State News

November 21, 2018 - 9:31 pm
AMITE, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities are looking for a 43-year-old man accused of trying to set fire to his mother's mobile home when she tried to kick him out. A news release sent Wednesday by the State Fire Marshal's Office says Dwayne Vining allegedly set fire to a tablecloth and a pillowcase...
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November 21, 2018 - 1:21 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The transportation department in Louisiana says it hopes to have one lane open in each direction on a bridge damaged by a barge collision earlier this year. The department said Wednesday it hopes to have a lane in each direction open on the Sunshine Bridge over the...
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David Blake
November 21, 2018 - 11:20 am
This Thanksgiving the real bargain is the holiday dinner with all the trimmings! According to the American Farm Bureau, the nationwide average price for a Thanksgiving dinner is $48.90, but it’s much cheaper in Louisiana. Just $22.63 after surveying a few Louisiana grocery stores. ''You'll pay...
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November 21, 2018 - 9:55 am
(WWL.com) Governor Edwards, on his monthly talk show Ask the Governor, said minimum wage increase successes in other southern states have galvanized his administration and their allies to push for pay raise for working class Louisianans again in the next legislative session. Corporate lobbies like...
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Jim Hanzo
November 21, 2018 - 8:55 am
What is the correct time to eat Thanksgiving dinner? Many food experts say 4 p.m. is the ideal time. Don't tell that to most New Orleanians. Most say they like to gobble up their turkey dinner earlier and with the Saints playing Thanksgiving night, that makes sense. The leftovers are saved for game...
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November 21, 2018 - 7:20 am
A Mandeville couple has something additional to be thankful for as they were cleaning house preparing for family coming into town and found a winning lottery ticket, just two weeks shy of expiration. The ticket was valued at $1.8 million, as it was the sole jackpot-winning ticket from a June...
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November 20, 2018 - 4:58 pm
(WWL.com) AAA is forecasting the number of travelers for the Thanksgiving holiday to be the highest since 2005. Whether on the roadway, in the airports, or on cruise ships. AAA spokesman Don Redman said the higher number of travelers is likely a sign of confidence in the economy. "AAA has noted for...
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November 20, 2018 - 1:57 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan attorney general charges ex-MSU president Lou Anna Simon with lying to police in Nassar sexual assault case.
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November 20, 2018 - 11:57 am
DULAC, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it is investigating the cause and impact of a small oil spill in a Louisiana marsh. A news release Tuesday said a controlled burn Monday got rid of nearly 1,700 gallons of oil that had escaped from a pipeline near Dulac. The line is owned by Texas Petroleum...
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November 20, 2018 - 11:57 am
DULAC, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it is investigating the cause and impact of a small oil spill in a Louisiana marsh. A news release Tuesday said a controlled burn Monday got rid of nearly 1,700 gallons of oil that had escaped from a pipeline near Dulac. The line is owned by Texas Petroleum...
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