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Abbeville police investigating overnight shooting

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Abbeville police are investigating an overnight shooting that ended in a crash on S East Street near Maude Avenue.  

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Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the US Gulf

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Florida and Mississippi launched emergency preparations Saturday ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend.    

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LSU-Florida paused by fog

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Press Release HOOVER, Ala. -- After the start was delayed 2 1/2 hours by rain earlier in the day, the LSU baseball team built a 10-0 lead over top-seeded Florida in the bottom of the sixth inning when fog rolled in just before midnight and caused the SEC Tournament quarterfinal to be suspended. The game will resume Saturday at 10 a.m. CT. LSU, which scored seven runs in the sixth inning before play was halted, will be batting with runners on second and third with two outs. A 10-run... More>>

Major revenue-generating bill fails in the House, lawmakers "exhausted" but hopeful

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After four days in special session, lawmakers in Baton Rouge are still working against the clock to resolve the $640 million budget shortfall.

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Lafayette protesters speak out on tensions between US and North Korea

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Protestors gathered in front of the Lafayette federal courthouse to share their thoughts on the tensions between the United States and North Korea.  

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Morgan City High School choir to see changes, cuts

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In St. Mary Parish, a choir program serving three schools will see some changes next year. Morgan City High, Morgan City Junior High, and Berwick Junior High Schools will be offered to students in the "talented program," and that has choir members concerned. 

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LSU softball takes Super Regional opener, 6-5; over FSU

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Behind a nine-hit onslaught from the Tigers’ bats, led by Amanda Doyle’s three RBI game, the LSU softball team took down No. 6 Florida State, 6-5, in the opening game of the NCAA Tallahassee Super Regional, Friday night at JoAnne Graf Field. The Tigers are now just one win away from advancing to the NCAA Women’s College World Series for the seventh time in school history, the fifth time under head coach Beth Torina&...

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Tropical Storm Watch issued For Grand Isle, LA to Indian Pass Florida

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Per the National Hurricane Center (NHC) at 4pm Friday, Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto had changed little in organization, but with an anticipated run toward the Northern Gulf Coast expected by late in the holiday weekend, Tropical Storm Watches have been issued from Grand Isle, Louisiana eastward to the Indian River, including Panama City Florida. Alberto currently with 40 mph winds is expected to become a strong tropical storm with 65 mph winds prior to landfall late Monday along the ...

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Police searching for parents of child found alone at Opelousas laundromat

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Opelousas Police are looking for the parents of a child they found at a local laundromat. 

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Opelousas High teacher killed in I-49 crash

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Troopers say Hannah Vincent, 24, of Rayne, died at the scene.

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New spot for artists in downtown Lafayette

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There is a new spot for artists to showcase their work in downtown Lafayette.

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La's annual Hurricane Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend

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If you've not already stocked up on hurricane supplies now is the time to do so. Louisiana's annual Hurricane Sales Tax Holiday is Saturday and Sunday, and state leaders are urging you to get your supplies before it's too late. 

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Scattered storms Saturday; Alberto Threatens Northern Gulf Coast

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Acadiana will see another day of typical scattered, summer showers and thunderstorms before most, if all of our attention, will be shifting to Sub-Tropical, to eventually Tropical Storm Alberto. Fortunately, all of the major impacts of Alberto are expected to be well east of Acadiana...but that can't be said for extreme Eastern Louisiana to the coasts of Mississippi, Alabama and the Western Florida Panhandle. 

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St. Martin Parish schools hold graduation ceremonies

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St. Martinville High School held its commencement ceremonies on Friday.  

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Snake Season: How to identify dangerous snakes during hot weather

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During the summer, more snake sightings are expected.  "They are cold blooded, which means they can't regulate their body temperature. Of course they're going to take every opportunity to bask in the sun," Traci Robert with Zoosiana said. Louisiana is home to more than 40 different types of snakes.       Robert says, you might have a hard time figuring out which ones are poisonous. However, there are some signs that might help you. "One thing that ...

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Tax deal collapse?: Sales tax falls short in Louisiana House

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana House spurned a more than $360 million sales tax renewal that could partially plug a budget gap looming in five weeks.  

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St. Mary Parish Sheriff announces departure of PIO

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Sheriff Anslum today announced the departure of Public Information Officer Traci Landry. 

