Downtown Alive!

Downtown Alive continues its Spring Concert Series on Friday, May 10th in Downtown Lafayette. Performing at Parc Sans Souci is Louisiana Red. Downtown Alive begins at 5:30PM with food and beverage concessions. Musical performances are from 6-8:30PM. Concession sales help keep Downtown Alive free, so please leave your ice chest at home with your pets. For more information, visit www.downtownlafayette.org

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Music & Market

The sounds of Southwest Louisiana music continues in Downtown Opelousas Friday, May 10th for Music & Market which will feature Grammy Award Winner Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band. The outdoor event takes place from 5:30-8PM, with music starting at 6PM at Le Vieux Village in Opelousas. Concert-goers are welcome to bring lawn chairs for seating. No ice chests […]

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Utah soccer referee punched by player dies

MURRAY, Utah (AP) — A Utah soccer referee who slipped into a coma after being punched by a teenage player during a game a week ago died Saturday night, police said. Ricardo Portillo, 46, of Salt Lake City passed away at the hospital, where he was being treated following an assault, Unified police spokesman Justin […]

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Camera Shop Fined $60K for Selling Gun-Shaped Lighters

US Camera & Computers is fighting a $60,000 fine for selling gun-shaped lighters in its New York City store. According to a lawsuit filed against the city, US Camera & Computers claims that New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs was “arbitrary and capricious” when it issued the fine in 2011. Per the New York […]

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Social Security comes after man for $895 overpayment they made to his mom

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Imagine if your parent received an over-payment from the government but decades later, the government took the money out of your tax return. Gilbert Stokes, 60, of Jacksonville, said it happened to him. “I’m angry,” Stokes said Wednesday morning. Stokes felt the same way when he received a letter from the Social […]

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Chinese police bust million-dollar rat-meat ring

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese police have broken a crime ring that passed off more than $1 million in rat and small mammal meat as mutton, authorities said, in a food safety crackdown that coincides with a bird flu outbreak and other environmental pressures.               Authorities have arrested 904 suspects since the end of January for […]

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