State News

Jim Hanzo
February 15, 2019 - 1:52 pm
Two more DKE members have been arrested, accused of abusive hazing at LSU , according to the New Orleans Advocate. New arrest warrants released this morning also accuse members of making pledges walk barefoot on broken glass and hitting and kicking them. The two newest arrests are 20-year-old Blake...
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Jim Hanzo
February 15, 2019 - 8:32 am
After nine fraternity members were arrested for hazing-related crimes, and pledges allegedly being urinated on while laying face down on a basketball court covered in broken glass, being put in an ice machine wearing nothing but underwear and having ice with spices drip into their eyes, the...
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Jack Gruber-USA TODAY NETWORK
February 14, 2019 - 7:24 pm
(WWL.com) - Senate leader Mitch McConnell says President Trump will declare a State of Emergency to obtain the funds necessary to build his sought after addition to the southern border wall. Much of that money would reportedly come from Army Corps and/or FEMA disaster prevention and relief projects...
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Chris Miller
February 14, 2019 - 2:49 pm
The arrest report of nine LSU students charged with hazing of Delta Kappa Epsilon pledges details the rituals the pledges were subjected to, including being urinated upon, having Creole seasoning-laced water dripped into their eyes, and being forced to lie down on a basketball court covered in...
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Jim Hanzo
February 14, 2019 - 11:19 am
LSU announced that 9 members of LSU's Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity have been arrested today and booked on hazing-related activities that allegedly happened last fall. LSU spokesperson Ernie Ballard III said the alleged incidents happened in the fall of 2018. "This type of behavior is unacceptable...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 14, 2019 - 9:25 am
Officials today announced the headliners for the 2019 Bayou Country Superfest in Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge. Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line, Dan and Shay, Kane Brown and Jason Aldean will headline the two day event. This is the 10th Bayou Country Superfest. It returns to Baton Rouge after a...
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February 13, 2019 - 8:56 pm
Gov. Edwards' Statement on the Resignation of FEMA Administrator Brock Long BATON ROUGE - Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement on the resignation of Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long. “Administrator Long was a champion for Louisiana during his...
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February 13, 2019 - 9:11 am
(WWL.com) LSU Ag Center Aquaculture Specialist Greg Lutz has some good news crawfish fanatics: this year’s crop is lookin pretty good. Despite some topsy-turvy weather lately, he says all the conditions are ripe for a solid, but not record setting year for size and supply. “We’ve got everything we...
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February 13, 2019 - 1:29 am
TOKYO (AP) — Head lawyer for arrested former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn says he has resigned from the case.
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February 12, 2019 - 6:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Louisiana is having a severe flu season, with New Orleans and three nearby parishes getting the worst of it so far. State health department official Frank Welch says that statewide, more than 8 percent of patients are reporting flu-like symptoms to their doctors. He tells The New...
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