State News

July 13, 2018 - 3:11 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Baton Rouge prosecutors have ruled out criminal charges against several people who are suing over their arrests at protests after a deadly 2016 police shooting in Louisiana's capital. A court filing shows the district attorney's office notified plaintiff's attorneys that it...
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July 13, 2018 - 2:20 pm
(WWL.com) - If you are searching for a place to retire, Bankrate says you may not want to be looking at the Bayou State. Their survey determined Louisiana was the fourth worst retirement destination in the country, joined by surprise picks California and New York in the bottom 5. Bankrate analyst...
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July 13, 2018 - 8:15 am
(WWL.com) When you hear the words “court date” the first thing that comes to mind might not necessarily be the action that took place at the Rapides Parish Courthouse yesterday. An unusual sound was coming from the staircase yesterday. Spokesman Lt. Tommy Carnline says that’s when one of the...
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July 12, 2018 - 8:39 pm
(WWL.com) - Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa is in the clear of allegations of bribery, accusations that have been lingering over his administration for the better part of two years. State District Judge Thomas Kliebert Jr. ruled in the favor of Matassa saying prosecutors failed to prove...
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July 12, 2018 - 3:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Justice says it is appealing the court ruling that paved the way for AT&T's merger with Time Warner.
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Jim Hanzo
July 12, 2018 - 3:21 pm
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff Office announced a Lockport man has been arrested for attempting to solicit a teenage girl for sex. 39-year-old Drexel Verdin Jr. has been charged in the incident. Around 1 p.m. on July 1, deputies responded to a complaint on West 27th Street in Larose. Deputies made...
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July 12, 2018 - 3:07 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana authorities are seeking a court order that would rule out any executions in the state for at least one more year. A lawsuit challenging the state's lethal injection protocols has blocked Louisiana from carrying out any death sentences since 2014. Its last execution...
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July 12, 2018 - 1:43 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana man has won the runner-up prize in a drawing for the multi-state Powerball jackpot. Officials say 75-year-old Glenn Feazell, of Boyce, cashed in a ticket worth $1 million from the drawing held June 23. He says he was drinking his morning coffee when he found out...
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July 12, 2018 - 12:12 pm
BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) — A New Orleans-area animal shelter has put out an urgent call for people to adopt or foster its animals after its air conditioning went out and two kittens died. Officials at the Plaquemines (PLAK-uh-minz) Animal Welfare Society tell area news media they believe heat may...
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Jim Hanzo
July 12, 2018 - 10:21 am
Why does it always seem we spend more during the summer months? June, July, and August can certainly trigger overspending, according an on-line poll. Vacations, eating out, energy bills all take a toll on your wallet. Brad Fortier, certified financial planner, says try to adhere to your financial...
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