Here are some of today’s headlines you should know before heading out the door:
- A 27-year old Rayne woman was killed in a single vehicle crash in Duson. Deputies say the woman was not wearing a seat belt her car crashed into a tree.
- The Lafayette City-Parish Council will consider a proposal this afternoon to abolish itself and replace the nine-member legislative body with separate five-member councils, one for the city and one for the parish. If approved, Lafayette residents will have their own city council for the first time in 22 years.
- Friday the United States formally imposed a 25% penalty taxes on a long lost of Chinese goods, including steel. According to a report by Forbes Louisiana is the most at risk state for negative effects from these tariffs. Because of the states large export and shipping based economy.
- North Park Pool in Opelousas has over 400 children signed up for swimming lessons. It also has seen a spike in numbers of adults with 50.
- A fake loan approval scam is hitting Acadiana. Victims are receiving an unsolicited email or phone call from an unfamiliar person or company. They ask for a one time fee of $150.
- The delivery service Waitr is expanding to New Iberia this week. Dozens of New Iberia restaurants have signed with Waitr and many more are expected to be added in the coming weeks.
- An Amazon.com distribution center could be coming to the bayou state. The company has applied for a permit to build a distribution center for small packages in Baton Rouge.
- The Essence Festival says all three nights of Superdome concerts sold out for the first time in its 24-year history. A news release says total attendance topped 510,000 during this year’s festival.
- Isolated showers and storms will be possible today, mainly during the afternoon. Skies will be partly cloudy with a high in the 90s along with isolated rain.