Eunice police Lt. Ryan Young, left, and Detective Robert Brickley are shown outside the St. Landry Bank & Trust in Eunice after an armed robbery Thursday morning. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

By Harlan Kirganharlan.kirgan@eunicetoday.com Eunice police captured the suspect to the armed robbery of the St. Landry Bank and Trust in Eunice Thursday morning within six minutes of being dispatched to the scene, Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot said.

Kenneth Peart, organizer of the City of Eunice’s Fourth of July fireworks display, has been preparing for Saturday’s show for a few weeks. The fireworks show will start at 9 p.m. Saturday. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

What does a $50,000 fireworks display look like? Look at the sky above the Eunice Recreation Complex at 9 p.m. Saturday to find out.
Their relationship may be a 45-year-old history, but John Arabie and George White made history Tuesday morning as the first same-sex couple to be married in St. Landry Parish.

Eunice police Lt. Ryan Young, left, and Detective Robert Brickley are shown outside the St. Landry Bank & Trust in Eunice after an armed robbery Thursday morning. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Kenneth Peart, organizer of the City of Eunice’s Fourth of July fireworks display, has been preparing for Saturday’s show for a few weeks. The fireworks show will start at 9 p.m. Saturday. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

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St. Landry Bank in Eunice robbed this morning

The St. Landry Bank and Trust, 101 N. 2nd St., Eunice, was reported robbed by an armed man around 9 a.m. Thursday. Details from police are sketchy this morning. From left, Lt. Ryan Young and Detective Robert Brickley of the Eunice Police Department are at the scene. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

One suspect is in custody following a robbery at the St. Landry Bank at 101 N 2nd St. in Eunice this morning, according to Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot.

Mamou arrests

The Mamou Police Department reported five recent bookings into the town jail.
Arrested were the following persons:
•Anthony Collins, 19, 817 Fourth St., Mamou, was charged July 28, with felony carnal knowledge. Collins was transferred to the parish jail.

Radio Logs

August 9
0011 Accident, hit and run, Ronnie’s
0117 Disturbance, 300 block Corn.
0126 Traffic stop, arrest made, Peach & 8th.
0154 Fight, Northwest Center.
0206 Theft, 1300 block Rougeau.
0240 Fight, Sunrise.
0306 Disturbance, 300 block Clark.

Police Report

August 8
0624 Hit and run, 1800 block Laurel.
0943 Man says another man tried to run over him, doesn’t want to file charges, 500 block Fuselier.
1121 Dog locked in hot car, Walmart.
1144 Theft, 100 block West Laurel.

Eunice arrests

August 9-10
Terry W. Babineaux, Jr., 37, 806 Saddle Dr., DWI 1st, failure to use turn signal, open container, littering, no mirror left side, resisting by force, no proof of insurance.

Summer vacation ending, schools re-opening

Nick Bertrand, a St. Edmund's fifth-grader, looks over his box of school supplies, not sure how he will carry them to class on Friday's first day. Public schools open Aug 13. Photo by Myra Miller

While the dispute over Common Core standards is getting most of the attention as public schools prepare to open for the 2014-15 year, a new law involving something near and dear to students and adults alike may have more immediate effect.

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Sports

CROWLEY – The Eunice Bobcats rallied from an early deficit Monday night to defeat the Notre Dame Pioneers 8-4 in Acadiana Metro League action here at Miller Stadium.

Lifestyle

Myra Miller

Did you know? Newspaper Metro notes interesting facts about American Revolution.
Americans celebrate their independence from British rule every July Fourth. Celebrations typically include fireworks, parades and parties.

Obituaries

VILLE PLATTE-Funeral services for Prenella Ann Thomas, 49, will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 4, 2015 and the visitation will be from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm on Friday, July 3, 2015 at Zio

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