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Chris Miller
July 20, 2017 - 3:15 pm
A federal grand jury is accusing Craig Taffaro, former Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy, of tax evasion and filing a false tax return, according to an indictment issued today. According to the indictment, "Taffaro willfully attempted to evade tax due and owing by, among other things,...
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Chris Miller
July 20, 2017 - 1:51 pm
The Jefferson Parish coroner says 84-year-old Pauline Ballon, the woman found dead in her retirement community home, died of natural causes after all. "Myself and a team of pathologists have determined that Mrs. Ballon's death, with it's very unusual circumstances and physical findings is going to...
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July 20, 2017 - 1:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she has spoken with Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice more than a month ago, and "he sounded wonderful." Pelosi began her weekly news conference on Thursday by discussing the news...
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July 20, 2017 - 12:51 pm
State Superintendent of Education John White could be on his way out the door as he was not reconfirmed by the Senate in this year’s legislative session. Governor John Bel Edwards said on his radio call in show that confirmation is a legal requirement for White to keep his job. But White says, “I’m...
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July 20, 2017 - 10:12 am
Governor John Bel Edwards is pleased with job growth and creation in the Bayou State. On his monthly radio call in show, the governor said several sectors of the economy are improving, especially health care thanks to expansion of the Medicaid program. “We’ve never employed more people in Louisiana...
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July 19, 2017 - 10:53 pm
(AP) April Coleman and her four children are New Orleans natives, but they have no home here - not since she lost a hotel housekeeping job and her mother told them to leave. They ended up living in a car, then a shelter. Her prospects seemed grim until she got help from Grace at the Greenlight, a...
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USA TODAY
July 19, 2017 - 4:13 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana will spend nearly $277 million in federal cash it received after last year's floods to fortify communities against future disasters, mainly through drainage improvements and buyouts of flood-prone properties. Gov. John Bel...
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