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News in Brief- September 13, 2019

News in Brief- September 13, 2019

Man hurt in 16-foot fall on cruise ship on Louisiana coast

VENICE, La. (AP) — A man has been critically injured in a nearly 16-foot (5-meter) fall on a Carnival cruise ship off the coast of Louisiana.

News outlets report the U.S. Coast Guard says the 23-year-old man was hurt early Tuesday on the ship near Venice. A Coast Guard news release says he was airlifted to a New Orleans hospital in critical condition.

He had fallen on the Carnival Valor, a New Orleans-based ship that carries about 3,000 passengers.

It's unclear what caused the man to fall.

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FBI: Inmate is the deadliest serial killer in US history

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The inmate who claims to have killed more than 90 women across the country is now considered to be the deadliest serial killer in U.S. history, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

Samuel Little, who has been behind bars since 2012, told investigators last year that he was responsible for about 90 killings nationwide between 1970 and 2005. In a news release on Sunday, the FBI announced that federal crime analysts believe all of his confessions are credible, and officials have been able to verify 50 confessions so far.

Investigators also provided new information and details about five cases in Florida, Arkansas, Kentucky, Nevada and Louisiana.

The 79-year-old Little is serving multiple life sentences in California. He says he strangled his 93 victims, nearly all of them women.

Ted Bundy confessed to 30 homicides from about 1974 to 1978. John Wayne Gacy killed at least 33 boys and young men in the 1970s.

Arguably one of the deadliest globally was an English general practitioner named Harold Shipman, who an investigative panel determined was responsible for the deaths of 250. He was convicted in 2000 in the deaths of 15.

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More participation, more money to children in 2nd year of child support project

BATON ROUGE, La. - Collections during the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services' (DCFS) second annual "On the Road Again" child support project increased by 85% this year, with 291 payors paying $360,456.42 in current and past-due child support.

The money will benefit 365 families with 480 children. The limited-time project, initiated last year, provides an opportunity for parents whose driver's licenses have been suspended for nonpayment of child support to get their licenses reinstated for a reduced amount.

During the inaugural, 6-week project in 2018, DCFS collected $193,882.30 in child support from 195 payors, giving 249 families needed support. This year, the project was extended to 8 weeks to give more payors an opportunity to participate. The project ended September 30.

For more information about DCFS Child Support services, visit www.dcfs.la.gov