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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Breaking News

  • DHH: 1 new death among 11 new West Nile infections

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State health officials report 11 new cases of West Nile virus, including one new death in Louisiana that brings the total number so far to five.The Department of Health and Hospitals said Friday the new infections increase this year's total to 103.

  • Human case of West Nile Virus discovered in Lafourche Parish

    Lafourche Parish Government, through the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, would like to alert residents that a human case of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Lafourche Parish. A north Larose resident living near LA Highway 308 was found deceased last week, and state officials have confirmed West Nile Virus antibodies were discovered in his system. 

  • CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's time for fluvaccine again and while it's important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab. 

  • Lockport painter to create 2014 French Food Festival artwork

    LAROSE – Lockport native Hank Holland has been chosen to paint the 2014 poster for the 41st annual French Food Festival, a Top 20 Festival and the crown jewel event for the Larose Civic Center. Holland’s painting will be unveiled at the 41st Annual French Food Festival to be held the weekend of October 24 to October 26 at the Larose Civic Center. 

  • Report: Louisiana has largest gender pay gap in US

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana has the nation's largest gender pay gap, with women paid about two thirds of what men are paid, according to new census data. Figures from 2013 also show that Mississippi's gap was 77 percent, about average nationally, but average pay for both men and women in Mississippi was the nation's lowest: $39,956 and $30,667 respectively. "There's still a $10,000 or thereabouts difference," said former state Sen.

  • Daughter, boyfriend accused in bludgeoning death

    GRETNA, La. (AP) — The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a 34-year-old woman from Terrytown, Louisiana, and her 26-year-old boyfriend have been arrested in Virginia and are accused of killing the woman's mother in Louisiana. Col.

  • Family Dollar opposes Dollar General overture

    MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) — Family Dollar has told shareholders to reject an unsolicited, $9.1 billion takeover bid from its rival, Dollar General. Family Dollar is currently trying to arrange a sale to another bargain chain, Dollar Tree Inc.

  • Highway Safety Checkpoint and DWI Checkpoint set

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office will conduct a Highway Safety Checkpoint and a DWI Checkpoint in the coming days. The Highway Safety Checkpoint will take place on Thursday, September 18, and the DWI checkpoint will begin on Saturday night, September 20 continuing into the early morning hours of Sunday, September 21. During the Highway Safety Checkpoint on Thursday, deputies will be checking motorists for seat belt and safety seat violations, expired inspection tags, and other violations.

  • Felony environmental charges added for Lafourche Parish man accused of theft and criminal damage to property

    Investigators within the Criminal Investigation Division of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality booked a Lafourche Parish man on September 11 for the illegal discharge of diesel fuel into state waterways. Garrett Gilliam, 41, of Cut Off, was originally arrested by Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s deputies on August 26, 2014, for stealing diesel from the 1 of 12 pump station located off of Highway 652 in Raceland sometime between the night of August 23, and the morning of August 24. After...

  • Design work on elevated highway continues

    Final design work on the first segment of elevated highway to eventually connect with the Louisiana Highway 1 (LA 1) overpass in Leeville is on schedule and expected to be complete in late spring of next year according to Henri Boulet, director of the LA1 Coalition. Once the design work is completed and approved, Boulet estimates that a construction commencement date from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will be approximately August or September of 2015. The segment, wh...

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