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August 10, 2019 - 12:30 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. John Bel Edwards is facing questions about his administration's multibillion-dollar Medicaid contracting decisions from a fellow Democrat, U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond. Richmond sent a letter to the governor Friday. The congressman is raising concerns that the...
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WWL Newsroom
August 10, 2019 - 11:41 am
A Shreveport woman is accused of intentionally slamming the head of her 23-month old child following a bus accident in an effort to collect an insurance payday. State Police Trooper Brent Hardy says the arrest of 38-year-old Deidra Lee comes after an investigation into the incident that took place...
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WWL Newsroom
August 10, 2019 - 10:23 am
Statewide incumbents appear to have gotten off pretty easy this year with few high profile, or well-funded challengers signing up to run for their seats. Prominent Republicans sat out this cycle with all statewide offices expect for Governor controlled by the party. UL Lafayette Poli Sci Professor...
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Thomas Perumean
August 09, 2019 - 12:30 pm
Louisiana State Police Detectives arrested two former St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office corrections deputies suspected of bringing contraband into the parish jail. The case stems from early July when the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office requested LSP Detectives conduct an...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 09, 2019 - 6:34 am
Qualifying has wrapped up for the Louisiana fall elections,and the field is set for what should be a high intensity governor’s race. It features the southeast’s only Democrat defending his seat against two Republicans contenders. Political Analyst Bernie Pinsonat says within the next two weeks...
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WWL Newsroom
August 08, 2019 - 5:19 pm
Qualifying has officially closed and the rosters are set for the fall statewide elections. Locally, sparks began to fly shortly after former Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman, John Fortunato, qualified to run for sheriff in a rematch of the March 2018 special election between him and...
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August 08, 2019 - 4:19 pm
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry won't win re-election without a race. The Republican attorney general drew an opponent in the final hour of the candidate registration period Thursday: Ike Jackson Jr., a Democrat from Plaquemine. With that last-minute signup, all of Louisiana's seven...
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Don Ames
August 08, 2019 - 9:06 am
A lot of folks may be harming themselves by being less than honest with their physicians. Almost a quarter of folks surveyed recently admit that they lie at the doctor's office. Dr. Benjamin Springgate, Chief of Community and Population Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans, says it's not unusual. In...
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Jim Hanzo
August 08, 2019 - 8:42 am
Children will be heading back to school in Jefferson Parish as well as St. Charles and St. Bernard Parishes, today. And that means drivers will have to be paying close attention attention. In Jefferson Parish, Sheriff Joe Lopinto says his deputies will be out looking for speeders. Lopinto adds it...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 08, 2019 - 8:22 am
Police say a woman arrested for allegedly stealing money was searched at the Ouachita Parish Correctional Center. "During a consensual search of Rolland's person, a female correctional officer located $6,233 and a clear plastic bag containing approximately 1 gram of methamphetamine inside Rolland's...
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