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Crime Stoppers star Higgins resigns from St. Landry's Sheriff's Office

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Capt. Clay Higgins announced Monday that he is resigning from the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office. (LSN Newspapers)

Capt. Clay Higgins quit his job at the St. Landry Sheriff's Office in a disagreement with Sheriff Bobby Guidroz over the tone of his Crime Stoppers performances.

Louisiana Up Close: Epps House offers glimpse into Northup’s life as slave

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The Epps House: Solomon Northup’s Gateway to Freedom Museum is located on the campus of LSU-Alexandria. The museum tells the story of Solomon Northup, who was a freed black man that was kidnapped and then sold into slavery. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

ALEXANDRIA – Meredith Melancon couldn’t believe that more people didn’t know about Solomon Northup’s story.

Soileau’s Dinner Club’s recipe for success is fresh ingredients and experienced staff

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Julia “Steppa” Thomas cooks the stuffing for stuffed crabs, while a gumbo simmers beside her, in the kitchen at Soileau’s Dinner Club. Thomas has been cooking up lunch and dinner at the restaurant for nearly 30 years and is one of eight staffers with at least 20 years experience. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

OPELOUSAS – The popularity of Soileau’s Dinner Club has been well known amongst locals and tourists alike for generations, even when the original location itself was engulfed in flames.

Ex-La. Senator Guillory to run for U.S. House District 4 seat

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Elbert Guillory has announced that he is running for the U.S. House of Representatives. (Gazette file photo)

Former Louisiana Sen. Elbert Guillory (R-Opelousas) has announced that he is running for the U.S. House of Representatives.


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