Local News

Jim Hanzo
April 23, 2017 - 22:04 pm
A Northshore police detective was killed Sunday after he fell off a ladder. 64-year-old, Lt. Minton "Vaughn" Whitehead was trimming trees at a home off Tantela Ranch Road near Folsom when he fell about 20 feet. Whitehead was airlifted to a hospital where he later died. He had been with the...
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Jim Hanzo
April 23, 2017 - 20:04 pm
The group known as the Monumental Task Committee, that sued the City of New Orleans to prevent the removal of the Confederate monuments will hold a vigil at midnight at the Jefferson Davis statue in Mid-City. A plan to have the monuments removed is still being formulated by City Hall. A statement...
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April 23, 2017 - 10:04 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A Louisiana criminal defense attorney has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for failing to pay approximately $1 million in income and employment taxes, including interest and penalties. The Justice Department said in a statement that 66-year-old Michael Thiel, of Baton Rouge...
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April 23, 2017 - 07:04 am
WWL.com Reporting U.S. Representative Mike Johnson believes members of the House are moving closer to agreeing on a bill that would overhaul healthcare in the country. Johnson says many Congressmen were frustrated with the previous legislation that was pulled at the last minute but he’s hopeful new...
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Chris Miller
April 22, 2017 - 16:04 pm
A 28-year-old Covington resident died when the motorcycle he was driving crashed on a highway near Abita Springs. Louisiana State Troopers determined Dwight Donnell Johnson was riding eastbound on LA 435 around 5:00 p.m. Friday when the crash occurred. "Physical evidence and witness statements...
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April 22, 2017 - 07:04 am
WWL.com Reporting A group opposing Governor John Bel Edwards tax plan has paid for a poll that shows a majority of Louisiana residents are concerned about the economy and oppose higher taxes on businesses. Truth in Politics Executive Director Kelli Bottgher says respondents listed jobs and the...
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April 22, 2017 - 06:04 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Payroll employment fell sharply in Louisiana in March, reversing a strong gain in February. At the same time, a separate survey showed the state's jobless rate fell to 5.7 percent from 5.8 percent in February. The unemployment rate was also below March 2016's level of 6.2 percent...
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April 22, 2017 - 06:04 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Changes that Gov. John Bel Edwards made to his business tax plan in hopes of lessening criticism have cut in half the estimate of what the tax will raise. That makes his budget-stabilizing tax package hundreds of millions of dollars short of what Edwards wanted to generate...
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April 22, 2017 - 06:04 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Louisiana is slated to receive 8.1 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help combat the opioid epidemic. News outlets report the grant is part of $485 million the federal government has set aside to help states with prevention, treatment and recovery...
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April 21, 2017 - 22:04 pm
Expect weekend traffic delays on Williams Blvd. and Veterans Blvd. as crews repair damage from a sink hole in Kenner. Here is the news release from the Department of Transportation and Development: Northbound LA-49 (Williams Blvd) at the Veterans Blvd intersection, alternating lane closures with...
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