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August 17, 2017 - 8:26 pm
WWL.com Reporting New Orleans drainage pump difficulties are now said to extend to Algiers and New Orleans East. Besides the problems in Lakeview, Mid-City and Broadmoor neighborhoods, there are also broken pumps in Lower Coast Algiers on the west bank and New Orleans East. Contractors were at...
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August 17, 2017 - 6:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ The New Orleans City Council has approved requests for emergency cash to help clean and repair thousands of drainage catch basins, hoping to prevent future flooding the likes of which took many residents by surprise earlier this month. The council, during a special meeting...
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August 17, 2017 - 4:40 pm
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) _ Shops and government offices are closing early in Barbados and flights have been canceled as Tropical Storm Harvey approaches the eastern Caribbean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Harvey had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) on Thursday as it...
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August 17, 2017 - 4:19 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ If Louisiana's income projections come up short this year, safety-net hospitals, public colleges and local sheriffs housing state prisoners could take cuts. Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration presented its first ideas for up to $60 million in cuts it would suggest if...
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August 17, 2017 - 4:14 pm
WWL.com Reporting Budget talks are ongoing among legislative and business leaders in the state. Governor John Bel Edwards has met with business owners around the state, as well as House Speaker Taylor Barras, to find a way to fill a $1.1 billion budget gap when temporary taxes expire next year. He...
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August 17, 2017 - 3:58 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ A Louisiana State Police trooper has been suspended 14 weeks without pay for his role in a fatal crash. The disciplinary action comes about four months after a grand jury declined to charge the trooper, Christopher R. Kelley, with negligent homicide in the death of 64-year-...
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August 17, 2017 - 12:21 pm
(WWL.com) State Police say a 2-year-old pedestrian was run over and killed in Tangipahoa Parish last night. They say a preliminary investigation found that little Kaleb Dyson was standing with a large group of choir members from the Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist Church when he ran into the road...
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Chris Miller
August 17, 2017 - 11:38 am
The August 5 flood and fallout at the Sewerage and Water Board is already a campaign issue in the New Orleans mayor's race. Mayoral candidate Michael Bagneris has already made it part of his campaign. Political analyst Clancy DuBos says he has no doubt other candidates will, too. "Oh I think it is...
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