Allen Lottinger

Murderer claims some 90 killings across U. S.

It was hard to believe this past week’s news report that a man convicted of three California murders this year now claims he was involved in some 90 killings nationwide spanning four decades. And investigators have already corroborated about a third of them, according to a Texas prosecutor. Three of those were killings in Louisiana. […]

Allen Lottinger

Major shootings are startling the U. S.

Another major shooting event has startled the nation at a barroom filled with college students last week  at Thousand Oaks, Calif.,where 12 people were killed by a former U. S. Marine machine gunner who first threw a smoke bomb into the crowd. He then opened fire with a gun. Eighteen others were injured in the bloody massacre. […]

Allen Lottinger

Sunshine Bridge users to be delayed

People who ordinarily take the Sunshine Bridge in Donaldsonville to cross the “Mississippi River” will have to take a round-about route while the bridge is repaired from damages that occurred recently when a barge-mounted crane in the river crashed into the bridge and severely damaged a load-bearing beam. […]

Allen Lottinger

Too many hatreds taking place on earth

In an unspeakable act of hatred against Jews, a terror attack took over a synagogue in Pittsburgh this past week where at least 11 people were killed in an unspeakable act of hate. The Anti-Defamation League has called it likely “the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States.” […]

Allen Lottinger

U. S. economy growing at fast pace

The U. S. economy has shown a rapid rate of growth recently and in August, wages reportedly have increased at their fastest rate of growth in the past nine years. The economy added 201,000 jobs and the unemployment rate remained at 3.9 percent which is near an 18-year low, the government reported Friday in its monthly jobs report. […]

Allen Lottinger

Area parishes getting protection

Congress has approved four years after okaying the funding for a $760 million hurricane protection levee to protect the east bank of St. John the Baptist Parish and parts of neighboring St. Charles and St. James parishes from storm surges that could be caused by the so-called 100-year storm or a hurricane with a one percent chance of coming up any year. […]