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  • NOLA Mayor: Civil War Monuments Caused a ‘Great Migration’ Out of the City ("Best and Brightest")

    05/20/2017 9:37:17 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-19-2017 | John Binder
    “The cultural and economic and the spiritual loss to this city for having those statues up that have run people out of the city,” Landrieu claimed. “The great migration that sent some of our best and brightest to places across the country that we don’t have the benefit of has been incredible.”
  • Plant expansion to create 250 jobs, officials say (Louisiana)

    05/19/2017 8:12:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Daily Comet ^ | May 19, 2017 | Keith Magill, Executive Editor
    A Gramercy chemical manufacturing plant’s $35 million expansion will bring 250 new jobs to the area, officials said Friday. The announcement was made by Gov. John Bel Edwards and Noranda Bauxite & Alumina CEO David D’Addario. Noranda will expand and upgrade its alumina refinery in St. James Parish and will also establish its company headquarters at the site, a 40-minute drive northeast from Thibodaux and another 30 minutes from Houma. The project will create 65 new direct jobs, including 15 corporate headquarters jobs, at an average annual salary of $90,000, plus benefits, officials said. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project...
  • A New Orleans Expat’s Alternative View Of The Monument Controversy

    05/11/2017 10:38:02 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 20 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 11 May 17 | Staff
    I am NOT in favor of removing historic monuments. I especially think it is stupid to take down the Robert E. Lee statue at Lee Circle, a New Orleans landmark. Nevertheless, what gripes me most about the issue is its nonsensical nature on both sides. I find it incredibly disappointing that the mayor of New Orleans, in the midst of all the challenges and problems New Orleans faces, chose this issue to be his legacy. And make no mistake: this will be his legacy. He has no other accomplishments or achievements of note in his 8 years in office.
  • (Vanity) Dixie FReepers, fight Antifa in New Orleans on May 7th if you can!

    05/04/2017 6:27:33 PM PDT · by Ulmius · 63 replies
    Contact @Billy Sessions if you are interested in going to New Orleans. The link goes to a video of one of the coordinators explaining how to participate. Godspeed, and Deus Vult!
  • Real-life 'Rosie the Riveter' is finally receiving her diploma at the age of 97 (tr)

    05/04/2017 11:35:55 AM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/04/2017 | Stephanie Haney
    A 97-year-old woman living in Metairie, Louisiana finally received her high school diploma, which she had previously missed out on by only completing the 11th grade. Katherine Summers Martinson quit high school in Picayune, Mississippi during the Great Depression to help her family, and her education was further delayed by the start of World War II in 1939, according to WDSU. But on Tuesday, she finally got what she's always wanted when Picayune Memorial High School presented her with an honorary degree at her home in Metairie.
  • Alton Sterling Criminal History: Violent Felon and Alleged Gang Member

    05/03/2017 2:37:19 AM PDT · by topher · 4 replies
    Blue Lives Matter.Blue ^ | July 6, 2016 | Officer Blue
    Details are slowly leaking out about the Alton Sterling officer involved shooting. Alton Sterling apparently had a criminal history that included carnal knowledge of a juvenile, aggravated battery, and illegal firearm possession. Clearly, he was not somebody who could legally possess a firearm at the time of the shooting. Internet detectives have uncovered information that Alton Sterling was actually a bloods gang member, but we have been unable to confirm the accuracy of that information at this time. You can see our coverage of the first shooting video HERE and the second video coverage HERE. Maya Lau has posted a...
  • Cops: Teacher told girl to kill herself, forced other kids to bully her

    04/30/2017 4:07:11 PM PDT · by heartwood · 123 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/28/2017 | Tina Burnside
    (CNN)The 11-year-old girl was relentlessly bullied. And the culprit, police say, were her teachers. One of them told the girl to "go kill herself" and threatened to fail other students if they didn't fight the girl, police said. And when that teacher was removed from the classroom, a second teacher allegedly kept up the abuse. The two Louisiana teachers, Ann Marie Shelvin and Tracy Gallow, now face criminal charges. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said he learned of the accusations back in February after the girl's mother filed a complaint. The mother returned to the sheriff's office in April...
  • WOW Something Falling Out The Sky In Louisiana

    04/29/2017 9:52:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 85 replies
    Youtube ^ | 04/29/17 | David Lunar
    What is this?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i4Z2CgZh3U    
  • Unofficial Election Results (live)

    04/29/2017 6:14:52 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 11 replies
    Louisiana Secretary of State Unofficial Election Results Results for Election Date: 4/29/2017 Last Loaded: 4/29/2017 9:09:30 PM
  • New Orleans begins taking down Confederate monuments

    04/24/2017 5:15:33 AM PDT · by chemicalman · 53 replies
    WWL TV ^ | 4/24/17 | WWL TV
    NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans began the process of taking down Confederate statutes early Monday with the removal of the monument to the Battle at Liberty Place. The city became the latest Southern body to divorce itself from what some say are symbols of racism and intolerance but which opponents say are historic.
  • Louisiana priest not missing but was lost

    04/17/2017 8:33:39 PM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    Multiple TV Stations | April 17, 2017 | Vanity But sourced
    A priest was thought to be missing. His car was found parked and people did know where he was. He was lost and was new to United States. He was using another priest's car whom he had driven to the airport. The priest, Father Julius Ohiaege of Nigeria, was taking the place of the priest he had driven to the Lafayette, Louisiana airport. He was to substitute for the priest at St Leo the Great parish in Leonville. Links to stories on this (which are quite confusing as some still has the priest as being missing): KLFY (CBS News): Priest...
  • 7-foot gator climbs out of storm drain in Bucktown: Report(picture)

