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Church Point veterans pay special tribute to the fallen Video included

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In Church Point the VFW and American Legion are doing something special this holiday weekend to pay tribute.

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Angola guard arrested with drugs; resigns

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A shakedown at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola this morning resulted in the arrest of a prison employee for allegedly trying to bring contraband into the prison.  Louisiana Department of Corrections investigators were conducting a routine shakedown of 26-year-old Kaelyn D. Franklin of Baton Rouge. She was a corrections officer at Angola, hold the rank of sergeant.  Officers conducting the shake-down allegedly found a package containing 48 tramado...

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Investigators looking at extremism of man accused of stabbing two on train

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police said Saturday they'll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of an Oregon man accused of fatally stabbing two men who tried to intervene when the suspect yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim on a Portland light-rail train.      

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Airman's remains returned to his home, 65 years later

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The remains of an Arkansas National Guardsman killed 65 years ago in a plane crash in Alaska have been returned to his home state.    

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Benghazi suit against Clinton is dismissed

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A federal judge threw out a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton by the parents of two Americans killed in the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, ruling the former secretary of state didn't defame them when disputing allegations that she had lied.

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Bayou Bengals Bash South Carolina, Advance To SEC Final

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HOOVER, Ala. – Senior left-hander Jared Poche’ earned his 37th career win Saturday, and LSU scored in double figures for the fifth straight game as the third-ranked Tigers defeated South Carolina, 11-0, to advance to the SEC Tournament championship game. 

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Rain chances going down for Memorial Day Video included

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Summer-like conditions will continue for Acadiana Sunday with highs climbing into the upper 80s and feel like temperatures near 100. 

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Manchester Police release photo of bomber

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) - British police on Saturday released surveillance-camera images of the Manchester concert bomber on the night of the attack as they appealed for more information about his final days.

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Soldier dies in Syria

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ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. military officials say a soldier from Georgia has been killed in a vehicle crash in Syria.     

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Utah woman arrested, accused of locking children in trunk

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A 39-year-old Utah woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her two young children in her car's trunk while she went inside a Wal-Mart store to shop.
    

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Gregg Allman dies at 69

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Gregg Allman, the soulful singer-songwriter and rock 'n' blues pioneer who founded The Allman Brothers Band with his late brother, Duane, and composed such classics as "Midnight Rider," "Melissa" and the epic concert jam "Whipping Post," has died at age 69, according to the Hollywood Reporter. 

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Lawmakers trying to kill marriage law

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lawyers and lawmakers are ramping up efforts to alter or kill the Louisiana law that kept a foreign-born U.S. citizen from getting a marriage license because he couldn't produce a birth certificate.     

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Hurricane tax break starts today

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana residents looking to stock up on supplies for the hurricane season might want to do their shopping this weekend.

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Alexandria council to discuss removal of Confederate statue on Tuesday

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The Alexandria City Council will discuss removing the Confederate statue in front of the Rapides Parish Courthouse on Tuesday, KALB reports.

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Police investigating body found on Biloxi Beach

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Biloxi Police are investigating a dead body that was found on the beach Saturday morning. 

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Law enforcement, family searching for local woman

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Lafayette Parish Sheriff's deputies and family members are looking for a local woman who has been missing since Tuesday.

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Duson marks Memorial Day

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The town of Duson marked Memorial Day this morning with a ceremony. 

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Therapy dog helps children in court

Blue and his handler, Judy Bailey, were invited to interact with children in the central lobby of the courthouse where families and juveniles await their turn to be heard by Judge C. Kerry Anderson. (Pamela Sleezer / American Press). Blue and his handler, Judy Bailey, were invited to interact with children in the central lobby of the courthouse where families and juveniles await their turn to be heard by Judge C. Kerry Anderson. (Pamela Sleezer / American Press).
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A Louisiana juvenile court has introduced a therapy dog program to help children at court dealing with difficult family situations. 

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ASO Youth Orchestra performs

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The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra & Conservatory of Music's Youth Orchestra performed this morning. 

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Ragin' Cajuns Collapse In Ninth, Stunned By Georgia Southern In Extras

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STATESBORO, Ga. – The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team saw its run of consecutive Sun Belt Tournament championships come to an end Friday night as the Cajuns were stunned by host Georgia Southern 7-6 in 11 innings at J.I. Clement Stadium. The Eagles (37-20) outhit the Ragin’ Cajuns (35-21-1) 13-8 in the contest with Logan Baldwin posting a game-high three hits with a home run and four RBI. Zach LaFleur, Kennon Fontenot and Handsome Monica each had two hit... More>>

Residents in Jeanerette say speeding cars are endangering children's lives Video included

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In Jeanerette, residents are raising concerns over the cars speeding through their neighborhood. 

