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Chamber meeting hears Mardi Gras, Frog Festival reports

RAYNE - Updates of the upcoming Mardi Gras Ball and Frog Festival were the main topic of discussion during the January meeting of the Rayne Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture.
Chairman Michelle Autin reported on the upcoming 8th Annual Grand Court Mardi Gras Ball slated Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Rayne Civic Center. “Under the Big Top” is the theme for the 2019 celebration and that “Ticket sales went well” reminding everyone tickets will not be sold at the door. Autin stated court members took formal photos and that, “So far, everything is running smooth.”

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Burglary investigated by Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish is asking the public’s help to solve a burglary.
Detectives with the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office are investigating a burglary which occurred during the night of Jan. 8, in the 2100 block of Grand Coulee Road in northern Acadia Parish.
Unknown suspect(s) gained entry into the building and stole several items, including a gray Craftsman tool box filled with assorted tools, two Ingersoll Rand pneumatic impact wrenches, a Milwaukee impact wrench, and a Porter Cable multi-attachment tool.

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Multiple police agencies and Acadian Ambulance were in the scene (above) of an arrest on Thursday at the intersection of North Bradford and East A School Street following a pursuit from Lafayette.

Multi-parish police chase ends in Rayne arrest

RAYNE - Following a multi-vehicle pursuit Thursday afternoon involving four law enforcement departments, an individual is now in custody after leading law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase through two parishes.
Responding to a report of reckless driving by an individual at approximately 3:35 p.m. Thursday afternoon, a Lafayette deputy spotted the suspect on Cameron Street in Lafayette where the suspect almost crashed into the deputy’s unit, according to a spokesman with the sheriff’s office.

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Musical line-up for Frog Festival announced

RAYNE - The schedule for musical entertainment at the upcoming 47th annual Rayne Frog Festival planned May 9-11, as announced by festival chairman Jeremy Lavergne.
Contracts have been signed and the line-up is set with the 2019 line-up seeing an expanded list of musical attractions.
Entertainment will begin on Thursday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. when the Frog Festival Parade, a change introduced this year by the festival committee for festival-goers to enjoy before main festival events begin.

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