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West Nile virus remains active in south Louisiana

Monday, 15 September 2014 04:53
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - At a time when reports of West Nile virus infections usually begin to drop, the latest numbers from Louisiana health officials show the virus is still very active. The state has 92 total cases in 13 parishes, with 41 of those neuroinvasive. Most of those neuroinvasive cases are in East Baton Rouge Parish. While most patients with West Nile will never know they're sick, a small percent will develop symptoms…
Jindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy
Monday, 15 September 2014 04:46
WASHINGTON (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says President Barack Obama's administration has failed to do enough to harness the nation's energy potential. The possible Republican presidential candidate says Obama's policies have limited oil and natural gas production on federal lands, stalled approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and pushed regulations on power plants. Jindal outlined steps Tuesday to boost domestic energy production at a breakfast with reporters sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor.
BP to Cut Alaska Jobs After Oil Field Disposals
Monday, 15 September 2014 02:07
BP <BP.L> will cut around 275 staff and contractor jobs in its Alaska operations in early 2015 following the sale of its interests in four oil fields in the North Slope area, it said on Tuesday. BP, one of the largest oil producers in Alaska, last April announced the sale of the fields to privately held Hilcorp, though it remains committed to developing Alaska's Prudhoe Bay, the largest oil field in North America.
Lafayette Police officers are searching for a hit and run suspect
Monday, 15 September 2014 01:45
LAFAYETTE, LA - The Lafayette Police department investigators are on the hunt for a truck driver who hit a pedestrian early Sunday morning. The crash occurred on the 2700 block of the NE Frontage Road. The 17-year-old young man was walking along the roadway when a truck traveling north on Frontage Road struck the man. The truck continued driving after the crash.
BP to cut 275 jobs in Alaska after oil field disposals
Monday, 15 September 2014 01:31
LONDON (Reuters) - BP (BP.L) will cut around 275 staff and contractor jobs in its Alaska operations in early 2015 following the sale of its interests in four oil fields in the North Slope area, it said on Tuesday. BP, one of the largest oil producers in Alaska, last April announced the sale of the fields to privately held Hilcorp, though it remains committed to developing Alaska's Prudhoe Bay, the largest oil field in North…
Strauss: How Common Core’s recommended books fail children of color
Monday, 15 September 2014 01:00
(By Astrid Riecken/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST) Critics of the Common Core have questioned a number of different aspects of the standards, including how they were written, whether they are developmentally appropriate and whether too much emphasis has been placed on non-fiction at the cost of literature. Here is a look at an issue that has gotten little attention: How the recommended books in the appendix of the standards try to meet the needs of students…
‘I just want to win games’
Monday, 15 September 2014 00:04
CLEVELAND — Ever since television cameras caught Saints running back Mark Ingram throwing what appeared to be a temper tantrum on the sideline during a 37-34 Saints defeat in Atlanta on Sept. 7, the public has been trying to figure out what may have gotten the New Orleans running back so heated. When asked Sunday if it was about how much his team has been playing him, Ingram — who had just recorded 11 carries…
Three and out
Monday, 15 September 2014 00:04
1 What we learned The Saints’ 37-34 overtime loss at Atlanta last week wasn’t just a tough road game against a bitter rival. Many of the same demons that plagued New Orleans in Week 1 caught a connecting flight to Cleveland. The Saints cut down on the yards allowed but couldn’t make a critical stop on the final drive — in fact, Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins couldn’t have been more open to set up the…
CenLamar Pledge Drive: Buy My Loyalty
Monday, 15 September 2014 00:03
Eight years ago, when I started this little blog, I never imagined that it eventually would be read by over a million people, that it would be referenced in national and international media, or that it would be honored with the Ashley Morris Award at the annual Rising Tide conference. Among other things, this little website has allowed me to sit on the floor of the Democratic National Convention in 2008 and on the back…
Persons of interest sought in NOPD officer shooting
Sunday, 14 September 2014 23:52
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department released surveillance photos containing two men who are persons of interest in the shooting of an NOPD officer. The shooting took place early Sunday morning at the corner of Elysian Fields and Saint Claude Avenues. According to police, the men are not suspects in the shooting, but detectives believe that they have information pertaining to the incident. They are shown in the photos, wearing light-colored…

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