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Trending News In Acadiana

May 08, 2019 01:27PM ● By Staff Writer
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Today's headlines and what's trending in Acadiana: May 8th, 2019 - 1 PM Report

> LCG Sandbag Locations Open In Lafayette Parish:  With heavy rainfall and potential flooding possible through the weekend, Lafayette Consolidated Government’s (LCG) Department of Public Works wishes to remind Lafayette Parish residents that local sandbag stations are open. Residents in areas at risk of flooding are encouraged to take precautions in advance of threatening weather to protect themselves and their properties.

Residents wishing to sandbag their property may access sandbags at one of two locations:

- LCG Compost Facility, located at 400 Dugas Rd., off North University Ave. 

- South District sandbag site, located at 1017 Fortune Rd. in Youngsville.

The sites are "self-bagging," meaning the bags and sand are provided to Lafayette Parish residents free of charge, but residents will need to supply their own manpower and shovel. Residents are asked to limit their sandbags to four bags per exterior door, with a maximum of 20 sandbags per household. As a reminder, residents should keep and store sandbags for future rain events and not dispose of sandbags after one use.

> AG Landry Announces Recently Recalled Children's Products: Attorney General Jeff Landry is warning Louisiana parents and guardians to take note of several child products that have been recently recalled:
- Children’s Power Wheels Barbie Campers by Fisher-Price
- Cat & Jack Toddler Boots by Target
- Holiday Milk Bottles by Crate and Barrel
- WIC Nutrition Plates by Brush Art
- Baby Rattle Socks by Midwest-CBK
- Rechargeable Power Banks by Daniel M. Friedman & Associates
- Children’s Globes by Bulk Unlimited
For more information on the recalled products (including pictures and descriptions) and remedies for their consumers, view the attached pdf file. 

> (Updated 3 PM) LFT Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting: The 
Lafayette Police Department is investigating an early morning shooting that happened in St. Anthony Park on Edison Street. > Update > Officers located one victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, 54-year-old Michael Thomas (B/M) of Lafayette was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injury. Two juvenile suspects have been arrested. Click here for the full story.

Natural Grocers Purchases Parc Lafayette's La Marquise Building - $4,000,000: Natural Grocers has purchased the 16,000 sq. ft. La Marquise building in Parc Lafayette located at 1921 Kaliste Saloom Road. Sources have confirmed the $4,000,000 sale took place late last week. Barring any unforeseen delays, the Colorado-based, publically traded specialty retailer plans to open its new Lafayette location in the Fall of 2019. Click to learn more about Natural Grocers.

Opportunity Machine To Locate In Downtown Lafayette:  Officials from the Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA) and Opportunity Machine (OM) announced their plans for 314 Jefferson Street building in Downtown Lafayette. The historic Knight’s/Lee’s Furniture Store is to be renamed the Opportunity Machine, where OM operations will be relocated and expanded. Click here for the whole story.