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Lafayette man convicted of exposing child to heroin sentenced

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A state judge sentenced a Lafayette man to seven years in prison for his conviction on a cruelty to a juvenile charge. Riad Adnan Qarib was found guilty of the charge by a jury in January.  Qarib was accused of allowing his girlfriend's five-year-old son to inhale heroin from a hookah while in his care and custody. The Department of Child and Family Services received the report and contacted the Lafayette Police Department who investigated the allegations, reported Stutes. ...

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Garbage, recycling in Lafayette to run on Memorial Day

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Lafayette Consolidated Government says that Republic Services will operate on their regular schedule for garbage and recycling collection routes in Lafayette Parish on Memorial Day.

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La. governor signs bill to encourage adoption over abortion

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Gov. John Bel Edwards has agreed to bolster a state law aimed at encouraging women seeking an abortion to instead give birth and place the baby for adoption.  

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NOPD continue to search for parents of found toddler

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The NOPD is seeking assistance in locating the parents or legal guardian of the pictured toddler.

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I-49 reopened in St. Landry Parish after fatal crash

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Louisiana State Police are working a crash on I-49 near milepost 15.

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St. Mary Parish Sheriff warns of scam operating in area

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The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office has received two complaints of the same phone scam today. 

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St. Mary Sheriff increasing patrols

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St. Mary Parish Sheriff Scott Anslum announced today that he is expanding the department’s patrol presence in the communities of St. Mary Parish. 

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DTA canceled due to weather

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DTA has been canceled due to weather. Dylan LeBlanc and the Pollies were set to kick off tonight's show.  DTA Street Party will be rescheduled for a later date. Keep an eye out for the announcement soon.

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Lawsuit: Evangeline teacher had relationship with student, who died by suicide with her gun

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Two woman seek claim the school board was negligent and never trained to prevent such relationships.

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Victim of Crowley homicide identified

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The Crowley Police Department have identified the woman killed this morning in Crowley as 37-year-old Heather Mouton.

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NHC update: Alberto still "meandering"

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The 1 p.m. update on Subtropical Storm Alberto from the National Hurricane Center says the story is still nearly stationary. 

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Lafayette DA pursuing murder charges against heroin dealers

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In Lafayette Parish alone, overdose deaths jumped 68 percent from 2015 to 2016. 

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National Weather Service issues warning for Acadiana Regional Airport

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The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued an Airport Weather Warning for Acadiana Regional Airport. 

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Local newspaper identifies victim in P&G explosion

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The Jena Times Olla-Tullos-Urania Signal has reported that the worker who died Thursday in an explosion at the Pineville Procter and Gamble plan is a well-known local man. 

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Texas man booked with kidnapping after woman found bound

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Lake Charles Police have released more details in the kidnapping we reported yesterday. 

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Victim of Friday morning shooting in Broussard identified

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The person shot at an apartment complex early Friday morning has died, according to Broussard Police Chief Brannon Decou.

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Police say male student shot teacher and student

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Authorities say the suspect in a shooting at a suburban Indianapolis middle school shooting is a male student and the victims are a teacher and another student.   

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Temporary sales tax bill now heads to House floor

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The bill would temporarily extend a third of a sales tax hike set to expire June 30 through 2023 and removes some exemptions.

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All lanes of US 90 West in St. Mary Parish open after vehicle crash

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The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office says that all lanes of US Hwy 90 Westbound near Ricohoc are now open after a crash on Friday morning.  

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UPDATED: Major impacts stay east of Acadiana:

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The first tropical system of the year could develop in the eastern Gulf of Mexico with a 90 percent chance over the next 48 hours. Hurricane Hunters are expected to fly into the storm today to provide more forecast data.

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Another suit filed over marijuana-growing contract at Southern

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A suit has been filed against the Lafayette company which won the right to handle Southern University's medical marijuana business.

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State Fire Marshal, OSHA investigating fatal incident at Proctor & Gamble plant

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The State Fire Marshal's Office says they have released the scene of the incident at the Proctor & Gamble plant in Pineville over to investigators with OSHA. 

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First of the year, Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in Caribbean

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The first storm of the 2018 Hurricane season has officially formed in the Caribbean. 

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Greater Louisiana Baptist Convention begins Saturday in Ville Platte

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The Greater Louisiana Baptist Convention will host their Ministry Matters Conference Saturday, May 26.

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Vermilion River is safe for boating and fishing, association says

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Groups are working to further improve the river's quality.

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GMA Dave Trips: Cannatella's Grocery in Melville

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On this GMA Dave Trip: We take a drive down LA 10 to the quiet town of Melville where Dave Baker makes a stop at Cannatella's Grocery and discovers its long history and delicious Italian eats. 

