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Governor John Bel Edwards on Roe v. Wade

When running for his first term before becoming Louisiana Governor, John Bel Edwards was very firm on his stance that he is pro-life. The Governor, this week, signed a bill by Louisiana legislator Katrina Jackson that strengthens Louisiana's so-called Trigger law. The Trigger law means that all three of Louisiana's abortion clinics have to shut down.
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Lafayette Diocese Comments On Overturning of Roe v. Wade

The United State Supreme Court made public today their 6-3 ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. Several states, including Louisiana, have trigger laws that will outlaw abortion in the state of Louisiana. Abortion providers in the state of Louisiana will now face criminal charges if they perform abortions. The bill signed...
LAFAYETTE, LA

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

In a landmark decision on Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court is overturning Roe v. Wade, the decades-old ruling which legalized abortion nationwide. The decision came while the high court was considering a case out of Mississippi where the state attempted to ban abortion after 15 weeks. Conservative Justice Samuel Alito...
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Handy Tips to Stay Safe Using Fireworks

Fireworks are a blast.......literally and figuratively!. I think for most of us who grew up in the '70s, we have fond memories of the Fourth of July holiday. It was a time for sparklers, smoke bombs, bottle rockets, and the beloved Black-Cat firecracker. They used to come in packs of 100, 250, 500, and up. In our family, we would undo the strings so we could pop them one at a time because we didn't have much money.

Lafayette Police Say Teenager Dead

The Lafayette Police Department is reporting that a 15-year-old teenager is dead after an incident on South Sterling Street last night. Sergeant Robin Green, Spokeswoman for the Lafayette Police Department, says that officers were called out to the area at around 10:40 Tuesday night. People who responded to the scene...
LAFAYETTE, LA

Here’s Why Some Say Sugartown Watermelons Are So Sweet

The heat is on down south and we are all looking for ways to refresh. One of my favorite ways to cool off or refresh after a long hot day is with an ice-cold watermelon. As a kid, I always ate watermelon, but there was something special about the watermelon from a place called "Sugartown". And yes, that place really does exist in western Louisiana.
SUGARTOWN, LA

Community Meeting to Be Held for a Lafayette Park

The transformation of Brown Park will be the topic of discussion at a meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m. People who are interested in changes to the park can join members of the Lafayette Consolidated Government's Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department who will host the meeting at Dupuis Recreation Center at 1212 East Pont des Mouton Road.
LAFAYETTE, LA

President Biden Is Asking for Federal Holiday on Gasoline Tax

(Associated Press) President Joe Biden is considering a federal holiday on gasoline tax that would help families in Acadiana and around the nation struggling to make ends meet. Gasoline is now nearing $5 per gallon regular nationwide creating financial pressure for families in Acadiana to fill their gas tanks. In...
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