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December 14, 2017 - 3:58 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE | Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana State Police leader Col. Kevin Reeves says spending policies have been reworked in response to a scathing audit publicly released Thursday that found Reeves' predecessor lived a lavish lifestyle financed by misused state tax...
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Chris Miller
December 14, 2017 - 1:58 pm
A federal grand jury today indicted jazz musician Irvin Mayfield on charges including money laundering, fraud, and conspiracy. The charges follow a series of investigations from WWL-TV on Mayfield, his position with the city's public libraries, and money directed towards a jazz orchestra he founded...
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SIPA USA
December 14, 2017 - 1:29 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- A video of a 16-year-old boy and his classmates erupting in joy when they learn he was accepted to Harvard University is drawing millions of views online. All the hard work was worth it. I got accepted to Harvard at 16!! ------ #Harvard #Harvard2022 pic.twitter.com/...
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December 14, 2017 - 11:52 am
(WWL.com) -- A grand jury meets for the first time today to begin the process of determining if ten LSU fraternity members should be charged in connection with Maxwell Gruver’s suspected hazing death. Loyola University Law Professor Dane Ciolino says this gives the accused individuals the chance to...
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Chris Miller
December 14, 2017 - 8:08 am
The Fed raised rates for the third time this year -- and it expects to do at least three more rate increases next year. Real estate analyst Wade Ragas doesn't like the sound of that. "I think any further increases next year would be inappropriate," said Ragas. Ragas says inflation is under control...
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USA TODAY
December 14, 2017 - 7:10 am
The Krewe of Orpheus is throwing a musical party in honor of New Orleans' tricentennial at the annual Orpheuscapade Gala. "New Orleans will have only one Tricentennial," Krewe of Orpheus Captain Sonny Borey. "We decided to honor our 300th birthday by throwing a party that is any music-lover’s dream...
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December 14, 2017 - 6:21 am
(AP) -- A federal judge says state criminal court judges in New Orleans have a conflict of interest because they rely on fines and fees for court funding - raising legitimate concerns over whether the court's financial needs might affect decisions on whether low-income defendants are able to pay. U...
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USA TODAY
December 13, 2017 - 10:00 pm
(AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had 26 points and 13 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Milwaukee Bucks 115-108 on Wednesday night. The Pelicans turned the ball over 21 times, with nine committed by Cousins, but the mercurial All-Star center came through in the clutch with a couple of soaring...
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