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Chris Miller
March 23, 2017 - 2:59 pm
New Orleans Police are investigating a fatal shooting in the 5000 block of Louisa Street. It happened around 1:45 p.m. Police say a man was shot to death. Two nearby schools, KIPP McDonogh 15 Middle School, and Mary D. Coghill Charter School, went into lockdown as a precaution. The lockdowns were...
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Chris Miller
March 23, 2017 - 12:46 pm
Causeway Police say one of the drivers involved in a fatal crash on the bridge this morning was drunk, driving with a suspended license, and had two prior DWIs. "Stupid is putting it mildly," said Causeway General Manager Carlton Dufrechou. "The actions of this individual cost a human his life."...
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Jim Hanzo
March 23, 2017 - 7:54 am
The former financial manager for a chemical manufacturing company has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $1.4 million. Acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson, in a news release, said 54-year-old Wade Barbay, of Baton Rouge, pleaded Wednesday before U.S. District Judge John W. deGravelles to...
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March 22, 2017 - 4:29 pm
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) _ A former Texas mortician whose legal issues were the subject of the 2011 film ``Bernie'' is appealing his sentence of 99 years to life in prison in the killing of a wealthy widow. Bernie Tiede (TEE'-duh) was resentenced last year for his 1999 murder conviction in the fatal...
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Jim Hanzo
March 22, 2017 - 2:25 pm
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has chosen a 26-year Louisiana State Police veteran from north Louisiana to lead the agency as interim superintendent. Maj. Kevin Reeves, who commands a state police quick reaction force, will start the interim job Saturday. He's taking over from Col. Mike Edmonson,...
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David Blake
March 22, 2017 - 12:34 pm
Unless Louisiana continues to concentrate on coastal restoration and efforts to prevent land loss, a new LSU report predicts some dire economic consequences for New Orleans and other parts of the state in the event of a major storm. Study author Stephen Barnes says the numbers are staggering, $130...
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Jim Hanzo
March 22, 2017 - 10:16 am
A healthy sex life at home can make us happier in our daily lives, and a New Orleans sex therapist says having sex three times a week is ideal. A new study from Oregon State University says that those who prioritized sex at home give themselves a "next-day advantage" in the workplace and are...
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David Blake
March 20, 2017 - 11:50 am
Louisiana's Office of Community Development is seeking new offers from companies that want to oversee the homeowner assistance program for flood victims. The Governor's Deputy Chief of Staff, Julie Baxter Payer, says there won't be any delay in getting assistance to those who need it. She says they...
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March 19, 2017 - 3:51 pm
A sheriff's deputy in Louisiana is dead after being shot near a movie theater in Baton Rouge, police said Sunday. East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office deputy Shawn T. Anderson was rushed to the hospital after being shot while on duty late Saturday, spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said in a news...
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