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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018



Breaking News

  • Analysis: Dispute on Louisiana college admissions escalates

     BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Bickering about a few hundred college students at Louisiana State University has mushroomed into a far larger quarrel about lines of authority in state higher education and the autonomy of individual campuses.The conflict began when LSU President F. King Alexander decided to lessen the use of minimum admissions criteria for first-time students without initially announcing the changes publicly or first getting the official backing of his university system board...

  • Another debate coming in Louisiana about sports betting

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers Wednesday promised a renewed push to legalize sports betting, saying gamblers are finding ways to wager elsewhere and the state is losing out on taxing the activity.Sen. Danny Martiny, a Kenner Republican, told members of a Senate judiciary committee that he'll again introduce a sports betting proposal in the 2019 legislative session.Lawmakers spurned similar legislation this year.

  • Trump signs water projects bill; 1 aimed at Fla. toxic algae

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a wide-ranging bill to improve the nation's water infrastructure, including a Florida project intended to reduce toxic algae blooms that have devastated coastal marine life and emptied beaches.The new law will help create a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee designed to filter out toxins that contribute to harmful algae blooms that have killed turtles, fish and other marine life — even manatees — and have ravaged So...

  • Child death toll hits 7 in viral outbreak at rehab center

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Another child has died following a severe viral outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center for "medically fragile children," bringing the death toll to seven, the facility said Wednesday.There have been 18 cases overall of adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northwest of New York, the state Health Department said. The 227-bed, for-profit facility cares for children and elderly resident...

  • UPDATE: Two Suspects Now Sought for Shoplifting Over $5,000 in Merchandise

    A second suspect is now being sought in a department store theft which occurred earlier this month in which over $5,000 in merchandise was stolen. Detectives are now seeking a female and a male suspect in the case, and a reward is being offered for information leading to any arrests.Shortly after 1:30 p.m. on October 8, 2018, deputies responded to a theft complaint at the Walmart Supercenter located at 16759 Highway 3235 in Cut Off.

  • News in Brief- Oct. 24, 2018

    BP starts expansion to Thunder Horse deep-water Gulf field

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Energy giant BP says it's added the equivalent of 30,000 barrels of oil a day to production at its largest Gulf of Mexico platform, called Thunder Horse.A news release Thursday from Houston-based BP United States says that brings the field's gross output to more than 200,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day. The field is about 150 miles (240 kilometers) southeast of New Orleans, in more than 6,000 feet (1,8...

  • GOP fight over leadership after November vote to be messy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Win or lose in the race for the majority, House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election, with the party lacking a clear heir apparent to take the place of House Speaker Paul Ryan.President Donald Trump has signaled he'd be happy with next-in-line Kevin McCarthy, the majority leader, a longtime ally whom the president calls "My Kevin."But Trump is also saying kind words about the No. 3 Republican, GOP Whi...

  • Galliano Tarpon Bridge closed this weekend

    The Galliano (Tarpon) Bridge (a.k.a. the LA 308 Spur) crossing Bayou Lafourche in Galliano, LA will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday October 27, until 6:45 a.m.

  • Lafourche DA urges community to use Galliano office

    Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell would like to remind the community about the services available at the Galliano Office, 16241 E. Main St., Cut Off.“A 97 mile long parish makes a trip to the north end very burdensome for some of our residents,” Russell said. “We hope that by having our Galliano Office it will alleviate some of that burden for our residents, and help us better serve all of Lafourche Parish.”Tuesdays from 9 a.m.

  • Man pleads guilty to driving drunk on lawnmower

    A 59-year-old Lafourche Parish man contesting a DWI charge he received while riding a lawnmower has decided to plead guilty, his lawyer said.The plea comes after a Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal ruling of a similar case in Terrebonne Parish.Brian Cheramie, of Cut Off, was charged with his second DWI about 12:15 a.m. May 19 after deputies saw him swerve into the westbound lane of traffic and travel back to the shoulder while riding a lawnmower on La. 3162, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff&rs...

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