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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

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Disabled Siblings Found Living with Dead Body of Mother Decomposing In Home

Disabled Siblings Found Living with Dead Body of Mother Decomposing In Home

  Nashville police are investigating the death of a woman who was found decomposing under a pile of clothes inside the apartment she shared with her four adult, disabled children. Law enforcement from Davidson County made the grim discovery on October 21 while serving an eviction notice at 56-year-old Laronda Jolly’s home. None of the four siblings , a…More

Official: Rifle Shell Casings Found at Breonna Taylor Scene

Official: Rifle Shell Casings Found at Breonna Taylor Scene

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two long-rifle shell casings were found in and near Breonna Taylor‘s Louisville apartment after a botched police drug raid that ended in Taylor’s death, Kentucky’s attorney general said. It’s the first time these specific shell casings have been mentioned by authorities investigating Taylor’s death. One of the casings was found by…More

‘RHOA’ Season 13 Trailer Is Full Of Drama, Gives Peek At Infamous Bachelorette Party [WATCH]

‘RHOA’ Season 13 Trailer Is Full Of Drama, Gives Peek At Infamous Bachelorette Party [WATCH]

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” returns to the airwaves in December and judging by its new trailer, a whole lotta drama is set to go down! Season 13 returns Sunday, December 6 at 8/7c, featuring brand-new housewives LaToya Ali and Drew Sidora. Returning Housewives include Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss and Porsha Williams, along with friends Marlo Hampton and Tanya Sam. In the trailer, the castmates…More

Police Who Shot Wallace Were Improperly Trained, Family Says

Police Who Shot Wallace Were Improperly Trained, Family Says

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The footage from body-worn cameras that was taken as police responded to a call about Walter Wallace Jr. shows him emerging from a house with a knife as relatives shout at officers about his mental health condition, a lawyer for the man’s family said Thursday. The video also shows Wallace became incapacitated…More

Texas Early Voting Exceeds Total Of All 2016 Ballots

Texas Early Voting Exceeds Total Of All 2016 Ballots

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texans have already cast more ballots in the presidential election than they did during all of 2016, an unprecedented surge of early voting in a state that was once the country’s most reliably Republican, but may now be drifting toward battleground status. More than 9 million ballots have been cast as…More

Entertainment News

Sean Connery, famed for playing James Bond, dies age 90

Sean Connery, famed for playing James Bond, dies age 90

Sean Connery, the Scottish actor whose five-decade long movie career was dominated by the role of James Bond, has died at the age of 90, according to the producers of the James Bond series. Connery, who was awarded a knighthood in 2000 for his contribution to the arts, played the British spy in seven movies,…More

Chelsea Handler got a response from that politician she has a crush on

Chelsea Handler got a response from that politician she has a crush on

Chelsea Handler has made no secret of her crush on Governor Andrew Cuomo. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic she’d been following his daily press briefings and taking to social media to gush about her “big Italian hunk.” She also dedicates a portion of her latest HBO Max standup special, “Evolution,” to New York’s…More

Paris Jackson debuts ‘Let Down’ and signs record deal

Paris Jackson debuts ‘Let Down’ and signs record deal

Paris Jackson made her solo debut on Friday with the single and video for “Let Down.” The song, written by Jackson, marks her inaugural solo release for Republic Records, with whom she has signed a deal. “I feel so many emotions. I’m excited, I’m nervous, mostly grateful and happy,” she said in a statement. “The…More

‘The Mandalorian’ powers up with a polished second-season launch

‘The Mandalorian’ powers up with a polished second-season launch

If “Baby Yoda” (a.k.a. “The Child”) was the big surprise when “The Mandalorian” made its debut a year ago, the second season arrives amid sky-high expectations that seemed difficult to fulfill. Yet the Disney+ series managed to deliver on them with its premiere, which featured numerous creatures and aliens looping back into the mythology of…More

Goo Goo Dolls release first holiday album

Goo Goo Dolls release first holiday album

It might seem a little random that the Goo Goo Dolls are releasing a holiday album. But for lead singer John Rzeznik, it’s simple. “I love Christmas,” he told CNN in a recent interview. Rzeznik, who rose to fame in the ’90s as the frontman for the alternative rock band has had a string of…More

Jeff Bridges gives update in his battle with cancer

Jeff Bridges gives update in his battle with cancer

Jeff Bridges is thanking everyone who has supported him since he shared his lymphoma diagnosis. On Thursday, the acclaimed actor posted on his verified social media accounts a photo of himself posing in a hospital gown while hooked up to a portable IV. “I want to thank you all for reaching out during this time,…More

Ariana Grande drops new album ‘Positions’

Ariana Grande drops new album ‘Positions’

Ariana Grande’s latest album is the sixth studio album the singer has released. “Positions” features guest spots from Doja Cat, The Weeknd, and Ty Dolla $ign. She released the title track with a new music video last week, and announced on Twitter that the full album was coming Friday. Grande teased on Thursday that the…More

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