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Phillip Lafleur

Lafleur sentenced to life for 2 killings

Phillip Lafleur was sentenced to life in prison for the killing of Akeem Adiddias Ceasar in Eunice and 40 years in a manslaughter plea involving the death of his great uncle Dale Lafleur.
The sentencing was Tuesday before 27th Judicial Court District Judge Alonzo Harris in Opelousas, according to a clerk in the St. Landry Parish Clerk of Court Office.

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Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot

City leaders air budget frustrations

After Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot aired his department’s problem hiring and retaining employees, the mayor and aldermen joined in expressing their frustration with the city’s budget.
“We had another one resign today,” the police chief said. “Currently, I’m seven employees short. Six police officers and now a jailer, but it has been a constant hiring process ...”
Fontenot pointed to pay as an issue in hiring and keeping personnel. Starting pay for an officer is $9.75 a hour and jailers start at $8.50 a hour, he said.

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Early voting draws 941 votes for Saturday’s election

Saturday’s election, which is topped by a race for state treasurer, drew 941 early votes in St. Landry Parish, according to the state secretary of state website.
There were 108 early votes cast in Eunice for this Saturday’s general election, Cheryl Milburn, parish registrar of voters, said.
There were 87,877 early votes statewide.
In Acadia Parish, 997 early votes were tallied in Evangeline Parish there were 331 votes.
The state treasurer’s race is between Derrick Edwards, a Democrat, and John Schroder, a Republican.

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Troop 425 Scout Caleb David salutes the flag at the Veterans Day ceremony at VFW Post 8971 on Saturday. To the left of David is Pfc. Grant Clancy of the Army National Guard. Turn to Page 5 for more Veterans Day ceremony photos. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

Scores of people observe Veterans Day in Eunice

They did not go to the LSU game on Saturday. They did not go hunting or fishing.
Instead scores of people headed to VFW Post 8971 to observe Veterans Day.
Speakers reminded the faithful about the legacy of freedom handed down by veterans.
St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz and Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot were among the speakers at the ceremony held at 11 a.m., the time when the World War I armistice began on Nov. 11, 1918.

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La. 13 lane to be closed north of Crowley

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that the northbound outside lane of La. 13 (Crowley Eunice Highway), 0.10 miles north of I-10, in Acadia Parish, will be closed at 7 a.m. on Wednesday until 6 a.m. Saturday, to allow for construction of a new driveway.
The road will be open to regular traffic with a 14-foot lane restriction on oversized loads passing through the work zone.

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