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February 16, 2017 - 3:02 am
AAA released their annual worst drivers on the road report and what did it find? It confirmed what many people believe, millennials are the worst on the road. The survey finds they’re more reckless than teens. AAA Spokesman Don Redman says drivers between the ages of 19 to 24 seem to be distracted...
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February 16, 2017 - 1:49 am
The House Appropriations Committee approved legislation on Wednesday that takes only $74 million from the rainy day fund, instead of the $119 million the governor recommended. The vote comes after a heated back and forth between the governor’s chief budget advisor and Republican lawmakers. “Until I...
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February 16, 2017 - 1:36 am
College tuition is rising, state lawmakers cut TOPS funding, and students are turning to other sources, even fund-raising on the World Wide Web. The online fund-raising site GoFundMe.com says there's a been a huge increase in Louisiana students using their site to raise money. "We've seen over 1,...
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February 16, 2017 - 12:12 am
The National Safety Council finds motor vehicle deaths in 2016 rose 6% nationally from last year, and in Louisiana they’ve increased by 5% since 2014. Ken Kolosh with the NSC says they blame distracted driving for the increase. “Drivers are transitioning from cell phone conversations, which were...
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February 15, 2017 - 2:47 pm
The NOPD is investigating the fatal shooting of a man in the 7th Ward. The homicide happened in the 1700 block of Touro Street. Officers who arrived first on the scene found a man who had been shot. The victim was rushed to a hospital and was pronounced dead. There is no other information available...
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February 15, 2017 - 2:16 pm
Gov. John Bel Edwards raised nearly $3.3 million for his re-election bid during his first year in office, giving him a hefty campaign account years ahead of the 2019 governor's race. The Democratic governor's latest fundraising report, covering all contributions and spending for 2016, was filed...
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February 15, 2017 - 12:37 pm
House Republicans have started advancing two budget-rebalancing proposals that cut more deeply than Gov. John Bel Edwards wants and hit agencies he wanted to protect. The Appropriations Committee approved both plans Wednesday. The first proposal from Chairman Cameron Henry would use nearly $75...
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February 15, 2017 - 7:26 am
A former East Ascension High School assistant athletic trainer and health teacher has pleaded guilty to prohibited sexual conduct with a 17-year-old girl as part of a deal that allowed him to avoid jail. 34-year-old Louis Aguillard, of Prairieville, received a suspended six-month jail sentence...
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February 15, 2017 - 6:57 am
The latest research from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh suggests that married people tend to be healthier than those who are not. The study showed that married folks had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. It's the first biological evidence to explain that those who are married...
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February 15, 2017 - 6:12 am
A Louisiana state senator is fighting efforts to expel him after he pleaded no contest twice to domestic abuse charges over the past year. Attorneys for Geismar Democrat Troy Brown asked a state court Wednesday to block legislative proceedings aimed at ousting him. Brown, who served jail time last...
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