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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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April 25, 2017 - 7:32 am
(WWL.com) Amid little lawmaker support, It’s expected a 30 second commercial from Governor John Bel Edwards promoting his budget plan will hit the airwaves this week. The governor is pushing a proposal to place a new tax on businesses while reducing individual income taxes. Political analyst Bernie...
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April 25, 2017 - 12:00 am
PAROLE REVOKED Killer's parole revoked: hearing notice sent to wrong state BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's parole board has revoked parole for a former soldier who admitted killing a woman in 1988, because a mailing mistake kept the victim's mother from getting a notice about Samuel Galbraith's...
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Dave Cohen
April 24, 2017 - 7:03 pm
Cops want help finding a burglar who dropped from the ceiling of a store. "NOPD is looking for a burglar caught on tape inside a store in the 2800 block of South Claiborne Avenue," according to a news release. The whole thing was caught on camera. "On April 17, 2017, at or about 12:40 a.m., an...
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April 24, 2017 - 6:53 pm
(AP) Republican lawmakers on the House tax committee Monday panned Gov. John Bel Edwards' main business tax proposal, bolstering expectations the tax will be rejected amid concerns it would chase away economic development in Louisiana. The concept of a tax on business sales - a gross receipts tax...
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Chris Miller
April 24, 2017 - 6:31 pm
The FBI is hoping pictures of a bank robber will help them identify and catch the suspect. The robbery happened this afternoon in the 400 block of Chartres Street in the French Quarter. "On Monday, April 24, 2017, at approximately 3:00 p.m., a lone white male entered the Whitney Bank, approached...
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Chris Miller
April 24, 2017 - 4:56 pm
The Monumental Task Committee, a volunteer group that helps preserve historic monuments throughout New Orleans, says the Landrieu administration's removal of the Liberty Monument shows the process is not transparent. "The Monumental Task Committee has opposed moving and removing monuments...
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April 24, 2017 - 4:21 pm
(WWL.com ) -- The centerpiece of Governor John Bel Edwards plan to overhaul Louisiana's tax structure did not receive a warm reception from Republicans in the House Ways and Means committee. Franklin Representative Sam Jones says the Commercial Activity Tax would raise over 400-million dollars in...
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Chris Miller
April 24, 2017 - 3:34 pm
The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a bank robbery in the French Quarter. According to an NOPD spokeswoman, the robbery happened at the Whitney Bank in the 400 block of Chartres Street. The FBI released a photo of the robber and is asking for the public's help in identifying and...
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