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U.S. Sen. John McCain announces opposition to health care bill

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 Republican Sen. John McCain announces opposition to health care bill, dashing hopes for GOP leaders.

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Protest held in Lafayette today

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Members of the political group Indivisible Acadiana staged a protest today outside a GOP fundraiser that was being held in Lafayette. 

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Opelousas mayor under fire for new hire

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More questions have been brought forward about the new CAO hire in Opelousas. 

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Economy split in Louisiana cities in 2016

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Louisiana's eight metropolitan areas included two of the nation's fastest-growing economies and two of its fastest shrinking ones in 2016. ..

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UPDATE: Police pursuit leads to fatal fiery crash in Plaisance

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According to State Police, two people are dead a car they were travelling in crashed into a building in Plaisance.

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Second warrant issued in Moss Bluff robbery

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A second warrant has been issued in connection with a May robbery at a Moss Bluff credit union.

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Governor seeks review of campus policies on hazing, alcohol

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The review is targeted to all Greek organizations and all other university-sanctioned groups. 

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Meet Sergeant Hammon

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Thousands of men and women have dedicated their lives to protecting us and the world. We had a chance to chat with one Acadiana man serving in the U.S. Army. Deployed from Ft. Polk to Italy, and seeing the world. 

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State Police arrest Breaux Bridge officer on charges of carnal knowledge of a juvenile

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State Police have arrested a Breaux Bridge Police Officer on charges of carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

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Louisiana Cajun Food Fest set for Oct 7 in Kaplan

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The Louisiana Cajun Food Fest will kick-off on Saturday, October 7 in Downtown Kaplan.

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Rolling for Rescue fundraiser for animals in need

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Fun Nation, formerly Skate Zone, is hosting a roller skating fundraiser for dogs, cats, and other animals in need in our area and for those who have been rescued after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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Hot and humid into the weekend

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The week will finish similar to the way it started which is to say summer is continuing across the region through the rest of the weekend and a break from this pattern seems to be on an ever moving horizon.  Friday will be another swampy day with mostly sunny skies across the area with only a handful of fair weather clouds drifting across the region through the afternoon.  Temperatures will be above normal with highs trying to reach into the mid 90s and a heat index to go ...

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Summer continues into Fall for Acadiana; Tracking Hurricane Maria

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While the Autumnal Equinox (Fall) officially occurs at 3:02 pm CDT Friday, Acadiana will likely be flirting with a heat index near 100 degrees at that time. In fact, the first full week of fall will feel more like summer, while we will be monitoring the progress of Hurricane Maria. 

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Protesters demand Environmental Impact Study for Bayou Bridge, LOGA reacts

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The debate over the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline continues. 

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UPDATE: Identity of victim released in fatal St. Martin Parish crash

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The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office says the driver of an 18-wheeler has died after having a medical emergency, which caused him to crash into a home.

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UL's Defense Seeing Progress

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Joe Dillon is leading the Cajuns' pass rush, picking up another sack Saturday against Texas A&M. He is part of a defense who is starting to see progress heading into UL's Sun Belt opener.

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Some LSU Greek activities to resume amid hazing investigation

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Some Greek life activities at LSU will be reinstated on Sunday as authorities continue to investigate the death of an 18-year-old student as a possible hazing incident, WBRZ reports. 

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Fire tears through home in New Iberia

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Emergency personnel are responding to a residential fire on L Dubois Road in New Iberia. 

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Getting Answers: Construction on Kaliste Saloom

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Green doesn't necessarily mean 'go' on Kaliste Saloom Road.

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Iberia Parish Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

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Iberia Parish Crime Stoppers is asking for help from the public in locating two wanted men believed to be hiding in New Iberia.  Jamir "twin" Sophus, 21, and Katydrick Mitchell, 23, are wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting a child under 17 in 2016. 

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UL groups take swabs to help save lives

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UL students are helping raise awareness and fight childhood cancer and help those who are in need of transplants.  

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Two men accused of beating up teen and stealing four-wheeler

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St. Landry Parish Sheriff's deputies have arrested two men and booked them in connection with the theft of a four-wheeler.  

