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LSU C Pocic headed to Seattle

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LSU center Ethan Pocic is now a Seattle Seahawk. The Seahawks drafted Pocic with the 58th pick of the NFL Draft (27th in the 2nd round). Pocic is a former All-SEC selection and former second- and third-team All-America selection. More>>

Florida boy among 5 students hit by car has died

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MIAMI (AP) - A Florida sheriff's deputy was sleeping Thursday afternoon when his 11-year-old daughter called and asked him to pick her up at her school bus stop. 

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FDA approves 1st targeted drug for certain leukemia patients

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U.S. regulators have approved the first targeted drug for certain patients with an aggressive form of leukemia. More>>

Diners may have to wait longer for restaurant calorie counts

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Consumers hoping to consistently find out how many calories are in that burger and fries may have to wait _ again. More>>

Saints pick Marcus Williams in round two of NFL draft

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The New Orleans Saints picked Marcus Williams in the second round of the NFL draft.  Williams is a safety from Utah. 

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Festival International: Day 3 Video included

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Now that it's Friday, the crowds are getting even larger in Downtown Lafayette at Festival International de Louisiane.  

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Beekeepers recovering from historic August flood Video included

A local beekeeper lost 2,000 hives in the historic flood. A local beekeeper lost 2,000 hives in the historic flood.
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The recovery from the August flood continues across Acadiana. 

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75-year-old Festival International icon shares her love of dance Video included

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75-year-old Beth Placek embodies the essence of Festival International.

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Festival International: Night 2 Video included

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It's the second night of Festival International de Louisiane, and crowds are already starting to fill the streets of Downtown Lafayette.

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Military dad from Eunice surprises children at baseball game Video included

Air Force Technical Sergeant Lance "Todd" Daigle, surprised his two youngest children Air Force Technical Sergeant Lance "Todd" Daigle, surprised his two youngest children
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Two children threw out the first pitch before Wednesday's Carolina Mudcat's baseball game in Zebulon, North Carolina; a suburb of Raleigh, only to be surprised that the catcher was their father. 

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Seoul: North Korea test-fires missile from western region

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says North Korea has test-fired a missile from the western part of its country. There were no other immediate details Saturday morning, including what type of missile was used.  

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Official Festival Forecast Video included

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Festival is here, well almost here, so let's make a detailed breakdown of what you can expect for your full Festival Forecast. Weather is an ever evolving, ever changing thing so this post will be updated through the week as forecast details develop. 

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Windy, warm & humid with scattered showers/storms this weekend Video included

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You are going to notice the winds on Saturday as they will be sustained out of the south at 15-25mph with some gusts near 35mph. 

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What's on the ballot tomorrow?

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There's an election tomorrow in Acadiana. 

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Festival International brings increased sales to downtown Lafayette

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Thousands of people are expected to visit downtown Lafayette this weekend. Business owners say they are ready for the rush and are seeing an increase in sales.  

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KATC News now available on Amazon's Flash Briefings

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You can now listen to KATC news stories using your Alexa-enabled device.

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Class project encourages seniors to pursue UL communication degree Video included

As part of the project, UL students  are supposed to gain as much public exposure as possible by reaching out to various radio and news organizations across Lafayette. As part of the project, UL students are supposed to gain as much public exposure as possible by reaching out to various radio and news organizations across Lafayette.
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University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL) Mass Communication students are recruiting seniors at Acadiana High School as part of the student's final project. 

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Suspect arrested in St. Mary hit and run that injured a teenager

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 Louisiana State Police have released the name of the man involved in the hit and run incident in St. Mary Parish that injured a 17-year-old pedestrian. 

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Opelousas Police serve drug warrants

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The Opelousas Police Department conducted a warrants sweep this week. 

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Grand Prairie under another boil advisory

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Grand Prairie is under another boil advisory. 

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Ride for Rox rescheduled due to weather

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The annual Ride for Rox has been rescheduled because of inclement weather. 

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President Bush released from hospital

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Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from a Houston hospital where he received treatment for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis during a two-week stay.   

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March report on jobs in Louisiana released

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Louisiana’s not-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged in March at 5.4 percent as the state’s civilian labor force gained 20,562 over-the-month, according to federal data released today by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. 

