A MAN WAS SHOT LAST NIGHT IN NEW IBERIA. POLICE RECEIVED A CALL AT AROUND NINE P-M. THEY WENT TO THE SCENE OF THE SHOOTING IN THE NINE HUNDRED BLOCK OF MISSISSIPPI STREET WHERE THEY FOUND THE MAN SUFFERING FROM A GUNSHOT WOUND. HE WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL AND SPOKESPERSON SERGEANT DAESHA HUGHES SAYS THEY DON’T KNOW HIS CONDITION. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THE SHOOTING IS ASKED TO CALL NEW IBERIA POLICE OR NINE-ONE-ONE.
A LAFAYETTE LANDMARK HAS FOUND A NEW HOME AT MONCUS PARK. A FIBERGLASS HORSE STOOD ATOP THE CAL’S WESTERN WEAR STORE SIGN ON JOHNSTON STREET BUT WAS REMOVED FOUR YEARS AGO WHEN THE STORE CLOSED. THE OWNERS DONATED THE HORSE TO MONCUS PARK AND IT WENT ON DISPLAY WEDNESDAY. A GRANT FROM THE SCHUMACHER FAMILY FOUNDATION PAID FOR REPAIRS AND FOR REPAINTING THE HORSE.
Currently, Louisiana’s near total abortion ban is in effect. On Thursday, however, plaintiffs challenging the legislation filed an appeal with the state Supreme Court. If the higher court rules in their favor, enforcement of the ban will once again be blocked. The plaintiffs don’t deny the state can now ban abortion but argue that the law’s provisions are contradictory and unconstitutionally vague.
LAKE CHARLES POLICE HAVE RULED A MAN’S DEATH AS A HOMOCIDE. A FAMILY MEMBER FOUND THE BODY OF SIXTY-SIX-YEAR-OLD TAFFORD JAMES DESHOTEL INSIDE HIS HOME ON ELEVENTH STREET WEDNESDAY AND CALLED POLICE. THERE’S NO WORD YET ON THE CAUSE OF DEATH AND THE CALCASIEU PARISH CORONER’S OFFICE HAS DONE A PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CONTACT LEAD DETECTIVES SERGEANT JOHN RUSSELL OR SERGEANT WILLIAM LOVING.
THE MOTHER OF MURDERED TEEN DYLAN PLOWDEN HAS BEEN WAITING NEARLY FIVE YEARS TO GET JUSTICE FOR HER SON. SYLVIA MASTERS HAS MORE.
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THE LAFAYETTE CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT’S PLAN TO BUILD A SERIES OF DETENTION PONDS ALONG BAYOU VERMILLION IN THE MILTON AREA HAS CAUSED HEADACHES FOR HOMEOWNERS IN THE AREA. A JUDGE RULED THAT L-C-G DID ALMOST NOTHING PROPERLY WHEN SELECTING PROPERTY AND ACTED IN BAD FAITH IN SEIZING PRIVATE PROPERTY. SINCE THEN, CONTRACTORS HAVE BEEN PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE PROPERTY, AND HOMEOWNERS TELL KATC TV THEY ARE DEALING WITH THE MESS LEFT BEHIND. STEVE PEKAR (PAY-car), THE PRESIDENT OF THE RIVERWOOD CIVIC ASSOCIATION, SAYS A LACK OF MAINTENANCE HAS CAUSED EROSION AND THEY ARE CONCERNED IT COULD CLOG UP THE DRAINAGE SYSTEM, POTENTIALLY CAUSING FLOODING.
Federal meteorologists say this hurricane season may not be quite as busy as they initially thought, but it should still be more active than normal. Thursday’s updated hurricane outlook by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration trims a storm off some of the high end of predictions. It says there’s a 60% chance of a busier than normal season. In May, NOAA was saying that was 65%.
TOMORROW THE ACADIA PARISH GOVERNMENT IS HOSTING A HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY. IT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE RICE ARENA IN CROWLEY FROM EIGHT TO NOON. THEY WILL BE ACCEPTING AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS, PAINT, GARDENING AND CLEANING PRODUCTS. POOL CHEMICALS, GLUES AND SOLVENTS, THERMOMETERS, AND FLUORESCENT AND COMPACT BULBS. PICTURE I-D MUST BE SHOWN TO CONFIRM AN ACADIA PARISH ADDRESS.