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Backlash after Louisiana mayor 'bans Nike purchases' amid Kaepernick row

By ethan / September 10, 2018

The mayor of Kenner City, Louisiana, is facing a backlash after apparently ordering a ban on the purchase of Nike products, amid the bitter row over the sportswear giant’s association with former NFL player Colin Kaepernick. A memo circulating on social media, and appearing to bear Mayor E. Ben Zahn III’s signature, prohibits the purchase […]

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Deadly brain-eating parasite strikes Louisiana water supply

By ethan / June 15, 2018

A brain-eating amoeba has been detected in the Louisiana water system – the third time the potentially deadly organism has been found in the same district since 2015. Naegleria fowleri, a parasite which causes fatal brain swelling and tissue destruction, was identified in Terrebonne water. All freshwater sources in the parish have been affected, including […]

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Louisiana man freed after 37yrs in prison for crime he didn’t commit

By ethan / January 30, 2018

A Louisiana man, who for 37 years maintained his innocence in a rape case, has been freed after a Jefferson Parish judge overturned his conviction. Judge June Darensberg vacated Malcolm Alexander’s 1980 conviction based on the Innocence Project’s application arguing that his counsel provided “ineffective assistance.” The effort was bolstered by DNA testing that excluded […]

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Green light for much-protested Bayou Bridge pipeline across Louisiana wetlands

By ethan / December 15, 2017

Protests are planned for the weekend after the US Army Corps of Engineers approved a permit for the build the 162-mile Bayou Bridge pipeline which will carry crude oil across the wetlands of Louisiana. The US Army Corps of Engineers said it would only issue a permit for the 24-inch diameter pipeline after it had […]

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7 injured, 1 missing in Louisiana oil rig explosion (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

By ethan / October 16, 2017

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 04:00 Several people have been injured and at least one remains missing after an oil rig caught fire and exploded in Lake Pontchartrain, north of New Orleans, local authorities said. “Several people have been rescued from the active fire on the rig,” Jefferson Parish spokesman Antwan Harris said. While there […]

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