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ááádanielleáá}good afternoon.

I'm danielle grossman ...thanks for choosing news 15 at ..focused on family and the community.

ááádanielleáá}it's the crack epidemic of the 21st century ... but ten times as deadly.synthetic opioid painkillers ... taking tens of thousands of american lives each year.but louisiana is at the forefront of combating the epidemic.worstell joining us now with more.

85 percent..thats the increase in opiod related deaths in lousiana since 2014.

This is one of many scary statistics that the state is hoping to latest digital system.

[take pkgoutcue:we are duration:1:22{ááápkgáá} this places louisana among some of the leading states and our ability to track this epidemic.all ages, all genders and all across the state.

According to dr. joseph kanter, the opiode epidemic does not discriminate here in louisana.in many parishes, more opioide perscriptions are written every year per individuals in that parish.

With a new opioid data and surveillance system, the louisana department of health administrator and health director says, they want to tackle this epidemic head on.

You can't improve what you cant measure and you can't improve what you can't see.

This new tool allows regular folks áand public-health professionals to do both.they can look at emergency department visits, they can look at overdose deaths, they can look at the number of perscriptions written.the tool allows you to search for information, both past and present, about any area in the state.it's going to help me council people, and give a real concrete picture of what i mean on the risks of opiods.

Anyone can use or access this digital system.we want our response to the opiode crisis to be data driven and this portal is how we are going to do that.

To access the website or for more information..visit our website at kadn.comlive from the studio, alex worstell, news15, focused on family in 3 ááádanielleáá}carencro police are investigating a murder.[take vo{ááávoáá} police chief david anderson telling news15 ... officers were dispatched to breaux road near francois drive just before nine o'clock sunday night where they found a man's body in a roadside ditch.

Anderson released no other information on the case.you're asked to call carencro police at 896-6132 if you have case..

ááádanielleáá}the third circuit court of appeal has upheld a vermilion parish judge's ruling awarding more than 970-thousand dollars to a man who stepped on a city of abbeville-owned storm grate, which broke and caused a severe cut to the man's leg.

The appeals court agreeing that riley leblanc's damages for past and future medical expenses as well as past and future loss of wages were 3 [take :scot wx {áááscot wx áá}scot ad libs weather nothing beats a monday with cool temperatures after a hard fought saints victory!

5 straight wins!!we have an active weather week on tap for acadiana, with rain chances nearly each and every day.

Tonight: stationary frontal boundary south of our coastline in conjuction with a developing non-tropical low in the western gulf will betray us.

These features will retreat slowly northward, which will in turn ignite a shield of spotty light-moderate showers.

Can't rule out a few heavier cells in iberia, vermilion, and st mary parishes.extra clouds &amp; spotty showers continue tomorrow with high temps in the middle 60s, few spots near 70.

Lower rain chances overall by late tomorrow.wednesday afternoon-thursday: second system heads our way.

We will have to watch this system for a localized flash flood risk &amp; minor severe threat as we will have more instability than the first system.

Rain totals 1-3 inches.

Cooler air behind this system for thursday night- saturday.

Re-enforcing cold shot on saturday!

ááádanielleáá} tomorrow is the start of early voting---[take vo]{ááávoáá} voters can cast their votes through tuesday--- october 30th from 8:30 a.m.

To 6 p.m.

Daily, excluding sunday, october 28th.

Citizens who want to vote early may do so in person at the parish registrar of voters office or at other designated locations voters should utilize louisiana's smartphone app, geauxvote mobile, to find out where to early vote as well as what's on but here's what you can expect--- [take sotoutcue:marked for early-voter parking{ááásot fulláá}&lt;parking will be an issue, major robideaux has taken charge and allowed voters to park on lafyaette street and west convent street---theyw ould all be marked for early voting pakring> [take :wipe vo{áááwipe voáá} ááádanielleáá}a pop-up shop at ul's moody hall assisted students in dressing for success this morning.the ul career closet-pop up shop kicked off the university's moody business week.

Gently worn business attire was donated from the community to ul students.

Moody hall will have a wide array of events and services for students all week [take :wipe vo{áááwipe voáá{ááádanielleáá} lafayette parish school system is talking all things magnet academies this saturday.

In its first ever showcase, lpss plans to highlight all of the programs the magnet academies have to offer through hands-on activities and even a few perfomances.the application proccess will also open up on have until december 31st to apply.

[take sotduration:0:12] ááásot fulláá}&lt;so the applications are available online..if a parent doesn't have acces to a computer.

They're welcome to come by the central office..and the magnet school office will have a computer available for them.> 3 ááádanielleáá}turning to state news ...a calcasieu parish woman is jailed tonight ... accused of failing to report a murder even as she drove around town with the victim's body in the trunk and the suspected murderer and her own two children in car.[take :gfx{ááágfxáá}24-year-old sarah parker of moss bluff is charged with obstruction of justice.a sheriff's spokesman says deputies were tipped off about the body in the trunk and pulled over parker.in the car with her was 22-year-old logan kyle, a soldier stationed at fort polk in central husband of the un- named victim in the trunk.

[take :on cam{áááon camáá} parker's one- and two-year-old kids were taken into state custody.detectives say she was aware kyle had killed his wife and planned to help him dispose of the body.charges have not yet been announced now in army custody.

[take :wipe vo{áááwipe voáá{ááádanielleáá} louisiana lawmakers have billed taxpayers nearly 120- thousand dollars in travel expenses since their legislative sessions ended this summer ... according to an associated press analysis.

The a-p finding that 24 of 105 house members and 17 of 39 senators billed the state ... mainly to attend out-of-state conferences.the single most expensive conference was the national conference of state legislatures in los angeles ... mainly travel distance.

[take :wipevo{áááwipevoáá} ááádanielleáá} investigators believe a mobile home fire in plaquemines parish that claimed the lives of a 9-year-old girl and her 7-year-old brother was electrical.three adults ... the children's mother and grandparents ... tragic mishap.

ááádanielleáá}with fall temperatures making an appearance---some might be taking extra measures to stay warm this fall and winter season...[take vo{ááávoáá} the lafayette fire department is warning people with dips like these in temperatures---it's easy to bust out the heaters--but safety has to be the main concern.

Alton trahan with the lafayette fire department says --when temperatures drop---the number of heating related [take sotoutcue:for the first duration:0:08{ááátake sotáá}&lt;its always heating concerns that we have within the service being this first little spell everybody is breaking out the heaters for the first time > [take :vo cont{ááávo contáá}news15's paulina bucka will take a closer look at this o'clock report.

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