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Oldest known WWII veteran dies at 112

The oldest World War II veteran has died today at the age of 112. Lawrence Brooks had just celebrated his birthday in September. He was born in Norwood, Louisiana in 1909 as…

Sandra Jaffe, co-founder of Preservation Hall, dies

By REBECCA SANTANA NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sandra Jaffe, who co-founded Preservation Hall in New Orleans, introducing countless people to jazz through the intimate French Quarter venue over six decades, has died. Jaffe died Monday, her son Ben Jaffe, creative…

IRS extends Hurricane Ida tax relief to Feb. 15

Victims of Hurricane Ida in six states now have until Feb. 15, 2022, extended from Jan. 3, to file individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. The updated relief covers Louisiana and…

Mississippi deluges: Low salinity kills baby oysters

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Deluges along Mississippi’s coast have damaged the state’s current generation of oysters two years after fresh water from a Louisiana flood control structure all but wiped out live adults on reefs.…

Sports betting underway at 8 Louisiana casinos; more planned

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Eight Louisiana casinos have started accepting bets on live-action sporting events, and seven more applications for sports wagering licenses from casinos are pending, according to the head of the state’s gambling regulatory board. The Advocate reports that…