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August 20, 2019 - 10:38 am
(AP) -- Louisiana pharmacies aren't reporting marijuana shortages or other problems two weeks after patients began receiving the drug for medical use. Those were the reports Monday from state regulatory officials at a meeting to update therapeutic cannabis supporters about the progress of Louisiana...
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Thomas Perumean
August 20, 2019 - 10:31 am
The Bourbon Street Drinkery was grooving over the weekend when the band broke out with the L'il Nas X-Billy Ray Cyrus hit "Old Town Road". As the bar started to move with the music a guest dropped in unexpectedly. Ace, the New Orleans Police Horse, stuck his head in the door and started to groove...
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Thomas Perumean
August 20, 2019 - 9:03 am
Louisiana has the third highest combined sales tax rate in the nation at an average of 9.45%. California's is 8.66%. Why? We asked Robert Travis Scott, President of the Public Affairs Research Council. "Sales tax is a big burden in Louisiana," he says. "We don't have bragging rights going from...
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Jim Hanzo
August 20, 2019 - 8:46 am
Do older adults with hearing loss have a higher likelihood of experiencing memory loss, like dementia? A report published in the Geriatrics and Gerontology International Journal suggests that hearing loss and memory loss are linked. Dr. Annette Hurley-Larmieu, LSU Health Audiology says the theory...
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August 19, 2019 - 10:34 pm
The Department of Homeland Security says 15 people with fake social security cards and drivers licenses were trying to get paperwork for safety certification to work in sensitive jobs. "U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) New Orleans agents arrested 15 illegal aliens, including one unaccompanied minor, who...
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Steve Geller
August 19, 2019 - 7:01 pm
The Saints got in late last night following their 19-17 preseason victory over the Chargers and held an evening walk-thru practice session at the team’s indoor facility Monday. A few names not seen taking part were: WR Ted Ginn WR Keith Kirkwood S Saquan Hampton CB/ RS Marcus Sherels LB Alex...
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Chris Miller
August 19, 2019 - 2:53 pm
Former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who died over the weekend after battling cancer, will lie in state in the State Capitol Rotunda Thursday. It's the first of three days of events culminating in her funeral. Governor John Bel Edwards has ordered flags flown at half-staff through...
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David Blake
August 19, 2019 - 1:31 pm
The jobless rate for Louisiana in July held steady at 4.3 percent, that's the same figure as last month. Louisiana Workforce Commission Secretary Ava Dejoie says it's exciting to see such a healthy job market. ''There are jobs out there for even for those who may not be working now, there are more...
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Jim Hanzo
August 19, 2019 - 12:47 pm
The AP preseason college football poll is out with the LSU Tigers ranked at number 6. Clemson is number 1, Alabama is ranked number 2, Georgia is number 3. Here is the Top 25 poll: Record Pts Pvs 1. Clemson (52) 15-0 1,540 1 2. Alabama (10) 14-1 1,496 2 3. Georgia 11-3 1,403 7 4. Oklahoma 12-2 1,...
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Chris Miller
August 19, 2019 - 11:09 am
UPDATE: As of 11:43 a.m., NOPD reports the I-10 east-bound has reopened The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a crash on I-10 near the Twin Spans that ended up involving one of their units. The east-bound lanes have been closed at I-510 while officers investigate. "At about 8:48 a.m.,...
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