• Gannett owns The Monroe News Star and The Shreveport Times. According to The Tennessee Star, Hedge fund backed Digital First Media, which owns more than 200 newspapers and is known for its draconian cost cutting and job slashing, submitted a bid to buy Gannett for $1.3 billion this week.

• Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser tells The Baton Rouge Advocate the number of international tourists who visited Louisiana is up 37 percent, the second biggest increase in the nation. He said some of them are going to the site where Bonnie and Clyde were shot in Gibsland.

• Pervy old goat Mr. Wonder released from jail yet again, according to the Alexandria-based KALB.

• Yet another hotel (or is it motel?) in Lincoln Parish gets an unwanted visitor this year, according to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office. Click here to learn more about the other unwanted visitor.

• A Flint, Michigan TV station profiles a blind man in that area who is on his way to the Louisiana Center for the Blind in Ruston.

• The Longview News-Journal profiles a high school student who does woodwork who plans to come to Louisiana Tech one day.

• Monroe man gets busted for pot in Vicksburg, according to The Vicksburg Post.

An anonymous donor gives $2 million to Chimp Haven, a private, nonprofit refuge for former research chimpanzees in north Louisiana, according to Nola.com.


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