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Dave Cohen
March 28, 2017 - 22:03 pm
Cops in New Orleans have been cracking down on prostitution. "Since the New Year, the NOPD's Specialized Investigation Division (SID) Major Case Narcotics Section has arrested more than 30 subjects for prostitution throughout the city," police said in a news release. The Vice Squad teamed up with...
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Chris Miller
March 28, 2017 - 18:03 pm
State authorities are warning Louisiana drivers that more credit card "skimmers" are being found attached to gas pumps around the state. "Our inspectors seem to be finding one or two skimmers on a weekly basis," said Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain. The Agriculture Department is...
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March 28, 2017 - 17:03 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)-- The state's agriculture secretary says 15 credit card ``skimming'' devices have been found on gasoline pumps in different parts of the state in the past month. The devices are used by thieves to steal credit card information from motorists. Agriculture Secretary Mike Strain...
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March 28, 2017 - 16:03 pm
WWL.com reporting A measure has been filed for the upcoming legislative session that would increase cigarette taxes by 22-cents. Currently, the tax on a pack of cigarettes is $1.08 and the proposal would up that to $1.30 a pack. Author of the legislation, West Monroe Representative Frank Hoffman,...
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March 28, 2017 - 15:03 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Republican lawmakers on the House budget-writing committee are resisting suggestions that Louisiana's budget needs more money next year. Instead, they're suggesting they'll be looking for deeper cuts. The Appropriations Committee opened hearings Tuesday on Gov. John Bel...
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March 28, 2017 - 14:03 pm
WWL.com reporting A statewide survey finds a majority of Louisiana residents support higher taxes if the tax revenues go towards public schools, colleges, health care and roads. But Director of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab, Michael Henderson, says their poll doesn’t mean taxpayers are...
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March 28, 2017 - 13:03 pm
WWL.com Reporting... Most Louisianans oppose reducing the amount of the TOPS scholarship award to cut costs, according to a recent survey from LSU. State leaders have proposed several means of making TOPS more affordable, including limiting the amount each student receives. Michael Henderson with...
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Dave Cohen
March 28, 2017 - 13:03 pm
Republican Leaders today say they are more determined than before the get rid of Obamacare. A lawmaker from Louisiana is leading the charge. "The resolve of our conference to repeal and replace Obamacare has never been stronger," Rep. Steve Scalise of Metairie said. The Majority Whip insisted that...
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Jim Hanzo
March 28, 2017 - 13:03 pm
WWL.com Reporting A bill filed for the regular session seeks to protect Louisiana’s military monuments, including controversial confederate statues. Shreveport Representative Thomas Carmody authored the legislation that would prohibit state and local governments from removing, relocating, or...
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Dave Cohen
March 28, 2017 - 12:03 pm
New Orleans Police have arrested a man they say killed a new born baby. Jeffery Edward Coleman is behind bars on a charge of 2nd degree murder. His bond is set at $450,000. A news release said, "He is believed to have inflicted severe bodily harm to a 17 day old infant boy." Officers responded to...
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