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March 29, 2017 - 15:03 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Gov. John Bel Edwards is pushing significant changes that would shift more of the state tax burden to businesses, lessen sales taxes and raise hundreds of millions for next year's budget. The tax package unveiled Wednesday would replace $1.3 million in temporary taxes set...
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Chris Miller
March 29, 2017 - 14:03 pm
Follow @ChrisMillerWWL Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Department officials are reminding drivers to lock their doors. Burglary detectives are investigating a number of vehicle break-ins. Col. John Fortunato with the sheriff's office says the burglaries "occurred throughout the Metairie area beginning...
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March 29, 2017 - 13:03 pm
WWL.com reporting St. Tammany District Attorney Warren Montgomery wants bond revoked or at least raised for Olivia Matte, the suspect in a deadly crash on the Causeway bridge last week, WWL-TV reports. Police arrested Matte, 27, on suspicion of DWI and vehicular homicide after the Thursday morning...
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Dave Cohen
March 29, 2017 - 12:03 pm
After more unusually warm weather, some strong storms are on the horizon for Southeast Louisiana. "We will have another warm day with some record highs possible," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum forecasts. "Highs will be in the mid 80s. The record high for today is 83° set back in 2012, and we...
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David Blake
March 29, 2017 - 12:03 pm
The city of Slidell is forging ahead with its plan to force panhandlers to get a permit from police before they can beg in the streets. Tuesday night, the council voted 9-0 for a revised ordinance which basically removed a 48 hour waiting period. ACLU-Louisiana Executive Director Marjorie Esman is...
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Jim Hanzo
March 29, 2017 - 10:03 am
AP Reporting Police say a woman and man are facing multiple charges after marijuana was found on her 10-year-old daughter during a traffic stop in northeastern Louisiana. A Louisiana State Police statement says 36-year-old Claire Anne Jones and 23-year-old Terrance Reed were arrested Monday. A...
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Jim Hanzo
March 29, 2017 - 09:03 am
AP Reporting Gov. John Bel Edwards and Superintendent of Education John White are at odds over how to redesign Louisiana education policies to comply with a federal education law. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has been placed in the middle of that dispute and will decide Wednesday...
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Jim Hanzo
March 29, 2017 - 08:03 am
WWL.com reporting Louisiana is seeing an uptick in skimming devices at gas pumps. That’s according to Ag Commissioner Mike Strain, who heads the Weights and Measures division. Strain says his inspectors are finding one or two skimmers a week, and more consumers are alerting his office to help track...
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Chris Miller
March 29, 2017 - 07:03 am
The job arrow in Louisiana has actually been pointing up in recent months. According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, it's the first considerable gains they've seen in over a year. New Orleans has gained 1,500 jobs over the year. The state as a whole gained 5,700. Unemployment for the state...
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