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Friday, 03 July 2015 16:00 Written by
This year, the Fourth of July weekend comes with the threat of severe weather for millions of Americans, including the potential for deadly lightning strikes. So, why are lightning strikes more likely to happen during the month of July? This year alone, 14 people have been killed by lightning. Experts worry that number could rise as they say July is typically the month that sees the highest lightning strikes and fatalities. The National Weather Service…
Rookie quarterback Garrett Grayson says New Orleans Saints were one of three teams on his wish list
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Crowley's Jacq'co Price 'on the rise,' including LSU interest, Tulane offer
Friday, 03 July 2015 15:55 Written by
Crowley — Meet Jacq'co Price. The Crowley standout remains a relative mystery to many fans — and even college coaches — despite quickly racking up major recruiting attention in recent months from programs such as LSU, Tulane, Louisiana-Lafayette, ULM, Southern Miss, Southeastern Louisiana, McNeese State, Memphis and Arkansas State. That obscurity outside of the area could be subject to change sooner than later, though. In fact, Gents coach Joshua Fontenot strongly expects it. "He's an
Proposal to name bicycle loop after slain Mickey Shunick
Friday, 03 July 2015 15:51 Written by
The Lafayette City-Parish Council on Tuesday will consider naming a loop of proposed and current bicycle pathways in honor of murdered cyclist Michaela “Mickey” Shunick, whose 2012 disappearance while she biked home one night gripped the community and reached the nation. The proposed “Mickey Shunick Memorial Bike Loop” will circle about eight miles around the city’s core, including past Shunick’s ghost-bike memorial on St. Landry Street that marks the spot of her abduction.
50 new Americans take the oath at the World War II Museum
Friday, 03 July 2015 15:46 Written by
The Fourth of July weekend kicked off Friday morning (July 3) with 50 new citizens taking the Oath of Allegiance at the National World War II Museum. Among them was Abraham Martinez, 25, who packed into a van with the
La’el Collins has something to prove
Friday, 03 July 2015 15:34 Written by
Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman La'el Collins looks on during an NFL football organized team activity in May.(Photo: AP) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE BEREA, Ohio – La’el Collins could have arrived at the NFL rookie symposium last week and looked at his peers with envy. From the players who were drafted in the first round to those selected some 200 picks later, in the seventh round, each of them
New Orleans bar loses permit to sell liquor
Friday, 03 July 2015 15:25 Written by
A New Orleans Civil Court District judge has denied a motion from a French Quarter bar to stop the state from revoking its permit to sell alcohol. According to court records, the Last Call bar had sought a restraining order that would it to continue selling liquor. Judge Tiffany Chase dismissed the request this week. The Louisiana Office of Alcohol & Tobacco Control had revoked Last Call's permit for failing to comply with a previously…
She's smoking! Emma Roberts puffs on cigarette as she flashes lacy bra during break on New Orleans set
Friday, 03 July 2015 15:12 Written by
ByLaurel Brown for MailOnline Published: 15:02 EST, 3 July 2015 | Updated: 15:02 EST, 3 July 2015 View comments Emma Roberts had an unusual costume while working on the New Orleans set of her latest project. The 24-year-old actress was spotted there on Friday while
Where Are Ranked-Choice Elections Currently Held?
Friday, 03 July 2015 15:12 Written by
Typically when a person enters the voting booth, they vote for one person for each position that is available, but in some places throughout the United States, ranked-choice voting is used. Ranked-choice voting, also known as instant-runoff voting, allows constituents to vote for their first-, second- and third-choice candidates in case a politician does not receive a majority of the vote, according to the Minneapolis city website. Ranked-choice voting was first used in the
LIST: Fourth of July events, fireworks listings
Friday, 03 July 2015 15:10 Written by
Here’s a list of events happening for the Independence Day holiday weekend, beginning on Friday. Related Morning Call in Metairie robbed early...Fifty become U.S. citizens in...Man wears clerk uniform to rob...Essence Festival gets underwayNOPD: woman

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