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July 19, 2017 - 10:53 pm
(AP) April Coleman and her four children are New Orleans natives, but they have no home here - not since she lost a hotel housekeeping job and her mother told them to leave. They ended up living in a car, then a shelter. Her prospects seemed grim until she got help from Grace at the Greenlight, a...
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USA TODAY
July 19, 2017 - 4:13 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana will spend nearly $277 million in federal cash it received after last year's floods to fortify communities against future disasters, mainly through drainage improvements and buyouts of flood-prone properties. Gov. John Bel...
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Chris Miller
July 19, 2017 - 3:24 pm
Crime in Jefferson Parish is at historically low levels. Sheriff Newell Normand says crime is down nearly ten percent in the first six months of 2017. "What is significant about that is that that is in comparison to 2016, which revealed the lowest crime rate-year in Jefferson Parish since 1974,"...
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Chris Miller
July 19, 2017 - 2:11 pm
An 84-year-old woman was choked to death Tuesday in a senior living center in Metairie, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says. "Officers were called to 4937 York St. 215 in Metairie around 7:55 in the evening, for what first appeared to be death by natural causes," said sheriff's office...
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July 19, 2017 - 1:14 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana is spending $277 million in federal cash received after last year's March and August floods to fortify communities against future disasters. Gov. John Bel Edwards is traveling the state to announce projects from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Plans include...
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July 19, 2017 - 12:54 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ New Orleans police are looking for robbery suspects who they say used a baby and reported a fake health issue to distract their victim in a French Quarter hotel elevator. WWL-TV reports that according to a statement from police, the victim was on the elevator with a woman and man...
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David Blake
July 19, 2017 - 12:46 pm
It's the biggest purchase most people will make in their lives, so why are so many people expressing regrets about buying a home? A survey conducted by the real estate website Trulia.com showed 44 percent of home buyers have regrets. The number one regret? That the house is too small. ''Some people...
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July 19, 2017 - 11:56 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards isn't endorsing the former state lawmaker he appointed to Louisiana's utility regulatory board in the election for the permanent position. The Democratic governor tapped Houma lawyer Damon Baldone, an ex-state House member, to fill a vacant seat on the...
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July 19, 2017 - 11:24 am
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) _ Community leaders along the Gulf Coast are pushing for a new passenger train route that would serve communities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The Gulf Coast Working Group is recommending that Congress consider two Amtrak routes; a New Orleans to Orlando,...
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