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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014



Breaking News

  • 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.

  • 5 things to know about Louisiana's election

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Here are five things to know about Louisiana's Nov. 4 ballot, which includes all six U.S.

  • Halliburton reaches $1.1B oil spill settlement

    HOUSTON (AP) — Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The settlement, which is subject to court approval, will be paid into a trust until appeals are resolved over the next two years. Halliburton was BP PLC's cement contractor on the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf in April 2010, killing 11 workers and triggering the largest offshore oil spill in U.S.

  • La. business owner arrested in missing funds case

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Denham Springs business owner is charged with 62 counts each of computer fraud, bank fraud, theft, identity theft and monetary instrument abuse. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Col.

  • Human skull donated to Goodwill store in Texas

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police are scratching their heads trying to work out who donated a human skull to a thrift store in Austin, Texas. Homicide Detective Derek Israel said Wednesday that foul play is not suspected and that he just wants to know how the adult skull came to be left at the Goodwill store. Goodwill store staff discovered the skull while sifting through donations on July 16.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: Aug. 18 - 28

    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.

  • Shaun the shaggy Aussie sheep finally shorn smooth

    SYDNEY (AP) — Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep has at last been shorn smooth. But the woolly wanderer wasn't the wooliest of them all. The sheep apparently had been hiding for years on a farm on the island state of Tasmania and had never been shorn.

  • Pedestrian struck and killed in Lafourche Parish

    Raceland, LA- Shortly after 8:00 p.m. Monday evening, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop C began investigating a fatal crash that involved a pedestrian on North Service Road in Lafourche Parish. The crash took the life of 26-year old Jace Sevin of Lockport.

  • Mid-level drug dealer and associate arrested as agents seize $6,000 in cash and cocaine

    Narcotics agents have arrested a mid-level drug dealer and one of her known associates. Victoria Cheramie, age 26, of 322 W. 107th Street in Cut Off, along with Avia Chouest, age 28, of 125 Louviere Lane in Golden Meadow, were arrested on Wednesday.

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