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Everett Matthews, of Baton Rouge, La., holds up a sign outside the Triple S Food Mart, where Alton Sterling was killed last year, in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The U.S. Justice Department has decided not to charge two white Baton Rouge police officers in the death of Sterling, whose death was captured on cellphone video, fueling protests in Louisiana's capital and beyond. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
May 02, 2017 - 9:41 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has decided not to charge two white Baton Rouge police officers in the death of a black man whose fatal shooting was captured on cellphone video, fueling protests in Louisiana's capital and beyond, The Associated Press has learned. Federal...
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May 02, 2017 - 6:17 pm
(WWL.com) -- A portion of Governor John Bel Edwards criminal justice reform package received approval from a Senate Committee today. The bills would shorten sentences for non-violent offenders and strengthen their probation and parole requirements. Edwards’ says we have to make changes in the...
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May 02, 2017 - 5:39 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The federal government says private recreational anglers went way over last year's quota for red snapper so they will have only three days to fish federal waters this year. Red snapper is one of the Gulf of Mexico's most popular sport and table fish. Charter boat captains will...
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Jim Hanzo
May 02, 2017 - 4:39 pm
Slidell Police say a woman who was babysitting two children crashed her vehicle with the kids unrestrained inside the vehicle. Police booked Brenda Brown on a number of charges including a couple of counts of DWI with child endangerment. Brown was traveling eastbound on Highway 190 West, yesterday...
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Chris Miller
May 02, 2017 - 4:25 pm
The U.S. Justice Department will not bring charges against the Baton Rouge police officers involved in the death of Alton Sterling, CBS News and The Washington Post report. Citing four people it says are familiar with the investigation, the Post reported that the Justice Department is planning to...
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Jim Hanzo
May 02, 2017 - 2:49 pm
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said the three Confederate-era monuments slated to come down, will be removed, despite protests and attempts to keep them up . Landrieu did say, while he supports the rights of people to protest, it must be done in a peaceful manner, but he worries about weapons...
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May 02, 2017 - 2:19 pm
A New York Times report names New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as a potential 2020 presidential contender. Political analyst Clancy DuBos says he hasn’t heard the mayor say anything about a potential White House bid. He believes the article reflects the need for a generational change within the...
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Chris Miller
May 02, 2017 - 1:43 pm
Deborah Cotton, wounded in the shooting at the 2013 Mother's Day second-line parade in the 7th Ward, has died. Multiple sources report she died from complications from the gunshot wound. Cotton, a journalist who covered second lines and New Orleans street culture for Gambit Weekly , wrote about how...
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David Blake
May 02, 2017 - 12:51 pm
With the aging of America comes the constant debate on the issue of stay at-home care verses nursing home care. The Louisiana AARP has strong opinions, claiming we are heading the wrong way. AARP spokesman Andrew Muhl breaks down the finances: ''Right now the annual cost per person on average for...
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May 02, 2017 - 11:53 am
(WWL.com) -- A study by the LSU Public Policy Research Lab and the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children finds a lack of quality child care costs employers and employees over a billion dollars a year. LPIC Executive Director Melanie Bronfin says Louisiana has cut funding to early child care...
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