July 19, 2018 - 6:59 pm
(WWL.com) - Louisiana’s Republican Congressional Delegation is lashing out against US Senate Democrats who blocked a House resolution from Congressman Clay Higgins that endorses the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, or ICE. Higgins says the movement to abolish ICE endangers national...
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July 19, 2018 - 2:56 pm
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) _ A robbery suspect used a stolen cellphone to snap a selfie and, in the process, gave authorities his identity. That's according to police in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Shreveport Times reports the victim of a July 10 robbery told police he was held up at gunpoint as he exited...
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July 19, 2018 - 7:46 am
Jennifer Kushinka reporting... Economic activity in Louisiana expanded modestly over the past 12 weeks, according to the latest regional report from the Federal Reserve. The labor market remained tight, while wage growth was mixed. Consumer spending improved, manufacturing activity grew,...
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July 19, 2018 - 6:17 am
(WWL.com) -- The Louisiana Health Department announces six people have been diagnosed with the West Nile virus. It’s the first human cases of 2018. Assistant State Health Officer, Doctor Parham Jaberi, says the public should take the necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. “Such as applying...
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July 18, 2018 - 12:24 pm
A six-month-old baby in Natchitoches is dead after a kidnapping that ended with authorities finding the child covered in severe burns. Last night Natchitoches Police responded to a call from a mother who said her child had been stolen after a home invasion at her residence in Mayberry Trailer Park...
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July 16, 2018 - 8:31 am
(WWL.com) US Senator John Kennedy has filed a resolution that could lead to a congressional denouncement of the movement to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency. Calls to Abolish ICE have mounted in recent months in the wake of the White House’s No Tolerance immigration policies,...
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July 12, 2018 - 6:32 am
Jennifer Kushinka reporting... The U.S. is on pace to leapfrog both Saudi Arabia and Russia and reclaim the title of the world's biggest oil producer for the first time since the 1970s. The latest forecast from the Energy Information Administration predicts that U.S. output will grow next year to...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
July 06, 2018 - 10:40 pm
A pair of tropical features on the map will not impact Louisiana "Tropical Depression #3 has formed off the coast of the Carolinas, Hurricane Beryl continues to gain strength as it heads toward the islands and eventually the Caribbean, and neither pose any threat to us!" according to WWL-TV...
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July 02, 2018 - 5:23 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A national credit rating agency said Monday that Louisiana has moved to more solid financial footing after passage of a seven-year sales tax renewal aimed at ending repeated cycles of budget gaps. Moody's Investors Service didn't upgrade Louisiana's credit rating, a decision...
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