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Candlelight Vigil held for Domestic Abuse Victims

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and in Acadiana Wednesday night, there was a show of support for victims and their families. Faith House, a shelter for abused women and children, held a candlelight vigil in Lafayette's Girard Park. It's part of their "No More Violence, No More Silence" campaign. As volunteers read the names of close to...

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3 hours 12 minutes ago

LPSB approves teacher raises, bus driver changes

The Lafayette Parish School Board unanimously approved a $1,000 raise for teachers tonight. The vote came as the board set a date -- Oct. 14 -- for a disciplinary hearing in Superintendent Pat Cooper's investigation and waived the high-school diploma requirement for substitute bus drivers, if they're enrolled in... Read Story

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Energy Efficiency Setback in Louisiana

Wednesday was supposed to be the day that new programs kicked in offering rebates to consumers and businesses who made the switch to energy efficiency. The Public Service Commission pulled the program just days before it was set to be implemented. "They're going to suspend the implementation of the... Read Story

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5 hours 18 minutes ago

4 inmates hospitalized after drug overdose

East Feliciana Parish authorities say four inmates have been hospitalized after overdosing on synthetic marijuana that is believed to have been brought into the jail by a work release inmate. The sheriff's office says 25-year-old Shep Garner is suspected of getting a cigarette that contained synthetic marijuana into the jail.... Read Story

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15 hours 6 minutes ago

35,000 walruses come ashore in northwest Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Pacific walruses that can't find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest Alaska. An estimated 35,000 walruses were photographed Saturday about 5 miles north of Point Lay, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Point... Read Story

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15 hours 22 minutes ago

Today in History for Oct. 1, 2014

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 1, 1964, the Free Speech Movement began at the University of California, Berkeley, as students spontaneously protested the arrest of Berkeley alumnus Jack... Read Story

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