Local News

May 06, 2017 - 7:14 am
WWL.com Reporting Barricades now surround the Robert E. Lee statue in New Orleans. New Orleans police placed the barricades around Lee Circle Friday afternoon. The monument that sits in the center of Lee Circle is one of three slated to be taken down following a city council vote two years ago and...
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May 05, 2017 - 9:17 pm
(WWL.com) The budget plan approved by the House could lead to the closure of state-funded veteran cemeteries in Leesville and Rayville. That’s according to the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Undersecretary Homer Rogers who says the proposed $147,000 cut in state funding means they will...
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May 05, 2017 - 5:20 pm
WWL.com Reporting More than a dozen children were injured when a pickup truck crashed into a school bus in LaPlace Friday afternoon. The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office said 14 children were being treated for minor injuries. Pictures showed the pickup ran into the back of the school bus. The...
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May 05, 2017 - 3:14 pm
WWL.com Reporting A Zachary man has been arrested after making threats against law enforcement on Facebook. The post referenced the DOJ’s decision not to bring forth charges against the officers involved in the Alton Sterling case, saying “It’s time Baton Rouge u didn’t learn from the police...
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May 05, 2017 - 1:44 pm
(AP) _ As House Republicans crafted their version of next year's budget, they built the spending plan off a central premise: Louisiana's income projections are always wrong, and for nearly a decade those missed forecasts have forced repeated cuts across government. GOP leaders anticipated the...
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David Blake
May 05, 2017 - 12:19 pm
When the newly-passed American Health Care bill arrives in the U.S. Senate, will it be ripped up? Some Democrats are predicting that, but Louisiana Republican U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy is much more optimistic. While the GOP celebrates approval in the House for the plan to repeal the Affordable Care...
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Chris Miller
May 05, 2017 - 11:59 am
The New Orleans Police Department is hoping someone recognizes this woman, suspected of stealing a car from the garage of a hotel in the 200 block of Baronne Street. "The incident happened on May 1, 2017," according to the statement from the NOPD. "At around 1:00 a.m., the victim parked the vehicle...
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Chris Miller
May 05, 2017 - 10:54 am
Crossing the Causeway bridge gets more costly, starting at 4:00 a.m. Saturday. Drivers headed south across the lake will pay one to two dollars more, depending on whether they pay cash or have a toll tag. "The tag tolls will go up one dollar, from two dollars to three," said Causeway general...
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May 05, 2017 - 10:16 am
(AP) _ A New Orleans area woman has been sentenced in federal court for stealing nearly $11,000 in disaster-assistance money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. News outlets report 42-year-old Danielle Randall of Gretna was sentenced Thursday to 15-months in prison after pleading guilty...
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May 05, 2017 - 9:35 am
(WWL.com) A bill to require businesses in Louisiana to guarantee equal pay has passed out of the Senate Labor Committee and could receive a vote on the Senate floor next week. New Orleans Senator JP Morrell says there’s safeguards in place that can prevent businesses from being sued. “If there is a...
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