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Hurricane Debris Collection Schedule in City of Carencro

Hurricane Debris Collection Schedule in City of Carencro

Collection of Hurricane Delta debris in the City of Carencro is scheduled to begin Monday, October 26th. Residents are reminded to separate debris in accordance with FEMA guidelines. That includes sorting tree and plant debris separately from construction debris. Household garbage, hazardous waste and appliances should all be sorted separately, as well. All debris should…More

Animal Shelter Partners to Offer Free Rabies Vaccinations for Dogs

Animal Shelter Partners to Offer Free Rabies Vaccinations for Dogs

The Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Center (LASCC), in collaboration with SpayNation, will provide FREE rabies vaccinations for dogs next Saturday, October 31, 2020. The vaccinations will be drive-thru for added convenience, dog owners interested in vaccinating their pet are asked to remain in their vehicles. The event will be held in the parking lot…More

14 Year Old Girl Made Discovery That Could Cure Covid-19

14 Year Old Girl Made Discovery That Could Cure Covid-19

Anika Chebrolu from Texas won the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge for a discovery that could lead to potential Covid-19 therapy.  Her winning invention uses in-silico methodology to discover a lead molecule that can selectively bind to a protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.  Anika said, “My effort to find a lead compound to bind to…More

Old Spanish Trail Bridge Rehabilitation

Old Spanish Trail Bridge Rehabilitation

The Public Works Department announced today that the Old Spanish Trail Road Bridge between Apollo Rd. and Jenkins Rd. is scheduled to be closed starting Tuesday, October 20, 2020 for approximately three (3) months, weather dependent. This bridge crossing of Coulee Ile Des Cannes will be closed for rehabilitation work. Detour routes will be made…More

Vitalant & Waitr Join Forces for Blood Drive: Donations  Imperative in Wake of Pandemic

Vitalant & Waitr Join Forces for Blood Drive: Donations Imperative in Wake of Pandemic

Lafayette, LA – With coronavirus cases increasing once again, local blood provider Vitalant and Waitr are launching a two-week blood drive to help Lafayette patients through life-saving blood and plasma donations. Blood donors are desperately needed to make up for the shortfall of thousands of uncollected donations at cancelled blood drives during the Covid-19 period.…More

Contractor Misspells ‘Librarey’ in Parking Lot

Contractor Misspells ‘Librarey’ in Parking Lot

A big Oh, Oh! The Indianapolis Library Services Center was a little embarrassed after a contractor marked off spots for building vehicles by painting, “LIBRAREY VEHICLES ONLY.”  A spokesman for the library said the misspellings will be corrected. A library wasn’t the best place to make a spelling mistake, and now that the photo went…More

Coca Cola Discontinues ‘Tab’ After Nearly 60 Years

Coca Cola Discontinues ‘Tab’ After Nearly 60 Years

Coca-Cola is discontinuing its first-ever diet soda Tab after nearly 60 years. The company said the beverage had been “under-performing” and will instead focus on better-selling products. One Tab enthusiast said, “Tab had an amazing run. As a business decision, I can understand it, but it’s a very sad day … I do feel it’s…More

Lafayette Parks and Recreation Fun and Fitness Program Resumes

Lafayette Parks and Recreation Fun and Fitness Program Resumes

The Lafayette Parks and Recreation Fun and Fitness program is back after the COVID-19 pandemic shut it down in March. Fun and Fitness gives those 50 and over and adults with disabilities the opportunity to get moving again with sit-down exercises to music while accommodating all levels of functioning. Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor Denise Ferguson said…More

Hurricane Debris Pickup Update

Hurricane Debris Pickup Update

Trucks and other equipment needed to pick up hurricane debris in Lafayette Parish are continually being added to ensure a speedier and efficient process. DRC Emergency Services continues to work in various zones in the parish, and by the weekend anticipate having 27 trucks total.   Late last week, 13 trucks and 17 crews are…More

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Kevin Hart is ready for the revived MDA telethon

Kevin Hart is ready for the revived MDA telethon

For Kevin Hart, it’s all about the kids. The comedian will take the helm of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s telethon that was hosted for decades by the late Jerry Lewis. The event, which has been renamed “The MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon,” will take place Saturday for the first time since 2010. The pivotal moment…More

Arnold Schwarzenegger says he feels ‘fantastic’ after undergoing heart surgery

He may be known as a robot assassin. But in real life, he’s only human. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the 73-year-old actor and former Republican governor of California, revealed on social media Thursday that he had undergone heart surgery. In the post, which was shared on both Instagram and Twitter, Schwarzenegger shared that he had his aortic…More

Jennifer Aniston votes, tells fans it’s ‘not funny’ to vote for Kanye

Jennifer Aniston has already cast her ballot. Now she’s telling her followers to do the same. In an Instagram post Friday, the actor shared with her 35.7 million followers that she had voted for Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. “Our current President has decided that racism is a non-issue,” Aniston wrote. “He has repeatedly…More

Matthew McConaughey has some lessons on fatherhood

Matthew McConaughey has some lessons on fatherhood

Matthew McConaughey had a great role model in his dad. In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper airing Friday, the actor spoke about building on the lessons from his father and other stories from his new memoir, “Greenlights.” McConaughey said his father didn’t blink when the future Oscar-winner told him he’d rather attend film school…More

Ariana Grande imagines life in the White House in ‘Positions’ video

Ariana Grande imagines life in the White House in ‘Positions’ video

Ariana Grande makes an impressive president in the video for her new single, “Positions.” Throughout the video, Grande imagines herself in the White House, leading an inclusive and fashionable team of cabinet officials. The video is directed by Dave Meyers. The single is part of Grande’s next album, which drops Oct. 30. In early 2020,…More

Elton John is getting his own Barbie doll

Elton John is getting his own Barbie doll

Elton John is getting his very own Barbie doll. And while the doll won’t look like the Rocket Man, it will be styled in his likeness. The limited-edition Barbie doll, which was released on Mattel’s website on Thursday, will have a glittery top and flared denim complete with the singer’s initials. Her multi-colored “Elton” bomber…More

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