State News

Jim Hanzo
July 30, 2018 - 3:54 pm
The Slidell Police Department is investigating a suspicious death in the Breckenridge Subdivision. The body was discovered after a welfare check was made and a body was discovered inside of a residence on Paige Ct. Police say it's too early in the investigation to determine the manner and cause of...
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July 30, 2018 - 10:37 am
ANGOLA, La. (AP) _ Prison officials in Louisiana have arrested an officer and charged him with trying to smuggle drugs into the prison where he worked. News outlets reported the arrest came Sunday afternoon at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Officials said Sunday night they arrested 33-...
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July 30, 2018 - 8:50 am
( Medicare for All may have been a fringe position just two years ago, but a survey of Louisiana’s 2018 Democratic congressional candidates shows nearly unanimous support for the policy. 3rd district candidate Mimi Methvin, who’s running against Congressman Clay Higgins, says it may take...
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July 29, 2018 - 7:36 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Contracts remain unfinished for a deal to transfer management of the state-owned safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana, a deal announced more than seven months ago. Southeast Louisiana-based Ochsner Health System has agreed to take over day-to-day oversight of the...
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July 29, 2018 - 2:16 pm
( - A Morning Consult poll shows Governor John Bel Edwards’ approval rating slipped under 50 percent during the brutal legislative sessions between April and June. Edwards’ has generally maintained one of the highest approval ratings for a Democratic governor, but ULM Political Science...
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July 29, 2018 - 1:18 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ After nearly dying out in the 1970s, Louisiana's bald eagle population is showing signs of a comeback. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says its latest eagle survey shows not just a high number of nests but a high number of healthy chicks in them. News outlets...
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July 29, 2018 - 8:26 am
( - 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
( - 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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