State News

Jim Hanzo
January 16, 2019 - 3:26 pm
The Coast Guard along with the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Office are searching for 2 people after their vessel capsized in the Mississippi River this morning. Sheriff's deputies in Plaquemines got the call around 11 a.m. that a vessel capsized around mile marker 17 on the river. The search...
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Members of Kenyan special forces at the scene of an attach by an extremist gunman Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
January 16, 2019 - 1:43 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the extremist attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Kenyan police say the death toll from the extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi has climbed to 21, plus the five militants killed. National police...
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January 16, 2019 - 10:11 am
Louisiana Family Forum is on the hunt for the longest married couples throughout the state. For the last three years, a couple from Benton have locked in the title for being married the longest. But that couple passed away in 2018, and another couple will be taking the distinction. General counsel...
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Jim Hanzo
January 16, 2019 - 9:08 am
Gas prices have fallen almost a penny a day since the first of the year. How long will it last? Not long enough, according to AAA fuel analyst, Don Redman who says crude oil has jumped just in the last week and that'll force gas prices to go up as well. "We're going to start seeing those prices at...
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USA TODAY
January 16, 2019 - 8:35 am
(WWL.com) Postseason success for the Saints results in a victory for the local economy. President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Jay Cicero says even retailers that do not sell Saints merchandise benefit from the Black and Gold, especially if they keep winning in the playoffs...
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AP
January 15, 2019 - 4:15 pm
(WWL.com) -- When asked which teams she’d like to welcome to Atlanta for the Super Bowl, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says “Just anybody other than the Saints. If it can’t be the Falcons, then hey, as long as it’s not the Saints then I’m happy.” New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation President...
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January 15, 2019 - 9:54 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana personal income taxpayers can start filing their 2018 state tax returns on Jan. 28. The state revenue department announced Tuesday it will begin accepting tax returns on the same date the IRS starts accepting federal income tax returns. Louisiana taxpayers are...
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USA TODAY
Jim Hanzo
January 15, 2019 - 9:08 am
Saints quarterback Drew Brees is 40 years old today. But #9 continues to operate at a high level. "Drew trains like an Olympic athlete," said WWL NFL Analyst Mike Detillier. He says Brees, like Tom Brady, continues to perform at the highest level, and that's why the comparison between the two...
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January 15, 2019 - 8:22 am
(WWL.com) The federal government shutdown is impacting the craft beer business as the industry is heavily regulated by the feds. President of the Louisiana Brewers Guild and Bayou Teche Brewing Karlos Knott said brewers are not able to get product labels approved during the shutdown, so some...
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January 15, 2019 - 12:50 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese court says it's rejected latest bail request for detained Nissan ex-chairman Carlos Ghosn. .
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