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April 27, 2017 - 3:14 pm
WWL.com Reporting The former Destrehan High School teacher who allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old student isn’t out of the woods yet. Shelley Dufrense was found not guilty of carnal knowledge of a juvenile in Jefferson Parish, but the victim’s family has a civil suit pending in St. Charles Parish...
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April 27, 2017 - 2:45 pm
HOUSTON (AP) _ British oil company BP has discovered 200 million barrels of oil in a hidden cache in the Gulf of Mexico thanks to advanced imaging of geological formations. The Houston Chronicle reports the oil reserve about 150 miles from New Orleans is potentially worth $2 billion in recoverable...
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April 27, 2017 - 11:45 am
(WWL.com) A bill to provide parole eligibility for juveniles convicted of murder has been approved by the state Senate. Baton Rouge Senator Dan Claitor says his proposal would bring Louisiana in line with a 2012 Supreme Court decision that prohibits juvenile offenders from receiving life sentences...
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April 27, 2017 - 8:57 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off its first weekend Friday with performances by native sons Harry Connick Jr., Aaron Neville and Kermit Ruffins whether or not the weather cooperates. The weekend forecast calls for cloudy skies on both the opening day and...
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April 27, 2017 - 8:42 am
(WWL.com) Two bills approved by the House Criminal Justice Committee seek to extend domestic violence protections to more Louisiana couples. One proposal by Harvey Representative Patrick Connick would include same sex couples in domestic abuse laws. Baton Rouge Representative Denise Marcelle...
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USA TODAY
Chris Miller
April 27, 2017 - 7:51 am
The PGA tour stops in New Orleans this weekend, offering something new at this year's Zurich Classic, while still raising money for children's charities in southeastern Louisiana. The classic has spiced it up a bit this year, going to a team play format. Six out of the top ten golfers in the world...
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April 27, 2017 - 7:17 am
(WWL.com) Louisiana’s roads, bridges and drinking water receives a D+ rating on the 2017 Report Card for Louisiana Infrastructure produced by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Executive Director of the Report Card project, Dr. Kam Movassaghi says the state’s infrastructure needs immediate...
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April 27, 2017 - 6:45 am
(WWL.com) Authorities in St. Landry Parish have arrested two Washington Elementary School teachers for allegedly bullying a student. Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says the received reports from a parent that 44-year-old Ann Shelvin would tell her 11-year-old student to fight her classmates or Shelvin would...
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