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November 17, 2016 - 9:23 am
The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation and French Quarter Festivals, Inc., today, launched the 2016 edition of Christmas New Orleans Style: six weeks of yuletide celebration that lasts through 12th Night, January 6, 2017. Activites include free concerst, tours, traditional Reveillon dinners...
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November 17, 2016 - 8:46 am
Gov. John Bel Edwards' plan to close a more than $300 million budget deficit left from last year includes cuts to colleges, health programs and several state agencies. More than $152 million in payments to health providers who care for Medicaid patients will be pushed into the next budget year to...
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November 17, 2016 - 8:33 am
While many people around the country are concerned about what will happen when president-elect Donald Trump takes office, Governor John Bel Edwards says he is more interested in seeing the country come together. Edwards says he does expect some changes to Medicaid, but it’s too early to tell what...
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November 17, 2016 - 8:11 am
The Baton Rouge Police Department has arrested a woman for allegedly attempting to kill her 8 year old son by slitting his throat. Cpl L'Jean McKneely says the suspect, 40-year-old Gloria Ross, grabbed a kitchen knife as her kids were getting ready for school, and approached the young victim. "...
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November 17, 2016 - 7:50 am
The effort to recall Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni over a sexting scandal with a teenage boy continues. In just over a month, organizers say they have collected more than 37,500 petition signatures. Political analyst Clancy DuBos says these efforts usually start strong, but then trail off...
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November 17, 2016 - 6:54 am
The Louisiana Department of Education has released its annual school report cards and found statewide gains in student achievement. Superintendent John White says the distribution of school and district letter grade ratings has improved. He credits this to an improvement in student results. "LEAP...
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November 17, 2016 - 6:29 am
The Louisiana Public Service Commission has given Entergy Louisiana approval to build a new natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant in St. Charles Parish. Entergy said in a news release Thursday's vote by the PSC clears the way for company to move forward with construction on the 980-megawatt...
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November 17, 2016 - 4:17 am
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office said a handgun has been found in a student's vehicle at Thibodaux High School. Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of 17-year-old Brennan Garman of Thobodaux on Wednesday after they say he brought a gun on to the campus. Garman admitted to having the 9mm...
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November 17, 2016 - 3:51 am
Less than one quarter of children in the US are getting enough exercise, according to a report by LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center. The 2016 US Report Card on Physical Activity for Children finds that less than 22% of children ages 6 to 19 meet the physical activity guidelines...
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November 17, 2016 - 3:11 am
In a short video announcement after Wednesday's season premiere, the stars of Duck Dynasty, announced the show will end in April. The cable network, in a statement following the video said, "After five years, 130 episodes and one of the biggest hits in the history of cable, the Robertson family and...
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