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U.S. Coast Guard
Jim Hanzo
September 15, 2019 - 7:00 pm
A man was rescued by the Coast Guard after his plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. The plane went down approximately 8 miles southeast of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Sunday. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District received a distress alert from an emergency locator transmitter at 11:46 a.m...
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Don Ames
September 14, 2019 - 11:28 am
Four constitutional amendments will be on Louisiana ballots on October 12th. The first would create a property tax exemption for certain goods for oil and gas companies. Public Affairs Research Council Policy Director Steven Procopio says it would clear up a federal constitutional debate for local...
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Jim Hanzo
September 13, 2019 - 2:18 pm
Two people were killed in a fiery crash that happened on I-12 just after noon today. The crash involved two 18-wheelers and an SUV, about ten miles west of Hammond. Thick black smoke could be seen billowing out from at least one vehicle on fire I-12 eastbound re-opened about 4 p.m. The westbound...
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Jim Hanzo
September 13, 2019 - 12:27 pm
Beginning today, a Board of Review will hear property assessments appeals for residents in New Orleans who are unhappy with their recent property assessments and have already filed their appeals. Orleans Assessor Errol Williams says 5,600 have filed appeals and those have been referred to the Board...
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Associated Press
September 13, 2019 - 11:00 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republicans challenging Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards couldn't match the Democrat's fundraising pace as they ready for final advertising blitzes ahead of the Oct. 12 election. The Deep South's only Democratic governor raised more than $1.6 million in the latest fundraising...
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USA TODAY
Jim Hanzo
September 13, 2019 - 8:37 am
Game 2 this week for the Saints is on the West coast taking on the Los Angeles Rams. We talked with some Who Dats who know we're in for a battle. "I think this city is just buzzin' to see what the Saints are going to do," this fan told us. "Yes, they can beat them." "Well they have to stop the pass...
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Thomas Perumean
September 13, 2019 - 6:23 am
"Meat means a portion of beef, pork, poultry, alligator, farm raised deer, turkey, domestic rabbit, crawfish or shrimp that is edible by humans. But it does not include a synthetic product derived from a plant, insect, or other source, period" -- Louisiana Agricutural and Forestry Commissioner...
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Don Ames
September 12, 2019 - 9:27 pm
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents wrote 78 citations to 62 subjects for alleged dove hunting-related violations during the opening weekend of the dove season, Sept. 7-8. In Caddo Parish, agents issued four citations to three subjects for possessing over the limit of...
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Associated Press
September 12, 2019 - 7:11 pm
Louisiana is now part of the tentative settlement reached with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma. The state’s chief deputy attorney general, Bill Stiles, said Thursday the attorney general’s office believes the agreement is a good deal for Louisiana and will help stem the tide of the opioid epidemic...
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Jim Hanzo
September 12, 2019 - 1:50 pm
The U.S. Obesity rates are at historic highs, according to a report from Trust for America’s Health. The state of Louisiana is at number 4 in the nation out of nine states that have reached an adult obesity rate above 35 percent. Louisiana’s adult obesity rate is at 37%. President of TFAH John...
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