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November 16, 2016 - 4:27 am
The trial of a Slidell man accused of endangering his 17-month-old daughter in 2014 by allowing people to cook crack and use it in her presence is underway in Covington. It's reported that assistant district attorney Collin Sims said in his opening statement Tuesday a witness will testify that...
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November 16, 2016 - 3:27 am
TOPS students will pay nearly 60% of their tuition for the spring semester. So what about future years, will the state direct more dollars to the taxpayer funded scholarship program, so TOPS recipients pay less? House Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry says if the governor makes TOPS more of a...
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November 16, 2016 - 2:54 am
A federal judge is being asked to take another look at the Louisiana Supreme Court's removal of one of its own justices from an environmental damage case. Four justices removed their colleague, Jefferson Hughes, from two cases last year after lawyers for oil companies pointed to contributions...
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November 16, 2016 - 2:26 am
The Louisiana attorney general's effort to block Gov. John Bel Edwards' order banning discrimination in state government against LGBT people has reached a courtroom. Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry says the Democratic governor's anti-discrimination order violates state law and exceeds the...
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November 16, 2016 - 1:32 am
It seems there is a battle underway in Minor League Baseball to come up with the worst possible team names. New Orleans jumped into that competition with the announcement that the team formerly known as the Zephyrs will now be the Baby Cakes. No doubt this puts the team in the top five for the most...
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November 16, 2016 - 1:03 am
Louisiana will experience some roller coaster temperatures this week. State Climatologist Barry Keim says we’ll see high temperatures in the 80s across the state over the next few days, but a significant cold front will come in on Friday. “This is going to usher in some much colder air, in fact,...
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November 15, 2016 - 1:59 pm
Power went out in much of Houma Tuesday evening when when a marine vessel knocked down a power line that feeds much of the area, the Terrebonne Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said. In a post on the office's Facebook page, officials said Entergy and government...
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November 15, 2016 - 11:19 am
The Sheriff's Office in New Orleans says a former deputy has been arrested. In a news release Tuesday, the Sheriff's Office says the arrest warrant for Lashawn LeBlanc alleges that she had improper telephone communications with an inmate. Also, she allegedly made a call on behalf of an inmate to...
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November 15, 2016 - 9:19 am
There could be much more to Louisiana's soaring obesity rate than just great food and a lack of willpower. New research has discovered over 100 fat genes that can be inherited from the mother. Dr. Melinda Southern at LSU Health New Orleans says these genes will cause obesity and no amount of diet,...
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November 15, 2016 - 8:45 am
Gov. John Bel Edwards says Louisiana risks forcing students out of college or pushing them into greater debt because of upcoming cuts to the TOPS free college tuition program. The Democratic governor issued a statement Tuesday saying that Republican-led efforts to "front-load'' the TOPS program _...
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