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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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  • Food Network’s popular show Restaurant: Impossible coming to Larose

    Food Network’s popular TV show and reality series, Restaurant: Impossible, is coming to The Balcony in Larose and are seeking enthusiastic individuals that would love to work with show Chef Robert Irvine and his talented renovation team as design and construction volunteers on the show.And once the renovations are done, volunteers will be needed to dine in and be one of the first patrons to see the newly renovated space.Those who have seen Restaurant: Impossible and are familiar with it kn...

  • 'Grim' oyster season brings new tactics for oyster bars

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — People queued up as usual outside Acme Oyster House in the French Quarter one recent day, while inside the aroma of oysters bubbling on the grill filled the dining room and servers whisked past with trays of po-boys.But at the marble-topped oyster bar, something was starkly amiss: No one was slurping raw oysters.Facing a dramatic plunge in the supply of Louisiana oysters, Acme has temporarily stopped serving raw oysters at all seven of its regional restaurants."If w...

  • Law enforcement participate in No Shave November

    Several area law enforcement agencies are working together to participate in No Shave November, a national effort to raise awareness and funding for the fight against cancer in the month of November.Deputies and officers who donate $25 will be allowed to grow a beard during the month of November. Typically, per policy, many agencies prohibit facial hair other than a mustache. These policies will be suspended for the month of November for those who donate money at each agency.The Ascension Parish...

  • News in Brief- November 6, 2019

    Louisiana holding free flu shot events around the state

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's health department is holding one-day flu vaccination clinics around the state where people can get free flu shots.The free flu shot events began in October and are continuing this month. Events are open to the public, without appointments needed.

  • Louisiana higher education leaders requesting more than $300 million in new state funding

     The Louisiana board that oversees higher education is requesting a $155.6 million funding increase in next year’s state budget.The Board of Regents says the additional money, which would boost state taxpayer funding for colleges and universities to about $1.2 billion, will help to meet its goal of doubling the number of credentials awarded in the state by 2030.Regents also is asking for $150 million of the $534.8 million surplus left over from last fiscal year to pay for deferred mai...

  • Junked boats to be removed from Bayou Lafourche

    The removal of 12 abandoned boats from Bayou Lafourche is expected to start this month to improve the water quality and provide a safer waterway for recreation.The Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District hired a contractor -- the Belle Chasse-based Couvillion Group -- on Oct. 21 to remove the boats from a stretch of the bayou between the La. 182 bridge in Raceland and the Intracoastal Canal in Larose.The $250,000 project is being paid for by the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District and Lafourche Pa...

  • Get your flu shot … Four tips for flu season

    You know the signs. The thunderous cough. The pounding headache.

  • Audit: Dead people have been collecting billions from Social Security as it goes bankrupt

    Every year, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) audits the Social Security Administration (SSA) and publishes its findings.Fiscal audits dating to 1997 are available online. They reveal decades of waste and fraud within the system. Every year, audits target different samplings of states and groups, including the number of recipients both dead and alive, who are seniors, felons or the disabled, collecting benefits.This month’s report found that the SSA issued $11.6 million in payments...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Oct. 29- Nov. 2

    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 proven guilty.

  • Americans can't afford insurance -- and Obamacare is to blame

    The number of uninsured Americans rose in 2018 for the first time since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, according to the Census Bureau.Obamacare's defenders were quick to blame the change on meddling by the Trump administration. But the real culprit is the law's faulty design.Since the first exchange plans went into effect in 2014, Obamacare has delivered higher premiums and deductibles for Americans who don't get coverage from their employers. As a result, millions have fled...

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