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July 22, 2017 - 10:31 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A case affecting funding for more than 30 Louisiana charter schools is set for arguments Sept. 5 before the state Supreme Court. Charter schools are tax-funded public schools operated by independent organizations under charters approved by state or local education officials. At...
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July 22, 2017 - 8:47 am
WWL.com Reporting New data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics shows Louisiana’s unemployment rate is at a three-year low at 5.5% The June employment report shows nonfarm jobs increased by nearly 21,000 over the last 12 months. Louisiana Workforce Commission Executive Director Ava Dejoie says...
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July 22, 2017 - 8:38 am
The Sewerage and Water Board says parts of the New Orleans Uptown area will experience low water pressure over the weekend while water line repairs are made. S&WB officials say water pressure is planned to drop in certain areas both Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The affected...
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July 21, 2017 - 8:02 pm
(AP) -- A Louisiana university has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle six complaints about its primate lab. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette does not admit any wrongdoing at its New Iberia Research Center under the settlement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Lab workers broke one...
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Chris Miller
July 21, 2017 - 3:41 pm
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of Nanette Krentel. The sheriff's office says an autopsy revealed her death was not caused by the fire that engulfed her Lacombe-area home. Krentel was the wife of St. Tammany Fire District 12 Chief Stephen Krentel. "The St. Tammany...
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July 21, 2017 - 3:30 pm
KENNER, La. (AP) _ Police say teenagers used a BB gun to try to rob a woman leaving the Treasure Chest Casino. Two boys aged 17 and 15 have been arrested on attempted armed robbery charges. Police have obtained a warrant for a 16-year-old boy also wanted in the holdup attempt outside the Kenner...
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Chris Miller
July 21, 2017 - 3:28 pm
West Nile virus season is here. New Orleans officials today announced mosquito samples collected in the city tested positive for the pathogen. At this time, no human cases have been reported. "While the majority of West Nile virus infections are asymptomatic, the virus can cause serious symptoms,...
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July 21, 2017 - 1:39 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A Louisiana congressman says the announcement of an agreement allowing rice exports to China is welcome news. Rice is a major crop in the Acadiana region represented by Clay Higgins. The first-term Republican congressman says the expanding market will be good for a crop that...
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July 21, 2017 - 1:19 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says anglers have caught about 655,600 pounds of red snapper off the Louisiana coast this summer, and will be able to go after the fish again this weekend. The state is more than halfway to its self-imposed limit. The...
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David Blake
July 21, 2017 - 1:06 pm
As they do several times a year, the city of New Orleans today launched another "move em' out and clean things up" operation under the Pontchartrain Expressway in hopes of making the areas more sanitary for the homeless. Every time they do these clean up sweeps, the homeless seem to be right back...
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