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March 18, 2019 - 4:02 pm
(WWL.com) The state Legislative Auditor’s office releases a report that shows LSU paid a faculty member over $400,000 in salary and benefits for nearly three years, even though that person admitting to not performing work for the university during that time. State auditor Barrett Hunter said the...
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March 18, 2019 - 11:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider overturning a criminal conviction by a 10-2 jury vote in Louisiana. The justice acted Monday, four months after Louisiana voters amended the state constitution to prohibit non-unanimous verdicts in criminal cases. Oregon is the only state that still...
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March 18, 2019 - 9:45 am
(WWL.com) The Republican Governors Association is throwing a fundraiser in New Orleans today, trying to build up steam to take out the only Democratic governor in an SEC state. But political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says the big money raised today will likely not end up in one of the Republican...
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March 17, 2019 - 12:47 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham is urging President Donald Trump to consider Louisiana for the future headquarters of Trump's proposed Space Force. The Republican congressman wrote a letter to the president , suggesting Louisiana was an ``ideal location'' because of its strong...
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March 16, 2019 - 12:24 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana officials say they expect to retrieve the "vast majority" of $26 million in tax refund overpayments electronically. The Division of Administration, which oversees the state's technology office, said Friday that recoupment figures will be released next week. More...
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Jim Hanzo
March 15, 2019 - 3:52 pm
A gradual drying trend will continue after tonight. St. Patrick's Day will be clearing with cool temperatures. "More sunshine on the way for Sunday, St. Patrick's Day with morning temperatures in the 40s with highs only in the mid 60s," said local weather expert WWL-TV meteorologist Chris Franklin...
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March 15, 2019 - 3:24 pm
(WWL.com) A bill to abolish the death penalty in Louisiana will soon be filed as the debate about capital punishment continues on the national level. State Senator Dan Claitor said he is taking the action because he believes the death penalty cheapens life in society, adding there are errors that...
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AP
March 15, 2019 - 12:42 pm
(WWL.com) 12 US Senate Republicans voted against the President’s national emergency declaration that would allow him to access billions in construction dollars to build additional physical border wall. Senator John Kennedy was not among the 12, and says history shows the President’s move is quite...
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Chris Miller
March 15, 2019 - 8:41 am
We've already heard warnings of a secondary wave of the flu coming at us. Now we have word that it could combine with allergy season to really make people miserable. An app that tracks illness, Sickweather, has Louisiana in the top five of states most at risk for an overlap of H3N2 flu and allergy...
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March 14, 2019 - 7:41 pm
(WWL.com) - The number of abortions in Louisiana last year fell to a 10-year low. 8,048 abortions were reported to have been performed in the state, and Louisiana Right to Life Executive Director Benjamin Clapper says it’s part of a years long trend. “Over the past four years we have seen a 21...
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