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6th Annual Lighting of the Christmas tree happening in Erath

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The Town of Erath is turning on the Christmas lights to start the holiday season. 

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Sun shines on in spite of subtle changes

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Plenty of sunshine will remain in the forecast for Acadiana this weekend with a warming trend into Saturday, followed by a breezier and slightly cooler Sunday. 

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Police say Thibodaux man shot, killed woman, then attempted to burn her body

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The woman later died at a New Orleans hospital.

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US appeals court orders halt on natural gas pipeline in Ohio

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The city argues argues the pipeline could damage a bog that contains protected plant and animal species.

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Trump wants to end welfare as Bill Clinton knows it

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Overhauling welfare was one of the defining goals of Bill Clinton's presidency, starting with a campaign promise to "end welfare as we know it," continuing with a bitter policy fight and producing change that remains hotly debated 20 years later. 

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Shoppers wait outside for hours on Thursday for Black Friday deals

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Shoppers were waiting outside of Best Buy on Thursday to get a leg up on Black Friday deals.  The majority of people waiting were there for one specific item; a Sharp 50" 4K smart television set that was marked down more than $300 dollars from it’s original price.

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St. Martin Parish to distribute rat bait for residents

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Residents can pick up rat bait at certain times and locations in their community.

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North Korea digs trenches where defector crossed DMZ border

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Images taken Wednesday appear to show North Korean soldiers refortifying and digging trenches where a defector escaped last week across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) border to South Korea.

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Louisiana marks another record-setting year for foster adoptions

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More families adopted two or three, even five, children, many of whom were siblings.

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Interpol: 40 human traffickers arrested, 236 children saved

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 Police in five African countries arrested 40 suspected human traffickers and rescued hundreds of victims - including 236 minors - in an exceptionally large-scale Interpol-led operation. 

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Iberia Parish town hall scheduled for next week

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Three parish council members are set to attend.

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Reports of gunfire spark stampede on busy London street

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Reports of gunfire sparked panic and a stampede on Oxford Street in Central London Friday. 

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Black Friday shoppers hit Acadiana Mall

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    Black Friday shopping is no joke at the Acadiana Mall.      "I'm so competitive about it," says Samantha Wright.      "She's really competitive, she was running through the mall," says her sister, Sarah Wright.      "Yeah, and she was like you don't have to run! I was like yes I do!" says Samantha.      This day of shopping for the holidays has become a holiday in itself. Bracin... More>>

Christmas tree shopping

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Whether it's this weekend or a little closer to Christmas, many families in Acadiana will be picking out their holiday centerpiece, a tree.  

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Iberia Parish Crime Stoppers: November 23, 2017

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Iberia Parish Sheriff's office is investigating multiple shootings that occurred the week of November 13th.   

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Study to determine number of red snapper in the Gulf

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Area fishermen have long criticized federal estimates of red snapper, saying they result in unnecessarily short seasons.

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St. Landry Thanksgiving Committee feeds hundreds

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     For Thanksgiving, people throughout Acadiana gave thanks by giving back.   

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Kentucky city considering deer contraceptive program to control population

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- Residents in Fort Thomas are starting to feel a bit overcrowded with deer. The City Council is exploring the ideas to thin out the herd including birth control. 

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Scores killed in Egypt mosque attack

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At least 184 people were killed and another 125 injured in an attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai region on Friday, Egyptian state media reported, making it one of the deadliest attacks ever carried out against civilians in the province.

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This year's can't-miss Black Friday deals

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It’s Black Friday! This year, the best single day for deep discounts was slated to be Thanksgiving Day, especially in the electronics category. But Black Friday will also offer many good deals, especially in the toys and clothing categories. Savings will also continue on Cyber Monday, which is expected to be the best day for deals on shoes, make-up and laptops. Many deals, even limited inventory doorbusters are available both online and in-store. Almost all of the... More>>

UPDATE: I-49 reopens after can truck overturns

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I-49 South at mile marker 30 is closed this morning after a cane truck flipped on the highway.  That's about three miles north of the Lebeau exit.  State police say no one was injured.  No word on when the highway will reopen.

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Fires deliberately set inside TX Walmart

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 A suspected arson attack at a Texas Walmart was caught on camera Wednesday. 

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Spirit of Acadiana: The meaning of Thanksgiving

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We all know it's Thanksgiving weekend, but what is the meaning of Thanksgiving?  Our Scott Brazda finds out in our latest edition of Spirit of Acadiana. More>>

Sunshine for the Rest of the Weekend

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?More sunshine is expected today for shoppers and everyone else enjoying the long Thanksgiving weekend. Temperatures will start rather chilly again today with morning lows in the 30s. Frosty conditions are likely as you wake up. Eventually, sunny skies will warm our temperatures a few degrees more compared to yesterday. Expect highs to reach the mid 60s today as winds begin shifting to the east, then southeast later today. The rest of the weekend looks quiet. Sunny skies are expected...

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Family restaurant makes Thanksgiving feast for less fortunate

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Many of you are stuffed after your Thanksgiving dinners, and one Lafayette restaurant did its part today to feed those who otherwise wouldn't have had meals.

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LSU guard Tremont Waters Named All-Tourney at Maui

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LAHAINA, Maui, Hawaii – LSU freshman Tremont Waters was named to the Maui Jim Maui Invitational All-Tournament team announced following the championship game of the 2017 event. Waters averaged 22.7 points per game with 22 FGs, 10 treys, 14-17 FTs and he averaged 4.0 assists per game and 1.7 steals per game. Highlighting Waters tournament was his 39 points against Marquette in the third place game on Wednesday.

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Cajuns Head To Las Vegas For South Point Thanksgiving Shootout

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Louisiana will play Niagara and Cleveland State in two games over the weekend.

