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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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  • Louisiana attorney general warns of tobacco settlement scam

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's attorney general is warning residents not to believe online ads that say people can receive money from a settlement reached between states and tobacco companies.

    Attorney General Jeff Landry says his office has received questions about online promotions suggesting individuals can access thousands per month by signing up to receive cash payments. 

  • Driver charged in smuggling-related deaths of 10 immigrants

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The driver of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants outside a Walmart in San Antonio was charged Monday in the deaths of 10 of his passengers and could face the death penalty.James Matthew Bradley Jr., 60, of Clearwater, Florida, awaited an appearance in federal court later in the day to face charges of illegally transporting immigrants for financial gain, resulting in death.Authorities discovered eight bodies inside the crowded 18-wheeler parked in the...

  • World's plastic waste could bury Manhattan 2 miles deep

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Industry has made more than 9.1 billion tons of plastic since 1950 and there's enough left over to bury Manhattan under more than two miles of trash, according to a new cradle-to-grave global study.Plastics don't break down like other man-made materials, so three-quarters of the stuff ends up as waste in landfills, littered on land and floating in oceans, lakes and rivers, according to the research reported in Wednesday's Journal Science Advances.&...

  • Researchers: Use mud instead of sand to build land

    Land building can be maximized by gearing diversions toward sections of vegetated delta plain instead of near open coast, researchers have found.In their new publication “Efficient retention of mud drives land building on the Mississippi Delta plain,” researchers from The Water Institute of the Gulf, Tulane University and Coastal Carolina University analyzed a centuries-old crevasse along Bayou Lafourche.They found that mud – which is prevalent in the Mississippi River – ...

  • Louisiana may again need to borrow money to pay its bills

     BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana may need to again take out a short-term loan for as much as a half-billion dollars to keep cash flowing to agencies and bills on track for payment.The State Bond Commission, which oversees state borrowing, agreed without objection Thursday to move forward with the process for borrowing up to $500 million this budget year. But officials stressed they hope they can avoid the bank loan."I would couch this as a 'just in case' resolution,&quo...

  • U.S. 90: Louisiana’s most dangerous highway?

    A study has named U.S. Highway 90 through south Louisiana as the most dangerous highway in the state and the 13th most dangerous in the nation.The study, released by Geotab, a transportation and business fleet consulting firm, used data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration to find the most dangerous highway and give it a “Fatal Crash Rate.”The rate was determined by looking at the annual number of fatal crashes on each highway...

  • John McCain, Obamacare and call 911 to be murdered

      A Minnesota police office murdered Justin Damond this past week. According to reports she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault nearby her apartment where she lived. According to reports two police officers arrived after she called for help a second time.One of the police officers riding in the passenger side of the police car was reported to have been spooked and shot past the driving police officer and killed the woman approaching the car in her pajamas.We don't know t...

  • Arrest Reports, July 6-18

    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. JULY 6, 2017Grand Isle Police DeptBrian Breaux, 40, Grand Isle.

  • Tip leads to arrest of man wanted for sexual battery of a child

    An anonymous tip led to the arrest by the Lafourche Parish Sheriffs Office of a Golden Meadow man wanted for sexual battery of a child under the age of 13.

    Rusty Lebouef (age 36) was arrested on Friday, July 14. In June, juvenile detectives opened an investigation after speaking with the victim. 

  • Louisiana lawmakers cancel veto session in overwhelming vote

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers won't be holding a veto session this month to consider overriding Gov. John Bel Edwards' rejections of eight bills from their regular legislative session.

    Both the House and Senate overwhelmingly voted to cancel the veto session, according to tallies released Friday.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017