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Chris Miller
May 07, 2019 - 1:41 pm
Cops are asking women to come forward if they were victims of a 56-year-old man accused of drugging, kidnapping, beating, and raping three women near Alexandria. Grant Parish Sheriff Steven McCain says Justin Walters met his victims on social media, then kidnapped them and held them captive for...
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May 07, 2019 - 9:39 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ A proposal to loosen restrictions on employers who hire teenagers stalled in the Louisiana House. Rep. Raymond Crews, a Bossier City Republican, proposed to increase the time a minor can work without a 30-minute break from five hours to eight hours. The idea was backed by...
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May 07, 2019 - 7:08 am
Kevin Barnhart reporting... The Louisiana Department of Health is emphasizing the importance of immunizations in the wake of the nationwide measles outbreak. Assistant State Health Officer Dr. Joe Kanter says while there have not been any reported cases in the state so far, over 760 cases have been...
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USA TODAY
A proposed half billion dollar upgrade to the Louisiana Superdome led to heated debate today at the state capitol. "We just have priorities wrong guys!" Senator Conrad Appel of Metairie said during a presentation before the Louisiana Senate Finance Committee this morning. "We can't afford to fix...
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After a process that has included stops and starts with false alarms and set backs, officials today say there is a deal on the table between the state and the city of New Orleans to fund infrastructure improvements. "Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Mayor Latoya Cantrell issued a joint statement to...
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May 04, 2019 - 3:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's first batch of medical marijuana won't reach the shelves by the mid-May deadline demanded by pharmacists and patients. But June could be a possibility. Louisiana State University's agricultural center oversees one of two state-sanctioned growers. The center said...
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May 04, 2019 - 12:16 pm
(WWL.com) - U-S Senator John Kennedy is teaming up with Attorney General Jeff Landry to lead the Louisiana Committee for a Conservative Majority, a political action committee. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says Kennedy brings his fundraising talents to an organization aimed at electing more...
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Don Ames
May 04, 2019 - 9:32 am
A study just released by a retired Chief Judge from New Orleans and a Loyola law professor looks into the cost of capital punishment in Louisiana. They say Louisiana has spent more than $200 million on its death penalty system over the last 15 years, and has had only one execution during that time...
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SIPA USA
May 03, 2019 - 10:40 am
(WWL.com) Vice President Mike Pence arrives in Lafayette this afternoon and will visit Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, one of the three churches recently torched in St. Landry Parish. Pence will meet with community and church leaders. Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins believes the way law...
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Jim Hanzo
May 03, 2019 - 8:22 am
Now that we are almost 2 weeks past Easter and Mother's Day approaching, we are in what is known as the peak of the crawfish season. What's the latest on the mudbugs? The end of April through much of May is usually ideal for crawfish. LSU Ag. Crawfish expert Dr. Greg Lutz says things are a little...
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