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Louisiana gov asks Congress for $2B for flood recovery
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday appealed to Congress to approve $2 billion in aid for his state        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Hurricane Katrina Federal government of the United States United States United States Congress Flood Tropical cyclone Federal Emergency Management Agency Louisiana
Letter: Kidder for Merrimack County commissioner
Kidder for commissionerDavid Kidder would make a great Merrimack County commissioner. We have known him for many years. He has a strong sense of public service. For the past 12 years, Dave has served as a state representative for an area that includes New London, where we live. He has been thoughtfu...
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Metairie man accused of sexually abusing young girl
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - A 79-year-old Metairie man has been accused of repeatedly molesting a young girl several years ago. Citing an arrest report, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/2cacG3j ) reports Jorge Medina was arrested Tuesday on an aggravated rape charge. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office investigators say Medina sexually abused a girl, ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Child abuse Rape Criminal law Psychological trauma Child sexual abuse Sexual abuse Abuse Jefferson Louisiana
Climate change skeptics scoff as NOAA quickly links global warming, Louisiana floods
When a federal agency announced this week that global warming increased by 40 percent the chances of the torrential rains that caused last month's devastating Louisiana flood, climate activists quickly spread the word. So did University of Colorado Boulder senior climate scientist Roger Pielke Sr. — for a very different ...
145 points by The Washington Times | Global warming Weather Extreme weather Climate change Louisiana Climate Louisiana State University Scientific method
10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
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New Orleans man becomes first arrestee under new ‘Blue Lives Matter’ hate crime law
New Orleans police have arrested a man for shouting slurs at officers, charging him with a hate crime under Louisiana’s unique “Blue Lives Matter” law. This the first case involving the new statute protecting cops, firefighters and emergency responders. Read Full Article at RT.com
624 points by Russia Today | Hurricane Katrina New Orleans Police Louisiana Hate crime Police officer Arrest Baton Rouge Louisiana
Alexander, longtime Xavier men's basketball coach, dies
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Funeral services are scheduled next week for longtime Xavier University of Louisiana men's basketball coach Eugene Dennis "Denny" Alexander. The university, in a news release Wednesday, confirmed Alexander died Tuesday in Michigan. A cause of death was not announced. He was 70. Alexander coached the Gold ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | New Orleans Louisiana United States Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Xavier University of Louisiana Gulf of Mexico Gulf Coast of the United States Chicago
The Latest: Early voting in Charlotte expanded by state
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on early voting plans being decided by the North Carolina State Board of Elections (all times local):
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This week’s 5 best bets for what to watch
Our picks this week for movies, TV and streaming video include 30th-anniversary screenings of “Labyrinth” starring the late David Bowie.
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | David Bowie English-language films Cheryl Hines Horror fiction Fox Broadcasting Company American television actors Louisiana American film actors
LSU's tiger mascot will not take the field this season
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU's live tiger mascot, Mike VI, will not take the field during home football games this season but will remain in his habitat instead. The university, in a news release Tuesday, said in light of Mike's recent cancer diagnosis, no attempt will be made to ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Louisiana Cancer Spindle neuron The Washington Times Football Louisiana State University
Obama: Feds to cover larger share for flood damage projects
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - President Barack Obama has authorized the federal government to cover a larger percentage of the costs for repairing damage to public infrastructure from the historic flooding in south Louisiana. In a letter to Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards dated Thursday, Obama says he agreed to ...
1 points by The Washington Times | United States President of the United States Illinois Democratic Party Barack Obama Louisiana Federal government of the United States Iraq War
1st chimps from Louisiana lab arrive at Georgia sanctuary
BLUE RIDGE, Ga. (AP) - A Louisiana university says the first group of nine retired chimpanzees from a Louisiana research lab has arrived at a new animal sanctuary in the north Georgia mountains. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Project Chimps near Blue Ridge, Georgia, announced the move Thursday ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Georgia Acadiana Jane Goodall University of Louisiana at Lafayette Regions of Georgia Lafayette Louisiana Mountain ranges of Georgia Bayou Teche
Eyes on North Carolina as GOP-led board settles voting rules
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Board of Elections worked county by county Thursday to approve early-voting plans that were redrawn after a federal court voided much of the state's election law as discriminatory toward African-Americans.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | North Carolina Elections Abraham Lincoln Ohio Red states and blue states Maryland Maine Louisiana
Minor injuries when school bus runs onto bank of canal
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A school bus carrying 34 students ran off a road and onto the bank of a drainage canal in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie.
