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

Eunice Police arrests

The following are arrests by Eunice Police.

April 28
Taylor Brooke Fontenot, 21, 1600 block of Cajun Drive, Mamou. Failure to secure registration, driving under suspension, no insurance, no license plate, misuse of a temporary tag and obstruction of public passage.

Senators want swanky French Quarter legal meetings to end

The Senate Thursday unanimously passed Senate Bill 395 by Sen. Rick Ward, R-Port Allen, ending a practice of lawyers, judges and lawmaker indulging several times a year in food and drink at the swanky Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans on the taxpayer dime.

Move to curb justices of the peace from issuing felony warrants fails

Former Attorney General Buddy Caldwell testifies Wednesday against legislation that would limit the power of justices of the peace during a House Criminal Justice Committee hearing. At the table with Caldwell is Connie Moore, justice of the peace for St. Tammany Parish. Credit: Justin DiCharia.

Former Attorney General Buddy Caldwell testified Wednesday against a bill prohibiting justices of the peace from issuing felony warrants unless all other judges within their district had been contacted first.

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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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