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June 22, 2017 - 9:37 pm
AP/WWL.com Reporting Even as a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy moved inland over Louisiana, the effects of the storm were being felt for a third day on the Gulf Coast. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwardsis urging his state's residents against dropping their guard now that Tropical Storm Cindy...
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June 22, 2017 - 8:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS -- A police standoff in New Orleans East ended peacefully Thursday afternoon. According to the New Orleans Police Department, an unidentified man was seen walking near the Lakewind East apartment complex carrying a rifle. Police said shots were fired, after a police officer spotted the...
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June 22, 2017 - 6:21 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Set free after 36 years in prison for a murder conviction that took decades to unravel, John Floyd donned a black T-shirt bearing the word "justice" Thursday before leaving the courthouse where a federal judge formally signed off on his release. Floyd's path to freedom began...
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June 22, 2017 - 6:16 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana State University is boosting charges on students at its main campus by 5 percent in the next school year, to raise $14 million for pay raises and other expenses. The fee hike was approved Thursday by the LSU System's governing board. It comes even as higher...
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June 22, 2017 - 6:12 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The first medical marijuana production deal struck in Louisiana is expected to bring the state's flagship university at least $3.4 million over five years, under terms discussed Thursday. In its bid offer, the contractor agreed to pay that amount or 10 percent of gross...
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June 22, 2017 - 3:39 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man imprisoned for 36 years is free again after a federal judge threw out his murder conviction and life sentence for a newspaper editor's stabbing in the French Quarter of New Orleans. John Floyd was freed Thursday following a court hearing. District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's...
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June 22, 2017 - 1:43 pm
A federal judge has formally signed off on the release of a man who was imprisoned for 36 years before his murder conviction and life sentence were thrown out. John Floyd was expected to be freed Thursday following the brief hearing at the federal courthouse in New Orleans. U.S. District Judge...
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Chris Miller
June 22, 2017 - 12:49 pm
New Orleans is a little bigger, but still shy of the 400,000 mark, in the latest population estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau. At 391,495, the New Orleans population is up about one-half of one percent from last year's estimate of 389,355, an increase of 2,140 from 2015 to 2016. Interestingly,...
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