State News

March 12, 2019 - 9:42 am
BOSTON (AP) — College coaches, others indicted in federal court in sweeping admissions bribery case.
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March 11, 2019 - 4:19 pm
(WWL.com) Louisiana has now seen eleven straight months of jobs gains, with the state adding 10,200 jobs from January 2018 to 2019. But it’s really a tale of two regions, with the southeast being the state’s job engine behind New Orleans’ 11,400 jobs added year to year. Workforce Commission chief...
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March 11, 2019 - 10:18 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Tawny crazy ants are pushing fire ants out of some Louisiana sugar cane fields - one of the few places people are happy to see fire ants. Entomologists worry that the new invaders could hurt the crop. Fire ants chomp away at one of the crop's worst pests -- a moth larva called...
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March 08, 2019 - 10:33 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A radio ad criticizing Louisiana Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has been removed from stations around the state after his campaign complained it had false information. The ads, paid for by the political nonprofit Truth In Politics, were withdrawn last weekend. Truth in Politics...
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Chris Miller
March 07, 2019 - 11:54 am
A Louisiana lawmaker wants cops to go after aggressive drivers, and is proposing a new misdemeanor offense called aggressive driving. "Aggressive driving in a person who commits a combination of moving traffic offenses in the same driving experience in a manner that is dangerous to other persons on...
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March 06, 2019 - 8:58 pm
(WWL.com) There’s another delay in the production of medical marijuana. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain is the regulator of the state’s medical marijuana program and he claims LSU and its private grower, GB Sciences, violated law by moving cannabis plants from a temporary pod to the main...
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March 06, 2019 - 9:58 am
(WWL.com) There will be an effort in the upcoming legislative session to raise the age from 18 to 21-years-old to legally purchase or possess tobacco and vaping products. West Monroe Representative Frank Hoffman says six states and over 400 cities have raised the tobacco age to 21 and the goal is...
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March 05, 2019 - 10:55 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo court says Nissan's former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, has posted 1 billion yen ($8.9 million) bail for his release.
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March 05, 2019 - 2:17 pm
(WWL.com) - When disaster strikes, the Cajun Navy is there to help. The Cajun Navy 2016 has responded to the devastation left from tornadoes in south Alabama that killed at least 23. Vice President of Cajun Navy 2016 Billy Bringear says they’ve got boots on the ground with chainsaws rescuing...
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In this May 12, 2016, photo, former Nissan Motor Co. President and CEO Carlos Ghosn speaks during the press conference in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Japan's Kyodo News service said Tuesday, March 5, 2019, a Tokyo court has okayed release of detained Nissan ex-chairman Carlos Ghosn on bail.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 05, 2019 - 9:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the decision by the Tokyo District Court to approve the release on 1 billion yen ($8.9 million) bail of Nissan's former chairman, Carlos Ghosn (all times local): 12:35 a.m. A French lawyer for former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn says a Japanese court has cleared the way...
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