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Guns, Drugs, Human Trafficking — The Weekend In Crimes And Courts

Acadiana can't always produce good news. Here's a rundown on what's been happening over the Labor Day weekend.

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State Bed Opens Six Months After Insanity Plea Granted

Jeremiah Wright beheaded his disabled 7-year-old son.

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Plaquemines Plans Hearing On Canal Dredging

The Sept. 9 meeting is set to discuss dredging and debris removal projects underway.

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5 US Airstrikes Target Islamic State Fighters

U.S. Central Command says it's conducted a total of 115 airstrikes across Iraq.

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Cold Spring To Hurt Upcoming Sugar Cane Harvest

Stalks this year are about a foot shorter than normal.

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Poor Cemetery Conditions Draw Concern

Family members of people buried there who say the cemetery's management needs to clean it up.

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California Lawmakers Pass Statewide Ban On Plastic Bags

A statewide ban had been a goal for lawmakers trying to reduce the buildup of plastic waste

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UPDATE: Lafayette Mom Wanted On Felony Charges Turns Herself In

When Comeaux was notified of a warrant she refused to cooperate and turn herself in.

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Cow Shortage Causes Projected Increases In Beef Prices

Beef production continues to fall in the U.S., and production is almost 6 percent lower than this time last year.

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Texting Challenge Continues For UL, Southern Contest

Southern University and University of Louisiana at Lafayette fans, alumni and students are encouraged to make donations to support each school's student scholarship program by sending text messages on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 29 and 30.

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Curious Goods Lawyer Found Guilty In Synthetic Marijuana Scheme

Daniel Stanford was found guilty for his role in the conspiracy.

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School Board Races Shape Up In Neighboring Parishes

Here's a breakdown on school board races in the five parishes surrounding Lafayette.

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