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April 29, 2017 - 5:47 pm
(AP) _ A state of emergency has been declared for Grand Isle as a levee protecting the barrier island washes away. Jefferson Parish leaders say they're trying to find a way to make repairs before the June 1 start of hurricane season. It's reported that continued winds and storms have beat on a half...
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Jim Hanzo
April 29, 2017 - 4:31 pm
Search teams from the St Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Coast Guard are currently searching for a teenage boy who is missing after he jumped into Lake Ponchartrain from the fishing pier at Sunset Point. The teen was reportedly trying to recover his hat that had been blown off by...
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USA TODAY
April 29, 2017 - 3:29 pm
(AP) _ Louisiana's corrections department is getting $1.5 million in federal funds to cover costs related to last summer's historic flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said in a statement Friday that the funding will reimburse the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections for...
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April 29, 2017 - 9:15 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival enters its second day with performances by Maroon 5, Usher and Alabama Shakes. Maroon 5, which last performed at Jazz Fest in 2013, will close out the Acura Stage on Saturday. The band has some New Orleans ties: their keyboardist PJ...
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April 29, 2017 - 6:19 am
DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) _ The body of a woman found floating in a bayou near Donaldsonville has been identified. Media outlets report Ascension Parish Sheriff's Chief Deputy Bobby Webre says a truck driving over a bridge between La. 308 and La. 1 spotted the body floating in Bayou Lafourche on...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he answers a question from a members of the the media after signing an Executive Order in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 28, 2017. The Executive Order directs the Interior Department to begin review of restrictive drilling policies for the outer-continental shelf. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 29, 2017 - 2:12 am
President Donald Trump's executive order seeking to find new ocean expanses in the Atlantic and the Arctic for offshore drilling isn't likely to reach its goals anytime soon, but instead will kick off a yearslong review and legal battle. Trump signed the order Friday aimed at dismantling a key part...
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April 28, 2017 - 7:29 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The New Orleans Police Department has added 28 new recruits to its ranks. They graduated Friday from the city's police training academy. The New Orleans Advocate reports that the recruits took their oath of office following a ceremony that featured Police Superintendent Michael...
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Chris Miller
April 28, 2017 - 5:45 pm
First NBC Bank is no more. Banking regulators placed First NBC under the control of Whitney Bank. The FDIC says account holders will be able to access their deposits tomorrow at branches that normally have Saturday hours, and all other branches Monday, according to the Louisiana Office of Financial...
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April 28, 2017 - 5:13 pm
WWL.com Reporting Saturday is an election day in Louisiana. Voters in 46 parishes will be deciding on vacancies in the state House, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal and a number of other offices and issues. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says there is also a big Senate race. "District 6, which is...
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