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Thomas Perumean
September 20, 2019 - 7:48 am
St. John The Baptist Parish School Board is looking at redrawing attendance boundaries to allow the students of Fifth Ward Elementary School in Reserve to be disbursed among the parish's other schools and shut down Fifth Ward. Fifth Ward Elementary School is just a scant three blocks from Denka...
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September 19, 2019 - 8:51 pm
The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda dangerously flooded parts of Texas and Louisiana on Thursday, scrambling rescue crews and volunteers with boats to reach scores of stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane...
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September 19, 2019 - 8:34 pm
Facing his two Republican challengers for their first head-to-head debate, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards fended off criticism Thursday that his tax policy and spending decisions are driving people from the state and hampering economic growth. U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham tangled with Edwards most...
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WWL Newsroom
September 19, 2019 - 5:45 pm
State Senator Danny Martiny (R-Meatirie) says Republican gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone’s attacks on the criminal justice reform package passed in 2017 are off-base, and not true. Rispone’s campaign ads claim “John Bel Edwards’’” criminal justice reform put dangerous criminals back on the...
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WWL Newsroom
September 19, 2019 - 3:39 pm
A new poll on the Louisiana governor’s race, funded by the Nexstar Media Group, has Governor Edwards receiving 41 percent of the vote, Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham 24 percent, and GOP businessman Eddie Rispone at 16 percent. John Couvillon with JMC Analytics and Polling says the race...
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Jim Hanzo
September 19, 2019 - 1:11 pm
Governor John Bel Edwards says the estimated 500-million-dollar surplus for the last fiscal year is evidence Louisiana’s economy is doing well. Critics say the surplus is evidence that the .45 percent sale tax pushed by the governor in 2018 was not necessary. But Edwards countered by saying that at...
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Don Ames
September 19, 2019 - 1:00 pm
The Louisiana Board of Regents is hosting a Hazing Prevention Summit Friday, September 20th, from noon until 3pm, at the Capitol Hilton Hotel in the Heidelberg Ballroom on the 10th floor. The summit provides an opportunity for more than 100 high-level college and university leaders to gather in...
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Jim Hanzo
September 19, 2019 - 11:16 am
The three major candidates for Louisiana governor are facing off in their first debate, ahead of the October 12 election. While the Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards is well known after serving almost 4 years, the 2 republican candidates, Ralph Abraham and Eddie Rispone are eager to get...
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Jim Hanzo
September 19, 2019 - 8:43 am
Although a starting quarterback hasn't been named yet, Teddy Bridgewater is likely to be the guy amongst the Saints coaching staff. Many fans would like to see Taysom Hill get a chance to show what he can do over Bridgewater. But how much impact do the fans have in who will replace the injured Drew...
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Associated Press
September 19, 2019 - 7:29 am
(AP) -- The federal government has declared agricultural disasters in two Louisiana parishes because of floods during the past year. A news release emailed Wednesday says farmers in another 11 adjacent parishes can also apply for low-interest emergency loans. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue...
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