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January 06, 2019 - 3:58 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Michael Badgley kicked five field goals, and the Los Angeles Chargers contained rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens to carve out a 23-17 victory Sunday in the opening round of the NFL playoffs. The Chargers (13-4) will next face the second-seeded New England...
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LaPorsha Washington, center, the mother of seven-year-old daughter Jazmine Barnes, who was killed on Sunday, speaks to the crowd during a community rally outside Walmart, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Houston. Jazmine was shot to death nearby on Sunday while riding in a car with her mother and three sisters. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
January 06, 2019 - 2:44 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the shooting death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A local sheriff says race does not appear to be a factor in a drive-by shooting that killed a 7-year-old black girl. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez cautioned Sunday...
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January 06, 2019 - 2:40 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Sheriff says race does not appear to be a factor in death of 7-year-old black girl in drive-by shooting in Houston.
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January 06, 2019 - 12:53 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Police: A 20-year-old man has been charged in the killing of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes in Houston.
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January 04, 2019 - 2:42 pm
WWL.com The Lafayette Public Library has agreed to lift a ban on groups hoping to organize Drag Queen Story Time events after a lawsuit from the ACLU. After legal action from an anti-Story Time group, visitors hoping to hold events had to sign a form promising not to do a Drag event at the library...
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A worker with the environmental clean up company AAG Environmental works to remove fuel spilled at the scene of Thursday's multi-vehicle accident that caused multiple fatalities on Interstate 75 between Alachua and Gainesville, Fla., on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun via AP)
January 04, 2019 - 2:18 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal highway crash in Florida (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Walt Disney World officials are expressing their sympathies to the families of the seven victims of a fiery Florida highway crash, including five children headed to the park. Spokeswoman Jacquee...
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January 04, 2019 - 10:16 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal highway crash in Florida (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The five children killed in a fiery Florida highway crash on their way to Walt Disney World have been identified along with the two truck drivers who also died. The Florida Highway Patrol said...
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January 03, 2019 - 8:06 pm
(WWL.com) - Five out of six Louisiana U.S. House members find themselves out of power as Democrats take control of the lower chamber with a new Congress sworn in on Thursday. LSU Political Science Professor Dr. Robert Hogan says this could make it harder to get funding for Louisiana specific flood...
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January 03, 2019 - 9:53 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's only operating medical marijuana grower is concerned about the state Department of Agriculture and Forestry's plan to test the crop itself instead of using third-party laboratories. The president of licensed grower GB Sciences Louisiana, John Davis, tells The...
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January 02, 2019 - 7:51 am
(WWL.com) A major story in 2019 will be the governor's race. Democrat John Bel Edwards is up for re-election and there's two announced Republican challengers, Ralph Abraham and Eddie Rispone. UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says it's unclear who will be Edwards' biggest...
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