Tracy Wirtz has been a fixture in the Lafayette media landscape for more than 30 years. Her career began in radio, she transitioned to television for about two decades, and returned to her radio roots in 2023. A lifelong resident of south Louisiana, she enjoys writing about Cajun culture and what makes the area unique and interesting. Tracy is also proud to be part of a great team that keeps our beloved Acadiana informed and connected.
Report Lists 5 Most Dangerous Scams for Louisiana Consumers in 2023
The Better Business Bureau in Louisiana helps consumers identify the most dangerous scams targeting residents. The BBB 2023 Risk Report outlines the top 5.
12 Places in Louisiana You Still Cannot Legally to Carry a Concealed Firearm
A Louisiana bill allowing Constitutional carry or carrying a concealed gun without a permit has been approved, but there are 12 places you cannot legally carry.
Police Confiscate Machine Gun in Louisiana Home of Accused Drug Dealer
St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Deputies confiscated a machine gun and drugs during a "knock-and-talk" at the residence of an accused dealer in Opelousas, Louisiana.
Louisiana Animal Rescue Owner Fights Back After Being Accused of Theft of a Dog
An animal rescue owner in Crowley, Louisiana retained an attorney and is fighting back after being accused of stealing a dog she says rightfully belongs to her.
A Dozen Tough-on-Crime Laws Endorsed by Governor Jeff Landry Get the Nod from Louisiana Legislature
The Louisiana Legislature special session ended early. A dozen tough-on-crime laws tare headed to Governor Jeff Landry’s desk. He calls it a giant step forward.
Traffic Alert: Road Between U.S. Hwy 90 and Pinhook Rd in Broussard, Louisiana, to Close Through the Summer
The city of Broussard, Louisiana, announced a busy road will close for up to 4 months while crews replace a bridge. Drivers are alerted to plan ahead.
Atchafalaya Basin Bridge Closure in St. Martin Parish to Impact Louisiana Drivers
The Louisiana DOTD has announced that traffic headed both east and west on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge will be impacted by a closure the week of March 4, 2024.
Cell Service Providers Announce Price Hikes for Louisiana, Texas after Massive Outage
Cell phone customers across the country, including Louisiana and Texas, can expect a price hike to hit your bill in the next month from major providers.
ATM Thieves Strike Again: Crime Spree Spreads Across South Louisiana
Thieves who are stealing ATM machines are continuing their crime spree across south Louisiana. The latest is reported in the small Acadia Parish town of Iota.
Fire Wreaks Havoc on Louisiana, Texas Sparked by Windy, Dry Conditions
The Louisiana State Fire Marshal cautions residents not to burn in open, outdoor areas. Wind and drought continue to spark fires from Texas to south Louisiana.
WATCH: Louisiana’s “Little Cajun Saint” Finally Arrives at the Vatican
The journey to sainthood for Louisiana's Charlene Richard, the "Little Cajun Saint," began in 1959. Her cause for canonization is now at the Vatican.
Tickets Going Fast to See Passion of the Christ Star Jim Caviezel in Lafayette
A Lafayette, Louisiana Catholic group is hosting an event featuring Passion of the Christ and Sound of Freedom star Jim Caviezel in April. Tickets are going fast.