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January 14, 2019 7:02 PM U.S. farmers seek answers on trade from Trump

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Thousands of U.S. farmers waited to hear President Donald Trump speak in Louisiana on Monday, hoping for an update on a White House trade war with China that has left them struggling. Farmers gathered in New Orleans at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention, an event Trump was due to attend for a second year in a row even as a partial 167

January 11, 2019 9:59 AM Slain Louisiana police Officer Chateri Payne mourned as search continues for 'coward or cowards' who killed her

Police Officer Chateri Payne graduated from the academy only two years ago. She was fatally shot Wednesday night as she was leaving for work on the night shift with the Shreveport, La., police department. (Facebook) The "coward or cowards' who killed rookie Shreveport, La., police Officer Chateri Payne, who was fatally shot Wednesday night, remained 167

January 10, 2019 9:17 PM When lightning strikes: America’s most struck states revealed

New research reveals the U.S. states that experienced the most lightning strikes in 2018 – Florida and Texas are at the top of the list. The Sunshine State had the highest density of lightning strikes. Florida had the highest average of negative ground-to-cloud flasher per square mile, with 24, according to the study. Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi 143

January 10, 2019 2:17 PM Man ate Louisiana State University student's pet fish, cops say

A 21-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after admitting he ate a woman’s pet betta fish in a Louisiana State University dorm room more than two years ago, police said. The incident occurred in October 2016 after a woman allowed Maxwell Taffin, then 18 years old, and two of his friends to stay in her dorm during the weekend of the LSU-Ole Miss football 147

December 28, 2018 3:53 PM U.S. probes outage of CenturyLink 911 emergency call service

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is investigating a nationwide CenturyLink Inc outage that has affected service on 911 emergency phone calls across the country, agency chairman Ajit Pai said on Friday. “The CenturyLink service outage is ... completely unacceptable, and its breadth and duration are particularly troubling 86

December 28, 2018 12:36 AM Woman in active labor crosses stage to graduate college

ALEXANDRIA, La. – A woman in active labor crossed the stage to graduate from college in Louisiana. The Daily Advertiser reports 31-year-old Anshonarial Greenhouse was in active labor during Louisiana State University of Alexandria's fall commencement ceremony Dec. 13. The Marksville native crossed the stage with a little help and received her bachelor's 85

December 25, 2018 9:18 PM Top-ranked junior cornerback Elias Ricks commits to LSU

Elias Ricks, the top-ranked cornerback prospect in the 2020 class, committed to LSU on Christmas Day. Ricks, a 6-foot-2 defensive back out of Santa Ana, California, chose the Tigers over offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State, USC and a number of the other top programs in the country. He is the top-ranked recruit among the eight commitments LSU has received 80

December 19, 2018 6:21 PM NYC-area estate of 1st US self-made female millionaire sold

IRVINGTON, N.Y. – The New York estate of a black entrepreneur who's considered the nation's first self-made female millionaire has been purchased by the owner of Essence magazine and his family. The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced Wednesday that Madam C.J. Walker's century-old Italianate-style mansion outside New York City was recently 117

December 19, 2018 4:40 PM New Orleans schools expected to allow bulletproof backpacks

NEW ORLEANS – Bulletproof backpacks may soon be allowed in New Orleans public schools. An Orleans Parish School Board committee on Tuesday approved allowing the optional bags, and The New Orleans Advocate reports that it appears the proposal will get enough to pass when the full board votes Thursday. The school district's attorney, Kathy Moss, says the board 118

December 18, 2018 4:22 PM Popeyes launches 'Emotional Support Chicken' carrier at Philadelphia airport

Popeyes is jumping on the controversial emotional support pet bandwagon with its latest promotion — a to-go container for its “Emotional Support Chicken.” For a limited time, the fried chicken chain is offering travelers at Philadelphia International Airport an “Emotional Support Chicken” carrier when they purchase a 3-piece chicken tender combo meal. The promotion 140