State News

Thomas Perumean
January 16, 2020 - 8:01 pm
The $14-billion purchase of the parent company that owns and operates the Harrah's Casino in New Orleans has been given approval by Louisiana lawmakers. Eldorado Resorts is buying Caesars Entertainment one of the largest and most storied owners of casinos and resort properties in Las Vegas and...
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Suspect
Jim Hanzo
January 16, 2020 - 3:26 pm
TheLafourche Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a 29-year-old Houman man in connection with invading the residence of an ex-girlfriend and allgegedly kidnapping her overnight. At around 9:25 p.m. Tuesday deputies responded to an incident at a residence on Sharnell Drive in Bayou Blue. Deputies...
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LSU campus
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Jim Hanzo
January 16, 2020 - 3:16 pm
Fans of the LSU Tigers can watch the Championship parade Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Baton Rouge campus. LSU Senior Associate Athletic Director Robert Munson expects a great crowd and says it’ll be a party giving fans the opportunity to see all of the players and coaches together one last time...
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Jim Hanzo
January 16, 2020 - 8:28 am
Today we find out who will be performing at this year's 51st New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Keith Spera who handles music for The Times Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate and Nola.com calls it "Christmas in January" for him, saying it's exciting to find out who is coming. One name that...
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President Donald Trump
USA TODAY
Jim Hanzo
January 15, 2020 - 9:30 pm
President Trump who came to New Orleans for the National Championship game when LSU beat Clemson now apparently would like to see the champion Tigers again. This time in the White House. A White House spokesperson has confirmed to The Baton Rouge Advocate that the Tigers are scheduled for a victory...
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LSU Tigers
USA TODAY
Jim Hanzo
January 15, 2020 - 9:10 pm
Stores selling LSU merchandise can't keep them on the shelves after the Tigers wrapped up their 15-0 season in the Dome Monday night. Fanatics runs the official LSU e-commerce store, and global co-president Jack Boyle says the title by the Purple and Gold has fueled their largest selling NCAA...
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LSU Champs
USA TODAY
Jim Hanzo
January 15, 2020 - 8:44 am
With another college football championship in the books, it's never too early to look at who's favored to win it all next year. Clemson has the best chance to win it all next season followed by Alabama, Ohio State and LSU at 6 to 1. Odds consultant Scott Cooley with Cool Media PR explains. "Let's...
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Extension academies help students graduate
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Associated Press
January 15, 2020 - 6:10 am
(AP) — Some Louisiana students can spend an extra year in high school, working toward advanced credentials in a pilot program that's spreading from New Orleans to northwest and southwest Louisiana. Authorities say the Caddo and Calcasieu Parish “extension academies” will allow debt-free training...
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WWL AP Feed General
January 14, 2020 - 5:44 pm
BELLAIRE, Texas (AP) — Suspect at large after shooting at high school in Bellaire, Texas, city says in tweet.
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Ed Orgeron
USA TODAY
Jim Hanzo
January 14, 2020 - 3:25 pm
While many throughout the state may be showing love for Coach Ed Orgeron, no one is more excited about his success than those in the area where he grew up. Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Lt. Brennan Matherne says the area already bleeds purple and gold. “That’s one thing, so there is a lot of...
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