Updated: 10:30 PM 10/30/2014BATON ROUGE - Politicians are being warned and getting disqualified from running for office since they owe outstanding fines for ethics violations. In the next few weeks, the Louisiana Attorney General will mail payment demand letters to 20 politicians in an effort to collect debts. Four politicians are... (More)
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Updated: 4:00 AM 10/31/2014More than 50 years ago, cold, rain or snow never cancelled our Halloween. As noted in previous columns, gardens in the neighborhood found lingering corn stalks with an ear or two. The gravel-like kernels were twisted from the cob and separated into paper bags. When the shucking ended a prank... (More)
Updated: 3:42 AM 10/31/2014WASHINGTON, D.C. - Five Native Americans are asking a Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit the Washington Redskins filed after the group successfully challenged the team's name, arguing it is offensive. Lawyers for both sides are expected in federal court in Alexandria on Friday, where a judge is scheduled to... (More)
Updated: 3:40 AM 10/31/2014BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's first lady and a Baton Rouge businessman are giving a picture book to kindergarten students all around the state. A news release says the Supriya Jindal Foundation for Louisiana's Children and Todd Graves - owner of Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers - are donating 8,500 copies of... (More)
Updated: 3:37 AM 10/31/2014NEW YORK - The average price of gasoline in the U.S. hit $3 a gallon Friday, and should soon drop below the benchmark for the first time since December 2010. The price at the pump fell 33 cents in October, thanks mainly to plunging oil prices, according to AAA. Many... (More)
Updated: 3:36 AM 10/31/2014THIBODAUX - Authorities in Lafourche Parish say a search of a car stopped at a seatbelt checkpoint resulted in the discovery of more than $2,000 worth of marijuana. Lafourche Sheriff Craig Webre says that the seatbelt checks were conducted Wednesday on Louisiana Highway 316. He says that when officers stopped... (More)
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Updated: 3:33 AM 10/31/2014SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Police say up to 2 million Giants fans could turn out Friday to cheer the World Series champions in a downtown San Francisco parade. The noontime event will feature double-decker buses for the players and floats of the Golden Gate Bridge. The 3-2 victory Wednesday against... (More)
Updated: 2:34 AM 10/31/2014BATON ROUGE - Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is trying to remind voters of her effort six years ago to draw billions in federal disaster aid to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. Since then, Landrieu has lost much of that post-Katrina goodwill. As Election Day nears, Landrieu and Democratic Party surrogates have... (More)
Updated: 2:32 AM 10/31/2014VANDALIA, IL - Officials say three members of a family were killed when their SUV was struck by a freight train at a crossing in southern Illinois. Fayette County coroner Bruce Bowen says a woman, a boy and a girl, all related, died in the Thursday evening collision in Vandalia,... (More)
Updated: 2:31 AM 10/31/2014PROVIDENCE, R.I. - President Barack Obama wants women to know what his administration is doing to help them succeed. Four days before midterm elections in which Obama's fellow Democrats need a big turnout from female voters, Obama is delivering a speech Friday in Rhode Island on growth in the U.S.... (More)
Updated: 2:26 AM 10/31/2014WASHINGTON, D.C. - A government watchdog agency says Medicare's prescription drug program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead. The problem apparently started with a bureaucratic rule that's now getting a second look. A report coming out Friday from the Health and Human Services Department's inspector general... (More)
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Updated: 2:06 AM 10/31/2014WICHITA, KS - Authorities say the "real work" will start Friday to recover the remains of four people who died when a small plane crashed into a building at a Kansas airport. Jet fuel from the twin-engine Beechcraft King Air burned so hot after the crash Thursday morning that portions... (More)
Updated: 2:05 AM 10/31/2014FORT KENT, ME - The nurse who's become the public face of health care volunteers who're being scrutinized upon returning from West Africa is doing cleaning and laundry while she waits to learn whether she'll be quarantined until the 21-day incubation period ends on Nov. 10. Kaci Hickox, who returned... (More)
Updated: 2:03 AM 10/31/2014LORDS VALLEY, PA - Prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty for a survivalist accused of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper in an ambush. Survivalist Eric Frein was captured Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a lengthy manhunt that rattled the nerves of area residents. The... (More)
Updated: 11:13 PM 10/30/2014BATON ROUGE - Before week 8, TJ Wisham and his Episcopal Knights were 0-2 in District 6-2A with previously undefeated Northeast coming to visit. But the running back decided enough was enough. Wisham rushing for 123 yards and 3 early touchdowns in the 1st half to lead the Knights... (More)
Updated: 9:51 PM 10/30/2014ST. FRANCISVILLE - A woman says a state vehicle restriping the highway painted her car yellow and she's getting the run-around to fix it. Around 11:30 a.m. Monday, Danielle Landry was driving along Highway 10 in St. Francisville when a Department of Transportation and Development truck was heading toward... (More)
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