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Deputy U.S. marshal shot dead in Louisiana

Monday, 09 March 2015 09:37
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A deputy U.S. marshal was shot dead in Louisiana on Tuesday by a man wanted in connection with an earlier shooting, local media reported, citing authorities and a hospital official. The suspect was shot and wounded in the incident in Baton Rouge and is in custody, Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres said, according to the Baton Rouge Advocate newspaper.
Deputy U.S. marshal shot dead in Louisiana: local media
Monday, 09 March 2015 09:10
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A deputy U.S. marshal was shot dead in Louisiana on Tuesday by a man wanted in connection with an earlier shooting, local media reported, citing authorities and a hospital official. The suspect was shot and wounded in the incident in Baton Rouge and is in custody, Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres said, according to the Baton Rouge Advocate newspaper.
CDC seeks more clues to bioterror lab accident
Sunday, 08 March 2015 14:52
Federal health investigators are back at the Tulane National Primate Research Center in Louisiana this week seeking the source of the lab accident that has somehow exposed at least seven monkeys to a deadly bioterror bacteria. State officials, meanwhile, are planning to test wildlife and domestic animals in the surrounding area for possible exposure. Investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began arriving Monday at the sprawling laboratory and monkey breeding compound north…
Retrial uncertain in 1976 Reno murder case with new DNA
Saturday, 07 March 2015 21:19
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Thirty-six years ago this month, police learned that a mental patient at a hospital in Louisiana was claiming she killed "a girl named Michelle" in Reno three years earlier. Cathy Woods later recanted the confession, but was convicted of murder twice and spent most of the past three decades in Nevada prisons for the 1976 stabbing death of Michelle Mitchell on the edge of the University of Nevada campus.
LSP: 11 injured in school bus crash in Rapides Parish
Saturday, 07 March 2015 11:21
RAPIDES PARISH, LA (KSLA) - A Wednesday morning school bus crash in Rapides Parish sent 11 children to the hospital. Louisiana State Police responded to the crash around 6:15 a.m. on LA Hwy. 121 south of LA Hwy. 496. Authorities say the crash involved a 2001 International school bus driven by 33-year-old Jake D. Lawson of Boyce, LA.
P&S Surgical Hospital Recognized for Quality, Cost Effective Bariatric Surgery
Friday, 06 March 2015 16:40
MONROE -- (Press Release) Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana has recognized P&S Surgical Hospital as one of the nation’s first hospitals to receive a Blue Distinction® Center+ designation in the area of Bariatric Surgery for Gastric Stapling. P&S Surgical Hospital has also received a Blue Distinction® Center designation in the area of Bariatric Surgery for Gastric Banding. Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) are nationally designated healthcare facilities that meet overall quality measures for patient…
Annual fundraiser helps charity hospital
Thursday, 05 March 2015 16:58
Under the shadow of a centuries-old oak tree, local politicians, businessmen, parish officials, law enforcement figures and hospital executives mingled with each other as a cold breeze blew in but failed to dampen the lively atmosphere of “A Night for Goodness' Sake.” “I would say there's been more of a crowd this year than in the past,” the Houma Republican said as he surveyed the party with a beaming smile.
Promise of New Mercy Hospital Joplin is Delivered as Hospital Opens in Record Time
Thursday, 05 March 2015 07:15
JOPLIN, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Demolished in the May 22, 2011, EF-5 tornado – the deadliest tornado in the U.S. since 1947 – the new Mercy Hospital Joplin is set to open its doors to patients on March 22, 2015. The $465 million (total project cost), 205-private room hospital replaces the former St. John’s Mercy Regional Medical Center.
Louisiana Law Would Drastically Limit Abortion Access
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 05:50
A Louisiana law that could close all of the state’s abortion facilities by requiring providers to have hospital admitting privileges would force three-quarters of the state’s women to travel 150 miles or more each way for services, an analysis by UC San Francisco researchers has found. The authors note that the study may actually underestimate the distance women would have to travel, since three of the closest states to Louisiana – Texas, Mississippi and Alabama…
New Orleans' state hospital operators say Jindal budget leaves them short
Monday, 02 March 2015 08:46
BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana has built a $1.1 billion medical teaching hospital in New Orleans, but the manager of the soon-to-be-opened University Medical Center says Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget leaves it millions short of the operating cash it needs. Altogether, private operators of the state-owned hospitals previously run by LSU asked for $142 million more than Jindal proposed to spend on them in the fiscal year that begins July 1.
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