MONROE, La. (AP) - Snow days taken earlier this year will cost Monroe area students a few more minutes in class each day in some districts or an additional day of school in others. Students in Union Parish and Monroe City Schools will attend school for one additional day at the end of the school year.
COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A 22-year-old Covington man who struck and killed a pedestrian while he was intoxicated last year has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and was sentenced to five years in prison.
William Marshall Seither Jr. apologized to Lisa Pitre's family in court before he was sentenced yesterday.
MERAUX, La. (AP) - State police say a 58-year-old Meraux woman died in a car-pedestrian accident in St. Bernard Parish. The accident happened just after 8:30 last night on La. Highway 46. Police identify the victim as Msandy Moravec.
RACELAND, La. (AP) - The Raceland Agriculture facility will get a $1.3 million face-lift this month.
The upgrades include new office space and expanded show areas, paid for through the hurricanes Gustav and Ike Disaster Recovery Program.
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