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Sunday, November 30, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Breaking News

  • Tweaks to health program will cost state, schools

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — By striking a deal to lessen the blow of health insurance changes on state workers, school employees and retirees, Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration lowered the volume of criticism but gave itself and local school boards a new budget headache.

    The administration's latest plan, scheduled to take effect March 1, reduced increases in out-of-pocket costs and deductibles for active employees and did away with those price hikes altogether for retirees.

  • Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama's health care law. But it will take time for families to figure out the best bang for their budgets — even as a bigger political battle brews over the program's future. For many people, government subsidies will cushion the hit.

  • WWII Museum opening new pavilion in New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A bombed-out bunker with a digital battle mapping table and animated fighter planes soaring overhead gives an immersive look at strategic air raids over Europe during World War II.

    The simulated experience takes place inside a new 32,000-square-foot pavilion opening to the public on Dec. 13 at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

  • Nicholls to hold Commencement Dec. 13

    THIBODAUX — Nicholls State University will award more than 680 degrees during its fall commencement Saturday, Dec. 13, in Stopher Gymnasium.Ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. for College of Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing and Allied Health, and College of Business Administration graduates and at 2 p.m.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Nov. 24, 25

    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.

  • Oil price plunge a panacea for crude-reliant Asia but negatives loom for some countries

    A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. It is also a panacea as pump prices fall, giving individuals more disposable income and lowering costs for many businesses. Partly because of the shale oil boom in the U.S., the world is awash in oil but demand from major economies is weak so prices are falling.

  • What's going on at various stores on the traditional start to the holiday shopping season

    NEW YORK (AP) — Before some people opened their eyes, Black Friday was already well underway.The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season has become a two-day affair, with more stores opening before people put down their turkey legs on Thanksgiving.

    There's good reason for the creep; businesses know shoppers will only spend so much, and they want the first crack at grabbing those holiday dollars.

  • International WorkBoat Show coming to New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Capt. Richard Phillips, whose ship was hijacked in 2009 by Somali pirates, will give the keynote speech as the 35th International WorkBoat Show opens at the New Orleans convention center next week. It was the first hijacking of a U.S.

  • Popular History Channel Show Expresses Interest in Visiting Lafourche Parish

    Lafourche Parish will have an opportunity to showcase some of its more interesting residents and their collectibles, according to representatives with the hit History Channel TV show, American Pickers.

    The show, which is entering its seventh-season, drew TV audiences of between six to seven million people last year.

  • Lafourche Parish Government announces holiday closures

    Lafourche Parish Government announces the closure of all parish offices Thursday, November 27 through Friday, November 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving holidays. Lafourche Parish Government wants to wish all employees and residents of the parish a bountiful and healthy Thanksgiving with family and friends.

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