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Councilman recommends consolidating departments

After telling Mayor Tim Monceaux last week that he wasn’t going to rubberstamp department head recommendations, Alderman Clint Cradeur has recommended consolidation of some departments.
During the first city council meeting of the new year, council members shot down two of Monceaux’s nominations for department head positions — street commissioner and recreation director.
The latter was subsequently filled by an alternate nomination by the mayor.

A mature bald eagle perches in a tree, watching a canal for fish near Morgan City during the 2015 Eagle Expo. (Daily Review file photo)

Home of the bald eagle

Cajun Coast’s annual Eagle Expo will take a different look at St. Mary’s bald eagle populations this year. There will be more looking for eagles.
Organizers have added more of the popular boat tours through St. Mary waterways where bald eagles and their nests are regularly spotted.
This year’s events will be Feb. 22-23.
Those additional tours will replace the Saturday lectures at which experts talked about the biology of America’s national symbol and other bird species.

C-SPAN’s 45-foot rolling classroom will be parked at UL Lafayette’s Edith Garland Dupré Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of C-SPAN)

UL Lafayette gets in the ‘swing’ of C-SPAN’s Southern tour

C-SPAN’s “Southern Swing” will include a stop at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
The public affairs television network’s high-tech classroom – housed in a 45-foot customized bus – will be parked at Edith Garland Dupré Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The stop is part of an eight-week tour of southern and western states. The bus will visit Northside High School in Lafayette earlier in the day.

High Court to hear ‘road rage’ case that killed Eunice mother, 3 kids

Louisiana’s top court agreed to hear the case of a St. Landry Parish man whose convictions were reduced in a fiery, 2011 “road rage” crash in Baton Rouge that killed five people including a Eunice native and her three children.
East Baton Rouge Parish prosecutors are asking the state Supreme Court to reinstate David Leger’s original vehicular homicide convictions and eight-year prison sentence.

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