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Family wants answers after loved one was found dead inside a vehicle

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A Death in Lafayette at Brown Park is leaving the victim's family searching for answers. Police are calling that death a homicide. Police say 22-year-old Jaleel Bonham's body was discovered in a vehicle at the park. ..

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7.1 magnitude quake kills 61 as buildings collapse in Mexico

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MEXICO CITY (AP) - A powerful earthquake has shaken Mexico City, causing buildings to sway sickeningly.

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Judge: Lafayette city marshal can pick up litter as community service

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Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope may soon picking up trash as community service.

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Shots fired near Berwick Elementary; no injuries

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A man has been arrested for firing a gun about a block from Berwick Elementary, Chief James Richard said.  Just before 3 p.m., dismissal time for the school, witnesses called police to report that a man walked out of the back door of his home and fired a gun. No one was injured, the chief said.  Police immediately called the school and placed it on lockdown as a precaution, he said. Berwick and Morgan City Police went to the home and arrested the man, he said.  The m... More>>

Lafayette, Jeff Davis, Cenla sheriffs' suits against pharma companies allege fraud, deception in the name of profit

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Sheriffs allege the makers of drugs like OxyContin, Percocet and fentanyl misled doctors and the public about the safety of their products.

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Restore task force to meet this week

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The Restore Louisiana Task Force meets at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 at the Vermilion Parish Library branch in Abbeville at 405 E. St. Victor St. 

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LSU announces 2018 football schedule

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Home games against Alabama and Georgia along with a season-opening contest against Miami (Fla.) in Arlington, Texas, highlight LSU’s 2018 football schedule. 

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Police identify fatality victim

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Police have identified the man who died in a crash near Port Barre yesterday.  

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Latest on hurricanes Jose and Maria

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As of 4PM Hurricane Jose continues to hang on to hurricane status with 75mph winds as it is now starting to slide to the NNE at about 8mph.

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Cassidy health bill faces opposition from Louisiana governor

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U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy's legislation would force damaging cuts to care for children, the disabled and pregnant women, according to Health Secretary Rebekah Gee.
    

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Grass fire extinguished off I-10 in Lafayette

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Firefighters are on the scene of a grass fire off the interstate. 

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Mid summer heat and humidity continues for Acadiana

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For those sick and tired of this late season heat and humidity I have some bad news as the weather pattern is not changing anytime soon. 

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Court re-examines reversal of 2004 double murder conviction

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Allegations of racial bias in jury selection should not have resulted in orders for a new trial for a woman convicted in a grisly double murder in 2004, an attorney for Mississippi authorities told a federal appeals court Tuesday. Lisa Jo Chamberlin is white. But she challenged the prosecution's striking of some black candidates from the jury that convicted her in the murders of Linda Heintzelman and Heintzelman's boyfriend, Vernon Hulett. Last March, a three-judg... More>>

Acadia Crime Stoppers asks for help locating fugitive, may be in Lafayette

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Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to locate a wanted fugitive. 

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Abbeville Council votes on flood ordinance

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The Abbeville City Council is looking at ways to stop drivers from driving through high water during storms.  

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Ivan Bourque, businessman and founder of KATC, dies

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Services will be Thursday for Ivan Joseph Bourque Sr., 97, who died Monday at his Kaplan home.  

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SLCC offers scholarships for students in 5k Fun Run

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South Louisiana Community College is offering current SLCC students the chance to win a Finish Line Scholarship on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the conclusion of the college’s Striding for Scholarships 5K and 1-mile Fun Run. 

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New shopping center being developed in Carencro

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A new shopping center called, North Point, just started construction at 3730 NE Evangeline Thruway, formerly Desperado’s, Developing Lafayette reports. 

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Investigation into BR murders detailed; suspect now booked

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A man described as a person of interest in two seemingly random Baton Rouge murders will be booked today, our media partners at The Advocate report.  

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UPDATE:Felon arrested in connection with Morgan City High gun case

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Morgan City Police have made a second arrest in connection with the Morgan City High case. 

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Two Mississippi fugitives escape from penitentiary

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Two escaped fugitives from Mississippi are being sought after they escaped from Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman this week.  

