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February 03, 2017 - 5:39 am
Authorities say three teenagers have been arrested in connection with the burglary of a Louisiana state trooper's unmarked car. It's reported that a rifle was stolen from the Louisiana State Police car in Madisonville and authorities suspect the gun was later used in an aggravated burglary. The St...
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February 03, 2017 - 4:28 am
A man and a woman have been arrested in St. Charles Parish for possession of drugs after a search warrant at a home on Johnson Street in St. Rose. Kevin Richardson was arrested for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and two counts of illegal use...
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February 03, 2017 - 1:29 am
Follow @ChrisMillerWWL American workers seem to have a tardiness problem. A CareerBuilder.com survey indicates almost a third of the work force has been getting in late. Some employers told the survey that as long as it doesn't interfere too much with productivity, they'll let it slide. Tulane...
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February 02, 2017 - 3:31 pm
The National Hurricane Center will issue storm surge watches and warnings during the 2017 hurricane season, which will be a first. Storm Surge Specialist Jamie Rhome says the amount of water that a named storm can push into a coastal area can be as destructive and deadly as damaging winds. "In the...
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February 02, 2017 - 3:23 pm
The Louisiana man accused of killing former NFL running back Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute was indicted Thursday on a charge that carries a mandatory life sentence -- a stiffer charge than the one he originally faced. As a result of the second-degree murder indictment, Judge June...
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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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