Is Air BnB pushing locals out of New Orleans?
Posted on 7/13/2018 4:12:00 PM.

This week at a public meeting New Orleans dove deep into questions about the effects of short-term rentals, like Air BnB on the local housing market.
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Air BnB, Breonne DeDecker, Eric Bay, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2018, Short Term Rentals, Housing, Housing Affordability, rent

Couple caught fornicating in Rapides Parish Courthouse stairwell
Posted on 7/13/2018 6:42:00 AM.

When you hear the words “court date” the first thing that comes to mind might not necessarily be the action that took place at the Rapides Parish Courthouse yesterday. An unusual sound was coming from the staircase yesterday. Spokesperson Lt. Tommy Carnline says that’s when one of the employees decided to scope out the situation.

“They observed these two subjects having sex in the stairwell.”
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Louisiana, Rapides Parish, Tommy Carnline, 2018

Louisiana rated 4th worst place to retire
Posted on 7/13/2018 6:26:00 AM.

If you are searching for a place to retire, Bankrate says you may not want to be looking at the Bayou State. Their survey determined Louisiana was the fourth worst retirement destination in the country, joined by surprise picks California and New York in the bottom 5. Bankrate analyst Taylor Tepper says there are several reasons why Louisiana is at the bottom of the list.
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Louisiana, 2018, retirement, Bankrate.com, culture

Ascension Parish President exonerated in bribery trial
Posted on 7/12/2018 1:35:00 PM.

Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa is in the clear of allegations of bribery, accusations that have been lingering over his administration for the better part of two years. State District Judge Thomas Kliebert Jr. ruled in the favor of Matassa saying prosecutors failed to prove the parish president offered cash and a job to A. Wayne Lawson in exchange for dropping out of a 2016 city council race. Matassa’s attorney, Lewis Unglesby, says the parish president is happy the allegations are now behind him.
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Opelousas man avoids jail after pleading guilty to animal cruelty
Posted on 7/12/2018 1:05:00 PM.

Animal activists are shocked as an Opelousas man will avoid jail time and will not be required to pay any fines after pleading guilty to Felony Cruelty to an Animal. Jermaine Doucet was accused of torturing award-winning racehorse Dr. Drip. Humane Society of Louisiana Executive Director Jeff Dorson says the details of the crime highly disturbing. As a warning, the description is graphic.
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Humane Society of Louisiana, Jeff Dorson, Opelousas

Tulane geologist gets trip of a lifetime to survey the Antarctic
Posted on 7/12/2018 6:00:00 AM.

A Tulane geologist has been selected to join scientists from around the world who are traveling to Antarctica to research the history of glaciers at the bottom of the globe. Tulane Assistant professor Dr. Brent Goehring says this could give us a peek into potential sea rise levels in the future.
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Tulane, Geology, Brent Goehring, Louisiana, 2018, sea-levels

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