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Chris Miller
May 18, 2018 - 5:19 pm
Covington Police say they arrested a Covington High School teacher after finding probable cause she had sex with a student. "Through the Detectives investigation, they learned that Jelly Lynn Burbach had befriended a student," according to the news release from Police Chief Time Lentz's office. "On...
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Chris Miller
May 18, 2018 - 3:42 pm
Some scary moments this afternoon at East Jefferson High School in Metairie, when a report of an armed student caused the school to go in to lockdown. The school sent this automated message this afternoon: EJ Gun Message.mp3 Around dismissal time, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says they...
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May 18, 2018 - 1:16 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana voters will decide whether convicted felons should have to wait five years after serving their sentences before they can run for office in the state. It took two tries before lawmakers in the House agreed Thursday to the constitutional amendment by Sen. Conrad...
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May 18, 2018 - 12:24 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ More Louisianans report having a job than ever before, a sign the state's economy is improving. Employers reported 9,000 more workers in April than in March, another strong sign. April's survey shows 2.04 million people reporting jobs, beating the previous record of December 2014...
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May 18, 2018 - 12:17 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana lawmakers are winding down their regular session, a few days before they enter another special session to consider taxes to stave off deep budget cuts. The House and Senate intend to adjourn sometime Friday, after 10 weeks of often break-neck speed to sift through...
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May 18, 2018 - 10:49 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man who founded Cajun Navy 2016, a volunteer flotilla renowned for responding to natural disasters, has been arrested on a charge he defrauded a customer who hired him to rebuild a home. An attorney for Jon Bridgers says he was freed from jail on $10,000 bond...
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New Orleans City Council members today laid out plans for a "clear and concise investigation" into allegation that a contractor hired by Entergy paid people to pose as supporters of a new power plant in New Orleans East. Council President Jason Williams said it is clear that the process was "...
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Chris Miller
May 18, 2018 - 9:12 am
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell today wants a list of names of people to run the Sewerage and Water Board. The board's current executive director is set to leave in just days. Marcie Edwards, who is the current interim director, steps down Tuesday. Even if it's just an acting director, political...
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May 18, 2018 - 7:01 am
Jennifer Kushinka reporting... Incomes in most states are rising – but they fell in eight states in 2016 – including Louisiana – with all but one heavily involved in the production of oil and natural gas. Income fell 1.9% in Louisiana, 3.6% in Wyoming and 2.7% in Oklahoma. The biggest gains in...
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Don Ames
May 18, 2018 - 6:38 am
Good times and great food abound at area festivals this weekend. And, the featured fare is specifically Louisiana style. Of course, that means local oysters, crawfish, fried fish, and shrimp. "You name it. If it comes out of the Gulf of Mexico or the bayous of Plaquemines Parish, we should be able...
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