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  1. Louisiana tax break for diapers, tampons shelved by senatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2017 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Sen. J.P. Morrell, a New Orleans Democrat, proposed to strip the sales tax from those products in January 2019, if voters agreed to a constitutional amendment exempting the items. But the tax break's price tag - in a state grappling with repeated budget gaps - prompted resistance to the idea.

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  2. Beauregard statue removed in New Orleans; base to remain at this timeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2017 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    The bronze equestrian statue of Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard at the entrance to City Park has been removed shortly after 3 a.m. Wednesday.

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  3. City of New Orleans releases official statement on the removal of Beauregard monumentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2017 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Tuesday evening, the City of New Orleans released an official statement concerning the removal of the remaining two Confederate monuments. In the hours before the release, NOPD barricaded off the area surrounding the P.G.T. Beauregard monument.

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  4. Black Louisiana lawmakers condemn Confederate statue billRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2017 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    A day after storming off the Louisiana House floor in protest over a bill protecting Confederate monuments, members of the Legislative Black Caucus said Tuesday that their colleagues showed a lack of leadership by advancing the bill. Rep. Joseph Bouie, a New Orleans Democrat who is caucus chairman, urged the Senate to strike down Republican Rep. Thomas Carmody's proposal.

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  5. Confederate monuments coming down; the public and elected officials reactRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    The removal of monuments around Louisiana representing Confederate soldiers, like General Alfred Mouton downtown Lafayette, have made news headlines in recent months, sparking protests around the state as people argue what the statues truly stand for. A woman who only wants to go by Jenna, is marching around the statue of General P.G.T. Beauregard, as it's next on the list to be removed.

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  6. Dozens gather as Jeff Davis Memorial comes down in New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Massive cranes and work trucks were being put into position early Thursday morning as the city prepared to remove the monument to former Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Masked crews were again being used to protect the identity of those involved.

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  7. Louisiana lawmakers stall bill to prioritize some in TOPSRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2017 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    An effort to shield Louisiana's highest-performing and poorest students from cuts to the TOPS college tuition program stalled Wednesday in favor of a proposal that would raise the academic standards for getting an award. Rep. Gary Carter, a New Orleans Democrat, proposed to direct the flow of TOPS assistance to certain types of students if lawmakers don't provide enough money to pay full tuition costs, similar to the program's short-changing this year.

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  8. Bill would lift Louisiana ban on food stamps for drug felonsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2017 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Louisiana lawmakers are advancing a proposal to repeal a one-year ban on people convicted of drug-related felonies from getting food stamps and welfare benefits when they leave prison. The bill by Rep. Helena Moreno is part of a package of bills aimed at lessening Louisiana's prison rate and improving opportunities for those exiting prison so they don't reoffend.

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  9. Louisiana Seafood Cookoff competition leaving NOLA and heading to LafayetteRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2017 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    The Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off competition has been moved from New Orleans to Lafayette to help stimulate Acadiana's economy during the oil field slump, according to Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser.

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  10. Last remaining Winn-Dixie store in Lafayette scheduled to close in JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2017 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Winn-Dixie, has announced that its last remaining store in Lafayette will be closing in June. According to Trey Edwards, the regional vice president for Southeastern Grocers, the Winn-Dixie store at at 3803-F Moss St. in Lafayette, along with two stores in New Orleans at 4600 Chef Menteur Highway and 851 Brownswitch Road in Slidell will close their doors in June due to underperformace.

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  11. Acadianaa s hidden history: St. Johna s CemeteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2017 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    St. John's Cemetery is the resting place of about 250,000 of Acadiana's ancestors, and the history that's buried right here is what laid the foundation of the Acadiana we know today. "These people have laid the foundation for us and without them and their sacrifices we might not be where we are today," Brady Leblanc said.

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  12. NFL Draft Preview: Lsu could see 3 players taken in first roundRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2017 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    It was a nasty, gloomy, gray day in "The City of Brotherly Love" on Tuesday, but picture perfect weather is expected Thursday with a high around 80 and sunny skies. The outlook for the LSU Tigers seems just as sunny.

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  13. Whata s the latest on Lafayettea s Confederate statue?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2017 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    It's been more than a year since the Lafayette City-Parish Council passed on taking action to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Alfred Mouton from public property in downtown Lafayette.

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  14. New Orleans takes down 1st of 4 Confederate statuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2017 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Workers in New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments Monday morning, becoming the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation racism and white supremacy. The Liberty Monument, which commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government in New Orleans, was taken away in pieces around 5:35 a.m. after a few hours of work.

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  15. Stranded drivers robbed, shot on I-10 in St. Charles ParishRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    ST. CHARLES PARISH, La. - Three men were robbed at gunpoint, one of them shot, after their car broke down on I-10 near the Bonnet Carre Spillway early Friday morning.

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  16. NOPD searching for February homicide person of interest last seen in Lafayette areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    The New Orleans Police Department is looking for a person of interest related to a homicide investigation that began in February. On Monday, February 27th a male victim was found mortally wounded near the intersection of Columbus Street and North Claiborne Avenue in New Olreans.

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  17. Pelicans end season with mix of optimism, uncertaintyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Pelicans general manager Dell Demps has a vision of a prolonged Boogie-and-Brow era fostering basketball boom times in the Big Easy. "We really set ourselves up for the future," Demps said Thursday, referring to a February trade that paired DeMarcus Cousins with fellow front-court All-Star Anthony Davis.

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  18. Louisiana House committee starts vetting tax rewrite ideasRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2017 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Lawmakers on the House tax committee quickly launched their work Tuesday on the main debate of the legislative session: whether and how to rewrite Louisiana's tax laws. The House Ways and Means Committee began vetting tax proposals a day after the two-month legislative session opened.

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  19. Community Foundation of Acadiana Releases Economic Impact Analysis of Completing I-49 SouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2017 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Community Foundation of Acadiana has released an economic impact analysis it commissioned that assesses the benefits of completing the I-49 Lafayette Connector and the extension of I-49 South from Lafayette to New Orleans. The study finds that completing the I-49 Lafayette Connector - a 5.5-mile extension of I-49 from I-10 to just south of the Lafayette Regional Airport - demonstrates robust short-term and long-term impacts on jobs and economic growth.

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  20. AP News : Louisiana governor backs bills targeting opioid abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2017 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    The governor's office announced Tuesday that Edwards supports legislation to limit first-time prescriptions of opioids for acute pain to a seven-day supply for adults, with some exceptions. The measure by New Orleans Rep. Helena Moreno and River Ridge Rep. Kirk Talbot also would restrict all acute pain prescriptions of opioids for children to seven days.

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