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November 10, 2016 - 3:26 pm
A Thursday night anti-Trump protest appeared to be a peaceful demonstration, in contrast to Wednesday's night's event that left buildings, businesses and monuments damaged. Police chief Michael Harrison had warned earlier that anyone who was caught vandalizing Thursday night would be arrested. Some...
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November 10, 2016 - 2:58 pm
Co-Chairman of the Louisiana Donald Trump for President Campaign says Louisiana will have a friend in the White House. Eric Skrmetta, also a member of the Public Service Commission, says Trump was quick to visit Louisiana after the floods. "So I anticipate a continued relationship with the...
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November 10, 2016 - 2:52 pm
A state judge has revived a Louisiana parish's lawsuit against oil and gas companies over coastal wetland loss. District Court Judge Stephen Enright Jr.'s ruling Monday reversed his previous decision to dismiss Jefferson Parish's suit against nine oil and gas exploration and production companies...
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November 10, 2016 - 2:48 pm
Gov. John Bel Edwards is reaching out to the nation's president-elect for help in Louisiana's recovery from mid-August flooding that heavily damaged southern parishes. The Democratic governor sent Donald Trump a letter Wednesday, congratulating him on his victory, thanking him for his August visit...
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November 10, 2016 - 12:16 pm
Louisiana's $315 million deficit from last year was mainly driven by continuing dips in private sector employment that are driving down personal income and business tax collections. That's the grim assessment delivered Thursday to the state's income forecasting panel, the Revenue Estimating...
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November 10, 2016 - 11:22 am
The mayor of New Orleans is condemning vandalism that occurred during a protest of Donald Trump's election to the presidency. Windows were broken at one downtown building during an anti-Trump march involving several dozen people Wednesday night. Anti-trump and anti-Ku Klux Klan slogans were spray-...
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November 10, 2016 - 9:26 am
Another anti-Trump protest is scheduled in the city tonight. Mayor Mitch Landrieu said today that while peaceful protests are welcome, "destruction of property will not be tolerated. Landrieu was referring to last night's emotional protest where a number of buildings were damaged or vandalized as a...
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November 10, 2016 - 6:10 am
The NOPD is investigating the gruesome murder of a pregnant woman in Algiers. A news release says it happened Wednesday night, "At approximately 8:46 p.m., officers responded to a call of gunshots in the area of Sullen Place and General Meyer Avenue. Upon arrival they discovered an unresponsive...
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November 10, 2016 - 5:42 am
A basketball coach at Port Barre High School is under arrest amid allegations she had sexual relations with three students. Police say 45-year-old Nicole Aymond admitted to having intercourse with two males and sexual contact with a third. The three students are between 17 and 18, but Port Barre...
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November 10, 2016 - 4:50 am
A St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputy who fatally shot a 24-year-old Madisonville man after a short car chase in March will not face charges. A spokeswoman for District Attorney Warren Montgomery made the announcement Thursday. Joshua Douglas was shot once by deputies after he crashed in a...
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