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Lafayette Police Propose More Cameras Installed Throughout City

The Lafayette Police Department wants to install crime cameras in troubled neighborhoods throughout the city, and has allotted $700,000 for the cameras in its proposed budget for next fiscal year. According to the Acadiana Advocate, the plan is to install about 50 cameras in selected neighborhoods for surveillance of street activity. The Police Department already has crime cameras...

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1 hour 3 minutes ago

Woman: Pit bull bit arm, legs, throat, chest

A 54-year-old Dulac woman says her pit bull savaged her for 45 minutes, and had previously attacked other family members. "The doctor said he couldn't even count the bites on me," Kathleen Shaffer told The Courier (http://bit.ly/1o0iOvM) Tuesday. She was interviewed at Terrebonne General Medical Center, where she's being treated... Read Story

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1 hour 3 minutes ago

Woman: Pit bull bit arm, legs, throat, chest

A 54-year-old Dulac woman says her pit bull savaged her for 45 minutes, and had previously attacked other family members. "The doctor said he couldn't even count the bites on me," Kathleen Shaffer told The Courier (http://bit.ly/1o0iOvM) Tuesday. She was interviewed at Terrebonne General Medical Center, where she's being treated... Read Story

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2 hours 42 minutes ago

Legislator says La. abortion law not in jeopardy

The sponsor of a Louisiana law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges said she doesn't believe the provision is threatened after a federal appeals court struck down a similar Mississippi law. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 Tuesday to overturn Mississippi's 2012... Read Story

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3 hours 36 minutes ago

Lafourche tax renewals heading to voters

Four Lafourche property taxes, which bring in more than $8.5 million combined, are up for renewal by voters in December. The four propositions involve health, buildings, drainage and recreation taxes. Parish Administrator Archie Chaisson tells The Courier all four millages expire in 2015. If passed, they'll extend through 2025. Chaisson... Read Story

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5 hours 42 minutes ago

Shreveport Amtrak study finally under way

A 12-month study is finally underway to examine the feasibility of re-establishing Amtrak Passenger Rail Service from Shreveport-Bossier City to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Kent Rodgers, North Louisiana Council of Governments executive director, tells The Times the study will look at the condition of existing railroad tracks between the cities, potential stops,... Read Story

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4 hours 13 minutes ago

Democrats have million-dollar day on impeachment

House Democrats are cashing in on chatter that Republicans are plotting to impeach President Barack Obama, raising $1 million on Monday alone, their campaign chief said Tuesday. Republicans insisted such talk was bogus. Rep. Steve Israel, who runs the House Democrats' campaign committee, told reporters that House Speaker John Boehner's... Read Story

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