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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018



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  • WW2 Museum, Arizona State U, create online master's degree

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National World War II Museum in New Orleans and Arizona State University are starting a new online master's degree program in World War II studies, with classes beginning in January.A news release describes it as the nation's only graduate degree in World War II history."The Museum's mission has always been to educate future generations on the American experience in the war that changed the world," said Gemma Birnbaum, director of the museum'...

  • News in Brief, August 15, 2018

    Louisiana commission touting new highway safety laws

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Highway Safety Commission is touting new laws that toughen DWI provisions and create new penalties to stem dangerous driving during floods.The laws, passed during this year's regular legislative session, took effect Aug. 1.Anyone convicted of driving while intoxicated and subjected to a blood, breath or urine test will face a $125 fine for the testing, a $50 increase.Judges also can now extend p...

  • Drugs, money, weapons seized, Cut Off drug dealer arrested

    A suspected Cut Off drug dealer was arrested Friday after narcotics agents found over $5,000 of drugs and weapons at his residence. Russell Mathieu faces several charges including possession and distribution of narcotics.Through investigation, narcotics agents obtained drug distribution warrants on Mathieu. On Friday, August 10, agents executed a search warrant at Mathieu’s East 102nd Street residence in Cut Off.During the search of the residence, agents seized approximately 64 grams of su...

  • More Louisiana students than ever before earn college credits

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- More Louisiana high school students than ever before earned college-credit qualifying scores on Advanced Placement (AP) exams in 2018, according to data released last week by the Louisiana Department of Education.This year 7,330 students earned AP credit, up 11 percent from 6,519 a year ago and 2,747 in 2012. African-American students saw particularly dramatic gains, with 884 African-American students earning qualifying scores, a jump of nearly 13 percent since 2017 and of 23...

  • Homework Louisiana: a free online tutoring, test prep and job search assistance for all Louisiana residents

    BATON ROUGE — Just in time for back to school, the State Library of Louisiana announces expanded hours and exciting new features available now at www.homeworkla.org, an online resource available to all Louisiana residents, which offers live tutoring, test preparation, and job search assistance.Academic tutoring for grades K-12, college and adult education in 60+ subjects, including HiSET and GED, is now available from Sunday-Thursday from 2 p.m. to midnight in both English and Spanish and ...

  • Sheriff’s Office gearing up for upcoming Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will join other local law enforcement agencies in participating in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign which runs August 17 through September 3.The campaign is coordinated and funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.Additional deputies will be assigned to saturated patrol efforts to target impaired drivers and help keep motorists safe. There will also be several checkpoin...

  • Buying Louisiana voting machines expected to cost up to $95M

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The expected cost of replacing Louisiana's voting machines has jumped tens of millions of dollars higher than previously estimated. And the state hasn't identified a way to pay for much of it.The winning bidder for the work, Dominion Voting Systems, projected the replacement of about 10,000 early voting and Election Day machines, with software and equipment, will cost between $90 million and $95 million, according to the secretary of state's office.Prior...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Aug. 8-12

    The following information is based on reports from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Those individuals have been booked with, not convicted of those offenses shown. All accused should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.AUGUST 8, 2018Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s OfficeChristopher Seely, 35, Houma.

  • Analysis: Voting machine allegations could impact campaign

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With the contract lucrative and available only once every decade or two, vendors were expected to aggressively fight for Louisiana's contract to replace thousands of voting machines.But the latest search for a company to provide Louisiana's voting equipment attracted more than just intense competition, also drawing allegations the secretary of state's office mishandled parts of the bid process and attempted to manipulate the outcome for the winning bidde...

  • Louisiana voting vendor chosen amid bid-rigging complaint

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's pick to replace thousands of decade-old voting machines is the company that was the subject of bid-rigging complaints involving the secretary of state's office.The state's procurement office sent letters Thursday announcing Colorado-based Dominion Voting Systems is the winning bidder based on "price and other evaluation factors." Negotiations are set to begin for a contract now estimated to be worth up to $95 million.Louisiana slowe...

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