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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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April 26, 2017 - 9:30 pm
(WWL.com) The House Education Committee advances a measure that would ban corporal punishment of any kind in public schools. House Bill 497 is by Shreveport Representative Barbara Norton who says there is no proof that spanking a student has actually worked at changing behavior. "In the study that...
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April 26, 2017 - 6:44 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A federal judge has struck down a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have permission to admit patients to a nearby hospital, citing a U.S. Supreme Court decision against a similar Texas law. U.S. District Judge John deGravelles ruled Wednesday in Baton...
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April 26, 2017 - 3:21 pm
A bill that would ban so-called sanctuary city policies barely passed out the House Criminal Justice Committee. Chairman Sherman Mack broke a 7-7 tie by casting the final "yes" vote. Denham Springs Representative Valarie Hodges says her measure isn’t about discrimination, but putting America first...
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