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Crawfish dying from White Spot Syndrome Virus, industry threatened Video included

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A deadly virus is threatening Louisiana's crawfish industry and state officials are still trying to figure out how to stop the disease from spreading.  The catch was increasing and increasing and then it dropped 70% and that's when you saw the dead crawfish floating in the water," says Ian Garbarino  A crawfish farmer of 34 years Ian Garbarino says the drop happened overnight. He took a sample to be tested at LSU and the results came back positive white spot syndrome ... More>>

LSU Gets South Carolina In SEC Semifinals

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HOOVER, Ala. – Third-ranked LSU (41-17) makes its fifth consecutive SEC Tournament semifinal appearance at Noon CT Saturday when the Tigers face South Carolina (36-24) in Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. The LSU-South Carolina  game will be carried on the LSU Sports Radio Network (WDGL 98.1 FM in Baton Rouge), and the radio broadcast may be heard at www.LSUsports.net/live, Saturday’s game will be televised by the SEC Network, and it is accessible online at Wat... More>>

Three suspects wanted in Opelousas shooting

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Opelousas Police Department is asking the public to be on the lookout for three suspects wanted in a Thursday night shooting in the city. 

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Art exhibit features work from Priest's collection Video included

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An art exhibit featuring works from a local priest's collection is now open at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.  

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FBI arrests man in New Orleans, rescues 14 year old girl

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FBI agents arrested a New Orleans man on Thursday and rescued a 14-year-old girl who was with him.

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Lafayette Chipotle restaurant hit by data breach

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Several stores in Louisiana and one store located in Lafayette were hit by a recent security breach.  

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Senate bill encourages improvements to downtown Opelousas Video included

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Downtown Opelousas could soon get a makeover. The Opelousas Downtown Development District has been around for nearly 10 years. However, little improvements have been made.

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Hot/Humid Weekend; Unsettled/Wet Much of Week That Follows Video included

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Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial beginning to summer, and Acadiana's weather will do its part to make it feel that way. 

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Basile officer arrested following family altercation caught on video Video included

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Officer Nicholas Richardson, a police officer employed with both the Basile Police Department and Evangeline Parish Sheriff Department, had a confrontation in front of the residence of Darrell and Mia Reed. Richardson is relate On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Officer Nicholas Richardson, a police officer employed with both the Basile Police Department and Evangeline Parish Sheriff Department, had a confrontation in front of the residence of Darrell and Mia Reed. Richardson is relate
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A part-time Evangeline Parish Sheriff's deputy and Basile Police officer was arrested Friday, May 26, on charges stemming from a May 21 altercation, according to KVPI. Nicholas Richardson was arrested on charges of felony aggravated assault with a firearm, simple battery, and malfeasance in office. He was caught on camera confronting a group of people about a bullying incident and pulling out his gun. According to KVPI, Richardson is now on indefinitely on leave from ...

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Virtual Reality comes to the Science Museum

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The Lafayette Science Museum's latest exhibition, The Virtual Reality Laboratory Experience, opens on June 3.  

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Texas governor cracks joke about reporters at gun range

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is drawing criticism for cracking a joke about reporters at a gun range.    

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Saints Exploring Possibilities For Newly Acquired Peterson

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METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Adrian Peterson is learning what it's like to play in an offense that won't feature him.      Then again, this is exactly what arguably the greatest running back of his generation signed up for when he agreed to play with the New Orleans Saints and prolific passer Drew Brees.      "I think he's looking forward to that," Saints fullback John Kuhn said after Thursday's voluntary offseason practice, the first with veterans that

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Second man arrested in Lake Charles homicide

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Lake Charles Police have arrested a second man inc connection with the Wednesday slaying of a local man.

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JDPSO: Iowa man rear ends vehicle, punches victim's window

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Five people, including two children, were allegedly assaulted by an Iowa man Thursday evening. 

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Teenager dies in early morning crash in Topsy, LA

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A Lake Charles man is dead after an early morning crash on Topsy road in Topsy, LA.  

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Opelousas man arrested on child porn charges

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A 24-year-old Opelousas man is accused of possessing child pornography.

