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Monday, 20 October 2014 20:16
A pair of familiar faces are squaring off again in a Nov. 4 election for a state judgeship in St. Charles Parish, two years after they met in a tightly contested race for the same Division E seat on the 29th Judicial District Court in Hahnville. Judge Michele Morel, of Luling, won that race, a 2012 special election to fill the seat left vacant after Judge Robert Chaisson was elected to Louisiana’s 5th Circuit Court…
Council eyes limiting Peralta’s authority
Monday, 20 October 2014 20:16
The St. Bernard Parish Council is slated to vote Tuesday on imposing a six-month freeze on new hires and salary raises for current employees — moves that would limit the authority of the parish’s embattled first-term president, David Peralta, who faces mounting criminal charges. Both ordinances were introduced earlier this month after a lengthy closed-door session near the end of the council’s Oct. 7 meeting. One would put in place a moratorium on salary increases…
Improving? Yes, but...
Monday, 20 October 2014 20:16
Everywhere else Monday, Who Datians were pretty much resigned to the realization this was neither the team nor the season they’d believed it would be. But at 5800 Airline Drive, things were positively upbeat. In the Saints locker, room the players were joking around, maybe a little more than usual. Some were lounging on a couch playing a video game. The rest weren’t going out of their way to avoid talking to the media as…
Workers indicted in water tests
Monday, 20 October 2014 19:15
Two St. John the Baptist Parish employees responsible for testing chlorine levels in the parish water supply — an important safety measure against a potentially dangerous amoeba — were indicted on Monday, accused of faking the results of tests they never actually carried out. Kevin Branch, 54, of LaPlace, and Danielle Roussel, 43, of Paulina, each face charges of malfeasance in office and filing or maintaining false public records. The charges each carry a potential…
Rouses, Associated Grocers reach settlement
Monday, 20 October 2014 19:15
Thibodaux retail grocery chain Rouses Enterprises and Baton Rouge-based wholesale grocery supplier Associated Grocers have reached an undisclosed settlement in a legal dispute after three days of trial last week. “The Rouse family is very satisfied with this resolution,” managing partner Donny Rouse said in a statement Monday. He said terms of the settlement are confidential. Rouses had claimed in a lawsuit that it had been ousted improperly from membership in Associated Grocers in 2008…
Man pleads not guilty in dancer’s killing
Monday, 20 October 2014 19:15
Terry Speaks pleaded not guilty Monday morning in the death of Bourbon Street dancer Jaren Lockhart, who was stabbed to death two years ago, dismembered and thrown into the Gulf of Mexico. Speaks, who is accused of committing the murder with his girlfriend, faces charges of second-degree murder and obstruction of justice. He was extradited to Louisiana from New York last week after serving time on an unrelated charge. His alleged accomplice, Margaret Sanchez, entered…
Jindal issues executive order aimed at providing better protection for rape victims
Monday, 20 October 2014 18:56
Gov. Bobby Jindal issued an executive order Monday evening (Oct. 20.) demanding the Board of Regents and the Crime Victims Reparations Board take immediate steps to
Textron lays off 200 from Slidell military plants
Monday, 20 October 2014 18:14
SLIDELL — Textron plans to lay off about 200 workers from its two Slidell armored vehicle plants, saying it’s temporarily shutting down production. Workers were told earlier this month that they would be laid off effective Nov. 3. Company spokesman Tom Williams said Textron, an industrial conglomerate based in Providence, Rhode Island, is re-planning vehicle production and looks to restart production sometime within the next year. “It is our hope that some of the affected…
Two St. John the Baptist Parish employees accused of faking water tests
Monday, 20 October 2014 18:14
Two St. John the Baptist Parish employees responsible for testing chlorine levels in the parish water supply — an important safety measure against a potentially dangerous amoeba — were indicted on Monday, accused of faking the results of tests they never actually carried out. Kevin Branch, 54, of LaPlace, and Danielle Roussel, 43, of Paulina, each face charges of malfeasance in office and filing or maintaining false public records. The charges carry a potential sentence…
Ajinca front-runner for Pelicans’ No. 2 center spot
Monday, 20 October 2014 18:14
BALTIMORE — When Alexis Ajinca joined the Pelicans in December, he found himself in an unusual position. He didn’t just arrive in New Orleans from a different team, but from an entirely different league. After three seasons in the NBA, Ajinca returned to his native France for two and a half years to regain his footing. His eye, though, was still fixed on the United States and a return to the league he debuted in…
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