State News

January 01, 2019 - 1:32 pm
(WWL.com) -- Twenty states have minimum wage increases taking effect January 1, 2019, while the minimum wage in Louisiana remains at the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour. It's been that way since 2009, but Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will attempt this year to raise that minimum wage. "A...
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January 01, 2019 - 10:22 am
(WWL.com) A state representative plans to bring legislation in the upcoming session that would lock in health care protections for Louisianans with pre-existing conditions and allow dependents to stay on their parents’ plan until 26, even if a pending court case strikes down Obamacare. "The most...
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January 01, 2019 - 8:20 am
WWL.com A new report indicates the oyster population continues to struggle along the Gulf Coast. Coastal and marine conservation director at the Nature Conservatory Seth Blitch said the industry connected with oysters in all gulf coast states has struggled in the time since the 2010 oil spill. “...
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January 01, 2019 - 7:22 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Convictions of serious felony crimes in Louisiana will require unanimous jury verdicts, "granny cams" could show up in nursing home rooms, and government agencies must have anti-sexual harassment policies, as two dozen state laws take effect Tuesday. Boat registration fees...
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Jim Hanzo
January 01, 2019 - 7:04 am
Light showers, slick conditions and fog this morning. A dense fog advisory in effect until 9 a.m. The light showers are moving through and will taper off into the afternoon, but better rain chances by Thursday. "The next couple of days will be looking kind of gloomy," said WWL-TV meteorologist...
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December 31, 2018 - 6:22 pm
Only one person in Louisiana was sentenced to death this year, David Brown of Lafourche Parish, who was convincted of sexually assaulting, then murdering, a mother and her two daughters before setting their house on fire in 2012. Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center Robert...
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December 31, 2018 - 2:40 pm
(WWL.com) The Harahan Police Department’s recent offer to screen methamphetamine for the Zika virus has captured the attention of social media and news outlets across the globe. In a Facebook post, the department encouraged meth users to bring all of their drug to police for free testing. Police...
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USA TODAY
December 31, 2018 - 10:40 am
(WWL.com) With no Drew Brees, the Saints stumbled in the regular season finale, falling to the Carolina Panthers 33-14. The loss doesn’t hurt the Black and Gold as they already have the number one seed in the NFC. But Coach Sean Payton didn’t like what he saw on Sunday. "We can spin it anyway we...
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Jim Hanzo
December 31, 2018 - 10:03 am
Louisiana State Police Troop B are investigating a fatal a crash on I-55 south, Sunday night. The accident happened around 7:30 pm. The crash claimed the life of 41-year-old Eliska Mandy Willie Trosclair of Hammond, LA. Preliminary investigation revealed that Eliska Trosclair was the passenger in a...
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Don Ames
December 31, 2018 - 8:19 am
New Orleans has never seen a New Year's Eve like it'll see tonight. The city will bring 2018 to a close and begin its 301st year with four separate pyrotechnic displays through the evening. The skies will light up in New Orleans East at 8:30, at City Park at 9:30, and Uptown over the river at 10:30...
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