    04/17/2017 5:22:15 PM PDT · by BBell · 30 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 4/17/17 | Chelsea Brasted, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    You never know what lurks beneath a city, and doubly so when you live above a swamp. But in a photo snapped by Steven Nicholson and posted to Twitter by WWL reporter Natalie Shepherd, there's no mystery: That is a seven-foot alligator climbing out of a storm drain.
  • YouTube: Camera captures the moment a gas tanker explodes on I-310

    04/13/2017 8:22:49 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    Published on Apr 13, 2017 A dashboard camera captures the moment a gas tanker exploded on I-310 on April 13.
  • Clinic's closure in Bossier City leaves 3 abortion providers in Louisiana

    04/12/2017 9:14:57 AM PDT · by topher · 14 replies
    The Advocate/AP ^ | April 11, 2017 | Kevin McGill
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Abortion rights advocates say an abortion clinic in northwestern Louisiana has closed, leaving three other such clinics in the state. Owners of Bossier City Medical Suite could not be reached for comment Tuesday. The phone number at the facility was no longer in service and the website was down. State business records show the company's officers are the same Texas-based principals of Causeway Medical Suite, a suburban New Orleans facility that closed last year.
  • Trump travel ban defended by 15-state coalition led by Texas AG

    04/11/2017 8:16:32 PM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    FOX ^ | 10 April 2017 | Brooke Singman
    The Texas attorney general led a 15-state coalition Monday defending President Trump’s revised immigration order, amid lawsuits opposing the plan to halt immigration from six countries. In a friend-of-the-court amicus brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, 13 other state attorneys general and Republican Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, laid out constitutional and federal statutory provisions defending Trump’s authority. The attorneys general also defended Trump’s “lawful actions” to revise the executive order, which was blocked last month by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit. “The president’s revised immigration order is constitutional, lawful, addresses the 9th Circuit’s concerns and...
  • Bossier Abortion Facility is Closed [Louisiana]

    04/11/2017 2:02:33 PM PDT · by topher · 2 replies
    Louisiana Right to Life (email - not website -- yet) | 4-April-2017 | Benjamin Clapper
    BOSSIER CITY - Louisiana Right to Life recently obtained a letter filed as a public record in the federal case June Medical Services LLC, et al. v. Rebekah Gee, et al. that indicates the Bossier City Medical Suite, an outpatient abortion facility in Bossier City, has closed its doors. The letter from the Center for Reproductive Rights also says the facility's outpatient license was returned to the Louisiana Department of Health. A moving trailer was seen on location yesterday, April 11. Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life, said the following on the release of the news: "With...
  • Work begins on chemical plant north of Thibodaux (Louisiana)

    04/07/2017 6:15:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Houma Today ^ | April 7, 2017 | Keith Magill, Executive Editor
    A Chinese chemical company says it has begun building a $1.85 billion plant in St. James Parish, about 15 miles north of Thibodaux, that promises to create hundreds of jobs. Yuhuang Chemical began construction on the methanol plant in January and expects to complete the complex, along the Mississippi River, in late 2019, the company said in a news release Thursday. “The first phase of the project is a $1.5 billion methanol manufacturing complex,” the company said. “Two more phases are set to follow, leading to the employment of 100 permanent workers. The plant is also expected to create around...
  • 13 states join brief in support of Trump’s temporary travel ban

    03/27/2017 9:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2017 | John Sexton
    Representatives from 13 states including 12 state attorneys general and one governor filed a motion in support of President Trump’s temporary travel ban. From the Dallas Morning News: Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday led a coalition of 13 states in filing a brief with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals defending President Donald Trump’s revised immigration order.In the brief, Paxton and representatives from 12 other states argue that the Trump administration’s new order is legal and falls under the president’s power over foreign affairs and national security. Those joining the brief included Paxton plus AG’s in the...
  • Trump hails new Exxon jobs plan (45,000 new jobs in Louisiana and Texas)

    03/06/2017 4:51:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 6, 2017 | Devin Henry
    President Trump on Monday hailed oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp.’s announcement of a major jobs and manufacturing plan for Texas and Louisiana. Exxon said it has embarked on a $20 billion plan to build or update manufacturing and refining facilities on the Gulf Coast, something the company predicts will create 45,000 news jobs. In a statement, Trump said that is “is exactly the kind of investment, economic development and job creation that will help put Americans back to work.” “Many of the products that will be manufactured here in the United States by American workers will be exported to other...
  • Cursive Writing Is Coming Back to Schools

    03/05/2017 8:55:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    KCRA ^ | Mar 5, 2017
    Alabama and Louisiana passed laws in 2016 mandating cursive proficiency in public schoolsCursive writing is looping back into style in schools across the country after a generation of students raised on keyboarding, texting and printing out letters longhand. Alabama and Louisiana passed laws in 2016 mandating cursive proficiency in public schools, the latest of 14 states to require cursive. And last fall, the 1.1 million-student New York City school system encouraged teaching cursive to students in the third grade. Penmanship proponents contend writing words in a single line is just a faster way of taking notes. Others say students...