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Morgan City woman arrested with meth

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Morgan City Police arrested a local woman and booked her with drug charges.  Shantel Flores, 40, was booked with possession with intent to distribute meth, possession with intent to distribute Clonazepam, illegal carrying of a weapon in the presence of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs in a drug-free zone, no turn signal and speeding.  Flores was arrested on Thursday after she allegedly speeded past a patrol car on Federal Avenue. She turned onto...

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Louisiana considers altering, killing marriage-license bill

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Lawyers and lawmakers are ramping up efforts to alter or kill the Louisiana law that kept a foreign-born U.S. citizen from getting a marriage license because he couldn't produce a birth certificate. 

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Lake Charles woman arrested accused of child desertion

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A Lake Charles woman has been arrested accused of leaving two children unattended at a store and two others in a locked vehicle. 

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Three arrested, one still sought in attempted murder-armed robbery

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The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested three and are still seeking one person in connection with a December attempted robbery that left the victim hospitalized.  

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Ahead of Memorial Day, New Iberia business feeds veterans

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Memorial Day weekend starts Saturday and as Americans get ready to honor those service members who have died, one business is honoring those still with us. 

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CPSO: Man argued with girlfriend before killing her with car

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A 49-year-old Lake Charles man is behind bars accused of killing his girlfriend. 

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UK bomber said to have pleaded 'Forgive me' before blast Video included

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Police have arrested two more people and are searching a new site in Manchester suspected of links to the bombing that killed 22 people a pop concert. More>>

Zika hit Florida months before infections found, study says

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A new study suggests Zika began spreading in Florida mosquitoes about 3 months before infections were detected last summer. More>>

Trump seeks to end program for older jobless Americans

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A half-century-old job training and placement program for older Americans is on President Donald Trump's chopping block. More>>

Father and brother of alleged bomber detained in Libya Video included

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The father of the British-Libyan bomber behind Manchester bombing that killed 22 people during Ariana Grande concert denied his son's links to the bombing and said that he was preparing for a visit to Saudi to perform pilgrimage. More>>

Evangeline Parish adds French Immersion programs to schools Video included

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Students in Evangeline Parish can now learn a language native to their parish. 

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Former allies on school choice now divided by Trump budget Video included

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President Donald Trump's budget proposal to provide federal tax money for private-school scholarships is getting pushback from an unconventional source: groups known for promoting school-choice initiatives. More>>

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  • Bayou Bengals Bash South Carolina, Advance To SEC Final

    Bayou Bengals Bash South Carolina, Advance To SEC Final

    Saturday, May 27 2017 5:46 PM EDT2017-05-27 21:46:05 GMT
    LSU celebrates in win over South Carolina (Photo Credit: Advocate Staff Photo)LSU celebrates in win over South Carolina (Photo Credit: Advocate Staff Photo)

    HOOVER, Ala. – Senior left-hander Jared Poche’ earned his 37th career win Saturday, and LSU scored in double figures for the fifth straight game as the third-ranked Tigers defeated South Carolina, 11-0, to advance to the SEC Tournament championship game. 

    HOOVER, Ala. – Senior left-hander Jared Poche’ earned his 37th career win Saturday, and LSU scored in double figures for the fifth straight game as the third-ranked Tigers defeated South Carolina, 11-0, to advance to the SEC Tournament championship game. 

  • Ragin' Cajuns Collapse In Ninth, Stunned By Georgia Southern In Extras

    Ragin' Cajuns Collapse In Ninth, Stunned By Georgia Southern In Extras

    Saturday, May 27 2017 9:11 AM EDT2017-05-27 13:11:53 GMT
    STATESBORO, Ga. – The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team saw its run of consecutive Sun Belt Tournament championships come to an end Friday night as the Cajuns were stunned by host Georgia Southern 7-6 in 11 innings at J.I. Clement Stadium. The Eagles (37-20) outhit the Ragin’ Cajuns (35-21-1) 13-8 in the contest with Logan Baldwin posting a game-high three hits with a home run and four RBI. Zach LaFleur, Kennon Fontenot and Handsome Monica each had two hit...
    STATESBORO, Ga. – The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team saw its run of consecutive Sun Belt Tournament championships come to an end Friday night as the Cajuns were stunned by host Georgia Southern 7-6 in 11 innings at J.I. Clement Stadium. The Eagles (37-20) outhit the Ragin’ Cajuns (35-21-1) 13-8 in the contest with Logan Baldwin posting a game-high three hits with a home run and four RBI. Zach LaFleur, Kennon Fontenot and Handsome Monica each had two hit...
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