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The parents of students at 11 low-rated Lafayette Parish schools can request transfers to higher-performing schools, beginning this week. The Advertiser reports the schools are Alice Boucher Elementary, Carencro Heights Elementary, Carencro High, Duson Elementary, Evangeline Elementary, J.W. Faulk Elementary, Lafayette Middle, S.J. Montgomery Elementary, Northside High, Ossun Elementary and Westside Elementary. Comment?
Authorities in South Carolina have charged a Louisiana man in connection with a crash that killed two girls and left six people hospitalized. Local media outlets report 47-year-old Neil Joseph DeJean of Duson, Louisiana, is charged with two counts of reckless homicide caused by injury from a vehicle and open container of alcohol in a vehicle. Comment?
A Lafayette rapper received a 16-year sentence on an unusual conviction holding him responsible for the 2012 shooting death of a 43-year-old man, although he didn't pull the trigger. The Advocate reports Eric Johnson was sentenced Tuesday. Comment?
Duson's police force will soon double in size after the town's aldermen approved hiring two officers and agreed to increase the starting salary. The Advocate reports it was the first effort by new Police Chief Kip Judice, who was sworn in as chief last week and won the Board of Aldermen's approval for the new hires the same night. Comment?
The Advocate reports legislation prefiled by state Rep. Jack Montoucet would authorize the town to ask voters to approve a hotel tax rate up to 4 percent. The tax proceeds would help support economic development, tourism and infrastructure needs. Comment?
The Duson Board of Aldermen has voted to appoint longtime Lafayette Parish sheriff's deputy Kip Judice as chief of the town's police force. The Advocate reports Tuesday's appointment comes after at least 15 years of bad history with the town's chiefs of police, culminating most recently with the July firing of former Chief Frank Andrew amid allegations he was gambling while on duty. Comment?
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