LAFAYETTE’S MAYOR PRESIDENT OVERRID THE COUNCIL’S VOTE TO STRIP MONEY FROM ITS BUDGET. CAROLINE MARCELLO HAS THE DETAILS.
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THE POLICE CHIEF OF PORT BARRE HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-NINETEEN. DEON BOUDREAUX ANNOUNCED IN A FACEBOOK POST THAT HIS YOUNGEST CHILD IS ALSO SICK AND HE EXPECTS OTHERS IN HIS HOUSEHOLD TO BE INFECTED. HE ALSO DENIED RUMORS THAT HE IS IN REHAB, WHICH HE SAYS WAS STIRRED UP BY ONE INDIVIDUAL. BOUDREAUX SAYS HE DOESN’T SMOKE OR DRINK AND HE RARELY USES OVER THE COUNTER MEDICINES.
The mayors of two Louisiana cities have announced a friendly competition aimed at bolstering efforts to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19. Adrian Perkins, the mayor of Shreveport, and Nic Hunter, the mayor of Lake Charles are vying to see which city can achieve the higher increase in first-dose vaccinations. Their deadline is Oct. 31. The state health department says Perkins issued the challenge and Hunter accepted in a video posted Monday.
HERE’S CAROLINE MARCELLO WITH THE LATEST COVID-NINETEEN NUMBERS FOR LOUISIANA.
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A LAWSUIT HAS BEEN FILED AGAINST OUR LADY OF LOURDES AND OCHSNER LAFAYETTE GENERAL OVER THEIR MANDATE THAT EMPLOYEES BE VACCINATED OR FACE TERMINATION. KATC-TV IS REPORTING THAT THERE ARE MORE THAN FORTY PLAINTIFFS INCLUDING NURSES AND OTHER EMPLOYEES IN THE MEDICAL FIELD. EMPLOYEES OF THE HOSPITALS CAN REQUEST TO BE EXEMPTED FOR MEDICAL OR RELIGIOUS REASONS BUT THE ATTORNEY REPRESENTING THE PLAINTIFFS, JIMMY FAIRCLOTH, SAYS A LOT OF THOSE FORMS HAVE BEEN DENIED. FAIRCLOTH IS HOPING THE COURTS WILL GRANT A TEMPORARY INJUNCTION TO STOP THE VACCINE MANDATE AND THAT THEY WILL SET A QUICK HEARING ON A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION.
NEW IBERIA POLICE HAVE RELEASED MORE DETAILS IN THE A-T-V CRASH INVOLVING THREE JUVENILES. IT HAPPENED AT AROUND SEVEN P-M SUNDAY NIGHT IN THE FIVE HUNDRED BLOCK OF TEXACO ROAD WHEN THE A-T-V WENT ON THE ROADWAY RESULTING IN A COLLISION WITH A VEHICLE. THE JUVENILES WERE AGED SEVEN, EIGHT AND THIRTEEN, AND TWO OF THE THREE WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. POLICE ARE CONTINUING TO INVESTIGATE, BUT THEY DO NOT BELIEVE THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE WAS IMPAIRED.
Louisiana State Police say a Colorado man walking across Interstate 10 at night was hit and killed by an SUV. A news release Monday said 48-year-old David Joseph Williams of Aurora, Colorado, was hit about 7:45 p.m. Sunday. That was about a half-hour after sunset. Trooper First Class Derek Senegal says Williams tried to cross the interstate after he and another person had pulled over their 2014 Jeep near Sulphur.
TWO MORE ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE IN CONNECTION WITH THE HOMOCIDE OF A BREAUX BRIDGE MAN LAST FRIDAY, WHICH POLICE BELIEVE WAS THE RESULT OF A DRUG DEAL GONE BAD. ON MONDAY POLICE AND A SWAT TEAM SURROUNDED A HOME AND, AFTER A BRIEF STANDOFF, THIRTY-FOUR-YEAR-OLD BRIAN DEROUSSELLE WAS ARRESTED ON SEVERAL CHARGES INCLUDING FIRST DEGREE MURDER. ALSO ON MONDAY, A SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD WAS ARRESTED IN SAINT LANDRY PARISH AND WILL FACE A FIRST DEGREE MURDER CHARGE. THE FIRST SUSPECT WHO WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WAS TWENTY-YEAR-OLD LASON EDMOND, WHO WAS ARRESTED SATURDAY.