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UL Lafayette Honors Charles "Peanut" Tillman

While the Cajuns might not have cheered the score at the end of the game, they had plenty to be excited about during halftime. A former Cajun all-star and 2014 Walter Payton "Man of the Year" honored for his efforts on, and off the field. Charles "Peanut" Tillman, who now plays for the Chicago Bears and is famous for the...

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5 hours 14 minutes ago

Tech companies seeking workers in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A recruitment and networking fair for job hunters interested in working with three information technology companies moving to Lafayette will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Abdalla Hall. The Advocate reports the companies - CGI, Enquero and Perficient - plan to fill... Read Story

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5 hours 31 minutes ago

Lafayette OKs $150K salary for interim chief

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School Board has approved an annual salary of $150,000 for interim Superintendent Burnell LeJeune, who was appointed to the job last week after the board fired Pat Cooper. The Advocate reports LeJeune's compensation package, which is retroactive to Nov. 10, the date he... Read Story

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6 hours 35 minutes ago

3 involved in Gueydan accident; 1 dead

Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a fatal single vehicle crash Friday night just after 8 p.m. According to Sheriff Mike Couvillion, 18-year-old Kaitlyn Elizabeth Thevis of Gueydan was driving south on Alvie Road when for reasons unknown she lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle struck a ditch... Read Story

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7 hours 7 minutes ago

Severe Storms Possible for Sunday Morning

Acadiana still on track to receive a round of strong, and potentially severe storms late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Although the dynamics aren't looking as robust as they were earlier this week there will still be enough of a disturbance to really fuel some strong storms. ... Read Story

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7 hours 9 minutes ago

Delta Grand Downtown Country Christmas Event

The Historic Delta Grand Theatre is hosting a unique holiday arts marketplace featuring local and area artists and vendors. The Downtown Country Christmas is located at 120 South Market Street in Opelousas. The event is Saturday, November 22, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tickets are available by visiting... Read Story

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4 hours 56 minutes ago

Teen dead in Jackson Parish crash

JONESBORO, La. (AP) - A 14-year-old from Quitman is dead after a single vehicle crash in Jackson Parish. KNOE-TV reports the crash happened at 11:51 p.m. Friday just north of Louisiana Highway 4. A 15-year-old from Jonesboro was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado south when the vehicle left the road... Read Story

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5 hours 1 minute ago

Deputy on security detail hurt by drunk driver

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - A Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy has been hospitalized after his vehicle was struck as he provided security for a film shoot in Metairie. The sheriff's office says Deputy Sean Williams' police cruiser was hit about 2:20 a.m. Saturday. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports Williams was working a detail... Read Story

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5 hours 7 minutes ago

Culinary landmark reopening in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tuesday's opening marks the end of a long, emotional road for Brennan, who remembers doing homework in one of the upstairs rooms, rushing out onto the balcony to catch beads from passing Mardi Gras parades and sharing the booty with customers. He rarely visited after disagreements... Read Story

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Nov 21, 2014 2:22 PM

Today in History for Nov. 21, 2014

Today is Friday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2014. There are 40 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 21, 1864, a letter was signed by President Abraham Lincoln expressing condolences to Lydia Bixby, a widow in Boston whose five sons supposedly died while fighting... Read Story

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Nov 20, 2014 9:48 PM

Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families." The moves, affecting mostly parents and young people, marked the most sweeping changes to the nation's... Read Story

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