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House OKs bill averting Saturday gov't shutdown, Senate next

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 With just hours to spare, the House easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. 

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Authorities investigating after body found floating in bayou

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DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - Authorities say they have found the body of what appears to be a woman floating in a bayou near Donaldsonville.      

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Child seat safety check in Morgan City set for Saturday

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Morgan City police are conducting a child safety seat inspection on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Walgreens Pharmacy.  

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Mamou police officer accuses police chief of setting ticket quotas Video included

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A Mamou Police Officer is accusing his Chief of setting ticket quotas for the officers.

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LSU's White Taken By Bills To Make Tiger Trio In First Round

LSU DB Tre'Davious White (Photo Credit: Advocate File Photo) LSU DB Tre'Davious White (Photo Credit: Advocate File Photo)
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Tre’Davious White made it a Tiger trio in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.  The LSU cornerback was selected 27th overall by the Buffalo Bills late in the first night of the three day event. White’s selection along with Leonard Fournette and Jamal Adams gives LSU its most first round picks since four back in 2007. The Bills acquired the selection in a draft day trade.  Kansas City moved up to Buffalo’s 10th slot to take Texas Tech quarterback Patrick... More>>

Trump seeks to expand drilling in Arctic, Atlantic oceans

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Working to dismantle his predecessor's environmental legacy, President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Friday that could lead to the expansion of drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.  

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Ville Platte man killed in early morning crash in Evangeline Parish

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A Ville Platte man is dead after and early morning crash along US 167 in Evangeline Parish.

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United Airlines changes policy after man dragged from flight

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The CEO of United Airlines responded to customers with an apology email, a few weeks after a man was dragged from a flight.  

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Johnny Depp surprises riders of Pirates of the Caribbean in Disneyland Video included

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Most of us know that when you see Mickey Mouse at Disneyland, it's probably not the real Mickey mouse, right? 

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FCC chief lays out attack on 'net neutrality' rules

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Internet companies are readying for a showdown with a Republican-controlled government over threats to net neutrality, a key issue for them and their users. More>>

Singer-songwriter Zachary Richard elevated as Commandeur of the French Order of Arts & Letters Video included

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Louisiana singer-songwriter, poet, writer, environmental and cultural activist Zachary Richard joins the ranks of Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Quincy Jones, Bono, and select others as a "Commandeur" of l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres de la République Française.

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Saints Go Offensive, Take Wisconsin OL Ryan Ramczyk To Close First Round

Saints offensive lineman Ryan Ramczyk (Photo Credit: UWBadgers.com) Saints offensive lineman Ryan Ramczyk (Photo Credit: UWBadgers.com)
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After getting a need early in the first round, the Saints closed out the first night with a luxury.    New Orleans takes Wisconsin offensive lineman Ryan Ramcyzk with the 32nd overall pick in the NFL Draft. The pick was originally for the Patriots but went to New Orleans in the Brandin Cooks trade.

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Saints Fill Need With Marshon Lattimore 11th In NFL Draft

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For the third consecutive season, the Saints get defensive in the first round.  New Orleans selects cornerback Marshon Lattimore from Ohio State with the 11th overall selection in the NFL Draft. Lattimore is considered the best cornerback in this year’s draft despite injury problems while at Ohio State.

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Lange, LSU Rebound With Win Over Alabama 8-2

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Junior right-hander Alex Lange limited Alabama to two runs in 7.1 innings Thursday night, leading No. 11 LSU to an 8-2 win over the Crimson Tide at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. LSU improved to 28-15 overall and 11-8 in the SEC, while Alabama dropped to 15-27 overall and 2-17 in conference play. The teams will resume the series with Game 2 at 6 p.m. CT Friday, and the contest will be televised on the SEC Network. The game will be carried by affiliates of the LSU Sp... More>>

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water off Pensacola

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NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the person in the water approximately 157 nautical miles off of Pensacola, Florida, Thursday. 

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Opelousas Police Department gets new equipment

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With assistance from the city attorney and other law enforcement agencies, Opelousas police officers are currently receiving training on safe taser usage to assist with public and officer safety.  

