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August 15, 2017 - 12:22 pm
(AP) - Lawyers for Louisiana's Democratic governor and Republican attorney general are heading back to court to argue the constitutionality of an order aimed at protecting LGBT rights in state government. Gov. John Bel Edwards is hoping an appeals court will reinstate his executive order banning...
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Chris Miller
August 15, 2017 - 11:37 am
The FBI says the suspect in the August 2 robbery at Chase Bank on Williams Blvd. in Kenner has been arrested. "Following an intensive manhunt spanning from Laplace, Louisiana to Langston, Oklahoma, Dillon Arnez Davis was taken into custody on Thursday, August 10, 2017, in Oklahoma," said FBI...
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Jim Hanzo
August 15, 2017 - 9:23 am
Although prices at the gas pump have risen in the last month, they seem to have stabilized a bit. Could that mean the end of rising prices at the pump? Don Redman with Triple A says we are seeing a benefit in low prices largely because we have a very good inventory to match the high demand, but he...
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August 15, 2017 - 8:46 am
(WWL.com) U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy is still optimistic the Senate can pass a health care bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Cassidy, along with Senators Lindsey Graham and Dean Heller have constructed a measure, which Cassidy says is the only instrument the Republicans have left...
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August 15, 2017 - 7:19 am
(WWL.com) -- An audit of the state’s foster care program unveiled some surprising shortcomings. Karen Leblanc with the legislative auditor’s office says they found not all foster care providers had the required criminal background checks. They either had no check, or they were not completed in a...
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August 14, 2017 - 5:10 pm
(WWL.com) Researchers found the Gulf of Mexico is home to some of the highest concentrations of microplastic in the world. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a well-known area in the central Pacific where plastic accumulates because of the current. LSU oceanographer Mark Benfield says in that...
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August 14, 2017 - 3:11 pm
By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Louisiana is recruiting coastal landowners, hunters and trappers for a program to fight the nutria - an invasive rodent that eats so much aquatic vegetation that it threatens swamps and marshes. The state estimates that nutria denuded...
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David Blake
August 14, 2017 - 1:20 pm
Following a series of meetings between officials in Jefferson Parish and leaders in New Orleans, Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni says he feel much better today than he did just days ago about the flooding danger. If the pumps in New Orleans fail, could areas of Jefferson Parish flood along...
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