What's going on?
Blue Bayou Waterpark in Baton Rouge to Open May 30
This is great news considering that just a few weeks ago the facility's website said that the park would remain closed for the summer of 2023.
14-Year-Old Injured in Shooting on Tuesday Night in Lafayette
The Lafayette Police Department was dispatched to the area of Louisiana Avenue at Tenth Street on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, shortly after 7:15 pm in reference to a report of a shooting in progress.
Louisiana Residents Warned to Be Alert for 'Smishing' Scams
The bad guys have figured out a new way to reach out and interrupt your life. Here's what you need to know to avoid smishing scams in Louisiana.
End of an Era? Historic Sign Structure in Lafayette Comes Down
A giant part of Johnston street history is currently missing and could very well be gone forever.
3 Arrested for Allegedly Bringing Guns Louisiana Pre-K Graduation
Three people, including a 16-year-old, were arrested for allegedly bringing guns to a Pre-K graduation ceremony in South Louisiana.
Missing St. Martinville Woman Found Dead Near South Louisiana Bayou
St. Martin, Louisiana (KPEL News) - A woman reported missing from St. Martinville was found dead Sunday afternoon after her car crashed into a local bayou. 56-year-old Connie Bourque was reported missing and was last seen on Friday, May 19th around 6:00 p...
Former STM Teacher Pleads 'Not Guilty' in Lafayette Federal Court
De La Paz was indicted last week on a charge of attempted production of child pornography related to a leaked video on social media in late April.
I-10 Traffic Closures Happening in Lafayette and South Louisiana
LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL News) - There are a few traffic closures happening across South Louisiana - including Calcasieu, Lafayette, and St. Mary Parishes - that you need to know. Nighttime Lane Closures Happening on I-10 Eastbound in Calcasieu Parish First, let's start with asphalt roadway work and striping that began Tuesday night and will end on Thursday morning. DOT...
'Topless Jeep Weekend' Trashes Galveston Beach, Over 200 Arrested
The unofficial festival always leaves behind a lot of trash, and this year, hundreds were arrested as the party got out of control.
Vehicle Hits Motorcycle From Behind, Killing Lafayette Passenger
JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, La. (KPEL News) - May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. One reason for the awareness is because of crashes like this one in Jefferson Davis Parish that took the lives of a woman from Lafayette and a man from Iowa, Louisiana...
Local Paint Company Wants to Repaint The Blackham Coliseum in Lafayette
The owner of a local paint company wants to give the iconic Blackham Coliseum in Lafayette a facelift.
1 Woman & 1 Child Dead Following Fatal Crash at I-49 Exit Ramp
LAFAYETTE PARISH, La. (KPEL News) - Another fatal crash on our roadways has taken multiple lives far too young, this time ending the lives of a woman from Sunset and a girl from Carencro. Louisiana State Police say the incident happened around 3:00 p.m. o...
Proceed With Caution as You Approach This Intersection in Lafayette
If you travel west on West Congress in Lafayette, heading towards Rue du Belier, you should be on high alert.
Butte LaRose Pontoon Bridge Reopens After Complete Transformation
The historic Pontoon Bridge in Butte La Rose, Louisiana, is now reopened to the public, marking a significant milestone in the community.
Lafayette's First (and Only) Hot Pot Restaurant Opening in June
In the ever-evolving restaurant scene in Lafayette, it looks like there is something new, cool, and different coming to an old location.
Body Found Washed Up Near USS Kidd in Baton Rouge on Monday Night
A body was found on Monday evening in Baton Rouge when it washed up near the USS Kidd on River Road along the banks of the Mississippi River.
New Louisiana App Lets You Plan a Drive by Viewing Traffic Feeds
The app relies on cameras managed by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, and it can help you plan your routes.
Two Crop Dusters Collide on Landing Strip Near Gueydan
The Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office confirms that two small planes, crop dusters, collided with each other on Monday morning.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Baseball Player Goes Viral With National Anthem Performance
CORPUS CHRISTI, Tx. (KPEL News) - Tre Jones III had a Senior Day he will never forget as his performance of the Star-Spangled Banner will be remembered for quite some time. And he's not even a Senior. Jones is a Junior outfielder for the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders, who were hosting the Incarnate Word Cardinals from San Antonio over the weekend. Th...
AI-Generated Photos of Pentagon Explosion Cause Wall St. Selloff
The origins of the AI-generated photos of an explosion at the Pentagon remain unknown.