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Lesbian couple denied service, LA lawmaker defends business

Monday, 03 August 2015 22:05 Written by
LOUISIANA (KSLA) - A Louisiana bakery says they're standing up for what they believe in by refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Now, a Bossier City state representative is coming to the bakery's defense. "The situation down in Houma, Louisiana is typical of others we've seen develop on this issue," said State Representative Mike Johnson. Sarah Matherne and Jenita Billiot are a Houma couple who recently decided to marry and wanted…
Drake to ask board to lower GPA eligibility to 1.5
Monday, 03 August 2015 22:00 Written by
Advocate staff file photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Superintendent Warren Drake.East Baton Rouge Parish middle and high school students will likely need just a 1.5 grade-point average if they want to take part in sports and other extracurricular activities this school year, rather than the 2.0 gpa they’ve had to achieve for the past decade.
Circus tent collapses in New Hampshire, killing 2, injuring 15
Monday, 03 August 2015 22:00 Written by
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A circus tent collapsed when a severe storm raked a northern New Hampshire fairground Monday, killing two people and injuring 15 others, authorities said. WMUR-TV reported that state Department of Safety spokesman Michael Todd confirmed the
50 Cent says expenses $108,000 a month; $72,000 for mansion
Monday, 03 August 2015 22:00 Written by
HARTFORD, CONN. — Rapper 50 Cent says in a Connecticut bankruptcy court filing he spends $108,000 a month on his expenses, including $5,000 for gardening. He has a monthly income of $185,000, mainly from royalties and interest on his investments.
Jindal hits variation on his familiar theme in N.H. forum, parades favorite ... - The Advocate
Monday, 03 August 2015 21:45 Written by
Republican presidential candidate, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks during a forum Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)Gov. Bobby Jindal played familiar rhetorical notes in his appearance Monday in a nationally televised forum featuring most of the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential candidates, who produced few if any surprises or shocks.
Tropical update: Low off Georgia not expected to develop
Monday, 03 August 2015 21:27 Written by
The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a weak area of low pressure off the Georgia coast that is producing showers and thunderstorms in southeastern Georgia and northern Florida. "Upper-level winds are not expected to be conducive for development while this
N.O. lawyer goes to trial in shoving Bears chairman
Monday, 03 August 2015 21:17 Written by
A New Orleans criminal defense lawyer charged with shoving a high-ranking member of the Chicago Bears organization to the ground when the Saints played at Soldier Field late last year is slated to go to trial Tuesday in Illinois. Richard V. “Rick” Kohnke, 58, could face a year in prison and a $2,500 fine if he is convicted, said Steve Campbell, a spokesman for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. He might also
New filing questions Nagin case
Monday, 03 August 2015 21:17 Written by
A New Orleans businessman claims in a new court filing that federal prosecutors were so eager to build their case against former Mayor Ray Nagin that they allowed one of their star witnesses, crooked Mandeville businessman Frank Fradella, to keep millions of dollars in ill-gotten gains. The Monday filing by Scott Sewell says that Sewell — a former business partner of Fradella’s — was cheated out of more than $5 million by Fradella,
Livingston panel hits impasse on pit issue
Monday, 03 August 2015 21:17 Written by
LIVINGSTON — Big holes, small holes, many holes, few holes, holes in dirt, holes in sand, fishing holes, mining holes — A Livingston Parish committee discussed recesses in the ground of all types for nearly an hour Monday night only to reach a stalemate. “God, I hate this job some days!” Committee Chairwoman Sonya Collins quipped amidst the debate. Last year, the Parish Council signed off on an ordinance that set restrictions
The Latest: Santorum says Fiorina good choice for $20 bill
Monday, 03 August 2015 21:08 Written by
From left, Republican presidential candidates, former New York Gov. George Pataki, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal listen to another candidate speak during a forum Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
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