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Man arrested for deadly shooting in Evangeline Parish

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UPDATE: A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that left one dead and one injured in Evangeline Parish early Sunday. 

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Cane Cutters Defeat Marshals With Epic Comeback

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YOUNGSVILLE, La. (June 24, 2018)-  In their return to Fabacher Field after a four-game road trip, the Acadiana Cane Cutters recorded an incredible walk-off win against the Texas Marshalls with a score of 9-8. Mason Corbett (Texas A&M) scored the first run for the Cane Cutters in the third inning on a sacrifice fly by Koi Westbrook (LSUE). Corbett had been walked to start off the inning. He then hit an RBI double in the fourth inning to score Rhett McCall (Lamar). Mc... More>>

Lafayette Native Duplantis Named to All-Louisiana First Team

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Press Release LAFAYETTE, La. – LSU outfielder/designated hitter Daniel Cabrera has been voted the Louisiana Freshman of the Year by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association (LSWA). Cabrera is joined on the LSWA’s first-team All-Louisiana squad by junior outfielder Antoine Duplantis and senior utility player Austin Bain. LSU freshman pitcher Ma’Khail Hilliard and sophomore centerfielder Zach Watson were second-team All-Louisiana... More>>

Ragin' Cajuns Places Four On All-Louisiana Baseball Squads

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Press Release LAFAYETTE, La. – The Louisiana baseball team had four members named to the 2018 All-Louisiana Baseball Teams, the Louisiana Sports Writers Association announced on Saturday evening.   The team was selected by a statewide panel of college baseball sports information directors and media members.   Senior left-hander Colten Schmidt highlighted to honorees as he was named the LSWA Pitcher of the Year. Schmidt is the fourth Louisiana player... More>>

More sunshine and heat to start the work week

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High pressure will be sliding over the region to start the work week clearing out the clouds and heating things up to about 93-94° with heat indices topping out near 101-104°. 

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Church Point businesses lend a helping hand

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Businesses in Church Point are helping three people get back into their home following inclement weather last weekend.  

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Power restored for Entergy customers in Acadiana

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UPDATE: Power has been restored for Entergy customers in Acadiana. 

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Deal done: Louisiana session ends with deep cuts stopped

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - After a grueling, months-long negotiation over how to balance the budget, Louisiana lawmakers on Sunday completed their third special legislative session this year with a deal that will avert hefty cuts to public colleges, tuition aid and most public safety programs.

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The Grand Theatre hosts movie night for Lafayette Police Assoc. and families

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As a 'thank you' for all they do, The Grand 16 hosted a free screening of Incredibles 2 for the Police Association of Lafayette and their families today. 

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World of Outlaws driver Jason Johnson dies after crash

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BEAVER DAM, Wis. (AP) - Sprint car driver Jason Johnson has died following a crash at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin, race officials said Sunday. He was 41.    

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Down Syndrome Association hosting hip-hop dance party

The Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana is hosting a hip-hop dance party at Jill Listi Dance Studio. The Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana is hosting a hip-hop dance party at Jill Listi Dance Studio.
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The Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana hosted a hip-hop dance party at Jill Listi Dance Studio this afternoon.

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Jeff Davis Parish teen crowned 2018 Louisiana Farm Bureau Queen

Caroline Hardy was named the 2018 Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Queen Saturday night during the organization’s 96th Annual Convention. Caroline Hardy was named the 2018 Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Queen Saturday night during the organization’s 96th Annual Convention.
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Caroline Hardy, 19, of Jefferson Davis Parish, covered her mouth in awe when she was named the 2018 Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Queen Saturday night during the organization’s 96th Annual Convention. 

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'Road rage' leads to deadly shooting in Crowley

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One person is dead following a shooting stemming from an alleged road rage incident in Crowley last night.  

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Bee keepers concerned about program aimed at tallow trees

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The Annual Louisiana Farm Bureau Convention was held in New Orleans this weekend and the Louisiana Bee Keepers Association held a conference. One of the main discussions was about a controversial project that will work to get rid of a tree that serves as the primary food source for honey bees in Louisiana. 

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Cajuns Host "Battle on the Bayou" 7v7 Tournament

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During the summer in football it's officially 7 on 7 season. UL hosting their Battle on the Bayou 7 on 7 camp Saturday. The Ragin' Cajuns held 5 round robin games for each team inside their practice facility before starting tournament play in the afternoon. Then the Final Four moved onto Cajun Field for the semifinals.  19 teams were in attendance including Lafayette, Comeaux, Northside, Teurlings and STM.

