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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019



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  • Louisiana held its own Iowa Straw Poll for Republicans

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hundreds of people grabbed plates of jambalaya and black-eyed peas, some with a beer. They took seats for the stump speeches.

  • Alabama orders 'chemical castration' of some child molesters

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Some Alabama sex offenders who abuse young children will have to undergo "chemical castration" while on parole, under a new law, but the requirement has prompted legal concerns and appears to be rarely used in some states that allow it.The procedure uses medications that block testosterone production in order to decrease sex drive. The Alabama law says sex offenders whose crimes involved children between ages 7 and 13 must receive the medication before bei...

  • State budget includes $238M in local projects

    Dozens of projects in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes could receive significant money from the state under the current construction spending plan.The yearly plan, which is still awaiting approval from Gov. John Bel Edwards, outlines over $238 million for local projects. That includes $2.9 million from the state general fund, $15.9 million in priority 1 spending, over $12 million in priority 2 money and $206 million in priority 5 spending.Projects labeled as priority 1 will be paid for during t...

  • It’s sinking land AND climate change

    Since 1947, a gauge run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has captured the Gulf of Mexico’s steady rise at Grand Isle.About 70 miles to the east, data collected at Eugene Island between 1939 and 1974 showed a similar trend: the water is rising at a rate of about 3 feet every century. It’s the highest rate of any area along the Gulf.In the 71 years of data collection at Grand Isle, NOAA found that the relative sea level rise has equated to about 9.08 millimeters, ...

  • In other action: Lafourche Parish Council, June 11, 2019

    Here is a rundown of action taken during Tuesday night’s Lafourche Parish Council meeting. All votes were unanimous unless otherwise noted. Council members Michael Gros and Luci Sposito were absent.ACTION: Accepted the minutes of the May 14 meeting.ACTION: Accepted the minutes of the May 28 meeting.ACTION: Established a 15 mph speed limit on East 75th Street in Cut Off and provided for the placement of two “Autistic Child In Area” signs.ACTION: Reduced the speed limit from 15 m...

  • News in Brief- June 16, 2019

    Deputies: Alligator bit off piece of patrol car in Louisiana

    MOORINGSPORT, La. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Louisiana say an alligator took a bite out of one of their patrol cars.WBRZ-TV reports deputies were called Monday to Louisiana Highway 1 in Caddo Parish after someone spotted the gator in the middle of the road.The sheriff's office says deputies were waiting for wildlife removal experts to arrive when the alligator chomped off a piece of the front bumper. Deputies estimate th...

  • Louisiana Medicaid program spending $400M under projections

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Medicaid program will spend about $400 million less than expected in the nearly ended budget year, largely because tens of thousands of people were booted from Medicaid rolls amid bolstered computer checks of eligibility.The latest Medicaid forecast for the budget year that ends June 30 showed the program was expected to spend about $12 billion on the government-financed insurance coverage this year, rather than the $12.4 billion allocated for health...

  • Louisiana Medicaid program spending $400M under projections

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Medicaid program will spend about $400 million less than expected in the nearly ended budget year, largely because tens of thousands of people were booted from Medicaid rolls amid bolstered computer checks of eligibility.The latest Medicaid forecast for the budget year that ends June 30 showed the program was expected to spend about $12 billion on the government-financed insurance coverage this year, rather than the $12.4 billion allocated for health...

  • LDWF preliminary findings show flooding affecting shellfish, finfish

    BATON ROUGE, LA –The recent Louisiana high water events along with the opening of the Bonne Carre’ Spillway are having a noticeable effect on the state’s supply of oysters, shrimp, crab and finfish, according to preliminary assessments from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF).Preliminary results from monitoring of commercial harvest using data available as of June 6 show that for oysters on public water-bottoms, landings have declined by 80 percent from th...

  • Edwards signs Louisiana ride-hailing regulations into law

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's mid-sized and rural communities are hopeful they'll soon see Uber and Lyft drivers on their streets now that lawmakers passed a measure creating statewide rules for the ride-hailing services.Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the bill into law Tuesday at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, in a region that has been seeking access to the transportation networks for years.

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