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St. Landry Veterans Memorial has two new additions

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The St. Landry Veterans Memorial has two new additions in Opelousas. The memorial committee unveiled the Proud Military Family Wall and a mural for the Dufilho Family Ship created by an art student at MACA.  

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New roundabout may help Duson traffic

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A new roundabout could help traffic issues in Duson.

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Red Snapper catch below limit, state season possible

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The red snapper catch numbers in Louisiana ended more than 100,000 pounds below the state’s self-imposed limit of 1.04 million pounds for the recently completed 2017 season, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced. 

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Sunset man booked with vehicular homicide in fatal crash

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State Police have upgraded a charge against a Sunset man in connection with a now-fatal Labor Day accident. 

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17 Calcasieu Parish students accused of criminal charges for homecoming pranks

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"While destroying someone else's property is very disconcerting, another major concern to me as a parent is for the safety of the students. A student could accidentally be shot by homeowner mistaking them for a burglar. This is an avoidable tragedy and we're so fortunate it has not happened yet," says Sheriff Mancuso.

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Facebook to release Russia ads to Congress amid pressure

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Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators. The move Thursday comes amid growing pressure on the social network from members of Congress, who pushed it to release the ads. Facebook has already handed over the ads to federal authorities investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company is "actively working" with the U.S. gover...

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Aaron Hernandez lawyer: Brain showed 'severe' case of CTE

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Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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State Police issue alert for endangered missing child in Denham Springs

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Louisiana State Police has issued a Level II Endangered Missing Child Advisory for a 16-year-old reported missing. 

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Sign-up for basketball officials underway in Opelousas

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The Opelousas Area Basketball Officials Association is getting ready for the upcoming season.  

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Consumer packaging group to reduce confusing food labels

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NEW YORK (AP) - "Sell by?" ''Display Until?" ''Best Before?"

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Regulators fighting state's new hazardous waste hauling law

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State regulators are allowing more companies to haul toxic waste in Louisiana, but stopped short of matching the standards sought by state lawmakers in a new law. 

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State sugar producers donate to Houston food bank

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The Louisiana sugar industry delivered a truckload of sugar Thursday to Houston to resupply the Houston Food Bank with the sweet ingredient. Louisiana Sugar Refining (LSR) of Gramercy supplied eight pallets of its Southern Cane brand and ASR Group sent eight pallets of its Domino® Sugar from its Chalmette Refinery. Lonnie Champagne, an executive with LSR, contacted Paul Wangler of ASR Group and Joel Van Timmeren of LSR and the two sugar refining companies put together ... More>>

One arrested, another wanted for August shooting death in Opelousas

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Opelousas Police have been able to identify two suspects they say are wanted in connection with an August shooting death. 

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Cosper, former UL administrator, state higher education commissioner, dies

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 Sammie W. Cosper, a former vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Southwestern Louisiana who later served as the state’s higher education commissioner, died Tuesday, Sept. 19. He was 83.

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Trump targets North Korea in new executive order

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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that would enable the United States to sanction individual companies and institutions that finance trade with North Korea. 

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Former Omega Protein manager pleads guilty to dumping

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A New Orleans man pleaded guilty Tuesday to directing employees to discharge a pollutant into a canal that feeds the Vermilion River. 

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Caregiver accused of stealing from victim

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A 26-year-old caregiver is accused of stealing from an elderly person she was caring for. On June 21, 2017, the Woodworth Police Department was called to the 800 block of Robinson Bridge Road in Woodworth in reference to the theft of assets from an aged or disabled person. Police completed an initial report and later forwarded it to the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Sheriff's Office (RPSO) for further investigation, according to Capt. Tommy Carnline, spokeswoman for RPSO. Detectives deter... More>>

Lafayette Parish school bus crash being investigated

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Lafayette School Board Officials are on the scene of a bus crash that occurred at the intersection of Arnould Blvd and Johnston Street this morning.

