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November 15, 2016 - 7:35 am
Republicans in the U.S. House today unanimously re-elected their congressional leadership: Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as Speaker of the House, California's Kevin McCarthy as Majority Leader, and Steve Scalise of Louisiana's First District as Majority Whip. "I am honored to serve as Whip alongside our...
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November 15, 2016 - 7:12 am
Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni did not deliver the annual "State of the Parish" speech at the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce luncheon today. But he briefly attended the luncheon all the same. Yenni is under fire after publicly admitting sending "improper" text messages to a 17-year-old boy...
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November 15, 2016 - 6:38 am
A national foundation says the five Gulf states are getting nearly $370 million for 24 projects to restore natural resources damaged by the 2010 oil spill. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation says Louisiana is getting $245 million, Alabama $63 million, Florida $32 million, Mississippi $16...
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November 15, 2016 - 4:56 am
TOPS students and their parents are getting letters this week warning them the state is NOT going to pay the bulk of the tuition officials promised for years Louisiana would pay. These are students who achieved the highest performances across Louisiana, the best and brightest. The state set goals...
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November 15, 2016 - 3:11 am
A former sergeant major for the Louisiana Army National Guard has been indicted on federal fraud charges. Prosecutors say he lied on several official forms to gain supplemental pay from the federal government. U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite's office released a copy of the indictment on Monday...
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November 15, 2016 - 2:47 am
Pet owners will all agree, our pets deserve the best. And the holidays are no different. Chances are mom and dad will have presents under the Christmas tree for Fido and Rover this holiday, just like every other member of the family. "It's really interesting the pet market for retail is definitely...
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November 15, 2016 - 2:23 am
The quarrel between Governor John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry continues, as the governor is asking a Baton Rouge court to define Landry’s role in state government. Publisher of LaPolitics.com, Jeremy Alford, says Landry has interpreted his role to be much further reaching than his...
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November 15, 2016 - 1:01 am
The State of Louisiana is letting TOPS recipients know that budget cuts mean the scholarship program designed to retain the smartest students is broke. Officials are trying to help secure loans and other financial aid to fund the thousands of dollars each student now must pay. Louisiana college...
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November 15, 2016 - 12:33 am
Today we find out the new name for the New Orleans Zephyrs -- formerly the Zephyrs, at any rate. The Red Eyes, the Po' Boys, the Baby Cakes, the Crawfish, the Tailgators, the King Cakes and the Night Owls: fans have been casting their votes on these and other names that will replace the Zephyrs,...
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November 14, 2016 - 11:18 am
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' chief budget adviser will unveil the administration's proposal for closing a $315 million deficit to lawmakers on Friday. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne will outline the recommendations to the joint House and Senate budget committee, seeking to close a...
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