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The vehicle that crashed Friday morning killing a mother and child is prepared for towing on La. 95 about one mile north of U.S. 190. A second child was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries, according to a news release from Louisiana State Police Troop I. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Driver, Child Passenger Killed Single Vehicle Crash

ST. LANDRY PARISH – Shortly before 8:00 am on November 16, 2018, Troop I was notified of a fatal crash on LA Hwy 95 near Linzay Rd. in St. Landry Parish. The crash claimed the life of 31-year-old Linsey Carriere and a passenger, 6-year-old Chloe Carriere, both of Eunice.

Kaplan city judge Stanton Hardee III will have to step down as a judge for six months.

Kaplan city judge Stanton Hardee suspended from practice, judge seat for six months; issues apology to voters

The Louisiana State Supreme Court’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel suspended Kaplan City Judge Stanton Hardee III from practicing law for a year and a day after he pleaded no contest to multiple misdemeanors arising from alcohol-related, offensive conduct, in violation of Rules 8.4(a) and 8.4(b) of the Rules of Professional Conduct.

Will there be a Vermilion Parish School Board meeting?

There is a school board meeting tonight and everyone wants to know, “What school board members are going to show up to attend the meeting?”
The school board meeting gets underway at 6 p..m. in the Charles Campbell Annex Building.
The public is invited.
At a committee meeting on Monday, four school board members left the meeting room before any meeting took place.
School board members Laura LeBeouf, Sara Duplechain, Kibbie Pillette and David Dupuis left the annex building after seeing superintendent Jerome Puyau at the meeting.

Vermilion Parish School Board race heads to Dec. 8 runoff

While Tuesday’s election day secured winners in races for three seats on the Vermilion Parish School Board, another is going in to overtime.
There will be a runoff for the School Board’s District D seat. That election will be held on Dec. 8.
Reaching the runoff after Tuesday’s voting are incumbent Stacy Landry and challenger Dale Stelly.

Newly elected Erath Mayor Taylor Mencacci (left), and newly elected aldermen Jason Connor (middle) and Scott Bernard go over the voting totals that they track of during the election on Tuesday.

New mayor plans to run Erath like a business

ERATH — Taylor Mencacci is a businessman, and he plans to run the town of Erath as a business.
Mencacci is the new mayor of Erath, beating long-time Erath politician John Earl LeBlanc. LeBlanc had been the mayor for one term but had been an alderman for 20-plus years before.
Mencacci, 36, has a full-time job in New Iberia. He is an administrator of Ambulatory Service Center. He manages 20 people at his day job. He plans to use his day-job managing skills to operate the town of Erath.

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