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News For Friday 07/26/13


News for Friday 072613

By Dave Graichen

 

Federal regulators  say  natural gas has stopped flowing from a well that has been ablaze in the  Gulf  of  Mexico  and  remaining  small flames  are  from  gas  still  in  the pipe. The Bureau of Safety and

Environmental Enforcement says the well  "bridged over" meaning sand and  sediment collapsed into the area being  drilled,  blocking  the line.

 

An update on Tropical  Storm  Dorian;  still  in  the  mid-Atlantic, moving  west-northwest  at  17  miles  an  hour,  it’s strength decreased slightly over night. Maximum winds  50. Forecaster  (LIX-ee-on uh-VEE-uh) Lixion Avila, with the National Hurricane  Center,  says it's still too  early  to tell if Dorian will threaten US Shores. Computer models do NOT predict the storm entering the Gulf.

 

State Police say a Lafayette  woman is charged with aggravated rape, incest and human trafficking. 48-year-old Lorrie Anderson is accused of selling kids under 16 for sex.  She's  alleged  to  have sexually assaulted  them  as well. If convicted, she could face 50  years  in prison.

 

The  Allen  Parish  Sheriff's  Office  say  a man is behind bars for robbing a bank -- but he did this during a casino trip with his mom. They  say  31-year-old  Justin  Schill  was  booked  Wednesday  with first-degree robbery and felony theft for robbing the Iberia Bank in Kinder.

 

Two  Port  Barre  teens are in critical condition after the ATV they were riding was hit  by a car on a local St. Landry Parish road. The boys  are  in  a  Lafayette   area  hospital.  The  crash  is  under

investigation. Riding ATVs on the highway IS illegal in the state.

 

Three  people  have died in motorcycle crashes on Louisiana roadways since last weekend,  bringing  the  total to seven deaths since June 1st. The most recent motorcycle-related death was Tuesday,  when  a Houma man crossed the center line and ran into oncoming traffic. LSP  says the victim was not wearing an approved helmet at the time.

 

Monroe Police say a young man  is  dead following a bizarre incident at the Motel 6 on US 165. Sgt. Mark  Johnson says officers responded to several 911 calls from people reporting  a  person  was under the influence of PCP in the hotel parking lot -- trying to get into cars and jumping on top of cars.

Johnson  says an ambulance arrived to treat Christopher Livingston's injuries and  during  that  time  the man stopped breathing. He says Livingston was pronounced dead at a  local  hospital.  An  autopsy is pending.

 

The remains of a U.S. soldier from Baton Rouge, that have been missing  since the Korean War, will be returned home today for burial with full  military honors. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David  Lacerte says 18 year old Army Sgt. Clement Thibodeaux Jr was part of  the 25th Infantry Division fighting the Chinese in North Korea. Thibodeaux died in a North Korean POW camp known as "Death Valley". Returning soldiers told officials  he died of malnutrition and pneumonia in 1951.

 

Governor Jindal has been on the road this  week.  Mr. Jindal is in Colorado for more Republican Governors Association events. He serves as chairman of the group this year. He spoke Thursday as  part  of  GOP governors  panel  at  the Aspen Institute. The Governor returns home

sometime today.

 

Hollywood insiders report that a big budget super hero film is switching  production locations, from Canada to Baton Rouge. The website  "TheWrap.com" says the rebooted "Fantastic Four" feature is choosing  Louisiana for its film tax incentives. LA Film Office director Chris  Stelly says that is unconfirmed as yet, but if it’s true, it’s great news.

 

State Police say  an  18  year  old  died in a crash yesterday morning in Livingston  Parish, but the infant inside  her  car  sustained  only minor injuries. Police say the young woman turned into the path of an 18 wheeler and her car was smashed on the driver’s side. She suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

 

Two   former   LSU-Eunice   employees   are   accused    of   taking tens-of-thousands  of dollars from the college. Defendants  Marvette Thomas and Carra Sergeant  allegedly used the money to buy stuff for themselves.

 

 

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