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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Breaking News

  • Early voting begins Tuesday, October 25

    Early voting for the Nov. 8 primary election, which includes the presidential race, along with several state and local races, will begin Tuesday, October 25 and run through Tuesday, November 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Sunday.

  • Construction money steered to roads, building repairs

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is stalling hundreds of millions in construction projects planned for state financing to instead steer more money to state building and university repairs and roadwork.

    The Bond Commission signed off on the plans Thursday without objection, though some lawmakers have expressed concern about specific projects that are being delayed.

  • Health Department reminds residents of importance of annual flu vaccine

    Baton Rouge, La. – With flu season approaching, the Louisiana Department of Health reminds all residents of the importance of getting an annual flu vaccine.

    The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana, and tens of thousands of deaths in the U.S.

  • Environmentalists push for ban on commercial turtle harvests

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two Louisiana environmental organizations Wednesday called on the state to end unlimited commercial collection of freshwater turtles, warning of the risks of unfettered turtle harvesting.

    The Center for Biological Diversity and the Gulf Restoration Network petitioned the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for the ban, saying the state had become a "huge exporter of wild-caught turtles."

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Oct. 18, 19

    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 should be presumed innocent until proved guilty.

  • LSU Shreveport hospital operator misses payment deadline

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The manager of LSU's charity hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe hasn't paid $5.3 million into an escrow account as required by its reworked contractual arrangement with the state, Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration said Thursday.Cody Wells, a spokesman for Edwards' Division of Administration, said the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana missed a deadline this week to deposit the money and "remains delinquent on its payme...

  • Louisiana attorney general challenges LGBT-rights order

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Republican attorney general asked a judge Thursday to block the Democratic governor's order banning discrimination in state government against LGBT people, in an escalating dispute over the protection language.In his court challenge, Attorney General Jeff Landry says Gov. John Bel Edwards' anti-discrimination order violates state law and exceeds the governor's authority.

  • Suspect surrenders after man, 86, found shot dead near home

    BAYOU BLACK, La. (AP) — A suspect has been taken into custody after an 86-year-old man was found shot to death outside his home in Bayou Black.Local media outlets report that the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old Deandre Pharagood turned himself in to Thibodaux police Wednesday night.Maj. Malcolm Wolfe says Pharagood, of Thibodaux, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Anthony Dale Lirette.Deputies say Lirette's body was found in his driveway Frida...

  • Public forum on medical marijuana moved to bigger auditorium

    BATON ROUIGE, La. (AP) — The public forum where the LSU AgCenter will pitch its medical marijuana plan to potential investors is being moved to a larger location capable of seating up to 900 people.The Advocate reports the forum, which is Oct. 28, will be in the Bo Campbell Auditorium on the LSU campus.

  • Nonstop flight between London and New Orleans starts in 2017f

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — British Airways will launch nonstop flights between London and New Orleans next springGov. John Bel Edwards and New Orleans officials announced the service Thursday.The airline will provide year-round service to London's Heathrow Airport starting March 27.The 10-hour flight will leave London at 3:40 p.m. and arrive in New Orleans at 7:40 p.m.

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