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New Section of South Bernard Road in Broussard to Open Wednesday

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The second phase of the South Bernard Road expansion project in Broussard will open to traffic on Wednesday, September 20. This section of South Bernard Road will connect Heart D' Farm Road to Larriviere Road with a roundabout on Fairfield St.   "We are continuing to work on improving the infrastructure of Broussard to help alleviate the traffic problems," said Charles Langlinais, Mayor of Broussard. "Our team is proactive and dedicated to making Broussard as acces... More>>

LUS partners with Lafayette Soccer Association for better game experience

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LUS Fiber and Lafayette Youth Soccer Association/Cajun Soccer Club are proud to announce an exciting new partnership. Beginning September 2017, LUS Fiber will be the official sponsor of the first recreational soccer stadium in Louisiana.

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Delcambre man accused of felony possession of stolen things

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A Delcambre man was arrested Monday and accused of felony possession of stolen things. On Sept 18, 2017, at 3:15 pm, officers of the Delcambre Police Dept, along with members of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff Narcotics Task Force, served an arrest and search warrant on Ty F. Leblanc, according to Chief James Broussard, spokesman for the Delcambre Police Dept. Police located Leblanc and searched his residence. Police say numerous electronics that were reported stolen by a telecommu... More>>

Movies in the Parc kicks off 2017 Fall season in Lafayette

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Movies are coming back to Lafayette's downtown this Saturday night. 

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LSU Police asking for help finding missing student

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 LSU Police are asking for help finding a missing student. Michael Nickelotte, 21, was last seen at his on-campus apartment by his roommate at 1 a.m. Monday.

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Missing Lafayette teen found safe

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The runaway teenager that Lafayette Deputies were searching for Monday evening has been located. 

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Swabbing at UL to Fight Childhood Cancer

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UL students are partnering with Be The Match this week to help raise awareness and fight childhood cancer.  

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DeRidder man electrocuted in work-related accident

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A DeRidder man working for an electric company was killed in a work-related accident Tuesday morning. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Elliswood Drive in Sulphur in reference to an accidental death around 8:50 a.m. When deputies arrived they discovered Edward D. Diaz, 47, deceased.  During further investigation, it appears Diaz was working for an electric company up in a bucket truck when he unintentionally brushed up against an exposed powerline, which el... More>>

Art Education Scholarship Fund Accepting Applications

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The Eloise Voorhies Gary Memorial Award Fund, a scholarship fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), is accepting applications. One award of $500 will be presented to an outstanding student in art education to help pay tuition and/or educational expenses. The award is open to any junior or senior pursuing an art education degree at any Louisiana college or university who meets criteria as specified in the application. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1,... More>>

Overall enrollment at UL rises for fourth consecutive year

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For the fourth year in a row, a record number of students have enrolled at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 

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Spirit of Acadiana: Zach Jones, youth trainer

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It's never too early to start developing healthy living habits. In this Spirit of Acadiana, a former Ragin Cajun football player is inspiring some of Acadiana's youngest athletes to stay fit.

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The Latest: Trump slams Iran at United Nations

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NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations (all times local): 10:30 a.m. President Donald Trump says at the United Nations that the Iranian government is an "economically depleted rogue state" whose chief export is violence. Trump is telling world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly that the world cannot allow the "murderous regime" to continue its destabilizing activities while building dangerous missiles. The pr... More>>

September on the calendar, summer in the forecast

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The calendar says late September, but if you hadn't checked you'd be forgiven for thinking that it was still mid summer with the way the weather has been and will continue to be moving forward. 

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Louisiana Lions Camp Sporting Clay Shoot Fundraiser

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The Louisiana Lions Club and its Staff Alumni Association will hold a Sporting Clay Shoot fundraiser Saturday, September 23 to benefit children with challenges.

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Suspicious death ruled a homicide

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The body found in a Lafayette park has been ruled a homicide.   T

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School car rider lines causing traffic issues for neighborhoods

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At some schools in Lafayette Parish, the line for car riders is causing traffic issues in surrounding neighborhoods. 

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Opelousas Music and Market Fall Concerts start Friday

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The Opelousas Music and Market Fall Concerts series will begin this Friday, September 22 with the Bon Ami Cajun Band.

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Two central Louisiana sheriffs sue several pharmaceutical companies

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Two central Louisiana sheriffs are suing large pharmaceutical companies, working to combat the opioid epidemic from the top. Monday, the sheriffs of both Rapides and Avoyelles parishes announced they are joining forces to fight the opioid problem-- in court. "A lot of people who are addicted to drugs, they're not there by choice. They just become a victim of maybe something a doctor prescribed or maybe something they did on their own. But they are a victim, and we don't need th...

