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Former Carencro Police Officer Admits To Taking Payments From Former Desperado’s Owners

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a Carencro Police officer pleaded guilty to receiving cash payments from James Panos, former owner and manager of Desperado's Cabaret, while the officer was in charge of regulating exotic dancer permits for the Carencro Police Department, and during a time Desperado's operated as an illegal enterprise.

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Gov. Bobby Jindal (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Gov. Bobby Jindal (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Governor Jindal Announces Plan To Get Common Core Out Of Louisiana, Develop High Louisiana Standards

Read Jindal's outlined plan.

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Watch: Louisiana National Guard To Identify Guardmen Killed In Black Hawk Crash [Live Stream]

The Louisiana National Guard will hold a press conference to update the public on the helicopter accident that occurred March 10 in the Santa Rosa Sound, Florida. Live from the Jackson Barracks Museum on Jackson Barracks in New Orleans, LA.

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Watch Louisiana Gubernatorial Forum

L.O.G.A. is presenting a Louisiana Gubernatorial Forum at 7:30 a.m. today (March 13, 2015) in Lake Charles. KATC is live-streaming the event, and you can watch the embedded video here.

The discussion will include many topics, but special focus will involve the oil and gas industry as it pertains to the economic development of the state

Included in the forum are David Vitter (R

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Category: Acadiana News
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Station of the Year Award, KPEL Photo
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Newstalk 96.5 KPEL Selected As LAB Large Market Radio Station Of The Year (Video)

Frequent KPEL 96.5 contributors explain why KPEL is a vital part of the Acadiana community in the video submission for this prestigious award!

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Please Become A Partner In Hope With St. Jude

Become a Partner In Hope TODAY and save a child's life!

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Trooper Injured In Crash With Suspected Impaired Driver On I-10

Around 11:30 am on February 14, 2015, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating an injury crash involving a Trooper that occurred on I-10 eastbound east of LA Hwy 44 in Ascension Parish. The crash resulted in minor injuries to the Trooper, and a Gonzales man was placed under arrest for 3rd offense DWI and various other charges after causing the crash.

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Category: State News
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Moody’s Investors Service Maintains Louisiana’s Aa2 Rating

Today, Moody’s Investors Service assigned an “Aa2” rating to $228.31 million in general obligation (GO) bonds. In addition to affirming the state’s credit rating, the agency changed Louisiana’s outlook from stable to negative.

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Congressman Charles Boustany KPEL staff photo
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Boustany: Stop The HIT

“American families and small businesses are on the brink of being crushed under the weight of the Health Insurance Tax," says Boustany. "This provision drives up costs for individuals, families, and small businesses while threatening hundreds of thousands of lost jobs over the next decade."

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Category: National News
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Mardi Gras Safety Tips & Safety

The Lafayette Police Department is in final preparation for the 2015 Mardi Gras parade season here in the City of Lafayette.

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Vitter Introduces Bipartisan Steve Gleason Act Of 2015 To Help ALS Patients

U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today introduced the bipartisan Steve Gleason Act of 2015 in the U.S. Senate to help patients diagnosed with diseases such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) like Steve Gleason, former professional football player with the New Orleans Saints, live more independent lives.

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Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program Underway

Once again this year, the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program will award scholarships providing assistance to worthy St. Martin Parish students in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program.

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