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May 24, 2018 - 12:39 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed into law Louisiana's first government-wide policy against sexual harassment. The law requires state and local government agencies to enact anti-sexual-harassment policies that include a process for handling complaints, a ban against...
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May 24, 2018 - 10:45 am
A recent report shows Louisiana's prison population dropped more than five percent from 2016 to 2017. That's one of the largest decreases in the country, in a state that had become known as the 'Prison Capital of the World'. A Marshall Project report says the 5.4 percent drop means more than 1,900...
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Chris Miller
May 24, 2018 - 10:35 am
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a 35 percent chance of above-normal activity in the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, and a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season. Forecasters only give a 25 percent chance of a below normal season. “With the advances made in...
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May 24, 2018 - 9:34 am
EUNICE, La. (AP) _ A Louisiana woman is accused of faking injuries after claiming she bit into a razor blade in a restaurant sandwich, possibly seeking money. KATC-TV reports that 29-year-old Correill Bradley of Eunice was arrested May 18 on charges of criminal mischief and theft. Eunice police...
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Jim Hanzo
May 24, 2018 - 8:33 am
Many people are beginning their summer vacation travels and Disney World is one of the top destinations for New Orleanians. You can now get alcohol at every restaurant in Magic Kingdom. But what do some people think about that idea? "I don't like the idea, because I don't think alcohol should be...
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The National Hurricane Center expects an area of disturbed weather to become a tropical or subtropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico. "A broad, stationary surface low pressure system centered over the southeastern Yucatan Peninsula is gradually becoming better defined," according to an NHC...
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May 24, 2018 - 6:38 am
Despite higher gas prices, AAA estimates nearly 42-million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend. That’s a five-percent increase from last year and the highest number of travelers in more than a dozen years. AAA Spokesman Don Redman says about 37-million travelers will hit the road. “...
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The National Hurricane Center says chances are increasing that an area of disturbed weather will develop in the Gulf of Mexico. "A broad surface low centered over the southeastern Yucatan Peninsula has become better defined since yesterday," according to an advisory. "It continues to produce a...
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May 23, 2018 - 9:02 pm
(WWL.com) The special session is off to a slow start as legislators struggle to find a fix to the 648-million dollar budget shortfall that could devastate healthcare and education. 1.4 billion dollars in sales taxes are set to expire, and Governor John Bel Edwards has called on legislators to renew...
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May 23, 2018 - 8:49 pm
(WWL.com) LSU’s only Heisman winner, running back Billy Cannon, was laid to rest Wednesday, surrounded by friends, family, and fans. Several people spoke and gave their best memories of one of the greatest athletes in Bayou State history. Angola Warden Darrel Vannoy says after news got out that...
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