Junior Dani Williams made 21 points, making it her seventh game in a row scoring double figures. Despite a seven-point deficit in the first quarter, the No. 20 Texas A&M women’s basketball team came back to defeat the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns 83-62 in the WNIT Quarterfinals on Sunday during Military Appreciation Day at Reed Arena. A&M head coach, Gary Blair said he was pleased with how the Aggies drove the ball, rebounded, and the number of free throws attempts they finished with. “One of our goals on the board was to get 30 free throw attempts after we got 36 the last time. We hitRead More →

Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- Good news for small business owners affected by the August floods in 2016.There is hope for those of you who are still having a hard time bouncing back. The South Central Planning and Development Commission has been awarded funding under the state’s restore Louisiana Small Business Program. This loan program would allow small business affected by the March and August 2016 floods to apply for zero percent interest loans for their recovery efforts. Businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies, healthcare and childcare providers, gas stations, construction-related companies, locally owned restaurantsRead More →

Jeremy Papasso, Longmont Times-Call file photo Lafayette’s City Council approved a yearlong stay on new drilling applications within city limits on Tuesday night. Merrily Mazza was the sole council member voting against the ordinance. If officially sanctioned next month — on second reading — the moratorium would preempt new oil and gas development until late 2018, unless officials iron out new regulations before then, they said. The ordinance would halt the “submission, acceptance, processing, and approval … of all land use applications, including all special use review applications” aimed at the “exploration or extraction, and related operations and activities, of oil and gaseous materials.” ItRead More →

Louisiana’s medical marijuana program is edging closer to kickoff, but doctors have been slow to embrace the new medication option. Only two doctors have applied for the permit required to offer medical-grade pot to patients, according to information The Associated Press obtained from the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners under a Public Records Law request. One permit application has been approved, while the other is under review. That’s raising questions about whether patients struggling with chronic pain and suffering will gain access to the drug they sought. Medical marijuana is a controversial subject in the conservative Southern state. But Sen. Fred Mills, the RepublicanRead More →

WEST LAFAYETTE – The West Lafayette girls soccer team scored early and often and rolled to a 6-3 victory over Hanover Central in the first round of the West Lafayette sectional Tuesday night. The Red Devils will face Culver, an 11-0 victor over Benton Central, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the West Lafayette field. Kankakee Valley will take on Twin Lakes in the other semifinal at 7:30. West Lafayette was coming off a tough loss to Harrison last week. After trailing Harrison 3-0 early, the Red Devils rallied to tie the score before losing 4-3. That loss played a big part in Tuesday’s victory. “ItRead More →

Will the state of Louisiana ever catch a break? That’s what many who live here wonder, as do many more who used to live there or know someone that still lives there. The state was famously thrashed by Hurricane Katrina some years back, which killed many and destroyed entire portions of New Orleans and surrounding parishes. The city has rebounded nicely since then, with much of the rest of the nation contributing all it could to the recovery efforts. Unfortunately, the state of Louisiana did not go unscathed in the hurricane season of 2017. While Harvey, Irma, and Maria primarily hit places like Texas, Florida,Read More →

Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Massive controversy took over the country when more NFL players than ever decided not to stand for the national anthem. Players, fans, and owners all have their own take on the situation. For one Louisiana lawmaker, these protests have made their way past the playing field and into state legislature. The New Orleans Saints were among the teams protesting. 10 players sat on the bench during the national anthem. This has prompted Louisiana lawmaker Kenny Havard to try to withdraw millions of state tax dollars allocated to the team.Read More →

ELIZABETH ROBERTSON / Staff Photographer Villanova’s Aaron Forbes breaks away from the pack for a 29 yard gain in the 3rd quarter of the Wildcats’ 59-0 win over Lafayette. Conventional football wisdom is if you win the toss, defer to the second half and put your defense on the field. Real wisdom when you are facing a team that has given up 462 yards per game against lesser opponents is to take the ball and see if they can stop you. The answer came quickly Saturday night at Villanova Stadium. Lafayette could not stop the Wildcats. Nor could their offense move the ball. This isRead More →

Frederick Douglass 29, Lafayette 14: A week after beating Tates Creek for the program’s first victory, the Frederick Douglass football team secured a signature win, knocking off Lafayette on the road. Nate Gay’s 7-yard TD run late in the first quarter gave the Broncos a 15-7 lead, and they never looked back. “This feels good, a lot of my kids on this team have never beat these guys so I’m just proud for them,” said Douglass Coach Brian Landis. “But we’ve got a long way to go. We had too many penalties … but we’ll get that cleaned up and we’ve got a chance toRead More →