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January 19, 2017 - 6:41 am
Family Gras organizers have announced the lineup for the 10th year of the celebration along the Mardi Gras parade route in Metairie. "Multiplatinum award winning pop group Fifth Harmony, country-music chart topper Lee Brice, iconic entertainer Tony Orlando, and country music singer/songwriter and...
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January 19, 2017 - 5:45 am
Federal watchdogs have issued a critical report on the NOPD's hiring and recruitment practices. It comes a day after a top official's resignation from the department was made public. The federal police monitor states that roughly one-third of the applicants accepted for the academy had "risk...
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January 19, 2017 - 4:55 am
Higher education officials urge lawmakers to tap into Rainy Day Fund to offset budget deficit Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says the budget deficit for fiscal year 2017 is $304 million , so how will this shortfall impact higher education? Higher Ed Commissioner Joe Rallo says there...
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January 19, 2017 - 3:56 am
During his trip to Italy, Governor John Bel Edwards met with Pope Francis, who blessed the state’s project to support human trafficking victims. Edwards told Vatican Radio that Louisiana is a hotbed for sex trafficking along I-10. He says a big component of the project is retraining police not to...
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January 19, 2017 - 3:05 am
A joint effort by the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Louisiana Office of Tourism is aimed at bringing more Chinese tourists to Louisiana. The two agencies on Wednesday announced the hiring of China-based East West Marketing Corporation to support the effort. In a news release,...
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January 19, 2017 - 12:56 am
After another foggy start to the day in some areas, Southeast Louisiana is bracing for some storms that could be strong and dump a bunch of rain on the region. "The rain and thunderstorms will become more widespread this afternoon and evening along the cold front. Some of the storms could be strong...
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January 19, 2017 - 12:40 am
Louisiana Republicans are flocking to Washington, D.C. ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday. Louisiana Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere says he's excited to see it. "It's a peaceful change of power in the most powerful country in the world," Villere noted. "We're...
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January 18, 2017 - 12:59 pm
President elect Donald Trump seems to be spending much of his time trying to convince major companies to hire and invest in America. From the Auto Industry to companies like Amazon, everyone is talking about jobs. Will Louisiana get a piece of the pie? Tulane Finance Professor Mark Rosa says there'...
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January 18, 2017 - 11:55 am
Secretary of State Tom Schedler is asking President-elect Donald Trump to undo President Obama’s designation that all 50 states’ election systems to be considered “critical infrastructure.” Schelder says it’s unclear why a critical classification is necessary, when there was no credible evidence of...
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January 18, 2017 - 10:40 am
The World Meteorological Organization announced 2016 was officially the warmest on Earth since 1880, when record keeping began. State Climatologist Barry Keim says we’ve gone three straight years for breaking the warmest year on record. He says there is clearly a pattern of increasing temperatures...
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