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16 candidates for Lafayette Parish School Board

Qualifying is underway for the November election, and already there are 16 people in the running for seats on the Lafayette Parish School Board. Anyone seeking a position has until 4:30 p.m. Friday to filing their qualifying papers. Current board members Mark Babineaux, Greg Awbrey and Rae Trahan said they are not running for re-election. Babineaux is instead running...

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1 hour 11 minutes ago

Operation Move It at UL

Today was move-in day for the freshman at UL. Freshmen and parents were hauling all of their college survival tools into the dorms. Classes begin on Monday, and the freshman already were impressed with the school. "It's kind of what I expected. Everyone's been really nice. The helpers... Read Story

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1 hour 40 minutes ago

Family Organizes Event for Daughters Rare Disease

This Saturday, 9-year-old Paige LaCombe, her family and friends will unite to raise funds and awareness for a disease that has forever transformed the life of this Lafayette girl. In 2013, Paige was diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Since then, the LaCombe family has dedicated themselves to shine a spotlight on... Read Story

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1 hour 44 minutes ago

Move-In Day On The UL Campus

The transition to college life can be a bit bumpy as it's the first time many incoming freshmen are leaving home and facing more responsibility on their own. Close to 2,500 new students are moving in to campus housing this week, ahead of the first day of classes Monday. Today... Read Story

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2 hours 21 minutes ago

38th Annual Duck Festival

One of the first festivals of the fall season is more than just a good time for the town hosting it. The Duck Festival is one of the biggest economic boosts of the year, not only in Gueydan, but for all of Vermilion Parish. Now in it's 38th... Read Story

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7 hours 17 seconds ago

Terrebonne schools hire more uncertified teachers

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Superintendent Philip Martin says low teacher pay has forced the Terrebonne Parish school system to hire 80 non-certified teachers, which is more than last school year. Martin says two non-certified instructors lead gifted classes. School board member Gregory Harding says the system has non-certified teachers in... Read Story

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2 hours 6 minutes ago

Nixon orders withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. Nixon announced what he called a systematic withdrawal of Guard officers on Thursday.... Read Story

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