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Lafayette Named ‘Happiest City In America’, But Is There Actually A Downside To This?

Marketwatch.com has just named Lafayette,La the "Happiest City In America"! But, believe it or not, there's actually a downside to this we'll get to later.

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St. Martin Parish Opens Sandbag Locations

There are two locations for sandbags in the parish.

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Public Invited To Honor Fallen Vermillion Deputy Allen Bares Jr

A showing of Jeeps in support of Bares is being organized, but any and all vehicles are welcome and encouraged to show support.

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Avery Island Getting Bigger, Better Tabasco Visitor’s Center And Expanding Cajun Culture Tours

The higher ups at Avery Island's Tabasco plant are listening to what guests want! They will be building a bigger and better Tabasco visitor's center, and now offer an expansion of tours revolving around cajun culture.

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Blane Berry, photo courtesy of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office
Blane Berry, photo courtesy of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office
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Sunset Police Asking For Public’s Help In Finding Missing Person

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Blane Anthony Barry is urged to call the Sunset Police Department at 337-662-5555 or St. Landry Crime Stoppers at 948-TIPS.

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These Maps Illustrate How Louisianians Will Probably Die

I know, what a strange an morbid thing to post about. When I saw this, I was definitely interested, so I thought you might be as well.

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What Do The Colors And Symbols On The Cajun Acadian Flag Really Mean?

The Acadiana flag, in my opinion, is awesome. I've always loved the way it looks. However, I've never really known what the colors and symbols on the flag actually stood for. I decided to do a lil research and find out!

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‘Projet Nouvelle-Acadie’ – UL Students To Search For Original Settlement Of Exiled Acadians

This is exciting because it's part of our culture and history here in south Louisiana. I'm hoping they are able to find something!

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Marcus Landry, photo courtesy of Breaux Bridge Police Department
Marcus Landry, photo courtesy of Breaux Bridge Police Department
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Breaux Bridge Police Locate Missing Juvenile In Lafayette

The teen was last seen wearing Adidas pants and a black Under Armor jacket.

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Vermilion Sheriff Says Crop Duster Crashes, Pilot Killed

The sheriff says the scene is secure and they are waiting officials from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation and Safety Board to investigate the crash.

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