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  • News in Brief: April 18, 2018

    Texas gains 3 rigs as US rig count rises to 1,008HOUSTON, TX (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by five this week to 1,008.At this time a year ago there were 847 active rigs.Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported Friday that 815 rigs drilled for oil this week and 192 for gas. One was listed as miscellaneous.Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas added three rigs, Oklahoma gained two while Colorado, Louisiana and Ohio...

  • Mighty Mississippi: Scientists use model in land loss fight

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Scientists working on new ways to battle the erosion that threatens Louisiana's coastline have a dramatic new tool: a massive replica of the lower Mississippi River.The Louisiana State University's Center for River Studies is home to the newly opened Lower Mississippi River Physical Model, a 10,000-square-foot reproduction of nearly 200 miles of the lower Mississippi from the town of Donaldsonville northwest of New Orleans to the Gulf of Mexico.The model wil...

  • Study: Louisiana Medicaid expansion program has $3.5B impact

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program has helped create or support nearly 19,200 jobs across the state and $178 million in state and local taxes, according to a new economic analysis.The three LSU professors hired by the state health department to look at the program during the 2016-17 budget year determined that the infusion of $1.8 billion in federal spending on health care through the Medicaid expansion had a $3.5 billion economic impact in Louisiana.Economi...

  • House Committee members vote on state budget bill

    Bill would fully fund TOPS, but slash health services

    The full house to consider the measure Thursday

    BATON ROUGE – After a contentious debate, the House Appropriations Committee voted Monday almost along party lines to approve a state budget that would fully fund TOPS while slashing health services for the state’s most vulnerable citizens.A set of amendments sponsored by the committee’s vice chairman, Franklin Foil, R-Baton Rouge, would allocate $233 million to fund the popular ...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, April 12-15

    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. 

  • Analysis: Edwards struggles to win with GOP-led Legislature

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Five weeks into Louisiana's regular session, proposals sought by Gov. John Bel Edwards are again having a rough ride in the majority-Republican House and Senate, with some already shelved and budget battles still looming.The Democratic governor has seen education measures stalled at their first stop, equal pay and minimum wage bills that were central to his campaign rejected and bills aimed at combatting sexual harassment bottled up.That's not to say his leg...

  • South Carolina inmate: Bodies stacked up during prison riot

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prisoners armed with homemade knives rioted for more than seven hours inside a maximum-security facility, leaving seven inmates dead, and bodies were "literally stacked on top of each other," an inmate told The Associated Press on Monday.At least 17 prisoners were seriously injured as inmates fought uninterrupted before authorities regained control of Lee Correctional Institution about 3 a.m. Monday, South Carolina prisons spokesman Jeff Taillon said.Officia...

  • Clicking 'checkout' could cost more after Supreme Court case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales Tax: $0.Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click "purchase." But a case before the Supreme Court could change that.At issue is a rule stemming from two, decades-old Supreme Court cases: If a business is shipping to a state where it doesn't have an office, warehouse or other physical presence, it doesn't have to collect the state's sales tax.That means large retailers such as Apple, Macy's, T...

  • Procrastinators rejoice: There's still time to file taxes

    If you woke up in a panic realizing that today is April 15, relax. You've got until Tuesday to file and pay your taxes without facing a penalty.April 15 falls on Sunday this year and Monday is Emancipation Day, a holiday in Washington D.C. That gives taxpayers nationwide until April 17 to get the job done.Procrastinators can take some solace in knowing that as of Friday 40 million Americans hadn't filed their taxes, according to the IRS.

  • Suspect arrested in Cut Off lumber company burglary

    A suspect has been arrested following an investigation into a burglary at a lumber company in Cut Off. Cameron West (age 30) of Harvey was arrested following an investigation after a tip through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region identified him as the suspect.On the morning of February 6, 2018, deputies and detectives responded to Dufrene Building Materials at 14502 West Main Street in Cut Off in reference to an overnight burglary. Investigators determined entry was made into an office on the property....

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Sunday, April 22, 2018