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January 09, 2019 - 10:42 am
(WWL.com) The United Way ALICE report shows in 2016, 48% of all households in the state did not make enough money to pay basic needs, up 6% from 2014. Louisiana United Way President Sarah Berthelot says 29% earn above the poverty level, but it's still not enough. “They are unable to afford the...
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January 08, 2019 - 6:52 pm
(WWL.com) According to his re-election campaign, Gov. John Bel Edwards raised $3.8 million in 2018 and enters 2019 with $8.3 million in the bank for the race. UL Lafayette Poli Sci Professor Pearson Cross says that’s a significant number for the Governor. “It is a significant number for his...
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USA TODAY
January 08, 2019 - 1:30 pm
Tyler Nunez Assistan Editor of Tiger Rag The Tigers (10-3) hope to get their SEC schedule started on the right foot, but that will be easier said than done as they host a Crimson Tide (10-3) squad that hasn’t lost a game in more than a month and is fresh off an SEC-opening win against No. 18...
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Jim Hanzo
January 08, 2019 - 11:30 am
The East Causeway Approach has been reopened after a pedestrian was killed this morning, according to Mandeville Police. The accident happened on the East Causeway Approach near the intersection of Kleber Street. Officers responded to the report of a pedestrian that was struck by a westbound 2014,...
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January 08, 2019 - 7:28 am
(WWL.com) -- Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has made giving teachers a pay raise of at $1,000 the cornerstone issue of his 2019 legislative agenda, but questions remain as to how the state will pay for the roughly $135 million proposal. Edwards said Monday that he plans to pay for the raise...
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January 07, 2019 - 6:17 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says his 2019 legislative agenda features new items, several repeat proposals and a pledge that he won't call any special sessions during this election year. The Democratic governor, seeking re-election to a second term, says his push for...
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AP
January 07, 2019 - 3:17 pm
(WWL.com) Former Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider has opened up about why his production studio in Holden was seized by the Sheriff, saying plainly, that it’s his fault for not making the mortgage payments on the property. Schneider says the recording and filmmaking hub has been on hard times...
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USA TODAY
Jim Hanzo
January 07, 2019 - 11:52 am
Thanks to a missed field goal by the Chicago kicker, the Eagles win a thriller and now head to the Superdome to play the Saints next week. Saints fans were watching and many hoping for an Eagles victory so they wouldn't have to play the Cowboys. "My take is this here, Dallas is scary, right, I'd...
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January 07, 2019 - 11:36 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its decision allowing Louisiana to enforce an age limit of 21 for exotic dancers in strip clubs. In November, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments that enforcement should be blocked because the state law was...
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January 06, 2019 - 7:54 pm
(WWL.com) The US Surgeon General has declared teen vaping an epidemic as a report says an estimated 2.1 million middle and high school students are using the electronic cigarettes. Department of Health Assistant State Health Officer, Dr. Joseph Kanter, says just because it’s not a traditional...
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