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  1. Cajuns Baseball Cruises to 7-2 Victory at Southeastern LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns baseball team jumped out to a early lead and cruised to a 7-2 victory Tuesday night against Southeastern Louisiana at Alumni Field. The Cajuns outhit the Lions 11-8 as they posted double digit hits for the fifth straight game and the ninth time in the last ten outings.

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  2. Palmetto Elementary Problems with Sinking, Termites Cause Emergency ChangesRead the original story w/Photo

    12 min ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    We're getting a first-hand look at a St. Landry Parish school that administrators are calling "deplorable." Palmetto Elementary School serves more than 200-students.

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  3. Jean-Paul CoussanRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Jean-Paul Coussan announced Tuesday that he will run for the state House of Representatives seat for District 45. Coussan, 36, a Republican, is a partner at Andrus Boudreaux Complete Title and co-founder of Cougar Construction, LLC. He graduated from St. Thomas More, LSU and LSU Law School. He has served on several local boards, including Faith House of Acadiana and the Lafayette Bar Association.

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  4. Kip Judice sworn in Tuesday as the new Duson Police ChiefRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Judice formally worked for the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office and ran unsuccessfully last year to become Lafayette City Marshal. he lost to Brian Pope in the December runoff.

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  5. Bill targeting 'revenge porn' starts advancing in HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Kenner Rep. Julie Stokes, a Republican, says she sponsored the bill to protect "people who might make a careless mistake" and are later "bullied and harassed." Under the measure, anyone who shares a nude or partially-nude picture, such as a cellphone photo, without permission could face two years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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  6. IRS Scam Victim Loses $28,800Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The first time a scammer called John Pierre Monclin, he convinced the 69-year-old man he owed $3,000 in back taxes. "I thought it was quite strange that the IRS asked me to do this type of operation, but I was under the impression that it was legal, so I did it," Monclin said.

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  7. Dos and don'ts of Festival InternationalRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    For many Acadiana residents, FIL marks an annual tradition filled with food, spirits, fun and most important - music. Music from around the corner, and music from around the globe.

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  8. Overcrowded school buses in Ville Platte leave parents concerned about their children's safety.Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Parents in Ville Platte are upset with apparent overcrowding on school buses, which forces some student to stand or even sit on the floor. There are stories of four students squeezing into one seat, students from two buses cramming into one bus, riding times doubling and even students getting dropped off in the wrong locations.

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  9. KATC's Valerie Ponseti judges at Lemonade Tasting ContestRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Today, Lafayette Lemonade Tasting Contest was held at the South Branch Library. Registrants had an opportunity to get a leg-up on the Lemonade Day competition by perfecting their lemonade recipe in advance of Lemonade Day Louisiana on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

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  10. Courtesy the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office -- Joey FontenotRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Joey Fontenot was sentenced to five years hard labor Monday after he pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in the 2012 death of Kelly Theriot. The judge sentenced Fontenot to 10 years, but suspended five years and mandated he serve three years without the possibility of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.

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  11. Barry Ancelet to launch Last Lecture seriesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Cajun folklorist Dr. Barry Jean Ancelet will become the first University of Louisiana at Lafayette faculty member to be honored by an invitation to give a "last lecture." Ancelet will speak Wednesday at the inaugural installment of the University's Last Lecture Series.

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  12. Left to Right: Donald Aguillard, Francis Touchet, Carlos SamRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The Lafayette Parish School Board can select a new superintendent Wednesday night after interviewing the three finalists, according to the revised agenda sent out Tuesday. Initially the agenda read that the three finalists would only be interviewed, but the agenda was changed Tuesday to allow board members the option of selecting a new superintendent Wednesday.

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  13. Acadiana to Host Girls on the Run 5K EventRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Girls on the Run South Louisiana invites the community to join more than 225 young girls and families participating in the Girls on the Run 5K at Parc Sans Souci on Saturday, May 2 at 9 a.m. The biannual event is the culmination of the 10-week Girls on the Run program for 3rd - 8th grade girls. Registration is $25 on or before Thursday, April 30 and $30 until event day.

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  14. Pollock man accused of rapeRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    According to a press release, Monday morning, the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint that Jonathan Russell James had committed multiple sexual acts with a family member of members. During their investigation, detectives were able to establish sufficient probable cause that supported the allegations.

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  15. Courtesy MGN OnlineRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The U.S. Justice Department announced today that it is investigating the use of investigative holds by the Ville Platte Police Department and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office. According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley's office, the investigations will focus on allegations that officers use "investigative holds" to detain people without proper cause.

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  16. Terrebonne, Lafourche parishes push for daily rail serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes are pushing for daily rail service between New Orleans and Houston. Amtrak's Sunset Limited Passenger Rail Line runs three times a week from New Orleans to Houston with stops in Schriever, New Iberia, Lafayette and Lake Charles Jeffrey Leuenberger, a senior planner with Lafourche Parish, tells The Courier () government and private-sector officials are solidifying a coalition to show interest in expanding the service.

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  17. Courtesy the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office -- Luther LaughlinRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    A 29-year-old was arrested late Monday after allegedly leading State Police on a high-speed chase on Interstate 10 and into Lafayette. Troopers booked Luther Lamar Laughlin into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on six counts of red light violations and counts of aggravated flight from an officer, reckless operation, illegal window tint, left of center, speeding, improper lane usage, obscured license plate, suspended driver's license and having an outstanding warrant.

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  18. Donations requested to expand Crowley hospital's ERRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Plans for a new ER addition to the hospital have been proposed, but the hospital needs to raise enough money to fund its $2.8 million estimated cost. According to a press release, another estimated $1 million will be spent by Lafayette General Health to buy new equipment for the hospital, bringing the total investment to approximately $3.8 million.

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  19. Project Front Yard expands to St. Martin ParishRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Project Front Yard is expanding into St. Martin Parish. The community beautification initiative, which launched in Lafayette in the fall of 2014, encourages businesses and individuals alike to take pride in their community by cleaning up, sprucing up and standing up for a cleaner, greener and more welcoming appearance.

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  20. Lafayette bar smoking ban introduction May 5Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Smoking in bars and clubs in Lafayette would be outlawed under an ordinance scheduled to go before the city-parish council May 5. reports Council Chairman Kenneth Boudreaux has been working with Grammy-winning entertainer Chubby Carrier and Tobacco-Free Living to draft an ordinance for the city of Lafayette and unincorporated parts of the parish.

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