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Firefighters battle flames at New Iberia elementary school

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Firefighters are on scene of a fire at Magnolia Elementary School in New Iberia.  

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Missing child in Lafayette found safe

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UPDATE: Kimemily Woods has been located and is safe.

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Lafayette's 10th Annual Boudin Cook-Off is underway

Lafayette's 10th Annual Boudin Cook-Off is going on at Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette. Lafayette's 10th Annual Boudin Cook-Off is going on at Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette.
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Who makes the best boudin in Acadiana? Lafayette's 10th Annual Boudin Cook-Off will find out.  

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Special Olympics athletes compete in 2017 State Fall Classic

Special Olympics athletes compete in 2017 State Fall Classic Special Olympics athletes compete in 2017 State Fall Classic
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Although rain was in the forecast, athletes at the Louisiana Special Olympics 2017 State Fall Classic did not let that get in the way of the competition. 

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"Shake Your Trail Feather" Festival wraps up in Breaux Bridge

"Shake Your Trail Feather" Festival wraps up in Breaux Bridge "Shake Your Trail Feather" Festival wraps up in Breaux Bridge
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The Annual "Shake Your Trail Feather" Festival celebrated its sixth year today with food, live music and various activities for all ages. 

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Astros reach World Series, top Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of ALCS

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HOUSTON (AP) - Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined on a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series for only the second time, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.    Just four years removed from their third straight 100-loss season in 2013, the Astros shut down the Yankees on consecutive nights after dropping three in a row in the Bronx.    Next up for...

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Guice leads No. 24 LSU over Ole Miss 40-24

LSU RB Derrius Guice (Photo Credit: Advocate Staff) LSU RB Derrius Guice (Photo Credit: Advocate Staff)
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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Derrius Guice ran for a season-high 276 yards and a touchdown to lead No. 24 LSU over Mississippi 40-24 on Saturday night.    LSU (6-2, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) has won three straight games, all in conference play. Danny Etling threw for 200 yards and two touchdowns and coach Ed Orgeron won in his return as a head coach to Oxford.

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Teurlings product Cole Kelley falls in 2nd start, as Auburn wins 52-20

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Kamryn Pettway rushed for 90 yards and three touchdowns and Auburn bounced back from a loss to LSU.    The rushing yards are the most for Pettway since he gained 128 in a win last month over Mercer, and the Tigers (6-2, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) rushed for 345 yards overall. 

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Vermilionville hosts their Boo Bayou Fall Festival

Vermilionville hosts their Boo Bayou Fall Festival Vermilionville hosts their Boo Bayou Fall Festival
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Vermilionville celebrated Halloween a little early today with their Boo Bayou Fall Festival. 

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Acadiana filmmakers advance to final round of national competition

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A group of southern filmmakers is now finalists of Seed&Spark's Hometown Heroes Crowdfunding Rally where they compete for the chance to pitch their film, Lost Bayou, to Duplass Brother Productions. 

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Widespread showers/storms Sunday; fall returns Monday

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It will be a warm and humid start to our Sunday before a cold front slides down into the region sparking off a line of showers and storms. 

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Fallen New Orleans police officer laid to rest

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans police officer killed in the line of duty has been laid to rest.    

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All lanes open on I-10 East at Henderson

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UPDATE: All lanes are open on I-10 East at Mile Marker 122. 

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Funeral held for US soldier in Florida

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COOPER CITY, Fla. (AP) - Mourners remembered not only a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman but his three comrades who died with him.    

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UPDATE: Coast Guard responds to barge fire offshore of Port Aransas, Texas

Coast Guard responds to barge fire offshore of Port Aransas, Texas / Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard Coast Guard responds to barge fire offshore of Port Aransas, Texas / Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office and Bouchard Transportation representatives continue to respond Saturday to a barge that caught fire Friday morning three miles off the jetties of Port Aransas, Texas.

