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News For Monday 06/10/13

News for Monday 061013

By Dave Graichen


The LSU baseball team is headed back to Omaha for the first time since  2009 after sweeping its Super Regional Series with Oklahoma. The Tigers  reserved their spot in the College world Series with an 11-to-1 win over  the Sooners.  If LSU didn't get to Omaha this year, they would have been the first  senior class since 1985 not to play in the College World Series. The LSU team will leave on Thursday for Omaha, where they'll play the  College World Series at the new TD Ameritrade Park. The Tigers will take  on UCLA in their first game next weekend.


Senator David Vitter has filed a bill to help homeowners avoid  potentially drastic increases in the cost of National Flood Insurance.  Right now the NFIP is scheduled to implement rate increases of up to 20%  a year for four straight years. The bill seeks

to delay those premium hikes for a year, while a better solution is  worked out. Just weeks ago, an amendment to that same effect by Senator  Mary Landrieu was defeated in the Senate.


A family’s agonizing, months-long search for missing Jefferson Parish teacher Terrilynn Monette appeared to end Saturday when her car was pulled from a bayou with a body behind the wheel. While an autopsy still must be performed to find out if the corpse is that of the 26 year old teacher, officials who led search efforts, said the chances of the body not being her’s are slim.


State  Police  say an early Sunday morning two car crash  in  Sabine Parish has claimed  the life of a man from Dilboll, Texas.  They say Tommy Tilley Jr lost  control  of  his  vehicle  on  Highway 191 and crossed  the  center  line  hitting  a  truck  going  in  the  other direction.  After  impact,  Tilly slammed into several trees. He was pronounced dead on scene. The  driving  of  the truck received minor injuries.


State  wildlife  and  fisheries  agents  say a six-year-old boy  was seriously hurt during a boating accident on  the  Tickfaw  River  in Livingston  Parish  on Sunday night. Wildlife agents say five people were on a boat that slammed into a tree. Authorities say charges are possible against the boat operator.


State  Police say a driver  who  was  not  wearing  a  seatbelt  and possibly drunk is dead in a single vehicle crash in Claiborne Parish late Saturday  night.  They say 52-year-old Michael Waganer of Homer ran  off  La  Highway  2  and  struck  a  ditch  then  a  tree.  The unrestrained man was partially  ejected  and  pronounced  dead  at a

local hospital. Alcohol use is suspected.


The Louisiana Lottery Commission says a Lotto ticket bought in New Orleans is worth $835,701, but nobody won the jackpots for Easy 5 or the Powerball. That means Wednesday's estimated Powerball jackpot rises to $70 million.


The explosives recycling company that last month had its licenses suspended in the wake of an investigation into millions of pounds of improperly stored military propellant has launched its own salvo. Explo Systems Inc. and its owners are seeking damages along with a temporary restraining order and permanent injunction to halt the action of the state police that has put them out of business for now. The owners claim their constitutional right against unreasonable seizure and taking without just compensation were violated when the state police without warning on May 20 entered the premises at Camp Minden and physically confiscated all licenses and the keys to the storage magazines.


A  Caddo  Parish man has been arrested for setting fire to a church, allegedly because  he  was  angry with the pastor's teachings. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says  25-year-old William Sexton, of Oil City, intentionally set the blaze that  destroyed  the Vivian United Pentecostal  Church,  on  April  23rd. He's charged with  aggravated arson, because people were asleep in the facility at the time of the fire. No one was hurt in the blaze.


An east Texas actress has been arrested in connection with allegedly ricin-tainted  letters  that  were  mailed last month  to  President Barack  Obama  and New York City Mayor  Michael  Bloomberg.  Shannon Richardson is also  known  as  Shannon  Rogers or Shannon Guess. She reportedly called police to implicate her  estranged  husband in the case.  The  letters  were postmarked from Shreveport. Richardson  is accused of mailing a threatening  communication to the president and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.


Two south Louisiana  woman are under arrest for defrauding Medicaid. The woman worked as home  health care providers, and allegedly filed bogus timesheets for home visits  to  patients  who,  it turned out, were  in a hospital at the time. They've been charged with  Medicaid fraud.


Police in Baker,  in  East  Baton Rouge Parish, say a small aircraft crashed into a neighborhood Friday--setting  three  homes  on  fire. It's confirmed  the pilot, who was the only person aboard the plane, was killed in the crash.


Narcotic  officers in Terebonne, Lafourche and  Assumption  parishes have busted a major cocaine ring. After a months-long investigation, eight people  have been taken into custody. They also seized 8 to 10 kilos of powder cocaine and over $80-thousand in cash.