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July 27, 2017 - 12:18 pm
(AP) _ Louisiana education officials say more than 6,500 students scored high enough on Advanced Placement tests this year to earn college course credit. State Education Department figures show that's a nearly 10 percent increase over last year. It's a 137 percent increase from 2012, when 2,747...
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July 27, 2017 - 11:49 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- An audit says the Federal Emergency Management Agency should take back $2 billion dollars in grants approved to fix New Orleans sewers and water pipes damaged by Hurricane Katrina, and to repair streets afterward. FEMA says no. The Department of Homeland Security inspector...
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July 27, 2017 - 9:23 am
A vote from the Public Service Commission means Entergy Louisiana customers will have upgraded meters at their homes by 2021. Entergy spokesperson Greg Guilbeau says customers will be notified when crews will change their meters, but they should not see a noticeable disruption in service. “We’ll...
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Jim Hanzo
July 27, 2017 - 8:54 am
New Orleans received a top 10 ranking for food cities in the world. It's pretty high marks from the latest edition of Food & Wine magazine. It its August edition, the magazine has New Orleans ranked with the likes of Paris, Florence, Italy, Hong Kong, Toronto, and London. The only U.S. cities...
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Dixie beer will be brewed in New Orleans again. "We look forward to bringing Dixie Beer back to where it was born. It’s everything a New Orleans beer should be: It is iconic and it is truly New Orleans," New Orleans Saints Owner Tom Benson said in a news release. Benson is now the Chairman of Dixie...
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July 27, 2017 - 6:35 am
(WWL.com) U.S. Senator John Kennedy proposes a new federal health care law should require abled bodied adults without children to work in order to receive Medicaid. That’s one of several amendments Kennedy filed as the debate continues over an effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act...
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July 26, 2017 - 9:55 pm
(AP) -- A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit accusing the former leader of Louisiana's Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control of racial discrimination. The Advocate reports that lawyer J. Arthur Smith III, who represents the men who filed the lawsuit, said Wednesday the agency will pay...
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July 26, 2017 - 9:25 pm
WWL.com West Nile activity is picking up in Louisiana as the state Office of Public Health says seven individuals have been diagnosed with the mosquito borne disease this month. Three cases have been reported in the Baton Rouge area and the others are in in Bossier, Ouachita, Rapides and Morehouse...
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USA Today
July 26, 2017 - 5:26 pm
(WWL.com) -- Most Louisiana residents approve of Donald Trump’s job performance, according to a recent Gallup poll. LSU political science professor Robert Hogan says that’s not surprising since the president won an overwhelming majority of the popular vote in the Bayou State. He says the poll shows...
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Jim Hanzo
July 26, 2017 - 2:27 pm
According to a report from the Mid-City Messenger, the P.G.T. Beauregard monument could get a new home and could be moved to Greenwood Cemetery, in Lakeview. The monument sat at the entrance to City Park on Bayou St. John for a century before being taken down May 17, despite objections from the...
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