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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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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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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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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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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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Sugarcane League: sugar supplies may be tight

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By Sam Irwin, American Sugarcane League NEW ORLEANS—The United States Department of Agriculture is expecting sugar beet production to be reduced about four percent and sugarcane about three percent from 2017-18 levels for the 2018-19 crop years, said LSU AgCenter economist Michael Deliberto. Deliberto made his comments at the sugarcane conference of the 96th Annual Convention of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation. “If you had to put a one or two sentence summation on ... More>>

Miss Louisiana pageant will air live tonight on CW

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Miss Louisiana 2018 will be crowned live on CW tonight. 

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Adoption fees waived at St. Martin animal shelter

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Now is a great time to adopt a dog or cat for free, because all adoption fees at the St. Martin Animal Shelter are being covered by animal lovers. 

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Wal-Mart employee booked in connection with bomb threat

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An employee at the Jennings Walmart was booked Friday in connection with a bomb threat that emptied the store on Thursday.

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Vermilion student wins Farm Bureau Talk Meet Contest

Bret Lee of Vermilion Parish receives his award for participating in the 2018 Talk Meet from Louisiana Farm Bureau President Ronnie Anderson. Bret Lee of Vermilion Parish receives his award for participating in the 2018 Talk Meet from Louisiana Farm Bureau President Ronnie Anderson.
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More face-to-face communication with the urban population is one of the strongest tools farmers can use to help public perception of the family farm, according to Bret Lee, 19, of Abbeville who took first place in the Talk Meet Contest at the 96th Annual Convention of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation. 

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Baton Rouge man dies in I-10 crash

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A Baton Rouge man died in a Friday afternoon crash on I-10 in St. Charles Parish.  The accident happened at about 3:30 p.m., a spokesman for State Police Troop B said. The crash involved four vehicles, he said. Stephen Blackwell, 27, of Baton Rouge, died.  Troopers say the crash happened when Luis Caballero, 27, of Kenner was driving an SUV at a high rate of speed in the left lane. Traffic ahead was slowing due to congestion, and Caballero crashed into the ear of a p... More>>

Trial date finally set for Katrina shooting

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A trial date has been set for a white man accused of shooting at three black men in what federal prosecutors said was a racially motivated attack following Hurricane Katrina.   

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New Iberia, Church Point families among those honored by LFBF

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Six Louisiana families are the recipients of the Louisiana Century Farm Award, among them two from Acadiana. This award, administered by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and the LSU AgCenter, is given to families who have owned and consistently farmed on Louisiana land for at least 100 years.  “This is one of the most unique awards because it truly proves the resiliency of family farms,” said Ronnie Anderson, president of the Louisiana Farm Burea... More>>

TCHS alum Kelley coaches at 23rd Manning Passing Academy

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Friday afternoon Teurlings product Cole Kelley (Arkansas) stood shoulder to shoulder with two-time Super Bowl champion Eli Manning joking about Arkansas' 38-37 comeback win on Ole Miss from this past year. It's a moment the sophomore will never forget. "It's pretty much like a dream come true really," he said. "Because being invited here means you're doing something right." Kelley was selected as one of nearly 40 current college quarterbacks to coach at the 23 A...

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The heat is on this weekend

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There's only about a week left in the month of June and the weather is responding accordingly with the summer heat and humidity in full swing for the extended forecast.  At this point everyone should be familiar with the forecast it'll be hot and humid through the afternoon when there may be one or two showers/storms developing in the moisture rich atmosphere.  Wet weather will be very rare the next several days with a 10% chance at best to run into one of those thundersto...

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UL system president speaks on TOPS funding

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UL system president Jim Henderson said Friday brought about a sigh of relief for higher education in Louisiana. 

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Moss Bluff man dies in Motorcycle crash in Calcasieu Parish

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A Moss Bluff man died Friday evening after another driver allegedly failed to yield at a stop sign, according to Louisiana State Police.  

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St. Landry Parish government correcting error in latest audit

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Saint Landry parish's latest audit shows a mistake that puts the parish in state violation. 

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Social Media Day held in Lafayette

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Rally Marketing, Opportunity Machine and other agencies held the third annual Social Media Day Lafayette on Friday at UL.

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Louisiana Farm Bureau officials weigh in on House Farm Bill

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Farmers though out Acadiana and the country are a little more hopeful after the house narrowly passed the farm bill on their second try. 

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Mainieri to join team USA for Collegiate All-Star Series with Japan

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PRESS RELEASE BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU coach Paul Mainieri will arrive on Sunday at the USA Baseball training center in Cary, N.C., to begin his assignment as head coach of the 2018 USA Collegiate National Team. The USA Collegiate National Team will participate in three international friendship series this summer, beginning with the 18th USA vs. Chinese Taipei International Friendship Series that will be held in North Carolina from June 28 – July 2. The U.S. will then comp... More>>

St. Jude Dream Home drawing happening Sunday on KATC

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This Sunday, someone will win the St. Jude Dream Home.  

