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Blue Mass For First Responders, Honoring Deputy Allen Bares Jr.

It was a powerful night in Vermilion Parish for first responders, who gathered to honor a fallen deputy. A Blue Mass in Abbeville Monday night was in memory of Deputy Allen Bares Jr. Bares was shot and killed in June, when he tried to stop a burglary while off duty. Four people have been arrested in connection with his...

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7 hours 57 minutes ago

Attendance Lower at 2014 Sugar Cane Festival

This year's Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival in New Iberia saw a 40 percent decline in attendance from past years. According to The Advocate, organizers blame the drop in attendance on threats of violence circulating on social media. However, the rumors were just that: rumors. There was no massive violence at... Read Story

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9 hours 46 minutes ago

Lourdes Foundation celebrating $1M donation from philanthropist James Moncus

The Lourdes Foundation is showing its gratitude tonight for the generous, million-dollar donation received from community philanthropist, James Devin Moncus, on the occasion of Moncus's seventy-fifth birthday. The $1 million dollars provided by the Devin International founder is intended to support healthcare outreach programs that help the needy in... Read Story

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13 hours 3 minutes ago

Lawsuit filed over charter school funding in La.

BATON ROUGE, La. - A state teachers' union has filed a lawsuit challenging the use of Louisiana's public school funding formula to pay $60 million for certain charter schools. The Louisiana Association of Educators says the spending is illegal because the charter schools are created and operated outside of parish... Read Story

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13 hours 11 minutes ago

Louisiana Book Festival seeking volunteers

The Louisiana Book Festival is seeking volunteers to join in the fun and experience the Louisiana Book Festival from within. Anyone interested in volunteering can find more information about the Festival as well as volunteer opportunities by visiting , calling 225.342.4996 or emailing Louisiana's world-class celebration of... Read Story

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13 hours 36 minutes ago

State Officials Announce Installation of 'Move Over' Signs along State Highways

In support of Louisiana's "Move Over" law, Louisiana State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson alongside Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Sherri H. LeBas announced the installation of several dozen Move Over for Emergency Vehicle signs across the state. The highly visible signs, strategically placed along major travel routes... Read Story

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14 hours 51 minutes ago

LDWF iPhone App to Undergo Renovation

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' (LDWF) iPhone app will be renovated in coming months to make the information resource more user friendly. If you currently have this app on your iPhone, you can now install the current update. This will remove any outdated content while the department... Read Story

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12 hours 9 minutes ago

Pennsylvania priest ordered detained until trial

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest from Pennsylvania was ordered to remain jailed until his trial on charges that he possessed child pornography and traveled to Honduras for sex with children during missionary trips. U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Pesto ordered the Rev. Joseph Maurizio Jr., 69, detained... Read Story

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17 hours 4 minutes ago

Marijuana industry makes political donations

DENVER - The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states. The political activity includes swanky fundraisers at Four Seasons... Read Story

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