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February 17, 2017 - 10:17 am
The NBA has warned that Texas could be overlooked for future events because of a proposed "bathroom bill'' targeting transgender people. The Texas legislation is similar to a North Carolina law that prompted the league to move this year's All-Star Game out of Charlotte in favor of New Orleans...
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February 17, 2017 - 9:18 am
Although Jefferson Parish parades tonight have rescheduled for next week because of potential bad weather, the Family Gras concerts on the Veterans neutral ground off Causeway will go on. "It's gonna happen," said Family Gras spokesman Greg Buisson. "We're goin at this point, we're going to...
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February 17, 2017 - 9:14 am
A state lawmaker has shelved his budget-rebalancing proposal to slash $188 million from state spending over the remaining four months of the financial year. After two hours of debate, Republican Rep. Rick Edmonds pulled his plan from House floor discussion without a vote. The House is instead...
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February 17, 2017 - 8:22 am
The Louisiana Office of Tourism has launched a new social media campaign to get Louisianans to promote tourism in our state. Lt Governor Billy Nungesser says the hashtag #OnlyInLouisiana allows residents to be tourism ambassadors for the Bayou State because no one can tell our story better than...
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February 17, 2017 - 7:53 am
A close friend who for years didn't want to believe Robert Durst was capable of homicide dropped a bombshell in court implicating the real estate heir in two killings. Nathan "Nick" Chavin testified in Los Angeles Superior Court that their mutual friend, Susan Berman, told him years ago that Durst...
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February 17, 2017 - 7:47 am
The parades that were scheduled to roll tonight in Metairie have been postponed. Parish officials say the threat of bad weather forced Excalibur and Athena to call off tonight's festivities. "Double-header in Metairie, not tonight," said Mardi Gras Guide publisher Arthur Hardy. Excalibur will roll...
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February 17, 2017 - 7:20 am
Louisiana House lawmakers are debating a budget-rebalancing proposal to slash $188 million from state spending over the remaining four months of the financial year. That's $128 million more than Gov. John Bel Edwards wants to cut to help eliminate Louisiana's deficit. Republican Rep. Rick Edmonds,...
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February 17, 2017 - 6:38 am
Officials with the Krewe of Hercules parade in Houma has postponed tonight's parade because of the expected rain. Hercules will follow the Krewe of Aquarious on Saturday night also rolling in Houma. Aphrodite will move its parade up, a half-hour earlier in hopes of beating the rain.
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February 17, 2017 - 6:12 am
A 30-day closed season on crabbing will begin Monday. The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission decided last year that something had to be done because overfishing was threatening the crab population. So through 2019, crabbing will be banned for 30 days, starting on the third Monday of...
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February 17, 2017 - 5:22 am
Federal officials have signed off on Louisiana's plans for spending $438 million in disaster aid allocated by Congress after the March and August floods. Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration released the approval letter late Thursday from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Most...
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