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Fiat Chrysler warns 4.8M owners: Don't use the cruise

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Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles in the U.S. because in rare but terrifying circumstances, drivers may not be able to turn off the cruise control.

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Law enforcement to crack down on seat belt violators this Memorial Day weekend

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The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission says that law enforcement officers from across the state will be making sure drivers and passengers are buckled up this Memorial Day weekend as part of their "Click It or Ticket" program.

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Weinstein arrested on rape and other charges

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Police say Harvey Weinstein has been arrested on rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct charges for encounters with two women.

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GMA on the Road: Bayou Teche Guns

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If it has to do with the great outdoors, then you'll find it right here in St. Landry Parish.  Something else you'll find, a gunsmith who takes pride in his work and keeping his customers out doing what they love.

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Krotz Springs Sportsmen's Heritage Festival continues in St. Landry Parish

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Right along the Atchafalaya, we're in Krotz Springs for this Friday's GMA on the Road where the 7th annual Sportsmen's Heritage Festival is continuing today loaded with fur, feathers, and fins.

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Crane dominates, as Cajuns fall to Troy 10-1

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Fourteen hours after first pitch this morning again Little Rock, the Cajuns were still on the field, this time facing Troy. After a 19-16 win over Little Rock, the Cajuns bats struggles producing 4 hits in a 10-1 loss. Trojans' starter Andrew Crane was lights out striking out 10. Louisiana Plays Texas State at 6:30 Friday.

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Star Wars fans gather for "Solo" movie premiere in Lafayette

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"May the 24th be with you." Tonight, Star Wars fans across Acadiana are celebrating a new movie. 

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All eyes on Gulf for storm development

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While Acadiana's weather pattern will remain essentially unchanged over the next couple of days, odds are favoring development of a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico over the next few days into the holiday weekend. 

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Hurricane Week: Running from the water

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From storm surge to inland rain, water is hands down the biggest cause of fatalities. 

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Lawmakers scramble for solution, will discuss one tax bill 3 days into session

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Lawmakers are still having trouble reaching agreements on how to fill the state's nearly $650 million budget gap.

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New Iberia holds symposium on reducing crime

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In New Iberia, police, city leaders, and school board officials discussed ways to reduce crime in the city. 

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LSU beats South Carolina 6-4 in SEC tournament

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LSU scored a trio of extra inning runs Thursday to beat South Carolina in the SEC baseball tournament 6-4. 

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Police: 2 shot at Oklahoma restaurant; suspect dead

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 A man armed with a pistol walked into an Oklahoma City restaurant at the dinner hour Thursday and opened fire, wounding two customers, before being shot dead by a handgun-carrying civilian in the parking lot, police said.   

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Iberia Superintendent Dale Henderson retiring

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Iberia Parish School Superintendent Dale Henderson is retiring after working in the school system for 39 years. 

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Acadia Parish Superintendent John Bourque retiring

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Acadia Parish Superintendent John Bourque will be retiring in a few weeks. Bourque says he will not only miss the people he worked with, but the children he worked with.   

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Meeting focuses on economic development in Ville Platte

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In Evangeline Parish, leaders are working with Southern University to find out how they can make Ville Platte more business-friendly. "They had a negative article come out last week about Ville Platte being the poorest city in the state," Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine said, referring to a recent USA Today article. "We want to dispel all of that. We're going to let everybody know all of the good things that we can promote." To counter the article, Vidrine an...

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Iberia Crime Stoppers: Help needed solving homicide of Tylon Kerlelgan

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Iberia Crime Stoppers needs help from the public solving a crime. 

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Lafayette Police investigating shooting on East Simcoe

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Lafayette Police are investigating a shooting that happened last night on East Simcoe.

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Murder indictments handed up in St. Landry Parish

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A St. Landry Parish grand jury has indicted an Opelousas man and an Opelousas woman in connection with two separate slayings.

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Entergy outage planned for portions of Jeff Davis Parish

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A planned outage at the end of the month at will be affecting a portion of Jeff Davis Parish.  

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LPSO looking for missing teen

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Lafayette Parish Sheriff's deputies are searching for a missing teen. 

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Roberson appointed principal of Beau Chene

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The St. Landry Parish School Board has announced the appointment of Barbara Roberson as Principal of Beau Chene High School. 

