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Week 9 Friday night prep football scores
Friday, 31 October 2014 22:58

Airline 26, Captain Shreve 16

Amite 35, Independence 0

Archbishop Rummel 31, Holy Cross 7

Ascension Catholic 34, White Castle 20

Ascension Christian School 26, East

Halloween hits Yulman Stadium
Friday, 31 October 2014 22:58

Tulane football fans swapped their green and blue for black and orange and other spooky splendor on Halloween night.

As the Green Wave took on the

If you look through the App Store reviews for Facebook Paper, it doesn't take long to find the recurring theme.

“So much better than the main Facebook app,” one user wrote.

“It is light years ahead of the standard Facebook app and everyone that can should delete the native app and use this one,” wrote another.

A third user was blunt: “Facebook should strongly consider making Paper its official iOS app instead of the awful main app.

Senator’s remarks spark debate
Friday, 31 October 2014 22:55

As Republicans piled on Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu for racially tinged comments they claimed insulted the people of Louisiana, black elected officials and others Friday said Landrieu simply stated the obvious.

At issue was Landrieu’s response Thursday to an NBC News interviewer who asked her why the Louisiana electorate is so hostile to Barack Obama, a Democrat who is the nation’s first African-American president.

Landrieu, who is seeking re-election Tuesday in a hard-fought campaign against a strong Republican challenger, at first pointed to Obama’s opposition to the pro-energy policies that she and other Louisianians favor.

AMITE — A Tangipahoa Parish jury found 34-year-old Christopher Johnson, of Independence, guilty of second-degree murder Thursday in the 2001 shooting death of a Piggly Wiggly employee who attempted to stop an armed robbery.

It was Johnson’s accomplice, Kelvin Thomas, who shot the employee, but the 12-member jury took less than two hours to find Johnson guilty as a principal to the shooting, Rachael Domiano Beard, spokeswoman for 21st Judicial District Attorney Scott Perrilloux, said in a news release.

Ash created when items belonging to a Dallas Ebola victim were incinerated is not coming to Louisiana.

State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Friday afternoon that his office had reached an agreement with a Texas incinerator and a Louisiana landfill.

That agreement says the incinerated ash cannot be transported to, nor disposed of, in the Lake Charles-area landfill.

Material associated with the Ebola victim had been incinerated at Veolia Environmental in Port Arthur, Texas, in early to mid-October.

Boko Haram talks? Don't bet on it (Opinion)
Friday, 31 October 2014 22:46
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Despite ceasefire claims, Boko Haram attacks continue, says Darren Kew
  • Nigerian President's priority is next year's election, Kew says
  • Kew: Nigerian journalists skeptical over Boko Haram "talks"

Editor's note: Editor's note: Darren Kew is associate professor and chairman of the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance at UMASS Boston, and Executive Director of its Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development. The views expressed are his own.

U.S. advisers to ISIS hot zone?
Friday, 31 October 2014 22:46
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Joint Chiefs spokesman says plan "is not a change in mission nor is it a combat role"
  • U.S. currently has advisers assisting Iraqis in Irbil and
  • Joint Chiefs chairman: Sunni tribes fighting ISIS need Iraqi military support
  • ISIS has killed some 400 members of one Sunni tribe in Anbar in recent days

Washington (CNN) -- Pentagon officials are readying a plan that would deploy U.S. military advisers to the volatile Iraqi province of Anbar to advise and assist Iraqi security forces in a region currently dominated by ISIS militants.

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