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February 02, 2017 - 3:00 pm
Former U.S. Sen. David Vitter won't stray from Washington for his next job, joining a well-known lobbying firm in the city. Mercury LLC announced Thursday that Vitter started working for the firm this week. The Republican former senator said he'll be working both out of the Washington office and...
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February 02, 2017 - 2:54 pm
Gov. John Bel Edwards' leadership team experiences a shake-up later this month, with the Democratic governor's chief of staff exiting after a year in the job and a former Jindal-era Cabinet official named to fill the position. Edwards announced Thursday that Ben Nevers, a close friend of the...
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February 02, 2017 - 2:41 pm
A new audit raises questions about money management in the Louisiana Department of Health, just as lawmakers are considering ways to cut back spending to close a state deficit. The Louisiana Legislative Auditor's report found the department didn't have a process to recover $29 million in Medicaid...
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February 02, 2017 - 2:36 pm
A federal judge says there is a crisis in Louisiana's system of funding lawyers for indigent defendants, but he declined to order the state to develop a remedy. U.S. District Judge James Brady this week dismissed a lawsuit filed just over a year ago by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf...
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February 02, 2017 - 11:20 am
Members of the New Orleans Fire Department rescued an injured cement worker trapped in a trench on private land Thursday morning. According to a press release from the NOFD, firefighters responded to a medical call at 13201 Old Gentilly Road shortly after 9:30 a.m. They found the adult male trapped...
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February 02, 2017 - 9:27 am
A gay rights activist group has responded to President Donald Trump’s statement that he will not remove President Obama’s executive order protecting the LGBTQ community from workplace discrimination within the federal government. Equality Louisiana President Baylor Boyd says at this point he is...
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February 02, 2017 - 8:27 am
Today is Groundhog Day, and that means something a little different in Acadiana. Daily Iberian Publisher Christina Pierce says unlike our neighbors in the north, we celebrate Cajun Groundhog Day with a nutria rat. She adds that Pierre C. Shadeaux determines the weather a little differently than...
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February 02, 2017 - 7:17 am
Louisiana receives a top rating for its highway safety laws by Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety. President Jackie Gillan says the Bayou State was one of only five states plus the District of Columbia to earn the highest rating of green, because it has 9 out of 15 recommended traffic safety...
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February 02, 2017 - 6:17 am
The mother of 5 children was shot and killed this morning in a hail of bullets at an apartment complex. Evidence markers left by authorities indicate the number of shell casings strewn about the yard. The incident occurred sometime after 9 a.m. in the 14700 block of Chef Menteur Highway at the...
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February 02, 2017 - 5:26 am
Officials are planning an $800 million liquefied natural gas plant and export terminal at Port Fourchon. The Greater Lafourche Port Commission and one of the port's tenants, Energy World USA, announced the proposed development Tuesday in a news release. Officials say the proposed Galliano facility...
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