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Don Ames
August 22, 2019 - 10:42 am
A recent Gallup poll indicates a majority of millennials have joined 'the working dead'...not engaged at work, but just going through the motions. UNO professor of business and finance, Mark Rosa, says it's not that millennials don't want to be involved. It's just that they're too anxious. The poll...
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WWL Newsroom
August 22, 2019 - 10:29 am
Oil and gas companies made $159.4 million in high bids Wednesday for federal leases in the Gulf of Mexico, down from sales in March and a year ago. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management says 29 companies bid on 144 tracts. That's about 1% of the tracts offered. The March sale drew $244.3 million in...
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WWL Newsroom
August 22, 2019 - 9:48 am
Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's first and only female governor, returns to the state's Capitol for the last time today. Blanco's casket will be carried into the building to the sound of a 21-gun salute honoring her service. The Louisiana Capitol is expected to be packed with mourners paying their last...
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Jim Hanzo
August 22, 2019 - 9:05 am
South Louisiana is taking notice of the Eastbank baseball team playing in the Little League World Series tournament up in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The buzz is about the River Ridge team and how they continue to advance in the tournament. "You know we've been in a little bit of a bubble up here...
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Thomas Perumean
August 22, 2019 - 8:41 am
A summer filled with train disruptions for New Orleans visitors has reached its end as Amtrak has restored full service on its Chicago-to-New Orleans line. The line was restored Wednesday after months of terminating in Jackson, Mississippi. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says the opening of the...
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Thomas Perumean
August 22, 2019 - 6:37 am
The political action committees of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry have endorsed both Congressman Ralph Abraham and businessman Eddie Rispone for the state's top job. The four regional PACs voted on the split decision Wedensday in the effort to unseat Democrat John Bel Edwards. "...
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WWL Newsroom
August 22, 2019 - 5:37 am
(AP) -- A proposed $248 million settlement has been reached in a decade-old federal court case over defective Chinese drywall that damaged homes and sickened residents. The proposed settlement between affected property owners and Taishan Gypsum Co. was filed in U.S. District Court in New Orleans on...
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Thomas Perumean
August 22, 2019 - 5:23 am
"Through a recent initiative we really wanted to highlight the military spouse, with the unemployment rate of 25%, being double of what the national average is." Jen Hadac, a US Navy Veteran, is the Event Director for Recruit Military. The group is also focusing efforts on the more than 600,000...
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WWL Newsroom
August 21, 2019 - 9:29 pm
A Louisiana man has been arrested by authorities who say he set fire to a trailer owned by his former in-laws. KATC-TV reports the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal says 41-year-old Nelson Santignan was taken into custody Monday, a year after the blaze by St. Martin Parish sheriff's deputies...
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Jim Hanzo
August 21, 2019 - 9:00 pm
The man accused of fatally stabbing the manager of a Raising Cane's restaurant during a robbery 3 years ago, has been ruled incompetent to stant trial by a Jefferson Parish judge, today. A court-appointed psychiatrist, Dr. Richard Richoux testified that the defendant, 26-year-old Joshua Every was...
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