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October 07, 2017 - 2:48 pm
(AP) -- Louisiana voters may not be paying much attention, but there's a statewide election only a week away. Top of the ballot are the selection of a new state treasurer and decisions on three constitutional changes. Secretary of State Tom Schedler, the state's top elections official, predicts...
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October 07, 2017 - 1:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Nate (all times local): 1 p.m. Governors in Louisiana and Florida are urging residents to make final preparations for Hurricane Nate’s impending arrival. In Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Saturday that people in the southeastern part of the state...
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October 07, 2017 - 1:10 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Coastal residents from Louisiana to the Florida panhandle braced for the effects of fast-moving Hurricane Nate, expected to hit sometime Saturday night - likely with Category 2 strength. The National Hurricane Center in Miami projected that Nate would brush by the southeast tip...
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October 07, 2017 - 8:19 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) President Donald Trump has approved an emergency declaration for a large area of Louisiana and ordered federal assistance for the state as Hurricane Nate approaches the central Gulf of Mexico. A White House statement released early Saturday said the president authorized the Federal...
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October 07, 2017 - 8:12 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gulf Coast residents scrambled to finalize storm preparations as Hurricane Nate raced swiftly over the central Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, gaining added strength as forecasters said it would smash into the U.S. coast during the night. Louisiana’s governor urged his state’s...
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