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January 31, 2017 - 9:09 am
Case data has recently been released on the number of human trafficking reports received in Louisiana in 2016 and it shows a significant increase. According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, 104 cases of human trafficking were called in last year, compared to 75 in 2015. State Police Col...
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January 31, 2017 - 8:41 am
Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise is expecting votes in the U.S. House this week to pave the way for the creation of many new jobs. The House Majority Whip says President Trump is sending measures to the hill in a dizzying pace. ''Having lower taxes so that we can bring back jobs that have left...
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January 31, 2017 - 8:26 am
A Galliano man has been charged with multiple counts of attempted murder and aggravated assault that police say occurred inside his residence. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said deputies responded to a disturbance at the home of 63-year-old Francis Lee Jr. of Galliano on LA Highway 3235...
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January 31, 2017 - 6:56 am
Sentencing for the man who fatally shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith has been postponed to March 27. Prosecution and defense attorneys in the Cardell Hayes case agreed Tuesday to push back a sentencing in mid-February. Smith was killed in a traffic confrontation in New Orleans last...
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January 31, 2017 - 4:55 am
New numbers on the flu are out this week from the Centers for Disease DC and all indications point to the numbers going up. 37 states across the country reporting widespread flu. That's up from 29 just one week ago, and that includes Louisiana. But have we even peaked yet in the flu season? Dr...
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January 31, 2017 - 4:18 am
The Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe has announced Today that it intends to file for bankruptcy under a Chapter 11 plan and close its doors within a month. Scott Boudreaux, the CEO of Louisiana Heart Hospital, said that the hospital has faced "significant financial challenges" in recent years...
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January 31, 2017 - 3:46 am
Tangipahoa Parish authorities say there was a murder inside the jail. "Sheriff Daniel Edwards can confirm a homicide which occurred at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail," Spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto says in an emial. "Shortly before midnight on January 30, 2017, jail staff responded to a disturbance...
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January 31, 2017 - 1:17 am
President Donald Trump will announce who he plans to nominate for Supreme Court Justice tonight to replace the late Antonin Scalia. LSU Political Science Professor James Stoner expects Trump will appoint someone who will have a strong Republican voice on the nation’s highest court for at least the...
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January 31, 2017 - 12:28 am
For the first time in the state’s history, Louisiana’s transportation department is looking to see if a private company wants to help pay for highway projects to alleviate congestion along the I-10 corridor in the Baton Rouge area. DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson says investors have until March 31st to...
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January 30, 2017 - 11:23 pm
It's never too soon to plan your next vacation! A group that advocates for Americans to use their vacation days has declared today "National Plan a Vacation Day." Project Time Off is a group backed by a consortium of hotel companies, tourism campaigns, and other organizations that want to see us...
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