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January 12, 2017 - 8:49 am
Gov John Bel Edwards is defending Louisiana's Medicaid expansion pushing back on the Republican work in Congress to dismantle the federal health law that created the program. And it's the first Deep South state to participate. Today in New Orleans the Democratic governor highlighted the health...
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January 12, 2017 - 8:18 am
Governor John Bel Edwards Thursday defended himself amid questions about whether he's pushing higher taxes to solve the state's budget problems. Edwards says while lawmakers raised $1.5 billion in taxes during last year's sessions, they also cut $850 million from the state budget. "We've taken a...
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January 12, 2017 - 7:43 am
Louisiana will receive about $18 million as a result of a $4.3 billion Volkswagen settlement, after the company pleaded guilty to cheating on air emissions tests. Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Chuck Brown says the money has to be used to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions. "In the...
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January 12, 2017 - 7:22 am
Ochsner Health System says it has bought a company that owns 12 urgent care and four occupational health clinics in the greater New Orleans area. It says all 14 Millennium Healthcare Management Inc. locations will become part of Ochsner Health System. A news release announced the acquisition, but...
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January 12, 2017 - 7:09 am
We are expecting to hear soon about a new comprehensive security plan for the French Quarter. The Landrieu Administration is reportedly studying a number of ideas, including special infrared cameras and metal detectors. These cameras can spot a gun through layers of clothing, alerting police to...
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January 12, 2017 - 6:40 am
Louisiana's attorney general is touting letters of support from a New Orleans police union, the city's top prosecutor and the sheriff as he disputes accusations that he's overstepping his authority with an anti-crime task force. Last week New Orleans police chief Michael Harrison wrote Attorney...
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January 12, 2017 - 5:53 am
Gov. John Bel Edwards is outlining his defense for Louisiana's Medicaid expansion, pushing back on Republican work in Congress to dismantle the federal health law that created the program. The Democratic governor planned a Thursday afternoon event in New Orleans highlighting the health services...
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January 12, 2017 - 5:02 am
The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting that happened last night in the 1100 block of St. Bernard Ave. "At about 10:45 p.m., Fifth District officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area," police said in a statement. "Upon arrival, officers discovered the...
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January 12, 2017 - 2:50 am
Stabilizing the budget, flood recovery, criminal justice reform and coastal restoration are among John Bel Edwards’ goals as he begins his second year in the governor’s office. Edwards says last year he tackled a historic budget deficit with $850 million in cuts and urging the legislature to raise...
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January 12, 2017 - 1:54 am
Barbecue appears to have become a hot trend on the New Orleans restaurant scene. "Oh, it's very much a happening thing," says WWL restaurant critic Tom Fitzmorris. "It's as if we didn't have any at all for a million years, and all of a sudden, all over the place, everybody's doing barbecue now." "...
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