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June 16, 2017 - 10:04 am
(AP) Louisiana lawmakers are hoping to end their special session early, with the House and Senate pushing to complete work on a package of budget bills to finance state government operations and construction projects in the financial year that begins in two weeks. If they wrap up today, that would...
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Jim Hanzo
June 16, 2017 - 9:38 am
Father's Day is this Sunday, and that means it's dad's day. So what does Dad want? We asked some folks downtown. "Maybe a new watch," this man told us. "I need about 6 hours to go fishing," said another dad. "That's all I need and I'm happy. That's it. "Fire the grill up for me, maybe and then...
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Don Ames
June 16, 2017 - 8:39 am
New Orleanians are often invited to 'be a tourist in their own hometown.' A couple of area hotels are making that invitation especially inviting during the summer months. The W New Orleans-French Quarter and the Le Meridien New Orleans are making their swimming pools available to locals on weekends...
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Mary Mathis-USA TODAY
June 16, 2017 - 7:39 am
(AP) A fraternity brother of U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise from Louisiana State University has organized a blood drive for the House majority whip through a Catholic charitable fraternity. Scalise remains in critical condition after surgery to repair damage to his hip and internal organs from a shooting...
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Cops in Metairie are looking for a men who allegedly tried to kidnap several children and a woman last night. Police say the suspect first tried to lure children at a playground, then grabbed a girl walking down the street. "Sheriff Newell Normand reports, during the evening hours of June 15, 2017...
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June 15, 2017 - 9:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (all times EDT): 9:45 p.m. Republicans and Democrats have shown they can engage in a spirited rivalry without rancor - at least on the ballfield. They played their annual congressional ballgame for charity before a...
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June 15, 2017 - 8:00 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana lawmakers could end their special session early, as the Senate sought Thursday to speed passage of a nearly $29 billion operating budget without changes that would force extra votes and possibly add further days to deliberations over a spending deal. The Senate...
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June 15, 2017 - 7:07 pm
WWL.com Reporting The LSU AgCenter selects a vendor for the medical marijuana program. Chancellor Dr. Bill Richardson says this is the last major hurdle to getting the drug into the hands of those who need it. He says the details of the agreement have not been released, but the plan is to contract...
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June 15, 2017 - 4:28 pm
AP/WWL.com Reporting Congressman Steve Scalise has improved in the last 24 hours, according to officials at the Medstar Washington Hospital where the Majority Whip is being treated. According to a statement from the hospital, Scalise underwent a second surgery related to his internal injuries and a...
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June 15, 2017 - 4:12 pm
WWL.com Reporting Governor John Bel Edwards signed 10 bills into law today that will result in shorter sentences for many non-violent offenders and expanded rehabilitation programs. Edwards predicts the new sentencing laws will reduce the prison population by 10-percent and Louisiana will finally...
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