Here are some of today’s headlines you should know before heading out the door:
- Experts are predicting very low early voting and voting on Election Day turnout this year, because there are no big state or national races besides Secretary of State and the 3rd Congressional District in Acadiana. But people say its still important to vote, especially on the proposed Constitutional Amendments and Propositions.
- There’s a warning about phone calls in support of political candidates, ahead of Election Day. The upcoming mid-term elections are likely to generate loads of scammers pretending to be pollsters, campaign volunteers, fundraisers, and even candidates.
- Carencro Police are conducting a murder investigation after a man’s body was found in a ditch late Sunday night. Family members have identified the victim as Deamondre Arceneaux of Lafayette.
- Suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope is back in District Court today for his arraignment, where he could face more charges.
- A fight in the stands during a Friday night football game in Cecilia lead to one man being arrested. St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 28-year-old Marcus Steward of Breaux Bridge. He is charged with Resisting an Officer and Disturbing the Peace.
- The Univeristy of Louisiana announced that Women’s Soccer Head Coach Scot Wieland has resigned. Weiland has coached the Ragin Cajun Women’s Soccer Team for 14 seasons.
- The 2018 Health & Fitness Expo is taking place this weekend. Over 30 vendors and 10 health screenings will be on-site. It is a free event happening at the Progressive Outreach Center at 8:30 a.m.
- Tonight’s Mega Millions drawing is up to a record $1.6 billion. Lottery officials say there is a chance no one wins and the prize keeps growing.
- Scattered light showers are likely throughout your Tuesday. Skies will be overcast with a high in the upper 60’s along with a 60% chance for light to moderate rains today.