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August 16, 2018 - 9:36 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal appeals court says a Louisiana court rightly dismissed a deputy's lawsuit accusing Black Lives Matter and several leaders of inciting violence that led to a deadly 2016 attack on law enforcement officers. The Advocate reports a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S...
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August 16, 2018 - 8:46 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana officials blocked two of the nation's largest banks Thursday from involvement in a $600 million road-financing plan because they have policies restricting gun sales and manufacturing by their commercial customers. In a narrow 7-6 vote, the State Bond Commission...
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August 16, 2018 - 7:56 pm
(WWL.com) - State Superintendent of Education John White says it's time to start paying the state's teachers more money. As a guest on Talk Louisiana with Jim Engster this morning, White discussed the recovery of the economy and increased stability in the budget, now is the time to make sure...
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August 16, 2018 - 5:11 pm
The family of Max Gruver, who did after a hazing incident at an LSU fraternity last year, is suing the school, the national Phi Delta Theta organization and it's LSU chapter, and several fraternity members seeking $25 million in damages, The New Orleans Advocate reports. The suit claims LSU or the...
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August 16, 2018 - 4:55 pm
Charles Rice will step down as head of Entergy New Orleans, according to reports from WWL-TV and The New Orleans Advocate . Entergy New Orleans has had its image sullied recently when it was learned a third-party contractor hired people to appear at public meetings and pretend to be grass roots...
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August 16, 2018 - 4:20 pm
Bruce Vale reporting Stocks jumped sharply today as officials from the U.S. and China said the two nations will hold low-level trade talks next week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 396 points to close at 25,558. The Nasdaq Composite gained 32 points. The S&P 500 rose 22 points. Crude...
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August 16, 2018 - 2:22 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A major electric utility wants to recover nearly $6 million in revenue lost in the flooding in Louisiana in 2016. The Advocate reported that Entergy has asked Louisiana regulators to allow it to impose a surcharge on the bills of nearly 468,000 customers in 20 parishes even...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 16, 2018 - 12:50 pm
Entergy executives apologized to the New Orleans City Council today for poor performance and promised to do better. They insisted that the power provider plans to improve. Entergy Corporation's Utility Group President unexpectedly showed up at the meeting instead of leaders with Entergy New Orleans...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 16, 2018 - 11:11 am
It seems we can get just about anything delivered these days. Same day grocery deliveries, two day shipping on millions of products, restaurant food to your door... are just a few. So, why not gasoline? In a growing number of cities, you can get someone to fill your tank while you remain in the...
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August 16, 2018 - 10:49 am
COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Deputy has admitted to distributing marijuana and giving his girlfriend marijuana, alcohol and other items confiscated at traffic stops. District Attorney Warren Montgomery says former deputy Kenneth Szalajeski must serve a year in prison...
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