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Acadiana News Updates

Lafayette Police calling for salary increases as low pay, heavy competition lead to high turnover

BY KATIE GAGLIANO | Staff writer

The Lafayette Police Department has the lowest starting salary of Acadiana municipal police departments and leaders are calling for salary increases to retain officers being lost to other agencies. Read more

Acadiana plate lunches offer 'world history on a plate'

BY MEGAN WYATT | Staff Writer

It's hard to determine when and why the words "plate lunch" became associated with the beloved mid-day meal in Acadiana. Read more

Old Spanish Trail turns 100: How Acadiana is capitalizing on the 'Route 66 of the South'

BY MEGAN WYATT | Staff Writer

As a child, Eddie Palmer used to listen longingly to the tires singing along Bankhead Highway that passed through his hometown in Mississippi. Read more

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After Louisiana Little League team wins World Series, Trump tweets 'See you at the White House'

Staff report

The Eastbank All Stars had a whirlwind few hours after becoming the first Louisiana team to win the Little League World Series. Read more

Walker: World champion Eastbank team fulfills dream, puts Louisiana on Little League map

BY ROD WALKER | Staff writer

Egan Prather said he has been dreaming about this moment since he was a kid. Read more

Photos: Victory! Louisiana little league team makes history with World Series title

Staff report

A little league baseball team from Louisiana won the World Series Sunday for the first time. Read more

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Woman, toddler killed in St. Landry Parish crash early Sunday morning

Staff report

A Sunset woman and toddler were killed in a two-vehicle crash early Sunday morning in St. Landry Parish. Read more

One injured in Opelousas shooting Saturday night

Staff and KATC-TV reports

The Opelousas Police Department responded to a shooting on Park Ave. and Frilot St. Saturday night, according to a report from KATC TV-3. Read more

Long before prioritizing education as governor, Kathleen Blanco was a teacher

BY MEGAN WYATT | Staff writer

In between a game of bourĂ©e and poker on a rainy Wednesday afternoon, Gail Perioux sung out to her friends around the table: "Who let the dogs out?" Read more

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