Local News

March 30, 2017 - 13:03 pm
WWW.com Reporting Louisiana has the worst financial literacy in the nation, according to the personal finance website WalletHub. Analyst Jill Gonzales says the median credit score in the state is 654, which is verging on bad credit. She says only 28 percent of residents are setting aside money for...
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March 30, 2017 - 12:03 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Prosecutors and defense attorneys have agreed on an April 19 sentencing date for the New Orleans man convicted of killing former Saints star Will Smith last year. The sentencing date for Cardell Hayes was set Thursday in state Judge Camille Buras's courtroom. Smith was shot to...
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March 30, 2017 - 11:03 am
WWL.com Reporting For the first time since 2012, more people in Louisiana are optimistic about the future of the state, according to the 2017 Louisiana Survey. Director of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab Michael Henderson says 46% of residents believe the state is headed in the right direction...
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Dave Cohen
March 30, 2017 - 11:03 am
Local animal advocates are celebrating what they say is a kitty miracle. A kitten found lifeless in the Mississippi River more than a month ago is ready for a loving home. "A kitten’s will to survive is mightier than the Mighty Mississippi," Louisiana SPCA Communications Director Deepak Saini said...
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March 30, 2017 - 10:03 am
Rounds of heavy rain could leave standing water in some streets across Southeast Louisiana. "A big batch of heavy rain will continue to push east onto our area through the afternoon hours," WWL TV Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford said. "A few strong storms with heavy rain will be possible. Some...
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March 30, 2017 - 09:03 am
WWL.com Reporting More revenue is needed to repair Louisiana’s crumbling roads and decrepit bridges. That’s according to Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson, who says it’s been 30 years since the state has made any real investment in transportation. The transportation research group TRIP found 26...
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Dave Cohen
March 30, 2017 - 08:03 am
Classes are canceled today at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans after some social media threats were issued. School officials are working with the NOPD. Again no classes today at Newman after online threats. "Last night we learned that posted on social media was a threat of violence at our...
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March 30, 2017 - 08:03 am
(AP) Three inmates on Louisiana's death row say in a lawsuit they face inhumane isolation for 23 hours a day in cells "the size of an average of home bathroom." A class action filed Wednesday claims prison officials are violating the constitutional rights of death row prisoners at Louisiana State...
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March 30, 2017 - 07:03 am
A key component of Governor John Bel Edwards’ tax reform plan would impact businesses throughout the state. The proposed Commercial Activity Tax would levy a gross receipts tax on businesses with $1.5 million a year in sales or more, and it’s similar to a sales tax but paid by the seller instead of...
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