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In this July 12, 2017 photo, New Orleans attorney Derrick Edwards talks to reporters as he signs up as the only Democratic candidate to run for state treasurer in Baton Rouge. The major candidates vying to be Louisiana's next state treasurer are spending their final day ahead of Saturday's election trying to drum up interest for a low-interest race. (Mark Ballard/The Advocate via AP)
October 14, 2017 - 10:40 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Louisiana's election (all times local): 10:40 p.m. The competition to be Louisiana's first new state treasurer in 17 years is headed to a November runoff. Republican John Schroder, a former state representative, and Democrat Derrick Edwards, a New Orleans area...
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October 14, 2017 - 9:26 pm
Jordan Fiegel reporting Results are coming in for the elections for New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, and around the state. While the returns are not complete, some races have been called. According to WWL-TV, either LaToya Cantrell or Desiree Charbonnet will be the next Mayor of New Orleans. The two...
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Chris Miller
October 14, 2017 - 9:21 pm
LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet will meet in the November runoff. Cantrell, a Broadmoor resident, has represented New Orleans City Council District B since she won a special election when Stacy Head advanced to an-at large seat. It covers Broadmoor, parts of Uptown, the Garden District, the...
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October 14, 2017 - 4:51 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eighteen people are on the ballot as New Orleans voters choose a successor to Mayor Mitch Landrieu, a term-limited Democrat who leaves office next year. There appears little chance of anyone getting a majority in Saturday's race, meaning the top two finishers would meet in a...
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October 14, 2017 - 11:44 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Federal authorities are responding to an oil spill off the coast of Louisiana. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said in a news release Friday that oil spewed out of an underwater fractured pipe in the Gulf of Mexico about 40 miles (64 kilometers) southeast of...
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October 13, 2017 - 6:20 pm
Saturday is Election Day in Louisiana. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Secretary of State Tom Schedler predicts about a 15% turnout statewide. He expects turnout in Orleans Parish to be a little higher, as New Orleans has a big mayoral election. “I’m going to take a stab in Orleans itself...
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October 13, 2017 - 5:39 pm
The Boy Scouts of America have made the decision to allow girls into the organization and allow them to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Executive Director of the Boy Scouts of Southeast Louisiana Ernesto Carballo says this is a great opportunity for females but isn’t much of a change from what they’...
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October 13, 2017 - 3:12 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has asked a federal judge to throw out his corruption conviction, citing a recent Supreme Court decision making it more difficult to convict public officials of bribery. Acting as his own attorney, Nagin filed a motion Wednesday ``to vacate, set...
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Chris Miller
October 13, 2017 - 2:40 pm
New Orleans Police today identified the suspect in the shooting death of 29-year-old police officer Marcus McNeil. Police say 30-year-old Darren Bridges, a convicted felon, faces a charge of first degree murder. McNeil was on patrol early this morning in New Orleans East , when he spotted a...
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