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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Breaking News

  • Names of thousands read at 9/11 commemoration

    NEW YORK (AP) — With the solemn toll of a bell and a moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attack.Family and friends of those who died read the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed in New York, at the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

  • Dad to be charged with murder in death of 5 kids

    LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man killed his five children, ages 1 to 8, then dumped their bodies wrapped in trash bags in a secluded clearing along a rural road in Alabama, authorities said Wednesday. Timothy Ray Jones Jr., 32, will be charged with five counts of murder, and officials believe he acted alone, Acting Sheriff Lewis McCarty of Lexington County said. 

  • Review: Apple Watch looks to be another winner

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive. I like that it will come in two sizes, so the watch won't feel giant on smaller hands, as some competing watches do.

  • Dollar General goes hostile in bid for rival

    Dollar General is going hostile with its $9.1 billion bid for Family Dollar after its rival repeatedly rejected previous offers. The discount chain has commenced an open offering to investors of Family Dollar Stores Inc. for $80 per share in cash.

  • Levee district, shooting range reach agreement

    The South Lafourche Levee District and Eymard’s Shooting Academy have reached an agreement that will allow construction to continue on ongoing levee projects. Levee District General Manager Windell Curole said an agreement has been reached with range owner Hugh Eymard to close the range for a month to allow contractors safe access to work on the section directly in line with the shooting range. The agreement must be approved by the levee district’s board.

  • Audit: State pays high lease rates to Saints owner

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana state agencies are paying above-market rates to rent office space from New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, and the state is paying $625,000 for space it isn't using, according to an audit released Monday. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office reviewed the lease, which was negotiated by Gov.

  • Gazette Football contest begins this week

    Get ready football fans, the Lafourche Gazette Football Contest begins today! The annual contest is back for another year and will run for ten consecutive weeks.One lucky winner each week will receive a cash prize of $65. 

  • Hearing set in Jindal Common Core lawsuit

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal will have to wait a few months to have his day in federal court in his lawsuit against the Obama administration over the Common Core education standards.U.S.

  • Analysis: Jam-packed election causing new snags

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When the doors closed on the candidate sign-up period for the fall elections, Secretary of State Tom Schedler said it seemed "crazier" than usual. A few days later, when he received the data, he understood why the three-day qualifying felt so slammed.

  • Gheens man charged with violating new law named in honor of local shooting victim

    A Gheens man arrested for domestic battery on Friday, September 5th, is the first person in the parish to be charged per a new law named for a local shooting victim.Michael Head, 46, of 310 Gracie Lane, was charged with violating Louisiana Revised Statute 14:95.10, which prohibits someone previously convicted of domestic abuse battery from possessing a firearm or carrying a concealed weapon for 10 years.

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