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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019



Breaking News

  • Suspect in shooting of Louisiana officers identified

    MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old man is in custody, accused in the fatal shooting of a Louisiana police officer and wounding of another following a vehicle chase north of New Orleans.Louisiana State Police say Mark Spicer of Covington faces charges including first-degree murder of a police officer, attempted first-degree murder of a police officer and possession of stolen property (firearm). It was unknown if he has an attorney.Troopers say Spicer refused to stop Friday...

  • Nicholls named a top regional university by U.S. News & World Report

    THIBODAUX, La. -- For the third year in a row, Nicholls State University has been named one of the top universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report in their Best Colleges 2020 rankings.Nicholls ranks 38th among public regional universities in the South – the best in the state – and 84th among southern regional universities including private schools – third-best in the state.

  • News in Brief- September 22, 2019

    Chief: Woman found with maggots in wounds; 2 arrested

    CROWLEY, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana say an elderly woman found with maggots in wounds on her legs and ankles is now recovering in an extended-care facility.News outlets report a relative took the unidentified woman to a hospital in Crowley on Saturday and police were called.Officers questioned 57-year-old Raymond Hoffpauir and 27-year-old Dustin Welch who were reportedly the woman's caregivers. Crowley police Chief Jimmy Broussar...

  • Louisiana gets favorable review from national credit agency

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana received good marks Tuesday from a national credit rating agency for the state's improved financial outlook and work to stabilize its budget, boosting one of Gov. John Bel Edwards' main campaign pitches as he seeks a second term.Moody's Investors Service didn't upgrade Louisiana's credit rating but did change the state's credit outlook from "stable" to "positive." The firm described the improved outlook as an ind...

  • Louisiana governor election won't uproot Medicaid expansion

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Democratic governor, John Bel Edwards, moved quickly to expand Medicaid when he took office in 2016, making his state the only one in the Deep South to embrace that signature piece of President Barack Obama's health care law.And in a conservative state that solidly supports President Donald Trump, the $3 billion-plus Medicaid expansion program that is Edwards' hallmark achievement isn't going anywhere, even if the Democratic governor is o...

  • Louisiana’s in a crisis: Time to demand a plan

    Gifford Briggs, President of the Louisiana Oil & Gas AssociationIf ever there was a reason for voters to wake up and get to the polls this October, this is it. Hardworking Louisiana citizens are losing jobs, people are fleeing the state, and economic growth continues to lag behind the rest of the nation.While lower taxes and less regulation have helped unleash the American workforce to create jobs and opportunity across the nation, people across the Pelican State continue to suffer.To be blu...

  • Louisiana hopes to have access to $1.2 billion in flood mitigation money by February

    Louisiana officials hope to have access to $1.2 billion in federal dollars for flood mitigation by February or March.The Community Development Block Grant money, awarded in response to the widespread flooding of 2016, is meant to reduce the impact of future disasters so that Congress won’t be compelled to spend more for recovery, said Pat Forbes, who directs the state Office of Community Development.“Recovery funds may actually be reduced in the future,” Forbes said Wednesday a...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Sept. 16-18

    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 proven guilty.

  • Three Louisiana gubernatorial candidates clash in debate at LSU Thursday

    BATON ROUGE—Three candidates for governor clashed over taxes and Medicaid in their first debate Thursday night but largely agreed on abortion restrictions, gun policies, the dangers of e-cigarettes and the value of the TOPS scholarship program.The debate, which took place at LSU, featured Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and his Republican opponents, businessman Eddie Rispone and U.S. Rep.

  • Imelda leaves 2 dead in Texas, others stranded and trapped

    CHINA, Texas (AP) — Emergency crews continued to pull motorists and others from high water Friday after the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda soaked the Houston area, leaving at least two people dead and prompting hundreds of rescues for people trapped during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey two years ago.Imelda's aftermath is also blamed for major travel headaches as motorists slogged through water-swollen streets, air travelers faced flight delays and c...

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