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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Larry Swearingen. Swearingen, a Texas death row inmate who has long maintained his innocence, is facing execution for the abduction, rape and murder of a suburban Houston community college student more than 20 years earlier. Swearingen is set to receive a lethal injection Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, for the December 1998 killing of 19-year-old Melissa Trotter. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
August 21, 2019 - 6:58 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Texas inmate convicted in the 1998 killing of a suburban Houston community college student (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Texas has executed a man who maintained his innocence in the abduction, rape and murder of a suburban Houston...
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August 21, 2019 - 6:56 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas executes man who maintained his innocence in 1998 abduction, murder of suburban Houston college student.
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August 21, 2019 - 4:36 pm
A review by LSU is expected in the response of a false alarm of an armed intruder on the campus that happened Tuesday. Attorney General Jeff Landry says what may have triggered the false alarm was perhaps an armed law enforcement officer from his office to help educate students and protect them...
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WWL Newsroom
August 21, 2019 - 4:25 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Advocates for a Louisiana constitutional convention are trying to make inroads for the movement, seeing opportunity with legislative term limits and statewide elections this fall. The push may face an important roadblock, however. Two of the three major candidates for...
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Jim Hanzo
August 21, 2019 - 9:16 am
Medical examinations are becoming available by telehealth, where a patient visits a doctor through a screen. It's being seen more and more, as doctors can connect with their patients through an online service, almost like Facetime. Children's Hospital will now provide telehealth services to some...
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Chris Miller
August 21, 2019 - 8:11 am
The board that oversees the Superdome meets today and begins deciding how to spend millions of dollars of recently approved bonds, to renovate the nearly 45-year-old stadium in time for Super Bowl LVIII. The state bond commission last week approved the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District's...
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Thomas Perumean
August 21, 2019 - 5:08 am
Defective airbags under recall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have not been replaced. According to a release from the NHTSA, long-term exposure to high heat and humidity can cause these air bags inflator unit to explode when deployed. Such explosions have caused injuries and...
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Chris Miller
August 20, 2019 - 5:49 pm
LSU campus police evacuated a building today and ordered people in nearby buildings to shelter in place. The alarming warning from the school to "Run, Hide or Fight" set off more than an hour of tension. Campus police searched Coates Hall and eventually came up empty-handed. No shots were ever...
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WWL Newsroom
August 20, 2019 - 4:15 pm
As Louisiana continues to mourn the death of former Governor Kathleen Blanco who passed away from an Ocular Melanoma she fought for 8 years, we are learning a bit more about this rare, but tragic cancer that only impacts a small percentage of the population. “One in 200,000 will get this malignancy...
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Chris Miller
August 20, 2019 - 3:17 pm
UPDATE: LSU Police has determined there was no threat, and has given the all-clear. Update: LSUPD has investigated the report of an armed subject at Coates Hall and has determined there was no threat. LSU is returning to normal operations. — LSU (@LSU) August 20, 2019 (Original story follows) LSU...
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