New’s 10 Morning Rush: September 14, 2018

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  • Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a category 1 storm, but the risk to life and property is still extremely high. 
  • Acadian Ambulance sent 18 ambulances with 36 medics to the east coast to assist in the event of an emergency situation.  Acadian is equipped with more than 500 ambulances and 2000 medics in their region so the home front is still secure.  But the men and women who have been deployed are sacrificing a great deal.
  • A local non profit group has 60 members en route to the east coast gearing up to assist with  Hurricane Florence relief. They prepare year-round for catastrophic events.
  • Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope was again indicted on felony charges by a grand jury. Pope faces seven counts of malfeasance in office for allegedly taking funds belonging to the marshal’s office. His upcoming trial on previous charges is set for September 24.
  • Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux has filled the empty position on the Lafayette library board of control.  The library control board will meet on Monday ahead of the controversial Drag Queen Story time event is scheduled for October 6th.

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