Morning Rush Headlines; October 17, 2018

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  • The mother of the 22 year old lafayette woman who died in a car accident 2 weeks ago in port allen after being stuck in a ravine for 36 hours is speaking to news 10, saying her daughter is a hero for saving her friend jada’s life. Jada the other person who was involved in the crash, was released from the hospital yesterday.
  • Flooded roads Youngsville had to shut down three due to standing water being impassable… Marteau road belongs to the parish — it too was overflowing. Emergency officials warn that driving through flood streets could lead to being stranded.
  • Heavy rains throughout yesterday caused flooding and road closures in Vermilion Parish. In Abbeville off of Veterans Memorial Drive Gulf Coast AquaDams was in place trying to remove as much water as possible.
  • More rain is in the forecast for areas of central and south Texas dealing with devastating and deadly floods.18 counties are under a state of emergency after days of rain.
  • On Tuesday night, Rayne residents got a chance to hear from candidates at a public forum.  Candidates for mayor, police chief, and city council were at the event.
  • Tonight, one Acadiana will host a congressional forum at UL Lafayette’s Picard center.  All seven of the 3rd congressional district candidates will be in attendance. 
  • Good news! Since there was no winner in Tuesday night’s mega millions jackpot drawing, the jackpot has risen 868-million dollars. The next drawing is Friday night.

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