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Today Is The 5th Anniversary Of The Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Five years ago today, the worst oil spill in US history claimed the lives of 11 workers, and poured an estimated 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. They had, ironically, been presented with a safety award earlier in the day.

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Road Restrictions & Security Preparations Being Made For Festival International

Some other reminders from police are that glass containers are prohibited, and you must have your animals on a leash.

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Live4Life Health Fair Saturday, 4/25

In celebration of National Hospital Week, Opelousas General Health System will host the 8th annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at OGHS’ South Campus in Opelousas from 8 – 11 AM.

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Acadiana Pollen Counts Lower This Week

You might be able to breathe a little easier over the next few days as pollen counts in Acadiana will be lower than they have been.

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Former Icegator Scott Darling Overcomes Demons, Reaches Stanley Cup Playoffs

Four years ago, I would have given Scott Darling a snowball's chance in Hell of playing in the NHL, let alone the Stanley Cup playoffs. The former Phoenix Coyotes' draft pick had fallen through the ranks of minor league hockey to the SPHL. I had a great vantage point from which to watch the talented young man under perform, the penalty box.

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Festival International Is Days Away. They Need Volunteers!

Festival International De Louisiane 2015 is just around the corner. Many volunteer positions remain unfilled. The festival is in need of ticket sellers, merchandise vendors, concession sales, clean up crew, security, and more

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There’s a New Number For ‘Middle Aged’

We talk a lot on the KTDY morning show about age and since Deb and I are now at the age we used to think was OLD, I decided to research the new number for 'Middle Aged'.

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Ice Chest
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A Physicist Has Figured Out Exactly How Much Ice Is Needed To Chill A 12 – Pack Of Beer Or Soda

How much ice does it take to chill a 12-pack? Here's one for you Louisiana...Science working for the people.

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Doctors Want Dr. Oz Fired From Columbia University Faculty

A group of ten doctors have petitioned the administration of Columbia University to remove Dr. Mehmet Oz from its faculty. The Associated Press reports, the group, headed by Dr. Henry Miller of Stanford University, has sent a letter, accusing Dr. Oz of Quackery.

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photo by Debbie Ray
photo by Debbie Ray
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Win ‘Any Day’ Tickets for Jazz Fest in New Orleans

The Who, Ed Sheeran, Lady GaGa & Tony Bennett, No Doubt, Keith Urban, John Legend, Chicago, Lenny Kravitz, Steve Winwood, Jimmy Buffet, Elton John...

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This Weekend In Lafayette, 4/17 – 4/19

Don't let the potentially wet weather keep you from enjoying great food and entertainment while supporting great local causes in the process!

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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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4th Annual Free Skin Cancer Screening In Lafayette

The Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic is hosting the 4th Annual Free Skin Cancer Screening from 9:00 am- 12:00 pm on Saturday, May 2.

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