State

December 13, 2017 - 5:19 pm
(WWL.com) -- Governor John Bel Edwards spoke with House Republicans today about the state’s looming 1.1 billion dollar plus budget deficit. Edwards told conservative lawmakers he would like to close the budget gap by using the recommendations developed by a budget and tax task force. Governor John...
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December 13, 2017 - 12:26 pm
(WWL.com) The Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office says they’ve arrested and fired one of their deputies after he allegedly wrecked his patrol car while driving intoxicated early this morning. Commander Lonny Cavalier says authorities responded to calls of a vehicle in a ditch and it turned out to be...
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December 13, 2017 - 9:28 am
(AP) - Union Savings and Loan Association is acquiring Hibernia Bancorp Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Hibernia Bank, in a deal valued at $28.2 million. New Orleans CityBusiness reports Tuesday's announcement represents an all-cash transaction valued at $32 per share. The merger plans to...
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December 13, 2017 - 9:03 am
Louisiana’s original craft brewery Abita Brewing Company is helping to celebrate New Orleans’ Tricentennial next year with a new brew called Maison Blanc. Brewmaster Mark Wilson says the concept comes from the area’s long standing history with French culture and lifestyles. "We just came up with...
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December 12, 2017 - 6:39 pm
(AP) -- With fatal overdoses on the rise, police officers and prosecutors from agencies around Louisiana on Tuesday trained how to investigate opioid-related deaths and bring the cases to court. Attorney General Jeff Landry's office hosted the all-day education session in Baton Rouge, coordinating...
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Jim Hanzo
December 12, 2017 - 11:10 am
When it comes to feature films and TV shows filming in Louisiana and particular in the New Orleans area, Hollywood South is holding its own. The film industry showed during the last legislative session when the film industry sent a message to those they do business with, that Hollywood South is...
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December 11, 2017 - 9:12 pm
(WWL.com) Democrat Justin Dewitt of Baton Rouge has announced he plans to run against Republican Congressman Garret Graves next year. Dewitt was born in Sulphur and moved to Zachary, where he graduated from Zachary High School. He says he’s running because Graves does not represent the interests of...
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