State News

May 22, 2017 - 5:26 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Purchases of off-road vehicles and airboats in Louisiana will continue to be tax-free on the first weekend of September. The House tax committee rejected a Senate-approved bill that would have scaled back Louisiana's sales tax holiday for hunting supplies. The proposal by...
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May 22, 2017 - 4:41 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana lawmakers are being asked Monday to add $368 million in federal funding to the health department budget to keep from running out of money for the state's Medicaid expansion, a move that would boost spending on a program Republicans criticize as growing too large...
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May 22, 2017 - 3:22 pm
(AP) _ A Louisiana state utility regulator has been tapped to lead an energy oversight agency for President Donald Trump's administration. Scott Angelle, a member of Louisiana's Public Service Commission, has been named director of the U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Safety and Environmental...
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May 22, 2017 - 2:50 pm
A Mississippi lawmaker called for Louisiana leaders to be lynched after four confederate monuments were taken down in New Orleans. State representative Karl Oliver made the statement in a Facebook post that has since been deleted, saying the monuments were removed in a “Nazi-ish fashion.” Courtney...
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May 22, 2017 - 11:32 am
(AP) _ Tulane Health System has a new $1.1 million clinic for former pro athletes. A news release says its focus is supporting former athletes' health and safety both on and off the field. Former New Orleans Saint Jabari Greer is among people scheduled to speak at Monday's opening ceremony for the...
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May 22, 2017 - 9:30 am
(WWL.com) Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is hoping his office can take ownership of the four confederate monuments that were taken down in New Orleans. Nungesser is meeting with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu today to try and come to an agreement. He says this is a fight for Louisiana’s history and...
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Jim Hanzo
May 22, 2017 - 8:43 am
There are over 90 Dave & Buster's Restaurant across the country but it's New Orleans first and it opens today at 11 am. This Dave & Buster's should do quite well because of it's great location at Loyola and Poydras. It's on the 6th floor with parking below, according to Kurt Weigle,...
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May 22, 2017 - 7:59 am
(WWL.com) The Click It or Ticket campaign kicks off today in Louisiana. State Police Sgt. Jared Sandifer says during this wave of enforcement, drivers can expect to see more officers on the road making sure that everyone is buckled up. “People might start seeing seatbelt checkpoints pop up, and it’...
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Jim Hanzo
May 21, 2017 - 8:10 pm
More rain expected for Monday and Tuesday In fact, the rain chances will continue for tonight, into Monday and Tuesday. It may slack up overnight. "Lots of moisture is streaming in," said WWL-TV meteorologist Alexandra Cranford. "A flash flood from tomorrow morning until Tuesday evening for maybe...
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