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June 19, 2017 - 5:25 pm
State officials are preparing for potential flooding as a potential tropical storm moves towards the southwestern coast of Louisiana. Mike Steele with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says heavy rains and potential flash flooding are the biggest threat. The...
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June 19, 2017 - 1:58 pm
(WWL.com) Employment is on the rise in the Bayou State. In May, nonfarm employment increased by 10,500 jobs, the best one month gain since July of 2011. Executive Director of the Louisiana Workforce Commission Ava Dejoie says there's been a noticeable improvement to the state's employment landscape...
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June 18, 2017 - 2:38 pm
WWL.com Reporting Legislators struggled to approve a budget this year and the state’s financial woes will only look worse next year. That’s because one-point-two billion dollars in temporary taxes will expire in July 2018. Publisher of Lapolitics.com, Jeremy Alford, says state lawmakers face more...
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June 18, 2017 - 12:39 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana law enforcement officials say they arrested 51 people on child exploitation charges this spring as part of an annual nationwide crackdown. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced the results of Operation Broken Heart IV during a news conference. Landry...
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June 18, 2017 - 7:26 am
WWL.com Reporting A tropical system near the Yucatan appears to be getting better developed. The system is expected to stay weak...a tropical depression or storm. That's due, in part,to dry air across the Gulf as well as shearing winds. But, it's uncertain where it will go. One model takes the...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2017 file photo, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Scalise was shot Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., congressional officials say. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 17, 2017 - 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise was upgraded from "critical" to "serious condition" Saturday and continued to show signs of improvement after he was wounded in a shooting at a Republican baseball practice outside Washington. Medstar Washington Hospital Center released the update on...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2017 file photo, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Scalise was shot Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., congressional officials say. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 17, 2017 - 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise was upgraded from "critical" to "serious condition" Saturday and continued to show signs of improvement after he was wounded in a shooting at a Republican baseball practice outside Washington. Medstar Washington Hospital Center released the update on...
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June 17, 2017 - 8:28 am
UL System President Dr. Jim Henderson says this is one of the most successful legislative sessions for higher ed in nearly a decade. Henderson says he’s thrilled lawmakers approved a budget that fully funds TOPS, after failing to do so for the first time in the program’s history last academic year...
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June 17, 2017 - 7:38 am
It will be a busy red snapper season for Louisiana anglers. Under an agreement with the federal government, fisherman will get 39 days, beginning this weekend until September 4th,to fish for red snapper in federal waters on weekends. Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves, “The Department of...
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June 16, 2017 - 5:23 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The Latest on the special legislative session (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Louisiana's latest special legislative session is over, ending a few days early with budget deals struck two weeks before the state's new financial year begins. Before they went home Friday evening,...
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