For the second season in a row, the St. Edmund Blue Jays stunned a second-ranked team in the Class 1-A playoffs.

Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, responds to questions from one of his bill’s four opponents, Sen. Eddie Lambert, R-Gonzales.

Seventeen-year-olds may no longer go to adult prison facilities in non-violent crimes moved closer to reality Monday when the Senate passed 33-4 a bill increasing juvenile status from 16 to 17 years old. It now goes to the House for consideration.

Sparkle Core Lee Ethel Williams

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office has issued arrest warrants for 13 more people who are part of a counterfeit check ring that was operating across Acadiana.

Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, responds to questions from one of his bill’s four opponents, Sen. Eddie Lambert, R-Gonzales.

Sparkle Core Lee Ethel Williams

St. Landry Parish Council to meet Wednesday (pdfs)

The St. Landry Parish Council is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Council's Public Works Committee is to meet first followed by the Administrative-Finance Committee at the Old City Market, 131 W. Bellevue St., Opelousas. A speical meeting is to follow the committee.

News notes

Court 208 CDA monthly meeting
Court Eunice 208 of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas will hold its monthly meeting today at the Jeanmard Hall.
All members and potential members are invited to attend.

Did You Know: Removal of a child from parental custody or control; limitations; cooperation of state agencies

Removal of a child from parental custody or control; limitations; cooperation of state agencies.
A. The court shall not remove a child from the custody of his caretakers unless his welfare cannot, in the opinion of the court, be adequately safeguarded without such removal.

Flooding in Grand Coteau

After a torrential downpour at about 5:30 a.m. Sunday the intersection at of La. 93 and Interstate 49 was flooded in areas. The interstate was closed for a period between Opelousas and Lafayette due to flooding. More rain is in the forecast tonight and Monday. In the photo, a Grand Coteau police vehicle travels through flooding toward the Citgo fuel station. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

After a torrential downpour at about 5:30 a.m. Sunday the intersection at of La. 93 and Interstate 49 was flooded in areas. The interstate was closed for a period between Opelousas and Lafayette due to flooding. More rain is in the forecast tonight and Monday.

Eunice woman honored as state Volunteer Conservationist of the Year

Pamela Kay Connery, founder and volunteer executive director of the Louisiana Bobcat Refuge, left, and Dr. Ned Fruge tend to bobcat kitten Susie Q. Connery was recently named the 2015 Volunteer Conservationist of the Year. (Photos by Claudette Olivier)

“I like the way you walk, I like the way you talk, Susie Q.”
Well, Susie Q’s eyes aren’t even open yet, and she can’t talk, but if she could, she would say thanks to Pamela Kay Connery, founder and volunteer executive director of the Louisiana Bobcat Refuge located near Eunice.

Eunice Police increase focus on training

From left, Lt. Donnie Thibodeaux, Deputy Chief Richard Daigle and Police Chief Randy Fontenot. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The Eunice Police Department is increasing its focus on training with an eye to standardizing how officers are initiated into the work and veterans are kept up to date, Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot said.
“It has become an issue,” Fontenot said of training.

Judge Marilyn Castle visits Summit Group

District Judge Marilyn Castle visited the Summit Group at the Rice Palace in Crowley on April 16 to discuss her upcoming race for the State Supreme Court. Her district includes Lafayette, Acadia, Vermilion, Jeff Davis, St. Landry, Avoyelles, Calcasieu and Cameron parishes. Judge Castle has the reputation of being fair to all parties in her court; thus assuring all defendants that they will get a fair and unbiased hearing based on the facts, evidence and applicable law that is so vital to the integrity of our judicial system. She outlined the duties and responsibilities of a Supreme Court Justice and answered all questions from the group. Those in attendance were, seated from left, Crowley Chief of Police and Acadia Parish Sheriff-elect K. P. Gibson, B. I. Moody III and Judge Castle; standing, Billy and Nancy Broadhurst, Milo A. Nickel Sr., Kenneth Privat and Fred Reggie. (Photo by Crowley Post-Signal)

District Judge Marilyn Castle visited the Summit Group at the Rice Palace in Crowley on April 16 to discuss her upcoming race for the State Supreme Court. Her district includes Lafayette, Acadia, Vermilion, Jeff Davis, St. Landry, Avoyelles, Calcasieu and Cameron parishes.

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Lifestyle

The Eunice High Alumni Association, along with American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, sponsors Eunice High Girls State Delegate each summer to attend state convention. Eunice High School this year will send two juniors, Jyhreh Johnson and Katlyn Joubert.

Obituaries

BASILE-It is with heavy hearts that the family of Marcus ''Stooge'' LeJeune announces his passing on Monday, May 02, 2016 at Lafayette General Medical Center at the age of 78.

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