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February 09, 2017 - 2:40 pm
A large fire Thursday night at a natural gas pipeline in St. Parish is believed to have been caused by an explosion. The explosion happened at a Phillips 66 pipeline near the Williams Discovery gas processing plant just before 7 p.m. Six workers were cleaning pipes when the fire started. According...
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February 09, 2017 - 1:40 pm
Two Louisiana state senators will try to expel their colleague from the Legislature after he pleaded no contest twice to domestic abuse charges over the last year. Sen. Troy Brown, a Geismar Democrat, has refused to resign from the Senate. Baton Rouge Sen. Dan Claitor, a Republican, says that he...
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February 09, 2017 - 9:51 am
The New Orleans City Council today launched an effort to address "equal pay." "The Equal Pay Advisory Committee will pursue, support, identify and recommend guiding principals and practices regarding pay equality," said Councilman Jared Brossett. "Equal pay isn't just a women's issue: it's a family...
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February 09, 2017 - 9:17 am
The flu season in Louisiana is ramping up and the Bayou State has surpassed other states with the number of influenza cases. The state’s flu bug expert, Dr. Frank Welch, says five out of 100 visits to the doctor are for flu like symptoms. He says there is a very nasty strain of flu going around...
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February 09, 2017 - 6:23 am
As residents of New Orleans East continue to pick up the pieces from severe tornado damage, what about insurance coverage? With a few exceptions, Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon does expect most victims to be covered. Donelon advises all homeowners to double-check their polices, since...
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February 09, 2017 - 5:42 am
Americans love Valentine's Day. The National Retail Federation says the average consumer will spend an average of just over $136 this Valentine's day. That's down about ten bucks from last year. We checked with some folks downtown on how much they plan on spending this Valentine's Day. "I haven't...
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February 09, 2017 - 5:17 am
Filming is underway in Louisiana for a new TV series from Marvel. Louisiana Entertainment Executive Director Chris Stelly says they’re very excited to have the Marvel brand in Louisiana. He says the new show is a spinoff from a Marvel classic, The Spectacular Spider-Man . “It is based upon a comic...
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February 09, 2017 - 4:22 am
Mardi Gras season is kicking off in Washington D.C. The Mystick Krewe of Louisiana celebrates the carnival season today through Saturday in the nation’s capital. Political Analyst Bernie Pinsonat says people head to the nation’s capital by the thousands and fill up the hotels. He says a ticket to...
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February 09, 2017 - 2:55 am
A Baton Rouge judge has been banned from a local restaurant after he allegedly used racial slurs against an African American woman. Kaneitra Johnson posted on Facebook about the incident, saying Judge Mike Erwin called her the n-word while arguing over a bar seat at Sammy’s on Highland Road...
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February 09, 2017 - 1:34 am
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is expected to unveil his tax reform plan today when he meets with the Committee of 100 in Washington, D.C. President of the Council for a Better Louisiana, Barry Erwin, says comprehensive tax reform is needed because many of the taxes raised in last year’s...
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