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October 18, 2017 - 1:21 pm
PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) _ A Louisiana parish has adopted an ordinance prohibiting flag desecration. Iberville Paris Council Chairman Matt Jewell told The Advocate before Tuesday's meeting that the measure was symbolic and pre-emptive, and not sparked by any local incidents. The desecration of the...
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Jim Hanzo
October 18, 2017 - 11:54 am
New Orleans popular Oak Street Po-Boy Fest has been postponed for this Sunday because of the threat of inclimate weather. The one day event is being moved to November 12. The announcement was made this morning on social media. Sunday has an 80 percent rain chance, even some possible storms that...
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Chris Miller
October 18, 2017 - 9:25 am
Two years from now, Louisiana voters will likely be gearing up for a gubernatorial runoff election. GOP Chairman Roger Villere says they plan to go after current Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards in a big away. Villere says Edwards does not share many of the conservative beliefs of Louisiana...
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October 18, 2017 - 6:22 am
(AP) — A suspected serial killer was arrested in Louisiana last week after he called a sheriff’s office and claimed responsibility for a string of shootings that killed three men and wounded a fourth, according to a law enforcement official. Ryan Sharpe, 36, wasn’t a suspect in the shootings until...
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October 17, 2017 - 11:38 am
(WWL.com) -- Louisiana is once again tops for murders in the country. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program says the states murder rate was 11.8 per 100,000 persons, with 554 homicides in 2016. New Orleans based Crime analyst Jeff Asher says this trend has gone on for some time. "Louisiana has...
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Photo by Kelly Cohen
October 17, 2017 - 6:16 am
(AP) — Louisiana State University has launched a new fundraising campaign aimed at helping students’ efforts to save the school’s mascot — the tiger — in the wild. The campaign is tied to university participation in the U.S. Tiger University Consortium. The consortium includes LSU, Auburn...
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