Good morning Acadiana, here’s your News 10’s Morning Rush headlines:
Lafayette Parish school students will start school next year on August 15th and their last day will be May 28th of 2020. The board also added portable buildings to Southside High, and re-zoned some elementary and middle schools in south Lafayette.
Paul and Minette Thibodeaux, parents of nine-year-old Bryson Thibodeaux, who went missing on the afternoon of December 28 were in court for the first time yesterday. News 10 was the only media there. The Thibodeaux’s are set for an arraignment and will go before 13th Judicial District Judge Gary Ortego on February 7 at 9 AM.
A husband and wife have been arrested in connection with a drug lab found in a Youngsville home last week. Charles Kountz II and Kayla Kountz face multiple drug related charges.
One suspect is in custody after deputies were led on a high-speed chase from Lafayette to Rayne Thursday. The suspect also commanded a pit bull to attack police at his home. The animal was shot and killed as it moved toward a deputy.
As the partial government shutdown continues, president Trump blocked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s planned trip to visit troops in Afghanistan on Thursday. The shutdown also prompted the president to cancel the US delegation’s trip this month to an economic forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Louisiana has finished issuing February food stamps for eligible recipients. The funding was distributed early because of the ongoing partial government shutdown. DCFS says this is not extra money, and that the funds should be budgeted to last through the month of February.
If skies are clear on Sunday night you’ll be able to see a Total Lunar Eclipse. The eclipse is expected to begin on Sunday at 8:36 p.m. and go until 1:48 Monday morning.
The MLK holiday committe of Lafayette has several things planned for the weekend, leading up to the MLK day of oberservance. Activities begin at 1 p.m. tomorrow.