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Don Ames
May 12, 2017 - 6:35 am
Mother's Day is the most popular day of the year to dine out. Some 92 million Americans are expected to visit a restaurant this Sunday. And, it'll probably seem like they've all chosen the same restaurant you've chosen. It's crunch time for folks who haven't made that Mom's Day restaurant...
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May 11, 2017 - 5:42 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Lawyers who won a decision overturning a Louisiana abortion law say the state should pay them $4.7 million in fees and expenses. Lawyers representing abortion clinics have asked a Baton Rouge federal judge to approve the amount. The judge Thursday gave the state's lawyers three...
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May 11, 2017 - 4:48 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The statue of the Confederacy's president had been hoisted from its stone pedestal in the pre-dawn hours and the blue glint of police lights was still visible two blocks away outside the corner laundromat where Carol Patterson sat as diverted rush-hour traffic rolled by. "It's...
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May 11, 2017 - 3:48 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Hoping to prevent fatal overdoses, a House committee passed a bill to make it harder for injured Louisiana workers to access highly-addictive opioid drugs. Lawmakers voted 8-5 Thursday to have prescribers consult a widely-used formulary before writing a prescription for...
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May 11, 2017 - 3:04 pm
(WWL.com) -- A Southern Media and Opinion Research Poll finds Governor John Bel Edwards’ approval rating has dropped nine percentage points since September of 2016. It now stands at 54 percent. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says the public is sick and tired of the governor and legislature not coming to...
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May 11, 2017 - 1:05 pm
(WWL.com) -- Former Sons of Guns star Will Hayden will spend life behind bars for raping young girls. Hayden was unanimously convicted on April 7 on two counts of aggravated rape, and one count of forcible rape for sexually assaulting two preteen girls more than two decades apart in East Baton...
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May 11, 2017 - 12:25 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Workers wearing bulletproof vests and helmets removed the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in New Orleans before dawn Thursday as police officers encircled the monument and kept watch on protesters. The statue was the second of four monuments in the city slated...
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May 11, 2017 - 11:23 am
(WWL.com) The full House approves a measure that would make it easier for Louisiana voters to recall elected officials. The proposal comes just months after a failed attempt to recall Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni amid a teen sexting scandal. Covington Representative Paul Hollis says he saw...
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May 11, 2017 - 10:10 am
(AP) _ Authorities say they've arrested a woman in connection with a double shooting that killed another woman and wounded a man. It's reported that New Orleans police said in a statement that 20-year-old Raekeda Wright was arrested Tuesday in relation to a double shooting in the city's St. Roch...
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May 11, 2017 - 9:12 am
(WWL.com) A bill that would lift the one year ban for individuals convicted of a drug related felony to receive food stamps and welfare benefits after being released from prison passed out of a House Committee. New Orleans Representative Helena Moreno says the ban was originally placed as a...
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