State News

February 23, 2018 - 12:14 pm
(AP) _ Planned Parenthood wants a federal judge to force Louisiana's health department to allow its New Orleans clinic to perform abortions. The organization says in a lawsuit filed Friday that Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration, through the Louisiana health department, has put up...
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February 23, 2018 - 10:53 am
There are some big Louisiana Lottery winners that haven’t claimed their prizes, which are in some cases at least 50-thousand-dollars. Lottery spokesperson Kim Chopin says they are seeking a winner who matched four of the five white ball numbers on September 2nd. Their ticket is about to expire. "It...
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February 23, 2018 - 8:51 am
Chalmette Representative Raymond Garafalo will reintroduce a bill in the regular session that would allow school educators to carry weapons on campus if they have proper training. Garafalo first suggested the idea in 2014, but it was shot down by House Criminal Justice committee. In the wake of...
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February 22, 2018 - 7:37 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana's special session careened further off course Thursday, with nearly every major bill stalled, including tax proposals to close the state's budget gap and legislation House Republican leaders want in exchange for tax votes. The inaction raised questions about...
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Chris Miller
February 22, 2018 - 9:45 am
After a brief run-up in January, the price of gas is starting to ease. "I think they're on the way down. We're seeing a similar decrease throughout the country right now," said Mike Right with AAA. Right said it was crude oil prices, going north of $65 a barrel last month, that drove up the price...
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February 22, 2018 - 6:35 am
(AP) -- Efforts to broker a tax compromise in the Louisiana Legislature faltered Wednesday, with lawmakers unable to cobble together the votes to move any major tax bills and disagreements threatening to crater the special session without addressing the budget gap. The House Ways and Means...
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February 21, 2018 - 9:36 pm
(AP) -- A federal judge Wednesday ordered the state of Louisiana to pay more than $150,000 in fees and costs to attorneys for a man who successfully challenged a law that prevented him and other foreign-born U.S. citizens from getting married. U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle's order comes more...
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