An increase in the unemployment rate is being blamed on a growth of the labor force in Louisiana, according data released Tuesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state’s unemployment rate in June was 7 percent, up from 6.6 percent in May. However, the unemployment rate was the same as May 2014’s 7 percent.
The crowd cheers after a hard hit on the football field. But the stands go silent if the player is slow to get up after the tackle. According to Lee Miller from RehabXcel Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, concussions are one of the main concerns that they look for during a football game.

Bossier District 1 Capt. Lee Hedgepeth sets a couch on fire Thursday in a training trailer at Louisiana State University Eunice during a training session, Evidence Based Scientifically Proven Fire Attack. The training was the last day of a three-day conference at LSUE. The Louisiana Company Officer Leadership Conference was held for the second time at LSU Eunice. The event is sponsored by LSU Eunice, Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana and LSU Carrol L. Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute. Hedgepeth is an adjunct instructor at the Institute. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

About 100 Louisiana firefighters spent three days at LSU Eunice learning skills from leadership to a fire fighting tactic that one of the state’s top trainers calls controversial. Dave Casey, director of the LSU Carrol Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute in Baton Rouge, said training was for first-line supervisors.

Bossier District 1 Capt. Lee Hedgepeth sets a couch on fire Thursday in a training trailer at Louisiana State University Eunice during a training session, Evidence Based Scientifically Proven Fire Attack. The training was the last day of a three-day conference at LSUE. The Louisiana Company Officer Leadership Conference was held for the second time at LSU Eunice. The event is sponsored by LSU Eunice, Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana and LSU Carrol L. Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute. Hedgepeth is an adjunct instructor at the Institute. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice man killed in morning wreck (updated)

A Eunice man died in a wreck on La. 91, the Iota-Eunice Highway, Wednesday morning. (LSN staff photo)

A 24-year-old Eunice man, Brock Lebouef, was killed in a two-vehicle wreck on La. 91 north of Fournerat Road in Acadia Parish at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, a Louisiana State Police news release stated.

Crop duster pilot killed in Acadia Parish identified (updated)

The wing of the crop duster that crashed Tuesday afternoon west of Eunice juts skyward in this photo submitted by Maxine Trahan, public information officer for the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office.

The crop duster pilot killed in a crash Tuesday has been identified as Jed Lucas Toups, 32, of Heinen Road, Basile.
Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Wayne Melancon released the pilot’s identity Wednesday morning.

Cane River Music Festival features Louisiana traditional performers

Goldman Thibodeaux and the Lawtell Playboys will be returning for a sixth appearance at the Cane River Music Festival. (Photo Courtesy of the Cane River Creole National Historical Park)

The Cane River region has a rich tradition of live musical performance. The community was once home to numerous juke joints and dance halls, where farmworkers could enjoy an evening of live Creole music, blues, jazz or early rock and roll.

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The crowd cheers after a hard hit on the football field.
But the stands go silent if the player is slow to get up after the tackle.

Lifestyle

United Way’s annual ‘Stuff The Bus’ school drive event continues through Friday. One can drop off needed school supplies at a drop-off box at St. Landry Homestead at 840 East Laurel, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Obituaries

Clara Blanchard Daigle passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at the age of 83.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic

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