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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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Breaking News

  • 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.

  • Feds: Mexican cartel member gets 33 ¾ years

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal prosecutor in New Orleans says a Mexican drug cartel member has been sentenced to serve 33 years and nine months in prison for getting cocaine into the U.S. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says District Judge Sarah Vance found that Efrain Grimaldo was responsible for bringing in 3,600 pounds of cocaine as a member of Los Zetas Cartel.

  • Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

    NEW YORK - Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.

  • DWI Checkpoint Scheduled for Friday, September 5

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced deputies will be conducting a DWI Checkpoint beginning during the evening hours of Friday, September 5 in Lafourche Parish. During the DWI checkpoint, deputies will be looking for drivers who are possibly impaired while checking for other traffic safety issues. The checkpoint will begin Friday night and end during the early morning hours of Saturday, September 6.

  • Leadership Lafourche to honor 40 upcoming leaders

    Leadership Lafourche, the Lafourche Chamber of Commerce, and the Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the following nominees are being honored by the Best of Lafourche: 40 Under 40 awards program, which was created as a way to recognize the top 40 community leaders under the age of 40 in Lafourche Parish. · Cody Blanchard; White Car Marketing & Fathom Media · Eddie Callais, Vision Communications · Kristen Callais; Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center · Travis Cantrelle; Chet...

  • Books balanced for last La. budget, with borrowing

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The books on Louisiana's last budget year have been closed, but it took a bit of borrowing from this year to make the numbers work. To fill gaps in the budget that ended June 30, the treasury had to dip into dollars slated to pay for state agency operations this year.

  • Hunters get a break with tax-free weekend

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Guns, ammunition and other hunting supplies are exempt from state and local sales taxes this weekend.The 2014 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday runs Friday through Sunday and applies to individual consumer purchases of hunting gear, including firearms, ammunition, archery supplies, hunting apparel and off-road vehicles such as all-terrain vehicles designed and intended primarily for hunting.

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