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ULM QB Caleb Evans "Soaking In" MPA Experience

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The Manning Passing Academy continuing today in Thibodaux with their Air It Out challenge. Among the list of the nation's best QB selected to be counselors there were two representatives from the Sun Belt including ULM junior caleb evans. 2017 was a breakout year for the Warhawks signal caller, as he finished 3rd in the Sun Belt in total offense at 287 yards per game along with 30 total touchdowns and a 61% completion percentage.  More>>

Cancer survivor celebrates new "birthday" in style

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A Lafayette man celebrated his 10-year survival of cancer today with a sense of humor. 

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Second Annual basketball tournament held today

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We Are Opelousas hosted its second annual benefit basketball tournament. The tournament, which was held at Opelousas High, raises money to support disadvantaged kids by sponsoring their participation in summer programs.  The group was founded by three Opelousas Police officers.  "We just want to show a different side of the city," said Nelson Simmons, Tournament Organizer. "We're not just violence. We're here to support our youth." More>>

Miss Louisiana crowned in Monroe

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Miss Louisiana 2018 will be crowned live on CW tonight. 

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Pilez Mosquito Week starts tomorrow

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Governor John Bel Edwards has declared June 24 through June 30 "Pilez Mosquito Week."  

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Summer heat and humidity in full swing

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If you have plans on Sunday prepare for another hot and humid day with highs in the lower 90s and feel like temperatures pushing the triple digits under mostly sunny skies. 

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Early Childhood training holds graduation

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Sixteen people graduated Saturday from a program aimed at improving early childhood education for local children. 

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Chambers family reunion happening in St. Martinville

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More than 300 members of the Chambers family are spending the weekend together in St. Martinville. 

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Tickets on sale next week for IPAL's "Annie"

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Tickets go on sale June 28 for The Iberia Performing Arts League's summer children's musical, Annie.

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Port Barre Police: Two year old shot with dad's gun

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Port Barre Police say a two year old in his dad's truck found a loaded pistol with a round chambered and shot himself in the leg today.

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UPDATE: I-10 Eastbound now open near Welsh

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I-10 East remains closed at LA 99 (Welsh) due to an accident, DOTD says. 

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Four-year-old fatally shot in Oakdale

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A four-year-old boy was fatally shot in Oakdale today, after he found a loaded pistol in his home, KPLC reports.

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Is the cycle of special sessions over?

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Louisiana lawmakers are speeding to an early end of their latest special session, with final passage expected Sunday of a tax deal to avoid deep budget cuts and keep state finances on an even keel for seven years.   

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  • Donations, volunteering surge at border asylum-seeker center

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  • Cane Cutters Defeat Marshals With Epic Comeback

    Cane Cutters Defeat Marshals With Epic Comeback

    Monday, June 25 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-06-25 04:52:02 GMT
    YOUNGSVILLE, La. (June 24, 2018)-  In their return to Fabacher Field after a four-game road trip, the Acadiana Cane Cutters recorded an incredible walk-off win against the Texas Marshalls with a score of 9-8. Mason Corbett (Texas A&M) scored the first run for the Cane Cutters in the third inning on a sacrifice fly by Koi Westbrook (LSUE). Corbett had been walked to start off the inning. He then hit an RBI double in the fourth inning to score Rhett McCall (Lamar). Mc...
    YOUNGSVILLE, La. (June 24, 2018)-  In their return to Fabacher Field after a four-game road trip, the Acadiana Cane Cutters recorded an incredible walk-off win against the Texas Marshalls with a score of 9-8. Mason Corbett (Texas A&M) scored the first run for the Cane Cutters in the third inning on a sacrifice fly by Koi Westbrook (LSUE). Corbett had been walked to start off the inning. He then hit an RBI double in the fourth inning to score Rhett McCall (Lamar). Mc...
  • Lafayette Native Duplantis Named to All-Louisiana First Team

    Lafayette Native Duplantis Named to All-Louisiana First Team

    Monday, June 25 2018 12:41 AM EDT2018-06-25 04:41:20 GMT
    Press Release LAFAYETTE, La. – LSU outfielder/designated hitter Daniel Cabrera has been voted the Louisiana Freshman of the Year by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association (LSWA). Cabrera is joined on the LSWA’s first-team All-Louisiana squad by junior outfielder Antoine Duplantis and senior utility player Austin Bain. LSU freshman pitcher Ma’Khail Hilliard and sophomore centerfielder Zach Watson were second-team All-Louisiana...
    Press Release LAFAYETTE, La. – LSU outfielder/designated hitter Daniel Cabrera has been voted the Louisiana Freshman of the Year by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association (LSWA). Cabrera is joined on the LSWA’s first-team All-Louisiana squad by junior outfielder Antoine Duplantis and senior utility player Austin Bain. LSU freshman pitcher Ma’Khail Hilliard and sophomore centerfielder Zach Watson were second-team All-Louisiana...
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