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AAU basketball tourney continues on Saturday in Houma

The tournament, which is being hosted by the Houma-based Louisiana Lightning AAU boys basketball team, is being held at both Lisa Park and Ellender High gyms in Houma. It features divisions from fourth through 12 grades. On Friday, the tournament started ...

Body pulled from river identified as Houma man

PORT SULPHUR — Authorities have identified a body with a skull tattoo found floating in the Mississippi River two weeks ago as a 27-year-old man from Houma. Anthony ...
a state of extreme decomposition. The Louisiana State Police Crime Lab was able ...

Authorities identify body with skull tattoo recovered from Mississippi River as Houma man

PORT SULPHUR, Louisiana — Authorities have identified a body with a skull tattoo found floating in the Mississippi River two weeks ago as a 27-year-old man from Houma. Multiple news outlets report Anthony Ferguson's body was recovered after a lengthy ...

6 solicit undercover officer in Houma prostitution sting, police - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Six were arrested in Houma on Wednesday during an undercover prostitution operation. Officers say they were targeting “Johns” in west Houma by using an undercover female officer. Six suspects were arrested within four hours for soliciting the ...

Louisiana bill aimed to ban abortion based on sex of unborn stalls

House Bill 701 sponsor Rep. Lenar Whitney, a Houma Republican, told The Associated Press that she’s not sure if she’ll try to get another hearing. Bill supporter Benjamin Clapper, executive director of Louisiana Right to Life, said the legislation now ...

Louisiana 'Sex-Selection' Abortion Ban Stalls

Louisiana appears unlikely to add a new legal restriction banning ...
Bill sponsor Rep. Lenar Whitney, a Houma Republican, said she's not sure if she'll try to get another hearing. The proposal would allow lawsuits and injunction requests to be filed ...

Louisiana's M&M Sales Targets 100% Cashless Vending; Inks USAT Deal

HOUMA, LA -- M&M Sales Co., a Canteen franchise with locations in Lafayette, Houma and Lake Charles, LA, plans to achieve 100% wireless connectivity and cashless payment capabilities in its 4,000 vending machines by 2020. The company has signed a five-year ...

3 convicted for oyster violations in Terrebonne Parish

HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says three Houma men are convicted of oyster violations, and the captain of the boat involved has lost his license for 10 years. Spokesman Adam Einck said Tuesday that 35-year-old Samuel ...

Houma man killed in Marrero crash

A 25-year-old Houma man died Monday (May 18) in a single-vehicle crash in Jefferson Parish after the SUV he was driving rolled into a drainage ditch on Louisiana 3134. Louisiana State Police said Edgard Santos Gonzales was pronounced dead on the scene.

Houma man drives into ditch during storm, dies

JEFFERSON, La. -- A 25-year-old Houma man has died after driving into a drainage ditch Monday afternoon in Jefferson Parish. The single-vehicle crash happened at about 4:30 p.m. during heavy rain on Hwy. 3134 at Hwy. 45. Edgard Santos Gonzales, 25 ...

Police Arrest Suspect Wanted In Vehicle Theft

Thibodaux Chief of Police Scott Silverii announced the arrest of Keil Brown (B/M, 21, 126 Louise Lane in Houma) for two (2) counts of Simple Burglary of a Motor Vehicle, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Thef…

Anti-bullying rally planned in Houma

The event, titled Bayou Against Bullying, will start at 9 a.m. with a 1.5-mile walk from American Boulevard to Grand Caillou Middle School, 2161 Grand Caillou Road, Houma, where the rally will be held…

Anti-bullying rally planned in Houma

The event, titled Bayou Against Bullying, will start at 9 a.m. with a 1.5-mile walk from American Boulevard to Grand Caillou Middle School, 2161 Grand Caillou Road, Houma, where the rally will be held…

The Way of Things in Pointe Aux Chenes

I’m going to start this post with this one statement: the wind has been ridiculous. A couple of Saturdays ago was the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club’s Speck & Redfish Cup. It was a fish anywhere tourna…

She lined her ex-boyfriend’s bed with thumbtacks and poured something on him that had him screaming in pain

Houma police in Louisiana are working to track down 36-year-old Lynette Joseph after she walked into her ex-boyfriend’s bedroom at 2:30 a.m. lined his bed with thumbtacks and poured a pot of boiling g…

Opening in Houma, LA

Have an opening coming available in July. Like to start screening/hiring process now. PM me for more details. Yes, this is a 40hr position. Yes, it is a FCT. Yes, it is a busy and weird environme…

Houma Sells Bayou Gardens Reservoir To Drought-Stricken California.

In an attempt to generate revenue for Terrebonne Parish, the city of Houma has sold the Bayou Gardens Reservoir to the state of California, which is experiencing a water shortage. The Reservoir, whic…

NWA Elite Championship Wrestling in Houma on May 17

From GWH News: NWA Elite Championship Wrestling will be at the East Park Recreation Center in Houma, LA on May 17. Advertised: Steve Anthony defends the NWA World Heavyweight championship against Pu…

Louisiana Tribe Renews Fight for Federal Recognition in the Face of Sinking Lands, Environmental Disasters

From truthout, by Allie Yee On the fifth anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the United Houma Nation (UHN) of southern Louisiana is taking yet another stand in its 30-year campaign …

Child released by suspect in Houma police standoff

HOUMA, La. (WGNO) – A 5-year-old child that was being held hostage by his father has been released and is safe, according to the Houma Police Department. Officers got a call around 8 a.m. regarding a…


Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in HOUMA LOUISIANA

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]


People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015


The situation of health coverage in in HOUMA LOUISIANA

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 

2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.

3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 

4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 

5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 

These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 



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