The News

Gulf Shores/Orange Beach in Alabama

Retail stores have already designated space for school supplies, uniforms and other back-to-school goodies. Football, volleyball and band practice begins Aug. 3 for most high schools, but it’s not too late to get in one more summer vacation by taking a trip east on Interstate 10.

Baton Rouge

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Michael Hoke uses a net to collect bottom organisms; teachers examine them.

A group of area science teachers embarked on the Big Thicket Association’s 45-foot excursion boat, the Ivory Bill, Friday, July 17, to conduct water testing on Ten Mile Bayou, part of the Big Thicket Preserve.

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Jeff Bauman

Jeff Bauman, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing who later was able to identify the bombers, will be the speaker for the LIT Foundation Salute to Real American Heroes on Sept. 10.

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A man who has been arrested previously for impersonating local law enforcement was arrested once again for posing as a deputy for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety is lowering the speed limit on Highway 12 in Orange County.

According to a news release from DPS, the speed limit along SH 12 will be lowered from 75 mph to 65 mph beginning Monday, Aug. 3, "as a result of a recent speed study." Drivers are urged to drive cautiously and adjust their habits to reflect the change.

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