State News

Thomas Perumean
October 07, 2019 - 5:47 am
Three years ago Evangelisto Ramos was found guilty on a 10-2 verdict before a jury in Louisiana, one of only two states left in the union that allow split verdicts. In the opening session of the U.S. Supreme Court justices will hear arguments whether to allow Louisiana require unanimous verdicts...
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October 07, 2019 - 4:57 am
(AP) -- All 21 beaches along the Mississippi Gulf Coast are open after being closed this summer for a harmful algae bloom. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality late Friday lifted water contact warnings that were issued Aug. 6. Warnings also were lifted for Pass Christian Harbor, Long...
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Jim Hanzo
October 06, 2019 - 9:58 pm
An off duty Baton Rouge Fire Department captain died from an apparent drowning over the weekend. Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a possible drowning near the 6900 block of Highway 56 in Cocodrie, Saturday about 9:15 p.m. Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said that when...
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Jim Hanzo
October 06, 2019 - 8:30 pm
Parts of the metro area got some much needed rain on Sunday. If you didn't get any showers, you may see some by tomorrow. More rain is expected for Monday. "The first front arrives late Monday and brings more seasonable weather midweek," said WWL-TV meteorologist Alexandra Cranford. "That means...
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Jim Hanzo
October 06, 2019 - 5:31 pm
Louiaina State Police are investigating a fatality crash that killed a motorcyclist. It happened on LA 308 near the T-Bois Bridge in Larose just before 6:30 Sunday morning and took the life of 31-year-old Brennan Louque. The preliminary investigation revealed Louque was traveling south on LA 308 on...
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Don Ames
October 06, 2019 - 1:49 pm
President Donald Trump announced in a tweet Sunday that he'll visit Louisiana this week to rally Republicans ahead of the governor's election on Oct. 12. Trump said he'll be in Louisiana on Friday night for "a big Republican Rally," the night before voters cast ballots on Saturday for incumbent...
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WWL Newsroom
October 06, 2019 - 10:52 am
Louisiana’s U.S. Sen. John Kennedy says the federal Treasury Department will expand its work to pay out nearly $26 billion in unclaimed savings bonds. The Republican senator pressed the federal agency to do more to get people the money that belongs to them. That includes about $340 million in U.S...
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WWL Newsroom
October 06, 2019 - 7:32 am
Vice President Mike Pence called on Louisiana’s Republican voters to put a GOP candidate in the governor’s office, trying Saturday to unite a fractured party with two competing contenders against Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards. At a rally in Kenner's Ponchartrain Center, Pence said flipping the...
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Don Ames
October 05, 2019 - 7:56 am
We're just a week away from Louisiana's October 12th primary, and the race for Insurance Commissioner could go either way with a recent independent poll showing most voters have yet to make up their mind. Incumbent Jim Donelon has been blasted on the airwaves by attack ads, including one showing...
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Jim Hanzo
October 04, 2019 - 2:13 pm
WWL-TV reports that the Sewerage & Water Board is investigating a racist photo taken in a machine shop and posted to social media. The image shows bananas in a cage and the caption said white workers in the machine shop at the Carrollton plant left it there as a joke, the station reported. The...
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