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Lopsided losses have Saints at early tipping point

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METAIRIE, La. (AP) - It's one thing to be 0-2 for a fourth straight season.      It's another to not even look competitive in a pair of double-digit losses, which is what the Saints have done heading into their first NFC South game at Carolina.      Lopsided losses to Minnesota and New England have the Saints at a tipping point. If they rally, they could become one of the NFL's better comeback stories - particularly on the heels of three-year playoff drou... More>>

Summer Heat Continues-Tropics Remain Busy

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We'll start our work week with muggy conditions with patchy fog across Acadiana. With a ridge of high pressure over the area, conditions will remain generally calm. Just a few isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms can be expected. 

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Tools for School: Cecilia Primary

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Tool's For Schools was at Cecilia Primary to help out students in Mrs. Guidry's Class.

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Eunice has new council focused on economy

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Eunice now has a new council to focus on expanding the city's economy. 

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Cajuns confident despite Saturday's loss to Texas A&M

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UL Lafayette's Ragin Cajun's lost to Texas A&M Saturday. Coach Hudspeth today says the Cajuns are confident despite the loss 45-21. Read more here More>>

Despite setbacks, Louisiana Cattle Festival to celebrate 69th year

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Less than a month now until the 69th Louisiana Cattle Festival takes over downtown Abbeville for the weekend, after overcoming more than a few bumps in the road along the way. The biggest challenges this year come out of unexpected financial and fund raising obstacles.

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Water out for City of Patterson as crews change valve

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The City of Patterson is reminding residents that a major valve replacement will shut down the water in the city. 

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RAGIN' CAJUNS VOLLEYBALL: Davis and Wisnoskie Honored by Sun Belt Conference

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Press Release   LAFAYETTE – Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Volleyball junior libero Sydney Davis was awarded Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors and freshman outside hitter Hali Wisonskie was named the Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Week for matches played Sept. 11-17, the league office announced on Monday.   Davis earned her first career weekly honor from the SBC. Wisnoskie, who last week became the first Ragin’ Cajun to win the freshm...

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Lafayette Police investigating car crash involving gunfire

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Lafayette police are investigating a shooting that led to a car crash overnight.  Officers responded to the incident on Gloria Switch Rd. near I-49 at about 1 a.m.  Police say two vehicles, traveling at a high rate of speed, crashed as they exchanged gunfire.  One black male was shot. He is in stable condition at an area hospital.  Three other black males were injured in the crash.  They are also hospitalized.  One is listed in stable condition and t...

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2 La. sheriffs file lawsuits against companies linked to alleged opioid abuse

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Two Central Louisiana sheriffs have teamed up to fight the opioid epidemic in court.  Their sights set on the pharmaceutical companies, according to KALB. Rapides Parish Sheriff William Earl Hilton and Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Doug Anderson held a press conference Monday to announce they're filing lawsuits against multiple companies, and some doctors around the country. Laborde-Earles Firm is representing the two sheriffs. They explain that opioid addiction is an epidemic that...

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Police investigating body at Brown Park

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City Police are investigating what they're calling a "suspicious death" at Brown Park. 

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Boring summertime pattern locally while tropics remain active

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The upper level ridge in place over the eastern United States, combined with a surface high in the Gulf of Mexico, are working together to prevent any shots of cool, Canadian air from heading our way keeps us locked in this hot and humid pattern. 

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Police investigating fatal crash in Port Barre

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Port Barre Police responded to a fatal crash on Hwy 190 Monday afternoon.

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Louisiana Department of Health continues efforts to reduce opioid abuse

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Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the Louisiana Department of Health will utilize new and expanded federal grants to continue implementing innovative, effective strategies for combating the opioid problem in Louisiana.

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St. Martinville man accused of burglary

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A 37-year St. Martinville man is accused several burglaries in St. Martin Parish. Shortly before 1:00 a.m. on  September 17, 2017, patrol deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a residential and vehicle burglary in the 1100 block of Wilfred Champagne Road, according to Major Ginny Higgins, spokeswoman for the sheriff's office.  While deputies were investigating the complaint, they observed a white F150 driving in an erratic manner in t... More>>

Texas man allegedly admits to Lake Charles robbery

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A Texas man has been arrested in Colorado in connection with a Friday bank robbery in Lake Charles.

