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News For Friday 10/14/16

News for Friday 101416

By Dave Graichen


The LSU-Florida matchup will happen after all. The two SEC teams are scheduled to play in Tiger Stadium on November 19th, when LSU was scheduled to play South Alabama at home. As part of the agreement, the Tigers will play in The Swamp next year and in 2018. The Gators were scheduled to host Presbyterian that week, and it’s been reported Presbyterian might play South Alabama instead.


State Department of Environmental Quality has ordered Clean Harbors Colfax to shut down a water retention pond at the site and replace it with a system that will provide greater protections to human health and the environment.  The pond, which holds rainwater with residue from chemicals on the facility’s burn pads, will be replaced by a storage tank/treatment system. A company official says it could take upwards of six to nine months” to replace the pond.


A judge has ruled against US Senate candidate Troy Hebert’s lawsuit to attempt to get into next week’s debate conducted by LPB and the Council for a Better Louisiana. Hebert attempted to sue the organizations because he claimed their restrictions on the upcoming debate are unfair. To participate in the debate, a candidate must have polled at least 5-percent


We’re halfway through October, but you wouldn’t know it by the weather. State climatologist Barry Keim says we are running abnormally warm and dry this month. He says a lack of clouds and rain is keeping temperatures higher than usual for this time of year. Keim says there is a possibility of a front coming through towards the end of next week, which could bring some rain and lower temperatures.


Parents of some freshmen at Caldwell Parish High School are fuming their children were strip searched at school because $42 was stolen from a student. The boys were reportedly taken to a bathroom where they were instructed to drop their pants and raise their shirts, while the girls were allegedly told to strip down to their underwear in a classroom.


Louisiana will receive 437-million dollars in flood aid. The money is part of the 500-million dollars that was approved by Congress last month. The state office of community development is looking at how they'll get the federal aid into the hands of flood victims. Officials have said assistance to help flood victims rebuild is a major priority.


An East Baton Rouge Parish flood victim has won $1 million from the Powerball. Louisiana Lottery spokesperson Kim Chopin says when they heard a man in Central had won the prize, they were hoping it would go to someone who really needed it. She says they were thrilled to find out 72-year-old James Lapeze was the winner. Chopin says after federal and state withholdings, Lapeze will take home $700-thousand.


An arrest in Tangipahoa parish put an end to a violent drug induced 36-hour crime spree. Sheriff Daniel Edwards says over the past few days, 30-year-old Brian Anthony has committed a murder, an attempted murder, a drive by shooting, arson and car theft. He says even though Anthony is now behind bars, their investigation is far from over. Anthony was arrested on more than 10 charges.


The Capital Area Law Enforcement Foundation has purchased $70-thousand in equipment to protect Baton Rouge police officers. Vice Chairman Clay Young says they purchased helmets, shields and thicker bulletproof vests. The money was raised through donations from citizens and businesses.


The Jefferson Parish District Attorney is seeking the death in the killing of a cop.  That word comes after an indictment in the case today. Grand jurors found that Jerman Neveaux should stand trial for first degree murder in the killing of Deputy David Michel. The grand jury also charged Neveaux with aggravated assault with a firearm, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, and two counts of resisting arrest by force or violence.

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