- More than ten million people in three states are now under storm warnings or watches as Hurricane Florence moves towards the Carolina coast. the storm is expected to make landfall Friday.
- A crew of 13 Lafayette Utilities System workers is posted outside the Carolina’s ready to kick into gear when needed. The manpower and equipment will be used to support the Carolina’s with restoring power to residents.
- The American Red Cross in Louisiana has a disaster action team heading to Virginia and the Carolinas. The Red Cross is accepting donations through its website and by text message.
- Hours of searching in Opelousas for what authorities thought could be the remains of Erica Hunt, who was last seen in that area over 2 years ago, turned up to be animal bones. Erica’s mother is hopeful that her family will see closure soon, while police are asking for tips from the public.
- A Youngsville man was struck by a train and killed early Wednesday morning in Broussard. Police say his Jeep was involved in a wreck several hours earlier.
- Next Tuesday the Lafayette City-Parish Council will consider a resolution to stop “Drag Queen Story Time.” They say it’s not an age appropriate educational program.
Pope Francis is summoning the presidents of every Bishops conference around the world to the Vatican for an abuse prevention summit in February.