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Ragin' Cajuns Softball Unveils 2018 Schedule

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A three-game home series with 2017 national runner-up Florida, a return to the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif., and hosting the Sun Belt Conference Tournament at Lamson Park are the highlights of the 2018 season schedule for Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball. Once again, head coach Michael Lotief and his staff assembled a schedule that will showcase the team to its loyal fan base at Lamson Park.

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Statewide youth job fairs; national retailer among top employers

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Several locations of the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC)’s Business and Career Solutions Centers (BCSCs) will host job fairs this month for out-of-school youth ages 18-24.

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Morgan City High student arrested, accused of having gun near campus

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Morgan City High Student arrested accused of having a gun near the high school.

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IPSO: Ackal supports return of NIPD - but not a tax

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Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal fully supports the re-establishment of the New Iberia Police Department.

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Young girl, 911 operators recognized for coolness in face of adversity

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Fort Polk’s Directorate of Emergency Services orchestrated a celebration worthy of a few local heroes —large and small. It all started on July 19 when Emma Fosberg, 5, found her mother unresponsive on the couch and called 911. 

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Man in horror-film mask shoots 3 in Mississippi; 1 killed

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Police say a man wearing a Jason Voorhees mask from the horror movie "Friday the 13th" shot three people in Mississippi, killing one and injuring two. 

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UPDATE: National removes LSU frat charter

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The national Phi Delta Theta fraternity announced Monday that it is formally suspending and removing the charter of its LSU chapter in the wake of the death of prospective member Maxwell Gruver, our partners at the Advocate report. 

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Louisiana's first medical marijuana grower contract is done

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 Louisiana State University has completed its contract with a company that will grow medical marijuana and says the drug is expected to reach patients by mid-2018. 

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Report: Car lodged under school bus; some students hurt

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Authorities say a car has crashed into a stopped Louisiana school bus, injuring as many as three students. 

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Iberia Parish to spray for mosquitoes ahead of Sugar Cane Festival

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The Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District will conduct aerial operations Monday, September 18, 2017, and Tuesday, September 19, 2017, during the evenings ahead of the Sugar Cane Festival activities.

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Tulane Medical School gets $25 million gift for research

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tulane University School of Medicine has received its largest donation ever: $25 million, to support research. The school will rename its Department of Medicine for John W. Deming, a medical school graduate who died in 1996, at age 76. Medical school dean Dr. Lee Hamm said in a news release Monday that the money will provide critical support to launch the careers of junior investigators while also helping senior faculty members. Deming's wife, Bertie Deming Smith... More>>

Shots fired after Ohio man chases daughter in clown mask

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man has been charged after chasing his 6-year-old daughter around a neighborhood while wearing a clown mask and another man is charged for firing a gun. 

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Man accused of shooting from car was intoxicated, cops say

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A 36-year-old Patterson man was arrested after a police officer working a security detail observed gunshots being fired out of a vehicle traveling on Victor II Blvd in Morgan City early Saturday morning. Arturo Garcia picked up another person at a bar in the area of Victor II Blvd. and gave the passenger the firearm and attempted to have him fire it out the window of the vehicle, according to Lieutenant John Schaff, spokesman for Morgan City Police Department  The passenger refu...

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3 squirrels apprehended following 6 attacks on humans

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Following reports of up to six attacks on humans, three squirrels have been apprehended in New Orleans. 

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Port Barre Police arrest two juveniles, two others after theft investigation

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Port Barre Police Department investigated a report of a burglary that occurred in the 100 Block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in the Cherry Blossom Apartment Complex.

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2017 S.W.A.P. Meet set for Thursday

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The Lafayette Social Service Agency Network will host the 2017 S.W.A.P Meet on Thursday, September 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

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4th Annual 5k Boot Camp Bash

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The Dreams Foundation will be hosting a 5k Boot Camp Bash on October 7.

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Acadiana schools help Texas school in need

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Evangeline Elementary School and Iota Middle School hosted a supply drive to help the students and teachers of Sue Creech Elementary School in Katy, Texas.

