Why Biden Is Taking The Rare Step Of Sharing Nuclear Submarine Tech With Australia

Updated September 15, 2021 at 9:33 PM ET In a rare step, President Biden announced on Wednesday that the United States plans to share its nuclear-powered submarine technology with Australia as part of a new defense partnership with that country and the United Kingdom. The announcement comes as Biden tries to refocus U.S. national security and economic policy on the threat posed by China. In recent years, tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea — a major shipping lane with...

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Sir Walter Raleigh's Colony Vanished Over 400 Years Ago. Scientists Are Still Looking

It's one of the nation's great mysteries: The first permanent colony of English settlers in what would become the U.S., founded in North Carolina in 1587 by Sir Walter Raleigh, disappeared three years later with virtually no trace. Now, archaeologists hope a new search for the Lost Colony will unearth clues about what happened to 117 men, women and children who vanished and were never seen again. The First Colony Foundation, a group of archaeologists, is partnering with the National Park...

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NICHOLAS CRAWLS INTO LA. Nicholas has weakened into a tropical depression as it crawls across southern Louisiana, unleashing heavy rain across the coasts of Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.   It's unwelcome weather for survivors of Hurricane Ida, which destroyed thousands of rooftops now covered with tarps.  The National Weather Service says the lower Deep South is in for days of rain as Nicholas lingers over central Louisiana. Gov. John Bel Edwards has warned residents to expect flash flooding and to avoid traveling in areas with heavy rainfall.

University of Louisiana Monroe

MONROE, LA – The University of Louisiana Monroe Foundation announces the Dr. Alex John, Jr., Endowed Scholarship at ULM is now fully funded, thanks to generous gifts from alumni. The scholarship is in honor of Alex John, Jr., Ed.D., the first Black dean at the university. 


The World Anti-Doping Agency will review its ban on cannabis, in what the agency says is a response to "requests from a number of stakeholders" in international athletics. But it's not clear when, or if, a change to the controversial policy might take effect: cannabis will remain forbidden for the 2022 athletic season.

Frederick A. Douglass High School is the only New Orleans public school set to resume classes virtually, rather than in-person, after Hurricane Ida caused significant damage to its Ninth Ward campus.

Multiple industrial-sized generators and dehumidifiers were hooked up to the school, as well as to its fieldhouse on Thursday. Yellow and black ducts snaked their way into almost all of the main building’s ground level openings, and waterlogged debris was piled in the school’s courtyard next to blue picnic tables.

A transit union is calling for the resignation of Alex Wiggins, the CEO of Regional Transit Authority, after he fired a bus operator for inquiring about an agreement for increased wages during Hurricane Ida.

The Justice Department asked a federal judge in Texas to temporarily block enforcement of the state's new law that bans abortions after about six weeks.

This step, a major move by the Biden administration against the highly controversial law, follows a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department last week. The Biden administration asked the court late Tuesday to implement the preliminary injunction while the lawsuit plays out in federal court.

OPSO Needs Help In Finding Missing Person

Sep 14, 2021
Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office

Update: Christopher Muse has been found.


Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators are attempting to locate a missing person.

Christopher Muse, (pictured left) age 20, was last seen at his Monroe residence on September 13, 2021. He is described as a Black Male, 6’-2” tall and weighing 135 lbs. At the time, he was wearing a black shirt and khaki pants with black Nike Slides shoes.

Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Christopher Muse is asked to contact the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-329-1200

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WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state, tribal and local response efforts to the emergency conditions in the areas affected by Tropical Storm Nicholas, beginning on Sept. 12, 2021 and continuing. 

Slidell Alligator Killed After Attack

Sep 14, 2021

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office believes they have found the 504-pound alligator that killed 71-year-old Timothy Satterlee Senior of Slidell. Satterlee encountered the alligator in Hurricane Ida floodwaters while checking on something in his shed. His 68-year-old wife tried to assist her husband, but the gator go to him before she could get help. 

The alligator has been killed and an autopsy will be conducted to see if Satterlee’s remains are inside the alligator’s stomach.

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BATON ROUGE, La. – The Division of Historic Preservation announced the Louisiana Main Street program has applied for and received $749,000 in Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants through the National Park Service (NPS). This is the third year of funding for the program honoring the late Paul Bruhn, executive director of the Preservation Trust of Vermont for nearly 40 years.


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Tropical Depression Nicholas: Louisiana Could See Heavy Rains, Flooding Through Weekend

Nicholas has been downgraded to a tropical depression, but forecasters and public officials warn that the system could bring heavy rains and dangerous flooding to south Louisiana through the weekend. The storm could dump as much as 10 inches of rain in some parts of the state, and forecasters with the National Hurricane Center warn that the system could cause “life-threatening” flash flooding and minor river flooding in some areas. The NHC issued its final advisory on Nicholas Wednesday...

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