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Bill moves gambling money to TOPS

Challenging what he calls misleading promises from 20 years ago, Rep. Franklin J. Foil, R-Baton Rouge, is betting he has a way to save TOPS, the publicly funded scholarship program for Louisiana students attending college in-state.
House Bill 91, the latest on a list of measures to resuscitate TOPS, whose cost has been spiraling out of control which, in turn, has prompted awards to dwindle this academic year, dedicates a portion of riverboat gaming revenues to TOPS.

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Police end umpire gun inquiry

An investigation into a report an of umpire pulled a gun after a Eunice High vs Church Point High game ended with no arrests.
Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot said, We’ve got two sides with two completely opposite information about how the incident went down.”
Initially, police investigated whether an umpire pulled a gun in a dispute over the ejection of a Church Point player and said, “I’ll leave both of you dead here in the dirt.”
A confrontation did occur with two umpires present, a ball player and the brother of the ejected player, he said.

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Rev. Nathan Comeaux

Former Eunice associate pastor named parochial vicar

Bishop Douglas Deshotel of the Diocese of Lafayette has appointed the Rev. Nathan Comeaux to serve as the parochial vicar of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Lafayette.
Comeaux is serving as pastor of Our Lady of the Lake and St. Martin De Porres Catholic Churches in Delcambre. He will assist the Rev. Michael Russo, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima, in serving the people of Fatima Parish and Our Lady of Fatima School.


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