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CPSO: Vinton man arrested for 5th DWI

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A 50-year-old Vinton man was arrested for a fifth DWI. On Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office (CPSO) deputies were dispatched to Edgerly DeQuincy Road in Vinton in reference to a truck that was swerving in and out of the lane of travel, according to Kim Myers, spokeswoman for CPSO.  When deputies arrived on the scene, they located the truck already stopped on the roadway. Deputies approached the truck and made contact with the driver, Larry G. Marcan... More>>

Woman's body found in garbage bags in Louisiana

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Authorities in Louisiana say a woman's body has been found wrapped in garbage bags. 

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As October nears the weather stays hot

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It's another day of summer here in late September with humidity locked in place for another day with a pattern that isn't showing any signs of changing any time soon.

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Ragin Cajuns vs ULM, what you need to know

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This Saturday at 4:00 p.m. the UL Ragin Cajuns will kick-off their first game of Sun Belt Conference play with a home game against the ULM Warhawks.  

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A Night with Frank & Friends

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A Night with Frank & Friends will be held on Thursday, September 28 at the Essanee Theater in New Iberia. 

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Baldwin Fall Fest set for this Saturday

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The 2nd Annual Baldwin Fall Fest will be held this Saturday, September 23 on Main Street in Baldwin from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

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Jimmy Kimmel ramps up battle against GOP health care bill

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Jimmy Kimmel used his late-night platform to continue his assault on the GOP health care bill, firing back at critics including U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy and "Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade.

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U.S. Virgin Islands natives with ties to Acadiana set up relief efforts for Hurricane Maria victims

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As Hurricane Maria passes in the Caribbean, the recovery still continues from hurricanes Jose and Irma. 

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Maria slams Puerto Rico; Local weather stays in summer-mode

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While Acadiana's weather pattern has stayed in a relatively sedate late summer pattern, it's been nothing short of catastrophic for portions of the Caribbean including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico over the last 24 hours.

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Economy on the rise in Upper Lafayette

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Churches are working to improve Upper Lafayette's economy. Their work was the topic of today's meeting. 

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High School Volleyball: Wednesday, September 20

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Riding Ragas: UL Hopes Freshman Running Back Can Continue Tear Saturday

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In 2017 Trey Regas has become a lynchpin to the UL offense. Now facing a ULM defense who's allowing more than 300 yards per-game, another big game is expected out of the redshirt freshman.

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Elderly evacuees from Harvey say 'goodbye' to Acadiana

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A few weeks ago, we introduced you to a group that evacuated after Hurricane Harvey from an assisted living facility in Orange, Texas. And now, they're saying 'goodbye' to those who've made Acadiana feel like home, after living at the Hampton Inn in Jennings for the last three weeks. 

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Funeral arrangements set for Lafayette homicide victim

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Funeral arrangements have been set for 22-year-old Jaleel Bonham. 

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Opelousas mayor response to criticisms about new CAO hire

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Mayor Reggie Tatum said he did nothing wrong by hiring Rod Sias.

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Apple says its new watch has cellular connectivity problems

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NEW YORK (AP) - Apple confirmed that its new Series 3 Apple Watch can encounter problems connecting to a cellular network. 

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Repaired levee protecting areas of Vermilion Parish

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A new levee just outside of Gueydan is protecting areas of Vermilion Parish from future flooding.

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Grant will bring changes to McComb-Veazey neighborhood

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Changes are in store for Lafayette's McComb-Veazay neighborhood.

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Students work with Master Gardeners

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The LSU AgCenter has kicked off this year's training for the School Garden Initiative. 

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Opelousas Police get more training

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The Opelousas Police Department is training its officers how to handle situations with hand-to-hand combat. 

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St. Landry Crime Stoppers: September 20, 2017

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Det. Michael Darbonne of the St Landry Sheriff's Office returns to Crime Stoppers and is asking for your help in apprehending four fugitives. 

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National Hunting and Fishing Day is this Saturday

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National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day), an annual celebration of hunters and anglers, features a new twist this year. 

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Special counsel seeks documents on Trump's actions

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Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, has asked the White House for documents about some of President Trump’s most scrutinized actions since taking office, including the firing of his national security adviser and F.B.I. director, the New York Times reports.

