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February 17, 2018 - 11:16 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's transportation department is warning that drivers on Interstate 10 may face slowdowns in the already traffic-clogged capital region over the weekend. Survey work is planned through Monday as part of an I-10 widening project intended for the Baton Rouge area...
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February 17, 2018 - 9:20 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana lawmakers are readying themselves for another acrimonious debate over taxes, returning for their fifth special session centered on the state's financial instability since 2016. Gov. John Bel Edwards called the 17-day session that starts Monday. The Democratic...
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Don Ames
February 17, 2018 - 9:11 am
New Orleans Police are investigating a Friday night double shooting at the intersection of Pauger and N. Villere. According to the NOPD, an adult female victim was pronounced dead on the scene. An adult male victim was taken to an area hospital by private conveyance. His condition is unknown. The...
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February 16, 2018 - 5:26 pm
GONZALES, La. (AP) _ A former Louisiana sheriff's detective has admitted to having sex with a 14-year-old girl in a plea deal that will send him to prison for a year. The Advocate reports 33-year-old William Lanoux of Prairieville pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of carnal knowledge of a...
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February 16, 2018 - 5:17 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's civil service director says the state doesn't have a government-wide policy for handling sexual misconduct allegations or requiring anti-harassment training, instead allowing agencies to cobble together their own standards. Byron Decoteau told female lawmakers...
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February 16, 2018 - 5:12 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana taxpayers can expect to see a bigger bite out of their paychecks for state taxes. The state revenue department adjusted the amount of money employers withhold from paychecks for state taxes, in response to federal tax law changes approved by Congress and President...
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February 16, 2018 - 2:50 pm
(WWL.com) - Debates are raging across the country about how to keep our schools safe in the wake of the Florida school shooting that left 17 dead. While much of the debate has centered on the weapon used, Louisiana Association of Educators President Deborah Meaux says schools need to be investing...
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February 16, 2018 - 2:45 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Lawyers have appealed the conviction of a man serving a 25-year sentence in the death of retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. Cardell Hayes' lawyer says the trial judge should have granted a new trial because a witness reached the day after Hayes' conviction said he'd...
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