Through the courtesy and service of the American Red Cross, a shelter has been set up at the International Rice Festival Building for those displaced by the flooding in Crowley.
Crowley Police Chief Jimmy Broussard has announced that a curfew is imposed tonight for the affected areas of the City of Crowley.
During a morning meeting at state Rep. Jack Montoucet’s office, a group of area leaders, first responders and public officials gathered to address the weekend storm’s aftermath and how to best help parish residents.

Sisters of A&O plan Pink March/Family Fun Day

STREET DRIVE: Members of the Sisters of A&O conducted a Oct. 2-3 street drive in support of their fourth annual “Rayne in Pink” breast cancer awareness march and fun day this weekend on Saturday, October 24. Pictured, from left, are Demetrica Simmons, Gwen Mouton, Kirsten Jolivette, Nicole Anderson, Laressa Reed, Cutrina Jolivette, and Sadie Wheeler. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The Sisters of A&O 21st Century Club would like to announce their 4th Annual “Rayne In Pink,” a breast cancer awareness march and fun day. The public event is planned for Saturday, Oct. 24, for the general public.
The morning activities will begin that morning at the Depot Square where a prayer and balloon release will be held, followed by the 10 a.m. March that will end at the Green Room of the Civic Center Complex where the Fun Day events will begin at 11 a.m.

‘Healin’ Song’ recorded to help Acadiana (VIDEO)

AMONG HEALIN’ SONG CONTRIBUTORS - Joining Jo-El Sonnier during the recording of “Healin’ Song” were 17 of Acadiana’s best and brightest Cajun and Zydeco musicians and vocalists. Among those participating were, from left, Michael Doucet, Beau Thomas, Jo-El Sonnier and Joel Savoy.

A press conference was held Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Acadiana Community Foundation at River Ranch in Lafayette by Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne who announced the release of a song and video by Rayne native Jo-El Sonnier, “The Healin’ Song.”
Sonnier wrote and recorded the moving song following the 9/11 tragedies that shock the nation in 2001. But, has never performed it on stage -- until now.

UPDATE: Breaux has been arrested

According to Crowley Chief of Police KP Gibson, Johnathan Breaux Jr., one of two men wanted in connection with Sunday's shooting, has been taken in

2 more sought in Sunday shooting

Johnathan D. Breaux Jr. and Jermaine Washington Jr.

The Crowley Police Department needs the public’s help in locating two fugitives wanted in connection with the Sunday morning shooting.

Arrest made in Sunday fatal shooting

One man has been arrested and more arrests are expected in the Sunday morning shooting that took the life of a Crowley man.

Local officer’s act of kindness goes viral

Officer David Taylor carries a lost boy back to the Crowley Police Department during the Rice Festival. This picture is rapidly spreading on social media, with hundreds of Facebook shares as of Monday.

A picture of Crowley Police Officer David Taylor carrying a lost child from the festival grounds back to the Crowley Police Department is beginning to pick up steam on social media.

Camille Quebodeaux crowned new Rice Queen

Camille Elise Quebodeaux, daughter of Racquel and Kevin Quebodeaux, was crowned the 79th International Rice Festival Queen Saturday morning. Quebodeaux represented the Creole Farmers Market/Ms. St. Martin.

The weather could not have been more beautiful Saturday morning when seven young women took the stage for the 79th International Rice Festival Quee

Rice and Creole Cookery Winners announced

Randy Jemison of the USA Rice Federation, far left, and Letha Vincent, IRF Rice and Creole Cookery Contest chairmen, far right, were on hand to pre

Navarre, Hensgens named Junior Rice royalty Friday

It was a tough decision, but, from left, Emmy Navarre and Charlie Hensgens were eventually chosen Friday as the 79th International Rice Festival’s Junior Rice Queen and King. Navarre is a second grader at South Crowley Elementary and Hensgens is a first grader at St. Michael School.

It certainly was not the easiest of tasks, but after morning interviews and waves to the crowd and judges alike, junior royalty for the Internation

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WOLVES IN TODAY’S FOOTBALL JAMBOREE - The Rayne High Wolves Football Team were busy this week as they were readying for today’s 2016 Acadia Parish Jamboree at Iota High School. The Wolves are scheduled to meet the hosting Bulldogs in the second game of the night. The Jamboree will begin at 6 p.m. with Church Point meeting Crowley High. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Following last week’s historic flooding that halted all extra curricular activities while southern Louisiana tried to survive the worst flooding witnessed in almost 100 years, the 2016 football sea

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Paul Major Gagliano

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Major Gagliano of Fort Polk are announcing the birth of a son, Paul Major Gagliano, who was born at 1:47 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug.

Obituaries

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m. in the Duhon Funeral Home Chapel in Crowley for Robert “Tody Boy” Perry, 89, who passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2016, at 7:40 a.m.

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