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May 01, 2017 - 5:13 pm
Louisiana is slated to share in a $400 million pool of disaster funding included in the congressional spending bill to fund government operations through September. Gov. John Bel Edwards' says the disaster aid, if approved by Congress, would be split among Louisiana, California, West Virginia and...
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Jim Hanzo
May 01, 2017 - 3:32 pm
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office's Public Information Officer, Lieutenant Brennan Matherne, said the investigation began Sunday when they received the initial complaint from the alleged victim's family. "Through investigation the detectives learned that 50-year-old Kenneth Boufannanie from Cut...
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Chris Miller
May 01, 2017 - 3:19 pm
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal crash. It happened this morning around 7:30 in Lacombe. The crash took the life of 17-year-old Victoria Schneider. "A 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck, which was driven by 26-year-old, Jermamie Young (Bogalusa, LA) was headed eastbound on...
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May 01, 2017 - 2:55 pm
(WWL.com) -- The House Appropriations Committee has voted to fully fund the TOPS scholarship program for the next fiscal year. Baton Rouge Representative Franklin Foil amended the state’s spending plan to take $82 million from the Department of Health’s budget so TOPS students would have their...
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May 01, 2017 - 2:26 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A federal court settlement requires New Orleans transit officials to make the city's historic St. Charles Streetcar line accessible to people in wheelchairs. The settlement was announced Monday in a news release from lawyers for three wheelchair users who filed the suit a year...
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David Blake
May 01, 2017 - 12:55 pm
The heated politics surrounding the confederate monuments continues to flare up, and not just in New Orleans. There are several bills still pending in this session of the Louisiana Legislature, and Governor John Bel Edwards is being encouraged to support at least one of them. U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins...
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May 01, 2017 - 12:23 pm
(WWL.com) -- The House Appropriations Committee is expected to approve a spending plan for the next fiscal year today. Chairman Cameron Henry of Metairie says they plan to hold back about 2 percent of the revenue forecast by the Revenue Estimating Conference. He says the REC is usually wrong, and...
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Jim Hanzo
May 01, 2017 - 10:21 am
The 2017 team format in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans has been won by Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith. The two were up against Kevin Kisner and his teammate, Scott Brown in a playoff Monday at the TPC of Louisiana, after a more than 6 hour delay because of heavy thunderstorms that occurred Sunday.
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May 01, 2017 - 10:12 am
(WWL.com) The Capitol City is anxiously awaiting a decision from the Department of Justice on whether or not civil rights charges will be handed down against the Baton Rouge police officers involved in last summer’s fatal shooting of Alton Sterling. Former Metro Council member John Delgado says he’...
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May 01, 2017 - 9:07 am
(AP) _ New Orleans police are investigating after a body was discovered in a storm drain. Police spokesman Juan Barnes said the body was found Sunday evening in the 7th Ward. It's reported that the storm drain is in a desolate dead-end under Interstate 10, near two stripped and abandoned cars...
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