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Jim Hanzo
July 25, 2017 - 9:23 am
A Republican congressman in Alabama is using a campaign ad, touting gun rights support, by including the audio of the shooting on a baseball diamond in the DC area, in his commercial. But could it backfire for Mo Brooks, the GOP congressman? Political analyst, Dr. Silas Lee says it all depends on...
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July 25, 2017 - 8:38 am
The state Department of Environmental Quality will distribute $12 million from the Volkswagen settlement to projects proposed by public agencies that offer long term benefits to the community. Thursday is the last day to submit a proposal. Randy Hayden with the Louisiana Propane Gas Association...
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July 25, 2017 - 8:31 am
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand has called the media to headquarters for some sort of an announcment this morning at 11:00am. There was no indication in the news release what the sheriff would be saying. Here is the news release: "Sheriff Normand will be hosting a press conference at 11:...
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July 25, 2017 - 7:56 am
(AP) -- Officials say a fire at a small predominantly black church on the Northshore was caused by arson. The fire occurred at the New Life Bible Center in Old Mandeville about 9 a.m. Monday. The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's chief deputy, Brant Thompson, says a passer-by noticed smoke engulfing...
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July 25, 2017 - 7:32 am
(WWL.com) New Orleans and Baton Rouge are among the most segregated cities in the nation, according to a report from 24/7 Wall Street. New Orleans came in at number six on the list, and Baton Rouge ranked thirteenth. Editor-In-Chief Doug McIntyre says that’s because of population concentration in...
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Chris Miller
July 25, 2017 - 6:59 am
Have you ever been tempted to fudge your résumé a little when job-hunting? Employers are finding more and more fibbers in the job pool. According to CareerBuilder, in a survey of 4,000 employers, 85 percent of them caught applicants in a misrepresentation or outright lies on their application or...
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July 24, 2017 - 9:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republican whips heard from a special caller at their meeting Monday night - Majority Whip Steve Scalise. The Louisiana Republican is recovering from a gunshot wound at a Washington hospital. He phoned in to thank everyone for their hard work and tell them he looked forward...
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Jim Hanzo
July 24, 2017 - 5:29 pm
According to the New Orleans Advocate, authorities say there was a double shooting in the 3400 block of Williams Boulevard. The incident happened around 2:40 this afternoon. At least two people are injured, according to Lt. Brian McGregor, spokesman for the Kenner Police Department. One victim ran...
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Chris Miller
July 24, 2017 - 5:29 pm
New Orleans Police homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in the 3800 block of France Road. Police say around 2:55 p.m. this afternoon, officers responded to a complaint in the neighborhood and found the victim, in the middle of the road, suffering from gunshot wounds. Authorities...
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July 24, 2017 - 4:43 pm
By R.J. RICO Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Among the 1,800 inmates in Louisiana's second-largest prison is a man Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc describes as "the bubble boy." Last year, the unidentified prisoner's medical expenses cost about $1.1 million. That and other health...
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