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Louisiana delays drawdown on False River
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is delaying a drawdown on False River because of recent flooding in the area. Project engineers say they expect no adverse effects from flooding, but they recommend delaying the drawdown as a precaution. The move was originally set ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Water Louisiana Hydrology Recreation Baton Rouge metropolitan area Fishing The Washington Times Drainage basin
Recruiter for firm involved in fatal La. bus wreck in U.S. illegally
Two people were killed when bus crashed into a highway accident scene.       
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Despite Katrina lessons, flood plan in Louisiana shows gaps
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Eleven years ago, Hurricane Katrina exposed huge gaps in the disaster response plans of Louisiana and the nation.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Louisiana Federal Emergency Management Agency United States Hurricane Katrina Barack Obama Tropical cyclone George W. Bush New Orleans
North Carolina board to settle early voting period disputes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina election officials are scrutinizing proposed early voting schedules in a third of the state's counties that were altered when a federal appeals court struck down ballot access laws written by Republicans.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | North Carolina Elections Abraham Lincoln Ohio Red states and blue states Maryland Maine Louisiana
10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
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Concerts, instruments, money help music survive after floods
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Classical musicians are planning benefit concerts, an assistant professor of music in Mississippi is collecting instruments for Louisiana schools and a country music-affiliated charity is donating $30,000 - all to help make sure music survives the disastrous floods that hit south Louisiana in August. Musicians who ...
12 points by The Washington Times | Music Opera New Orleans Orchestra Hurricane Katrina Symphony Louisiana Hector Berlioz
Can President Trump come through on his health care promises?
In a setback for the president, a vote on the GOP health care overhaul plan was delayed Thursday. How does it affect Trump's promises to voters? The Post's Mike DeBonis explains the politics, and we talk to Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) about what's next.
186 points by The Washington Post | United States Senate Barack Obama Massachusetts Republican Party Democratic Party Health care Louisiana United States House of Representatives
Protesters in Baton Rouge police killing claim history of 'racist law enforcement' – lawsuit
The aggressive mass arrest of protesters who took the streets of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to demand accountability for the police killing of Alton Sterling in July 2016 were part of a history of racist actions by the city's police, a new lawsuit says. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | Police Constable Police officer Protest Baton Rouge Louisiana Police brutality Crime Plaintiff
Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline
Pipeline contractor TransCanada receives presidential permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline, state department says.
-1 points by Al Jazeera English | President of the United States ExxonMobil Donald Trump White House Press Secretary United States Barack Obama Ivana Trump Louisiana
Trump administration issues presidential permit to TransCanada to build Keystone XL pipeline
Vote on Obamacare repeal bill is delayed amid Republican revolt March 24, 2017, 4:49 a.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: House GOP leaders postponed a vote on their health plan until FridayWhite House acknowledges it doesn't yet have the votes to pass healthcare...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | President of the United States United States ExxonMobil Donald Trump White House Press Secretary Barack Obama Louisiana Ivana Trump
Things you probably didn’t know about Dairy Queen, Texas’ favorite roadside treat
If you ask many Texans where Dairy Queen is based, they will likely proudly proclaim that the chain is headquartered right here in the Lone Star State. 
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Car plunges into Louisiana river, killing Tennessee woman
ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Tennessee woman drowned after she apparently drove her car into the Atchafalaya River in Louisiana. Three other occupants escaped. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/2kNzgBj ) that 27-year-old Antrineka Wilson of Memphis drowned after the car went into the river around 3:30 a.m. Saturday ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Louisiana English-language films Mississippi River Acadiana St. Martinville Louisiana American films Lafayette Louisiana metropolitan area St. Martin Parish Louisiana
ICE arrests man who escaped Illinois prison in 2003
CHICAGO (AP) — A man who escaped from an Illinois prison in 2003 has been arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Atlanta.
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Missing mother likely dismembered, scattered over several states
Police believe the dismembered torso found in a dumpster likely belongs to a Boulder mother who went missing earlier this month.
