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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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April 26, 2017 - 12:19 pm
(WWL.com) -- The House Health and Welfare Committee advances a bill that would limit first-time opioid prescriptions in Louisiana, in the hopes of addressing a growing opioid epidemic. Former Assistant Secretary of Health, Dr. Karen DeSalvo testified in support of the bill. She says across the...
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Chris Miller
April 26, 2017 - 11:42 am
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office this afternoon will release more details in the arrest of a man thought to have murdered a young mother in Terrytown. Irwin Colon was booked on a charge of second-degree murder. Monday morning, the sound of a crying child coming from Yaharia Gonzalez's...
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Chris Miller
April 26, 2017 - 11:09 am
We're almost to the end of stinging caterpillar season, and it appears not to have been as bad this year. Zack Lemann, Curator of Animal Collections at the Audubon Insectarium, doesn't keep an official caterpillar count, but he says he has a pretty good idea. "I can only tell you anecdotally, as...
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