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Lafayette School Board To Consider Cell Phone Policy Changes

The Lafayette Parish School System is considering substantial changes to its policy regarding student cell phones. The current policy prohibits all students from bringing them on school grounds.

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911 Operator Saves Her Own Son’s Life [Video]

A California 911 operator took a call about a choking child. During the call, she realized she was trying to save her own son. KOVR TV reports, trainee Adam Brooks took the call from a man who told him, "I have a 1-year-old infant – swallowed something and he's starting to choke on it." When Brooks took down the address, dispatcher Britney Melchor realized it was her home.

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A Cajun Music Legacy [VIDEO]

A new film tells the story of Denus McGee and Amede Ardoin, two men who helped lay the foundation of 20th century Cajun music.

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Weird Al Talks New Album, Getting Artists’ Permission for Parodies + More [VIDEO]

On the eve of Weird Al Yankovic’s new album release, the comedic singer shared some of the behind-the-scenes happenings of ‘Mandatory Fun’ and how it so hilariously came together.

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Cajuns QB Terrance Broadway Named To The CFPA Trophy Watch List

As Louisiana Ragin' Cajun quarterback Terrance Broadway gears up for his senior season, he's being recognized as one of 40 college QBs on a prestigious trophy list.

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Nike Salutes Final All Star Appearance Of Yankees’ Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter is playing in his 20th, and final major league season. Tuesday night, he'll play in his final all star game. Derek's been selected 11 times. The Yankee captain is #8 on MLB's all time base hits list. He's the franchise record holder in base hits, and games played. He has 5 World Series Championship rings.

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Watch this Two Year Old Surfer! [Video]

I've always believed in starting kids off early with things like swimming. The sooner, the better!

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Preparing For The New School Year? Don’t Forget Vaccinations

The new school year is about three weeks away. families all over Acadiana will be buying uniforms and other school supplies. Public health officials are reminding parents not to overlook their child's immunizations. Proof of vaccinations are required by Louisiana law.

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Sunken Costa Concordia Refloated [Video]

The largest salvage operation in maritime history is nearing completion. The sunken cruise ship Costa Concordia was successfully re-floated this morning off the coast of Italy. The vessel struck a reef and capsized two and a half years ago, killing 32 people. People gathered near the shore to watch the operation, and memorialize the victims of the shipwreck.

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Paramore Concert Interrupted by a Skunk [VIDEO]

A Paramore concert in Cincinnati, Ohio was interrupted yesterday when a skunk found its way into the mosh pit, causing a commotion. Lead singer Hayley Williams stopped singing 'The Only Exception' and took the incident with good humor, as she waited for the situation to resolve itself before continuing again.

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St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Officials Warn Of Scams

You should report crimes to your local police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center

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Who Knew Holding a Sign Could Be So Entertaining?

We've all seen those guys standing on the corner holding big signs for even bigger blowout sales. You've probably not paid too much attention to them, while silently saying a prayer that you don't have to do something so mindless.

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