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May 22, 2018 - 9:52 am
(WWL.com) -- A bill to make it illegal for drivers to hold their cell phones as they talk on them and drive at the same time found a surprising amount of success but ultimately failed to cross the finish line. It’s author, Breaux Bridge Representative Mike Huval, says the surprising momentum the...
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May 22, 2018 - 7:17 am
(WWL.com) -- A survey from the Louisiana Federation of Teachers indicates that 61 percent of union members support a statewide walkout or strike to accomplish their goals of better school funding and pay raises. The survey was inspired by a series of successful teacher’s strikes in other states...
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May 22, 2018 - 6:29 am
The special session of the Louisiana Legislature kicks off today, giving lawmakers two weeks to come to an agreement on how to handle a $648 million budget shortfall that threatens to potentially devastate healthcare and higher education. A special session in February failed. Legislative attempts...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2015, file photo, McDonald's workers and supporters rally outside a McDonald's in Chicago. On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Fight for $15 is announcing that it’s helping women in several U.S. cities to file complaints with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged they experienced sexual harassment while working at McDonald’s. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
May 22, 2018 - 5:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Energized by the #MeToo movement, two national advocacy groups are teaming up to lodge sexual harassment complaints against McDonald's on behalf of 10 women who have worked at the fast food restaurant in nine cities. The workers — one of them a 15-year-old from St. Louis — alleged...
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May 21, 2018 - 10:03 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana judge on Monday ordered the release of an inmate whose attorneys have accused prosecutors of withholding "staggering" evidence of the man's innocence in a pizza deliveryman's killing two decades ago. A plea deal with Caddo Parish prosecutors will allow Corey...
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Chris Miller
May 21, 2018 - 4:58 pm
A 40-year-old Kenner woman faces an attempted murder charge after police say she opened fire on her husband as he backed out of the driveway. Police say Tammy Bush and her husband of 15 years had gotten into an argument early this morning at their residence in the 2700 block of Panama Street. “...
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May 21, 2018 - 3:43 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mass demonstrations at the Capitol, petitions to lawmakers, and a statewide strike are among the actions a majority of teachers who answered a union's survey said they are willing to take in a quest for better pay, according to results released Monday. The Louisiana Federation of...
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David Blake
May 21, 2018 - 12:46 pm
Officials at the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans say they have completely reviewed the data from Friday's flooding in New Orleans, and say Mother Nature is mostly to blame for what happened. How was the pumping during Friday's heavy rain? Operations Manager Joe Sensebe says with 115 out 120...
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May 21, 2018 - 11:46 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — To fill Louisiana's budget gap, Gov. John Bel Edwards is backing a plan for the special session starting Tuesday that favors sales taxes, including renewal of up to half the 1 percent sales tax that expires in six weeks. The Democratic governor also is proposing to...
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The Saints, City of New Orleans and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation are headed to make a presentation for the city to host the Super Bowl in 2024. Listen to an interview with Jay Cicero with the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation: Cicero on Super Bowl Bid.mp3 "We're flying to Atlanta...
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