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Angry With NFL After No-Call, Saints Fans Resort To Lawsuits, Billboards

It's a meeting of two truly American pastimes: football and lawsuits. First, the football. Late in regulation in Sunday's NFC championship game, the New Orleans Saints were tied 20-20 with the Los Angeles Rams in pursuit of the Super Bowl. ~~~~~https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FForTheWin%2Fstatus%2F1087126552184184832~~~~~~ As the ball sailed toward Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis, Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman knocked into Lewis, appearing to make helmet-to-helmet contact. Officials called...

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New Orleans is giving furloughed federal workers a break on late property tax bills, by waiving late fees.

A news release Wednesday said that to qualify, furloughed workers should bring their federal ID and their most recent pay stub to City Hall when they come for their next payment.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell says the shutdown affects thousands of residents, and this is one way to help ease their burden.

A nurse who was looking after an incapacitated woman at a long-term health care facility has been charged with raping her, weeks after she stunned her caregivers and family by giving birth to a baby boy, Phoenix police said Wednesday.

Investigators arrested 36-year-old Nathan Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse, on suspicion of one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said.

"We owed this arrest to the victim. We owed this arrest to the newest member of our community — that innocent baby," Williams said.

Louisiana authorities say a crew picking up trash along an interstate highway has found a badly decomposed body under a bridge.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said in a news release Wednesday that there were no immediate signs of foul play. The remains have been turned over to the coroner's office for identification.

The statement says the Department of Transportation and Development crew found the remains Tuesday morning along Interstate 10 near Slidell. Slidell is about 28 miles (45 kilometers) north-northeast from New Orleans, across Lake Pontchartrain.

Who’s in Bed with the Butler is presented by Strauss Theatre Center January 31 and February 1, 2, 3, 8, 9.

WHO’S IN BED WITH THE BUTLER, A COMEDIC PLAY BY MICHAEL PARKER, IS A FUNNY STORY OF THE VERY COMPLICATED LOVE LIFE OF A BUTLER NAMED CLIFTON.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled performance to allow time to park. Friendly ushers will assist latecomers to a seat at an appropriate moment at the discretion of the theatre. For more information visit http://www.strausstc.com 

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Head Start has three operational sites and is opening another facility.  This new Head Start facility will be located at 1201 Stubbs Avenue. A job fair is being held to fill the new child develpment center. The job fair will be February 1, 2019.

Find out more at www.primetimefamily.org.

Many jobs are needing to be filled that are not necessarily teacher positions.  

Louisiana officials have crafted a three-year plan aimed at improving the state's school for deaf students and other state-run special schools.

Changes were discussed Tuesday by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. They stem from a 2018 report calling for a management overhaul in the Special School District. The Advocate reports the district oversees 1,800 students.

A court-martial in Louisiana has sentenced a 22-year-old airman to 35 years in prison for killing his roommate in Guam last year.

The seven-officer panel sentenced Isaiah Edwards on Tuesday in the March 27 stabbing death of 20-year-old Bradley Hale, news agencies reported. Edwards will be dishonorably discharged from the Air Force. Both men were airmen and electronic warfare journeymen stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in north Louisiana.

A Louisiana prosecutor says a woman who shot a wildlife agent will still serve 80 years in prison despite a sentence correction by the state Second Circuit Court of Appeal.

33-year-old Amethyst Baird Rathore's 60 years of concurrent sentences on four charges in the shooting were to be served without the benefit of probation or parole.

A man accused of slayings in two states will remain in custody upon early release from prison in Louisiana.

30-year-old Quinton V. Tellis only needed to serve 35 percent of his 10-year sentence for using Ming-Chen Hsiao's debit card after her 2015 stabbing death, and is scheduled to be released Feb. 18.

Ouachita Parish District Attorney Steve Tew says his office will use a detainer to return him to parish custody. Tew says a warrant is on file for Tellis on charges of first-degree murder in Hsiao's death, and he believes his office will proceed with the case.

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I talk to a lot of parents who want to actually see their adult children enjoy the wealth they will one day pass on to them.

 

But these same parents don’t want to give themselves broke so that those same children will one day have to take care of them financially. And they also don’t want to create dependency of their adult children on financial gifts they might give them.

The secret to finding balance is having a plan.

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2 Groups Planting Trees in Louisiana Wetlands

At least two groups are planting trees in Louisiana's wetlands to restore swamps and help slow coastal erosion. The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana has nine events scheduled from next Friday, Jan. 25, in Mereaux, in St. Bernard Parish, to Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Tangipahoa Parish community of Akers. America's Wetland Foundation will be working Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Pointe aux Chenes Wildlife Management Area in Terrebonne Parish. Both groups are looking for volunteers to plant the...

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