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September 20, 2019 - 9:09 pm
A federal judge in New Orleans has sentenced the crew of a container ship to five years in prison for attempting to smuggle more than three tons of cocaine into the United States. “The U.S. Coast Guard interdicted the vessel in international waters south of Costa Rica,” Shane Jones in the United...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2010 file photo, a shrimp boat carrying oil collection booms anchors for the night in Gulf of Mexico off the Mississippi River delta south of Venice, La. It will be months before state officials know whether losses from floods and spillway openings qualify Louisiana as a fisheries disaster. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries officials say floods began around November 2018, and a full 12 months' data is needed to compare to averages for the previous 5 years. The governors of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama asked months ago for US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to declare a fisheries disaster, making federal grants available to affected people. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
Associated Press
September 20, 2019 - 6:39 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fresh water from Midwestern floods has killed oysters along the coasts of three states and cost Mississippi half of its blue crabs. Water that came through a Louisiana spillway killed 95% of the oysters in Mississippi's share of the Mississippi Sound and fed toxic algae blooms...
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Steve Geller
September 20, 2019 - 6:31 pm
The Saints have wrapped up their practice time in Seattle and are raring to go Sunday against the Seahawks. The team will not have QB Drew Brees (thumb), WR Tre’Quan Smith (ankle), and Sheldon Rankins (Achilles), who have all been ruled out. WR Ted Ginn Jr. (thigh), RB Zach Line (knee), and T...
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Chris Miller
September 20, 2019 - 2:48 pm
A Mandeville Police officer was shot and killed this afternoon and another was injured. "I have one policeman that's dead, another that's at a local hospital, being treated for a gunshot wound. He is expected to survive, " said Mandeville Polie Chief Gerald Sticker. "We have a wife that's grieving...
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Thomas Perumean
September 20, 2019 - 1:03 pm
Work on the new terminal at Louis Armstrong International Airport has entered its final days. In the next few weeks the last of touchups and prep work on the terminal interior, lighting, plumbing, set up are taking place. However, the Airport Board has yet to issue an official opening date. Recent...
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Chris Miller
September 20, 2019 - 12:07 pm
A Terrebonne Parish man is in jail on rape, battery, and cruelty to the infirm charges. The sheriff's office says it's thanks to an observant deputy and the bravery of the wheelchair-confined victim, who lived with her alleged assailant. An anonymous call requesting a welfare check led the...
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Don Ames
September 20, 2019 - 10:56 am
Fried Chicken, crabs and meat pies top the menus at this weekend's festivals. And, they've all grown from humble beginnings New Orleans' National Fried Chicken Festival quickly outgrew its initial site at Lafayette Square. "Yeah, we're at Woldenberg Riverfront Park now," says festival founder...
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USA Today
Steve Geller
September 20, 2019 - 9:56 am
Drew Brees is obviously a vital piece to the Saints success, but to think he is the only reason the team wins is in insult to the rest of the guys on the roster. Now, there is no denying things are going to be a whole lot tougher without Brees while he recovers from thumb surgery, but the locker...
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Thomas Perumean
September 20, 2019 - 9:19 am
A $270-million expansion of a methanol plant in Geismar is coming. Air Liquide made the announcement Thursday. The company will construct two air separation units at the Methanex methanol plant in Geismar. The units will produce up to 5,000-tons of oxygen per day. Air Liquide will also provide...
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Thomas Perumean
September 20, 2019 - 8:31 am
When two local area shrimpers went at it over a prime harvesting ground in the Rigolets, the dustup got so out of hand the marine unit of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office had to respond. According to a press release, 35-year-old shrimp boat captain Casey Russell became insensed when he...
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