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  1. Baton Rouge council opposes stricter air standardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council is against the federal government's plans to toughen ozone air pollution standards, citing concerns about the impact increased regulations could have on area businesses. The Advocate reports the council voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of a symbolic resolution expressing opposition to changing the current federal air quality standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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  2. Airport tax on Dec. 6 runoff ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    On Dec. 6, besides voting on runoff races, voters across Lafayette Parish will decide on a proposed 1-cent sales tax that would be collected for eight months in 2015 to help build a new airport terminal. "I'm very worried about voter turnout," said Tyron Picard, a consultant handling governmental affairs for the airport.

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  3. Child dies in Baton Rouge fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating a fire that killed a young boy. Family members have identified the victim as two year old Marquez Veals.

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  4. US Senate race at top of Louisiana ballot TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Bill Cassidy were trying to wrangle last-minute votes in advance of Tuesday's election. Landrieu had rallies Monday in Alexandria and Baton Rouge, while Cassidy knocked on doors in the Baton Rouge neighborhood where he grew up.

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  5. Do the attack ads of politicians affect your vote?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Year after year, as the final date for elections closes in, we begin to see a series of attack ads and mudslinging by politicians. But are these ads serving their purpose? We asked the voters, do these ads affect your vote? There are 36 senate contests, including Louisiana's hotly contested race between senator Mary Landrieu, Dr. Bill Cassidy and colonel Rob Maness, and about a quarter of those races are tight.

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  6. Voters will decide to renew millage tax in New IberiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Mayor Hilda Curry says the 3.45 mill tax is the only dedicated tax for the public works department. Voters will decide if they want to renew the tax for ten years.

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  7. Owners of Pampered Paws formally indictedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    The indictment against Michelle Jeanmard and Sheri Dugas was handed down by the 15th Judicial District Attorney's Office on October 22nd. The charges stem from an investigation into this YouTube video that first surfaced in June and led to the pair's misdemeanor summons on June 10th.

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    Nov 3, 2014 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Polls across the country open in less than 24 hours and the battle for control of the Senate is full of suspense headed into Election Day. Republicans are seeking the first senate majority in nearly a decade while democrats are hoping to hang on.

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    Nov 3, 2014 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    The president of Lafayette Consolidated heads back to the council. Joey Durel plans to make a presentation Tuesday at the city parish council meeting.

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  10. Election day food driveRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    The Election Day food drive benefiting the Greater Acadiana Food Bank will be taking place at any Lafayette Parish polling place between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. The driver of the truck who struck three girls, killing two in Breaux Bridge last week is refusing to talk to police. Also, Niya Flugence is in fair condition at a Baton Rouge hospital.

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    Oct 23, 2014 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    On October 10, 2014, Louisiana State Police along with multiple other agencies executed three search warrants and made six arrests in East Baton Rouge Parish. The warrants and arrests were the result of an investigation into a series of pharmacy burglaries which occurred in several different parishes across Louisiana and Mississippi.

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  12. Two new cases of West Nile Virus reported in LARead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2014 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Baton Rouge, La.- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced two new cases of West Nile virus this week, but no new deaths. While news of the Ebola virus has dominated national and local press in recent weeks, health care officials are urging Louisiana residents to pay close attention to West Nile virus and take the simple steps necessary to help prevent contracting it.

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  13. Romanian cyber crime in AcadianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    A group of individuals have been arrested in Acadiana and linked to a Romanian organized cyber-crime ring. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced seven people were arrested on felony racketeering charges for participating in an online sales scam.

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  14. 7 people allegedly arrested for organized crimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Seven people have been arrested today on felony racketeering charges for participating in an online sales scam, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell. The suspects are believed to be members and affiliates of Romanian organized crime.

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  15. Four suspects arrested in Rayne Pharmacy burglaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    On Sunday, September 28, 2014, at 5:53 a.m., Rayne Police Department officers located a local pharmacy that had been burglarized during the night. Officers observed that the suspects bored a hole in the exterior brick wall of the building to make entry.

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    Oct 11, 2014 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A arrested a State Police Sergeant this morning after he was involved in an off duty hit and run crash on I-10 while driving his personal vehicle. Sergeant Damien L. Dyson, Sr., 34 of Baton Rouge, was arrested for DWI and several other charges after he caused a collision on I-10 in Ascension Parish.

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  17. Sen. Landrieu skips endorsement of Edwin EdwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2014 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    The Louisiana Democratic Party may have endorsed former Gov. Edwin Edwards for Congress, but the state's highest elected Democratic official won't be doing the same. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu dodged talk Monday of backing the convicted felon for an open Baton Rouge-based congressional seat.

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  18. Drive-by shooting victim's family speaks out; suspect at largeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2014 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Marie Butler Moses was asleep in her Iberia Parish home when she was awakened by the sound of a gunshot coming from her front yard around midnight on Sunday; where her grandson-32--year-old Nicholas Wilson-was sitting in his car. "I noticed my grandson walking out with blood dripping from his eyes and he said granny, 'I've been shot,'" said Moses.

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  19. Jennings prepares to welcome home heroRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2014 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    What happens when an officer of the law comes within inches of losing his life while serving the public? Can words ever express the gratitude a community feels towards those who pledged and nearly died while trying to protect it? The City of Jennings hopes they can make their hometown hero feel loved, respected and honored as he makes a long-awaited journey home. In late June of 2014, suspect George Lowdins allegedly shot and nearly killed Jennings Police Sergeant Ricky Benoit, as the officer responded to a domestic disturbance call.

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  20. Two more arrested in connection with august home invasion on russo milazzoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2014 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    This morning, the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force arrested a St. Martinville man in connection with the home invasion and shooting August 18, 2014 on Russo Milazzo Road in St. Martinville. Mr. Kelvin Batiste, 20, St. Martinville, was arrested at an Apartment Complex in Baton Rouge.

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