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Chris Miller
September 19, 2017 - 2:36 pm
John Fortunato, who for decades served as public information officer for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, now wants to lead the organization. Video of John Fortunato will run for Sheriff in Jefferson Parish Fortunato today announced his retirement from the sheriff's office and his intention...
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David Blake
September 19, 2017 - 1:03 pm
It's likely to be a while before authorities make a decision in the possible hazing related death of LSU freshman Maxwell Gruver. Loyola University School of Law Professor Dane Ciolino says there could be a number of legal snags should charges be pressed against the fraternity and its members. Is...
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September 19, 2017 - 12:58 pm
(WWL.com) The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has received a grant to increase the number of child welfare workers. DCFS Secretary Marketa Garner Walters says her staff has decreased by 600 employees over the last 10 years and this is an opportunity to address the high turnover...
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USA TODAY
September 19, 2017 - 11:59 am
11:40 a.m. A law enforcement official says a copy of an Adolf Hitler speech was found at the home of white man accused of killing two black men and firing on a black family. The official spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing...
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September 19, 2017 - 10:33 am
(AP) - A Louisiana man is charged with aggravated assault after deputies say he wielded a golf club while chasing two people who were reading water meters. The News-Star reports that both meter readers said 53-year-old Tommy J. Bouwell of Bawcomville appeared to be intoxicated. They told officers...
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September 19, 2017 - 9:11 am
(WWL.com) LSU has taken the final step in the medical marijuana contract process, which means patients with debilitating conditions could have the drug in their hands some time next year. LSU vice president for Agriculture Dr. Bill Richardson says the agreement with the cannabis company GB Sciences...
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Chris Miller
September 18, 2017 - 4:21 pm
State environmental regulators have ordered a halt to the city of New Orleans catch basin cleaning over concerns about where the contractor is dumping the material it is sucking out of the drains, according to a report from WWL-TV. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, according to the...
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