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Justin Glenn Thompson, 40, of Hineston

LOUISIANA MAN ARRESTED AFTER INTENSE MULTISTATE INVESTIGATION

QUITMAN, Texas — Thanks to a five-month investigation by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Rangers and Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Brand Inspectors, a Louisiana man is behind bars on three felony cattle theft charges out of Texas.
TSCRA Special Rangers Larry Hand and Bo Fox were in Louisiana Tuesday as LDAF brand inspectors arrested Justin Glenn Thompson, 40, of Hineston. Thompson was subsequently booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail where he remains while awaiting extradition to Texas.

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Driver Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash in Iberia Parish

NEW IBERIA – Shortly after 3 p.m. on Sept. 3, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a two-vehicle crash on LA 14 at Claude Viator Road in Iberia Parish.
The crash ultimately took the life of 83-year-old Joyce Falgout of New Iberia.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed Falgout was driving a 2005 Ford Escape when she failed to yield at a stop sign to oncoming traffic as she entered LA 14 from Claude Viator Rd. Falgout’s vehicle was struck in the westbound travel lane by a 2018 Audi Q5 SUV.

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Brittany Hebert, Sky High CEO and Founder, displays artwork drawn by a St. Jude patient.

Group founded by Abbeville native makes fundraising commitment to St. Jude

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Aug. 14, 2019) – Sky High for Kids recently announced a $20 million naming commitment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for a research floor in the new Advanced Research Center on the St. Jude campus that will open in 2021.
The organization, which has helped raise over $5 million for St. Jude since 2007, will continue its fundraising commitment over the next 13 years to support and further the mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children® by advancing progress in the battle against childhood cancer.

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The newly crowned 2019 Gueydan Duck Festival Queen Rebekah Lepretre rides high in the Gueydan Duck Festival’s Grand Parade as it rolls down Main Street on Saturday, August 25.

Rebekah Lepretre wins the crown

GUEYDAN - The hometown girl snagged the crown on Saturday, August 25 at the Gueydan Duck Festival Queen’s Pageant.
Beating out seven other contenders, 17-year-old Rebekah Lepretre of Gueydan had a dream come true and became queen of the 2019 Gueydan Duck Festival. After an interview, an evening gown showcase and on stage commercial, the 2018 Duck Festival Queen Amy Jo Dupuis placed the coveted gold crown on Rebekah’s head.

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Adam Mouton

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Clarence Stewart

Vermilion Municipal and Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force Agents arrest five

According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, the Vermilion Municipal and Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force made the following arrests for narcotics related offenses within the parish.
On Aug. 21, agents were conducting criminal patrol inside the city limits after receiving information from the Chief of Police into suspected illegal narcotic activity. Agents observed the vehicle described and observed it commit a traffic violation.

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