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Jennings teenager killed by drunken driver

JENNINGS - A Jennings teenager is dead and two other people injured after their vehicle was hit early Thursday by a suspected drunk driver. The victim was identified Friday as 13-year-old Javean Eugene, who was a passenger in the vehicle that was struck. Two other people, including Eugene’s mother, were injured and taken to area hospitals.
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Violent weekend across Acadiana leaves 5 dead and 1 hospitalized

CROWLEY, LA (KADN)- It was a violent weekend across Acadiana, leaving five people dead and one hospitalized. On July 23, Lafayette police responded to a fatal stabbing on St. Antoine street. 57-year-old Kennedy Mouton Sr. was found dead. There are no arrests or suspects at this time. Two hours later,...
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Gueydan police chief indicted malfeasance in office

After the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office completed its investigation, Gueydan Police Chief Shawn Theriot was as indicted on a charge of malfeasance in office earlier in the week. District attorney Don Landry said the charge did occur and it stemmed from what allegedly happened between Theriot and a customer at...
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Eunice Police Arrests report

The following are arrests by Eunice Police. July 28 Mercedes L. Fontenot, 23, 100 block of Mill, Eunice. Simple battery, domestic abuse battery, two counts of domestic abuse child endangerment, resisting with force. July 29 Marcus Paul LeJeune, 20, 500 block of North 2nd, Eunice. Illegal possession of stolen things, resisting an officer, no driver’s licnese, theft. John Ortego Bennett, 39, 300…
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Man accused of driving impaired during fatal two-vehicle crash

Jennings, LA (KPLC) - A driver has been arrested after a two-vehicle crash resulted in the death of a 13-year old child, according to the Jennings Police Department. The department says they responded to the accident at the intersection of Hwy 26 and W. Academy early in the morning on July 29, 2021.
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ON THE MENU — Port Acres eatery has big Cajun flavor in its award-winning food

Big Doobie, Joshua Rodrigues’ nickname, isn’t for any reason that might come to mind. In fact, it happened by total accident. “It originated from a friend of mine…in Eunice, Louisiana,” he said. “I met him at a barn dance one night over there. I’d never met the guy before in my life. He walked up and said, ‘What’s up, Big Doobie?’”
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Hunter Logan: Christian music more than a passion

JENNINGS — Local singer and songwriter Hunter Logan has released his first Christian country CD, “The Prodigal.”. The bonus track, “ (You Can’t) Shack Up With the Devil,” about the need to put God first above all else, is No. 14 on Powersource Christian Country Top 100 charts for July after debuting at No. 98.
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Wilda Rose Klumpp Fontenot

EUNICE–Wilda Rose Klumpp Fontenot, age 66, died peacefully Wednesday, July 28 at Opelousas General surrounded by family and friends. Wilda was born January 26, 1955 to the late Raymond and Mabel Klumpp of Tepetate. Wilda graduated from Basile High School in 1973. She then moved to Arizona and started a...
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Eunice Police Log reports

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio dispatch logs. July 29 02:01 Caller at the Dug Out requested an escort to her vehicle. 04:10 Suspicious vehicle at New Hope parking lot. 06:47 Attempting to stop a vehicle in pursuit, headed east on Hwy. 29. 06:50 Notified State Police and Evangeline Parish, attempting to located in a field, subject took off on foot. 06:59…
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Welsh Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Welsh: Friday, July 30: Mostly sunny then chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while slight chance of showers and thunderstorms then mostly clear overnight; Saturday, July 31: Sunny then chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while
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Iowa Daily Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Iowa: Thursday, July 29: Chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms then partly cloudy overnight; Friday, July 30: Chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms then
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DeVillier pitches Constitutional amendments

Constitutional amendments to be voted on in October may alter the course of the state budget and streamline the collection of sales taxes. State Rep. Phillip DeVillier said in speaking to the Eunice Rotary Club that three changes proposed to the state Constitution are encouraging. “After we came out off of this veto session a lot people just feel like deflated and they are just saying ‘Phillip, I…
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VEDA Selected to Assist Businesses with COVID-19 Support

In November of 2020, Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Secretary Don Pierson welcomed the award of $2.4 million in federal funds to spur business recovery throughout Louisiana. In 2021, LED issued a request for proposals to identify and select qualified, experienced regional and stand-alone Economic Development Organizations, Chambers of Commerce and other traditional “technical assistance” provider organizations to provide services to Louisiana businesses and communities impacted by COVID-19. Among the applicants was the Vermilion Economic Development Alliance (VEDA) whose mission is to “develop Vermilion” by facilitating business growth, retention and expansion, and serve as the contact for industry interested in relocating to Vermilion Parish, Louisiana. VEDA recently was accepted into the partnership with LED and has been awarded a contract to assist in their efforts.
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