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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018



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  • Family, friends recall shooting victims' optimism, humor

    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Hardworking. Funny. Loving.Grieving family and friends recalled the endearing qualities of some of the victims of Friday's mass shooting at a Texas high school, as authorities on Saturday released the names of the 10 killed.Eight of the 10 were students: Kimberly Vaughan, Shana Fisher, Angelique Ramirez, Christian Riley Garcia, Jared Black, Sabika Sheikh, Christopher Jake Stone and Aaron Kyle McLeod.

  • WW2 museum's Bob Hope exhibit opens Friday

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National World War II Museum is about to open a new exhibit about comedian Bob Hope and his performances for American troops serving around the world.The exhibit includes wartime correspondence between Hope and service members, and World War II-era relics engraved to Hope. It also includes never-published or displayed photos taken by a military photographer, wartime films from his travels, Hollywood Victory Caravan photos and scrapbooks, an interactive display and an...

  • A look at what passed, failed in Louisiana's regular session

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers filed more than 1,400 bills for consideration in the legislative session expected to end Friday, with the heaviest debate focused on state finances. But other measures dealing with gun laws, criminal sentencing changes, public education, sexual harassment, hazing, abortion and pay issues also drew debate time over 10 weeks.Some of what passed and failed:BUDGET: A $28.5 billion state operating budget that contains steep cuts across government agencies was s...

  • Gunman opens fire in Texas high school, killing 10 people

    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old carrying a shotgun and a revolver opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun control.The suspected shooter, who was in custody on murder charges, also had explosive devices, including a Molotov cocktail, that were found in the school and nearby, said Gov. Greg Abbott,...

  • Former Lafourche resident facing local charges sentenced to 40 years in prison in Nebraska

    A former Lafourche Parish resident facing charges of aggravated incest and sexual battery has been sentenced to at least 40 years in prison in Nebraska. William Patrick Gilliam, 45, of Duenweg, Missouri, was charged and sentenced in connection to an investigation by Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives.As previously released, juvenile detectives began an investigation in May 2017 after receiving a complaint about a family member having been sexually abused by Gilliam over the cours...

  • News in Brief- May 20, 2018

    LSU Tram now proposed to be 10-mile express bus routeBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The plans for a 3-mile tram between Louisiana State University and downtown Baton Rouge have morphed into a 10-mile express bus route.The Advocate reports the new plan was announced Tuesday by the Capital Area Transit System chairman, Jim Brandt. Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome said in February that a streetcar wouldn't be built along Nicholson Drive.

  • Independence man killed in three-vehicle crash

    Shortly before 5:30 Thursday morning, Troopers with Troop C were dispatched to a three-vehicle fatality crash on LA 308 south of US 90 in Raceland. The crash took the life of 28-year old Jeremy McCarroll.The preliminary investigation revealed McCarroll was traveling south on LA 308 in a 1998 Toyota pick-up truck. For unknown reasons, he crossed the center line and sideswiped a 2016 Chevrolet Sonic that was traveling north on LA 308, driven by 76-year old Penny Haynes of Kenner.McCarroll then str...

  • Louisiana lawmakers send Edwards a budget he doesn't want

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A divided Louisiana House sent the governor a $28.5 billion operating budget Thursday that contains steep cuts to education, public safety and social services programs and establishes the gaps lawmakers will debate filling in a special session on taxes starting next week.Gov. John Bel Edwards didn't want the spending plan for the financial year that begins July 1 to reach his desk.

  • Larose teen pleads guilty to manslaughter

    A Larose teenager accused of shooting another youth in what was described as a game of Russian roulette pled guilty as charged to manslaughter Wednesday afternoon.Dejon Caine was charged with the killing of Christopher Morris, 17, on October 22, 2016.Caine was one of a group of teenagers, which also included the victim, who were playing with a rusty .38 revolver when the killing occurred.Caine, who was also 17 at the time of the shooting, gave a statement to law enforcement and admitted to the k...

  • Argument leads to fistfight between Chabert and fellow lawmaker

    BATON ROUGE -- State Rep. Stuart Bishop, R-Lafayette, issued an apology to his fellow lawmakers Wednesday morning for engaging in a fist fight with another state legislator after a report from The News Star surfaced about the incident.Bishop said that he and State Sen. Norby Chabert, R-Houma, “had a disagreement and it got physical.”The fight reportedly took place in a downtown Baton Rouge bar Tuesday night because the two had a dispute over legislation.Bishop took to the House floor...

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