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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Breaking News

  • Louisiana ruling breaks pro-gay marriage streak

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It was a rare loss for gay-marriage supporters — one that even the judge who issued the ruling acknowledged won't be the final word. "Clearly, many other courts will have an opportunity to take up the issue of same-sex marriage; courts of appeals and, at some point, the U.S. Supreme Court," U.S.

  • Mayor signs on agency to handle past-due property taxes; host online tax sale

    Golden Meadow Mayor Joey Bouziga announced recently that the Town of Golden Meadow would be conducting online tax sale auctions of properties with delinquent taxes. The online auction will take the place of the traditional tax sale held at the Town of Golden Meadow Town Hall. 

  • Gulf of Mexico residents hail ruling against BP

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmentalists, recreational fishermen and people who make their living on the Gulf of Mexico are hailing a federal judge's ruling that could mean $18 billion in additional fines for BP over the nation's worst offshore oil spill. Lisa Smith cheered and gave an emphatic "yes" Thursday afternoon when she heard about the decision as she fished off a beach bridge in Florida. "BP should have to pay, they've done a lot of damage," Smith said.

  • Judge: BP's reckless conduct caused Gulf oil spill

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP acted "recklessly" and bears most of the responsibility for the nation's worst offshore oil spill, a federal judge concluded Thursday, exposing the energy giant to roughly $18 billion in additional penalties. 

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Aug. 29 - Sept. 3

    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.

  • Bill Clinton raising money for Sen. Mary Landrieu

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is getting fundraising help this weekend from a Democratic Party heavyweight, popular former President Bill Clinton.

  • Veterans, spouses invited to attend a meeting with the LA Dept. of Veterans Affairs on Wed.

    All veterans and their spouses are invited to attend a meeting with the LA Dept. of Veterans Affairs Secretary David LaCerte on Wed., Sept. 10th, at 6 p.m.

  • Federal judge upholds La. same-sex marriage ban

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has upheld Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriages, as well as the state's refusal to recognize gay marriages legally performed in other states. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman's ruling Wednesday broke a string of 20-plus court wins for supporters of same-sex marriage since the U.S.

  • Want early C-section? La Medicaid, Blues won't pay

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Officials say a major insurance company is joining Louisiana Medicaid in refusing to pay for early C-sections or induced deliveries unless a doctor says they're needed for a mother's or baby's health.

  • Student slashed at school in Jefferson

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Jefferson Parish say a 14-year-old student at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School was slashed with a razor Thursday morning and a 15-year-old student was arrested in the case. Jefferson Parish school system chief academic officer Michelle Blouin-Williams says the attack happened shortly before 9 a.m.

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