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Jim Hanzo
March 29, 2017 - 09:03 am
AP Reporting Gov. John Bel Edwards and Superintendent of Education John White are at odds over how to redesign Louisiana education policies to comply with a federal education law. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has been placed in the middle of that dispute and will decide Wednesday...
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Jim Hanzo
March 29, 2017 - 08:03 am
WWL.com reporting Louisiana is seeing an uptick in skimming devices at gas pumps. That’s according to Ag Commissioner Mike Strain, who heads the Weights and Measures division. Strain says his inspectors are finding one or two skimmers a week, and more consumers are alerting his office to help track...
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Chris Miller
March 29, 2017 - 07:03 am
The job arrow in Louisiana has actually been pointing up in recent months. According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, it's the first considerable gains they've seen in over a year. New Orleans has gained 1,500 jobs over the year. The state as a whole gained 5,700. Unemployment for the state...
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Dave Cohen
March 29, 2017 - 06:03 am
A new report out today says the roads in Louisiana are costing drivers big bucks. "Driving on deficient roads cost Louisiana motorists a total of $6.5 billion annually," according to a news release from the national transportation research group TRIP. It says bad streets and highways cause drivers...
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Dave Cohen
March 29, 2017 - 06:03 am
Another round of severe weather is approaching the state of Louisiana. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the risk of tornadoes, hail and damaging winds will move from the northeastern part of this state this afternoon, down into southeast Louisiana on Thursday. “There is also the potential for...
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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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