State News

Chris Miller
August 16, 2018 - 7:16 am
When is an outbreak not an outbreak? A web posting by the CDC about measles in Louisiana touched off a bit of a frenzy, but is also helping public health officials deliver a reminder. The CDC was just giving an update on measles cases so far in the U.S. -- 107 of them, including two in Louisiana,...
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Jim Hanzo
August 15, 2018 - 11:34 am
The Gretna Heritage Festival lineup has been set for 2018 featuring the Village People, Foreigner, and Montgomery Gentry. Also scheduled to perform are Night Ranger, Lee Ann Womack, the Gin Blossoms and Tone Loc, along with dozens of other acts for the annual event. Gretna Fest 2018 will be held...
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August 15, 2018 - 10:35 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Giant cranes loading and unloading gargantuan barges. Oil tankers, supply vessels and pipelines serving a vital energy industry. Flood control structures. Chemical plants. Cruise ships. Drinking water sources. All computer-reliant and tied in some way to the internet. All of them...
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Jim Hanzo
August 15, 2018 - 8:39 am
Who are better navigators in the car, men or women? It's a hot topic and the debate is on. A new study in the Journal Memory and Cognition suggests men have the upper hand. We asked people downtown to find out for ourselves. When it comes to directions, are men better navigators or women? "Women...
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Sipa USA
August 14, 2018 - 2:52 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's first medical marijuana crop will take longer than expected to reach patients. GB Sciences, the marijuana grower for the LSU AgCenter, had hoped to provide product to Louisiana's nine licensed medical marijuana pharmacies by September. But the company tells The...
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August 14, 2018 - 1:21 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's first medical marijuana crop will take longer than expected to reach patients. GB Sciences, the marijuana grower for the LSU AgCenter, had hoped to provide product to Louisiana's nine licensed medical marijuana pharmacies by September. But the company tells The...
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August 14, 2018 - 10:34 am
(WWL.com) 20,000 homeowners who suffered major flood damage in 2016 did not complete a short survey to see if they were eligible for the 1.3 billion dollars in federal recovery aid. Anyone who suffered one foot of flooding or at least 8,000 dollars’ worth of damage was eligible to potentially...
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August 14, 2018 - 9:32 am
(WWL.com) 29-year-old Brittany Mackie of Prairieville is charged with a multitude of crimes for a fatal hit and run that killed 31-year-old Christian Martinez of Kenner, who was walking on LA-73 in Ascension Parish Monday morning. State Trooper Bryan Lee says multiple tips from the public helped...
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Jim Hanzo
August 14, 2018 - 9:00 am
Have you ever snooped on your partner's phone? According to Avast, an antivirus software company, at least 1 in 4 women, and 1 in 5 men admitted to secretly checking their partner’s phone. Matt Morris, Professor of Counseling at the University of Holy Cross, and a private counselor working on...
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August 13, 2018 - 9:34 pm
(WWL.com) -- President Trump has signed the $717 billion defense spending bill that will fund the military for 2019. It includes pay raises for troops and substantial investments in Louisiana based military bases. Northeast Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham says it’s the biggest pay raise for the...
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