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Jets Take LSU's Jamal Adams At No. 6

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Jamal Adams is going from Baton Rouge to the Big Apple.  The LSU safety picked up by the New York Jets with the sixth overall selection in the NFL Draft. Adams’ selection along with Leonard Fournette makes it the second time in program history LSU has two players picked in the Top 10 of the draft.  JaMarcus Russell and LaRon Landry were the other pair back in 2007. In three years with the Tigers, Adams helped continue the school’s legacy of “DBU” as...

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LSU's Leonard Fournette Picked By Jaguars Fourth Overall

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Leonard Fournette is trading the purple and gold for teal and black.  The Jacksonville Jaguars have picked the LSU running back with the fourth pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Fournette’s selection makes it two consecutive years a running back has been picked fourth overall.

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UPDATE: Troopers locate vehicle in connection with St. Mary hit-and-run

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UPDATE: State troopers have located the vehicle in connection with a hit-and-run Thursday morning.

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Cajuns Softball Senior Day Festivities Moved To Saturday

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LAFAYETTE (Louisiana Sports Information Department Press Release) – 16th-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball has moved its Senior Day ceremony up to Saturday due to the possibility of inclement weather on Sunday.

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Lafayette police using upgraded, mobile security cameras for Festival International Video included

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You can expect good food and  music during the festival and also extra security in the downtown area. 

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Clouds, humidity return...storms this weekend Video included

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After just a lovely Thursday, breezy southerly will return to Acadiana Friday, ushering in clouds, humidity and warmth from the Gulf of Mexico. 

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Louisiana's 'unacceptable' infrastructure score fuels gas tax increase Video included

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The dismal state report card for infrastructure is lighting a fire for a gas tax increase.

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Louisiana repaying $370M cash-flow loan early, small savings

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is repaying early the $370 million it borrowed this budget year to keep state agencies paying their bills on time.    

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Sunblock for students: La. House says no prescription needed

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A prescription for sunscreen? The Louisiana House overwhelmingly agreed Thursday that public school students should be able to carry sunblock without a doctor's permission or their school's blessing. 

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One person shot near MLK Center

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Lafayette Park Police are investigating a shooting at a Lafayette park. 

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Principal stepping down to return to teaching, coaching

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Abbeville High School will have a new principal next year.  

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Kentucky doctor dragged off United flight in Chicago reaches settlement

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Kentucky doctor dragged off United flight in Chicago reaches settlement with airline for undisclosed amount

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Three arrested in recent Jeanerette shootings

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Jeanerette Police arrested three in connection with some recent shootings in the city. 

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60 new jobs coming to Port of Iberia

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Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and General Product Support Manager Troy Matherne of Louisiana Machinery Company announced the company will add 60 jobs and expand its New Iberia operations. 

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Naked man climbs electric tower in New Orleans

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Police are negotiating with a man who has climbed to the top of an electric tower in 7th District in New Orleans. 

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Smoking officially banned in Lafayette bars, playgrounds Video included

Lafayette Consolidated Government officials and staff, members of the media and the general public were invited to attend the ceremonial signing of the smoking ordinance Lafayette Consolidated Government officials and staff, members of the media and the general public were invited to attend the ceremonial signing of the smoking ordinance
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Today, Mayor-President Joel Robideaux officially signed the city's smoking ban into law. 

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Traffic lights now working on US 90 in Broussard

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UPDATE: Traffic Signals are functioning again at US 90 at Albertson PW in Broussard.

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MidSouth Bancorp: Cloutiers out

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MidSouth Bancorp Inc. announced today that Rusty Cloutier, longtime President and CEO of the company, has been terminated. 

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Estherwood boil advisory lifted

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The most recent boil advisory for the Village of Estherwood has been lifted. 

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Headstart students graduate this week in Acadiana Video included

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Students at Headstart programs are graduating this week.  

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St. Mary sets drug take-back day

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St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert will host two drug take-back locations on Saturday. 

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Police: Trooper slaying suspect shot dead after barricade

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A man suspected of fatally shooting a Delaware state trooper has been shot and killed by officers after an overnight standoff, state police said Thursday.   

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Expect heavy delays I-10 WB from Baton Rouge to Basin Bridge starting Friday

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development would like to remind traveling motorists of the upcoming lane closures on I-10.  Beginning Friday, April 28, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. through Monday, May 1, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.

