State News

January 11, 2019 - 9:29 am
BENTON, La. (AP) - DNA testing has cleared a man sentenced to life for raping a woman in front of her husband and children at a Bossier City motel. KTBS-TV reports a state district judge in Bossier Parish signed an order Wednesday vacating 58-year-old Eric Prudholm's aggravated rape conviction and...
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January 10, 2019 - 11:28 am
(WWL.com) President Donald Trump will visit New Orleans on Monday, so he can speak at the American Farm Bureau Convention. Louisiana Farm Bureau President Ronnie Anderson is glad to see the President will be at their centennial convention. “With the problems with the trade negotiations, the border...
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January 10, 2019 - 9:23 am
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) _ A uniformed police officer in Shreveport has been fatally shot as she was preparing to go to work on the night shift. A police spokesman in Shreveport says it happened shortly before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday outside a home. Cpl. Marcus Hines says one person has been detained for...
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January 09, 2019 - 8:33 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP has approved a $1.3 billion expansion at one of its oil projects in the Gulf of Mexico and discovered an additional 1.4 billion barrels at two of them. "BP's Gulf of Mexico business is key to our strategy of growing production of advantaged high-margin oil. We are building on...
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January 09, 2019 - 8:14 pm
(WWL.com) Educators are keeping their finger on the pulse of sports betting in Louisiana after Governor John Bel Edwards says he’s open to dedicating any revenue from the additional gaming toward doing better to prepare children for kindergarten. Edwards said if the state really wants to make a...
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January 09, 2019 - 6:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana officials have told a federal appeals court in New Orleans that a lawsuit against the state by Planned Parenthood should be dismissed. The women's health organization says the state has violated federal law by delaying its application for a license to perform abortions...
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January 09, 2019 - 4:58 pm
(WWL.com) - After a 2015 GOP gubernatorial blood bath that saw the ascendance of The South’s only Democratic governor, Louisiana Republican operative Scott Wilfong said the party is taking a hard look in 2019 at throwing their weight behind just one candidate before the October open primary...
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January 09, 2019 - 10:42 am
(WWL.com) The United Way ALICE report shows in 2016, 48% of all households in the state did not make enough money to pay basic needs, up 6% from 2014. Louisiana United Way President Sarah Berthelot says 29% earn above the poverty level, but it's still not enough. “They are unable to afford the...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., pose for photographers after speaking on Capitol Hill in response President Donald Trump's prime-time address on border security, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 08, 2019 - 8:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says President Donald Trump should reopen government while talks continue over the U.S.-Mexico border wall because there's "no excuse for...
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January 08, 2019 - 6:52 pm
(WWL.com) According to his re-election campaign, Gov. John Bel Edwards raised $3.8 million in 2018 and enters 2019 with $8.3 million in the bank for the race. UL Lafayette Poli Sci Professor Pearson Cross says that’s a significant number for the Governor. “It is a significant number for his...
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