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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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  • Report: Health law sign-ups dogged by data flaws

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Many of the 8 million Americans signed up under the new health care law now have to clear up questions about their personal information that could affect their coverage. A government watchdog said last week the Obama administration faces a huge task resolving these "inconsistencies" and in some cases didn't follow its own procedures for verifying eligibility. Two reports from the Health and Human Services inspector general marked the first independent look at a festering behind...

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: July 1 - 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.

  • Dow chemical gives $1M more to LSU

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Dow chemical is increasing its contributions and donating an additional $1 million to establish a student leadership center at the Patrick F. Taylor Hall for the LSU College of Engineering.

  • Initial unemployment claims drop

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending June 28 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Monday show the initial claims decreased to 2,577 from the previous week's total of 2,604.

  • Police: Men steal $2,000 in soap, hygiene items

    SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — Police are trying to figure out why a trio of hygiene-minded thieves walked into a CVS pharmacy in Atlanta's northern suburbs and stole $2,000 in soap and other personal care items. Authorities say the three men were filmed by surveillance cameras as they carried out the July 1 heist at a store in Sandy Springs, just north of Atlanta.

  • Record attendance at 20th Essence Festival

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Essence Festival — four days of celebrating R&B music, community and black culture — has set a record for annual attendance, with more than 550,000 participants in events at New Orleans' convention center and inside the Superdome. That's about 10,000 more people than attended the 2013 festival, which included a sold-out performance by Beyonce. Organizers say the 2014 festival has earned the distinction of being the largest gathering in its 20 year history.

  • Arizona loses immigration driver's license dispute

    PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court has dealt a new blow to Arizona in its series of immigration-related crackdowns, ruling that the state cannot deny driver's licenses to young immigrants who were allowed to stay in the U.S. under a 2012 Obama administration policy. Arizona was one of two states that refused to issue licenses to young immigrants, sparking the latest court fight over the issue.

  • Larose mother arrested after leaving child in locked car

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Police say a 27-year-old Larose mother was arrested earlier in the week after she left her toddler alone inside a locked car.

  • Body of teenage boy recovered from Bayou Lafourche

    The body of a teenage boy was recovered from Bayou Lafourche Wednesday afternoon in Galliano, authorities said. At around 3:30 p.m., deputies responded to a call of a drowning in Galliano near West 180th Street. Deputies learned two teenage boys had allegedly been swimming in the bayou when one of them began having trouble swimming and went underwater.

  • Education board hiring lawyer in Common Core fight

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top school board took the first steps Tuesday toward a possible lawsuit challenging Gov. Bobby Jindal's efforts to derail the Common Core education standards in public schools.

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