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A St. James Parish employee is facing two felony charges after allegedly shooting a dog that walked onto his property while children watched as they waited on their school bus, then throwing that dog into a canal.  Kevin Barnhart has the story

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National Weather Service Slidell Meteorologist Frank Rivett says a tropical wave is set to inundate the region next week, leading to a period of heavy rain that could pose problems for commuters in flood prone areas.

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Saturday marks the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Gustav making landfall near Cocodrie with 105 miles per winds. The storm left 1-point-5 million without power in Louisiana and former Entergy spokesperson Jeff Holeman says utility crew workers from 26 states and Canada came into Louisiana to help restore power lines destroyed by Gustav’s fierce winds

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The Ragin’ Cajuns are upping their sustainability game on game days. UL Lafayette has removed all of the trash bins at Cajun Field, and replaced them with options for either organic composting, or bins for recycling to address the environmental impact of the over ten tons of trash produced at games. Office of Sustainability Director Gretchen Vanicor says it’s taken a lot of coordination to pull off.

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She estimates the work will generate about 20 cubic yards of compost.