State News

August 07, 2018 - 6:20 am
(WWL.com) Sports betting is off to the races in dozens of states across the nation, but so far Louisiana has sat on the sidelines while neighboring states like Mississippi have elected to receive the expansion. Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Jones says after seeing how other states...
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USA TODAY
August 06, 2018 - 2:56 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says he's meeting with President Donald Trump this week to talk about his state's criminal justice overhaul. The Democratic governor's office says Edwards is among a handful of governors invited to sit down with the Republican president...
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August 06, 2018 - 7:25 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When poor people are charged with crimes, is it unconstitutional to make them wait for public defenders? The American Civil Liberties Union thinks so. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans scheduled arguments Monday in the ACLU's challenge of the system New Orleans...
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Jim Hanzo
August 06, 2018 - 6:32 am
President Trump claims his tariffs are “working big time,” but this ignores signs that the best hope the U.S. had for boosting exports to China is being crushed as Beijing clamps down on energy imports. The latest Chinese response in the back-and-forth includes proposed tariffs on liquefied natural...
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August 05, 2018 - 5:23 pm
A man charged with threatening two Republican congressional leaders had 200 rounds of ammunition at his home in Buffalo, New York, along with books on homemade explosives and receipts for an assault rifle and a handgun, according to court records. An agent with the U.S. Capitol Police detailed...
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August 04, 2018 - 4:02 pm
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Supporters of a proposed new interstate that would connect communities in five southern states say it would reduce poverty and improve the lives of residents along the route. The proposed Interstate 14 would run from west Texas across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia...
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USA TODAY
August 04, 2018 - 10:45 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Across 10 legislative sessions, Gov. John Bel Edwards has an unusual distinction: He's never let a single bill become law without his signature. The Democratic governor has taken action, either through signature or veto, on every bill that's crossed his desk since taking...
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August 03, 2018 - 2:33 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The North American subsidiary of a French chemical manufacturer and two senior staff members have been indicted in connection with last year's explosion at the Crosby, Texas, plant in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Arkema North America, its CEO Richard Rowe and plant manager Leslie...
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August 02, 2018 - 9:01 pm
(WWL.com) - It is now legal in Louisiana to rescue a pet or a minor from a locked, parked vehicle, by smashing a window to get in. The new law went into effect yesterday, and provides criminal and civil protection for good Samaritans who take action against the illegal activity. Louisiana SPCA...
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August 02, 2018 - 8:13 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Rep. Steve Scalise, grievously wounded in a 2017 shooting, and the No. 4 House Republican leader have received telephone threats, aides said Thursday after a western New York man was arrested and accused of leaving menacing voicemails for two lawmakers. U.S. Attorney James...
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