State News

Jim Hanzo
July 02, 2019 - 10:24 am
We are coming up on the Fourth of July and in Gretna, Laplace and Slidell it is legal to sell fireworks. But could we be paying more for fireworks because of the recent trade wars with China? Louis Capo with Lucky Lou's Fireworks in Slidell says not at this time. "This product that we have for July...
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Thomas Perumean
July 02, 2019 - 10:20 am
Is it theft of trade secrets or academics collaborating on a project? That question is at the center of a case where two top hyrology researchers are facing criminal charges. Ehad Meselhe and Kelin Hu have been indicted on federal charges of conspiracy to steal trade secrets, attempting to steal...
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AP
July 02, 2019 - 7:43 am
An environmental group has dropped its legal fight over critical habitat for an endangered southeastern frog, but the group also says the story is not over. A settlement between Louisiana landowners and the Center for Biological Diversity was made public Monday in federal court. The dusky gopher...
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Thomas Perumean
July 02, 2019 - 7:27 am
The Port of New Orleans Board of Directors has approved the purchase of two more 100-foot gauge gantry cranes. The port will amend a contract with Shanghai Zenhua Heavy Industries to add two more cranes to an existing order already on the books. PortNOLA will pay upwards of $47-million for the...
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Jim Hanzo
July 01, 2019 - 7:27 pm
A lot of illegal drugs and suspected drug dealers are off the street as the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office and officials from surrounding parishes, federal agencies, and state agencies announced the results today of a two-year investigation into major methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin...
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Jim Hanzo
July 01, 2019 - 10:49 am
It looks like we will be traveling this week in preparation for the 4th of July holiday in record numbers. It's getaway time for lots of families as AAA's Don Redman says there are expecting almost 50 million will be traveling in some form or another. And most will be hitting the road in their car...
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Thomas Perumean
July 01, 2019 - 8:33 am
When this year's Nutria hunting season begins November 20, there are incentives being offered to boost the harvesting of the destructive pest. The bounty on every tail turned in to the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is going up from five-to-six dollars. According to LDWF, last year 223,155...
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Thomas Perumean
July 01, 2019 - 7:43 am
Privately owned engineering conglomorate Bernhard is consolidating its two main hubs in Louisiana and Arkansas into one location: The Galleria complex in Metairie. The company will employ approximately 250 local team members, with expectations for continued job creation and growth. According to...
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June 30, 2019 - 9:34 pm
A Shell corporate spokeswoman confirmed that two people were killed Sunday morning during a routine test on a Shell oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. According Cindy Babski, a mandatory test was being run by crews. It was a test of the lifeboat launch at the Shell Auger Tension Leg Platform. The...
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June 30, 2019 - 8:30 pm
The Coast Guard ended its search for a person who jumped off a boat near West Ship Island in Mississippi on Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, received a report at 10:30 a.m. from Mississippi Department of Marine Resources that a body had been recovered matching the...
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