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May 26, 2017 - 4:36 pm
TERRYTOWN, La. (AP) _ Authorities say a man tracked to a hotel where he was with a runaway 14-year-old girl remains jailed on accusations of sexual contact with the teen. 34-year-old Malcom Baker was booked Monday on three counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office...
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May 26, 2017 - 4:18 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana State Police say 13 people have been arrested in connection with an insurance fraud scheme involving staged automobile crashes. A news release says Thursday's arrests followed an investigation that began with complaints from insurance companies. Investigators say the...
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May 26, 2017 - 3:47 pm
ANGOLA, La. (AP) _ A prisoner at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola is facing murder charges in the alleged beating death of his cellmate, one in a string of inmate-on-inmate attacks at the facility. 37-year-old Wilbert Carter was rebooked on a count of second-degree murder in the death of...
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May 26, 2017 - 2:26 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lawyers and lawmakers are ramping up efforts to alter or kill the Louisiana law that kept a foreign-born U.S. citizen from getting a marriage license because he couldn’t produce a birth certificate. A Senate committee is scheduled on Tuesday to hear a bill that would allow judges...
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David Blake
May 26, 2017 - 1:41 pm
As we get ever closer to the end of this legislative session in Baton Rouge, there are many questions about the future of the TOPS scholarship program. High Education Commissioner Joe Rallo tells WWL First News that the current House budget has TOPS fully funded, and we should know next week what...
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May 26, 2017 - 12:22 pm
A sales tax discount is available for hurricane preparedness items this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, residents can purchase flashlights, batteries, portable generators and other emergency supplies at a reduced sales tax rate. Department of Revenue spokesperson Byron Henderson says, "eligible...
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Chris Miller
May 26, 2017 - 11:17 am
An Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office employee, an inmate, and a civilian face charges of smuggling contraband into the jail. "Civilian employee Ciboney Parker, civilian Brittany Theophile, and inmate Elton Williams were involved in a plot to smuggle different types of narcotics into the Orleans...
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May 26, 2017 - 9:46 am
(WWL.com) Concertgoers at this weekend’s Bayou Country Superfest in New Orleans can expect even more security after the terrorist attack at a concert in Manchester. Producer Quint Davis says safety is always the number one concern, and everyone should feel comfortable attending the event. “The...
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