State News

Morning Business Report
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WWL Newsroom
January 22, 2020 - 7:57 am
The WWL Morning Business Report by Jennifer Kushinka: Medicaid contract upheaval, Armstrong International's new terminal show strong revenue performance.
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Sulphur woman arrested for child rape
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Thomas Perumean
January 22, 2020 - 6:30 am
Sulphur woman arrested on child pornography, sexual assault charges.
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WWL Newsroom
January 21, 2020 - 9:17 pm
Despite a pay raise for teachers last year, the average salary for a Louisiana educator remains below the southern regional average. Governor John Bel Edwards has indicated it may take the rest of his term to hit that target. Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Larry Carter says teachers can...
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Bishop
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Jim Hanzo
January 21, 2020 - 10:51 am
A former State Senator has pleaded guilty in Federal Court today. Wesley Bishop entered a guilty plea to a single count of making false statements to a federal agency. The former District 4 Democrat from New Orleans, was accused of lying to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development by...
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New Orleans International Airport
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January 21, 2020 - 9:25 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A report from a New Orleans airport states that dining revenue has increased from its new $1 billion terminal. A spokeswoman says that could mean more flights added at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The new terminal opened Nov. 6. The month saw a 32% increase...
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Cold weather
Jim Hanzo
January 21, 2020 - 8:36 am
The Bayou State experienced a light freeze for some areas this morning. Those winter temperatures are definitely back. State Climatologist Barry Keim says this is normally our coldest part of the year. "Nothing going on here with this cold is unexpected in any way, shape, or form, so this is just...
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Medical Marijuana
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AP News
January 21, 2020 - 7:31 am
BATON ROUGE, La. - A medical marijuana company has big expansion plans for its Louisiana operations and is separately courting hemp farmers for an upcoming launch into CBD products. Wellcana Group is one of only two companies approved in the state to produce medical marijuana. The company is...
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Huey Long
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WWL Newsroom
January 20, 2020 - 4:52 pm
A new legislature was sworn in in Baton Rouge last week, and for the first time in nearly a century, Louisiana finds itself without a member of the Long family serving in public office. The political dynasty began with Governor Huey Long, the left-wing populist who pushed a massive public works...
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Cold weather
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Jim Hanzo
January 20, 2020 - 4:26 pm
The New Orleans metro area is in for some chilly temperatures. We'll expericence a light freeze north of the lake tonight and near freezing temperatures south of the lake. It's advised to take the proper freeze precautions. "Tonight will be clear and cold with Northshore lows in the upper 20s...
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Endymion
Jim Hanzo
January 20, 2020 - 3:15 pm
Some changes to parade routes for some Mardi Gras krewes, because of the collapsed Hard Rock Hotel site on Canal Street. The latest surrounds the Krewe of Endymion. The City of New Orleans reports that the " superkrewe" will parade down it's traditional Mid-City route from Orleans to Carrollton, to...
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