482 points by Daily News | Police Bullying Boulder Colorado Front Range Urban Corridor Mother Shreveport Louisiana Abuse Colorado
Caddo Parish authorities pull body from Red River
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Marine Unit has recovered a man's body from the Red River near the Interstate 20 Bridge. Sheriff Steve Prator, in a news release Saturday, said witnesses called the sheriff's office around 1 p.m. after seeing what they believed to be a body ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Shreveport Louisiana English-language films Louisiana Caddo Parish Louisiana American films Time Interstate 220 United States
Student ‘highly intoxicated’ and rammed window before fatal fall
A student who fell to his death from a New Orleans hotel room, repeatedly rammed into and broke the window before he took his fatal plunge.
17 points by Daily News | University Mississippi River New Orleans Student Doubletree French Quarter Fraternities and sororities Louisiana
2 suspects face murder charges in death of burned man
Two suspects are facing murder charges in the March death of a 58-year-old man who was found burned in the back of a pickup bed.
3 points by The Houston Chronicle | Murder Southern United States Louisiana Gulf Coast of the United States Houston Galveston Texas United States Texas
Police chief suspended for 2nd time since December
FERRIDAY, La. (AP) - A Louisiana town's police chief has been suspended for the second time since December. The Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/2kNx4KL ) that Ferriday Mayor Sherrie Jacobs suspended Police Chief Arthur Lewis for 30 days without pay. The mayor on Wednesday cited unspecified "administrative issues" as the reason ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Constable Louisiana City council Alderman City of London Corporation Local government in the United States
New Orleans' big weekend: NBA All-Star Game meets Mardi Gras
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Floats, marching bands and street parties are about to converge with slam-dunks, three-point plays and buzzer-beaters in New Orleans. Laissez les bons temps rouler! Yes, Mardi Gras revelers and basketball fans alike will "Let the good times roll!" when New Orleans' famous pre-Lenten Carnival meets NBA ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | New Orleans Carnival Mardi Gras Laissez les bons temps rouler Mobile Alabama NBA All-Star Weekend Louisiana Lent
Football: Salesian hires Ariel Bellofiore as its head coach
Ariel Bellofiore, a former assistant coach at Pasadena City College, has been hired as football coach at L.A. Salesian. He has coached at St. Francis, La Salle, Bernstein, Fullerton College and Pasadena City College. He played football at the University of San Diego. For the latest on high school...
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Police investigate anti-Muslim flyer at Louisiana mosque
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Louisiana police are investigating an anti-Muslim flyer pasted onto a sign in front of a mosque. Bossier City spokesman Mark Natale (nah-TAH-lee) says the letter-sized flyer reads "Imagine a Muslim-free America." Natale says a second flyer reading "What made America great: Blood and Soil" had ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Louisiana Southern Poverty Law Center Los Angeles Nationalism Political theories United States Race English-language films
Naked truth: Tourism director fired after sending nude video
MINDEN, La. (AP) — A northwest Louisiana tourism director has lost her job after accidentally sending nude live video of herself to a tourism account instead of her husband.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | United States The Bureau Louisiana Los Angeles
Maryland lawmakers set to expand AG powers due to Trump
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Fearful of President Donald Trump's policies, the Maryland General Assembly is poised to empower the state's Democratic attorney general to sue the federal government without permission from the state's Republican governor. The House of Delegates is expected to make a final vote Wednesday on the joint ...
3 points by The Washington Times | United States Maryland Washington D.C. President of the United States United States House of Representatives United States Constitution United States Senate Louisiana
In the kitchen: Cornmeal muffins from New Orleans, and rethinking kitchen scraps
Every once in a while you run across a dish that stays with you. Just ask reader Susan Slesinger of Seal Beach; she’s been thinking about the lemon cornmeal muffins from John Besh’s Willa Jean Restaurant in New Orleans ever since she was in the Crescent City last July. These little cakes make the...
8 points by Los Angeles Times | New Orleans The Los Angeles Times Louisiana Cooking Breakfast foods Orléans New York City Chicago
New Mexico GOP says Democrat failed to report conflict
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The Republican Party of New Mexico is criticizing the Democratic leader of the state House of Representatives for not disclosing his work as an attorney for a licensed marijuana producer as the Legislature considers several cannabis-related bills. State GOP spokesman Tucker Keene said Tuesday that ...
