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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014



Breaking News

  • Police: 2 dead including Washington school shooter

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Police in Washington state say one person was killed in a high school shooting in addition to the lone student gunman. Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux said Friday that police are continuing to search Marysville Pilchuck High School.

  • Planning and design continues with LA 1 project

    Although not visible to the eyes, work does continue on completion of the elevated Louisiana Highway 1 roadway from Golden Meadow south to Leeville.Known as “Segment C”, the next portion to be constructed will run approximately 3,400 feet from near the Apache Dock off Louisiana Highway 3235 in Golden Meadow to just over the ring levee below Golden Meadow.

    According to Henri Boulet, director of the LA1 Coalition, construction bids are scheduled to be let in August or September of 2015 with constru...

  • In Louisiana, both sides claim defense of Medicare

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An old political standby — the future of Medicare — is emerging as the go-to issue in Louisiana's bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong influence in midterm elections. The challenge for voters is to figure out which side, if either, is telling the whole truth about who would cut and who would protect the popular insurance program.

  • Early voting continues through Tuesday

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Early voting began last Tuesday around Louisiana, for people to cast their ballots in advance of the Nov. 4 election.

  • Lockport Pedestrian Arrested With Crack Cocaine

    Lockport Chief of Police Warren Vedros reported the arrest of a Lockport man who was found in possession of crack cocaine. Officers arrested Chris Lasserre, 39, of 508 Barrilleaux Street in Lockport on Sunday, October 19. At around 7:30 p.m. officers traveling on Barrilleaux Street spotted Lasserre walking along the roadside and made contact with him.

  • Construction to begin to preserve popular fishing spot

    Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana, Apache Corporation, Fieldwood Energy and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will begin construction this week on an artificial reef system at the site of the recently removed structures in Ship Shoal 26, known by many Louisiana anglers as “the Pickets.”

  • DEQ sends reminder about open burning regulations

    Burning waste causes air pollution and the open burning of certain materials is prohibited in Louisiana. There are also local ordinances pertaining to what can and can’t be burned. If you have a trash pile and burn household waste, construction debris or anything other than vegetative matter, you are violating the law.

  • Audit questions $13 million in Tulane Katrina aid

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security says federal emergency officials should recover nearly $13 million in Hurricane Katrina recovery aid awarded to Tulane University. The report also says Louisiana officials should review more than $290 million in recovery aid given to Tulane after the 2005 storm.

  • Jindal: report any state travel to Ebola countries

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered every part of state government under his control to start reporting any travel to countries where people might catch the Ebola virus. He also ordered restrictions or advisories on such travelers' use of commercial transportation and going to gathering places including restaurants, groceries and theaters for 21 days after their return.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Oct. 17 - 21

    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.

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