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Frosty start to sunny and milder Friday

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After a frosty start, Acadiana will get to enjoy another sunny and seasonably cool day, but afternoon temperatures will be milder as compared with Thanksgiving. Temperatures Friday morning will start in the mid-30s with nearly calm winds, which should be nearly ideal conditions for frost to form by daybreak. 

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Multiple vehicle crash north of Eunice

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Emergency officials are on the scene of a crash on Highway 13 just north of Eunice.  

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FBI, ATF to conduct review of criminal background check system in wake of Texas church massacre

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered a comprehensive review of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in the wake of the shooting at a church in Sutherland Spring, Texas, which killed 26 people, including an unborn child police have included in the total. 

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Pioneering jazz singer Jon Hendricks dies at 96

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Jon Hendricks, the pioneering jazz singer and lyricist who with the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross popularized the "vocalese" singing style in which words were added to instrumental songs, has died. He was 96

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Troopers: Pedestrian killed after running into truck's path

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A Kinder man is dead after troopers say he darted into the path of a pick-up truck.

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'Explosion' heard near missing Argentine submarine's last known location

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A noise detected near the last known location of a missing Argentine submarine on the day it vanished was consistent with an explosion, the Argentine Navy said Thursday. 

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Sasol to end GTL projects worldwide

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Sasol has abandoned plans for a gas-to-liquids plant in the Lake Charles area that would have cost as much as $15 billion, saying the low price of oil and a volatile marketplace make the project "uneconomic."

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Ikea recalls dresser again after death of 8th child

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Ikea is recalling again a number of its dressers after an eighth child was killed by one of them. 

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Are you traveling for food this Thanksgiving?

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 Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year.  In fact, 48% are traveling today for the holiday based on the results from TripAdvisor’s Annual Thanksgiving Travel Survey. 

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16-year-old N. Charleston student admitted to MUSC graduate program

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Kira Adkins, 16, isn't just another student at Academic Magnet High School in North Charleston.

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Louisiana missionary home after being detained in Guatemala

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 A Louisiana man detained by Guatemalan authorities since March while on a church mission trip has returned to the United States.    

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Sunny & Pleasant This Thanksgiving

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Starting out our Thanksgiving with clear skies and chilly temperatures. Freeze warnings are in effect for areas north of US 190 until 8am where temperatures are expected to drop to near the freezing point for two to four hours. 

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2 injured in "major crash" on Amb. Caffery

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Ambassador Caffery at Dulles Drive is blocked at this hour because of a major crash with injuries.

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Dillard rallies in 4th to beat UL Wednesday

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PRESS RELEASE LAFAYETTE – A double-double from sophomore Kimberly Burton and 14 points from sophomore Malachi Seraphin-Williams wasn't enough for the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns women's basketball team as they fell to the Dillard Bleu Devils 60-53 here at the Cajundome.             Burton finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds while Seraphin-Williams added three rebounds on 6-14 shooting but the Cajuns suffered from not ha... More>>

Lafayette Christmas tree lighting tonight

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Lafayette's Christmas tree will be lit tonight at Downtown Alive. 

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Family holds vigil for shooting victim

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The family of a New Iberia shooting victim held a vigil for him today.

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1 injured in hotel shooting

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Police say they are investigating a shooting at a hotel on the northside of town.

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Bartley and Gant spark Cajuns to 82-76 win over Richmond

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PRESS RELEASE GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – Frank Bartley scored 19 of his team-high 23 points in the season with JaKeenan Gant scoring 14 of his 16 after intermission as the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns men’s basketball overcame a second-half deficit and defeated Richmond, 82-76, in the third-place game a the inaugural Cayman Islands Classic on Wednesday at John Gray Gymnasium. Marcus Stroman scored a career-high 15 points while Justin Miller scored a season-high 15 po... More>>

Staff member of governor's office resigns amid sexual harassment allegations.

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A member of Governor John Bel Edward's staff has resigned amid sexual harassment allegations, WBRZ confirms.  

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Coast Guard responds to oil spill in Plaquemines marsh

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The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an approximately 504-gallon oil "discharge" from a hole in a pipeline in a marsh area near Pointe à la Hache in Plaquemines, Wednesday. 

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Traffic cameras could be coming back to Lafayette

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In 2018, traffic cameras could be back in Lafayette.

Mayor-President Joel Robideaux told the council, he's considering bringing them back to school zones.

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  • High School Football Playoffs: Week 3 Match-ups

    High School Football Playoffs: Week 3 Match-ups

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    Several Acadiana teams are continuing their hunt for a state championship this Friday night. 

    Several Acadiana teams are continuing their hunt for a state championship this Friday night. 

  • LSU guard Tremont Waters Named All-Tourney at Maui

    LSU guard Tremont Waters Named All-Tourney at Maui

    Thursday, November 23 2017 11:55 PM EST2017-11-24 04:55:04 GMT
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    LAHAINA, Maui, Hawaii – LSU freshman Tremont Waters was named to the Maui Jim Maui Invitational All-Tournament team announced following the championship game of the 2017 event. Waters averaged 22.7 points per game with 22 FGs, 10 treys, 14-17 FTs and he averaged 4.0 assists per game and 1.7 steals per game. Highlighting Waters tournament was his 39 points against Marquette in the third place game on Wednesday.

    LAHAINA, Maui, Hawaii – LSU freshman Tremont Waters was named to the Maui Jim Maui Invitational All-Tournament team announced following the championship game of the 2017 event. Waters averaged 22.7 points per game with 22 FGs, 10 treys, 14-17 FTs and he averaged 4.0 assists per game and 1.7 steals per game. Highlighting Waters tournament was his 39 points against Marquette in the third place game on Wednesday.

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