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Man turns himself in after 2 men robbed, beaten in French Quarter

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New Orleans police say an unidentified man is hospitalized in critical condition after being beaten and robbed.      

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UPDATE: Suspect arrested in downtown Lafayette shooting

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UPDATE: Lafayette police have arrested a suspect in connection with the Downtown Lafayette shooting. Sam Brown III, 26, was wanted for second-degree murder following the shooting death of 21-year-old Donald Randall, Jr. on June 18 on Jefferson Street. Brown was arrested at a home in Port Sulphur, police said.  The shooting happened at about 1:40 a.m. on a Sunday morning in the the 200 block of Jefferson St. Police say Randal was shot and transported to a local ... More>>

Iberia Parish animal shelter again at full capacity; adopters and fosters needed

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Workers with Iberia Parish Animal Shelter say that after this weekend, the shelter is back to full capacity.  

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New LCG Public Works Director announced

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Lafayette Parish Mayor-President Joel Robideaux announced that Mark Dubroc, President of Dubroc Engineering, will leave the private sector to serve as Director of the LCG Public Works Department, effective July 17. 

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Summer weather through the week

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We have made it to the dog days of summer and for any further evidence look no further then the unchanging extended forecast across Acadiana which will offer up few surprises this week.  While highs still aren't consistently cracking into the 90s the heat index will keep blowing past that number so it will feel plenty hot outside as dewpoints climb into the 70s.  The atmosphere will be feeling very thick these next several days and with little air movement it will be feeli... More>>

BREAKING NEWS: two dead in New Iberia shooting identified

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Deputies are on the scene of a shooting in New Iberia. 

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Saints Place DT Nick Fairley on Reserve/NFI

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New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Monday that the club has placed DT Nick Fairley on the team’s reserve/non-football illness (NFI) list. Fairley, a 6-4, 308-pound native of Mobile and product of Auburn University, is a six-year veteran of the NFL who has played in 77 regular season games, making 170 tackles (113 solo and 57 assists), 20.5 sacks, three passes defensed and registered one career safety.  Fa... More>>

Progress made on fixing Westside Elementary following flood

Westside Elementary in Scott will be closed until January of 2018 while the school undergoes repairs from the flood. Westside Elementary in Scott will be closed until January of 2018 while the school undergoes repairs from the flood.
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Demolition is complete and the re-building process has begun at Westside Elementary.

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Audit says Senate bill would leave 22m uninsured

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Budget Office sees 22 million more uninsured by 2026 under Senate health bill in latest hurdle for GOP.

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Alexandria marshal arrested on drug counts

Alexandria Marshal Terence Grines, 49, was arrested on drug distribution, malfeasance and related charges on June 23, 2017, as a result of a multi-agency narcotics investigation, police say. Alexandria Marshal Terence Grines, 49, was arrested on drug distribution, malfeasance and related charges on June 23, 2017, as a result of a multi-agency narcotics investigation, police say.
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Police say the arrest involved a "struggle" that sent the marshal to the hospital.

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Lafayette business hosting fundraiser for Faith House

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A Lafayette business is hosting a pool tournament fundraiser for Faith House in Acadiana.   

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New Iberia father and son cited in death of black bear

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A New Iberia man and his son have been cited in the illegal killing of a black bear in Iberia Parish.  

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Gov. Edwards to La. Senators: La. uniquely harmed by proposed health care bill

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Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards sent a letter to U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy urging them to oppose the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). 

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Festival shows start airing next week on AOC

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AOC Community Media will premiere footage of Festival International 2017 main-stage performances during Fest Week July 1-8 on AOC 1 (Cox Communications channel 15 or LUS Fiber channel 3).

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JK Rowling marks 20 years since Harry Potter appeared

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Wizarding legend Harry Potter's tale has turned 20. Author J.K. Rowling's first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was published in Britain on June 26, 1997.   

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Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it.    

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Public Comment Hearing on boosting revenue set for Thursday

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Public Comment Hearing on Parish Revenue Evaluation Since January 27, 2017, the Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) Funding Evaluations/Finance Liaison Committee has conducted a total of 14 meetings and presentations to discuss and assess Lafayette Parish property taxes and revenue shortfalls. 

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I-10 westbound right lane closed near Iowa

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The westbound right lane of I-10 will be closed at milepost 45 (US 165) in Iowa.

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Scott Fire Department provides safety tips for fireworks

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With Fourth of July soon approaching, Scott Fire Department Officials would like to remind the public on the safe and responsible use of consumer fireworks, in an effort to eliminate injuries

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Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog

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Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion.

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SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

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A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California on Sunday, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite from Florida.

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Air bag recalls, lawsuits lead Takata to file for bankruptcy

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Shattered by recall costs and lawsuits, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed Monday for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., saying it was the only way it could keep on supplying replacements for faulty air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people.

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A Little Less Humid Video included

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A front is draped across the coastal areas today with rains and storms lingering in the near shore waters to the coastal parishes. Some heavy downpours can be expected during the early part of the day for the immediate coast. Skies will remain mostly cloudy elsewhere today. Some drier air is filtering in behind the front and dew points have dropped significantly over the region. 

