State News

Superdome Security Officer reverses self in new affidavit filing
Thomas Perumean
January 18, 2020 - 11:36 am
As an arrest warrant for Cleveland Browns' receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. hanging in the wind, the officer who sparked the case by filing a complaint against the NFL superstar appears to be back tracking. It all began with an alleged smack on the butt by Beckham that lead the officer to file the...
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Jim Hanzo
January 17, 2020 - 2:17 pm
A veteran of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office has been arrested, and booked on 2 counts of child pornography charges according to . 55-year-old Karl Burge of Destrehan, a deputy who has been with the department for 24 years, is accused of possessing sexually explicit images of...
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Jim Hanzo
January 17, 2020 - 9:15 am
A recent study finds that professional wrestling is the most popular content on YouTube for Louisiana web surfers. The study was conducted by Spokeswoman Elaine Thompson says the research is based on each state’s most searched or subscribed YouTube channel, with WWE picking up...
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Airport cancels janitorial contract with ETI
Thomas Perumean
January 17, 2020 - 9:09 am
When you've got a new billion dollar house, doing things the old way just won't cut it. That's what happened on Thursday when the Aviation Board cancelled the contract with janitorial services provider ETI, Inc. According to the Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate, Mayor LaToya Cantrell got the...
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Jim Hanzo
January 17, 2020 - 8:55 am
Will Saints fans be watching the NFL Playoffs this weekend even though their Black & Gold are out of the playoff picture? Four teams remain; Tennessee, Kansas City, San Francisco, and Green Bay. The two winners will play in the Super Bowl, February 2. This man says he will watch and he has a...
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Homeless cats airlifted to new homes
Thomas Perumean
January 17, 2020 - 7:30 am
Animal shelters send unwanted cats to places where they will be adopted.
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John White
AP News
January 17, 2020 - 6:54 am
BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana's statewide public school board, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, has started its search for a new education superintendent. The long-time occupant of the job, John White, announced last week that he's leaving in mid-March. The board hires the...
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Starbucks coming to an underserved neighborhood near you
Associated Press
January 17, 2020 - 6:23 am
Starbucks coming to an underserved community near you.
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LSU Tigers victory parade
Courtesy LSU
Thomas Perumean
January 17, 2020 - 5:34 am
The LSU Championship Parade is set for Saturday at 11 AM at the school’s flagship Baton Rouge campus. LSU Senior Associate Athletic Director Robert Munson says it’ll be a party and one last time to see all of the players and coaches together before many of them move on in their careers or graduate...
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Final two St. Bernard jailers take plead guilty in Nimali Henry death
Thomas Perumean
January 16, 2020 - 8:58 pm
The final two St. Bernard Parish jailers involved in the death of 19-year old Nimali Henry while in custody have taken guilty pleas. According to WWL-TV, 56-year old Lisa Vacarella pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and misprision, which means covering up a felony. She could receive up to eight...
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