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Acadiana News Briefs - Thursday November 21, 2019

Nov 21, 2019 08:44AM ● By News Desk
Here's what's trending in and around Acadiana on Thursday morning, November 21, 2019.

> Statewide:
 - All Louisiana Offices of Motor Vehicle (OMV) remain closed on Thursday following a cyberattack on the Louisiana government websites and email systems on Monday. Though some services are back up and running, full restoration might take several days. Read the original story here.

 - According to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Louisiana tops the chart with the highest level of reported Influenza (Flu) cases in the continental U.S. -- Lafayette Parish - Carencro Heights Elementary School was closed on November 8, 2019, due to a large number of confirmed influenza virus cases. Read the full story here.

> Lafayette Parish:

Jim Dore' to lead Lafayette Mayor-President-Elect Josh Guillorys' transition team.
 - Lafayette Mayor-President-Elect Josh Guillory has announced his initial details on the new administration’s transition into office, including his Transition Chairman, approach and timeline.

Jim Doré will serve as Chairman of Guillory’s transition team, guiding the efforts to identify and place key personnel for the soon-to-be administration before the January 6 inauguration. Read the full story here.

- Jeanette Picard, the wife of Former Lafayette City Marshal Nicky Picard, has died following a battle with cancer. The couple had been married for 70 years. 

 -  Frank's International lays off small number of unnecessary personnel at its Lafayette facility in an attempt to streamline operations. Earlier this month, the company reported a net loss of $23.8 million for the past quarter.

 - Lafayette City-Parish Council approve pay raises for Lafayette Fire Department and Lafayette City Martial officers at Tuesday nights meeting. This follows the council's decision to approve pay raises for the Lafayette Police Department earlier this month.

> Iberia Parish:
 - The City of New Iberia's online system was hacked in a cyber attack during Wednesday's council meeting. The city has pulled its server offline in order to repair the issue. It is expected to be offline for two to three days.