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Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

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The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and triggered heavy flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. Leaving at least nine people dead in its wake across the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria blew ashore in the morning in the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph (250 kph)...

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Repticon coming to Lafayette Oct. 14 & 15

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Repticon, a recognized leader in hosting reptile and exotic animal expos throughout the United States, is coming back to Lafayette with a mixture of vendors, breeders, and educators.

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Gov. Edwards holds event aimed at fighting human trafficking

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Gov. John Bel Edwards has held a statewide symposium aimed at working on strategies to combat human trafficking in Louisiana. 

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The 76th annual Louisiana Sugarcane Festival is this weekend

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The Louisiana Sugarcane festival begins tonight(Wednesday) and runs through Sunday, September 24th throughout the town of New Iberia.

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Former Cajun and NFL player Tillman training to join the FBI

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Former NFL player and Ragin Cajun Charles Tillman is training to become an FBI agent. 

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Hunter's for the Hungry: It's that time of year to clean out your freezer for those in need

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The Hunters for the Hungry food drive will be held at five locations across Acadiana soon.  

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Lafayette-based Burgersmith to open new Broussard location

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Burgersmith, a Lafayette-based burger restaurant, has announced plans to open its sixth location within the next year. 

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UPDATE: Family still looking for missing 78-year-old Eunice man who suffers memory loss

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The Eunice Police Department is investigating the case of a missing person.  

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Lafayette City-Parish council approves using money from general fund to increase coroner's budget

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The Lafayette Parish Coroner, Dr. Kenneth Odinet, asked for an additional $23,006 to pay for the work he says is associated with the rising number of deaths in the parish and "escalating number" of Coroner emergency certificates. The chief investigator in the coroner's office, Keith Talamo, said the money is needed because of the parish's population growth. And the emergency evaluation certificates are for mental health patients. "The $23,000 is used to pay the c... More>>

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  • Meet Sergeant Hammon

    Meet Sergeant Hammon

    Sergeant Hammon is an Acadiana native serving in the US Army as a Transportation Coordinator for the 383rd Movement Control Team out of Ft. Polk.

    Sergeant Hammon is an Acadiana native serving in the US Army as a Transportation Coordinator for the 383rd Movement Control Team out of Ft. Polk.

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  • UL's Defense Seeing Progress

    UL's Defense Seeing Progress

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:06 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:06:31 GMT

    Joe Dillon is leading the Cajuns' pass rush, picking up another sack Saturday against Texas A&M. He is part of a defense who is starting to see progress heading into UL's Sun Belt opener.

    Joe Dillon is leading the Cajuns' pass rush, picking up another sack Saturday against Texas A&M. He is part of a defense who is starting to see progress heading into UL's Sun Belt opener.

  • Aaron Hernandez lawyer: Brain showed 'severe' case of CTE

    Aaron Hernandez lawyer: Brain showed 'severe' case of CTE

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:16:43 GMT
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    Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

    Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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  • Meet Sergeant Hammon

    Meet Sergeant Hammon

    Friday, September 22 2017 8:54 AM EDT2017-09-22 12:54:03 GMT

    Thousands of men and women have dedicated their lives to protecting us and the world. We had a chance to chat with one Acadiana man serving in the U.S. Army. Deployed from Ft. Polk to Italy, and seeing the world. 

    Thousands of men and women have dedicated their lives to protecting us and the world. We had a chance to chat with one Acadiana man serving in the U.S. Army. Deployed from Ft. Polk to Italy, and seeing the world. 

  • Louisiana Cajun Food Fest set for Oct 7 in Kaplan

    Louisiana Cajun Food Fest set for Oct 7 in Kaplan

    Friday, September 22 2017 8:38 AM EDT2017-09-22 12:38:37 GMT

    The Louisiana Cajun Food Fest will kick-off on Saturday, October 7 in Downtown Kaplan.

    The Louisiana Cajun Food Fest will kick-off on Saturday, October 7 in Downtown Kaplan.

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