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March 31, 2017 - 5:47 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ As lawmakers consider rewriting Louisiana's tax laws, the credits, deductions and exemptions the state gives some items from taxes are squarely in lawmakers' crosshairs for elimination. New Orleans Sen. J.P. Morrell spent hours last year holding hearings digging into every...
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March 31, 2017 - 4:56 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A lawsuit claims Dillard University's failure to warn students and ban an alleged rapist from campus after a November 2015 attack set the stage for the rape of another student by the same assailant in April 2016. The lawsuit was filed this week in federal court against the New...
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Authorities investigate after a deadly crash involving a van carrying church members and a pickup truck on U.S. 83 outside Garner State Park in northern Uvalde County, Texas, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The group of senior adults from First Baptist Church of New Braunfels, Texas, was returning from a retreat when the crash occurred, a church statement said. (Zeke MacCormack/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
March 31, 2017 - 4:09 pm
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a deadly crash involving a church bus and a pickup truck in southwest Texas (all times local): 2 p.m. A witness to a deadly Texas wreck involving a church minibus says the driver of a pickup truck that crossed the center line repeatedly apologized and...
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March 31, 2017 - 4:04 pm
CONCAN, Texas (AP) — Man who says he witnessed Texas bus crash that killed 13 says pickup driver told him he was texting before collision.
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March 31, 2017 - 3:27 pm
WWL.com Reporting The Governor has released his comprehensive criminal justice legislative package that lawmakers will debate in the regular session that begins April 10. Metairie Senator Danny Martiny will attempt to push several of the proposals through the legislature. Martiny says in an effort...
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March 31, 2017 - 2:30 pm
A Baton Rouge lawmaker is calling for the end of the death penalty in Louisiana for first degree murder and first degree rape offenses committed after July 31st. Republican Senator Dan Claitor says the death penalty cheapens life, which degrades society. He says his Catholic religion teaches...
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March 31, 2017 - 1:13 pm
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana law enforcement officer has been sentenced to 40 years in prison a week after being convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy with autism. Derrick Stafford was sentenced Friday. Stafford was convicted in the November 2015 shooting that...
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March 31, 2017 - 1:13 pm
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana law enforcement officer has been sentenced to 40 years in prison a week after being convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy with autism. Derrick Stafford was sentenced Friday. Stafford was convicted in the November 2015 shooting that...
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March 31, 2017 - 1:13 pm
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana law enforcement officer has been sentenced to 40 years in prison a week after being convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy with autism. Derrick Stafford was sentenced Friday. Stafford was convicted in the November 2015 shooting that...
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Jim Hanzo
March 31, 2017 - 12:28 pm
Louisiana State Police say 28 people were reported injured in a crash involving two charter buses carrying students, who were on a field trip heading to New Orleans on I-10 East near Laplace this morning. Police say the injuries were all minor. According to East Baton Rouge Parish Schools officials...
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