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U.S. Census Bureau looking for temporary workers
If you are looking for a temporary holiday job, the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting temporary, part-time workers. The jobs usually pay well, and a big advantage is that you usually end up working right in your own community. To qualify, you do have to take an aptitude test. You can do that through Friday. Space is limited, so to make your reservation, call 866-861-2010.
State casino revenue down overall
The poor economy has hit the casino industry hard. Nationwide, casino revenue was down 5.5 percent in the third quarter of this year. In Louisiana, most of the state casinos were taking in less money. They reported a combined 6.9 percent drop in October, compared to October of last year. Locally, L'auberge du Lac took in more than $27.5 million in October - up from September and October of last year. The news is not as good at Isle of Capri, as it saw slight losses.
Man sentenced to twenty years for attempted murder
37-year old Derrick London of Lake Charles set his wife on fire, and now he will spend 20 years in jail. London admitted to dousing his wife with gasoline, then setting her on fire. He pled guilty to second degree attempted murder and will spend 20 years in jail without the possibility of parole.
Dubois transferred to Jeff Davis jail
Mike Dubois is behind bars in Jeff Davis parish late Tuesday night. He is the outspoken critic of the investigation into the deaths of eight Jeff Davis parish women, and he is the brother of Whitnei Dubois - the fourth victim. Dubois was arrested in Evangeline parish on drug charges earlier this month. Now he has been transferred to the Jeff Davis parish jail on a probation hold.
Security guard stabbing a hoax
A shocking story from this past weekend turned out to be a lie. 47-year old Dale Noel was hired to work a private homecoming party at LSU's law center on Saturday. She told police a middle-eastern man with an accent stabbed her because she would not let him into the party. Police now say that the security guard, the would be victim, stabbed herself in the stomach and shoulder. The injuries sustained by Noel were minor. LSU Police say Noel will be arrested and charged with criminal mischief and terrorizing.
Jeff Davis schools to give out H1N1 vaccine soon
Students in the Jeff Davis parish school system will soon be able to get the H1N1 vaccination. The schedule is set, and each school is assigned a day and time frame. The vaccinations will begin on November 30, with the first doses to be administered at James Ward Elementary. Children must have a signed consent form from their parent or guardian. For a complete school schedule of when and where the vaccines will be administered, click here.