The U-S Coast Guard is providing more details about Wednesday night’s rescue of two crew members from a fatal helicopter crash 46 miles offshore from Morgan City. Jeff Palermo has the story…
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Ferriday native and Rock n Roll and Country music hall of famer Jerry Lee Lewis has died at the age of 87. Brooke Thorington has more….
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The US Coast Guard is providing more details on the dramatic Wednesday night rescue of two helicopter crew members from the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard says they were among the three people on a helicopter that went down about 40 miles from Morgan City. Lt Commander Sean Di George says they put out a call for help from any boats that might be in the area.
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He said the oil rig crew boat Captain Ron found two severely injured crewmembers clinging to a life raft and pulled them from the water. A third was found deceased in the cockpit of the sunken helicopter. Then a Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter sent a medical team to evaluate the two men.
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He said the nighttime Search and Rescue operation was unusually challenging. The Jayhawk was in the middle of a training operation when it was diverted to the rescue and was low on fuel. He said they had to make decisions without as much information as they’d like.
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The names of the rescued crew members were not released. They are reported to be in critical condition.
While Halloween is generally a fun holiday for both children and adults, it has the potential to be extremely dangerous for pets. President of the Louisiana Humane Society Jeff Dorson says to place candy out of the reach of pets, especially chocolate which can be toxic to dogs.
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And it’s not just chocolate, Dorson says while the kids tend to get hyped up on sugar in general it’s harmful to your pets and he suggests that you keep pets out of the same room while your trick-or-treaters sort their candy.
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And now is a good time to make sure your pet’s ID tag is up-to-date, and they are wearing them in case they escape while you are passing out candy. Dorson suggests keeping your pets inside in a secure location due to out-of-the-norm noises on Halloween and other possible dangers.
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And you might want to take your dog out for a long walk before the trick-or-treating begins so they’ll be tired and more likely to rest during the night.
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s office announces the arrest of 18 year old Blayne Terrebonne of Larose in connection with the suspected drug overdose death of a 15 year old girl and the hospitalization of a 16 year old boy. Both are from Galliano. Captain Brennan Matherne says it’s a tragic situation…
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Matherne says that within a few minutes of releasing Terrebonne’s name and photo to the public investigators received information that led to his arrest.
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Both victims were found early Thursday morning. Matherne says the 15-year old girl’s sister is the one who found her. He says the role of all family members is vital in protecting their children from drug use.
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A Louisiana legend has passed away. Ferriday native Jerry Lee Lewis died today at the age of 87 at his Mississippi home south of Memphis. Baton Rouge Attorney Jim Brown knew Lewis from his days in Ferriday and says the piano player who called himself Killer had audiences dancing when he came on the scene in the 1950s…
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Lewis won three Grammys. His popularity took a major hit in the late 1950s once it was learned he married his 13-year-old cousin and Lewis was still married to his first wife. But Brown calls Lewis a survivor who re-made himself as a country music star…
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Lewis had several top ten country hits between 1967 and 1970, like What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me) and “She Still Comes Around.”
Lewis’ first public performance was at a car dealership in Ferriday in 1949. A few years later he began to make a name for himself performing rock and roll songs at clubs in and around the Ferriday, Natchez, Mississippi area. Brown says even though Lewis was a rock n’ star, he was a down-to-earth person when you met him
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Lewis’ most famous song is “Great Balls of Fire” released in 1957…
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Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On (entire live performance)
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