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Hurricane Michael left path of destruction, isn't done yet

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The third-most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland in recorded history left a wide path of destruction across Florida and Georgia, destroying homes and shopping centers and felling trees that killed at least two people. And it's not done yet. Hurricane Michael finally weakened to a tropical storm on Thursday, no longer a Category 4 monster packing 155 mph (250 kph) winds.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday drew his first Republican challenger in next year's governor's race, a deep-pocketed Baton Rouge businessman who said he's ready to spend millions of dollars challenging the Democratic incumbent.

Eddie Rispone filed state paperwork with the ethics administration office declaring his candidacy for the 2019 election.

"I am definitely running. This is it," Rispone said in an interview with The Associated Press.

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Grief is a strong and a difficult emotion.   When not handled in a healthy way, it can lead to physical and mental health issues.  With a supportive environment, most people find it easier to deal with grief associated with a traumatizing loss. 

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The St. Francis Foundation is selling tickets for the 2 Cars 2 Winners raffle until October 30, at 10:00 a.m. A 2018 Toyota 4Runner Limited and a 2018 Nissan Titan Pro 4X are being raffled off, and 100% of the proceeds from this raffle benefit St. Francis NICU, PICU and Pediatric Unit. 

More information about the 2 Cars 2 Winners raffle is available here.

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a suspect shot by Lafayette police is in stable condition.

News outlets cite a state police release that says Lafayette police officers responded to "criminal activity" Tuesday night and encountered the suspect. The release does not say what lead to police shooting at the suspect, who was taken to a hospital.

A school teacher in Louisiana has been arrested and charged with having illegal sexual contact with a student.

The New Orleans Advocate reports that Kim Minor has been charged with prohibited sexual contact between an educator and a student.

Minor is a social studies teacher and baseball coach at Thomas Jefferson High School in Gretna.

Capt. Russell Lloyd said the student is a girl. Lloyd would not provide other information Tuesday.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Trial began Tuesday in a federal lawsuit that accuses Louisiana prison officials of "grossly deficient" medical care policies that have caused death and suffering at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. The class-action lawsuit was filed in 2015 on behalf of inmates represented by several advocacy groups. A trial expected to last as long as three weeks opened Tuesday.

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Worried meteorologists now expect a strengthening Hurricane Michael to slam into the Florida Panhandle as one of the worst storms in the region's history. The National Hurricane Center's late Tuesday forecast predicted the storm would approach the central Panhandle region Wednesday as a Category 4 storm with sustained winds around 130 mph (210 kph) . Says meteorologist Ryan Maue of weathermodels.com, "I guess it's the worst case scenario.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police say two passengers in a car involved in a crash have died. News outlets report 20-year-old Deshon Murphy died on the scene, while 19-year-old Tyrin Carter later died. Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. says Murphy and Carter were passengers in a 2010 Honda Accord at about 1:35 p.m. Monday, when the 21-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle and crossed a double yellow line. They were hit by an oncoming 2019 Freightliner tow truck. Police say Murphy was the front seat passenger, and Carter was in a backseat.

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Banks and other financial institutions play a wonderful, indispensable role in our economy. They are the intermediaries that most efficiently bring together large numbers of savers looking for a safe place to store their money and borrowers, looking for money to spend they do not presently have.

Our economy couldn’t do without banks.

But that doesn’t mean you’ve got to use them every time for every transaction. There are a few occasions where getting rid of the middle man makes sense.

 

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