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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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  • Feds look at La dentists for kids on Medicaid

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — About 5 percent of the Louisiana dentists treating children under Medicaid may be padding their numbers, overcharging, providing unnecessary treatments or even harming children, according to a federal study released Wednesday.

  • ACT analysis: Scores same or slightly lower in La.

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Average composite ACT scores for students in Louisiana were the same or slightly down from 2013 to 2014, depending on the way they were calculated, state officials said Wednesday, while also noting that more students are taking the college preparatory test and more are scoring well enough to qualify for state TOPS awards. Louisiana began requiring all public high school students to take the ACT test last year, regardless of whether they planned to attend college. ACT scores ar...

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Aug. 17 - 20

    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.

  • Vitter: Obama Administration releases illegal immigrant criminals in Louisiana

    (Washington, D.C.) -- U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today spoke out against the decision by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release illegal immigrants convicted of “homicide-related” offenses that had been awaiting deportation proceedings. ICE responded to a request from Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) disclosing that it released 169 convicted illegals from over 130 zip codes in 2013.

  • Larose woman booked on five counts of felony theft from Cut Off business

    In late July of 2013, deputies responded to a theft complaint at a Cut Off business on West Main Street wherein a female business owner reported an employee had stolen money. Upon arrival, the owner told deputies she had been contacted by the Internal Revenue Service about unpaid business taxes dating back to 2010. 

  • Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach.

  • Passenger killed in Lafourche Parish crash

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — State police say a 29-year-old Kenner man died when the vehicle he was riding in traveled off the road and struck a tree in Lafourche Parish. Trooper Evan Harrell says Cesar Castillo-Ortiz was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lafourche Parish Coroner's Office.

  • Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage. President Barack Obama denounced the group as a "cancer" threatening the entire region as the administration weighed sending even more American troops to Iraq.

  • US officials: Video shows American's beheading

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

  • Judge rules against Jindal in Common Core lawsuit

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's effort to derail Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards was halted Tuesday by a state judge who said the governor's actions were harmful to parents, teachers and students. Judge Todd Hernandez lifted Jindal's suspension of contracts the education department planned to use to buy testing material aligned with the multistate standards. 

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