State News

Jim Hanzo
August 06, 2018 - 6:32 am
President Trump claims his tariffs are “working big time,” but this ignores signs that the best hope the U.S. had for boosting exports to China is being crushed as Beijing clamps down on energy imports. The latest Chinese response in the back-and-forth includes proposed tariffs on liquefied natural...
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August 05, 2018 - 5:23 pm
A man charged with threatening two Republican congressional leaders had 200 rounds of ammunition at his home in Buffalo, New York, along with books on homemade explosives and receipts for an assault rifle and a handgun, according to court records. An agent with the U.S. Capitol Police detailed...
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USA TODAY
August 04, 2018 - 10:45 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Across 10 legislative sessions, Gov. John Bel Edwards has an unusual distinction: He's never let a single bill become law without his signature. The Democratic governor has taken action, either through signature or veto, on every bill that's crossed his desk since taking...
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August 03, 2018 - 2:33 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The North American subsidiary of a French chemical manufacturer and two senior staff members have been indicted in connection with last year's explosion at the Crosby, Texas, plant in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Arkema North America, its CEO Richard Rowe and plant manager Leslie...
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August 02, 2018 - 9:01 pm
(WWL.com) - It is now legal in Louisiana to rescue a pet or a minor from a locked, parked vehicle, by smashing a window to get in. The new law went into effect yesterday, and provides criminal and civil protection for good Samaritans who take action against the illegal activity. Louisiana SPCA...
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August 02, 2018 - 8:13 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Rep. Steve Scalise, grievously wounded in a 2017 shooting, and the No. 4 House Republican leader have received telephone threats, aides said Thursday after a western New York man was arrested and accused of leaving menacing voicemails for two lawmakers. U.S. Attorney James...
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August 02, 2018 - 6:33 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a 52-year-old man is accused of killing an endangered whooping crane. A news release Thursday says Gilvin Aucoin of Ville Platte admitted July 26 that he'd shot the bird a day earlier while working near a crawfish pond...
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August 02, 2018 - 2:37 pm
(WWL.com) Attorney General Jeff Landry isn’t backing down from his statements yesterday that indicated he was strongly considering jumping into the 2019 governor’s race, and primed to do it soon. Landry, calling into the Moon Griffon show, said he made his intentions known because he was concerned...
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August 01, 2018 - 9:32 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Many Louisianans with health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's individual exchange are set to see premiums drop. The Advocate of Baton Rouge reports premiums are expected to drop by an average of 6.9 percent next year. The Louisiana Department of Insurance revealed...
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August 01, 2018 - 5:41 pm
(WWL.com) - Entergy has made it official as the utility company tells the Louisiana Public Service Commission that it’s removing the surcharges on customers’ bills that have paid for the repair costs from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Entergy spokesperson Lee Sabatini says customers in Customers in...
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