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Plan proposes fishing ban in parts of Gulf of Mexico

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HOUSTON (AP) - Federal officials will consider a recent proposal to prohibit certain types of fishing across hundreds of miles of coral reef in the Gulf of Mexico.  

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Vermilion Parish teacher wins LA Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award

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Kaplan High agriculture teacher Jamie Lee was awarded the 2018 Louisiana Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture award

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Deputies investigate fatal shooting in Vermilion Parish

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According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon  at approximately 06:38 am this morning deputies responded to a call of a b/m subject laying on the shoulder of Lormand Road just south of Maurice.          Upon arrival, officers observed a deceased male subject laying with multiple gunshot wounds to the body.         The deceased victim has been identified as 24 year old Stephain Brailey b/m of ...

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Edwards: We have a compromise

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With the passage this afternoon of a funding bill by the House, the Louisiana Legislature is now on track to end its third special session of the year by Sunday, Gov. John Bel Edwards says. 

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Man arrested for allegedly stealing vehicle from casino parking lot

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A Monroe man was arrested tonight in Duson for allegedly stealing a woman's truck from a Lake Charles casino's parking lot. 

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Final round of ACs installed in Lafayette Parish school gyms

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Eighteen school gyms in Lafayette Parish will be a little more cooler when students return in August. Crews are installing new air conditioning at the schools. Half are already up and running.    

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Domino's requests hotspot locations for pizza delivery in Lafayette

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Domino's Pizza is asking for recommendations on "hotspots" locations in Lafayette for pizza deliveries.  

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St. Mary Parish deputies investigating shots fired in Siracusaville

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 Deputies with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office say they are responding to a shots fired call in the Siracusaville area. 

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Former Lafayette deputy pleads guilty in Knight conspiracy; former CEO set for trial

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The state says it plans to introduce new money-laundering evidence against former Knight Oil Tools CEO Mark Knight.

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Police arrest teen in yesterday's shooting

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Lafayette Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with yesterday's shooting at a Willow Street apartment complex. The teen was booked with attempted second-degree murder and aggravated battery, police say.  The victim, a 17-year-old boy, sustained non-life threatening injuries and is expected to recover, police say. So far, the investigation has found that the teens were involved in a dispute prior to the shooting, police say.  More>>

Suspects steal bikes, sunglasses from Lafayette business on Johnston

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Police are investigating a burglary at a Lafayette business on Johnston Street. 

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Grand Prairie boil advisory rescinded

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The Boil Advisory for Grand Prairie Water System has been rescinded per the Louisiana Department of Health. 

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Longest bingo game is over; hope for Alzheimer's and for a record

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A Crowley family and Elder Outreach are teaming up to raise money for the fight against Alzheimer's by setting a world record.

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Laura's is not on fire

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Motorists passing by Laura's II this morning might have had a scare - but it's OK.

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Slidell couple arrested for drugs and dog fighting

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A Slidell-area couple has been arrested and booked with multiple charges for drugs and dog fighting, following an investigation by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force.

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Breaux Bridge woman arrested in Boutte investigation

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St. Martin Parish Sheriff's deputies have arrested a Breaux Bridge woman for her alleged part in the homicide of Simone Robin. 

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Third Circuit judge announces he won't seek re-election

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Third Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Mark Amy has announced he will not seek re-election. 

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Sales tax talks hit 'extreme deadlock' in Louisiana House

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Lawmakers in the Louisiana House are having trouble bridging the same divides that left two previous special sessions this year without a tax deal, disagreeing about fractions of a penny.

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Justices adopt new privacy rules for cellphone tracking

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The Supreme Court says police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects' movements by collecting information about where they've used their cellphones.

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Deputies identify suspect wanted in Lafayette armed robbery

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Deputies have identified the woman wanted in connection to an armed robbery in Lafayette. 18-year-old Taylor Sehati is believed to be somewhere in the Acadiana area. 

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Boil advisory lifted for customers of Point Blue Water System

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Officials with Point Blue Water System say that the boil advisory issued on June 12 to customers in the Wyble Subdivision has been lifted.

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Summer heat and humidity returns today and this weekend

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After a gloomy and rainy day on Thursday, we will have plenty of sunshine on Friday heating things up across Acadiana as highs will top out in the lower 90s. 

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Hebert's Specialty Meats to open first location in Florida

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Hebert's Specialty Meats has headed well east of their original Maurice location and are planning to open a brand new store in Destin, Florida on Monday, June 25.

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New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's

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Viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer's, scientists reported Thursday in a provocative study that promises to re-ignite some long-debated theories about what triggers the mind-robbing disease.

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Chevrolet goes after Jeep Grand Cherokee with new Blazer

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General Motors is bringing back the Chevrolet Blazer, but this model will look a bit different than its iconic predecessor. 

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Neighborhood watch program begins in Port Barre

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Port Barre police say crime rates are going down this summer, thanks to the community.

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Scott City Council talks next year's budget

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City leaders in Scott are feeling optimistic about their budget for next year.

