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

One of the nation’s top cows hails from Church Point

Troy Thibodeaux of Cirlce T Cattle Company in Church Point stands alongside CT Lacey Rhineaux, daughter of two-time national and international champion CT Lady Rhineaux Ray 8/9. 8/9, as she is called for short, is to be named the state red Brahman. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

If CT Lady Rhineaux Ray 8/9 gives you a lick, you’re in luck and in the good graces of a two-time national and international champion.

House passes on Confederate monument removal

Rep. Thomas Carmondy, R-Shreveport, testifies Thursday in behalf of a bill making removal of monuments deemed offensive by segments of the population. The former Shreveport city councilmember saw his bill die on a 7-7 vote. Credit: Jack Richards.

For the second time this legislative session, an attempt by groups to make it harder for municipalities to remove monuments and school names found offensive by segments of the population failed.

Legislators ponder medical marijuana details

Rep. Major Thibaut, D-New Roads, discusses HB 1099 with the House Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development. The bill would legalize and set up a system for the production of medical grade marijuana. Credit: D. B. Narveson

University agriculture centers might soon be able to start growing marijuana and its plant cousin, hemp, for industrial and medicinal purposes.

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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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