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April 28, 2017 - 2:55 pm
(WWL.com) Universities would be required to make an action plan to prevent unplanned teen pregnancies, under a proposal approved by the Senate Education Committee. New Orleans Senator Wesley Bishop spent decades working in higher education. He says he’s talked with many young women who dropped out...
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April 28, 2017 - 1:50 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A New Orleans city council member says he's preparing a resolution critical of the city's district attorney. Jason Williams is a frequent critic of District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro. In a Friday news release, Williams said his resolution will focus in part on a recent report by...
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Jim Hanzo
April 28, 2017 - 1:27 pm
The NOPD is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred today on Michoud Boulevard near the Interstate 10 East exit road. It happened around 7:20 a.m. Seventh District officers responded to a call of a male down in the area. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive unidentified adult male...
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April 28, 2017 - 11:57 am
(AP) _ Authorities say they have found the body of what appears to be a woman floating in a bayou near Donaldsonville. 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...
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Jim Hanzo
April 28, 2017 - 10:05 am
The first round of the NFL Draft is done. Round one in the NFL draft is history. The Saints made 2 selections. We talked to fans about cornerback Marshon Lattimore from Ohio State, and offensive lineman Ryan Ramcyck from Wisconsin. I personally didn't like the cornerback pick, but I did like the...
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Don Ames
April 28, 2017 - 8:47 am
After years of neglect, and the damage wrought by Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans' Lakefront seems to be surging back. Local real estate expert, Wade Ragas, says the Lakefront, from east of Elysian Fields as far east Little Woods, has long been an overlooked and underdeveloped asset. "There's only...
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Chris Miller
April 28, 2017 - 7:20 am
Jazz Fest is back, launching today at the New Orleans Fairgrounds. This year's festival features a lot of first-timers, from New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde to west coast rap titan Snoop Dogg. "Lorde has never been here. Meghan Trainor's never been here," said Jazz Fest producer Quint Davis. "...
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April 27, 2017 - 9:38 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana is repaying early the $370 million it borrowed this budget year to keep state agencies paying their bills on time. The early repayment will save the state $330,000 in interest costs. That's a minor amount in a multibillion-dollar budget, but officials said...
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The Advertiser-USA TODAY Sports
April 27, 2017 - 7:29 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Nearly a year after Baton Rouge police fatally shot a black man outside a convenience store, sparking widespread protests, Louisiana lawmakers are considering an increase in training requirements for officers. The unanimous passage of Rep. Ted James' bill by a House...
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