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Parents can pick up lunches and breakfast for their children, starting Wednesday.

Vermilion Parish School Board to offer 'grab-and-go' meals to all students of Vermilion Parish

Beginning Wednesday, the Vermilion Parish School Board will be offering grab-and-go meals from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on weekdays.
Each child will receive a lunch meal and  a breakfast meal for the next morning. 
There is no registration required. No identification is needed. 
There is no cost to receive the meals. Any child age 18 and under may come to get the meals. This does include students, siblings, friends, family members, toddlers, and those who attend private or parochial schools. 
The child must be present to receive the meal, no exceptions. 

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COVID-19 cases rise again

On the day New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio called for a national draft of retired doctors and medical workers to be rushed to New York City, Louisiana COVID-19 cases broke above 10,000 to 10,297 cases. That's up by 1,147 new cases but that number represents half the increase seen Thursday which set a record 2,726 new cases. Governor John Bel Edwards said in his Friday press conference that's due in large part because Louisiana now ranks second in the nation for testing per capita.

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Louisiana Department of Health COVID-19 Updates for April 3

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Health has updated its website to reflect the latest number of positives and will continue to update its website at noon each day.
As of noon on April 3, the Department reported 1,147 additional cases since yesterday, bringing the total to 10,297 positive cases.

A total of 1,707 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized; of those, 535 patients require ventilation. Information on available hospital beds, ICU beds, and hospital vents is on the LDH dashboard.

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BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards today formally extended his Stay at Home order until April 30, as Louisiana works to slow the spread of COVID-19, which extends the length of time that schools and some businesses are closed and continues limits on the size of gatherings. On Thursday, April 2, the number of reported cases reached 9,150 and the number of deaths rose to 310.

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Edrick LeBlanc was arrested by the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office Friday morning.

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Wrigley, a three-year old Goldendoodle, was killed last week, allegedly by his neighbor.

Neighbor arrested for allegedly killing Goldendoodle in Delcambre

Friday morning at around 8:30, Edrick LeBlanc of Delcambre was arrested for allegedly killing Wrigley, a three-year-old Goldendoodle.
LeBlanc was charged with one count of cruelty to animals, which is a felony. His bond was set at $12,000. If convicted, LeBlanc could face jail time and be fined as much as $5,000.
Wrigley’s body was found floating in a drainage ditch at the end of Country Drive Road, next to Landry Park in Delcambre. There was a gun shot to his head.



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