State News

July 29, 2018 - 8:26 am
(WWL.com) - Fifty years ago, there wasn’t a single brown pelican to be found in the pelican state. The demise of the population can be traced back to the use of the pesticide DDT. But the population of the bird has since rebounded with more than 100,000 throughout Louisiana due to Queen Bess Island...
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July 28, 2018 - 1:26 pm
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Authorities say there's an active shooting situation at a mall in McAllen, Texas, and warn the public to stay away.
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July 28, 2018 - 11:12 am
(WWL.com) - For the last decade, more than one million Entergy customers throughout the state have been paying charges to cover the cost of repairs to damage from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Public Service Commission member Foster Campbell says he’s got good news for those feeling the pinch on the...
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July 28, 2018 - 9:41 am
HOUSTON (AP) - The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by two this week to 1,048. At this time a year ago there were 958 active rigs. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported Friday that 861 rigs drilled for oil this week and 186 for gas. One was...
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Don Ames
July 27, 2018 - 9:07 am
Five Amite residents are now facing federal charges for allegedly beating and forcing an autistic woman to eat dog feces. The charges were issued Thursday in federal court in New Orleans. The indictment paints a horrific picture of what prosecutors say the victim was forced to endure until June 30...
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July 26, 2018 - 8:58 pm
HOUMA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man is accused of killing his infant son last year. 20-year-old Chase Michael Lewis was indicted by a grand jury for second-degree murder in the death of 3-month-old Jamyri Lewis. The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office launched an investigation into the family after...
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July 26, 2018 - 8:29 pm
HOUMA, La. (AP) — A jury has convicted a 36-year-old Houma man of stabbing another man to death with a pool cue. The panel spent an hour untangling conflicting testimony given by witnesses who saw Walter Rosario attack 33-year-old Antonio Aguado Jr. on Sept. 18, 2016 at the Las Amigas Latinas bar...
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Don Ames
July 26, 2018 - 9:01 am
Labor shortages due to the low unemployment rate have some companies loosening their hiring requirements. Some companies are starting to waive drug tests, while others are increasingly willing to skip or delay criminal background checks in a bid to compete for scarce laborers. Many such employers...
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July 25, 2018 - 2:45 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a car wanted in connection with a death and dismemberment was pulled over after a tipster recognized its description. Arrest reports say 42-year-old driver Anthony Hall told police that a man whose name he didn't know had asked him to repaint the red...
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July 25, 2018 - 9:01 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A Covington, Louisiana man has been charged with taking part in a medical reimbursement scheme. The U.S. Attorney's Office said in a news release that 52-year-old Brent Anthony Silva of Covington is charged with conspiracy to make false statements and representations for a...
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