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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Breaking News

  • Council passes dog ordinance

    The Lafourche Parish Council has finally passed a more stringent dog ordinance, but how much “teeth” the law actually has remains to be seen.By a 7-2 vote, parish law will require dog owners whose animals have been deemed “dangerous” to be properly registered and insured.

  • State asks shrimpers to report tiger prawn catches

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State wildlife and fisheries officials are asking shrimp harvesters to report catches of Asian tiger prawns.The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says there is little known about the effects of tiger prawns on indigenous Louisiana shrimp. 

  • Survey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health. Seventy-one percent of Americans say they think the recession exerted a permanent drag on the economy, according to a survey being released Thursday by Rutgers University. By contrast, in November 2009, five months after the recession officially ended, the Rutgers researchers found that on...

  • DCFS collects more than $2 million in arrears through casino intercept program

    BATON ROUGE - More than $2 million in Louisiana gambling winnings have gone directly to the children of non-custodial parents who are behind on child support. As of June 2014, the Department of Children and Family Services' (DCFS) child support casino intercept program has collected $2,052,985 from 1,526 non-custodial parents who owed back child support. 

  • State troopers to remain in New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana State Police will continue to patrol the streets of New Orleans State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson will hold a news conference Thursday afternoon where he is to announce troopers will remain in New Orleans after Labor Day. That's according to a news release from state police. He originally said the officers would leave the city on Sept.

  • Pastor arrested in shooting of suspected thief

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A pastor who once was a New Orleans police officer has been arrested for allegedly shooting a man suspected of stealing copper. Police said 62-year-old William Littleton was arrested Thursday. He was booked with one count of aggravated battery in connection with the shooting of 50-year-old Rodney Mitchell.

  • Women's heart attack symptoms can differ from men's

    Symptoms of a heart attack can include radiating pain down the arm and tightness in the chest. While these may be universally recognized symptoms of heart attacks for men, new studies have shown such symptoms are not necessarily what women can expect if they're having a heart attack.

  • Uzi killing in Arizona displays tragic side of gun tourism as it grows in popularity

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism. With gun laws keeping high-powered weapons out of reach for most people — especially those outside the U.S. — indoor shooting ranges with high-powered weapons have become a popular attraction.

  • Jolie, Pitt wed privately at chateau in France

    NEW YORK (AP) — Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married last Saturday in the French hamlet of Correns, a spokesman for the couple says. Jolie and Pitt wed in a small chapel in a private ceremony attended by family and friends at Provence's Chateau Miraval. They were engaged in early 2012 after some seven years together.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Aug. 21 - 27

    The following information is based on reports from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Those individuals have been booked with, not convicted of, the offenses shown. All accused should be presumed innocent until proved guilty.AUGUST 21, 2014Louisiana State PoliceAline Aucoin, 50, 517 Locust St., Thibodaux.

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