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July 23, 2019 - 2:56 pm
One of the Republican candidates for Governor of Louisiana has released his first statewide TV ads of the campaign. The content which heavily lean into Eddie Rispone's historical support for President Trump. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat call it a good ad, targeted the Republican base which is...
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July 23, 2019 - 9:00 am
Now that bays are closing on the Bonnet Carre Spillway, the lake can begin the process of recovery. Dr. John Lopez with the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation says this will take some time but he's confident the lake will recover. "The lake has some natural potential to recover, in fact, I would...
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July 23, 2019 - 6:28 am
A sheriff says two people have been killed after the vehicle they were in was struck by a passenger train in eastern Mississippi. Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie tells the Meridian Star that the wreck happened Monday afternoon at an ungated crossing off U.S. Highway 11, south of Meridian...
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Jim Hanzo
July 22, 2019 - 9:54 pm
Police in Golden Meadow say they have arrested four people in connection to an attempted armed robbery in May. Benjamin Wood, 49, Gary Kiger Jr., 48, and Jonathan Castagnetta, 36, all of Cut Off have been charged in the investigation along with Kristin Dudley, 29, of Walker. Police report what...
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Jim Hanzo
July 22, 2019 - 8:10 pm
Approximately 1,000 gallons of syrup spilled causing a hazard for drivers this evening. Police were forced to shut down eastbound North Rampart Street between St. Louis and Toulouse streets until 5 a.m. Tuesday. A container truck was traveling eastbound on North Rampart Street when its load of...
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Thomas Perumean
July 22, 2019 - 11:41 am
The Methanex board of directors have approved the construction of a Geismar 3, a new methanol processing plant in the industrial community of Geismar. Groundbreaking will take place later this year. When finished and brought on line in the second half of 2022, the Geismar facility will be one of...
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Don Ames
July 22, 2019 - 9:22 am
According to a recent study by Project Know, Louisiana pupils are among the most likely in the nation to take drugs in high school. American Addiction Centers researcher, Ruchi Dhami says, not only are state high schoolers taking drugs in high school...they're using them at school. "28.5 percent of...
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Jim Hanzo
July 22, 2019 - 8:56 am
The town of Destrehan has been ranked as the richest town in Louisiana, according to 24/7 Wall Street analysis. The analysis considered towns with populations of 1,000 to 25,000 residents. And Destrehan, is right in the middle with a population of just under 11,000 dollars. Councilwoman At Large in...
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Thomas Perumean
July 22, 2019 - 7:00 am
Louisiana Senator John Kennedy sat down with Tucker Carlson to talk about how Republican's should deal with Congresswomen Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, Pressley and Omar--who call themselves the Squad. Kennedy led right off by defending the four's right to freedom of speech. But he followed up by saying he...
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Jim Hanzo
July 21, 2019 - 7:00 pm
After the rain moves out Sunday night, the night should be quiet. A fairly high rain chance again on Monday, mainly midday and afternoon. "With plentiful moisture in the atmosphere, showers and storms on Monday could once again bring some heavy rain and possibly some street flooding issues in spots...
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