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Jim Hanzo
June 20, 2018 - 9:12 am
A Louisiana State Police trooper has been arrested on allegations that he raped a 16-year-old girl, according to a report from the New Orleans Advocate. 36-year-old Leander Journee has been booked on one count of third-degree rape. A 25 thousand dollar bond was posted. According to a complaint made...
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Jim Hanzo
June 20, 2018 - 8:38 am
Orleans Parish is the latest parish to announce that some mosquitoes have tested positive for the West Nile virus. Mosquitoes carrying the virus have also been found in St. John, St. Tammany, and Tangipahoa Parishes. How concerned should we be? Dr. Fred Lopez, LSU Health Infectious Diseases says...
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President Donald Trump says that the US Postal Service is headed for financial failure, if something isn't done soon. "The USPS is on an unsustainable financial path and must be restructured to prevent a taxpayer-funded bailout," a Trump executive order stated. He called for a task force to study...
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Summer officially arrives tomorrow morning, but it sure feels like it already. "We will return to more typical summer-like weather today across Southeast Louisiana," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum forecasts. "As the area of low pressure continues to move inland over South Texas, we will have...
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June 19, 2018 - 6:29 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With time growing short to reach a deal, the Louisiana House got off to a slow start Tuesday in the latest special session on taxes, with no votes on tax bills and a rehashed debate over budget issues from prior sessions. The House Ways and Means Committee talked about sales...
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June 19, 2018 - 4:27 pm
(WWL.com) -- The escalating trade war with China is not good news for Louisiana’s Agriculture Industry. Ag Commissioner Mike Strain says the Bayou State has the largest trade surplus with China “Our trade surplus with China, Louisiana’s trade surplus, is just over $7 billion due largely to...
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June 19, 2018 - 3:15 pm
MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana jail guard has been arrested on charges including misdemeanor sexual battery. Gerad Yates, 42, of Mandeville was a jail guard in neighboring Tangipahoa Parish at the time of the alleged offenses, but resigned while he was being investigated, the St. Tammany...
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June 19, 2018 - 2:34 pm
(WWL.com) -- A House committee heard testimony on tax bills during the first full day of the latest special session but took no votes. That frustrated at least one lawmaker, Jackson Representative Kenny Havard, who has authored a bill to renew a portion of the one-cent sales tax that expires June...
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Jim Hanzo
June 19, 2018 - 2:16 pm
Sheriff Joseph Lopinto announces the arrest of 37-year-old Jonas Williams, of Metairie, for the armed robbery of the McDonald's, located at 5315 Veteran's Blvd., in Metairie. The robbery occurred yesterday. This morning, Williams was arrested by members of the US Marshall's Task Force, JPSO Star...
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June 19, 2018 - 1:57 pm
(AP) — Louisiana district attorneys are illegally padding their budgets by using off-duty police officers to write profit-driven traffic tickets that can be dismissed for a fee, a legal watchdog said in an ethics complaint filed Tuesday. The Southern Poverty Law Center is asking the state's ethics...
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