Officials are investigating the death of a 20-year-old man Wednesday at Lafayette College. (CHRIS SHIPLEY / THE MORNING CALL) The death of a 20-year-old man at Lafayette College appears to be a suicide, Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek said Thursday morning. The man, who was from New Jersey, was found in a dorm Wednesday. Police said they were called about 10:15 a.m. to 701 High St. to assist in a death investigation. The death is being investigated by Easton police, the coroner’s office and school officials. 610-820-6564 Source ArticleRead More →

Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – A charter school with over 400 students in the New Orleans area is expanding with a new school in Lafayette. JCFA is located at 1501 Ambassador Caffery Parkway. According to the executive director, JCFA provides for students who are academically capable but have non-academic barriers. The school opens August 14, 2017. JCFA Executive Director Millie Manning Harris says the first school opened seven years ago in partnership with Jefferson Parish Schools. Harris explains the story of a student who attends one of the JCFA schools. “Adrian actually started withRead More →

Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – In 2014, volunteer rates were lowest among 20- to 24-year-olds (18.4 percent), according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The volunteer efforts of Caden Jones, 21 of Lafayette proves that there is truth to not forgetting where you come from. “I got to experience going to different universities and different colleges and all kinds of different things that just inspired me to the point that I knew I wanted to go to college; at this point and time,” says Jones. It’s been a long and bumpy road for Jones.Read More →

When you are planning your vacation this year, you want to make sure you visit an area that not only has a lot to offer in the way of entertainment, it also allows you to get a taste of a slower time in life. After all, many of us tend to run from one stressful thing to another and we don’t necessarily have or take the time to slow down. If you would like to slow down this year on vacation, be sure that you visit Lafayette Louisiana. The fact of the matter is, most people tend to overlook Louisiana as a vacation destination. TheyRead More →

Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Uncle Sam’s Jam is taking place at Parc International today in Downtown Lafayette from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event is free and for all ages. Geno Delafose & The French Rockin’ Boogie and Three37 Band will be performing while residents enjoy the food, drinks, facepainting and other activities. All of this leads to a massive fireworks display that is sure to be unforgettable! Uncle Sam’s Jame benefits the Downtown Lafayette Restaurant & Bar Association. For more information, CLICK HERE. Play Video Play Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% RemainingRead More →

Before she won the title Miss Louisiana 2017 on Saturday (June 24), Laryssa Bonacquisti practiced her skills as a journalist for the LSU Manship School News Service, covering sessions of the Louisiana Legislature. Videos and podcasts by Bonacquisti have appeared on NOLA.com. It was clear before the Miss Louisiana Pageant began that Bonacquisti was a likely winner. After all, she had already won a preliminary talent contest with her ventriloquism skills Thursday night and the Lifestyle and Fitness (swimsuit) contest Friday. In the end, Bonacquisti wore the crown, winning out over 32 women age 18 to 24, all of whom had won local pageants inRead More →

Louisiana-Lafayette’s Wyatt Marks (31) pitches against LSU during a NCAA Super Regional game at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge on Saturday, June 6, 2015. (Photo by Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)( Louisiana-Lafayette pitcher Wyatt Marks started his career with the Ragin’ Cajuns playing at a very high level, but once he struggled to take the next step in his progression, coach Tony Robichaux decided to move the right-hander into a full-time bullpen role. That move motivated Marks into becoming one of the top relief pitchers in the nation during 2017. Marks, a former St. Thomas More standout, was named a first-team selection onRead More →

School’s out. It’s getting hot. You look around and you’re thinking, “What the heck am I gonna do with all this time?” Well, you won’t be bored this summer in south Louisiana if you love going to a good concert. Weekend after weekend is full of good shows. In the next few days, Baton Rouge alone will host R&B superstar Maxwell and the ever-soulful St. Paul and the Broken Bones. After that? Take your pick. Country legend Garth Brooks will visit the Cajundome in Lafayette for five shows at the end of June. Rapper J. Cole will head to the Varsity for a sold-out showRead More →

.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented the Lafayette International Center with the President’s “E” Star Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Accepting the award for the International Center and for Lafayette Consolidated Government were Dave Domingue, the Center’s Operations Coordinator, and Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux, pictured here with Secretary Ross (far left) and Acting Under Secretary for International Trade Kenneth Hyatt (far right). Photo credit: LCG WASHINGTON D.C. (KLFY) – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented the Lafayette International Center with the President’s “E” Star Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Accepting the award forRead More →