Baton Rouge

June 09, 2018 - 9:11 am
(WWL.com) - As expected, Governor John Bel Edwards will bring legislators back to Baton Rouge for another special session. It will start June 18 and must at 6 PM on June 27. It's the third time this year the governor has called a special session for legislators to pass tax bills to replace a...
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May 14, 2018 - 4:47 pm
The Harrah's Casino bill that would give Harrah's a no-bid, 30-year extension of its state operating license was passed by a Louisiana Senate legislative committee this afternoon and will now advance to the Senate, according to The New Orleans Advocate. The bill passed by a vote of 4-3. The bill...
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Newell Normand
May 11, 2018 - 5:37 pm
40,000 people on Medicaid are in danger of losing their state aid that keeps them in nursing homes because politicians are playing politics instead of doing their jobs. Here are some of Newell Normand's HOT TAKES : I've talked many times about how we keep kicking the can down the road. We don't...
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May 10, 2018 - 4:21 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police say an off-duty officer foiled the robbery and kidnapping of an 83-year-old woman in Louisiana. WAFB-TV reports the woman was leaving a Baton Rouge casino Wednesday when another woman kidnapped her at gunpoint. A statement by the Baton Rouge Police Department says 45-...
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Kristian Garic
May 08, 2018 - 11:36 am
That is a legitimate question right now. In previous seasons, the answer would be of course. That isn't the case this year. The Tigers had a season-saving series win over 4th ranked Arkansas over the weekend, putting them at 12-12 for the season in the SEC. The Tigers are on the bubble right now to...
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April 24, 2018 - 2:14 pm
(AP) _ A Baton Rouge man charged earlier this month with more than 900 child pornography counts is now charged with indecent behavior with juveniles. News outlets cite court documents that say 51-year-old Steven Joseph Everhardt is accused of exposing himself to a then-teenage girl at his daughter'...
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April 20, 2018 - 1:57 pm
(AP) _ Authorities in Baton Rouge have recovered and safely detonated a live grenade that was thrown into a house where a teenager was shot. Louisiana news outlets report that the incident happened Friday, shortly after 5 a.m. No suspects have been arrested. And it's unclear if the person who threw...
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April 17, 2018 - 8:33 am
Should lawmakers in Baton Rouge vote to outlaw the use of hand held devices while driving a vehicle? A House vote is scheduled for today on the measure. We asked some folks how they feel and most think it should be done. One woman is definitely in favor of the ban and says driving on the I-10, to...
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April 04, 2018 - 9:53 pm
(WWL.com) A constitutional amendment requiring unanimous jury verdicts for felony convictions passed the senate by 2 votes after impassioned arguments from supporters. Baton Rouge Senator Dan Claitor says requiring unanimous verdicts protects citizens from government overreach. “Do we trust the...
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April 03, 2018 - 7:50 am
(AP) -- Demonstrators backed by the NAACP have held a rally at the office of Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry after he decided last week to not prosecute two white police officers in a black man's fatal shooting. Louisiana NAACP President Michael McClanahan tells The Advocate he wants Landry...
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