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Davis earns first team All-NBA honors for third time

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Press Release NEW ORLEANS – The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward/center Anthony Davis has been named to the 2017-18 All-NBA First Team. The distinction is the third in Davis’ six years in the NBA, and second consecutive. Davis, 6-10, 252, finished the season ranked second in the NBA points per game (28.1 – career-high), fifth in rebounds per game (11.1) and first in blocks per game (2.6), finishing the year as the only player in the NBA ranked among the to... More>>

I-49 North reopens following crash

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 I-49 North past LA 106 has reopened following a crash.

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Governor releases video about the weather

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Gov. John Bel Edwards released this video today, urging residents to keep their eye on the weather this weekend.  More>>

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  • No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona

    No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona

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    (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca). In a Thursday, May 24, 2018, photo, a sign posted at a trail leading into the national forest in Flagstaff, Ariz., tells the public no one is allowed in. Multiple areas of national forests around Arizona are closed because o...(AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca). In a Thursday, May 24, 2018, photo, a sign posted at a trail leading into the national forest in Flagstaff, Ariz., tells the public no one is allowed in. Multiple areas of national forests around Arizona are closed because o...
    Fears of massive wildfires force closures on federal and state land in Arizona.
    Fears of massive wildfires force closures on federal and state land in Arizona.
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the US Gulf

    Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the US Gulf

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    A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend.
    A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend.
  • Amid anti-immigrant sentiment, some Spanish speakers wary

    Amid anti-immigrant sentiment, some Spanish speakers wary

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    (AP Photo/Chris Carlson). Lilly Mucarsel, a native of Ecuador, poses for a picture in her office Friday, May 25, 2018, in Tustin, Calif. Mucarsel, 62, of Southern California finds herself reverting to English when she attends a baseball game or goes to...(AP Photo/Chris Carlson). Lilly Mucarsel, a native of Ecuador, poses for a picture in her office Friday, May 25, 2018, in Tustin, Calif. Mucarsel, 62, of Southern California finds herself reverting to English when she attends a baseball game or goes to...
    The Trump administration's harsh rhetoric and tougher policies toward immigrants have made some Spanish speakers self-conscious about speaking other languages in public.
    The Trump administration's harsh rhetoric and tougher policies toward immigrants have made some Spanish speakers self-conscious about speaking other languages in public.
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  • LSU-Florida paused by fog

    LSU-Florida paused by fog

    Saturday, May 26 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-05-26 05:56:31 GMT
    LSU head baseball coach Paul Mainieri (Photo Credit: Advocate Staff Photo)LSU head baseball coach Paul Mainieri (Photo Credit: Advocate Staff Photo)
    LSU head baseball coach Paul Mainieri (Photo Credit: Advocate Staff Photo)LSU head baseball coach Paul Mainieri (Photo Credit: Advocate Staff Photo)
    Press Release HOOVER, Ala. -- After the start was delayed 2 1/2 hours by rain earlier in the day, the LSU baseball team built a 10-0 lead over top-seeded Florida in the bottom of the sixth inning when fog rolled in just before midnight and caused the SEC Tournament quarterfinal to be suspended. The game will resume Saturday at 10 a.m. CT. LSU, which scored seven runs in the sixth inning before play was halted, will be batting with runners on second and third with two outs. A 10-run...
    Press Release HOOVER, Ala. -- After the start was delayed 2 1/2 hours by rain earlier in the day, the LSU baseball team built a 10-0 lead over top-seeded Florida in the bottom of the sixth inning when fog rolled in just before midnight and caused the SEC Tournament quarterfinal to be suspended. The game will resume Saturday at 10 a.m. CT. LSU, which scored seven runs in the sixth inning before play was halted, will be batting with runners on second and third with two outs. A 10-run...
  • LSU softball takes Super Regional opener, 6-5; over FSU

    LSU softball takes Super Regional opener, 6-5; over FSU

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:45 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:45:43 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Behind a nine-hit onslaught from the Tigers’ bats, led by Amanda Doyle’s three RBI game, the LSU softball team took down No. 6 Florida State, 6-5, in the opening game of the NCAA Tallahassee Super Regional, Friday night at JoAnne Graf Field. The Tigers are now just one win away from advancing to the NCAA Women’s College World Series for the seventh time in school history, the fifth time under head coach Beth Torina&...

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Behind a nine-hit onslaught from the Tigers’ bats, led by Amanda Doyle’s three RBI game, the LSU softball team took down No. 6 Florida State, 6-5, in the opening game of the NCAA Tallahassee Super Regional, Friday night at JoAnne Graf Field. The Tigers are now just one win away from advancing to the NCAA Women’s College World Series for the seventh time in school history, the fifth time under head coach Beth Torina&...

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