Houma man found not guilty by reason on insanity in stabbing death of his mother
Posted on 10/18/2018 7:47:00 AM.
A Houma man has been found not guilty by the reason of insanity for stabbing his mother to death in 2017. Assistant District Attorney Dennis Elfert says the judgement lined up with the defendant's plea, after four mental health professionals concluded John Monteiro III's claim of insanity is legitimate.
 
"They felt given his state of mind at the time of the incident, he could not form the requisite intent to commit the crime," said Elfert. 
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Shipping items from China could get more expensive
Posted on 10/18/2018 4:35:00 AM.

Consumers could pay higher prices on goods shipped from China, if the United States goes through with President Trump's decision to pull out of the Universal Postal Union. Congressman Ralph Abraham applauds the decision, because he says under the current 144-year-old treaty, China receives shipping subsidies usually reserved for poor nations, giving their businesses an unfair advantage.
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LSU Professor warns Louisiana Catholic Church abuse reveal could be shocking
Posted on 10/18/2018 2:49:00 AM.

Louisiana Catholic Bishops announce they will be revealing the names of clergy who they say have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct in the near future.

Nationwide the church has begun opening up about abuse scandals, scandals that recently rocked Dioceses in Pennsylvania, and LSU Associate Professor of Religious Studies Michael Pasquier says that case is leading to a deluge of revelations.

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Graves GoFundMe for LSU fine crosses $15,000
Posted on 10/17/2018 11:44:00 AM.

Congressman Garret Graves has started a GoFundMe to help cover the $100,000 fine the SEC slapped on LSU after fans stormed the field following the Tigers upset win over Georgia. The account has raised over $15,000 as of Wednesday morning. 

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United Cajun Navy: 'Michael devastation worse than Katrina'
Posted on 10/17/2018 4:55:00 AM.

The United Cajun Navy is on location in Lynn Haven and Panama City Florida, sites of mass destruction in the wake of Hurricane Michael. It’s been a week since the storm passed, and officials say it could be months before power and services are restored. United Cajun Navy Founder Todd Terrell says he’s never seen devastation this bad.
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First of its kind migraine treatment now available
Posted on 10/17/2018 3:36:00 AM.

Three first of their kind migraine treatments are now available after testing showed promising results for those who suffer from the crippling headaches.

The CGRT-Antagonists are injected, and researchers say they take about a week to kick in. LSU Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology Amy Voigt.
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