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Prep Yardstick - Week 8

Here are Louisiana's high school football statistical leaders through seven weeks of the regular season as submitted by local newspapers from across the state and compiled by Ron Brocato. Rushing 193-1,650, Marcus Lemoine, Elton, 19 TDs 222-1,550, Derrick Guillory, Sulphur, 14 TDs 143-1,454, Raymond Calais, Cecilia, 18 TDs 129-1,447, Philip Augustine, Avoyelles, 17 TDs 195-1,336, Christian Colvin, Delhi Charter,...

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54 minutes 36 seconds ago

Saints Receivers Doing More After Graham Injury

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Even if Jimmy Graham's production dips while the star tight end recovers from a shoulder injury, it looks like Drew Brees won't have much trouble finding other targets. Recent performances by receivers Marques Colston, Kenny Stills and Brandin Cooks have left little doubt about that. Colston... Read Story

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1 hour 29 minutes ago

Former jail warden files 'whistle blower' suit

The former warden of the Iberia Parish Jail alleges he was fired last year for complaining about inmate beatings and reporting other wrongdoing by deputies that included theft and forgery. The Advocate reports Wesley Hayes made the claims under Louisiana's "whistle blower" statute in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in state... Read Story

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1 hour 34 minutes ago

Lafayette Parish daily arrest report for October 23

Name: Ardoin, Jennifer Charge: Theft Charge Arresting Agency: Scott Pd Address: 3700 Blk Landry ROA Scott, La Name: Billiot, Paula Charge: Theft Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 1100 Blk Prairie HWY St Martinville, La Name: Bonin, Harley Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Marshal... Read Story

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3 hours 5 minutes ago

Restraining order extended against ash disposal

A temporary restraining order blocking disposal of ash from the incineration of a Texas Ebola victim's belongings in Louisiana will continue. State District Judge Bob Downing extended the order and delayed a planned Wednesday hearing about a permanent injunction while negotiations continue between Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and the waste... Read Story

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14 hours 16 minutes ago

Winn-Dixie removes chili peppers from its shelves

Winn-Dixie grocery stores have removed fresh Serrano chili peppers from their shelves after Bailey Farms, the company that supplies the product to Winn-Dixie, recalled more than 6,200 pounds of peppers due to potential Salmonella bacteria poisoning, the store's parent company said in a news release. The release says no... Read Story

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14 hours 37 minutes ago

4 held in New Orleans prison stabbing

NEW ORLEANS - Four men being held at the Orleans Parish Prison face additional charges after allegedly attacking a man with a knife. Prison officials tell WDSU-TV (http://bit.ly/1nzmAyr ) a fight broke out Tuesday morning at the prison. A 43-year-old inmate was found with multiple stab wounds. It was not... Read Story

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14 hours 39 minutes ago

GOP candidates in La. not embracing Bobby Jindal

BATON ROUGE, La. - While Democrats in Louisiana are largely dodging ties to President Barack Obama this election season, Republicans aren't necessarily embracing Gov. Bobby Jindal. Asked to grade the Republican governor's performance, GOP congressional contenders have answered with middling marks or avoided the question altogether. The governor is traveling... Read Story

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18 hours 13 minutes ago

Inspector: 'Serious lapse' at Secret Service

A government investigation Wednesday criticized a bizarre Secret Service assignment that pulled agents from their duty near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor. The conduct amounted to a "serious lapse in judgment,"... Read Story

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21 hours 21 minutes ago

Today in History for October 22, 2014

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2014. There are 70 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 22, 1934, bank robber Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd was shot to death by federal agents and local police at a farm near East Liverpool, Ohio. On... Read Story

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Oct 22, 2014 6:34 AM

Government to announce Social Security COLA

Millions of older Americans who rely on government benefits are about to find out how much their monthly payments will increase next year. Preliminary figures suggest the annual cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees will be less than 2 percent. That translates to a raise... Read Story

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