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August 04, 2017 - 9:25 am
Today and tomorrow, Louisianans will be able to purchase school supplies and other items at a reduced state sales tax rate of 3%, compared to the normal 5%. National Federation of Independent Business State Director Dawn Starns says she hopes small businesses will see an increase in business but it...
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Jim Hanzo
August 04, 2017 - 7:50 am
The 17th anniversary of Satchmo Summer Fest presented by Chevron, happens this weekend and kicks off today at noon. "We are so excited to return to the Mint, and the newly rechristened jazz museum, at the Mint," said Rebecca Sell, with French Quarter Festivals Inc. "We will have 3 stages, a weekend...
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August 04, 2017 - 7:06 am
(AP) - The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed ethics complaints with the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board against the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office for issuing so-called fake subpoenas that threatened witnesses with fines and jail time to force them into answering prosecutors'...
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August 04, 2017 - 6:56 am
Crawfish have been found in Michigan and that state’s Department of Natural Resources is not happy. They say the red swamp crayfish damage earthen structures and compete aggressively for food and habitat, disrupting the food chain for many species in the water. LSU AgCenter Aquaculture Specialist...
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August 04, 2017 - 6:47 am
Researchers say bold new approaches need to be taken to shrink the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Eugene Turner co-authored a report on the oxygen-deprived area that cannot support marine life. He says a lot of nitrate is coming down the Mississippi River from agricultural land use. By reducing...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, a tiny house with a mermaid on the side floats adrift in the Gulf of Mexico south of Grand Isle, La. The Coast Guard asks the public for any information regarding the dock. (Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Magee/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
August 03, 2017 - 5:39 pm
GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — The castaway mermaid and her sea creature pals seem friendly enough, but no one wants to rescue their shed that's drifted 200 miles (322 kilometers) across the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard says a tiny floating dock with a painting of a blue-tailed mermaid is considered a...
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August 03, 2017 - 4:12 pm
By CHEVEL JOHNSON Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed an ethics complaint with the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board against the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office for issuing so-called fake subpoenas that threatened witnesses with fines and...
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David Blake
August 03, 2017 - 1:24 pm
The Dow Jones smashed another record on Tuesday, closing at over 22,000, Do we credit President Donald Trump, President Barrack Obama, or both? UNO Finance Professor Mark Rosa says both should get a round of applause. ''The markets were doing reasonably well, it was up about six percent before...
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Chris Miller
August 03, 2017 - 12:13 pm
This Sunday, the Saints will hold their training camp practice in Uptown New Orleans, at Tulane's Yulman Stadium. "A few years ago we had a really good practice at Tulane and it gave our fans an outstanding venue to come out and watch our team practice," said head coach Sean Payton. "We’re looking...
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August 03, 2017 - 8:10 am
Membership has been announced for a task force that will examine the $350 million TOPS scholarship program for the first time since it was established 20 years ago. Jennings Senator Blade Morrish will chair the committee. He says the panel consists of an array of lawmakers representing both parties...
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