NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Emotional ceremonies, memorials and speeches along the Gulf Coast marked the ninth anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina. Many of the more than 1,800 who died were in the New Orleans area, where levee failures contributed to catastrophic flooding.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state says JP Morgan Chase has notified it of a data breach that could affect those using pre-paid debit cards issued for income tax refunds, unemployment benefits or other payments through the Department of Children and Family Services. The Department of Revenue said Friday the bank notified the state yesterday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Aug. 23 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released today show the initial claims decreased to 2,268 from the previous week's total of 2,342. For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 2,505.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state judge has indefinitely blocked enforcement of a new Louisiana law that sought to force incumbent constables and justices of the peace who are 70 or older into retirement. District Judge Tim Kelley of Baton Rouge replaced a temporary restraining order he issued Aug. 18 with a preliminary injunction.
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