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March 24, 2017 - 10:51 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A long-serving Mississippi lawmaker says he has dementia and will retire after this legislative term. Rep. Steve Holland, a Plantersville Democrat, says he was only diagnosed last week. While he does well on some days, he says, there are other days where his short-term memory...
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March 24, 2017 - 8:41 am
KENNER, La. (AP) — An ordinance being debated in Kenner could have a major impact on fees charged by customers who use Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing services. Ride-sharing drivers are concerned the proposed ordinance that would add additional fees to fares, but taxi drivers say they support the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb. Senior U.S. officials say the State Department will recommend approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the White House to formally approve it. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
March 24, 2017 - 6:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has issued a presidential permit to pipeline builder TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline. White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted that President Donald Trump would discuss the pipeline later Friday morning. The State Department says that...
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March 24, 2017 - 4:40 am
GENEVA, Ill. (AP) — A Texas man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison in Illinois for killing his grandmother for an inheritance. Rich A. Schmelzer was convicted in December in the slaying of 85-year-old Mildred Darrington of suburban Chicago. He was sentenced Thursday by Kane County Judge Linda...
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March 23, 2017 - 8:14 am
The U.S. Coast Guard says four men have been rescued from a disabled boat in Drum Bay. The Coast Guard said in a statement that they were notified of the emergency late Wednesday night. After losing communications with the boat, the Coast Guard launched a helicopter crew from New Orleans to help...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 16, 2017 - 7:10 am
The reward for information in a Metairie quadruple murder is up to $5,000. CrimeStoppers is offering the cash for tips in the case. Three people were shot to death in one apartment Wednesday morning, and a fourth victim was found stabbed to death in another unit at the complex. The Sheriff's office...
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