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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019



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  • Mardi Gras season officially kicks off with king cake, revelry

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As the rest of America winds down from the parties, overeating and merriment of Christmas and New Year's, New Orleans keeps the party going. Mardi Gras season officially kicked off Sunday.Jan. 6 is often referred to as Epiphany, Twelfth Night or Three Kings' Day and commemorates the day the Bible says the three wise men reached the baby Jesus.

  • Galliano house fire

    Authorities said a Galliano home sustained substantial damage during a house fire Saturday night.Firefighters were called out about 7:42 p.m. to a home on West 197th Street to battle a blaze that started in the kitchen, said Jordan Collins, a training officer for the Galliano-based Lafourche Parish Fire District 3.Fire crews brought the flames under control in about 15 minutes, Collins said. Several firefighters remained on the scene to extinguish hot spots.No injuries were reported and the caus...

  • Report forecasts uptick in Gulf oilfield

    The Gulf of Mexico will see an increase in drilling this year for the first time since an oil bust began in mid-2014, a new forecast says.“We expect 2019 to be a strong year for the Gulf of Mexico,” William Turner, senior research analyst at the global energy consulting firm Wood Mackenzie, said in a news release. “In addition to exciting new project sanctions, which could usher in more than $10 billion of investment into the region, a couple of historic firsts set to occur nex...

  • Local agencies announce recent arrest, Jan. 2-5

    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 must be presumed innocent until proven guilty.  

  • Analysis: Where Edwards sees wins, GOP sees points of attack

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Gov. John Bel Edwards launches his bid for a second term in office, the achievements he'll be lauding as selling points are the same areas his challengers will use to criticize his time in office.The Democratic governor is moving more heavily into his campaign effort, with the October election only nine months away.

  • What air travelers should know about the government shutdown

    DALLAS (AP) — The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel.Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick while they are not getting paid.Safety inspectors aren't even on the job. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said Monday that inspectors are being called back to work on a case-by-case basis, with a priority put on inspecting airline fleets.So far, the impact of th...

  • Louisiana town reels from loss of 5 children in fiery crash

    MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — It was supposed to be a fun, post-Christmas trip to Disney World for 14-year-old Jeremiah Warren and his friends from a church in this small Louisiana town — "clean fun" as Warren's aunt described it. But then word came of a fiery crash on a Florida highway that killed seven people, including five children from this area traveling in a church van."We knew it had to be them," said Warren's aunt, Jacqueline Williams, sitting in the liv...

  • 5 children heading to Disney killed in fiery Florida crash

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The church van headed south - packed with children, an hour to go before reaching Walt Disney World after a 700-mile trip from Louisiana. A semitruck rumbled nearby.In Interstate 75's northbound lanes Thursday afternoon near Gainesville, another semi and a car smashed into each other, the Florida Highway Patrol says.

  • AP Exclusive: Big jump in US Catholic dioceses naming names

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Over the past four months, Roman Catholic dioceses across the U.S. have released the names of more than 1,000 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children in an unprecedented public reckoning spurred at least in part by a shocking grand jury investigation in Pennsylvania, an Associated Press review has found.Nearly 50 dioceses and religious orders have publicly identified child-molesting priests in the wake of the Pennsylvania report issued in mid-August, and...

  • Smoking Cessation Trust offers quit tips for Louisiana smokers

    NEW ORLEANS – As 2019 begins and many people make New Year’s resolutions, one resolution that consistently appears at the top of many lists is “quitting smoking.”Louisiana currently ranks 48 out of 50 states for tobacco use according to the recently released 2018 Report from the United Health Foundation. Presently, 23.1% of the state’s adult population lights up. According to the CDC, the number of adult smokers in the U.S.

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