and Recreation Fun and Fitness program is back after the COVID-19 pandemic shut it down in March. Fun and Fitness gives those 50 and over and adults with disabilities the opportunity to get moving again with sit-down exercises to music while accommodating all levels of functioning. Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor Denise Ferguson said…More

Hurricane Debris Pickup Update

Hurricane Debris Pickup Update

Trucks and other equipment needed to pick up hurricane debris in Lafayette Parish are continually being added to ensure a speedier and efficient process. DRC Emergency Services continues to work in various zones in the parish, and by the weekend anticipate having 27 trucks total.   Late last week, 13 trucks and 17 crews are…More

Acadiana Curfews Due To Hurricane Delta

Acadiana Curfews Due To Hurricane Delta

New Iberia A city-wide curfew has been issued for New Iberia beginning Thursday, October 8, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. and Friday, October 9, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Emergency personnel will be allowed on the roadways during the set curfew times. Lafayette Parish After consulting with the Mayors, Chiefs of Police, and…More

LUS Power Restoration Plan After The Storm

LUS Power Restoration Plan After The Storm

Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) will be joined by over 320 linemen and tree trimming personnel from Florida, Kentucky, Alabama, Oklahoma, Georgia and the Carolinas representing 19 cities in a mutual aid effort to restore power after Hurricane Delta. Due to the size of the storm, damage may be extensive and may result in an extended…More

Republic Services Collection Suspended & Other Debris Tips

Republic Services Collection Suspended & Other Debris Tips

Republic Services is suspending trash and recycling collection on Friday, October 9, 2020. Once storm damage is assessed, Republic will advise when collection will resume. · Move waste and recycling containers, yard waste, any bagged waste and bulk items from the curb, out of streets, parking lots and rights-of-way, so they don’t become a hazard…More

Hurricane Delta Heads Towards Louisiana

Hurricane Delta Heads Towards Louisiana

Forecasters expect the storm to be a strong Category 2 at landfall. The current path of Delta shows a significant threat to Acadiana today.  The models are in agreement with landfall near the Cameron parish coastline, take a northeast turn, and affecting most of Acadiana. A Hurricane Warning has been posted for much Acadiana along…More

Generator Safety After A Storm

Generator Safety After A Storm

A reminder from LUS When there is a power outage, the need for using a power generator can be important especially for maintaining medical equipment or for comfort in a home. However, improperly used power generators are a hazard to the public and to the lineman working on the power lines. Backfeeding occurs when a…More

Evacuations In Acadiana Due To Hurricane Delta

Evacuations In Acadiana Due To Hurricane Delta

The Alexandria Medical Special Needs Shelter is open. Anyone who needs to evacuate should first call 211. A representative will screen callers and route them to the LDH triage line if needed.     Mayor-President Josh Guillory and administrations of all municipalities in Lafayette Parish encourage residents to voluntarily evacuate ahead of Hurricane Delta. Delta…More

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Chris Stapleton Shares Jammin’ New Song, “Arkansas” [Listen]

Chris Stapleton Shares Jammin’ New Song, “Arkansas” [Listen]

Chris Stapleton shared a rockin’ new song, “Arkansas,” from his upcoming studio album, Starting Over, which drops on Nov. 13. Co-penned by Chris and Mike Campbell, “Arkansas” follows the release of “Cold” and the album’s title track. Starting Over features 11 songs that Chris co-penned, as well as three covers: John Fogerty’s “Joy Of My…More

Listen to Gabby Barrett’s Stunning New Rendition of “The First Noel”

Listen to Gabby Barrett’s Stunning New Rendition of “The First Noel”

Gabby Barrett is giving her fans a reason to rejoice this holiday season with the release of a stunning new rendition of “The First Noel.” The traditional Christmas carol serves as a standalone release from Gabby, who is having a breakout year despite the ongoing pandemic. “I’m so happy to release my first Christmas song…More

Dierks Bentley Is Back With New Single, “Gone” [Listen]

Dierks Bentley Is Back With New Single, “Gone” [Listen]

Dierks Bentley is back on country radio with the release of new single, “Gone.” Penned by Nicolle Galyon, Ben Johnson and Niko Moon, “Gone” is Dierks first single on the solo front since the release of “Living” in February 2019. The gritty new tune finds a heartbroken Dierks ghosting family and friends at home as…More

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