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Shooting victim in New Orleans said to be from Eunice

One of the people wounded in the Bourbon Street is said to be from Eunice, accoridng to a report by
The 22-year-old man from Eunice reportedly suffered a shot to the knee.
There were 10 victims in the shooting that occurred about 1:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Bourbon Street near the intersection with Iberville Street.
On man was killed in the shooting and is identified as Demontris Toliver, a 25-year-old tattoo artist who lives and works in Baton Rouge, according to

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Chilly temperatures pose increased risk of fire

While this is the time of year when Louisianans begin to receive a much-welcomed reprieve from the steamy, suffocating heat and humidity of summer, cooler temperatures also bring an increased risk of fires from improperly managed heating sources.
 “As a state that has its share of prolonged warm weather,” says State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning, Jr., “cooler temperatures have finally arrived, meaning that many will begin using heating devices, such as space heaters, which inherently leads to a greater chance of fires.”

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OMV accepting cash for certain transactions

Beginning Dec. 5 the Office of Motor Vehicles will accept cash for certain transactions.
Last month it was announced that the OMV would no longer accept cash for transactions. After reviewing OMV policies it was decided the OMV would continue to accept cash for all transactions except for reinstatement services.
Reinstatement services include the payment of penalties or fees relating to such things as cancellations of insurance and failure to pay citations.

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Fort DeRussy place on National Register of Historic Places, Louisiana Office of State Parks

More than 150 years after it ceased to operate as a military fort defending Red River, Fort DeRussy has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.    
The U.S. National Park Service approved the Fort DeRussy State Historic Site for inclusion on the register, effective Sept. 23. The process began in 2010 through a collaborative effort between the Friends of Fort DeRussy and the Louisiana Office of State Parks.      

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Loose trailer cited in fatal wreck on I-10 in Henderson

A three-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 westbound in Henderson at about 1 a.m. Tuesday claimed the life of 25-year-old Vineeth Keesara of Lafayette, a news release from Louisiana State Police Troop I reported.
Tanika Adams, 26, of Jacksonville, Florida, was operating a 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan westbound on Interstate 10 near mile marker 144, police said. As the Volkswagen crossed an overpass, a U-Haul trailer being towed by the Volkswagen became detached and came to a stop in the outside lane of I-10, police said.


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