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November 07, 2017 - 8:40 am
(WWL.com) -- The Louisiana Department of Education releases the 2016-2017 annual school performance scores today, and this is the last time schools with be graded on a curve. For Barry Erwin, president of the Council for a Better Louisiana, the change could not come soon enough. He says it is time...
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Chris Miller
November 07, 2017 - 7:23 am
The New Orleans City Council is holding a special meeting today to talk about Sewerage and Water Board bills. For years, rate-payers have complained about unexpectedly high water bills, erratic bills, even missing bills, and the inability of the Sewerage and Water Board to give sufficient...
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November 07, 2017 - 6:27 am
(WWL.com) -- More driving means higher gas prices. The Energy Information Administration says October gasoline consumption was the highest in month-to-month numbers since 2006, which is why there has been a slight increase in prices at the pump. AAA fuel analyst Don Redman believes the warm fall...
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Chris Miller
November 06, 2017 - 1:44 pm
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a murder-suicide in Lacombe. According to the sheriff's office, it happened shortly before 11:00 p.m. Sunday. "A resident at 26180 East Elm Street in Lacombe called 911 to report that she believed her ex-boyfriend, whom she had a protective...
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November 06, 2017 - 1:28 pm
(WWLcom) So what do local tax preparers have to say about how the GOP tax plan will affect our pocketbooks? Among the changes, the plan eliminates the ability to deduct state income tax, which is between two and six percent in Louisiana. Brandon Legarde with the Society of Louisiana CPA’s says that...
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November 06, 2017 - 12:42 pm
(WWL.com ) -- Reactions are coming in the aftermath of the largest church mass shooting in Texas history this past weekend near San Antonio which killed 26. Seven years ago, former Shreveport area State Representative Henry Burns authored a bill which allows guns in places of worship, with church...
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Chris Miller
November 06, 2017 - 10:11 am
Especially now that it’s getting darker earlier, drivers need to be on the lookout for wildlife that gets about by night. Some of those animals can cause a lot of damage. Deer are getting out and about this time of year, and sundown to sunup are the highest-risk times to see them around roadways,...
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USA TODAY
Jim Hanzo
November 06, 2017 - 9:27 am
Halfway through their season, the Saints are on a roll and fans are happy. We caught up with a few in Kenner. "Thought the game was great, really enjoyed it, and it was a good game," said one man. "They were strong on all 3 sides of the ball. Special teams got a touchdown. It was a good game." "...
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Don Ames
November 06, 2017 - 7:47 am
The world is already taking note of next year's New Orleans Tricentennial celebration. And, New Orleans has received an early birthday present. The city has been named one of The Best Places to Go in 2018 by Frommer's Travel Guides. Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director for the Frommer guide books,...
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Jim Hanzo
November 05, 2017 - 7:25 pm
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto reports that a couple of JPSO detectives shot a drug suspect who pointed a gun at officers. The incident happened yesterday, around 9:15 p.m.as two JPSO detectives responded to a complaint in the 1100 block of Tallow Tree Drive in Harvey. Upon arrival, they...
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