State News

October 19, 2018 - 3:43 pm
(WWL.com) It may be a warmer than normal winter outlook across most of the country, but forecasts say Louisiana will be in for an average Bayou Winter, with above average rain totals. State Climatologist Barry Keim says that’s due to the likely presence of a weak El Nino that’s sending cloudy...
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Chris Miller
October 19, 2018 - 2:29 pm
The New Orleans Saints' Saintsations dance team made history this season with its first male member. Could the LSU Golden Girls soon join them? Maybe not, but a mysterious bearded stranger seems to be making the case for it in a series of imgur posts that have gone viral on Reddit and Facebook...
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October 19, 2018 - 8:42 am
(WWL.com) The Mega Millions jackpot for tonight is almost a billion dollars, and that’s got coworkers and friends dreaming big about pooling money for a better crack at the prize. But Lottery Lawyer Jason Kirkland says before you put in for the office pool, you need to cover yourself legally by...
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Jim Hanzo
October 19, 2018 - 8:12 am
The 4 and 1 Saints travel to Baltimore to take on the Ravens who are 4-2. The Ravens have one of the best defenses in the league, so what do Saints fans think, can the Black and Gold get a win on the road? "Yes we'll win if the defense holds up," one worker downtown said. A woman said while she...
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October 18, 2018 - 2:07 pm
(WWL.com) -- Governor Edwards says the state is putting an additional $7 million into prisoner rehabilitation and education programs. Edwards says the funding comes from the savings the state has seen since reforming its criminal justice system last year and the dollars should have an impact. "...
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October 18, 2018 - 1:24 pm
(WWL.com) New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows that when teen drivers have teen passengers, the fatality rate for all people involved in a crash increases by 51 percent. AAA spokesperson Don Redman says it may take some by surprise how much of a distraction teen passengers...
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October 18, 2018 - 9:19 am
(WWL.com) Louisiana Catholic Bishops announce they will be revealing the names of clergy who they say have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct in the near future. Nationwide the church has begun opening up about abuse scandals, scandals that recently rocked Dioceses in Pennsylvania, and LSU...
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October 18, 2018 - 9:19 am
(WWL.com) Louisiana Catholic Bishops announce they will be revealing the names of clergy who they say have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct in the near future. Nationwide the church has begun opening up about abuse scandals, scandals that recently rocked Dioceses in Pennsylvania, and LSU...
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Jim Hanzo
October 18, 2018 - 8:42 am
Pet food sales has seen remarkable market growth, mainly because of interest in our family pet's health and wellness. In some cases pet owners care more about the health of their furry family members than their own health. Dr. Dan Frisard with Acadian Veterinary Hospital in Metairie agrees, and...
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October 17, 2018 - 8:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A white man who fired a shotgun at three African-Americans amid the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans more than 13 years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to two federal criminal counts. Roland Bourgeois, 55, was indicted in 2010 and originally pleaded not guilty...
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