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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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February 02, 2017 - 4:48 am
The NOPD is looking for a suspect in an attempted murder and aggravated assault that took place on Lonely Oak Drive. The incident happened last Saturday. The victim reported that he was driving on Castlewood Drive with a five-year-old juvenile in his car when the suspect, identified as 32-year-old...
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February 02, 2017 - 3:35 am
One of the first bills filed for the 2017 regular legislative session seeks to undo penalties put in place by the Affordable Care Act. Covington Representative Paul Hollis says he filed the legislation on the first day bills could be submitted. He says the proposal would no longer require Louisiana...
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February 02, 2017 - 3:03 am
The NOPD Child Abuse Unit is asking the public for assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a sexual battery incident. The suspect is accused of inappropriately touching a 15-year-old girl in the lobby of a local business located in the 700 block of Canal Street. If...
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February 02, 2017 - 2:16 am
There are lots of different types of stress, but the workplace seems to be the number 1 stressor for Americans. The American Institute for Stress is saying 40% of workers reported their job was very or extremely stressful and 25% view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives. Part of...
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February 01, 2017 - 12:25 pm
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office says it has negotiated an extension on affordable housing for some residents of the American Can apartments on Orleans Avenue. When the former factory was renovated into apartments in 2001, it received government-backed tax-exempt bonds to help pay for the...
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