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August 16, 2017 - 12:49 pm
(WWL.com) The state Department of Revenue is reminding some taxpayers to claim tax refunds before it’s too late. LDR sent letters to about 9,500 taxpayers advising them to claim their state income tax refunds before they are transferred to the Unclaimed Property Division. Spokesperson Byron...
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Chris Miller
August 16, 2017 - 12:41 pm
A special meeting of the Sewerage and Water Board today provided an update on pump repairs, manpower issues, and catch basin cleaning and repairs. Mayor Mitch Landrieu said about 25 percent of the city's catch basins need some form of work. "There are 60,000 catch basins in the city," Landrieu said...
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Jim Hanzo
August 16, 2017 - 11:02 am
School is back in session, and now drivers need to be aware of young children darting out in the street. It's important to be on the lookout for school zones. Louisiana State Trooper Melissa Matey says while some school zones may have flashing lights, others may not. "Pay special attention to all...
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August 16, 2017 - 7:55 am
(WWL.com) The ACLU of Louisiana has sent a letter to Louisiana State Police Superintendent Col. Kevin Reeves after a man was ticketed for flipping off a state trooper on I-20 near Rayville. Executive Director Marjorie Esman says the man was initially charged with felony public intimidation. “...
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August 15, 2017 - 2:58 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Lawyers for Louisiana's governor and attorney general sparred Tuesday over the scope of the elected officials' authority and whether an executive order aimed at protecting LGBT rights in state government crossed a constitutional line...
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Chris Miller
August 15, 2017 - 12:48 pm
People near the lakefront in New Orleans and Metairie today spotted a waterspout as thunderstorms passed through the area shortly after noon. The waterspout was headed away from shore, but did trigger a marine warning. Heavy rain is possible this afternoon with a 60 percent chance of showers and...
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