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February 11, 2017 - 3:48 am
Louisiana's lawmakers are returning to Baton Rouge on Monday for a special session aimed at rebalancing a deficit-riddled budget. They'll have to decide how deeply they'll slash state spending to close the $304 million hole. The main debate will involve whether lawmakers want to use a state savings...
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February 10, 2017 - 2:53 pm
Cops say a shooting left six people with bullet wounds in New Orleans' Central City neighborhood Friday night. One woman died. NOPD says it happened near Third and Dryades streets around 6:15pm. Witnesses says in all it was two female victims and four males shot. Police Chief Michael Harrison said...
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February 10, 2017 - 11:17 am
Gov. John Bel Edwards has asked President Donald Trump to quickly declare a federal disaster in five Louisiana parishes because of Tuesday's tornadoes. He's asking for individual assistance in Orleans, Ascension, Livingston, and St. James parishes; for public assistance in those areas plus...
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February 10, 2017 - 9:46 am
Starting February 20 Louisiana is enacting a month long closure on crabbing all across the state. Local chefs are already bracing for the change and even weaning diners off of crab for awhile. WWL Outdoors host Don Dubuc says they're hoping for benefits. ''They want to try to continue to allow the...
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February 10, 2017 - 8:10 am
The city of New Orleans today announced a 30-day timeline for clearing debris from the tornado zone. "This will be completed in three passes by the Department of Sanitation and local, national, non-profit and faith-based organization volunteers," according to a statement from the mayor's office...
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February 10, 2017 - 7:40 am
It's a beautiful weekend to have a crawfish boil and the good news for restaurants, farmers and consumers is that the supply of mudbugs continues to be great for this time of year. LSU AgCenter aquaculture specialist Mark Shirley says the catch is only going to get better. "I think going into the...
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February 10, 2017 - 7:09 am
This Sunday high school seniors have the opportunity to receive free professional assistance in filling out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It’s called College Goal Sunday. Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance Spokesperson Gus Wales says any soon to be high school...
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February 10, 2017 - 6:00 am
There's a new station hitting the air in New Orleans on 103.7fm and 1350am. It's "The New Hot 103.7, New Orleans Hottest R&B." The station will play R&B music from the 1990's through today. Promototional materials say artists will include LL cool J, TLC, Lauren Hill, Usher, Erykah Badu,...
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February 10, 2017 - 5:27 am
One worker has been released from the hospital after a pipeline exploded in Paradis Thursday evening. One worker remains hospitalized, and one Phillips 66 worker is unaccounted for. "I can't express strongly enough the concern that I have and the Phillips 66 family has for those impacted by this...
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February 10, 2017 - 5:10 am
A Bridge City man has been sentenced to 60 years behind bars for sexually abusing a girl over a five-year period that began when she was about nine. 37-year-old Trevor Clifton was sentenced Thursday after being convicted last month on two sexual battery charges. Jefferson Parish District Attorney...
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