State News

October 20, 2017 - 3:03 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana State University is reinstating a ban on alcohol at fraternity and sorority events more than a month after the death of a student in an alleged hazing incident. LSU President F. King Alexander said in a letter dated Thursday that some students haven't ``absorbed...
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USA TODAY Sports
October 20, 2017 - 11:49 am
(WWL.com) Coming off of two wins, LSU fans are excited to travel to Oxford, Mississippi to watch the Tigers take on the Rebels. LSU Alumni Association Senior Director of Alumni Engagement Sally Stiel says they have a sold out trip and are already on the road where they will stay at a casino hotel...
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October 20, 2017 - 9:28 am
(AP) - The Coast Guard says the amount of oil discharged into the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana's coast last weekend is substantially higher than initial estimates. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says oil spewed out of an underwater fractured pipe Saturday in the Gulf of Mexico...
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October 19, 2017 - 1:16 pm
(WWL.com) NOAA released their winter outlook saying La Nina will dictate a warmer and drier winter in Louisiana for a second year in a row, moving winter weather away from the southeastern U.S. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the weather could be setting up for a repeat of 2011. "The Midwest...
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October 19, 2017 - 10:30 am
(AP) - Louisiana's Supreme Court says a former police officer caught in the bedroom of a teenage girl in 2014 can be convicted of malfeasance in office and attempted carnal knowledge of a juvenile - even though both convictions were related to the same incident. The court's Wednesday ruling was...
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October 19, 2017 - 6:22 am
(AP) — A Louisiana parish has adopted an ordinance prohibiting flag desecration. Iberville Paris Council Chairman Matt Jewell said that the measure was symbolic and pre-emptive, and not sparked by any local incidents. The desecration of the American, state or parish flag carries a $1,000 fine and/...
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October 18, 2017 - 5:19 pm
(WWL.com) -- Voter turnout for Louisiana's statewide elections has been on a decline for the last 30 years, LSU political communication professor Mike Henderson finds. According to Henderson, 54 percent of the eligible voters voted for governor in 1983. In 2015, the voter turnout was down to 33...
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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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