Friday, August 17, 2018

Louisiana gets break from ‘No Child Left Behind’ rules

NEW ORLEANS — Federal officials have again granted Louisiana a waiver from compliance with the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law. In 2011, the...

Teen placing coins on tracks crushed by train

LIVONIA — A Louisiana teenager playing a game with friends on train tracks was killed this weekend when some equipment threw him under one...

Odom: Keep pushing Minden forward

Chad Odom’s first try at public office had just come up 225 votes short Saturday night, losing a tight race for the Minden mayor’s...

Webster library trading toys, food for fines

The Webster Parish Library is inviting patrons to reduce or eliminate their library fines, while making the season bright for others. Beginning today through Dec....

Minden man arrested on multiple drug charges

Webster Parish narcotics agents and Minden police officers joined forces Thursday to relieve a 38-year-old Minden man of a quantity of illegal narcotics and...

Democratic Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu defeated

BATON ROUGE — Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has defeated Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, denying her a fourth term and extending the GOP's domination of...

Louisiana’s Senate race to be settled Saturday

BATON ROUGE — In the last election of the 2014 midterms, Louisiana voters Saturday decide the political fate of Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, who...

GOP poised to grab at least 246 seats in House

WASHINGTON— Republicans are poised to grab at least 246 seats in the House, and that would match the post-World War II high from the...

Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

NEW YORK — The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to...

Webster police jury puts brakes on road talk

A discussion on how to handle potential 18-wheeler traffic on a parish road has been put on hold until members of the Webster Parish...

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