2018

November 08, 2018 - 1:17 pm
(WWL.com) Turnout for the midterm elections in Louisiana was 48 percent, a touch above early estimations that national turnout was 47 percent. LSU Public Policy Research Lab Director Professor Mike Henderson says it’s a notable number, considering Louisiana lacked any high profile statewide...
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November 07, 2018 - 9:16 am
(WWL.com) Fantasy sports fans are asking what’s next after several parishes have legalized online fantasy sports betting, and the only answer we do have is: you’ll have to wait until next year to find out. Public Affairs Research Council President Robert Travis Scott says it's up to the legislature...
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November 06, 2018 - 10:20 am
(WWL.com) National pollsters predict a tight race for Congress today, giving Democrats a slight edge to retake the lower chamber, but next to no chance to gain control of the Senate. Democrats are cautious, but confident of their chances in the House, and New Orleans Democratic Congressman Cedric...
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November 05, 2018 - 9:00 am
(WWL.com) Tuesday you’ll have a chance to weigh in on whether or not the state should require unanimous jury verdicts in felony cases. It's amendment two on the ballot. The proposal has received widespread bipartisan support behind a message that former District Attorney Ed Tarpley says is clear. “...
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November 01, 2018 - 9:05 pm
(WWL.com) - There’s been growing support for the number two amendment option on the November ballot, but not all District Attorneys are on board with the move to require unanimous jury verdicts in felony cases. Tangipahoa, Livingston, and Helena Parish District Attorney Scott Perrilloux says he’s...
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October 31, 2018 - 3:43 pm
(WWL.com) An elderly Denham Springs couple was found murdered at their pool company last night. 70-year-old Patricia Gurley and 72-year-old "Frank" Gurley, a retired Denham Springs teacher, were last seen alive around 4PM Monday. Police Chief Shannon Womack offered limited details, but says they...
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October 31, 2018 - 9:09 am
(WWL.com) The last time the Tigers beat a number one team at home was 21 years ago when they toppled Florida, and this Saturday night they’ll have a chance to repeat that magic against Nick Saban and the Tide. Herb Tyler, who quarterbacked that 97’ team says Bama may look unstoppable, but the...
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October 30, 2018 - 8:39 am
Treasurer John Schroder says tens of thousands of Louisianans will be getting a check from the state before the end of the year for unclaimed property that’s being held by the state. The checks will be up to 1,500 dollars. Schroder says they uncovered the money after teaming up with the Revenue...
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October 28, 2018 - 5:19 pm
(WWL.com) Amendment number four on the November ballot lets Louisianans decide whether or not their gas tax dollars should be allowed fund State Police, instead of being solely dedicated to infrastructure. President of Louisiana Good Roads Ken Perrett says people he’s talked to have been shocked to...
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October 25, 2018 - 9:56 am
(WWL.com) Kenner Senator Danny Martiny told Senate Judiciary B Committee that he plans to bring back a bill next legislative session to legalize sports betting. Martiny made the statement after hearing testimony from Louisiana State Police Audit Director Jeff Taylor, who provided revenue estimates...
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