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LCG Introduces Proposed Budget for Upcoming Fiscal Year

The proposed Lafayette City-Parish Government budget for next fiscal year would increase starting pay for firefighters and police officers, and raise pay 2 percent for all other employees. According to the Acadiana Advocate, the pay raises, which would cost about $2.5 million, are the biggest additions introduced Thursday in the proposed budget. Starting pay for police officers would...

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1 hour 56 minutes ago

Tips on Snake Safety

Snakes are a natural part of Louisiana's heritage. There are 45 different species of snakes in the state, and only seven of those are venomous. Knowing which snakes are harmless and which are dangerous is easier than you think. Poisonous snakes have oval-shaped eyes, while non-poisonous snakes have round... Read Story

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Cane Cutters/Special Olympics Night

The Cane Cutters will recognize Special Olympics athletes Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Fabacher Field in Youngsville. The Cane Cutters will play the Woodlands Strykers. Game starts at 7 p.m. and gates open at 6 p.m. The Special Olympics athletes will be honored between an inning. 30%... Read Story

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1 hour 42 minutes ago

Satellites show big US Southwest groundwater loss

Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenge long-term water supplies for the seven U.S. states and parts of Mexico that it serves, according to a new study released Thursday that used NASA satellites. Researchers from NASA and the University of California, Irvine say their study... Read Story

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Iowa man convicted of killing pregnant wife

A former volunteer firefighter who hoped for a career in law enforcement was convicted Thursday of killing his pregnant wife, as jurors in his third trial rejected his claims that an unknown intruder shot her. Jurors found Seth Techel, 23, guilty of first-degree murder and nonconsensual termination of a human... Read Story

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