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Thomas Perumean
October 08, 2019 - 7:48 am
Jeff Sands is a mover and shaker, an investor who enjoys the challenge of buying midsize companies that are struggling and turning them around. Recently, the Mandaville native set his eyes on the now shuttered Bayou Steel Group. St. John the Baptist Parish's largest employer abruptly laid off its...
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October 08, 2019 - 6:41 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan names a senior vice president in charge of its China business, Makoto Uchida, to be its new CEO.
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Thomas Perumean
October 08, 2019 - 6:39 am
Individuals at LSU Heath-New Orleans Medical Center have been honored by the National Cancer Institute for their work in cancer research, detection, treatment and care for cancer stricten patients. The awards underscore the University's commitment to finding and fighting cancer with innovative...
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Thomas Perumean
October 08, 2019 - 5:31 am
A Mason-Dixon poll shows Governor Edwards topping Eddie Rispone 51%-43% and Ralph Abraham 53%-38% in a potential post-primary run-off. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat warns it’s just too early to trust any run-off polling. He says given the poor track record of Louisiana governors in run-offs,...
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Jim Hanzo
October 07, 2019 - 2:31 pm
Arguments are being heard today by the U.S. Supreme Court in a case questioning the constitutionality of non-unanimous jury verdicts. Louisianans voted to require unanimous juries in felony trials last year. Loyola Law Professor Dane Ciolino says a decision likely would not impact cases that are no...
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Jim Hanzo
October 07, 2019 - 12:20 pm
The Thibodaux Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened shortly before 4:00 a.m. this morning. Early Monday just before 4 a.m. police received a phone call of a shooting that took place in the 1300 block of St. Charles Street. When police arrived, they discovered a victim 27-year-...
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Jim Hanzo
October 07, 2019 - 10:29 am
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies announced they have arrested a father and son from Mississippi after they forced their way into a Slidell-area home last week for allegedly beating a man pretty severely. Cops responded to a Slidell-area residence located in the 200 block of Bishop Drive...
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Jim Hanzo
October 07, 2019 - 8:36 am
With Teddy Bridgewater and Michael Thomas lighting things up in the Superdome and the defense coming to prove they are for real. Saints fans talked to WWL about everything that is good with the Saints these days after the 31-24 NFC South division victory over Tampa Bay. There are a few things that...
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Thomas Perumean
October 07, 2019 - 7:01 am
President Trump visits Louisiana Friday, but his son Don Trump, Jr. will be part of a rally in Lafayette today. UL Lafayette Poli Sci Professor Pearson Cross says those close to the President are stepping up efforts to unseat Gov. Edwards. “Sending these surrogates like Vice President Pence and...
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October 07, 2019 - 6:25 am
President Donald Trump's trade adviser says tariffs did not play a role in the surprising closure of a steel plant last week. In a statement Sunday, Assistant to the President for Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro said there are no tariffs on recycled scrap. Last Monday the company...
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