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Police chase ends in death of Georgia teenager with heart transplant

Wednesday, 01 April 2015 11:01 Written by
ATLANTA (Reuters) - A Georgia teenager who had received a heart transplant after a national debate about whether he deserved the operation died during a high-speed chase with police in a stolen car, authorities said on Wednesday. Anthony Stokes, 17, who had an enlarged heart, initially was denied a transplant at an Atlanta hospital two years ago for failing to take his medicine and not showing up for doctor’s appointments, according to his family. As…
After false gunshot report, Chalmette couple booked on meth charges
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 11:01 Written by
After St. Bernard Parish sheriff's deputies received a false call about possible gunshots fired at Chalmette home, the man and woman living there were arrested Sunday (March 29) when deputies saw dugs inside, according to the the Sheriff's Office. Kevin
I-12 widening in Slidell area to begin soon
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 11:01 Written by
Construction will start soon on a nearly $21 million project to widen Interstate 12 between U.S. 11 and North Shore Boulevard/Airport Road in the Slidell area, the state highway department said Wednesday (April 1). The state Department of Transportation and
Opening of Chef John Folse Culinary Institute delayed, newspaper reports
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 11:01 Written by
The new Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University was scheduled for completion in December, but weather and shipping delays have pushed back the grand opening until April or early May, The Daily Comet reports. Construction of the
With a splash, Lafreniere Park Spray Pad opens Saturday
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 11:01 Written by
Splish, splash, splosh. Lafreniere Park's 4,000 square foot spray pad opens Saturday (Apr. 4) to splash revelers with 135 gallons of water per minute, from noon to 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, according to a news release from the
Youth sports are fertile ground for lawsuits, Washington Post reports
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 10:57 Written by
An increasing number of judges, as opposed to referees, are now deciding disputes about youth sports, according to the Washington Post. Parents, concerned about their children's futures in high school and college athletics and the significant financial investment that youth
The Best Thing I Ate in New Orleans: High Hat Cafe's oyster-fennel soup
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 10:57 Written by
There are few dining experiences more thrilling than dipping a spoon into a bowl of soup and pulling out an oyster. There are also few experiences as potentially disappointing. Oysters - particularly plump Gulf of Mexico oysters - can be
Louisiana in Top 5 states in mood-altering drug use, Gallup poll finds
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 10:52 Written by
More than one in five Louisiana residents report using a drug or medicated substance to alter their mood or relax on a near-daily basis, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday. Louisiana’s rate of 22.9 percent for daily drug/medication use puts it in the Top 5 states nationally. West Virginia is No. 1, with a rate of 28.1 percent, followed by Rhode Island (25.9%), Kentucky (24.5%), Alabama (24.2%) and Louisiana. States with the
Zachary teacher, librarian wins library media award
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 10:45 Written by
Desiree AlexanderZachary teacher Desiree Alexander recently earned the 2015 School Library Media Specialist Award presented by the Louisiana Association of School Librarians. The award is given to the school library media specialist who has demonstrated through action and philosophy a dedication to the mission and goals of the media specialist profession, according to the Louisiana Library Association. Alexander is the 2014-15 Teacher of the Year at Zachary Career and Technical Center, a
New Orleans Saints sign cornerback Kyle Wilson
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 10:45 Written by
The New Orleans Saints have signed free-agent cornerback Kyle Wilson, the team announced on Wednesday. Wilson, 27, was a first-round draft pick of the New York Jets in 2010. More coming soon.
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