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Don Ames
January 17, 2019 - 7:03 pm
The search for a man and woman missing after a boat capsized on the Mississippi River Wednesday has been suspended The owner of the workboat that capsized and sank in the River says the vessel has been found. Marine Spill Response Corp. of Herndon, Virginia, says the 32-foot workboat was located...
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January 17, 2019 - 4:37 pm
(WWL.com) Federal regulators have ordered Entergy to pay back customers in Louisiana and other states 135 million dollars for over charges. Spokesperson Lee Sabatini says that means the average customer will see a few bucks knocked off their January, February, and March bill. “In Baton Rouge a...
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January 15, 2019 - 9:54 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana personal income taxpayers can start filing their 2018 state tax returns on Jan. 28. The state revenue department announced Tuesday it will begin accepting tax returns on the same date the IRS starts accepting federal income tax returns. Louisiana taxpayers are...
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January 10, 2019 - 2:54 pm
As the 2019 state legislative sessions get underway, a busy year of legal battles also is beginning over lingering allegations that hundreds of electoral districts across the country were illegally drawn to the disadvantage of particular voters or political parties. First up was a court hearing...
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January 09, 2019 - 9:14 pm
(WWL.com) President Donald Trump will be in New Orleans Monday for the National Farm Bureau Convention. It’s the second time the President has accepted the invitation to speak at the annual convention. Historically it’s a faction that’s backed the President, but ULM Poli Sci Professor Dr. Joshua...
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January 09, 2019 - 4:58 pm
(WWL.com) - After a 2015 GOP gubernatorial blood bath that saw the ascendance of The South’s only Democratic governor, Louisiana Republican operative Scott Wilfong said the party is taking a hard look in 2019 at throwing their weight behind just one candidate before the October open primary...
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January 09, 2019 - 10:42 am
(WWL.com) The United Way ALICE report shows in 2016, 48% of all households in the state did not make enough money to pay basic needs, up 6% from 2014. Louisiana United Way President Sarah Berthelot says 29% earn above the poverty level, but it's still not enough. “They are unable to afford the...
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January 03, 2019 - 8:06 pm
(WWL.com) - Five out of six Louisiana U.S. House members find themselves out of power as Democrats take control of the lower chamber with a new Congress sworn in on Thursday. LSU Political Science Professor Dr. Robert Hogan says this could make it harder to get funding for Louisiana specific flood...
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January 02, 2019 - 6:50 pm
Jim Chesko reporting... Stocks finished a choppy opening session of 2019 slightly higher. The Dow Jones Industrials rose 18 points. Oil prices rose today, getting a boost from signs Saudi Arabia is starting to make good on vows to cut output. February crude jumped $1.13, or 2.5%, to settle at $46...
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January 02, 2019 - 2:45 pm
(WWL.com) Beginning January 1st, hospitals were supposed to put a master price list online for all of their services. It’s a mandate from the 2010 Affordable Care Act that aims to get consumers more involved in their healthcare, but Louisiana Hospital Association President Paul Salles cautions if...
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