State News

August 09, 2018 - 9:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana state troopers who improperly billed thousands of dollars of overtime and expenses, including a 2016 trip to Las Vegas, have had their punishments significantly reduced. The State Police Commission on Thursday deemed the discipline against three troopers to be too...
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August 09, 2018 - 8:02 pm
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump discussed prison reform with governors and state attorneys general at his New Jersey golf club Thursday. The White House said the officials represented states that have implemented changes similar to those backed by Trump. The mostly Republican group...
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August 09, 2018 - 4:18 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's pick to replace thousands of decade-old voting machines is the company that was the subject of bid-rigging complaints involving the secretary of state's office. The state's procurement office sent letters Thursday announcing Colorado-based Dominion Voting Systems...
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August 09, 2018 - 6:14 am
(WWL.com) -- Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards' visit with President Donald Trump today in New Jersey is turning heads in a political environment that’s becoming sharply divided along partisan lines. Edwards will discuss criminal justice reform with the president, who’s reportedly interested in...
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August 08, 2018 - 6:12 pm
OAK GROVE, La. (AP) _ A police officer in Louisiana has been charged with raping a teenager. The News Star of Monroe reports that 27-year-old Oak Grove Police Officer David Tyler Boyd is charged with second-degree rape. Oak Grove Mayor Adam Holland says Boyd resigned Monday and was arrested by...
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August 08, 2018 - 5:23 pm
(WWL.com) - Online Fantasy Sports legalization will be on the November 6th ballot, giving voters a chance to legalize the use of online services like Draft Kings and FanDuel in their parish. Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Jones says it’s likely a few parishes won’t legalize it,...
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August 08, 2018 - 1:44 pm
(WWL.com) Online Fantasy Sports legalization will be on the ballot in every parish for the November election, giving residents a chance to weigh in on whether or not their neighbors should have the right to use online services like Draft Kings and FanDuel. Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chairman...
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David Blake
August 08, 2018 - 1:17 pm
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is fighting back against Senator John Kennedy's attacks on the state's criminal justice reforms. Is Louisiana's criminal justice reform working? On the eve of Edwards visit with President Donald Trump in Washington, Senator Kennedy blasted the reforms, and said...
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August 08, 2018 - 12:41 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Kennedy attacked Louisiana's criminal justice overhaul in a letter Wednesday to President Donald Trump that comes with pointed timing, sent one day ahead of Gov. John Bel Edwards' meeting with the president. Edwards, a Democrat, is one of several governors...
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August 08, 2018 - 11:12 am
(WWL.com) A US Census Bureau report says coastal counties and parishes along the Gulf of Mexico have seen an increase of 3 million people, or 24.5%, between 2000 and 2016. The US itself has grown by nearly 15-percent over the same time. The reason for the coastal boom? Demographer Greg Rigamer says...
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