July 19, 2017 - 11:24 am
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) _ Community leaders along the Gulf Coast are pushing for a new passenger train route that would serve communities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The Gulf Coast Working Group is recommending that Congress consider two Amtrak routes; a New Orleans to Orlando,...
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In a June 29, 2017, photo, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Sanan Jackson, right, helps a passenger navigate the new face recognition kiosks at gate E7 for a United Airlines flight to Tokyo at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The Trump administration intends to require that American citizens boarding international flights submit to face scans, something Congress has not explicitly approved and privacy advocates consider an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state. (Michael Wyke/Houston Chronicle via AP)
July 12, 2017 - 10:14 am
HOUSTON (AP) — If the Trump administration gets its way, all U.S. citizens flying abroad will have to submit to face scans at airport security. Privacy advocates call the plan an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state. Nonimmigrant foreigners entering the U.S. currently must submit to...
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July 08, 2017 - 1:28 pm
Delta Airlines has announced plans to add seasonal, non-stop routes between New Orleans and Boston. Flights are slated to depart on Saturdays and Sundays between Feb. 10 and April 1, 2018. According to a news release, the goal is to meet ``strong leisure demand.'' JetBlue currently offers the only...
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Jim Hanzo
June 29, 2017 - 8:57 am
Causeway tolls were raised at the beginning of May, which cost commuters paying cash, to pay 5 dollars instead of the original 3 dollars. Now because of that hike, they've actually seen a spike in toll tag sales. General Manager Carlton Dufrechou says it started at least a week before the rate hike...
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June 23, 2017 - 11:25 am
The National Safety Council has launched a vehicle recall campaign to allow motorist to enter in their VIN number to determine if a there has been a manufacturer recall on the vehicle. President and CEO of the National Safety Council Deborah Hersman says Louisiana has the third highest rate of open...
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June 02, 2017 - 4:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Lawmakers want cities and towns that use cameras to catch speeders to post signs notifying drivers they're being monitored by the devices. A bill by Sen. Troy Carter, a New Orleans Democrat, requires the signs to be posted between 250 feet and 500 feet of the location of a...
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Chris Miller
May 31, 2017 - 3:46 pm
The effort to increase gasoline tax in Louisiana has been pulled before lawmakers could vote on it. Rep. Steve Carter (R-Baton Rouge) said it was apparent he would not get the votes to pass his proposal, so he pulled it from consideration. First proposed as a 17-cent increase, the bill was amended...
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May 09, 2017 - 11:11 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Three New Yorkers remained jailed Tuesday after authorities said they started a near-riot at Fort Lauderdale's airport after Spirit Airlines canceled nine flights, leading to chaos in its terminal. The Broward Sheriff's Office said about 500 people were crowded into...
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Chris Miller
May 05, 2017 - 10:54 am
Crossing the Causeway bridge gets more costly, starting at 4:00 a.m. Saturday. Drivers headed south across the lake will pay one to two dollars more, depending on whether they pay cash or have a toll tag. "The tag tolls will go up one dollar, from two dollars to three," said Causeway general...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
April 21, 2017 - 1:45 pm
Would you pay 17 cents a gallon more for gas if you KNEW FOR SURE it was going to fix roads and bridges?  They’re talking about it in Baton Rouge. Is it too high, too low or just right? And can we REALLY BELIEVE that the money won’t be used for something else? Tommy talks to Baton Rouge State...