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April 25, 2017 - 6:19 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana's contract with disaster recovery firm IEM to administer a homeowner flood aid program is estimated to cost $227 million. The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report says the state has completed its deal with IEM to manage the $1.3 billion program to assist homeowners...
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April 25, 2017 - 3:18 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A U.S. judge today blocked President Donald Trump's order to cut off funding to cities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities. New Orleans is among the cities the Trump administration has accused of limiting cooperation. U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued...
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April 25, 2017 - 2:18 pm
(WWL.com) -- The centerpiece to Governor John Bel Edwards’ tax plan fails to receive support from the House Ways and Means Committee and the legislative sponsor for the bill has decided not to move forward with the legislation. Franklin Representative Sam Jones says the governor’s Commercial...
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April 25, 2017 - 2:18 pm
On a 6 to 1 vote, a Senate Judiciary committee approves a proposal to abolish the death penalty in Louisiana. The bill by Baton Rouge Senator Dan Claitor would eliminate the death penalty for capital murder and aggravated rape cases after July 31. Bishop Shelton Fabre of the Diocese of Houma-...
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April 25, 2017 - 11:44 am
(WWL.com) Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is not happy the Liberty Place monument in New Orleans was taken down under the cover of night. The monument commemorated a group of white supremacists who fought against the racially integrated police force in 1874. Nungesser says the monuments should stay in...
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April 25, 2017 - 11:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayors of several cities say they are still grappling with what it means to be defined as a so-called sanctuary community. The mayors say the legal definition of that term became clearer after meeting Tuesday with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. But they are still struggling...
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April 25, 2017 - 11:14 am
PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) -- Imagine the surprise of a man who lost everything to Hurricane Katrina, and nearly 12 years later learned his class ring had been found. Chris Logan of Oxford, Alabama, lived in Pass Christian in 2005. He was flabbergasted when he got a recent phone call about his...
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Jim Hanzo
April 25, 2017 - 9:39 am
Drinking diet soda everyday could put you at risk for stroke or dementia according to a study done in Boston. Diet soda drinks put a person at risk of developing dementia and stroke compared to those who drank the diet drinks once a week, according to Dr. Benjamin Springgate, Associate Professor of...
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April 25, 2017 - 8:31 am
(WWL.com) A bill that would eliminate the death penalty in Louisiana goes before a Senate Committee today. Baton Rouge Senator Dan Claitor says this would end the death penalty for first degree murder and rape offenses committed after July 31st. He says given the state’s massive budget problems,...
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