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LCG to slain officer's widow: Decide on benefits offer by Monday

Hundreds gathered in Lafayette on Friday to honor the life of Corporal Michael Middlebrook. Hundreds gathered in Lafayette on Friday to honor the life of Corporal Michael Middlebrook.
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In the wake of the death of Lafayette Police Cpl. Michael Middlebrook earlier this month, Lafayette City-Parish Government officials were quick to say his family would be taken care of. 

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Avery Island Fall Fest happening today

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If you're looking for some festival fun, but not interested in traveling to Lafayette for the 10th Annual Boudin Cook-Off or to Breaux Bridge for the 6th Annual "Shake Your Trail Feather" Festival, you're in luck because the Avery Island Fall Fest is happening today! 

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Youngsville waiving development fees until December 2018

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Now through December 2018, the City of Youngsville is waiving all commercial development fees for businesses. 

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Downtown Alive! featuring Acadiana's own Marc Broussard

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Hundreds took advantage of the "fall weather" and headed to Downtown Alive! this evening to watch Acadiana's own Marc Broussard.  

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Friday Night Football Week 8 Scores

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Scores for week 8 of Friday Night Football on KATC.

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Ragin' Cajuns Ride Defensive Wave to Sweep of App State

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LAFAYETTE – The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Volleyball team was driven by a dominant defensive performance in a 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-19) win over Appalachian State on Friday at Earl K. Long Gym.   The Ragin' Cajuns (15-8, 8-1 Sun Belt) out-blocked the Mountaineers (7-16, 2-7 Sun Belt) by a 12-2 margin and forced the visitors into 27 total attack errors in the match.   Louisiana spread its offense around with six different players accounting for at least four kills. The sq... More>>

Businesses on Verot School Road fed up with construction

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Verot School Road will have been under construction two years in November, and the three-mile stretch doesn't look like it will be complete any time soon. 

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Bayou Chicot Elem. uses grants to provide students with healthy activities, meals

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Students at Bayou Chicot Elementary School now have healthier ways to learn, all thanks to grants. At the school, you won't see students standing still. 

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Scattered showers could interrupt weekend plans

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Saturday will be the better of the 2 days this weekend as most of the day should be dry with partly sunny skies. 

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Salmonella outbreak linked to jambalaya as cases rise to 125

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Health officials believe that at least 300 people were served the suspect jambalaya and are anticipating there will be more reports of illness in the next several days.

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Body of man missing after platform explosion has been found

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The body of a man missing after an oil and gas platform explosion in Lake Pontchartrain has been found. 

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Suspect dies after struggle with deputies

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A man wanted on several warrants died Friday after a struggle with deputies at the Marksville WalMart.

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LSU homecoming king is from Lafayette

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BATON ROUGE – LSU’s 2017 Homecoming Court was comprised of 16 exceptional students that represent three undergraduate classifications plus graduate, law and vet school students; and many of the university’s most dynamic student organizations. 

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LSU reinstates Greek alcohol ban, days after lifting it

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State University has reinstated a ban on alcohol at fraternity and sorority events more than a month after the death of a student in an alleged hazing incident.  

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Bridge reopens on W. Congress

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The W. Congress Street bridge, 0.2 west of Rue du Belier, is now open.  

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Camellia Blvd. at Verot School Road closing for a week

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that Camellia Boulevard at its intersection with LA 339 (Verot School Road), in Lafayette Parish, will be closed beginning Monday, October 23 at 7 p.m. until Saturday, October 28 at 7 p.m., weather permitting. 

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Male body found in bayou by boaters in Acadia Parish

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The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a body that was found in a waterway Friday morning.  

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Fuel barge catches fire, 2 crewmen missing off Texas coast

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The Coast Guard is searching for two crew members who went missing when their fuel barge caught on fire three miles off the Texas coast.   

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Caddo commissioners vote 7-5 to oust Confederate monument

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Local officials have voted to remove a Confederate monument from the courthouse grounds in a northwest Louisiana parish.   

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Louisiana jobless rate improves, but September payrolls fall

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Unemployment improved in Louisiana in September, but payrolls gave back some earlier gains.    

