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Chris Miller
May 22, 2017 - 6:48 pm
The New Orleans Police Department says the body found dead in a trash can in Treme was stabbed to death. A garbage collection crew found the man's body stuffed inside a residential trash can and notified police around 9:30 this morning. "Homicide Detective Rob Barrere is in charge of the ongoing...
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May 22, 2017 - 5:26 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Purchases of off-road vehicles and airboats in Louisiana will continue to be tax-free on the first weekend of September. The House tax committee rejected a Senate-approved bill that would have scaled back Louisiana's sales tax holiday for hunting supplies. The proposal by...
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May 22, 2017 - 4:41 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana lawmakers are being asked Monday to add $368 million in federal funding to the health department budget to keep from running out of money for the state's Medicaid expansion, a move that would boost spending on a program Republicans criticize as growing too large...
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May 22, 2017 - 4:17 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- The Latest on comments made by a Mississippi lawmaker over the removal of Confederate monuments (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The mayor of New Orleans says a Mississippi lawmaker's remark about lynching shows the city was right "to tackle the issue of race head-on" by removing...
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May 22, 2017 - 3:22 pm
(AP) _ A Louisiana state utility regulator has been tapped to lead an energy oversight agency for President Donald Trump's administration. Scott Angelle, a member of Louisiana's Public Service Commission, has been named director of the U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Safety and Environmental...
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May 22, 2017 - 2:50 pm
A Mississippi lawmaker called for Louisiana leaders to be lynched after four confederate monuments were taken down in New Orleans. State representative Karl Oliver made the statement in a Facebook post that has since been deleted, saying the monuments were removed in a “Nazi-ish fashion.” Courtney...
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David Blake
May 22, 2017 - 12:28 pm
After meeting with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu this morning, Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says he's not confident but concerned about the future of the city's removed monuments. Even with an offer to reimburse the city for the removal expenses, Nungesser says the eventual costs could...
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Chris Miller
May 22, 2017 - 11:32 am
The New Orleans Police Department is investigating the discovery of a dead body in the 2100 block of St. Ann Street. A garbage collection crew found the body stuffed inside a residential trash can and notified police around 9:30 this morning. Police are treating the case as a homicide, although the...
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May 22, 2017 - 11:32 am
(AP) _ Tulane Health System has a new $1.1 million clinic for former pro athletes. A news release says its focus is supporting former athletes' health and safety both on and off the field. Former New Orleans Saint Jabari Greer is among people scheduled to speak at Monday's opening ceremony for the...
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May 22, 2017 - 9:30 am
(WWL.com) Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is hoping his office can take ownership of the four confederate monuments that were taken down in New Orleans. Nungesser is meeting with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu today to try and come to an agreement. He says this is a fight for Louisiana’s history and...
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