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FILE - This undated file photo released by the Houston Police Department shows 4-year-old Maleah Davis, whose mother said she was abducted on May 4, 2019. Texas-based searchers are headed to Arkansas to look for Davis' body after a community activist said Derion Vence, who was arrested in connection with her disappearance, confessed to him in jail that he disposed of her body there. (Houston Police Department via AP, File)
May 31, 2019 - 5:36 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the search for a 4-year-old Texas girl reported missing in early May (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Houston police say the remains of a child have been found in Arkansas in the vicinity of where a man says he dumped the body of a missing 4-year-old Texas girl. Houston...
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May 31, 2019 - 3:17 pm
There is a bill that aims to notify restaurant consumers of where crawfish and shrimp come from. It received final passage on Friday. Bill author, Larose Representative Truck Gisclair ,says the measure will require restaurants u to make it clear if the seafood is not domestic. “It’s going to have...
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Chris Miller
May 31, 2019 - 1:22 pm
The bill to let the public vote on whether to legalize sports betting in Louisiana isn't dead yet, as backers have been trying to get a vote on the house floor. But there's a hang up that Senator Danny Martiny (R-Kenner) says is being caused by one reluctant lawmaker. Although the bill failed to...
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Chris Miller
May 31, 2019 - 9:02 am
Hurricane season is practically here! Officials with the city of New Orleans hope we will have a dull summer and autumn. The good news -- this season is expected to be pretty much near normal levels for tropical activity. The bad news -- so was last year, and try telling that to anyone in the paths...
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Chris Miller
May 30, 2019 - 4:31 pm
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards Thursday made good on his promise to sign the bill that bans abortion after a heartbeat can be detected. Louisiana joins five other states in enacting new abortion restrictions this year. The Louisiana law will not go into effect until the courts weigh in on a...
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May 30, 2019 - 4:15 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a fetal heartbeat abortion ban, breaking with his own party.
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May 30, 2019 - 10:10 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Seven-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, who used seniority to steer billions of dollars to his home state of Mississippi, has died. He was 81. Cochran's final chief of staff, Brad White, said Cochran died Thursday. Cochran was elected to the U.S. House in 1972. When he won a...
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May 30, 2019 - 10:02 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi dies at 81; steered billions of dollars to his home state.
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Jim Hanzo
May 29, 2019 - 9:26 pm
Governor John Bel Edwards is expected to sign legislation to extend Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans’ license with the state through 2054. Harrah’s has agreed to invest 325-million dollars into the property which will result in a second hotel, new restaurants and other upgrades. Norco Senator Gary...
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Jim Hanzo
May 29, 2019 - 9:13 pm
Governor John Bel Edwards announced today that President Donald Trump has approved his request for a federal disaster declaration for the state of Louisiana’s flood fight, including some emergency protective measures. “I thank President Trump for recognizing the urgency of our request and...
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