Hammond Star: Your Neighborhood, Your News

February 8, 2016

Top Stories

    • Jobless rate 5.7 percent

    • Home Instead moves office

    • 'Fun Fever' returns to Ponchatoula

    • Mannino, Ragusa talk economic development

    • Crain: Sports worth the cost

    • December good sales tax month

Top Sports

    • Southeastern drops conference foe Abilene Christian, 81-60

    • Edward Cooper throws down big dunk to fuel STA run past St. Helena: Video Highlights

    • STA boys, girls remain undefeated in district with win over St. Helena

    • STA players sign with SEC football schools

Associated Press News

    • Goodell proposes what might be called Odell Beckham Jr. Rule

    • Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters

    • Super Bowl ads go for the safety

    • Adele might not like it, but Donald Trump can use her music

    • Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition wants full Hollywood diversity

    • Tattoos, martial arts and poker? Casinos wooing millennials

    • Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

    • Jimmy Buffett musical to premiere at California theater

    • Comcast loses fewest TV customers in 8 years

    • Fast-growing motorcycle group is largely for law enforcement

    • Treasure hunter disappears searching for $2 million in gold

    • Afghan Taliban open new front in war with attacks on media

    • Super Bowl ads this year might be a snooze

    • Former DA says Bill Cosby is shielded from prosecution

    • Alphabet comes before Apple as world's most valuable company

    • Four-legged fur balls take to the field in Kitten Bowl III

    • Panthers, Broncos meet reporters at Super Bowl media circus

    • GOP rivals mock Trump, try to make the most of his absence

    • Google parent Alphabet may soon top Apple's market value

    • For the world's most scrutinized body, Barbie has a new look

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