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Lafayette Weather – Typical Summer Showers Return This Week

Expect a return of higher temperatures and higher humidity as the work week wears on. This will also mean a return of afternoon and early evening showers and thunderstorms.

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Lafayette Getting at Least 9 New Restaurants

If you've driven through the heart of Lafayette lately, you've probably notice our growth is not stopping anytime soon. According to the Lafayette Consolidated Government's Permit Office, nine permits for new restaurants have been issued since January 1.

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Louisiana Senate Race In Dead Heat According To Latest Polls

With the polls showing Mary Landrieu and challenger Bill Cassidy in a virtual dead heat, why does one pollster think that Mary Landrieu may be in the political race of her life.

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Shoplifting Suspects Run Over Off-Duty Police Officer at Walmart on Ambassador Caffery

Lafayette Police are investigating a shooting that took place early this morning at the parking lot of Walmart on Ambassador Caffery in Lafayette.

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Be a Blood Hero, Donate During the 4th of July Blood Drive

Our friends at United Blood Services are holding its 4th of July Blood Drive this week and there are plenty of opportunities for you to help out.

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Louisiana Gas Prices Up For The Fourth Of July

The price of gas may seem high but you'll breath a sigh of relief when you consider where the price was just six years ago.

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Lafayette Council Approves Comprehensive Plan

Now that the council has approved the plan, it can't be altered.

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New Study Places Louisiana Number 2 In ’10 Most Corrupt States In The U.S.’

As the saying goes, "Birds of a feather flock together", Louisiana comes in at number 2 behind Mississippi in the 10 most corrupt states in the U.S.

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Lafayette Science Museum Geared Up for a Summer of Fun

Looking for something to do indoors with the kids this summer? Then why don't you take them to the Lafayette Science Museum on Jefferson Street in downtown Lafayette and check out the latest cool exhibition, Fossil Giants - Dinosaurs & Mammals.

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U.L. Is Louisiana’s Most Affordable Public University

U.L. was determined to lead the state with the lowest net price to attend. This puts the University of Louisiana in the top ten percent of the most affordable four year public universities in the nation.

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