State News

April 15, 2017 - 10:46 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Early voting is opening for the April 29 municipal elections around Louisiana. The Secretary of State's Office says voters can start casting ballots Saturday for local candidate and proposition elections and to fill two legislative seats. Early voting ends April 22...
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April 15, 2017 - 9:30 am
Louisiana's state parks and historic sites don't draw enough visitors or deep-pocketed donors to stay afloat without state subsidies, and the funds to operate them are getting tighter. The state's continuing cash crunch has Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, who oversees Louisiana's recreation and tourism...
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April 14, 2017 - 4:55 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A federal judge in Louisiana who took medical leave for treatment of severe alcoholism said Friday there are no grounds to challenge cases resolved in her court. "I'm not going to downplay the alcohol problem," U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi said in interview. But,...
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April 14, 2017 - 3:15 pm
( Louisiana is the trashiest state in America, according to State Parks Director Robert Barham. He says if you don’t believe him, just look at the litter in ditches on the side of the road. He says he’s been to all 50 states, and he’s never seen anything like the litter here in the Bayou...
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April 14, 2017 - 1:16 pm
(AP) - Authorities say a record-size Louisiana black bear was killed when it was hit by a sport utility vehicle in southwestern Mississippi. The Natchez Democrat reports the full-grown male bear was struck April 5 on U.S. 61 in Wilkinson County. No other serious injuries were reported. Officials...
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April 14, 2017 - 12:12 pm
( The Humane Society of Louisiana is trying to figure out who is responsible for apparently dragging a pit bull from a moving vehicle in Acadia Parish near St. Landry. Executive Director Jeff Dorson says the 3-year-old dog was found by its owner in a ditch with horrible injuries. "There was...
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April 14, 2017 - 9:38 am
A New Orleans sheriff's deputy charged with malfeasance in connection with a teenage jail inmate's suicide faces arraignment on April 25. Online court records show the date was set for Keriana Alexcee. She was arrested earlier this month after an investigation of last October's suicide at the jail...
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Jim Hanzo
April 14, 2017 - 8:40 am
A study is linking gray hair to an increased risk of heart disease in men. The research from Cairo University in Egypt, assessed how common gray hair was in patients with coronary artery disease, as they try to determine if gray hair is a risk factor. Dr. Benjamin Romick, Cardiologist at Ochsner...
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April 13, 2017 - 8:59 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- An animal rights group says video and photos suggest a tiger kept at a Baton Rouge-area truck stop may be ill, an animal rights group says. The Animal Legal Defense Fund has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate and ensure that Tony the tiger is getting proper...
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April 13, 2017 - 8:35 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A committee of attorneys involved in litigation arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has made its recommendation for dividing some $700 million in fees among 122 law firms involved in years of complex legal work. Two Louisiana law firms involved in the litigation from...
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