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Crash, La. State Police
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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
Money, Facebook
Money, Facebook
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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
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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Category: Lafayette News Tags:
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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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Money, Facebook
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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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Category: Acadiana News
Gerald Boudreaux, FB
Gerald Boudreaux, FB
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Gerald Boudreaux To Run For La. State Senate District 24 Seat

This La. Senate seat is currently being held by Opelousas lawmaker Elbert Guillory, who's already announced he will run for La. Lieutenant Governor.

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David Vitter, youtube
David Vitter, youtube
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Vitter Introduces Pro-Life Bills In Honor Of “March For Life”

U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today announced pro-life legislation he has introduced in honor of the 42nd Annual “March for Life” in Washington, D.C. tomorrow. Vitter, his wife Wendy and three of their children will participate in the March tomorrow as well as several other March for Life events.

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Category: News, Political
U.S. Sen. David Vitter, youtube
U.S. Sen. David Vitter, youtube
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Vitter, Cassidy Introduce OCS Revenue Sharing Increase Amendment to Keystone

Today, Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, pushed for a vote on his amendment to the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which would increase federal offshore revenue sharing for energy producing states.

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Category: News, Political
Senator David Vitter photo by KPEL
Senator David Vitter photo by KPEL
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Vitter Selected To Be T&I Subcommittee Chairman

Today, Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) was elected to be the Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure and made the following statement about getting to work on the federal highway bill.

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garbage cans (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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Recycling And Garbage Service For MLK Day Unchanged

There will be no changes to the waste collection schedule for Lafayette Parish residents.

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U.S. Sen. David Vitter, youtube
U.S. Sen. David Vitter, youtube
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Vitter Introduces Bills To Repeal Obamacare

U.S. Sen. David Vitter says his reforms would make healthcare more affordable and accessible, and include legislation to repeal President Obama’s 2010 healthcare law.

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