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May 24, 2019 - 8:26 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall with money secured under emergency declaration.
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Thomas Perumean
May 24, 2019 - 5:19 pm
A 46-year-old former Causeway Police Department sergeant stands convicted of charges of malfeasance and theft. William "Billy" Jones was found guilty by a St. Tammany Parish jury on Thursday. Jones had been accused of stealing cash, cocaine, and two firearms from Causeway police evidence room he...
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Thomas Perumean
May 24, 2019 - 4:15 pm
Amtrak passenger train 59, the southbound City of New Orleans, was involved in a railway crossing accident around 10:30 Friday morning. The accident happened in the small town of Bentonia, Mississippi when the train struck a tanker truck trying to cross the tracks. Jason Patterson, publisher of the...
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May 24, 2019 - 1:58 pm
Could the I-12 be seeing an HOV lane. There is a proposal to add an HOV lane to a heavily trafficked stretch of I-12 between Walker and the I-10/12 split. It's heading to the Governor's desk. Livingston Senator Dale Erdey believes this should shave some time off the commute of everyone driving in...
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May 24, 2019 - 1:58 pm
Could the I-12 be seeing an HOV lane. There is a proposal to add an HOV lane to a heavily trafficked stretch of I-12 between Walker and the I-10/12 split. It's heading to the Governor's desk. Livingston Senator Dale Erdey believes this should shave some time off the commute of everyone driving in...
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May 23, 2019 - 2:28 pm
Legislation that would have increased the legal age to purchase cigarettes, dip, and vape products to 21 could not get out of the House floor amid concerns the bill infringes on individual liberties of adults. Bill author, West Monroe Representative Frank Hoffman, argued the bill could save lives...
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Jim Hanzo
May 23, 2019 - 9:24 am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to open the Morganza Spillway because of swelling of the Mississippi River. A notice was sent out last night to local governments along the Morganza Floodway. The notice stated that the Morganza Spillway could be opened as early as June 2. Corps...
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May 22, 2019 - 9:47 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers in the Louisiana House have backed a regulatory framework and tax rate for online fantasy sports contests for cash prizes, games that were legalized in nearly three-quarters of the state's parishes in November's election. Forty-seven of Louisiana's 64 parishes...
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May 22, 2019 - 6:27 am
New Orleans Democratic Senator Troy Carter says he scrapped his bid to raise Louisiana's minimum wage because he says the votes just aren't there to get it through passage. Carter's proposal would have set the minimum wage for the state at 9 dollars an hour. That would be up from the $7.25 per hour...
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Chris Miller
May 21, 2019 - 6:24 pm
State senators Tuesday evening voted 31-4 to approve a proposed amendment to Louisiana's constitution that says there is no right to have an abortion. It's the latest in a series of pro-life measures that have swept conservative states, as abortion opponents seek to challenge the 1973 Roe v. Wade U...
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