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Entergy
Don Ames
December 21, 2019 - 1:04 pm
Louisiana utility regulators are studying ways to handle a coming increase in monthly electric bills tied to Entergy's building of new electricity generating plants There's a concern among industrial companies that Entergy's rates may rise 50 percent because the energy provider will have to replace...
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Don Ames
November 21, 2019 - 8:17 pm
The U.S. Department of Food and Drug Administration is being called to investigate a short-lived pilot program that sought to treat inmates with anti-addiction implants never approved by federal regulators. According to The Advocate, the group, Public Citizen, sent a letter to the U.S. Food and...
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WWL Newsroom
November 09, 2019 - 7:29 am
An attack ad against Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has been pulled from TV airwaves. The spot claimed the Democratic governor's West Point roommate landed a state contract worth up to $65 million, but the contract was never awarded. A Republican-financed, anti-Edwards group called Truth in...
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Associated Press
September 15, 2019 - 1:02 pm
Louisiana state police are investigating after a sheriff's deputy fatally shot a person while responding to a disturbance call at a home in Baton Rouge. The Advocate reports a deputy with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office was dispatched Saturday to a home in the upscale Highland Club...
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July 21, 2019 - 11:45 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge resident faces a mandatory life sentence after being convicted of kidnapping, torturing and sexually abusing another man. The Advocate reports that jurors convicted 31-year-old Almoine Lemar Powell on Friday of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated second-degree...
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Don Ames
June 09, 2019 - 1:34 pm
A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by the grandmother of a Louisiana teenager severely mistreated at a school in West Baton Rouge Parish. Video showed a former police officer hurling the 14-year-old student to the ground at Brusly Middle School and another former officer slamming the...
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Don Ames
June 02, 2019 - 10:21 am
A Port Allen Catholic school principal was arrested in a Washington, D.C. strip club, while on a school field trip to the nation's capital. A spokesman for the Diocese of Baton Rouge, Dan Borne, says 47-year-old Michael Comeau was arrested during the trip with students from Holy Family Catholic...
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Jim Hanzo
May 02, 2019 - 3:40 pm
The owner of the New Orleans Advocate, John Georges has purchased NOLA.com and the Times-Picayune. The purchase means that the city's 2 major newspapers will operate under a single ownership. A tweet from Bryn Stole of the Advocate, the publisher says, the newspapers will eventually be merged into...
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Scoot
April 22, 2019 - 11:36 am
When a politician insists something is true even though it is not true, trust in government is lost; and the concept of transparency becomes murky. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s insistence that her decision to reduce the threshold for writing speeding tickets to motorists in school zones was...
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USA TODAY
Don Ames
April 20, 2019 - 12:27 pm
According to a report by The Advocate, LSU basketball coach Will Wade will not have to testify at an upcoming corruption case in college basketball. That means Wade's statements caught by an FBI wiretap may never become public. On Friday, federal district judge Edgardo Ramos decided that Wade won't...
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