State

Jim Hanzo
October 12, 2018 - 8:39 am
Number 13 LSU is set to take on the #2 ranked team in the country, the Georgia Bulldogs tomorrow in Death Valley. Do college football fans believe LSU can beat the Dawgs in Tiger stadium? "I don't think their chances are very good. I think there's a 30 percent LSU will win and 70 percent they'll...
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October 11, 2018 - 8:20 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will travel to Israel later this month on an economic development trip that includes a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Democratic governor announced the plans Thursday, saying the 24-person delegation will include business...
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October 11, 2018 - 4:04 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana is paying $149,075 to end a sexual misconduct lawsuit against former Secretary of State Tom Schedler that was filed by one of his former employees. Schedler will personally pay $18,425 on top of the taxpayer-financed amount. Details of the settlement were provided...
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October 11, 2018 - 9:57 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana is voiding a multimillion-dollar contract award to replace state voting machines, after a key official in Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration found flaws in the vendor selection. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin's office will have to redo the bid process, if the...
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Don Ames
October 11, 2018 - 8:14 am
Has the #Me Too movement had unintended negative consequences for women in the workplace? Confusion about workplace etiquette may have led to fewer opportunities for women as male executives struggle to adjust to the new rules of engagement. A recent poll by LeanIn.org found increasing reluctance...
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October 10, 2018 - 9:35 pm
VIDALIA, La. (AP) — A 74-year-old Louisiana woman has died almost a month after being attacked by dogs outside her home. Vidalia Police Chief Joey Merrill tells the Natchez Democrat that "There's no change in the charges at this point" against the dogs' owner. Merrill said he would have to know the...
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October 10, 2018 - 1:47 pm
(WWL.com) -- Mississippi says they pulled in $660,000 in revenue from sports betting in just the first month after it’s legalization in August. Metairie Senator Danny Martiny, who attempted to pass similar legislation in Louisiana last year, says it’s not a huge haul, but it could indicate a larger...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 07, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Imagine opening your home's door and seeing a huge gator lounging on the step. Or worse yet, not seeing it until you step on it. "So....you never know what may show up on your door step!" The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's office said in a Facebook post. The big alligator was found Friday afternoon in...
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October 07, 2018 - 11:53 am
Six Louisiana public schools are 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools, a federal designation to honor schools that are high-performing or that have closed achievement gaps. The U.S. Department of Education chose 349 schools across the nation. State Superintendent of Education John White says Louisiana...
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Don Ames
October 06, 2018 - 1:21 pm
A broad area of low pressure in the Western Caribbean is Invest 91. "There is a high chance, by late this weekend or next week, that a tropical depression will form," says WWL-TV meteorologist Chris Franklin. "It's up to a 90% chance for development as of Saturday morning." "Forecast models are...
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