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Your tax refund may be delayed because of budget cuts, IRS warns

Thursday, 18 December 2014 23:09
WASHINGTON -- Budget cuts at the IRS could delay tax refunds, reduce taxpayer services and hurt enforcement efforts, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Thursday. About half
West Jefferson hospital deal hits new snags
Thursday, 18 December 2014 23:07
Negotiations to lease parish-owned West Jefferson Medical Center to a private operator appear once again to be in trouble, with a key negotiator for the Jefferson Parish Council accusing LCMC Health of radically altering its offer for the hospital, potentially lowering the value of the deal by $29 million. Also, once again, LCMC officials have sought to downplay the concerns raised by consultant Josh Nemzoff. In an email to parish officials this week, Nemzoff accused…
Jim Henderson's Black & Gold Breakdown: Falcons at Saints
Thursday, 18 December 2014 23:07
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Two victories in a row, one at a time. That's what both the Saints and the Falcons need to do to win the NFC South. Win out and win the division. For the first time all season, the Saints have sole possession of first place in the South. But that should breed little complacency for a team that's saddled with a four-game losing streak at home and has only enjoyed…
Harahan City Council pushes budget woes on to special meeting
Thursday, 18 December 2014 23:04
A series of proposed revisions to Harahan's 2014 budget Thursday (Dec. 18) flustered council members, who voted to hold a special meeting on Monday to clear
Hacking claims delay Roper lawsuit
Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:09
The criminal investigation of possible hacking by fired parish attorney Mary Roper halted her civil lawsuit against the city parish Thursday. State Judge Tim Kelley delayed hearing the case at the urging of attorney Murphy Foster, who is representing the city-parish. The judge had been scheduled to hold a trial and several witnesses were expected to testify. Roper sued the city government and several council members over what she claimed was their refusal to cough…
Guns, cash, drugs found at home
Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:09
Authorities on Wednesday found guns, cash and nearly 25 pounds of marijuana at the home of a Baton Rouge man they arrested and accused of selling drugs. Baton Rouge police conducted surveillance for several hours on the home of Sittipong Jitarun, 31, according to the arrest report. When he opened his door, officers smelled the “very strong, unmistakable odor” of marijuana emanating from the home on 9050 Eastbank Drive, the arrest report says.
Opelousas protests
Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:09
OPELOUSAS —“Hands up! Don’t shoot!” “Enough is enough!” “Every life matters!” Familiar chants rang through Courthouse Square in Opelousas as a crowd gathered peacefully Thursday evening to join the national conversation denouncing police brutality and racial profiling. About 70 people braved the chill and threat of rain to show support, some watching from the streets and sidewalks, while others lined the steps of the St. Landry Parish Courthouse with posters and T-shirts that read “I…
Our Lady of the Lake College announces December 2014 graduates
Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:09
More than 160 Our Lady of the Lake College students will be conferred master’s, bachelor’s or associate degrees during the college’s commencement exercises at 2 p.m. Friday in the Baton Rouge River Center. Anticipating trends in healthcare, the college transitioned from offering associate degrees in nursing and now offers only bachelor’s degrees in nursing. This graduation ceremony features the college’s first foundational bachelor’s degree class. The Rev. Matthew P. Lorrain, pastor, of St.
WORD GAMES
Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:07
It became a running joke last year when the microphones on the field repeatedly picked up Peyton Manning barking “Omaha” at the line of scrimmage during a Denver Broncos game. The call became so synonymous with the quarterback that Manning can now be heard yelling the catchphrase in commercials. After the Broncos beat the Patriots in the playoffs last year, the Omaha Chamber of Commerce tweeted a video of Manning yelling the phrase against a…
Pelicans get big night from Davis in road win
Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:07
New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis, left, is fouled by Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)HOUSTON — New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans will miss Thursday’s game against the Rockets with a knee injury.

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