Louisiana

September 21, 2018 - 2:54 pm
(WWL.com) A former McKinley High Marching Band member was awarded 185,000 dollars for damages related to a 2015 incident where he required to do 200 pushups. The incident led to a five day stay in the hospital for Tristen Rushing due to his urine turning coke colored. Rushing family attorney Sean...
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The Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s ruling Hahnville quarterback Andrew Robison ineligible has rocked Louisiana sports. Both LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine and Robison family attorney David Moyer spoke about the controversy with Kristian Garic on Sports Talk. Voice of the Saints...
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Don Ames
September 21, 2018 - 6:29 am
One day of adult beverages, two days of family fun and three nights of naughtiness are all on tap in New Orleans this weekend. Fried chicken, burlesque and beer are the main attractions at area festivals. The 3rd Annual Fried Chicken Festival has grown beyond its New Orleans roots. We changed the...
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September 19, 2018 - 9:49 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's insurance commissioner says the state's auto insurance market may be stabilizing, with a smaller rise in premiums expected this year compared with prior years. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says Louisiana's auto market has seen a 2.1 percent average increase...
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September 19, 2018 - 8:18 am
(WWL.com) Louisiana has the second highest rate of male on female murder in the United States according to a report from the Violence Policy Center. It’s a continuing trend as the state has found itself in the top five since 2016. Legislative Director Kristen Rand says there’s a number of factors...
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September 16, 2018 - 10:44 am
(WWL.com) - The Department of Economic Development is launching a new mentorship program that will pair business veterans with upstart entrepreneurs to help get the rookies off the bench and onto the field. Secretary Don Pierson says the program has received a lot of interest from experienced...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 15, 2018 - 12:40 am
The total number of Louisiana emergency responders in climbing. As of Friday evening, 112 personnel from Louisiana had be deployed for Hurricane Florence response. “Louisiana has had to rely on the assistance of our neighboring states more often than we’d like, so when we have the opportunity to...
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September 13, 2018 - 1:29 pm
(WWL.com) Southwest Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins introduces legislation that would mandate random drug tests for U-S House and Senate members. If there's a failed test, the Ethics Committee can take further action. Higgins says many middle class Americans are drug tested for their jobs, so...
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September 12, 2018 - 5:28 pm
(WWL.com) A LaFourche Parish Council member was arrested after violating a protective order filed against him by another councilman for the second time in four months. 51-year-old James Bourgeois Sr. had been ordered to stay clear of Jerry LaFont after a fist fight broke out at a council meeting...
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