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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Breaking News

  • Gov't tells US drivers to get used to cheap gas

    NEW YORK (AP) — Those low gas prices on station signs aren't going away soon, the government says. In a dramatic shift from previous forecasts, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday that the average price of gasoline in the U.S. will be $2.94 a gallon in 2015.

  • 10 years for Houma man in federal drug case

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Attorney in New Orleans says a 36-year-old Houma man received a 10-year federal prison sentence on a cocaine distribution charge. Kenneth A.

  • Man asks for money, told no, attacks with machete

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans man says he was attacked with a machete after refusing a beggar's request for money. City police say the 59-year-old man told investigators that a stranger walked up to him Tuesday evening in the St. Claude neighborhood and asked for change.

  • How nation's health care overhaul affected 4 people in first year of marketplace changes

    CHICAGO (AP) — More than 7 million people have signed up for private health insurance under the system introduced last year for those who were uninsured or had policies considered substandard. What happened to them since has varied greatly. Many have been happy with their new insurance, according to polls.

  • Boxed turkeys spilled on highway will be donated

    SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — About 25,000 pounds of frozen boxed turkeys that an overturned tractor-trailer spilled on a Northern California freeway two weeks before Thanksgiving will be donated to a local food bank. California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Bartlett tells KPIX that a health inspector determined the turkeys are still safe to eat.

  • Ohio driver charged in fatal wedding-day crash

    GALION, Ohio (AP) — The double-fatal crash that killed an Ohio groom hours after his wedding has led to charges against the friend who was driving. Wyandot County court records show 34-year-old Timothy Tebbe of Nevada, Ohio, was indicted this week on six charges, including aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. No attorney is listed for him.

  • Oil price drop creates havoc in Louisiana budget

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal will need to slash state spending to keep this year's $25 billion budget balanced, as plummeting oil prices that are helping drivers at the gas pump have hammered Louisiana's revenue.

  • Staying Safe: Remember Fire Safety When Cold Weather Strikes

    Mathews, Louisiana - Officials with Lafourche Parish Government and the Office of Emergency Preparedness want to make residents aware of a few safety tips heading in to a cold stretch of days and nights, according to the National Weather Service.

    The National Weather Service has already issued a freeze warning for the northern half of the parish stretching down to near Lockport for this evening, with unseasonably cold conditions expected to last through the middle of next week.

  • Common Core opponents turn to grassroots effort

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — While students and teachers settle into using the Common Core, a group of lawmakers is trying to build grassroots support for stripping the multistate education standards from Louisiana's public school classrooms. The lawmakers are holding town hall meetings around the state, seeking to turn opposition into momentum for a planned push in next year's legislative session to undo Louisiana's use of Common Core.

  • GOP promises Cassidy a committee seat

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republicans have promised Bill Cassidy a seat on the Senate's energy committee if he defeats Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana's runoff election next month, potentially undercutting one of her main arguments for re-election.

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