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April 04, 2017 - 8:27 pm
(WWL.com) -- As part of Governor John Bel Edwards legislative agenda for the upcoming session, a bill has been filed to help address the growing opioid epidemic in Louisiana. Rep. Kirk Talbot (R-River Ridge) co-authored the measure. He says the legislation would limit first time opioid...
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Jim Hanzo
April 04, 2017 - 5:04 pm
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies shot and wounded a driver of a vehicle involved in a police chase. It happened earlier this afternoon just before 1:30 p.m. at gas station near Terry Parkway and the Westbank Expressway in Terrytown. Police say they were doing surveillance. "As...
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April 04, 2017 - 11:04 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards is returning to Washington to talk about last year's massive flooding in south Louisiana. Edwards will testify Wednesday morning before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The committee is holding a hearing on the Federal...
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April 04, 2017 - 9:57 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's multibillion-dollar road and bridge work backlog and the crippling traffic around the state's capital city are driving a new push to hike the state gasoline tax. The tax increase will be debated in the legislative session that begins April 10. A task force...
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April 04, 2017 - 9:23 am
(WWL.com) Louisiana is the second most stressed state, according to a report by WalletHub. Michelle Many with LSU Health New Orleans believes that’s because so many people in the Bayou State are poor. Many says a lack of money can prevent people from getting the psychological help they need. “When...
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April 03, 2017 - 10:35 pm
A young teenager was gravely injured Monday night when he was hit by a car and thrown into a canal. "Sheriff Newell Normand reports, at 6:53 pm tonight, a 14 yr old boy was riding a skateboard at West Metairie and N. Starrett when he was struck by a vehicle," Col. John Fortunato said in an email...
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April 03, 2017 - 4:49 pm
( WWL.com ) There are two bills filed for Louisiana's upcoming legislative regular session that seek to raise the minimum GPA for high school students to receive a TOPS scholarship. Currently, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required. The proposed legislation raises the requirement to 3.0. "It's a...
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Jim Hanzo
April 03, 2017 - 4:17 pm
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office announced the arrests of 2 massage therapists who, they say, were giving erotic massages to some of their customers at local massage parlor. Authorities began investigating the Chinese Health Spa, at 339 Highway 21, in Covington, after receiving several...
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April 03, 2017 - 12:19 pm
(AP) It'll be robot versus robot at LSU's first combat robotics competition. The event, to be held Tuesday, is being called the Bengal Bot Brawl. Four student teams from the College of Engineering will battle with 30-pound weight class robots, with a chance to compete in the Robot Battles at the...
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