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June 18, 2019 - 8:16 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The leader of the Louisiana State Troopers Association is accused of shooting at his daughter's boyfriend on Father's Day. News outlets report 71-year-old Executive Director David Young was arrested Sunday and charged with offenses including with false imprisonment with a...
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Thomas Perumean
June 18, 2019 - 8:03 am
A list of more than 400 problem nursing homes nationwide names five nursing homes in Louisiana as substandard. The Special Focus Facilities (SFF) program list was compiled by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a federal agency charged with overseeing the quality standards of nursing...
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June 17, 2019 - 5:23 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on an exchange of gunfire outside the federal courthouse in downtown Dallas (all times local): 5 p.m. A 22-year-old man who was killed after opening fire outside a federal courthouse in Dallas had just graduated from community college in Corpus Christi. Brian Isaack Clyde...
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Jim Hanzo
June 16, 2019 - 5:02 pm
A Baton Rouge man drowned off the beach in Destin, according to authorities. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that 36-year-old Carlos Wuberto Rodriguez was llast seen flailing his arms in the water off Destin before he drowned. The drowning happened on Friday. The sheriff...
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Jim Hanzo
June 16, 2019 - 4:43 pm
The Sunshine Bridge in Donaldsonville has reopened after a ship crashed into the structure, according to the St. James Sheriff's Office. Crews are looking into the extent of damage to the bridge. The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. and U.S. Coast Guard officials said the vessel slammed into a...
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Thomas Perumean
June 14, 2019 - 8:45 am
Attorney General Jeff Landry has signed off on a request from state environmental regulators to take legal action against Denka Performance Elastomer. The complaint is likely to state LaPlace chemical plant is releasing excessive amounts of the chloroprene into the air. According to the Advocate...
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June 14, 2019 - 7:17 am
The DA in Calcasieu Parish, is seeking an August 19th execution date for Jason Manuel Reeves, who was convicted and sentenced to death in 2004 for the abduction of four-year-old Mary Jean Thigpen. The four-year-old was raped and stabbed 16 times, and her throat was slit. District Attorney John...
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June 12, 2019 - 10:05 pm
Louisiana’s sole Democratic Congressman Cedric Richmond has been named co-chair for the presidential campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden. Richmond says Biden is committed to doing the opposite of President Trump, and former Governor Jindal, by investing in the people through education and...
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Chris Miller
June 12, 2019 - 1:57 pm
The Shreveport city council has decided saggy pants are okay after all. In a 6-1 vote, it overturned a 2007 ordinance that banned people from wearing pants below their waistlines. ACLU Louisiana Legal Director Katie Schwartzmann said the law is has proven to be racially motivated. She also says the...
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Thomas Perumean
June 12, 2019 - 7:57 am
They may design new rockets to reach outer space in California, but when it comes to building and testing them, the Gulf South is the region to get the job done. Relavtity Aerospace is poised to pump $59-million dollars into expanding a test facility at NASA Stennis Space Center. The investment...
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