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October 12, 2017 - 7:58 am
(WWL.com) If you were fired from your job, and then asked to come back to be recognized for your accomplishments the next year... would you? Les Miles would. He'll be on the field during the LSU game against Auburn in Tiger Stadium. The 2007 LSU championship team will be honored at halftime this...
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October 11, 2017 - 9:38 pm
(WWL.com) The Louisiana Department of Transportation has received an additional 60-million-dollars from the federal government for highway projects. Each year, the Federal Highway Administration allocates road repair funds not used by other states or national programs. DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson...
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October 11, 2017 - 5:55 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana's medical marijuana program is edging closer to kickoff, but doctors have been slow to embrace the new medication option. Only two doctors have applied for the permit required to offer medical-grade pot to patients, according to information The Associated Press...
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October 11, 2017 - 2:01 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Sexually transmitted diseases have increased across the U.S. for a third consecutive year and Louisiana ranked second-highest for each of the three STDs measured, behind only Washington D.C. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Louisiana has the second-...
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Chris Miller
October 11, 2017 - 1:38 pm
Former New Orleans Saints cornerback Tracy Porter was arrested in Baton Rouge on domestic battery and drug charges. According to Sgt. Don Coppola of Baton Rouge Police, Porter got into a fight with his girlfriend. "A report was made by an individual that he has been in a relationship with on...
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USA TODAY
October 11, 2017 - 1:12 pm
(AP) _ A lawsuit filed in Minneapolis accuses former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson of defaulting on a $2.4 million loan. Crown Bank says Peterson, who was traded by the New Orleans Saints to the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday, took out the loan in May 2016 and defaulted five months...
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October 11, 2017 - 11:18 am
(AP) _ Louisiana House lawmakers are planning a closed-door retreat to hash out ideas for closing a looming $1 billion-plus state budget gap. The meeting will be held Thursday at a Baton Rouge catering hall. Alexandria Rep. Lance Harris, head of the House GOP delegation, called the gathering an ``...
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