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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014



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  • Two Highway Safety Checkpoints Scheduled for Labor Day Weekend

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office will conduct two Highway Safety Checkpoints in Lafourche Parish on Friday, August 29 and Sunday, August 31. Deputies will be checking motorists for seat belt and safety seat violations, expired inspection tags, expired/suspended driver's licenses and other violations. This checkpoint is part of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office's year-long campaign designed to raise awareness for these types of violations and make the highways of the parish safer for all...

  • ExxonMobil to pay civil penalty for 2012 oil spill

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — ExxonMobil Pipeline Company has agreed to pay a $1.4 million civil penalty for an alleged violation of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2012 crude oil spill from its "North Line" pipeline near Torbert in Pointe Coupee Parish. The U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday the company will pay the penalty to resolve the government's claim.

  • APNewsBreak: Jindal suing feds over Common Core

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.The U.S.

  • PETA files complaints against Hammond turtle farm

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has filed six complaints against a Hammond turtle and alligator farm. One claims the family is abusing a 6-year-old boy by teaching him to handle alligators at Harvey Kliebert Turtle and Alligator Farm and Tours. According to news reports, photographs, and video footage, the boy's parents let him "'wrangle' dangerous alligators and crocodiles, placing him at risk of virulent infection and serious injury from bites, scratches, head bu...

  • Journalist held captive in Syria arrives in US

    BOSTON (AP) — Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said.

  • Candidates qualify for November elections

    Qualifying for a number of state and local offices in the upcoming November election concluded last week. The headline race on the ballot will be the U.S. Senate currently held by Mary Landrieu, a Democrat from New Orleans.

  • Appeals court overturns parish president's ethics ruling

    The 1st Circuit Court of Appeal has overturned an ethics ruling that would have required Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph to pay more than $55,000 in penalties.According to the Daily Comet, Randolph rented out her Grand Isle camp to BP after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. 

  • Montegut teen killed in Terrebonne Parish crash

    BOURG, La. (AP) — Authorities say a Montegut teenager was killed in Bourg after being ejected from his truck. State police say 19-year-old Austin Neil was driving north on Lower Country Drive shortly after 6 p.m.

  • Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens

    Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a new policy. 

  • Hotels collecting record amounts in fees; they'll guarantee that king bed for $30

    NEW YORK (AP) — Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use. Guaranteeing two queen beds or one king bed will cost you, as will checking in early or checking out late. Don't need the in-room safe?

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