Good morning Acadiana! Here’s the Morning Rush headlines for 4/24/19!

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  • Lafayette police are investigating a Monday night shooting they believe could be connected to a deadly shooting in Grand Coteau. Police are searching for Brandon Savoy and Shantianna Pierre.
  • The Lafayette city-parish council approved 2 ordinances which could give both city police officers and employees at LCG, a 2% pay raise in the future, if revenues in the city are up by 2% based on budget audits.
  • A proposal to legalize sports betting at Louisiana’s casinos and Racetracks is advancing in the Senate. The measure was sent to the full senate with a 3-1 vote Tuesday.
  • A bill to bring back three separate sales tax holidays on back to school supplies, guns, and hurricane provisions cleared the full house at the state capitol Monday.
  • Richard’s Cajun Foods, incorporated is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony today in celebration of their newly expanded facility in Church Point.
  • The Cajundome announced changes to the Cajun Heartland State Fair. There will be no longer be a parking fee; however, there will be a $3 admission fee for patrons over two years old.
  • A local band with international flair, Latino Pulse, performs for the first time Sunday at Festival International. Latino Pulse band members are from Cuba, Columbia, Mexico, France, & Louisiana and that’s just to name a few.
  • To ensure everyone has a safe Festival International experience, the Lafayette police department has a few reminders and safety tips. All normal parking regulations apply during this week, be aware of some road closures within the area. No flash mobs. The public parking lot has relocated to Cajun Field where the facility will be charging a parking fee.

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