AG Jeff Landry Announces Recently Recalled Children’s Products

Attorney General Jeff Landry: Louisiana Department of Justice
May 08, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA – As part of his efforts to make Louisiana a safer state for all citizens, Attorney General Jeff Landry is warning Louisiana parents and guardians to take note of several child products that have been recently recalled.

Former North Vermilion slugger named hitter of the week in the Southland Conference

FRISCO, Texas—McNeese freshman outfielder Kaylee Lopez has been named the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon.
Lopez, a native of Indian Bayou, helped McNeese to its regular series sweep over Lamar over the weekend.
The rookie was 6 for 11 at the plate with a .545 batting average along with five RBI one double, two stolen bases and scored one run.
Lopez did most of her damage in Friday’s doubleheader where she opened the series going 3 for 4 with a double, two stolen bases and three RBI.

Vice President Mike Pence is surrounded by parishioners and the pastors of the churches that burned.

Two pastors listen to Vice President Mike Pence speak.

Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Lafayette on Air Force Two around noon on Friday.

Vice President Mike Pence gets off of Air Force Two.

Vice President Mike Pence holds a baby in the crowd at the airport.

Vice President Pence arrives to the back of the church walking with the pastors.

The vice president shakes the hands of parishioners at the burnt church.

There is still plenty of work that needs to be done at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

Parishioners encouraged by Vice President Pence's visit

OPELOUSAS - Sancha Noel Smith said only good could happen by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence meeting and visiting with parishioners of three churches that burnt in March and April near Opelousas.
Smith was one of a handful of parishioners who met with Vice President Pence on Friday at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church near Opelousas. The Baptist Church was one of three community churches that was set on fire and burned.

The Diocese of Lafayette releases list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse

The Diocese of Lafayette released a list Friday of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse by a minor or vulnerable adult.

Here is the list released by the diocese:


Joseph Alexander

Year born: 1933
Year ordained: 1973


St. Mark Priory, Union, Kentucky
Our Lady of Wisdom, Lafayette
Holy Rosary Institute, Lafayette
St. Thomas More High School, Lafayette
St. Anthony of Padua, Eunice
Status: removed, 2002

Jules Arceneaux

Year born: 1953
Year ordained: 1990

Nahshon Brooks is wanted for questioning by law enforcement dealing with the shooting of an Abbeville Police Officer.

State Police looking for Nahshon Brooks as the alleged shooter of Abbeville police officer

Nahshon Brooks, 28, is no stranger to shooting someone on St. Peter Avenue and fleeing.
The Abbeville Police Department is looking for Brooks as the alleged shooter in the shooting of an Abbeville Police Officer.
The officer was on scene answering a call on St. Peter Avenue, when she was shot in the shoulder.
The State Police confirmed Thursday that Brooks is the alleged shooter.


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