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April 29, 2017 - 3:29 pm
(AP) _ Louisiana's corrections department is getting $1.5 million in federal funds to cover costs related to last summer's historic flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said in a statement Friday that the funding will reimburse the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections for...
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April 29, 2017 - 9:15 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival enters its second day with performances by Maroon 5, Usher and Alabama Shakes. Maroon 5, which last performed at Jazz Fest in 2013, will close out the Acura Stage on Saturday. The band has some New Orleans ties: their keyboardist PJ...
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April 29, 2017 - 6:19 am
DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) _ The body of a woman found floating in a bayou near Donaldsonville has been identified. 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 on...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he answers a question from a members of the the media after signing an Executive Order in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 28, 2017. The Executive Order directs the Interior Department to begin review of restrictive drilling policies for the outer-continental shelf. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 29, 2017 - 2:12 am
President Donald Trump's executive order seeking to find new ocean expanses in the Atlantic and the Arctic for offshore drilling isn't likely to reach its goals anytime soon, but instead will kick off a yearslong review and legal battle. Trump signed the order Friday aimed at dismantling a key part...
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April 28, 2017 - 7:29 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The New Orleans Police Department has added 28 new recruits to its ranks. They graduated Friday from the city's police training academy. The New Orleans Advocate reports that the recruits took their oath of office following a ceremony that featured Police Superintendent Michael...
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Chris Miller
April 28, 2017 - 5:45 pm
First NBC Bank is no more. Banking regulators placed First NBC under the control of Whitney Bank. The FDIC says account holders will be able to access their deposits tomorrow at branches that normally have Saturday hours, and all other branches Monday, according to the Louisiana Office of Financial...
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April 28, 2017 - 5:13 pm
WWL.com Reporting Saturday is an election day in Louisiana. Voters in 46 parishes will be deciding on vacancies in the state House, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal and a number of other offices and issues. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says there is also a big Senate race. "District 6, which is...
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David Blake
April 28, 2017 - 4:25 pm
President Trump has signed an executive order that could ultimately lead to an expansion of offshore oil and gas drilling in waters that are now off limits under federal rules. Louisiana officials are still gauging what this might mean for business in the Gulf of Mexico as there are areas that were...
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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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