Bells toll to remember enslaved Africans in America

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VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) – Bells will ring in a Civil War battleground in Mississippi to remember enslaved Africans who were brought to North America 400 years ago. A ceremony is taking place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Vicksburg National Military Park. It commemorates the 400th year that people of African descent have lived on this continent. Several Read More

Hot air balloons to invade Carencro

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CARENCRO, La. (AP) – Hot air balloons are heading to Louisiana’s Acadiana region for “Glow in the Cro,” a new event taking place over the Labor Day holiday weekend. The Advertiser reports Carencro’s inaugural two-night celebration is $5 to attend and will feature food trucks, carnival rides and 20 hot air balloons that will light up Read More

29 students ticketed after brawl at area high school

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HAMMOND – Twenty-nine students were ticketed after a brawl at Hammond High Magnet School this week. The Daily Star newspaper reported the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office said the group of kids were ticketed for disturbing the peace. The incident happened Thursday. No one was hurt, authorities said. The fight involved both male and female students. Read More

Louisiana farmers to receive help with pesticide disposal

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Louisiana’s agriculture department is starting a program to collect unwanted pesticides from farmers. The pickup program will be held at different locations around the state annually, with the first dates and dropoff locations to be announced in late September. LSU AgCenter extension agents will help compile the inventory list of Read More

Local customers may be affected as AT&T employees go on strike

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BATON ROUGE – Three hundred AT&T repairmen, installation technicians, and construction workers in the capital city are on strike over what they are calling bad bargaining practices. The labor union representing the workers is calling out AT&T for unfair labor practices during negotiations for a new contract. In total, 22,000 employees across nine states started picketing Read More

Funeral service held in Lafayette for former Gov. Kathleen Blanco

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LAFAYETTE – Family and friends gathered Saturday morning to honor former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco at St. John the Evangelist Cathedral.  Visitation was held from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with a mass immediately following at Blanco’s home place of worship. She will be buried in a private service in Grand Coteau, in St. Landry Read More

3 City of Shreveport employees arrested

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SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) – Three City of Shreveport employees are facing charges. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator said Friday that the Department of Water and Sewerage workers each are accused of felony theft. He says detectives discovered that 44-year-old Tobashia Watson had a large concrete driveway installed at her home that she collaborated with co-worker, Read More

Drainage crews prepare for potential weekend downpour

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BATON ROUGE – Widespread rain will continue through the weekend. That means there’s a high possibility for street flooding. Drainage crews spent the day trying to prevent this cleaning and fixing up ditches including a catch-basin on Coursey Boulevard. “The saw washed out from underneath the roadway so our crews were out making repairs on Read More

Deputies: Would-be robber high-fives clerk, leaves knife

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Photo: Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) – Authorities say a would-be robber laughed, dropped his knife and high-fived a South Carolina drugstore employee after she told him they didn’t have any money or a specific brand of painkillers. Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Barfield said 63-year-old Gary Broome was arrested shortly after Read More

Algae continues to take over LSU lakes, fish ordered

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BATON ROUGE – Algae in University Lake is growing and getting worse. But a solution is in the works. BREC, which maintains the lake, says it’s ordered carp to help curb the problem. The fish will come from out of state, but BREC says it’s not sure when they will arrive. BREC is also researching Read More