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Trick or Treat Schedule 2020

Trick or Treat Schedule 2020

The mayors for Duson, Scott, Broussard, Carencro, Youngsville and Lafayette signed off on the times and recommendations for a COVID -safe Halloween. Trick-or-treat will be on Halloween from 6 pm to 8 pm, according to a spokesperson. Officials offer the following safety guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19 while trick-or-treating. • Don’t wear gloves…More

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

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

Register your business for FREE with the Black Pages Of Greater Lafayette.

Register your business for FREE with the Black Pages Of Greater Lafayette.

For your free listing, use the following link to submit business information. (fill out form – click here) Deadline: November 8th, 2020. Sponsored by: The Lafayette Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., in conjunction with the Lafayette Consolidated Government, is collecting information for the 19th Edition of THE BLACK PAGES OF GREATER LAFAYETTE, a…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

Celebrity News

Iyanla Vanzant Confirms End of ‘Fix My Life’ Series on OWN

Iyanla Vanzant Confirms End of ‘Fix My Life’ Series on OWN

Iyanla Vanzant has announced that the upcoming season of her long running series “Fix My Life” will be the last. “This is my last season. This is my legacy season, I’m out. We out. 2020,” she announced during a virtual press conference. “This season we deal with the massive breakdowns that have occurred in families and relationships as…More

White Supremacists Accused of Intimidating Michigan Family

White Supremacists Accused of Intimidating Michigan Family

DETROIT (AP) — Two members of a white supremacist group were arrested Thursday and accused of intimidating a Michigan family, authorities said. Justen Watkins, 25, of Bad Axe, and Alfred Gorman, 35, of Taylor, were charged with gang membership, unlawful posting of a message and using computers to commit a crime, according to Michigan Attorney…More

FBI Warns Ransomware Assault Threatens US Health Care System

FBI Warns Ransomware Assault Threatens US Health Care System

BOSTON (AP) — Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. health care system designed to lock up hospital information systems, which could hurt patient care just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking. In a joint alert Wednesday, the FBI and two federal agencies warned that they had…More

Kim Fields: ‘Your Voice and Vote Count’

Kim Fields: ‘Your Voice and Vote Count’

Legendary actress Kim Fields calls into the Russ Parr Morning Show to discuss the importance of voting. Don’t Miss Out! Follow The Russ Parr Show on Twitter and Instagram  and on Facebook Too! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE RUSS PARR SHOW LIVE FROM 6AM – 10AM EST SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER:  HEAD TO THE RUSSPARRMORNINGSHOW.COMMore

10 Underwear Mistakes You’re Making & How They Impact Your Health

10 Underwear Mistakes You’re Making & How They Impact Your Health

  Jasmine Sanders breaks down the 10 mistakes you’re probably making when it comes to your underwear. Did you know silk panties are bad for you? Learn about this and more in the clip above.  Text DLH to 37890 to join the DL Hughley Show mobile club for the top headlines impacting you. (Terms and conditions)…More

Pastor Reginald Sharpe Shares Why He Supports Divorce [VIDEO]

Pastor Reginald Sharpe Shares Why He Supports Divorce [VIDEO]

Divorce is usually frowned upon in the Christian community but one pastor recently made headlines after he publicly advocated for divorce. Pastor Reginald Sharpe joins the Willie Moore Jr. Show to discuss why he believes there are instances where divorce is justifiable. He also talks about how his parents’ divorce impacted him. Sharpe is the…More

Miss Robbie Breaks Silence After Son Tim Norman Arrested in Murder Plot

Miss Robbie Breaks Silence After Son Tim Norman Arrested in Murder Plot

Robbie Montgomery is speaking out for the first time following the murder plot controversy impacting her son, Tim Norman. We previously reported, Robbie and her son/business partner James Timothy “Tim” Norman had a huge falling out several years ago and they’ve been estranged ever since. To make the situation even worse between them, Norman was arrested…More

Entertainment News

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost are married

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost are officially married. The actress and “SNL” star tied the knot over the weekend “in an intimate ceremony with their immediate family and loved ones,” according to a post from Meals on Wheels, which broke the news, saying it was the couple’s “wedding wish” to call attention to the charity.…More

Why ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ almost didn’t address the pandemic

Roughly 15 minutes into her first meeting with the “Grey’s Anatomy” writers about the new season, showrunner Krista Vernoff said she knew there was no turning their back on Covid-19. Speaking during Variety’s Power of Women virtual event, Vernoff said she had seriously considered opting out of pandemic storylines to preserve the sense of “escapism”…More

Harry Styles sounds like an ideal housesitter

Harry Styles sounds like an ideal housesitter

Only in 2020 would your favorite musician hang out at your house but you’re not there to experience it. That’s what reportedly happened to Theadora, a self-proclaimed Harry Styles fan who recently shared on Instagram that she missed an opportunity to meet the musician when his car broke down outside her home. Theadora said in…More

‘The Masked Dancer’ is coming

‘The Masked Dancer’ is coming

It takes who to tango? Fox is bringing a spinoff of its successful “The Masked Singer” reality series to air in December. “The Masked Dancer” will be hosted by “The Office” star and comedian Craig Robinson, and will operate on much the same premise. Inspired by a popular segment featured on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,”…More

‘The Conners’ star Michael Fishman talks about losing his son to drugs

‘The Conners’ star Michael Fishman talks about losing his son to drugs

Michael Fishman is sharing his story of loss and grief in an attempt to help others. “The Conners” star appeared Wednesday on “Tamron Hall” and talked about his teenage son, Larry, who died in June from an overdose. Fishman, who originated the role of DJ Conner on “Roseanne” and continued it on “The Conners,” was…More

Will.i.am hopes ‘LOVE’ will drive voters to the polls

Twelve years ago, it was Will.i.am’s star-studded spoken word video “Yes We Can” that provided the soundtrack to Barack Obama’s historic run for the presidency. Now, with less than a week to go until this year’s election, the six-time Grammy award-winning artist is once again using his talents to support the Democratic nominee, Joe Biden.…More

Khloe Kardashian reveals she had coronavirus

A sneak peek of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” has confirmed that Khloe Kardashian suffered from Covid-19. In a clip released on Wednesday, Kardashian is shown self recording the news in a hoarse voice. “Just found out that I do have corona,” the reality star says. “I have been in my room. It’s gonna be…More

‘Colin in Black & White’ finds its young Kaepernick

Netflix has cast the actor to play a high school aged Colin Kaepernick in its limited series. “Colin in Black & White” was announced in June from the activist and former NFL player in partnership with acclaimed director Ava DuVernay. On Tuesday Kaepernick tweeted the casting news along with a split photo showing him and…More

‘The Bachelorette’: Clare Crawley cries and Tayshia Adams emerges

‘The Bachelorette’: Clare Crawley cries and Tayshia Adams emerges

Hold on to your seats, Bachelor Nation, because it looks like a bumpy road is ahead. ABC gave us a sneak peek Tuesday night of next week’s drama on “The Bachelorette.” In the teaser, host Chris Harrison tells a tearful current Bachelorette Clare Crawley that she has just “blown up ‘The Bachelorette.’” “We have never…More

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