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Jeremy Alford

ANALYSIS: Third-party watch underway in insurance race

In a statewide race that’s drawing very little coverage from the mainstream press, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon appears to maintain a traditional incumbent's edge over challenger Tim Temple, whose most recent television commercials are nonetheless capturing the attention of Louisiana's politicos.
A DeRidder native, Temple is the president of Temptan and his father was a founder of Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation. As of last month he had $855,000 in the bank, and has thus far invested $1.1 million in personal money in his campaign.

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18-Wheeler Tanker Driver Killed in Crash in St. Landry Parish

LEBEAU – Shortly after 1:30 pm on September 18, 2019, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a single vehicle crash on LA 361 near LA 71 in St. Landry Parish. The crash ultimately took the life of 61-year-old Steven Lambert of Mansura.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed Lambert was driving a 2014 Freightliner tractor-trailer when he failed to negotiate a curve and traveled off the right side of the roadway. After exiting the roadway, the Freightliner struck a tree and burst into flames.

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New French teacher Magali Forêt helps the students at LeBlanc Elementary.

LeBlanc Elementary’s French Immersion program off to good start

“Un, deux, trois! C’est bon pour moi,” says Madame Forêt as each student gets a drink of water.
The French Immersion class at LeBlanc Elementary in Vermilion Parish is starting its fifth week.
Most of these kindergarten students have gotten over the hump. They don’t cry for mom anymore and they know the routine. At nap time, every student opens a mat and gets under a blanket. The difference here is that their teacher gives instructions only in French.

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Abbeville man arrested for 4th DWI

According to the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s website, Blaine Turner was booked into the parish jail for allegedly getting his fourth or more DWI ticket.
According to the website, Turner was stopped and arrested by the Abbeville Police Department on Saturday at 12:15 a.m.
He was charged with DWI Fourth or More, and his bond is $100,000.
He also had two separate charges by two different law enforcement agencies.
The Abbeville Police Department charged him with aggravated flight from an officer, and his bond is $11,500.



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