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June 01, 2017 - 7:52 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana patients who need short-term pain relief will soon stop receiving month-long prescriptions of highly addictive opioid drugs. The House unanimously Thursday approved Rep. Helena Moreno's proposal to limit first-time prescriptions for acute pain to seven days. The...
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Chris Miller
June 01, 2017 - 5:59 pm
A reward of up to $50,000 was announced today, for information on yesterday's murder of a Loomis armored car worker in Mid City. "We believe someone out there knows who committed this heinous act or who may have witnessed the crime," said FBI New Orleans Special Agent in Charge Jeff Sallet. "The...
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Chris Miller
June 01, 2017 - 5:12 pm
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is criticizing President Donald Trump's announcement today that the U.S. is withdrawing from the Paris climate accord. "Here in Louisiana, we face a triple threat: subsidence, coastal erosion and sea level rise," said Landrieu. "If unchecked, New Orleans, like many...
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June 01, 2017 - 4:51 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Senators unveiled their $29 billion state operating budget proposal for next year, and it contains fewer cuts than the House wanted. The proposal headed to the full Senate would keep the TOPS college tuition program at full financing, as the House proposed. But the Senate...
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Chris Miller
June 01, 2017 - 3:42 pm
The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened in I-10 in New Orleans East. A man sustained a non-life-threatening would to the hand. Police say he flagged down EMS, and was taken to New Orleans East Hospital. A second victim is a woman who's vehicle rear window was...
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David Blake
June 01, 2017 - 3:14 pm
The state Department of Insurance is reminding policyholders to make sure they are fully covered as Hurricane Season begins today. Commissioner Jim Donelon says this is a time to go over all policies, especially property insurance. He says know what your coverages are and what is not covered. “...
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June 01, 2017 - 1:42 pm
(AP) _ Future high school students won't have to meet tougher standards to get their college tuition paid through Louisiana's TOPS program, at least for now. Rather than face likely defeat in the Senate, a Baton Rouge lawmaker Thursday dropped his proposal to bump the grade point average from 2.5...
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June 01, 2017 - 12:48 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana senators have refused to back the House's version of a bill that would grant parole eligibility to inmates sentenced to life without parole for murders they committed as teenagers. The Senate sent Sen. Dan Claitor's bill to a six-member legislative conference...
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June 01, 2017 - 12:18 pm
The team at Colorado State University revised their forecast for the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which begins today. In April, CSU called for a slightly below average season, but that has since been upgraded just in time for the start of the season. State Climatologist Barry Keim explains why...
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Chris Miller
June 01, 2017 - 11:56 am
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is releasing more details about an attempted armed robbery that ended with the alleged would-be robber being shot and killed yesterday afternoon. According to the sheriff's office, Victor Vega doesn't deny shooting Larry Gillard, and told deputies that he only...
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