State News

February 21, 2019 - 3:36 pm
Jim Chesko reporting... Stocks lost ground today, due in part to disappointing earnings news from companies including Domino’s and Hormel Foods. The Dow Industrials slid 103 points, while the Nasdaq Composite fell 29 and the S&P 500 lost 9. U.S. oil prices finished slightly lower today after...
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February 20, 2019 - 9:35 pm
(WWL.com) A woman was attacked and assaulted after getting into a vehicle she had mistaken for being her rideshare driver in the Tigerland area of Baton Rouge. The man drove off, continuing to impersonate being her driver. Police Sgt. L’Jean McKneely said that’s when she got a notification that her...
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February 20, 2019 - 8:18 pm
(WWL.com) A report by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry says over the last three years Louisiana has had the largest percentage growth in business taxes in the nation. LABI President Steven Waguespack says the state has been ramping up it’s collection efforts on businesses. “Over...
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February 20, 2019 - 7:46 am
(WWL.com) -- The Washington Parish town of Bogalusa, and it's financial woes, have helped set a new high water mark for the state taking over local finances. Louisiana now has a record seven entities under the control of fiscal administrators, agents of the state who are appointed when a...
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February 19, 2019 - 4:40 pm
(WWL.com) Commissioner of Higher Education Kim Hunter Reed says the state is keeping a close eye on the criminal investigation into alleged hazing at the DKE fraternity at LSU that has so far resulted in 11 arrests. Reed noted that the Board of Regents will use details gleaned from that...
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February 19, 2019 - 9:33 am
(WWL.com) State GOP operative Scott Wilfong says there is an effort to find a more competitive candidate to take on the governor in the October 12th primary. Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards is currently lapping his two Republican opponents in fundraising and statewide name recognition. “I know...
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February 18, 2019 - 3:54 pm
The New Orleans shot comedy/horror slasher flick Happy Death Day 2U clears 27 million in worldwide box office receipts as Louisiana film tax credit advocates celebrate nearly two years since the program was reformed. Louisiana Entertainment’s Chris Stelly says the credit is proving it’s long-term...
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February 18, 2019 - 9:30 am
(WWL.com) Senator Bill Cassidy says President Donald Trump plans to use his proposal that calls for using seized assets from Mexican drug cartels to help pay for the eight-billion dollars that the president plans on spending to erect a physical barrier along America’s southern border. Cassidy says...
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February 16, 2019 - 1:50 pm
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former member of a Louisiana police department has been sentenced to nine years in prison for using excessive force on someone he arrested. U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote sentenced 35-year-old Codi Dodge, the former deputy chief of investigations for the St. Martinville...
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February 15, 2019 - 6:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Late to enter the Louisiana governor's race, Republican U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham has some catching up to do on the fundraising front. Abraham has less personal wealth than his GOP competitor Eddie Rispone and nowhere near the millions that Democratic incumbent John Bel...
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