State News

David Blake
September 19, 2017 - 1:03 pm
It's likely to be a while before authorities make a decision in the possible hazing related death of LSU freshman Maxwell Gruver. Loyola University School of Law Professor Dane Ciolino says there could be a number of legal snags should charges be pressed against the fraternity and its members. Is...
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September 19, 2017 - 12:58 pm
(WWL.com) The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has received a grant to increase the number of child welfare workers. DCFS Secretary Marketa Garner Walters says her staff has decreased by 600 employees over the last 10 years and this is an opportunity to address the high turnover...
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USA TODAY
September 19, 2017 - 11:59 am
11:40 a.m. A law enforcement official says a copy of an Adolf Hitler speech was found at the home of white man accused of killing two black men and firing on a black family. The official spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing...
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September 19, 2017 - 11:07 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the killings of two black men in Baton Rouge (all times local): 11 a.m. Louisiana authorities say a white man accused of killing two black men has been linked to third shooting in which he fired on the house of an African-American family in his neighborhood. No...
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September 19, 2017 - 10:41 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — White Louisiana man will be charged with murder in slayings of 2 black men; police say killings may be racially motived.
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September 19, 2017 - 9:11 am
(WWL.com) LSU has taken the final step in the medical marijuana contract process, which means patients with debilitating conditions could have the drug in their hands some time next year. LSU vice president for Agriculture Dr. Bill Richardson says the agreement with the cannabis company GB Sciences...
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Jim Hanzo
September 19, 2017 - 8:41 am
New studies from Wake Forest School of medicine and the University of Waterloo reveal that teenagers who try e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes. The research shows that students in grades 7 to 12 who had tried e-cigarettes are more than 2 times more likely to be...
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September 18, 2017 - 3:16 pm
(AP) _ A national fraternity says it has closed its chapter at LSU while it investigates the death of a freshman who was being considered for membership. A statement Monday on Phi Delta Theta's website says preliminary results from its investigation of 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver's death found that...
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September 18, 2017 - 1:53 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana State University has completed its contract with the company that will grow medical marijuana for the school and said Monday the drug is expected to reach patients by the middle of next year. Las Vegas-based GB Sciences is the...
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USA TODAY
September 18, 2017 - 12:51 pm
(WWL.com) A Baton Rouge man considered a person of interest in the shooting deaths of two black men last week, has bonded out of jail. 23-year-old Kenneth Gleason was arrested over the weekend on drug charges. Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola says Gleason has yet to be cleared of the homicides...
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