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  • Jonesboro gets 1st audit opinion in 5 years

    February 19, 2014 6:59 AM

    JONESBORO, La. (AP) - The town of Jonesboro received its first audit opinion in five years, giving officials a final look into the questionable financial practices of former Mayor Leslie Thompson. The News-Star reports the qualified opinion included nine control deficiencies and three instances of noncompliance. Fiscal Administrator Kenneth Folden... more »
  • Former insurance agent gets 5 years in fraud case

    May 17, 2013 8:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 35-year-old Denham Springs man has been sentenced in Baton Rouge federal court to nearly five years in prison and ordered to pay two life insurance companies more than $1.4 million for frauds he committed against them. The Advocate reports Timothy R. Schlatre must report... more »
  • Louisiana Man gets 5 years in Deputy Shootings

    October 19, 2010 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 31-year-old Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to five years in prison shortly after pleading guilty to shooting two detectives when they tried to execute a search warrant at his home in 2008. Ellis Henry Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of aggravated... more »
  • 5 years after Hurricane Rita, some left out of Recovery

    September 23, 2010 9:12 AM

    CAMERON, La. - First Baptist Church in Cameron will celebrate its grand reopening Saturday, five years and one day after Hurricane Rita nearly obliterated the town. Such upbeat milestones have been rare in Cameron, which has seen its population shrink from roughly 1,500 to 280 residents since Rita and Hurricane... more »
  • Memories of Chaos, Rebirth 5 Years After Katrina

    August 29, 2010 12:31 PM

    SHELL BEACH, La. (AP) - Two strangers shared an umbrella and a somber embrace Sunday as they scanned 163 names on a marble wall honoring thoCONwho died in Louisiana's coastal St. Bernard Parish when Hurricane Katrina wracked the region. Gladys Nunez and Linda Wells didn't know each other before a... more »
  • Priest Among Missing 5 Years After Katrina

    August 28, 2010 3:20 PM

    LAKE CATHERINE, La. (AP) - The night sky heaved like a living thing as Fire Chief Joe Perez took another slow cruise in the rescue truck down the two-lane road snaking across this town in the last patch of marsh standing between New Orleans and an angry Gulf of Mexico.... more »

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