Local News

August 17, 2017 - 9:16 am
(Michelle Southern reporting) Tom Benson’s Dixie Beer is entering new markets all across the Gulf South area, and now residents in Lafayette and Baton Rouge will be able to enjoy Louisiana’s iconic brew. Ben Hales is the Senior Vice President of the Saints and Pelicans and is helping Benson oversee...
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Jim Hanzo
August 17, 2017 - 8:30 am
Mayor Landrieu said a special council meeting is on the books for today to discuss a number of issues pertaining to flooding. The city will also be spending an estimated $22 million to clean and repair catch basins as well as the need for manpower. "On the issue of catch basins and drain lines, our...
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USA TODAY
August 17, 2017 - 7:16 am
(WWL.com) During his monthly call-in radio show, Governor John Bel Edwards expressed his disappointment that former-KKK leader and state representative David Duke is once again making national headlines. He says he doesn’t want Louisiana to be colored by that bigotry because Duke does not represent...
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AP
August 16, 2017 - 9:35 pm
(WWL.com) During his monthly call-in radio show, Governor John Bel Edwards expressed his disappointment that former-KKK leader and state representative David Duke is once again making national headlines. He says he doesn’t want Louisiana to be colored by that bigotry because Duke does not represent...
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Jim Hanzo
August 16, 2017 - 7:12 pm
The source of the diesel sheen discovered in the water of the 17th Street Canal last night has been determined to not be from Pump Station Number Six where it was found but instead from another facility at the other end of the canal, according to city officials. "The source of the leak was a fuel...
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August 16, 2017 - 6:39 pm
(AP) _ An 11-month-old tiger named Harvey has been moved into facilities at LSU, where it will become the new mascot _ if the university's veterinarians give the OK. A university news release Wednesday said veterinarians will observe the tiger while it is quarantined for at least a week. They will...
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USA TODAY
August 16, 2017 - 4:13 pm
(AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards wants to broaden Louisiana's flood aid program to include more homeowners with flood insurance and to boost grant amounts. The proposed changes to the $1.3 billion homeowner rebuilding program will go to the state recovery board for approval Friday. Initial limits were...
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