Ground breaking ceremony to be held for Comite Diversion Canal project

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ZACHARY – A symbolic ground-breaking ceremony will take place Wednesday at the project site of the much anticipated Comite River Diversion Canal. The canal was first thought up just a few years after the devastating 1983 flood. The project was approved in 1992.  Crews have started some work already. Pipelines are being relocated allowing some Read More

Detectives investigating Tuesday night shooting in Lafourche Parish

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LAFOURCHE – Deputies with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office are investigating a shooting that sent one person to the hospital. The incident was reported Tuesday night on Cypress Court in Gray. Authorities say a male victim was transported in critical condition. Detectives took a male suspect into custody who allegedly admitted to the shooting. No Read More

Deputies searching for suspects in string of vehicle burglaries

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DENHAM SPRINGS – Authorities are looking for suspects connected to several vehicle burglaries reported in Livingston Parish. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, multiple burglaries were reported off Greystone Drive in Denham Springs. Numerous items were stolen including guns, wallets, GPS devices, and dash mounted cameras. One victim was alerted when someone attempted to Read More

Tiger baseball falters late in Wally Pontiff Classic

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METAIRIE – The LSU Tiger baseball team gave up back-to-back home runs in the 8th inning and lost 6-5 to Louisiana-Lafayette on Tuesday night in the annual Wally Pontiff Classic game in New Orleans. The game was a back and forth affair until late in the game when Cajuns rightfielder Orynn Veillon blasted a two-run Read More

Former Governor Kathleen Blanco under hospice care

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BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana State Legislature announced Tuesday that former Governor Kathleen Blanco is under hospice care.  Blanco was diagnosed with ocular melanoma in 2011, and the disease reappeared during a checkup in 2017. In December 2018, she publicly said there’s “no escape” from the incurable cancer that has spread throughout her body. “I think Read More

Donations for burned black churches up after Notre Dame fire

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ST. LANDRY PARISH – A crowdfunding campaign for three African American churches in Louisiana recently gutted by arson has climbed after social media posts urging the public not to forget them amid the focus on the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral. A Tuesday tweet from Hillary Clinton noted the Paris tragedy in while reminding followers to Read More

Court upholds conviction of child molester’s killer

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Without comment, the court on Monday rejected 25-year-old Jace Crehan’s appeal of his second-degree murder conviction, which carries a mandatory life sentence. The Advocate reports that Crehan was convicted in December 2017 of stabbing and strangling 47-year-old Robert Noce Jr. in Noce’s trailer in Zachary. Noce had two weeks earlier been put on probation after Read More

House Republicans refuse $39M increase for Louisiana schools

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BATON ROUGE (AP) – House Republicans blocked passage of a $3.8 billion Louisiana public school financing formula, supporting its teacher pay raises but objecting to a separate boost for school districts. On a party-line vote Tuesday, the House Education Committee refused the proposal submitted by Louisiana’s top school board for next year. Instead, lawmakers asked Read More

St. Louis man accused of killing wife after release on bail

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Photo: St. Louis Today ST. LOUIS (AP) – A St. Louis man jailed for domestic violence was freed after a nonprofit group posted his $5,000 bail. Authorities say he then went to his wife’s home and beat her to death. Samuel Lee Scott was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Read More