State News

Jim Hanzo
July 03, 2017 - 12:58 pm
NOPD say they have arrested a man connected to a deadly crash on Chef Menteur Highway last week. Robert Hudson was arrested on multiple counts of vehicular burglary, today. Police were looking for Hudson after two people were killed in a high-speed chase with State Police, last week. One of those...
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July 03, 2017 - 12:20 pm
(AP) - The retiring chief of the hurricane specialist unit at the National Hurricane Center in Miami says further cuts to tropical weather research will undermine recent improvements in hurricane intensity forecasts. James Franklin has overseen the hurricane specialists who release tropical storm...
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Jim Hanzo
July 03, 2017 - 11:37 am
A St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputy who was injured in a crash while assisting another accident on I-10 West near I-55 suffered a broken collar bone and some other injures to his neck and back but is expected to be released from University Medical Center today. "He has a broken shoulder...
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Jim Hanzo
July 03, 2017 - 10:47 am
Are less babies being born in the U.S.? A report out by the CDC says there are. Demographer Greg Rigamer says in the last few years, we have seen lots of changes in the family structure, more single individual households. In 2013, it was about 6 percent of women with in the childbearing age were...
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Jim Hanzo
July 03, 2017 - 10:12 am
A popular Mid-City restaurant was robbed by masked men who stole $400 after the restaurant closed. An overnight police log, stated that the worker was cleaning up after Neyow's Creole Cafe, located at 3332 Bienville St. had closed. The back door was left open when the robbers, entered just after 11...
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July 03, 2017 - 9:29 am
(WWL.com) Louisiana public school students will be required to learn cursive writing this coming school year, as a bill by Franklinton Senator Beth Mizell went into effect on July 1st. Mizell’s bill passed during last year’s legislative session, but it didn’t take effect right away. She says this...
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July 03, 2017 - 8:10 am
(WWL.com) The new fiscal year is underway, and 38,000 state employees in Louisiana will see a pay raise. A 2% pay hike was approved in this year’s legislative session. State civil service director Byron Decoteau says traditionally state employees were eligible for a 4% performance adjustment on...
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A cop has been hurt in a crash on the I-10 heading from Kenner to LaPlace. It happened shortly before 6:00am. The St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputy had been assisting with a crash on I-10 West near I-55. He went to his police car to get a first aid kit and we leaning into the vehicle,...
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Don Ames
July 03, 2017 - 6:23 am
Fireworks abound in metro New Orleans this year to celebrate the 4th of July The festivities start Monday afternoon when the 17th annual Uncle Sam Jam kicks off in Metairie at 4:30 p.m. The party at Lafreniere Park starts with live music from Christian Serpas and Ghost Town. "We have the Mixed Nuts...
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Jim Hanzo
July 02, 2017 - 6:18 pm
Police are investigating a shooting involving 3 victims on I-10 East this afternoon near Read Blvd that had part of the Interstate shut down this afternoon. One of the victims was a 7-year-old boy. The incident happened just before 5:30 p.m.. NOPD said a man, woman, and a child were traveling on...
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