St. George incorporation effort looks to December for issue to go before voters

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:02
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The St. George movement to incorporate will not be placed on the November ballot after organizers failed to reach the number of signatures required to put the issue before voters. Organizers said early last week that they had about 17,000 of the required 18,000 signatures needed for it to appear on the ballot. Lionel Rainey III said Wednesday morning it is believed volunteers likely collected about 200 more signatures over…
"America: Imagine the World Without Her" is focus of St. Tammany movie night
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:00
The St. Tammany Republican Party Executive Committee is sponsoring a movie night Wednesday (July 23) and encouraging GOP members in the parish to view the film
Bodies from downed Malaysia jet arrive in Netherlands
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:00
Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian
Suspect arrested in Prescott Road shooting
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:42
Baton Rouge police Tuesday afternoon arrested the man accused in the July 13 shooting on Prescott Road that left 38-year-old man fighting for his life. Police booked Jonathan Foster, 25, 1532 Olive St., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of attempted second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. The shooting happened just before 9 p.m. on July 13 in the 5600 block of Prescott Road, which is between North Foster Drive and Airline…
New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:42
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing to phase out thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil. It’s the government’s response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic (lahk meh-GAHN’-teek), killing 47 people. The Department of Transportation said Wednesday that older DOT-111 tank cars will have to be retrofitted or replaced. Accident investigators have complained…
36 vehicles burglarized in the Denham Springs area on Monday
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:42
Such items as GPS units, credit cards, wallets and sports equipment were reported missing after morning burglaries of 36 vehicles in Denham Springs’ Forest Ridge and Westminster Estates subdivisions on Monday, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office announced on Wednesday. “All 36 vehicles were left unlocked,” Sheriff Jason Ard said in the press release. About that same time, a 2008 black Toyota FJ Cruiser with a white top was stolen from a residence, he said. The…
SEC poised to end $1 a share for some money funds
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:42
WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators are expected to vote Wednesday to end a longtime staple of the investment industry — the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds — at least for some money funds used by big investors. The idea is to minimize the risk of a mass withdrawal from the funds during a financial panic. The Securities and Exchange Commission may also vote to let money funds block withdrawals during periods of stress…
CSI Night at the Library features FBI special agent, parish coroner
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:40
The adult summer reading program continues with CSI Night at The Library. You can learn the difference between a real C.S.I. (crime scene investigation) and the overly dramatic television shows. Join Special Agent Amy Ford of the FBI’s Evidence Response Team, Orleans Parish Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse, and others to discuss evidence handling and more. This program will be held at the Algiers Regional Library from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Thursday, July 24. GIRLS…
Bill Cassidy's latest campaign ad examined by Washington Post's 'Fact Checker'
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 09:59
WASHINGTON -- The Washington Post's "Fact Checker" Wednesday examined Rep. Bill Cassidy's recent Senate campaign ad that criticizes "some in Congress" who "exempted staff from
Plane crashes in Taiwan, killing 51 people
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 09:41
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people. The news agency cited the head of the fire department in the Taiwanese county of Penghu as saying that seven people were also injured in the crash. The report cites the Civil Aviation Administration as saying the flight crashed Wednesday with 54 passengers and four flight crew and was operated by a Taiwanese airline, TransAsia…

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