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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Breaking News

  • Gulf states reach $18.7B settlement with BP over oil spill

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP and five Gulf states announced an $18.7 billion settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant's oil spill in 2010.

    The settlement money will be used to resolve the Clean Water Act penalties; resolve natural resources damage claims; settle economic claims; and resolve economic damage claims of local governments, according to an outline filed in federal court. 

  • New laws effective Wednesday impact drivers, smokers

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana drivers only have to renew their licenses every six years beginning Wednesday, but they'll have to pay more when they buy a car or seek a copy of their driving record.

    Those changes are among the new state laws that took effect July 1, along with a new 50-cent-per-pack tax hike on cigarette smokers and scaled-back tax breaks for businesses.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: June 29 - July 1

    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.

  • Subcontractor employee steals truck from Galliano work site

    A man has been arrested for stealing a truck from an oilfield contractor's Galliano site. Damon Johnson, 38, originally of Warwick, Rhode Island, admitted to taking the truck from a work site last month.

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office Detectives opened an investigation on June 24 after an employee of an oilfield contracting business reported a welding truck had been stolen from their Galliano site. 

  • Golden Meadow bridge closed indefinitely

    The Golden Meadow Bridge (LA 308) crossing Bayou Lafourche in Golden Meadow, will be closed to vehicular traffic until further notice due to a mechanical failure in one of the three gearboxes used in lifting and lowering the movable span.

    The bridge will remain in the “open to marine” position until the repairs are completed.

  • Louisiana's littering fines to rise, under newly-signed bill

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's littering fines are doubling. Gov.

  • Britney Spears tickets used to attract donors for Edwards

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Donate baby one more time? One of Louisiana's candidates for governor is trying to draw campaign donors with a Britney Spears ticket giveaway and backing from the superstar's mom.

  • Plan would let significantly disabled students get diplomas

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Education has unveiled a plan that would allow students with significant disabilities a pathway to a high school diploma. The New Orleans Advocate reports the proposal for the plan revealed Tuesday is in the form of a waiver request submitted by the state to federal officials. If approved, it would offer some students ways to earn a diploma rather than leaving high school without a credential or only a "skills certificate." The change would apply to...

  • Reelz comes to the rescue of homeless Miss USA pageant

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, has been rescued by the Reelz channel. In a statement Thursday, Reelz CEO Stan E. Hubbard said the cable and satellite channel acquired the rights because of a belief that the pageant and the women who compete in it "are an integral part of American tradition." "As one of only a few independent networks, we decided to exercise our own voice and...

  • Man exonerated last year after 30 years on death row dies

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A 65-year-old Shreveport man on death row for three decades before being exonerated last year has died. An attorney for Glenn Ford told multiple media outlets that Ford died Monday.

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