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March 30, 2017 - 10:03 am
Rounds of heavy rain could leave standing water in some streets across Southeast Louisiana. "A big batch of heavy rain will continue to push east onto our area through the afternoon hours," WWL TV Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford said. "A few strong storms with heavy rain will be possible. Some...
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March 30, 2017 - 09:03 am
WWL.com Reporting More revenue is needed to repair Louisiana’s crumbling roads and decrepit bridges. That’s according to Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson, who says it’s been 30 years since the state has made any real investment in transportation. The transportation research group TRIP found 26...
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Dave Cohen
March 30, 2017 - 08:03 am
Classes are canceled today at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans after some social media threats were issued. School officials are working with the NOPD. Again no classes today at Newman after online threats. "Last night we learned that posted on social media was a threat of violence at our...
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March 30, 2017 - 08:03 am
(AP) Three inmates on Louisiana's death row say in a lawsuit they face inhumane isolation for 23 hours a day in cells "the size of an average of home bathroom." A class action filed Wednesday claims prison officials are violating the constitutional rights of death row prisoners at Louisiana State...
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March 30, 2017 - 07:03 am
A key component of Governor John Bel Edwards’ tax reform plan would impact businesses throughout the state. The proposed Commercial Activity Tax would levy a gross receipts tax on businesses with $1.5 million a year in sales or more, and it’s similar to a sales tax but paid by the seller instead of...
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Dave Cohen
March 30, 2017 - 06:03 am
The Northshore got a good blast of thunderstorms early this morning, but the line that looked to be sending showers to the Southshore fell apart. WWL TV Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford says commuters in Jefferson and Orleans may not see any rain on their way to work. "I'm not seeing much coming,"...
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Chris Miller
March 30, 2017 - 06:03 am
Around 8:00 tonight, Louisiana state troopers and St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputies will be running a DWI checkpoint -- a so-called "no refusal" checkpoint, where anyone arrested will give a breath test or blood sample, even if the cops have to get a court order to do it. Law...
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March 29, 2017 - 22:03 pm
(AP) Business leaders are expressing concern about Gov. John Bel Edwards' tax proposal and the increased costs it could add to companies. The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry issued a statement Wednesday reminding lawmakers and Edwards "that the Louisiana economy is in the midst of a...
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March 29, 2017 - 18:03 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Gov. John Bel Edwards lost his effort to delay submission of Louisiana's plan to redesign state education policies for public schools. The Board of Elementary and Education voted 7-4 Wednesday to send the outline to federal officials in April. They sided with Superintendent...
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