State

Jim Hanzo
December 03, 2018 - 10:26 am
Governor John Bel Edwards released a statement immediately following U.S. Senator John Kennedy's announcement that he would not run against Edwards for Louisiana governor. "For Sen. Kennedy, this was never about the people of Louisiana. This was about focusing the spotlight on himself. Now that...
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Don Ames
December 03, 2018 - 9:48 am
The U.S. fuel economy index is seeing its first decline in four years. And, Louisiana motorists are reaping the benefits at the gas pump. "We're looking at prices right now in Louisiana that are almost 30 cents, more than 30 cents cheaper than they were a month ago," says Triple A fuel analyst Don...
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Jack Gruber-USA TODAY NETWORK
Jim Hanzo
December 03, 2018 - 9:19 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. John Kennedy has ended months of speculation about the Louisiana governor's race, saying he won't run against Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards in 2019. The shocking announcement Monday removes a formidable opponent from the race and leaves...
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Chris Miller
December 03, 2018 - 8:43 am
With real estate the way it is in New Orleans, is it better to rent or own? A recent survey suggests one thing, a local expert says the other. The real estate website HomeArea.com says home prices in the Crescent City have grown faster than rents, so renting may be cheaper. New Orleans real estate...
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USA TODAY
December 02, 2018 - 6:35 pm
The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken: Georgia is not among the four playoff teams and won't have a chance to play for the national title. Kirby Smart disagrees. But the Georgia coach said he and his team aren't going to pout about the opportunity to play Texas in the Sugar...
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December 02, 2018 - 5:39 pm
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Police say a woman in Louisiana has been accidentally shot in the back by her 2-year-old child. The Shreveport Times reports that the woman was seriously wounded in the shooting early Saturday morning. Police told the newspaper that the woman and her 2-year-old child were in...
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November 29, 2018 - 9:01 pm
(WWL.com) - The son of south Louisiana serial killer Derrick Todd Lee has been charged with negligent homicide in the shooting death of a 16-year-old East Feliciana High School student. East Feliciana Sheriff Jeff Travis says 19-year-old Dedrick Lee was playing with a gun when it went off killing...
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November 29, 2018 - 7:02 pm
(WWL.com) - A statewide poll of 500 Louisiana chronic voters finds that Republican US Senator John Kennedy leads Democratic incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards 49-to-45-percent in a head-to-head race for governor. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says Kennedy has several advantages in his favor, including...
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November 29, 2018 - 3:35 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's transportation department says it expects to partially reopen a damaged Mississippi River bridge on Saturday, nearly two months after it was shuttered and repairs began. The Department of Transportation and Development says one lane of the Sunshine Bridge in...
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November 29, 2018 - 10:10 am
(WWL.com) Some House Republicans are discussing legislation for the next session that would roll back the .45 percent sales tax passed in June because of a rosier than expected revenue forecast for the state. Alexandria Representative Lance Harris did not confirm that such legislation will be...
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