2 points by The Washington Times | United States House of Representatives Democratic Party Republican Party United States United States Senate Alaska New Mexico Louisiana
The Latest: 'Rainy day' fund legislation advances in Senate
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Latest on the budget-rebalancing special legislative session (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Senators have started advancing legislation that would use Louisiana's "rainy day" fund to help close the state's $304 million budget deficit. The Senate Finance Committee moved the proposal Tuesday to the full ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | United States Senate United States Louisiana Legislatures United States House Committee on Appropriations United States Senate Committee on Finance English-language films Proposal
As GOP plows forward on Obamacare repeal, new data show the nation's uninsured rate hit a record low last year
The nation’s uninsured rate tumbled further last year, hitting the lowest rate on record, according to new government data that underscored what is at stake in the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. In the first nine months of 2016, just 8.8% of Americans lacked health coverage,...
1867 points by Los Angeles Times | President of the United States Barack Obama Republican Party United States Congress Democratic Party United States House of Representatives Health insurance Louisiana
New women's jail open in Terrebonne Parish
ASHLAND, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Parish sheriff says the new women's jail is open, freeing 80 beds in what's now the men's jail. Sheriff Jerry Larpenter tells The Comet (http://bit.ly/2lB28l9 ) that inmates moved into the new jail late last week, even getting new uniforms. Parish President Gordy Dove ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Youth detention center Prison Imprisonment and detention Rooms Terrebonne Parish Louisiana Dormitory The Washington Times The Work
Grim budget-rebalancing task awaits returning La. lawmakers
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's lawmakers are trudging back to work for a special deficit-closing session that many of them didn't want to have. Gov. John Bel Edwards has called them back to the Capitol to close a $304 million deficit. The session opens at 6:30 p.m. Monday. It ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Louisiana United States Washington D.C. Want United States House of Representatives United States Senate United States Capitol Need
Analysis: Jindal budget tactics central to deficit debate
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Though Bobby Jindal is long gone from the halls of the Louisiana Capitol, the Republican ex-governor's name almost certainly will be invoked time and again during Gov. John Bel Edwards' deficit-closing special session that opens Monday. Edwards, a Democrat, and many officials in both parties ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Louisiana Bobby Jindal Republican Party Budgets Finance Fiscal year Federal government of the United States
Jamie Lynn Spears' daughter released from hospital
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The 8-year-old daughter of actress and singer Jamie Lynn Spears is back at her home in Kentwood, Louisiana after a vehicle accident last week.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Britney Spears Lynne Spears Jamie Lynn Spears McComb Mississippi Kentwood Louisiana Crossroads Baptists from the United States People from Kentwood Louisiana
Restaurant bans judge for allegedly using racial slur
A judge in Louisiana has been banned from a restaurant after he allegedly used a racial slur during an argument with a black woman over a seat at its bar. State District Judge Mike Erwin has yet to publicly respond to the allegations that he called the female customer a “n—–“ at least twice while...
635 points by New York Post | Judge Bar association Lawyer Judiciary Louisiana State University Baton Rouge Louisiana Louisiana Common law
Two workers taken to hospital in Phillips 66 pipeline fire in Louisiana
Two workers were taken to a local hospital and another is unaccounted for after an explosion and fire on Thursday at a Phillips 66 pipeline station in a small town in southern Louisiana, parish officials said.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Louisiana Pressure U.S. Route 66 New Orleans Charles I of England St. Charles Parish Louisiana
'Large blowtorch': Louisiana gas pipeline explosion injures two
An investigation is under way after an explosion at a Phillips 66-owned natural gas pipeline in Paradis, Louisiana, injured two workers while another remains missing. Parts of the nearby area remain evacuated as the pipeline continues to burn. Read Full Article at RT.com
611 points by Russia Today | Hurricane Katrina Louisiana Burn Emergency evacuation U.S. Route 66 Louisiana State University Pressure New Orleans
Company: Worker still unaccounted for after pipeline blast
PARADIS, La. (AP) - Phillips 66 officials say one of its employees remains unaccounted for after an explosion sparked a fire at a pipeline station it operates west of New Orleans. The company said in a statement that six people were working at the site in Paradis, Louisiana, when it ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Louisiana Natural gas Los Angeles New Orleans United States Liquid U.S. Route 66 Gas
Dead identified; State, federal officials look into blast
DERIDDER, La. (AP) - Authorities have identified the three workers who died in an explosion at the Packaging Corporation of America plant in DeRidder. The Beauregard Daily news reports that the Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office identified those killed as 33-year-old William Rolls, Jr.; 42-year-old Sedrick Stallworth; and 41-year-old Jody Gooch. ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | United States Louisiana Los Angeles Beauregard Parish Louisiana DeRidder Louisiana Sheriff Beauregard Parish School Board Vernon Parish Louisiana