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October 24, 2017 - 5:53 pm
(WWL.com) The Interior Department plans to put nearly 77-million acres in the Gulf of Mexico on sale for energy companies to perform oil and gas development. President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Don Briggs hopes energy companies will take advantage of the largest oil and gas lease...
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October 23, 2017 - 8:34 pm
(AP) — Lawyers suing a neo-Nazi website’s publisher asked a federal judge Monday for court-ordered permission to question the man’s relatives about his whereabouts. Private investigators believe The Daily Stormer’s publisher, Andrew Anglin, is living in the Worthington, Ohio, area but couldn’t find...
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October 23, 2017 - 1:54 pm
A second bacteria has been identified in connection with a salmonella outbreak in Caldwell Parish. Public Officer of Health for Central Louisiana Dr. David Holcombe says both bacteria’s added to the severity of symptoms people got after eating jambalaya at a charity softball game last week. "...
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October 23, 2017 - 1:17 pm
(AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards is speaking to students at Harvard University about his time as Louisiana's governor and his approach to dealing with crisis. The governor's office said Edwards was talking Monday with the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He was...
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October 23, 2017 - 11:13 am
This past weekend’s cold front has brought even cooler temperatures to Louisiana. State Climatologist Barry Keim says it really feels like fall today. "Minimum temperatures this morning across the state are in the 50s and 60s and high temperatures are only going to reach the mid 70s." Keim said. "...
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October 23, 2017 - 9:41 am
(WWL.com) The Louisiana Republican congressional delegation believes tax reform legislation can be passed this year. U.S. Senator John Kennedy says a bill has yet to be drafted, but he supports an across the board personal income tax cut, starting with the middle class. "If we do this right and let...
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October 23, 2017 - 9:08 am
(WWL.com) The number of teens involved in fatal car crashes went down 53 percent in Louisiana over the last ten years, according to the National Young Driver Survey. There are a few reasons for that, says Kip Diggs with State Farm Insurance. He says the biggest contributing factor to the decrease...
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October 23, 2017 - 7:17 am
(AP) — Police in Louisiana say actor and musician Corey Feldman has been charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license after his tour bus was pulled over for speeding over the weekend. Mangham, Louisiana, police say they pulled over a recreational vehicle driven...
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October 22, 2017 - 4:59 pm
(WWL.com) The number of teens involved in fatal car crashes went down 53% in Louisiana over the last ten years, according to the National Young Driver Survey. Kip Diggs with State Farm says car crashes are the number one killer of teenagers. He says the biggest contributing factor to the decrease...
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October 21, 2017 - 1:52 pm
The state health department has now identified 125 people with gastrointestinal illness as a result of a Salmonella outbreak from a bad pot of jambalaya in Caldwell Parish. 37 people have been hospitalized. In their testing of stool samples, a second bacteria that's commonly found on raw meat and...
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