Skimming devices found at St. Landry Parish gas pumps

An increased number of skimming devices at gasoline stations are being found Louisiana, including in St. Landry Parish, by Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry weights and measures employees.
Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said, inspectors seem to be finding one or two skimmers on a weekly basis.
In the past month, at least 15 skimming devices were confiscated throughout the state. These devices contained approximately 4,000 credit/debit card numbers, according to the Secret Service.

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Jobless rates, work force down

Tri-Parish unemployment rates are down in February compared to a year ago, but the work force is also down, according to Bureau of Labor and Statistics data released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
The work force in St. Landry, Acadia and Evangeline parishes dropped 1,846 people or 2.9 percent in February compared February 2016. The combined work force was 63,018 in February, down from 64,864 a year ago.
The February Louisiana unemployment rate was 5.4 percent down from 5.8 percent in February 2016.
The numbers are not seasonally adjusted.

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La. 13 closed for repairs

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that La. 13 (C. C. Duson Street) will be closed for emergency railroad repairs at the Union Pacific Crossing located 600 feet north of Camellia Street in Eunice from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The detour route will include U.S. 190, La. 758 and La. 29. Detour signs will be posted.


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