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The annual Kiwanis Christmas parade is scheduled at 5 p.m. Thursday. The parade will begin at North 2nd Street, and continue to South 2nd Street, then make its way on Park Avenue, circle around the Circle Park and conclude at the City Hall parking lot. (The Eunice News file photo)

Christmas season arrives in full Thursday for Eunice

The Christmas season arrives in full this week in Eunice.
Bring your children to the annual Kiwanis Christmas parade at 5 p.m. Thursday. The parade will begin at North 2nd Street, and continue to South 2nd Street, then make its way on Park Avenue, circle around the Circle Park and conclude at the City Hall parking lot.
An award will be given for the best Christmas float. Kids can enjoy a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus inside the City Hall lobby. There will be refreshments served also.

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St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrests

The following are arrests reported by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Dec. 4
Cory Williamson, 36, 100 block of 8th Street, Krotz Springs Simple burglary. Arrested by Krotz Springs Police.
Contartious Dashawn Kirklin, 21, 800 block of Hudson Road, Alexandria. Resisting an officer. Arrested by Louisiana State Police.
Telanical Ecenthia LeBlanc, 31, 100 block of Napoleon Street, Opelousas. Two counts of resisting officer w/force or violence, two bench warrants.

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St. Landry Parish Councilman Harold Taylor makes his point for amending the budget presented by Parish President Bill Fontenot at a meeting Wednesday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Parish Council ends up with 2 budget choices

The St. Landry Parish Council introduced two budgets at a special meeting Wednesday.
One budget was proposed by St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot.
The other budget is identical except it cuts 15 percent from the Eunice and Opelousas marshals and courts. That budget was introduced by Councilman Harold Taylor and ended up being voted upon after the Council wrangled over whether it could supplant the administration budget.
Council Chairman Jerry Red reminded the Council before the vote that any member may introduce a budget without need of second and vote.

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Seth Fuselier,

Early release prisoner is back in jail

A 20-year-old Eunice man, who was released from prison on Nov. 1 under the state’s program early release program, is back behind bars.
Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot said Seth Fuselier, of the 1400 block of West Dudley Avenue, is in the Eunice City Jail on a felony carnal knowledge charge of a juvenile charge.
“For Eunice, this is the first one I know of, but there will be more,” he said.
Fontenot said the crime occurred on Nov. 6. Fuselier was discovered with the girl by her mother, who reported it to police, he said.

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Judge dismisses lawsuit against City of Ville Platte

In 2015 a federal investigation into operations at the Ville Platte Police Department and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office has led to the filing of several federal lawsuits against the City of Ville Platte and its police department.
However, a recent ruling from U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick Hanna could prevent the complainants from receiving compensation for the investigative hold they may have encountered at the hands of the VPPD.

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