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Funeral fundraiser for man killed on Hwy 90 in Iberia Parish

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A funeral fundraiser has been set up to pay for expenses after one man, 27-year old Gerard Robert, was killed while walking along Hwy 90 in Iberia Parish. Robert was killed on Tuesday morning, October 17, when a 2009 Ford Expedition traveling eastbound on US Hwy 90 struck him from behind.  

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Waitr taps Crying Eagle Brewing as partner for new beer

Waitr Taps Crying Eagle Brewing as Partner for New, Waitr-Branded Craft Beer Waitr Taps Crying Eagle Brewing as Partner for New, Waitr-Branded Craft Beer
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The on-demand restaurant platform Waitr has partnered with Lake Charles brewery, Crying Eagle Brewing Company, to release a brand new beer.  

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Eight arrested on Multiple Medicaid Welfare Fraud Charges

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The Louisiana Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has arrested eight more people accused on multiple Medicaid Welfare Fraud charges

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Hurricanes, earthquakes estimated to cost industry $95B

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Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as two recent earthquakes in Mexico likely cost the insurance industry about $95 billion

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The 3rd Annual Let's Be Real Survivors Symposium to be held Oct 28

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The Vision Seekers of Evangeline Parish will host their 3rd Annual Let's Be Real Survivor's Symposium on Saturday, October 28 beginning at 9:00 am. The event is held every year by a group of diverse women in the community who are working towards the goal of educating youth on topics necessary for development and success as they grow older. 

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Rainy weekend before a calm week

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There has been a slow and steady increase in humidity over the last several days and that pattern has continued into Friday as we get ready for another weekend.  Clouds will thicken through the day on Friday with the isolated chance of a quick shower along the coastline and areas around the basin but the showers will be short lived.  The wet weather will become more abundant over the weekend with widely scattered showers and thunderstorms across Acadiana, with the bulk of ...

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Friends of the Humanities to host screening of "The Cajun Navy" film at the Lite Center

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Friends of the Humanities will be hosting a screening of the film "The Cajun Navy" directed by Allan Durand on Sunday, October 22 at 2:00 pm at the Lite Center in Lafayette. 

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CYT Vermilion to present "The Wizard of Oz" this weekend

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CYT Vermilion will present its young performer's edition of the Broadway Musical, "The Wizard of Oz." The show begins on Saturday, October 21 and runs through Sunday, October 22 at Abbeville High School.

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  • Astros reach World Series, top Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of ALCS

    Astros reach World Series, top Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of ALCS

    Sunday, October 22 2017 12:16 AM EDT2017-10-22 04:16:02 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) - Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined on a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series for only the second time, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.    Just four years removed from their third straight 100-loss season in 2013, the Astros shut down the Yankees on consecutive nights after dropping three in a row in the Bronx.    Next up for...

    HOUSTON (AP) - Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined on a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series for only the second time, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.    Just four years removed from their third straight 100-loss season in 2013, the Astros shut down the Yankees on consecutive nights after dropping three in a row in the Bronx.    Next up for...

  • Guice leads No. 24 LSU over Ole Miss 40-24

    Guice leads No. 24 LSU over Ole Miss 40-24

    Sunday, October 22 2017 12:05 AM EDT2017-10-22 04:05:10 GMT
    LSU RB Derrius Guice (Photo Credit: Advocate Staff)LSU RB Derrius Guice (Photo Credit: Advocate Staff)

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Derrius Guice ran for a season-high 276 yards and a touchdown to lead No. 24 LSU over Mississippi 40-24 on Saturday night.    LSU (6-2, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) has won three straight games, all in conference play. Danny Etling threw for 200 yards and two touchdowns and coach Ed Orgeron won in his return as a head coach to Oxford.

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Derrius Guice ran for a season-high 276 yards and a touchdown to lead No. 24 LSU over Mississippi 40-24 on Saturday night.    LSU (6-2, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) has won three straight games, all in conference play. Danny Etling threw for 200 yards and two touchdowns and coach Ed Orgeron won in his return as a head coach to Oxford.

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