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Pelicans Keep no. 51, Take Carr

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METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The New Orleans Pelicans moved to strengthen their backcourt by selecting Penn State point guard Tony Carr in the second round of the NBA draft on Thursday night.   The Pelicans used the 51st overall pick, their only selection in the draft, to get the 6-foot-5 Carr, who averaged 19.6 points (second-most in the Big Ten), 5.0 assists and 4.9 rebounds as a sophomore last season.   New Orleans entered the offseason looking to upgrade their perimeter game, pa... More>>

Broussard police searching for purse thief

Broussard police are searching a woman who allegedly stole another woman's purse from a car. Broussard police are searching a woman who allegedly stole another woman's purse from a car.
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Broussard police are searching a woman who allegedly stole another woman's purse from a car.  

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Louisiana makes mark in NBA draft with 4 picks

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When LSU's Will Wade and Louisiana's Bob Marlin traded hostile quotes after the NIT match-up between the two schools there was one thing they did agree on, the Pelican State (that'd make a great college name) was on the rise in basketball. It sounded like something any coach would say, but Thursday's NBA draft proved it true. In past eight NBA drafts, four players hailing from Louisiana were drafted. Thursday, Louisiana saw four products picked all between picks 27-36. With the 27th... More>>

Third Special Session: still no solution with less than a week to go

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With less than a week to go, still no solution on the state's budget shortfall. At issue, taxes to fund the budget passed in the regular session. The governor is calling on lawmakers to renew half of an expiring one-percent sales tax. Thursday, one tax proposal was rejected and another, by Rep. Bishop R-Lafayette, was pulled from consideration. The house is expected to continue the debate Friday morning at 9:30. Lawmakers are reluctant to vote for the half-percent sales tax, so...

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President Donald Trump endorses Rep. Clay Higgins for reelection

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Today, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. announced its support for U.S. Representative Clay Higgins (LA-03) in his race for reelection to Congress following a personal endorsement by President Trump.

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All clear given at Jennings Walmart following bomb threat

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A person of interest is in custody following a bomb threat at the Walmart in Jennings. 

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ABC orders 'Roseanne' spinoff for fall minus Roseanne Barr

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - ABC, which canceled its "Roseanne" revival over its star's racist tweet, said Thursday it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall.    

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Two men injured in boating accident in Iberia Parish

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Two men were injured following a boating accident in Iberia Parish this afternoon. 

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KATC named TV Station of the Year by Louisiana Farm Bureau

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KATC has been named TV Station of the Year by the Louisiana Farm Bureau's annual convention.

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Fallen tree leaves three homeless

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Days after strong winds moved through Acadiana, a fallen tree in Church Point is still causing problems.

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Iberia Crime Stoppers asking for information on shoot out

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Iberia Crime Stoppers asking for information on shoot out  The Iberia Crime Stoppers is asking the public for information on a shootout in New Iberia. 

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    Here's a twist: Evangelical Christians in Oklahoma could be the reason medical marijuana is approved on Tuesday.
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  • TCHS alum Kelley coaches at 23rd Manning Passing Academy

    TCHS alum Kelley coaches at 23rd Manning Passing Academy

    Friday, June 22 2018 11:54 PM EDT2018-06-23 03:54:09 GMT

    Friday afternoon Teurlings product Cole Kelley (Arkansas) stood shoulder to shoulder with two-time Super Bowl champion Eli Manning joking about Arkansas' 38-37 comeback win on Ole Miss from this past year. It's a moment the sophomore will never forget. "It's pretty much like a dream come true really," he said. "Because being invited here means you're doing something right." Kelley was selected as one of nearly 40 current college quarterbacks to coach at the 23 A...

    Friday afternoon Teurlings product Cole Kelley (Arkansas) stood shoulder to shoulder with two-time Super Bowl champion Eli Manning joking about Arkansas' 38-37 comeback win on Ole Miss from this past year. It's a moment the sophomore will never forget. "It's pretty much like a dream come true really," he said. "Because being invited here means you're doing something right." Kelley was selected as one of nearly 40 current college quarterbacks to coach at the 23 A...

  • Mainieri to join team USA for Collegiate All-Star Series with Japan

    Mainieri to join team USA for Collegiate All-Star Series with Japan

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    LSU head baseball coach Paul Mainieri (Photo Credit: Advocate Staff Photo)LSU head baseball coach Paul Mainieri (Photo Credit: Advocate Staff Photo)
    PRESS RELEASE BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU coach Paul Mainieri will arrive on Sunday at the USA Baseball training center in Cary, N.C., to begin his assignment as head coach of the 2018 USA Collegiate National Team. The USA Collegiate National Team will participate in three international friendship series this summer, beginning with the 18th USA vs. Chinese Taipei International Friendship Series that will be held in North Carolina from June 28 – July 2. The U.S. will then comp...
    PRESS RELEASE BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU coach Paul Mainieri will arrive on Sunday at the USA Baseball training center in Cary, N.C., to begin his assignment as head coach of the 2018 USA Collegiate National Team. The USA Collegiate National Team will participate in three international friendship series this summer, beginning with the 18th USA vs. Chinese Taipei International Friendship Series that will be held in North Carolina from June 28 – July 2. The U.S. will then comp...
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