Lafayette, Louisiana

City in Louisiana, United States

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Lafayette is a city in and the parish seat of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, located along the Vermilion River in the southwestern part of the state. The city of Lafayette is the fourth-largest in the state, with a population of 127,657 according to 2015 U.S. Census estimates. It is the principal city of the Lafayette, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area, with a 2015 estimated population of 490,488. The larger trade area or Combined Statistical Area of Lafayette-Opelousas-Morgan City CSA was 627,146 in 2015. Its nickname is The Hub City.

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Surveillance footage from downtown Lafayette, obtained by the J&C, shows a man distributing bags of Ku Klux Klan propaganda early Tuesday morning.
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The Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana released a list of clergy accused of sexually abusing children, joining about 60 others that have done so.
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The three fires occurred over a 10-day period starting on March 26 in St. Landry Parish, north of Lafayette.
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