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UL Signee Hayden Cantrelle talks his decision between going pro or joining Cajuns Video included

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LAFAYETTE, LA - Leaving high school, usually the biggest decision you have to make is what college are you going to attend or what major do you want to focus in. For former Teurlings shortstop Hayden Cantrelle, the decision is much more complicated. After being drafted by the New York Yankees in the 40th round of the MLB Draft, he has a big decision ahead. Does he join the Yankees organization or choose to play for the Louisiana baseball program for at least the next 3 years.  ... More>>

LSU Begins Quest for Seventh CWS Title

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OMAHA, Neb. – LSU (52-18) begins a quest for its seventh national championship at 6 p.m. CT Monday when the Tigers face Florida (50-19) in Game 1 of the College World Series Finals at TD Ameritrade Park. 

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Congestion on I-10 W at Louisiana Ave.

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Congestion on I-10 West is now from mile marker 110 (Breaux Bridge) to mile marker 104 (Louisiana Ave.) due to construction.

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Family still searching for answers about missing woman, 1 year later Video included

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Tonight, an Acadiana family is nearing the one year mark since their loved one, Erica Hunt--disappeared from Opelousas. 

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I-10 E exit ramp to I-49 reopens

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UPDATE: The exit ramp from I-10 East to I-49 is now open.

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Archaeologists find prehistoric canoe in north Louisiana Video included

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BELCHER, La. (AP) - Archaeologists have unearthed a large, prehistoric Indian canoe along the Red River in north Louisiana. 

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St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway winner announced Video included

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Congratulations to the winner of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway-- David Laborde of Lafayette.

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Man killed in Evangeline Parish crash

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One man was killed after crashing his vehicle into a tree in Evangeline Parish. 

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All lanes open on I-10 West at Ramah

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UPDATE: All lanes are open on I-10 West at mile marker 134 (Ramah). 

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N. Carolina teen missing over a year found alive in Georgia

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The FBI says a North Carolina teenager who went missing more than a year ago has been found alive in Georgia, and a 31-year-old man faces charges. 

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Drier weather and cooler mornings to start the work week Video included

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In the wake of a cold front that has now pushed out into the Gulf of Mexico drier air is filtering into Acadiana setting up for a couple refreshing nights as overnight lows Monday and Tuesday north of the interstate will drop into the mid to upper 60s! 

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2 LSU researchers get nearly $1M to study honeybee stress

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two Louisiana State University researchers are getting nearly $1 million for a two-year study of how stress affects honeybee health. 

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Veterans suffering with PTSD receive service dogs Video included

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A local charity held its inaugural event in Eunice today, which placed service dogs in the arms of military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Two wounded in Moss Street shooting

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Two people are in a hospital after being shot during a party Saturday night.

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Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - With the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, national policy on climate change will emerge from U.S. cities working to reduce emissions and become more resilient to rising sea levels, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at the annual U.S. Conferences of Mayors meeting in Miami Beach.    

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Crowley man charged in fatal interstate accident

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A driver was arrested on multiple charges, including vehicular homicide, after one of his passengers died in a car accident. 

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Coast Guard, local agencies respond to oil discharge in Grand Bayou, LA

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NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to an oil discharge from an Orphan well in Grand Bayou and area of Magnolia, Louisiana, Saturday.  

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  • Saints Place DT Nick Fairley on Reserve/NFI

    Saints Place DT Nick Fairley on Reserve/NFI

    Monday, June 26 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-06-26 20:51:23 GMT
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    New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Monday that the club has placed DT Nick Fairley on the team’s reserve/non-football illness (NFI) list. Fairley, a 6-4, 308-pound native of Mobile and product of Auburn University, is a six-year veteran of the NFL who has played in 77 regular season games, making 170 tackles (113 solo and 57 assists), 20.5 sacks, three passes defensed and registered one career safety.  Fa...
    New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Monday that the club has placed DT Nick Fairley on the team’s reserve/non-football illness (NFI) list. Fairley, a 6-4, 308-pound native of Mobile and product of Auburn University, is a six-year veteran of the NFL who has played in 77 regular season games, making 170 tackles (113 solo and 57 assists), 20.5 sacks, three passes defensed and registered one career safety.  Fa...
  • UL Signee Hayden Cantrelle talks his decision between going pro or joining Cajuns

    UL Signee Hayden Cantrelle talks his decision between going pro or joining Cajuns

    Monday, June 26 2017 12:19 AM EDT2017-06-26 04:19:20 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, LA - Leaving high school, usually the biggest decision you have to make is what college are you going to attend or what major do you want to focus in. For former Teurlings shortstop Hayden Cantrelle, the decision is much more complicated. After being drafted by the New York Yankees in the 40th round of the MLB Draft, he has a big decision ahead. Does he join the Yankees organization or choose to play for the Louisiana baseball program for at least the next 3 years.  ...
    LAFAYETTE, LA - Leaving high school, usually the biggest decision you have to make is what college are you going to attend or what major do you want to focus in. For former Teurlings shortstop Hayden Cantrelle, the decision is much more complicated. After being drafted by the New York Yankees in the 40th round of the MLB Draft, he has a big decision ahead. Does he join the Yankees organization or choose to play for the Louisiana baseball program for at least the next 3 years.  ...
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