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Acadiana Mother To Serve 8 Years For Death of 4 of Her Children

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An Acadiana mother who was clubbing while four of her unsupervised children died in a mobile home fire will spend the next eight years behind bars. Shaqueta McDade of Rayne pleaded guilty and will serve time for negligent homicide without eligibility for parole.
The children, ages eight, seven, five and two, died in the trailer home [...]

New Farmer’s Market to Open In Boyce

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A new farmers market is being set up in Central Louisiana. It’s in Boyce on Pacific Street, where a groundbreaking event was held this morning.
The USDA is providing a grant to build the new market, because Boyce is currently designated as a food desert. That means residents there do not have easy access to fresh [...]

Coliseum Board Aims to Purchase Parking Lot from City

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Members of the Rapides Parish Police Jury are meeting to push along renovations for the Rapides Coliseum. The city and parish were at odds over how to proceed, because they co-own a parking lot needed for the Coliseum.
But, the Police Jury is going forward with a plan to buy and trade for total ownership of [...]

Jury Convicts One, Deadlocks on Another in Armed Robbery Case

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A jury convicts one man and deadlocks on another over the armed robbery of a Saint Landry Parish convenience store.
Ronald James Doomes of Ville Platte is convicted. The other man, Arinkis Orlandeze Jones, also of Ville Platte, will be re-tried later this month. The two are accused as part of the federal government’s project Safe [...]

American Cancer Society to Host “Great Gatsby” Event

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Fans of the roaring 20’s and the Great Gatsby are being courted by the American Cancer Society local chapter for their upcoming fundraiser. It’s a gala the night of August 9th at the Paragon Casino Resort.

Call the cancer society or the resort for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/4/14

Man Arrested for Attempted Murder Over Weekend

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APD Detectives are currently investigating a shooting that occurred on August 2nd 2014.  APD Officers were in the 2600 Block of Willow Glenn Road on an unrelated traffic matter when they heard a gunshot. Upon investigating, Officers located a male subject in the 2900 Block of Willow Glenn Road that had been shot.
The victim told [...]

Area Shoppers Take Advantage of Tax Holiday, Sales

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Back-to-school shoppers get a bit of a break this weekend and who doesn’t like a sale? Today and tomorrow, area shoppers are taking advantage of an annual sales tax holiday as they prepare to get back to school.
Bennett Roland Junior says there are customers looking for just about everything.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/1/14

Deputies Solve Night Deposit Robbery Case

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On July 21st, 2014, officers with the Lecompte Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at the Red River Bank Branch in Lecompte.  While making the night deposit, an employee of the Burger King restaurant was surprised and robbed of the deposit by two suspects.  When the officers arrived, the suspects had fled [...]

Train Derailment in Baton Rouge Causes Traffic Headaches

Photo Credit:  WBRZ, Baton Rouge

Photo Credit: WBRZ, Baton Rouge
A train derailment in Baton Rouge is causing traffic delays for drivers trying to get around the city. It happened around 9:30 this morning.
The Baton Rouge Fire Department says none of the seven cars that derailed are leaking any chemicals. No one was hurt.
The derailment ripped some of the tracks out [...]

Vitter Says Fort Polk Being Considered to House Immigrant Children

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U.S. Senator David Vitter says three sites are being considered in Louisiana to house the thousands of unaccompanied children on the border from Central America.
And one place he says is Fort Polk. Vitter says housing headquarters were asked if they could provide for around 400 to 500 of the children.
Vitter claims the administration is hiding [...]