JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Gambling revenues tumbled in Mississippi's river region in the first month after Harrah's Tunica Hotel & Casino closed, but the trend didn't worsen much. Meanwhile, Gulf Coast casinos posted their best June in years.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge authorities say an assistant principal at Southeast Middle School has been arrested after admitting to investigators he sent nude pictures to a 15-year-old girl one night while he was drinking. An affidavit of probable cause says the admission by 42-year-old Edwin James Chastang comes about a month after the teen's mother alerted police about the pictures on her daughter's Facebook page. Chastang is charged with computer-aided solicitation of a minor.
MONROE, La. (AP) - The Monroe City Council has passed a resolution allowing a grant application city officials believe can help the airport secure direct flights to Denver. Monroe is offering United Airlines $100,000 from the mayor's economic development fund and waiving $50,000 in landing fees if they open a direct flight from Monroe to Denver.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Parish Superintendent Pat Cooper is asking the school board to give officials permission to purchase $500,000 in academic supplies for the upcoming school year.
Students report to class on Aug. 12.
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