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29 min ago | NOLA.com

Bell Helicopter breaks ground on new Lafayette assembly plant

Texas-based Bell Helicopter broke ground Wednesday on a helicopter assembly plant in Lafayette that would assemble the company's new line of SLS-or Short Light Single-helicopters.

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2 hrs ago | KRRQ-FM Lafayette

Come join Q95.5 at UL Lafayette Welcome Week - Block Party

St. and St. Mary Blvd this Friday, August 29, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:30pm. This ends Welcome Week with a series of activities during the first week of classes in the fall.

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6 hrs ago | KSL-TV

Lafayette board to hear report on Supt. Pat Cooper

Lafayette Parish School Board will hear a report Thursday from its attorney on whether they have cause to fire Superintendent Pat Cooper over various management decisions they disagreed with.

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10 hrs ago | The Advocate

Acadiana crime blotter for Aug. 27, 2014

The roommate of a child's caregiver was arrested Tuesday, accused of negligent actions that left a 2-year-old free to walk out of the house and on to traffic-heavy Foreman Drive, officials said.

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14 hrs ago | KLFY-TV Lafayette

Ragin' Cajun Catholics join pope for international seminar

Allison McCormick, a Fellowship of Catholic University Students missionary for the Ragin' Cajun Catholics Student Ministry on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus, will attend the Pontifical Council of Culture's International Seminar, "Sport is for Man" in Vatican City, Sept.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Advocate

UL-Lafayette renames general studies college, other programs

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette plans to change the name of its College of General Studies to University College, and in the process is renaming other programs.

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KLFY-TV Lafayette

Pedestrian killed by dump truck

On Monday, August 25, 2014 at approximately 3:30 pm, Lafayette Police responded to an incident involving a vehicle in Traffic investigators indicate that a Dump Truck was backing on the lot, when for unknown reasons the pedestrian walked behind the truck and was struck by the bumper.

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The Advocate

Rouses opening Gretna store; Lafayette, Livingston to follow

Rouses Market is opening a new store Wednesday in Gretna, the first of three south Louisiana locations it could open by the end of the year.

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KLFY-TV Lafayette

Bertrand renovation plans

Lafayette government officials are working on a project that will make a stretch of Bertrand Drive a lot easier to access for cyclist and foot travelers.

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KLFY-TV Lafayette

Child found naked wondering naked

On August 26, 2014 at approximately 9:00 am Lafayette Police responded to the 400 block of Foreman Drive regarding a two year old child that had been located.

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Truthdig

New Details About Louisiana Resident Victor White III's Shooting Challenge Police Account

New details have emerged about the circumstances surrounding the death of Victor White III, a 22-year-old African-American man who died in March while handcuffed in the back of a deputy's car at the sheriff's station in New Iberia, La.

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Z100 Radio

Collect This: Toenails... Ew.

Richard Gibson keeps his most cherished item on a shelf in his Lafayette, Louisiana, home.

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The Advocate

Acadiana crime blotter for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department have identified the man killed in a Sunday night shooting as Ramsey Demouchet, 46, of Lafayette, according to a news release from the department.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

KLFY-TV Lafayette

"Suicide" Ruling Leads to Public Scrutiny

The public has continued to discuss the death of 22-year-old Victor White III, who died from a gunshot wound while handcuffed in the backseat of an Iberia Parish Deputies vehicle.

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Daily World

10 arrested in Lafayette massage parlor investigation10 arrested in...

Art Lebreton of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department, and Maj. Ned Fowler with the Lafayette Police, holds a press conference at the Lafayette Police Department Monday to announce the arrest of 10 people after a seven-month investigation into massage parlors operating as fronts for prostitution.

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The Advocate

Cooper to again propose new budget to Lafayette SB

Though the Lafayette Parish School Board hasn't discussed the last few budget proposals he pitched, Superintendent Pat Cooper will give the board another spending plan Tuesday that would restore about $9 million in cuts the board made to the budget.

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WBRZ

State returns $84K in unclaimed property

The state has returned $84,400 in unclaimed money to hundreds of Lafayette-area residents during an Unclaimed Property Awareness Day weekend event.

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BayouBuzz.com

Louisiana's gender gap, essence of New Orleans, Lafayette ribbon-cutting

Michael Hecht, President of GNO Inc. was pleased that New Orleans was showcased in a recent LATimes article.

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The Advocate

Lafayette Police: Chinese prostitution ring uncovered

Eight Asian massage parlors in Lafayette that were raided last week for alleged prostitution employed female Chinese nationals who don't speak English, lived at the parlors and plied their trade in other U.S. cities in what authorities are calling an international prostitution enterprise.

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KSLA-TV Shreveport

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The Coast Guard says three people were rescued after a 74-foot shrimping vessel collided in the Gulf of Mexico with a 130-foot offshore supply vessel off the coast of Pascagoula.

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