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UL Lafayette professor wins Louisiana Writer Award

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 21:02 Written by
A University of Louisiana at Lafayette professor is being honored as the recipient of the 2014 Louisiana Writer Award. Darrell Bourque, a poet and English professor at UL, was announced as the award winner by the state library of Louisiana. The award is given annually to recognize outstanding contributions to Louisiana's literary and intellectual life. Bourque's poetry collections focus on life in Louisiana.
Lafayette attempted murder suspect captured in Calcasieu Parish
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 19:46 Written by
CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - A Lafayette man wanted on 13 counts of attempted first-degree murder was captured in Calcasieu Parish early Tuesday morning. Lafayette Police said Kevin Alexander, 37, was arrested after a high-speed chase that crossed multiple parishes and included multiple law enforcement agencies. Lafayette Police spokesman Paul Mouton said Alexander shot up a home in the 500 block of Orchid Drive in Lafayette.
Bourque Wins Louisiana Writer Award
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 16:16 Written by
Share: FacebookTwitterGoogle Plus 1 hour 21 minutes ago The State Library of Louisiana through its Louisiana Center for the Book is announcing Louisiana poet Darrell Bourque as the 2014 Louisiana Writer Award winner. The Louisiana Writer Award is given annually to recognize outstanding contributions to Louisiana's literary and intellectual life.
Lafayette man arrested for 13 counts of attempted murder after high-speed chase
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 16:16 Written by
Share: FacebookTwitterGoogle Plus 3 minutes 22 seconds ago by Dave Fields Lafayette Police Department (LPD) arrested a Lafayette man on 13 counts of attempted murder after he led officers on chase that ended in Calcasieu Parish. The incident began for LPD when officers responded to a 3:15 a.m.
Lafayette Parish Sheriff Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 16:16 Written by
Share: FacebookTwitterGoogle Plus 35 minutes 53 seconds ago by PRESS RELEASE The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday April 26, 2014. This is a semi-annual event in which people can turn in unused, unwanted or unnecessary prescription drugs that they have in the medicine cabinets at home.
Payton Turning Pro: UL Point Guard Declares for NBA Draft
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 00:03 Written by
Share: FacebookTwitterGoogle Plus 1 hour 21 minutes ago by UL Sports Information LAFAYETTE - Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns men's basketball player Elfrid Payton announced on Monday that he will forgo his final season of eligibility to enter the 2014 NBA Draft. Payton, a native of Gretna, La., averaged 19.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 2.3 steals per game in helping the Ragin' Cajuns to a 23-12 record and their first berth to the NCAA Championships…
Sources: La.-Lafayette's Payton off to draft
Monday, 21 April 2014 09:31 Written by
Louisiana-Lafayette junior point guard Elfrid Payton is heading to the NBA. Multiple sources told ESPN that the 6-foot-3 floor leader, who could be taken late in the first round of the NBA draft, will make an official announcement on Monday afternoon. Payton developed from a lightly recruited point guard out of Louisiana to one of the top floor leaders in the country.
Web Extra: Lafayette Church Hosts Drive-Thru Prayer
Sunday, 20 April 2014 19:16 Written by
Lafayette -- (KATC) A Lafayette church on Good Friday hosted a new kind of drive-thru, bringing prayer from the church to the street. The New Church On Louisiana Avenue hosted its first drive-thru prayer. Ninety-year-old Mary King is the oldest church member, and she said she prayed with more than 20 drivers. "I blessed those people, they needed blessing, some of them in tears.
Watch: Lil' Boosie & Young Jeezy Perform 'Better Believe It' In Louisiana
Sunday, 20 April 2014 12:01 Written by
Continuing his series of post-prison shows with his Touch Down 2 Cause Hell tour, Lil' Boosie headed to the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana last night (Apr. 19). His first performance in his home state since his release, Bad Azz decided to make the night a special one by calling on Young Jeezy for a performance of their 2009 track "Better Believe It.
State cites Lafayette with cultural award
Saturday, 19 April 2014 21:02 Written by
Share: FacebookTwitterGoogle Plus 8 hours 15 minutes ago by AP LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette's downtown area has been selected to receive the state's Cultural District Award for 2014. The Advocate reports the selection was made by the Office of Cultural Development. In a statement, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne says the award recognizes top efforts to highlight and cultivate Louisiana's cultural resources.
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