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Trump tax plan could be good news for many, bad for deficit Video included

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President Donald Trump's plan to provide massive tax breaks to corporations faces big challenges as Washington struggles with mounting debt. More>>

Jazz Fest kicks off Friday; Connick, Aaron Neville on tap

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The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off its first weekend Friday with performances by native sons Harry Connick Jr., Aaron Neville and Kermit Ruffins whether or not the weather cooperates. 

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Ride for Rox Video included

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There will be  opportunities to ride your bike this weekend and support a good cause. 

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New Orleans woman takes "engagement" photos with Popeyes

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A New Orleans woman's "engagement" photos go to the extremes of the phrase "love that chicken from Popeyes".  

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LDWF reopens state outside waters of Acadiana for shrimp season

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Shrimp season is reopening in a portion of state outside waters in Acadiana.  

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Morgan City police to hold prescription drug take back day

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Residents can get rid of any old prescription drugs this weekend in Morgan City. 

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Ooh Ah for Ua: Audubon Zoo's fuzzy baby colobus monkey Video included

A colobus baby was born on March 13, 2017 to Mandeesa (mother) and Kivuli (father). / Courtesy of The Audubon Nature Institute A colobus baby was born on March 13, 2017 to Mandeesa (mother) and Kivuli (father). / Courtesy of The Audubon Nature Institute
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 Visitors who ooh and ah at the Audubon Zoo 's newest baby will be saying the colobus monkey's name: Ua. That's "flower" in Swahili.   

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Syrian media: Israel attacked installation near Damascus Video included

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Syrian state media blamed Israel on Thursday for an early morning missile attack on a military installation near Damascus International Airport that shook the capital with the force of the blasts.  

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Shuttle service available for Festival International

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The Festival shuttle is available every night of the festival.     

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Louisiana Golden Gloves Championships coming to Lafayette Video included

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The Louisiana Golden Gloves Championships features roughly 300 fighters from all across the country. 

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White House: Trump says US will not withdraw from NAFTA

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, just hours after administration officials said he was considering a draft executive order to do just that.    

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Sunny & pleasant Thursday before humidity & heat returns Video included

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Following Wednesday night's cool front sunny and pleasant weather is expected for Acadiana Thursday. 

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Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow Video included

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Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies _ and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work. More>>

DEFENSE, DEFENSE: This draft crop is loaded on that side

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Defense is going to be the area of concentration in this draft, in the first round and through much of the proceedings in Philadelphia. More>>

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  • LSU C Pocic headed to Seattle

    LSU C Pocic headed to Seattle

    Friday, April 28 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-04-29 01:16:41 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-04-29 01:16:41 GMT
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    LSU center Ethan Pocic is now a Seattle Seahawk. The Seahawks drafted Pocic with the 58th pick of the NFL Draft (27th in the 2nd round). Pocic is a former All-SEC selection and former second- and third-team All-America selection.
    LSU center Ethan Pocic is now a Seattle Seahawk. The Seahawks drafted Pocic with the 58th pick of the NFL Draft (27th in the 2nd round). Pocic is a former All-SEC selection and former second- and third-team All-America selection.
  • Saints pick Marcus Williams in round two of NFL draft

    Saints pick Marcus Williams in round two of NFL draft

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    The New Orleans Saints picked Marcus Williams in the second round of the NFL draft.  Williams is a safety from Utah. 

    The New Orleans Saints picked Marcus Williams in the second round of the NFL draft.  Williams is a safety from Utah. 

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  • Ride for Rox

    Ride for Rox

    Thursday, April 27 2017 9:10 AM EDT2017-04-27 13:10:29 GMT

    There will be  opportunities to ride your bike this weekend and support a good cause. 

    There will be  opportunities to ride your bike this weekend and support a good cause. 

  • Festival International kicks off tonight

    Festival International kicks off tonight

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 8:08 PM EDT2017-04-27 00:08:15 GMT
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    The Fais Do Do stage is now up--and the fun kicks off with Geno Delafose at 6:30pm. 

    The Fais Do Do stage is now up--and the fun kicks off with Geno Delafose at 6:30pm. 

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