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The results are in for 2015, and it comes as no surprise that Louisiana continues to lead the nation in having the highest automobile insurance rates.  A new study, just released by the Bankrate Group “ranked all 50 States according to a number of factors that determined where it’s the worst state to drive a car.” The analysis concluded that Louisiana is the worst state for drivers due “in large part because of the nation’s highest car insurance costs and above average fatal crash rate.” 

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jindal-cavutoThe latest polls tell a horrible story for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, the most persistent presidential candidate of them all. According to the Loras College Iowa poll, released today, Jindal is languishing at 1% support in Iowa, tied for 12th place. Thus, Jindal has received no political benefit from his countless trips, speeches and campaign appearances in the Hawkeye state. 

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By IAN HARRISON
Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) - Edwin Encarnacion hit three home runs and tied a Toronto record with nine RBIs as the AL East-leading Blue Rays routed the Detroit Tigers 15-1 Saturday.

Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 24 games, the longest in the majors this season, with a three-run homer off Buck Farmer (0-3) in the first inning. He hit a two-run shot off Guido Knudson in the sixth, then connected for a grand slam against Alex Wilson in the seventh.

By JUAN A. LOZANO
Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - The search for the suspect in the death of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was shot several times while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station continued Saturday morning, authorities said.

Police were speaking with a person who has information about Friday's shooting, Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Deputy Thomas Gilliland said, but that the person is not under arrest, nor is he a suspect or person of interest.

Katrina tried to wash Louisiana away
Thursday, 27 August 2015 09:12

katrina-leveeJust as most Americans remember where they were on 9/11, those of us living on the Gulf Coast remember the fear and concern that enveloped our region ten years ago this week. A lady named Katrina changed many of our lives.  In looking back, many Louisianans felt that maybe New Orleans really was a city that care forgot, and the whole Gulf Coast was thrown in for good measure. This human tragedy has haunted the Bayou State over the past decade as even today the rebuilding effort continues.

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Port Hudson, Louisiana
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 08:27

The motorhome is parked the Thousand Trails RV Resort located La Conner, Washington. I’ve been here several times in past years. I’ll depart here September 2nd.

I’m just hanging out taking maximum advantage of my Thousand Trails membership and very agreeable weather.

Mary’s personal to-do list plate, which can only be handled by herself, continues to over-flow. Recently we acknowledged that her meeting up with me in September, just is not going to happen.

TORONTO (AP) - Swiss teen Belinda Bencic won the Rogers Cup on Sunday, following her upset of Serena Williams with a 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 3-0 victory over an ailing Simona Halep.

Halep was hampered by a left leg injury and heat exhaustion and stopped in the third set.

"I was thinking that I need a miracle to finish the match," Halep said. "I knew that I had no power, so I tried just to finish the match, but at 3-0 I said there is no sense to continue and I stopped.

TORONTO (AP) - Belinda Bencic won the Rogers Cup on Sunday, following her upset of Serena Williams with a 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 3-0 victory over an ailing Simona Halep.

Halep was hampered by a left leg injury and heat exhaustion and stopped in the third set.

Bencic is an 18-year-old Swiss who is ranked 20th. She won for the second time on the WTA Tour.

Her victory over the second-seeded Romanian capped a week of upsets.

By MELINDA DESLATTE
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Federal health officials have warned Louisiana and Alabama that they may be violating federal law by ending state Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood.

Kevin Griffis, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said Thursday that the federal Medicaid agency notified the states of the possible violation.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, running for president, announced on Aug. 3 that his administration was ending provider agreements that reimbursed Planned Parenthood for providing health services to low-income Medicaid patients.

This week, most of the western and northern portions of the country recorded below-normal temperatures while most of the south was above normal, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor and this week's author Brian Fuchs.

Active weather from the central plains into the Midwest brought above-normal precipitation over much of the region while the dryness intensified over the south and into the Gulf Coast.

About 43.9 % of the contiguous U.S. is in some form of drought or dryness currently, compared to 42.3% last week and 47.2% one year ago.

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