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June 06, 2017 - 4:28 pm
(AP) _ Signature pieces of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' planned criminal justice overhaul are headed to the governor's desk, with one measure only narrowly scraping through the Senate. Three bills shrinking sentences and expanding probation and parole opportunities for some offenders, mainly...
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June 06, 2017 - 3:51 pm
(AP) _ A new 4.25-cent monthly tax will be added to Louisiana cell phone bills if the governor agrees with a bill backed by lawmakers. The dollars would pay for technology assistance and services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Current law imposes a 5-cent monthly tax on landline phones...
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June 06, 2017 - 2:58 pm
(AP) _ A Louisiana lawmaker is stepping down from his House seat to focus his attention on his run for state treasurer. Republican Rep. John Schroder's resignation takes effect June 19. The businessman from Covington has been in the House for nine years and has been an outspoken critic of Louisiana...
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June 06, 2017 - 1:38 pm
(AP) _ Former U.S. Sen. David Vitter has returned to practicing law, joining the New Orleans office of a firm with a focus on energy issues. Butler Snow announced Tuesday the Republican former senator has joined its team of lawyers. Donald Clark Jr., firm chairman, touted Vitter's background in...
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June 06, 2017 - 12:43 pm
(AP) _ Students shouldn't need a doctor's permission or their school's blessing to bring sunblock to Louisiana public schools. That's the decision of state lawmakers, who sent a bill authorizing Louisiana's public school students to carry sunscreen at school, to the governor for consideration. The...
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June 06, 2017 - 11:34 am
(WWL.com) A report from Credit Suisse finds at least one in five U.S. shopping malls will go out of business within the next five years, because of the growth in on-line sales. LSU Marketing Professor Dr. Dan Rice says retail sector is not dying but certain retailers in these malls are really...
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Police say they have arrested a man in the murder of a massage therapist on the Northshore. The probe began when 24-year-old Kayla Ann Denham (above and right) was reported as a missing person to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office Monday. "Through our investigation, we learned Denham worked as...
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SIPA USA
The lineup is out for the annual Voodoo Music and Arts Experience in New Orleans City Park. Headliners this year will include Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar, The Killers, LCD Soundsystem, DJ Snake and Post Malone. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am. Click here for more information... The fest runs the...
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SIPA USA
June 06, 2017 - 9:23 am
(AP) A rusted fragment of the battleship USS Arizona sunk at Pearl Harbor, a woman's munitions plant uniform and ration books all tell the complex story of life on the homefront in a new exhibit at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. "Salute to the Home Front," which opens Saturday,...
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USA TODAY Sports
It took two games that stretched late into the overnight hours, but we now know that Mississippi State has advanced to play LSU for a trip to the College World Series. The matchup comes with some interesting twists. The Tigers host the Bulldogs this weekend in a best of three Super Regional, with a...
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