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Deputies arrest Morrow man for alleged carnal knowledge of teenage girl

St. Landry deputies say they've arrested a Morrow man for having an alleged sexual relationship with a teenage girl. According to St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office spokesperson Capt. Megan Vizena, Javin Mason, 22, of Self Help Rd., was fully aware that the alleged victim was 14-years old when he entered into the releationship. "Javin Mason is accused of...

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LSU at odds with hospital manager over contracts

BATON ROUGE, La. - LSU has rejected financial proposals from the manager of its Shreveport and Monroe hospitals that would govern the sharing of computer services, utilities and security. University system health care adviser Jerry Phillips said the documents submitted by the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, known as... Read Story

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Malaria identified as cause of illness on ship

Health officials have identified malaria as the cause of an illness that hospitalized at least one crew member aboard a ship docked south of New Orleans. The Centers for Disease Control says at least one crew member of the Liberian-flagged ship, Marine Phoenix, tested positive Wednesday for the potentially fatal... Read Story

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7 charged in Catahoula Parish sexual abuse case

Seven adults have been arrested in Catahoula Parish for the alleged sexual abuse of a teenage victim. Catahoula Parish Sheriff James Kelly tells The Natchez Democrat his office received information last week about the possible sexual abuse of a juvenile younger than 16. After investigating, Kelly says detectives determined that... Read Story

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Haughton man wins $1M Powerball prize

A 44-year-old man from Haughton has claimed the $1 million Powerball prize from the Sept. 10 drawing. The Times reports Louis Sims Jr.'s ticket matched all five of the white-ball numbers drawn, but missed the red Powerball number. He received $700,000 after federal and state taxes were withheld Tuesday. The... Read Story

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Today in History for September 18, 2014

Today is Thursday, September 18, the 261st day of 2014. There are 104 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On September 18, A.D. 14, the Roman Senate officially confirmed Tiberius as the second emperor of the Roman Empire, succeeding the late Augustus. On this date: In 1759,... Read Story

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Drag queens dress down Facebook over names

San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budging from its rules. In recent weeks, Facebook has been deleting the profiles... Read Story

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