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  • Pat Shingleton: "Fish Kill From - On High"

    October 22, 2013 6:54 PM

    On October 23, 1947, a cafe in Marksville was suddenly filled with news that fish were falling from the sky. As noted in a previous column, a Dept. of Wildlife Fisheries biologist noted, "In an 80,000 square foot area, thousands of native freshwater fish, landed on Main and Monroe Streets.... more »
  • Tribe quits deal for Louisiana casino

    February 4, 2013 7:21 PM

    An Indian tribe from Oklahoma walked away from a deal to buy the bankrupt DiamondJacks casino in Bossier City and a similar operation in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The deal was for $125 million. Global Gaming Solutions, part of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, claims in court papers the DiamondJacks operation had... more »
  • La. tax preparer pleads guilty to tax evasion

    February 10, 2012 4:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana tax preparer has pleaded guilty to preparing and filing false income tax returns for his customers. Sixty-year-old James W. Nelson, of LaPlace, also pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge he failed to pay more than $21,000 in taxes on his own income. Federal prosecutors say... more »
  • 13 year old's Joyride Ends in Crash

    July 14, 2011 7:24 PM

    Police in Monroe say a 13 year old took the car keys of someone visiting his grandmother and took a car for a joyride, hitting a six year old girl and crashing into another car. Police say the girl is in critical condition and the boy was booked into juvenile... more »

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