Casino Workers Seethe as Smoking Ban Bill Is Delayed Yet Again in New Jersey Legislature

[ad_1] TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bill to end smoking in Atlantic City’s casinos that appeared headed for its first vote Thursday was delayed yet again when Democratic lawmakers said they did not have enough votes to advance it. They also said they would listen to alternatives proposed by the casino industry including enclosed smoking … Read more

A Mom Chose an Off-The-Grid School for Safety From COVID. No One Protected Her Kid From the Teacher

[ad_1] BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When Raynesha Cummings enrolled her three teenagers in a private school, she hoped to keep them safe from COVID-19. It was small, with no frills — there was just one teacher and the school didn’t serve lunch — but it worked for her family, at least initially. Her son … Read more

‘Mr. Big Stuff’ Singer Jean Knight Dies at 80

[ad_1] BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jean Knight, a New Orleans born soul singer known for her 1971 hit “Mr. Big Stuff,” has died at 80. Family, friends, fans and veterans of the music world mourned the loss of the Grammy-nominated singer who was considered a musical powerhouse and an integral part of New Orleans’ … Read more

$465, No Classes Required. Inside One of Louisiana’s Unapproved Schools

[ad_1] SPRINGFIELD, La. (AP) — Arliya Martin accepted her high school diploma with relief and gratitude. It was her ticket to better-paying work, she felt, after getting kicked out of high school and toiling for eight years at factory jobs to support her children. “This is a new path for me to get on with … Read more

Teenage Murder Suspect Escapes Jail for the Second Time in November

[ad_1] BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 17-year-old murder suspect who had already escaped from a Louisiana youth jail broke loose again Saturday with another youth suspected of murder, police said. The two 17-year-olds accused of murder escaped from the East Baton Rouge Juvenile Detention Center. In a news release, officials said they were investigating … Read more

Plaquemine Mayor Breaks Ribs, Collarbone in 4-Wheeler Crash

[ad_1] PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) — The mayor of a south Louisiana city underwent surgery Saturday for a broken collarbone, ribs and ankle after a hunting accident. Plaquemine Mayor Ed Reeves was hunting Friday morning when his four-wheeler hit a large hole, flipped and landed on top of him, according to a post shared to the … Read more

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

[ad_1] The Advocate. November 21, 2023. Editorial: It’s all GOP at the top, and pretty much that way across state politics now Times have really changed. Saturday’s runoff elections were almost a GOP sweep. Political Cartoons Yes, that much was expected, but it was still a solid result for the party that was once declared … Read more

The Rolling Stones Announce 2024 North American Tour in Support of ‘Hackney Diamonds’ Album

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES (AP) — Last month, The Rolling Stones released “Hackney Diamonds,” their first album of original material in 18 years. Tuesday, the legendary English band announced they’re taking it on the road. Starting on April 28 in Houston and concluding in Santa Clara, California, on July 17, the Stones will make their way … Read more

3 Teen Girls Plead Guilty, Get 20 Years in Carjacking, Dragging Death of 73-Year-Old Woman

[ad_1] NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three teenage girls involved in the dragging death of a woman whose arm was severed during a carjacking in New Orleans last year pleaded guilty Monday to reduced charges and were sentenced to 20 years in prison. New Orleans news outlets report that the three were convicted of attempted manslaughter … Read more

Federal Authorities Investigate Underwater Oil Pipeline Leak off the Coast of Louisiana

[ad_1] VENICE, La. (AP) — Federal authorities said Saturday that they’re investigating a leak from an underwater oil pipeline off the coast of Louisiana. The National Transportation Safety Board said on X, formerly known as Twitter, that it had sent a four-person team to do a safety investigation and determine the cause of the leak … Read more