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Memorial Day weekend through the eyes of a Pearl Harbor survivor

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 There are less than three hundred Peal Harbor survivors in the United States today, three of of them are here in Acadiana. They are among the last living witnesses of a tragedy that shaped the course of the history. For Joe Richard it's a tragic day he'll never forget. He joined when he was just 16 years old. The navy recruited him after hearing about his welding skills.  "We'd work on destroyers that needed work done you know that was our job to repair em and do wha...

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Coast Guard seizes 750 pounds of pot

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The Coast Guard arrested six people and seized 750 pounds of marijuana near Boca Raton Saturday.

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Lafayette, BR churches team up for concerts

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A Lafayette Methodist church and a Baton Rouge Baptist church teamed up to present a pair of concerts.

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Walker's Gem Helps LSU Win 12th SEC Tournament Title

LSU pitcher Eric Walker (Photo Credit: Advocate Staff Photo) LSU pitcher Eric Walker (Photo Credit: Advocate Staff Photo)
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HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Freshman Eric Walker allowed one run in 7-2/3 innings and LSU held on to beat Arkansas 4-2 on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game.      The Tigers (43-17) cruised into the game before claiming their 12th SEC tournament title and sixth under coach Paul Mainieri.

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Crowley marks Memorial Day

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The City of Crowley marked Memorial Day with a program Sunday afternoon.

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Overnight showers/storms then isolated showers for Memorial Day Video included

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Just like this afternoon another complex of showers and storms could develop over East Texas later tonight into the overnight hours and slide into Acadiana. 

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UPDATE: 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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Tigers headed back to the Women's College World Series

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With a 5-4 win over FSU, the LSU Tigers softball team is headed back to the Women's College World Series. 

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Acadiana's newest centenarian

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Genevieve Martin Meaux celebrated her 100th birthday Sunday.

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Two injured in fight on Doc Duhon Road

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Two people were injured when a fight broke out on Doc Duhon Road this morning.

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Skydivers crash onto Slidell golf course; one dead

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SLIDELL, La. -- One skydiver is dead and another hospitalized after the pair crashed on a Slidell golf course during a tandem jump, WWL reports.  

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Insurance chief: Check your insurance coverage now

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is urging Louisiana residents to do an "insurance checkup" ahead of next week's start of hurricane season.

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Former GOP House speaker hit with another molestation suit

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CHICAGO (AP) - An Illinois man accuses Dennis Hastert in a new lawsuit of sexually assaulting him when he was a fourth-grader, at least the fifth such allegation against the former House speaker who will soon be released from prison in a hush-money case.      The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2r080Ga ) reports the lawsuit was filed in a suburban Chicago court by a man using the pseudonym Richard Doe.      The accuser says Hastert sexually abused him in ... More>>

Six shot, one fatally, overnight in NOLA

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In a span of about six hours late Saturday night to Sunday morning, one person was killed and five were injured in four separate shootings across the New Orleans area, our media partners at The Advocate report. 

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Eight dead, including deputy, in Mississippi shooting

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BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi said Sunday that a suspect is in custody after eight people were killed in a shooting, including a sheriff’s deputy.

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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 Video included

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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

LSU celebrates in win over South Carolina (Photo Credit: Advocate Staff Photo) LSU celebrates in win over South Carolina (Photo Credit: Advocate Staff Photo)
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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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Duson marks Memorial Day Video included

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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 Video included

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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>>

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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  • Walker's Gem Helps LSU Win 12th SEC Tournament Title

    Walker's Gem Helps LSU Win 12th SEC Tournament Title

    Sunday, May 28 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-05-28 23:18:47 GMT
    LSU pitcher Eric Walker (Photo Credit: Advocate Staff Photo)LSU pitcher Eric Walker (Photo Credit: Advocate Staff Photo)

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Freshman Eric Walker allowed one run in 7-2/3 innings and LSU held on to beat Arkansas 4-2 on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game.      The Tigers (43-17) cruised into the game before claiming their 12th SEC tournament title and sixth under coach Paul Mainieri.

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Freshman Eric Walker allowed one run in 7-2/3 innings and LSU held on to beat Arkansas 4-2 on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game.      The Tigers (43-17) cruised into the game before claiming their 12th SEC tournament title and sixth under coach Paul Mainieri.

  • 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. 

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