State News

Jim Hanzo
February 27, 2019 - 9:05 pm
Louisiana State Police are investigating a crash involving a pedestrian who was struck and killed. Shortly after 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, Troopers with Troop C responded to a single-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on Choctaw Road just east of Tabor Lane. The crash took the life of 54-year-old...
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Jim Hanzo
February 26, 2019 - 4:14 pm
(WWL) An attorney for the former LSU student on trial for the alleged hazing death of Maxwell Gruver has submitted new court filings that paint Gruver as a party animal who would consume alcohol and use marijuana willingly on a daily basis. Legal analyst Tim Meche said Matthew Naquin’s lead...
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February 26, 2019 - 10:41 am
The Raise the Age Act passed in 2016 goes into effect Friday, which means 17-year-olds will no longer be criminally charged as adults for non-violent offenses. Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights says the act is a big win, as the juvenile justice program has a lower rate for recidivism. And...
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Jim Hanzo
February 26, 2019 - 8:31 am
Here we are a week away from Fat Tuesday and no doubt people will be looking to boil crawfish in the days ahead. The weather has been good for crawfish lately. Warm and plenty of rain, although crawfish researcher, with the LSU Ag. Center, Dr. Greg Lutz, says the wet weather would have been better...
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February 26, 2019 - 7:12 am
Matt Doyle reporting... Acadiana based Bayou Teche Brewing has a definitively Cajun concoction on their hands with the creation of a breakfast stout. It hits the market this weekend. The Cajun Breakfast Stout is brewed with boudin, coffee, and maple syrup. Brewery founder Karlos Knott says to his...
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AP
February 25, 2019 - 5:19 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's economic development department is promoting its ties to the latest best picture winner at the Academy Awards. The segregation-era road-trip drama ``Green Book'' was filmed in and around New Orleans with a Louisiana crew and some Louisiana cast members. In...
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February 25, 2019 - 11:43 am
(WWL.com) A New Orleans Senator has pre-filed a bill for the upcoming session that would exempt feminine products and diapers from state sales tax. Currently food, residential utilities, and prescription drugs are exempted, and Louisiana Budget Project Executive Director Jan Moller says diapers and...
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Don Ames
February 25, 2019 - 6:56 am
Louisiana has garnered the dubious distinction of being one of the most sinful states in the country. Our bad behavior has us ranked as America's sixth most sinful state. That's according to a report by WalletHub, which compared the 50 states across 43 key indicators of immorality. "We looked at...
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February 23, 2019 - 1:29 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is heading to Washington for a weekend meeting with the nation's governors. Edwards and his wife were traveling Friday to attend the 2019 National Governors Association Winter Meeting. The Democratic governor will participate in two days of...
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February 22, 2019 - 9:12 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The release of a Louisiana governor's annual budget recommendations typically follows a well-worn script, with charts, reams of financial figures and agency-by-agency comparisons. Things likely will be far muddier Friday with the release of Gov. John Bel Edwards' latest...
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