News Ten Morning Rush: February 19, 2019

  • DOTD reports 614 crashes eight months after the construction project along I10 started. state police say drivers need to drive slower and pay attention.
  • The Louisiana Department of Health is encouraging doctors to look out for possible measles cases. From January 1 to February 7, the CDC has documented 101 individual cases in 10 states. Dr. Bryan Sibley, a General Pediatrician at Lafayette General says measles is the most dangerous and the most deadly of all vaccine-preventable diseases.
  • Acadia Parish Sheriff’s deputies are cracking down on the illegal use of 4 wheelers on parish roadways. They’ve already started giving out citations to ATV drivers, and could possibly start to impound the vehicles.
  • All lanes of Verot School Road south of Ambassador Caffery Parkway are now open. the DOTD says all new lanes of Verot School should be open within the next 30 to 60 days.
  • Franklin Jr. High School will be closed again today (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wednesday) as school officials address the on-going issue with bats being in the building.
  • A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at Corporal Michael Middlebrook elementary for the unveiling of the school’s sign and renaming.
  • The Lafayette Parish School board will begin searching for the district’s next superintendent. A discussion will be held at tonight’s special budget meeting.

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