2018

October 24, 2018 - 9:01 pm
(WWL.com) Alongside the announcement that John Kennedy will announce his gubernatorial intentions by December 1st, the U.S. Senator released a poll showing he leads Governor Edwards 48% to 39% in a theoretical race. UL Lafayette Political Sci Professor Pearson Cross says the survey is a reminder...
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October 23, 2018 - 4:46 pm
(WWL.com) The Advocate newspaper reports Marquette Transportation, the barge operator responsible for hitting the Sunshine Bridge at Donaldsonville, had 32 collisions or “brush-ups” with bridges since 2013, and were not penalized. Ascension Parish Council Chairman Bill Dawson says their piloting...
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October 23, 2018 - 9:44 am
(WWL.com) Avery Island in Iberia Parish is now a part of the National Register of Historic Places after an extensive nearly yearlong review of the home of Tabasco confirmed its significance. While known for it’s hot sauce, McIlhenny Company CEO Tony Simmons says the island is also home to the state...
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October 22, 2018 - 9:40 am
(WWL.com) The hope was that medical marijuana would be available to patients in Louisiana this year, but the inability to find an independent lab to test the product is holding up the process. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says the grower, G-B Sciences, has harvested the first crop. “...
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October 20, 2018 - 10:23 am
(WWL.com) - The Louisiana Workforce Commission is celebrating 12 months of jobs gains, noting the Bayou State has added 19,900 non farm jobs since September of 2017. The Bureau of Labor Statistics puts the state’s unemployment rate at five percent, above the national 3.7 percent average. Secretary...
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October 19, 2018 - 3:43 pm
(WWL.com) It may be a warmer than normal winter outlook across most of the country, but forecasts say Louisiana will be in for an average Bayou Winter, with above average rain totals. State Climatologist Barry Keim says that’s due to the likely presence of a weak El Nino that’s sending cloudy...
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October 19, 2018 - 8:42 am
(WWL.com) The Mega Millions jackpot for tonight is almost a billion dollars, and that’s got coworkers and friends dreaming big about pooling money for a better crack at the prize. But Lottery Lawyer Jason Kirkland says before you put in for the office pool, you need to cover yourself legally by...
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October 18, 2018 - 9:19 am
(WWL.com) Louisiana Catholic Bishops announce they will be revealing the names of clergy who they say have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct in the near future. Nationwide the church has begun opening up about abuse scandals, scandals that recently rocked Dioceses in Pennsylvania, and LSU...
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October 18, 2018 - 9:19 am
(WWL.com) Louisiana Catholic Bishops announce they will be revealing the names of clergy who they say have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct in the near future. Nationwide the church has begun opening up about abuse scandals, scandals that recently rocked Dioceses in Pennsylvania, and LSU...
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October 17, 2018 - 9:31 am
(WWL.com) A study claims Louisiana is bleeding jobs and cash due to the state’s worst in the nation TORT policy, that fosters what advocates say is an environment of frequently frivolous lawsuits. Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch Executive Director Lana Venable says the study was conducted by a Texas...
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