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February 19, 2018 - 5:57 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE | Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- After two years of inability to reach a permanent financing deal with the Republican-led Legislature, Gov. John Bel Edwards called on lawmakers Monday to pass long-term tax changes to close Louisiana's latest budget gap and end a...
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Chris Miller
February 19, 2018 - 2:31 pm
Social media posts that threatened some Tangipahoa parish schools resulted in arrests, according to Sheriff Daniel Edwards. Edwards says three people were arrested after the posts, made Sunday, prompted an investigation. The sheriff said one of the threats was considered credible. Deputies arrested...
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February 19, 2018 - 1:18 pm
KENNER, La. (AP) -- Authorities say a 94-year-old school outside New Orleans has suffered extensive damage after catching fire. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports firefighters found the roof of Kenner High School engulfed in flames when crews arrived shortly after 12:30 a.m. Monday. Kenner city...
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David Blake
February 19, 2018 - 1:07 pm
We are still in February and yet it seems like April or May outside. Is this an early spring for New Orleans? Louisiana Climatologist Barry Keim tells WWL First News that we are running 10 to 15 degrees above normal. ''Winter is likely over," said Keim. "The pattern seems to have shifted, and we're...
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February 19, 2018 - 11:56 am
Three Louisiana schools have received social media threats in recent days, with Ville Platte under lockdown due to one received this morning. Dutchtown and Ponchatoula High School were threatened in social media over the weekend. The Dutchtown threat was made by a former student who is now living...
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February 19, 2018 - 11:49 am
(AP) - Louisiana lawmakers are still struggling to agree on an approach to stabilizing state finances a decade into seesawing cycles of repeated budget gaps and short-term fixes. They open their latest special session Monday. It's their fifth special session called by Gov. John Bel Edwards to...
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February 19, 2018 - 9:00 am
Kenner firefighters remain on the scene of a fire that was reported at the old Kenner High School, 1601 Rev. Richard Wilson Drive, shortly after midnight. The building is an historic landmark that housed classes until 1996. Recently, the city was awarded a grant to begin renovations to put it back...
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February 19, 2018 - 8:32 am
(WWL.com) The special session kicks off today to address a one billion dollar shortfall. Legislators have until March 7th to find a fix to the looming fiscal cliff or else cuts will occur in the areas of higher education and health care. Council for a Better Louisiana President Barry Erwin says the...
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