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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018



Breaking News

  • Fall shrimp season dates set

     

    Thursday, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the 2014 fall inshore shrimp season opening dates.The season will open one-half hour before sunrise, Monday, August 18, along inside waters from the western shore of the Atchafalaya River westward to the Louisiana/Texas state line, and at 6 p.m., Monday, August 18 along state inside waters east of the Atchafalaya River.

  • LOSGH breaks ground on new medical clinic

     

    Lady of the Sea General Hospital broke ground July 1 on an 11,500 square foot modern medical clinic that will be located between the existing hospital building and the dialysis center in Galliano.

  • Jindal asks judge to bar use of Common Core tests

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal asked a judge Wednesday to prohibit state education leaders from using testing material tied to the Common Core standards in Louisiana's public school classrooms.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Aug. 4 - 6

    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.

  • Forecasters adjust predictions, expect slower Atlantic storm season

    MIAMI (AP) — The Atlantic hurricane season will continue to be even quieter than predicted, thanks to atmospheric and oceanic conditions suppressing storm formation, federal forecasters said Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration still expects three to six hurricanes to form during the six-month season that peaks between mid-August and mid-October. Officials dropped the number of named storms to between seven and 12 in an updated hurricane season forecast issued Thursday.

  • Education department compiles high school guide

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's education department has published a guide for high school student planning, to highlight state policies and programs for counselors, teachers and parents.

  • Landrieu agrees to four Louisiana Senate race debates

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu has agreed to four TV debates leading up to the Nov. 4 election.


  • Obama signs veterans' health care overhaul

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama says the government must ensure that the Veterans Affairs Department has the resources to keep up with the demands of troops returning from war. Obama was speaking at a signing ceremony Thursday at Fort Belvoir, an Army base 20 miles south of Washington, for a $16.3 billion measure allowing the Veterans Affairs Department to hire thousands of doctors, nurses and other health professionals at the VA's nearly 1,000 hospitals and outpatient clinics na...

  • Cassidy won't decide debates until qualifying ends

     

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, the chief Republican contender in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, hasn't yet agreed to any debates against Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu.


  • Oil boom and housing bust alter US spending trends

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending has soared since the Great Recession ended five years ago in U.S. states with oil and gas drilling booms and has lagged in states hit especially hard by the housing bust. The figures come from a new annual government report that for the first time reveals consumer spending on a state-by-state basis.

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