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PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - Louisiana College in Pineville will implement a flat tuition rate for full-time students whether they take 12 or 18 credit hours. The Town Talk reports the flat tuition rate will begin this fall and will cost $8,000 for one semester or $16,000 for a year of college.

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Eunice man has been sentenced to nine months in prison for taking more than $5,000 from two tellers at a Eunice bank. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook said in a news release Wednesday that U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell sentenced 42-year-old Randall Courville on one count of bank theft. He was also sentenced Friday to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $5,290 restitution.

LACOMBE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana couple has been arrested after authorities say various drugs were found at their residence. News outlets report 33-year-old Brent Lewis and 28-year-old Shaunna Bickham were arrested and each charged with several offenses that include possession of cocaine over 28 grams and possession of Oxycodone.

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Lafayette tax preparer has been sentenced to three years in prison for filing a false tax return and not paying more than $350,000 in taxes. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook, in a news release Wednesday, said U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell sentenced 49-year-old Kevin Dalcourt and ordered him Friday to pay $397,989 restitution and a nearly $90,000 fine.

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