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  • Digital Safety Seminar shows hot to use technology responsibly

    We’ve all heard of the Golden Rule – Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. This guideline for human behavior has been with mankind for millennia. This behavioral rule has received an update.

  • Fast food restaurant manager and Raceland man arrested for theft of overnight deposits

    Two individuals, including a fast food restaurant manager, who stole overnight deposits from the restaurant were arrested. Stacey Pertuit, 31, of 400 East 40th Street in Cut Off, who is a shift manager at a McDonald's restaurant in Galliano, and Wallace Trosclair, 44, of 416 Church Street in Raceland are each facing theft and drug charges following the incident. Monday deputies responded to a theft at the McDonald's restaurant where they learned a shift manager, Stacey Pertuit, had claimed an ov...

  • Number of child immigrants at border declining

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of immigrant children caught alone illegally crossing the Mexican border into the United States continued to decline in August, according to figures disclosed recently by the Homeland Security Department. Last month Border Patrol agents apprehended 3,129 children, mostly from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. In July agents found more than 5,400 children, while in June the number was more than 10,600.

  • Syrian opposition welcomes Obama's announcement

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's main Western-backed opposition group on Thursday welcomed President BarackObama's authorization of U.S. airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group inside Syria, saying it stands "ready and willing" to partner with the international community to defeat the extremists. But the Syrian National Coalition said that equally important was the realization that fighting the Islamic State group alone is not enough and should be coupled with degrading and ultimately removing Pr...

  • 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.

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