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Mayor’s defamation suit is dismissed

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Mayor Thomas Nelson’s lawsuit against Espinola Quinn has been dismissed by a state judge.
The suit resulted from a Washington Post article in which Quinn alleged Thomas had taken racially-biased actions to cancel the annual Newcomers Club Mardi Gras parade.

Alphonse Roberts

Breaux Bridge - Funeral services are pending for Alphonse Roberts, 83, who passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017.
Pellerin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Governor's transportation task force to meet in Lafayette Wednesday

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The Acadiana Planning Commission, One Acadiana, and LEDA will host a regional meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Investment in Lafayette.
The regional meeting in Lafayette will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the LITE Center, 537 Cajundome Blvd. The public is invited to attend.

Local woman charged with Medicaid fraud

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Baton Rouge – Attorney General Jeff Landry announced last week that his Medicaid Fraud Control Unit arrested four people on charges of defrauding the Medicaid system.

School system secretary faces theft charge

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St. Martinville – An Arnaudville woman was arrested in July following allegations that she took $3,570 in school system funds.
Ellen Taylor, 37, a St. Martin School Board secretary, is suspected of pocketing fees paid by prospective employees to cover background checks.


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