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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015

Breaking News

  • Local youth, volunteers plant nearly 6,000 sqft. of new wetland

    When you get kids involved in a worthwhile project, one designed for a common good, factors like politics, cost, timing, or who gets the credit tend to be forgotten.

    Those factors are more “adult” in nature and don’t figure into a kid’s view.But when you invite several classes of students from local schools to help “rebuild the marsh”, they simply wrap their minds around the idea and get down to doing it.

  • Common Core opponents fall short on La. House test vote

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — If Common Core opponents want to get the education standards stripped from Louisiana's public schools, it looks as if they have more work to do to get lawmakers on their side. Rep.

  • Deputy improving after shooting; benefit set for Thursday

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A south Louisiana sheriff's deputy wounded by gunfire last week is showing signs of improvement.St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne (shahm-PAHN') says Cpl. Burt Hazeltine (HAY'-zell-teen) was able to walk a bit over the weekend.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: April 16 - 19

    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.

  • Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products

    BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.

    The company "cannot say with certainty" how the bacteria was introduced to its facilities, Blue Bell's chief executive Paul Kruse said in a statement.

  • Legislative leaders propose standstill budget for themselves

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Despite the state's $1.6 billion shortfall, the Louisiana Legislature's spending isn't on the chopping block. A panel of legislative leaders Monday recommended a $98.4 million budget to finance the House, Senate and other legislative agencies in the upcoming fiscal year.

  • US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 34 to 954

    (AP) – Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 34 this week to 954 amid depressed oil prices.Houston-based Baker Hughes said Friday 734 rigs were seeking oil and 217 explored for natural gas.

  • $56M in budget gaps estimated for this year, senators told

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As if lawmakers didn't have enough budget worries with next year's $1.6 billion shortfall, state senators learned this year's budget is short an estimated $56 million.

    Sherry Phillips-Hymel, the Senate's chief budget analyst, gave the Senate Finance Committee a list last Wednesday of outstanding financial gaps for the fiscal year that ends June 30.

  • $5 billion in BP oil spill settlement payments so far

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man who oversees settlement payments to people and businesses claiming economic losses as a result of BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill says more than $5 billion has been paid out. Patrick Juneau announced the milestone in a news release last week, just before the disaster's fifth anniversary. The money is being disbursed under a 2012 settlement.

  • Nissan expands air bag recall after Louisiana injury

    DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is adding 45,000 small cars to a previous recall after a Louisiana woman was injured by flying shrapnel from an exploding air bag. The woman's lawyer says that Sabra Wilson's 2006 Nissan Sentra was not part of any recall, yet she suffered burns, cuts and hearing problems when the passenger air bag made by Takata Corp. spewed metal shrapnel after a minor crash in March near New Orleans.

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