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August 12 06:45 AM
When I was elected coroner eight years ago, it was well known that the coroner’s office was in disarray. Death certificates were not being completed on time, money was being foolishly wasted, primarily from transporting decedents to Little Rock for autopsy but also from operational deficiencies.
August 12 06:45 AM
Whoooooa! He said what? If there were ever a poster child for continually sticking one’s foot in mouth, it would be Donald Trump. Rather than attack his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, Trump can’t seem to help himself by going rogue and making outrageous statements that even his most diehard supporters find difficult to defend.
August 12 06:45 AM
It was just a quick trip to the Brookshire's on Barksdale Boulevard on my way home Thursday afternoon. After all, my wife asked if I could pick up some chicken tenders for the salad she was making (yes, a salad — I'm trying to lose a few, and the chicken is just a little extra to spruce up the lettuce and veggies).
August 05 06:37 AM
He wanted to be Louisiana's governor and he was running against Edwin Edwards. I was a bivocational pastor at the time, and, along with several other pastors, I met with the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan at a restaurant in Northwest Louisiana.
August 05 06:37 AM
A statement issued last week by Mark Woodward, a spokesman for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics read in part, “The Mexican cartels are just pouring ice into this country in record amounts,” referring to black-market methamphetamine. “It’s simply just to feed the demand, which still remains very, very high for meth.
August 05 06:37 AM
No matter how hard Louisiana tries, it just cannot shake entanglements with David Duke. Some would call it a noose. But whatever, Duke is back gaining a lot of press as a candidate for U.S. Senator, as 24 candidates vie for the distinction of replacing retiring incumbent David Vitter.
July 29 07:13 AM
The turnout for a special funeral was a sight to see. Hundreds of motorcycles and police vehicles from all over the nation were lined up to honor a fallen hero in Baton Rouge. Police Officer Montrell Jackson was laid to rest as several thousand mourners, black and white, joined to pay tribute to a cop on his beat who was killed in the line of duty.
July 29 07:13 AM
Just seven months later, on Nov. 5, 2009, a Palestinian secondgeneration immigrant, Nidal Hasan, went on a shooting rampage at the army base in Fort Hood, Texas. He annihilated 13 people, but the U.S. Department of Defense called the carnage the result of "workplace violence," not radical Islamic terrorism.

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