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4 men arrested; guns, ammunition, drugs seized in New Orleans East, police say

Assault rifles, handguns, ammunition, cocaine and marijuana were seized from a New Orleans East residence, where four men were arrested Monday, police said.Terrance Lange, James Tate, Terrance Marco and Corey Samuel were arrested after detectives from the New Orleans Police Department’s 7th District obtained evidence on the suspects that ended in them being taken into…MORE

Mississippi DOT worker helps deliver baby off interstate

A Mississippi Department of Transportation employee had an eventful morning Monday.He delivered a baby along on the interstate.It happened along I-20 at exit 59 in Brandon.Superintendent Wayne Evans noticed a vehicle with flashing lights approaching him.”There were two ladies in the front and they were in desperate need of something. I got out of my…MORE

New riverboat passes sea trials, set for April cruise out of New Orleans

The American Queen Steamboat Co. said its fourth cruise boat has passed its second sea trial and will make its first cruise in April from New Orleans to Memphis.The company, which is based in New Albany, Indiana, said the 245-passenger American Countess went through the Intracoastal Waterway from Houma to Morgan City, Louisiana, as part…MORE

Louisiana education department pushes census participation; sends out learning activities

Louisiana’s education department has posted information online aimed at promoting participation in this year’s U.S. census in classrooms and at home.The 2020 Census Toolbox site includes general information about the counting process, flyers, statistics and videos.It also includes learning activities by grade level that teachers can use to talk about the importance of the census.Census…MORE

Louisiana corrections officer accused of using excessive force on inmate

A Louisiana prison guard has been arrested for allegedly using excessive force on an inmate and lying about it.Sgt. Julius Aikens, of Prairieville, was arrested on a charge of simple battery following an internal investigation, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections said in a news release Monday.It’s unclear if he was represented by…MORE

Mississippi man accused of killing parents, abducting baby, police say

A Mississippi man accused of killing his mother and father, then kidnapping his 9-month-old daughter, has been charged with two counts of murder.Colton Prescott, 34, was taken into custody Sunday night and the child was found unharmed, according to the Natchez police chief.Investigators said Colton Prescott had gone to his parents’ home around 6 p.m.…MORE

Woman, 86, sinks putt across basketball court to win new car at Ole Miss game

An 86-year-old woman is celebrating after she won a new car by sinking a putt across the entire length of the basketball court at the University of Mississippi. Mary Ann Wakefield made the 94-foot putt during a promotional segment at Saturday’s game between Ole Miss and Alabama. The crowd erupted into applause and Wakefield flashed…MORE

450 homes in two Mississippi counties damaged by flooding, state officials say

Mississippi emergency officials said 450 homes were damaged by flooding in Hinds and Madison counties.The Pearl River reach a historic crest last week after flooding homes and roads in Jackson and other areas of the metro. As the floodwaters receded, residents turned to cleanup.”The longer they wait, the worse it gets and the more mess…MORE