Marshal Pope’s fate in jury’s hands

Just one felony conviction in a case that could have easily been avoided will strip Marshal Pope of his office.

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Current Calendar 10/3-10/9

Cosplay and cult classics at Louisiana Comic Con, ASO’s symphony in the sky, Brew Paddle’s fall weather teaser.

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Community service

It took one group text and less than 30 minutes for the Islamic Center of Lafayette to raise the $6,000 needed to build a covered bus shelter in front of the police station on Pinhook Road.

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A who’s who on the Pope trial witness list 

The characters in the trial are a reminder of just how zany the Pope saga has been over the past three years. Here’s a refresher on some of the role players.

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Current Calendar 9/26 – 10/2

This week: Fleetwood Mac Revisited gets revisited at DTA. Ulysses Owens takes his jazz odyssey to AcA. Documentary Date Night is ready for nerdy romance. The Acadiana Food Hub hosts a Farm to Table Showcase.

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The dangers of Loren Scott’s economic optimism

While one economist may be projecting the end of Lafayette’s recession, more context is needed to understand the situation our economy is in

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Bernhard tests the waters

Bernhard Capital Partners appears ready to make its pitch to the Lafayette Public Utilities Authority on Oct. 9.

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A defiant Marshal Pope faces new malfeasance charges

Despite an attorney general’s opinion that he can’t legally supplement his salary with city court fees, Marshal Brian Pope has continued to do just that, according to a new seven-count felony indictment.

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In making no statement on Drag Queen Story Time, the council sent a mixed message

In drafting the non-binding resolution on Drag Queen Story Time, William Theriot and Jared Bellard’s apparent intent was nakedly cynical: trap councilmen on a wedge issue as fodder for future politicking.

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Fashion strong: Morgan Pete

Last week, the semi-annual sartorial showcase known as New York Fashion Week, or #nyfw to those more digitally inclined, left a splattering of headlines in its wake. Beyond the predictable celebrity drama and season’s must-haves (hold on to your prairie dresses), the biggest cultural moments stemmed from who walked the runway — not just what they wore.

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Aug. 30, 2018, marked the fall of oil and (hopefully) the rise of tech in Lafayette

The day started with the news that LAGCOE was leaving for New Orleans and ended with a pitch competition that’s a symbol for a future where Lafayette is a hub for healthtech startups.

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Current Calendar 9/19-9/25

This week around Acadiana: Folksy blues at the Heymann Center, parking spaces come alive, Keith Frank does DTA, raising money for Cite des Arts, and an experiment in networked music making.

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