State News

March 05, 2019 - 7:04 am
Kevin Barnhart reporting... While many may associate Mardi Gras with catching beads, in small towns like Eunice, the focus is on chasing chickens. Participants will dress in costume as part of a 12-mile chicken run, with some on horseback. Captain of the Eunice Mardi Gras Pat Frey said the country...
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March 04, 2019 - 10:02 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo District Court says it has okayed Nissan ex-chairman Carlos Ghosn's release on 1 billion yen ($8.9 million) bail. .
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March 04, 2019 - 9:55 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Kyodo News service says a Tokyo court has okayed release of detained Nissan ex-chairman Carlos Ghosn on bail. .
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March 04, 2019 - 4:11 pm
(WWL.com) -- The Louisiana Board of Regents will award grants to ten college campuses in an effort to reduce textbooks for students. Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Communication Meg Casper Sunstrom says the total amount distributed is $67,500. “We estimate that during the three-year cycle, we...
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March 04, 2019 - 3:15 pm
(WWL.com) An estimated 36,000 convicted felons who’ve been out of jail for at least five years can now register to vote thanks to a state law that went into effect March 1st. To register, an eligible felon must get a certification letter from Probation and Parole. Voters Organized to Educate...
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AP
March 04, 2019 - 9:32 am
(WWL.com) -- The weekend may be in the rearview mirror, but the celebration of Mardi Gras continues. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser said there are many ways to celebrate in each part of the state. It’s not always all about catching cheap plastic beads. “From throwing hotdogs up in Shreveport, to chasing...
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People walk amid debris in Lee County, Ala., after what appeared to be a tornado struck in the area Sunday, March 3, 2019. Severe storms destroyed mobile homes, snapped trees and left a trail of destruction amid weather warnings extending into Georgia, Florida and South Carolina, authorities said. (WKRG-TV via AP)
March 04, 2019 - 2:18 am
The Latest on Deep South storms (all times local): 2:00 a.m. A sheriff says the death toll is now at 23 from a large tornado that devastated an Alabama community. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones told WRBL-TV that "Unfortunately our toll, as far as fatalities, does stand at 23 at the current time,"...
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Jim Hanzo
March 03, 2019 - 4:02 pm
It appears the rain will begin to slack off, and that means good news for Bacchus riders and others this evening. Only a few spotty showers are expected this evening until 7 p.m. Tonight the cool down begins as temperatures start to fall quickly. Temps in the 50s this evening. "Overnight,...
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March 03, 2019 - 10:20 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will be part of a national pilot project to create a rating system to judge the quality of the state's addiction treatment programs. The state health department announced Louisiana's inclusion in the project, saying it will join Massachusetts and New York in the...
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February 28, 2019 - 7:38 pm
(WWL.com) - The Louisiana Democratic Party has filed public information requests to verify a claim made by Republican Congressman Clay Higgins that he’s arrested “several thousand men” in his time in law enforcement. Executive Director Stephen Handwerk says it was a troubling claim that was either...
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