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Astros clinch AL West with 7-1 win over Mariners

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HOUSTON (AP) - When the Houston Astros traded for Justin Verlander less than three weeks ago, they envisioned days like this.      Verlander struck out 10 over seven innings in his first home start for Houston, Derek Fisher and Marwin Gonzalez homered in a big fifth inning and the Astros clinched the American League West with a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

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Saints again plagued by defensive woes in loss to Patriots

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - When New Orleans rookie safety Marcus Williams intercepted Tom Brady in the third quarter, the Saints were flagged for 12 men on the field, negating a needed turnover and return deep into New England territory.      The next time the Saints picked Brady off, they were called for defensive holding.

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Sheriff Ackal refutes claims he supports half-cent sales tax

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Sheriff Louis Ackal is clearing the air after a report stated he supports a half-cent sales tax to fund the resurrection of the New Iberia Police Department. 

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Teche: A History of Louisiana's Most Famous Bayou

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An Acadiana historian is shedding a unique light on one of the area's most famous waterways. 

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Have your beer and donate, too

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Acadiana is continuing its effort to help Hurricane Harvey victims. In Arnaudville, Bayou Teche Brewery is doing its part to contribute to the relief effort.

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New BMX park coming to Lafayette Parish

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A new BMX park is expected to open in the next few weeks in Milton. 

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PHOTOS: SMPSO & U.S. Coast Guard conduct joint water patrol operation

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The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City joined the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Marine Section and K-9 Unit to conduct a water patrol operation, focusing on the enforcement of state and local boating regulations and promoting safe boating practices. 

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Congestion clears on I-10 West at Henderson

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UPDATE: Congestion has cleared on I-10 West from Mile Marker 118 to Mile Marker 115 (Henderson).

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Coast Guard offloads more than $50 million worth of cocaine

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Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crewmembers offloaded approximately 1,800 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $50 million in St. Petersburg, Saturday. 

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West Nile detected in St. Mary Parish

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Mosquito control officials say they have discovered a case of West Nile Virus in Franklin. 

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  • LSU announces 2018 football schedule

    LSU announces 2018 football schedule

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:48 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:48:35 GMT
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    Home games against Alabama and Georgia along with a season-opening contest against Miami (Fla.) in Arlington, Texas, highlight LSU’s 2018 football schedule. 

    Home games against Alabama and Georgia along with a season-opening contest against Miami (Fla.) in Arlington, Texas, highlight LSU’s 2018 football schedule. 

  • Lopsided losses have Saints at early tipping point

    Lopsided losses have Saints at early tipping point

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-09-19 04:06:26 GMT
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    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - It's one thing to be 0-2 for a fourth straight season.      It's another to not even look competitive in a pair of double-digit losses, which is what the Saints have done heading into their first NFC South game at Carolina.      Lopsided losses to Minnesota and New England have the Saints at a tipping point. If they rally, they could become one of the NFL's better comeback stories - particularly on the heels of three-year playoff drou...
    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - It's one thing to be 0-2 for a fourth straight season.      It's another to not even look competitive in a pair of double-digit losses, which is what the Saints have done heading into their first NFC South game at Carolina.      Lopsided losses to Minnesota and New England have the Saints at a tipping point. If they rally, they could become one of the NFL's better comeback stories - particularly on the heels of three-year playoff drou...
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  • Spirit of Acadiana: Zach Jones, youth trainer

    Spirit of Acadiana: Zach Jones, youth trainer

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:08 AM EDT2017-09-19 15:08:44 GMT
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    It's never too early to start developing healthy living habits. In this Spirit of Acadiana, a former Ragin Cajun football player is inspiring some of Acadiana's youngest athletes to stay fit.

    It's never too early to start developing healthy living habits. In this Spirit of Acadiana, a former Ragin Cajun football player is inspiring some of Acadiana's youngest athletes to stay fit.

  • Louisiana Lions Camp Sporting Clay Shoot Fundraiser

    Louisiana Lions Camp Sporting Clay Shoot Fundraiser

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:07 AM EDT2017-09-19 14:07:22 GMT
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    The Louisiana Lions Club and its Staff Alumni Association will hold a Sporting Clay Shoot fundraiser Saturday, September 23 to benefit children with challenges.

    The Louisiana Lions Club and its Staff Alumni Association will hold a Sporting Clay Shoot fundraiser Saturday, September 23 to benefit children with challenges.

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