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News For Friday 09/13/13

News for Friday 091313

By Dave Graichen


A tropical depression  has  -  as  expected  -  formed in the Bay of Campeche, in the southern Gulf of Mexico. The system  is expected to become  Tropical Storm Ingrid within the next couple days.  At  this time, computer models predict the storm affecting Mexico's mainland, and posing no threat to Louisiana.


Three fishermen were rescued by Grant Parish sheriff’s deputies from the Red River on Wednesday after their boat took on water, authorities reported. The rescue, in the Red River near Colfax, came after a boat with the fishermen hit a stump below the water’s surface, puncturing a large hole in the boat.


Gasoline  prices  are  slowly  falling. According  to  the  American Automobile  Association,  the statewide  average  for  a  gallon  of regular gasoline is $3.38,  which  is  a  nickel cheaper than a week ago. Triple A fuel analyst Don Redman says  lower prices at the pump coincides with a decline in crude oil prices. Redman also points out we're paying about 30-cents less for gas than this time last year.


Democratic  Senator  Mary  Landrieu  is  angry  that  funding  for a long-sought-after  levee project to protect Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes  is  neglected   in   the   House's   version  of  a  water

infrastructure bill. The Senator says it makes  no  sense  to  leave this project out. Landrieu says the $10-billion Morganza-to-the-Gulf project  needs to be funded and gotten underway as soon as possible. The project would protect nearly 100 miles of Louisiana's coast from rising sea levels and hurricane storm surge.


The  Louisiana  Department of Health and Hospitals says it's already time  to  start  thinking  about  getting  your   flu   shot.  State Immunization Director Dr. Frank Welch says, the only thing  you  can

predict with the flu is that it is unpredictable. He says while peak influenza  season  typically hits in January in Louisiana, cases are already starting to pop up. Welch  says  there's  good  news about  flu  shots  this  year:  the vaccination is here now and there's plenty of it.


BASF announced Thursday it will spend $42.6 million to build a polyurethanes blending facility at its Geismar plant, a move that will create 22 new direct jobs. The new jobs will have an average annual salary of more than $72,300 a year, plus benefits. The work also will create 145 indirect jobs and an estimated 175 construction jobs, according to the Louisiana economic development department. This is the fourth recent expansion at the BASF plant, which has more than 2,000 direct and contract employees.


Authorities say a frightening situation in which  a  house collapsed in  New Orleans has left five people injured. They say  it  happened shortly before noon yesterday. The good news is,   no  one was seriously injured. The reason the collapse has yet to been determined.


A message to young people in Crowley: pull your pants up. The city's saggy pants ordinance goes into  effect  today,  after the parish council  adopted it in August. Being busted with your  pants  around your butt  could  cost  you $200 in fines or even get you 60 days in jail. The ordinance says  undergarments  must never be visible...so, if the pants are saggy, but the shirt is tucked in...is that OK?


Police say a man  from  Texas  is in the Jeff Parish jail accused of raping a woman from Jennings. They say 26-year-old Joseph Ray Oliver followed a woman home and assaulted  her in the bathroom. Apparently Oliver is a convicted sex offender from Harris County Texas.


The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's  office says an 8th grader was arrested  after  an  unloaded  gun was found  in  his  book-sack  at Beechwood  Academy. They say the 15-year-old is booked

with illegal carry of a weapon on school property.


Bossier City Police arrest  a  Texas woman for selling bogus bars of silver to a local business. Police say 23-year-old Monique Reyna, of Corpus Christi, made about $6500  off  500  bars  -  which the buyer found to be fake. She's scheduled to be extradited from  the  Corpus Christi  area  back  to  Bossier,  where  she'll  be  held,  pending $100-thousand bond.




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