State News

April 24, 2017 - 16:04 pm
(WWL.com ) -- The centerpiece of Governor John Bel Edwards plan to overhaul Louisiana's tax structure did not receive a warm reception from Republicans in the House Ways and Means committee. Franklin Representative Sam Jones says the Commercial Activity Tax would raise over 400-million dollars in...
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April 24, 2017 - 10:04 am
(AP) - A woman has been arrested after authorities say she stabbed a teenage boy during a heated argument in New Orleans. News outlets report 20-year-old Johanna Brown has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault in the stabbing of a 15-year-old boy Saturday. Authorities say at some point...
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Jim Hanzo
April 23, 2017 - 22:04 pm
A Northshore police detective was killed Sunday after he fell off a ladder. 64-year-old, Lt. Minton "Vaughn" Whitehead was trimming trees at a home off Tantela Ranch Road near Folsom when he fell about 20 feet. Whitehead was airlifted to a hospital where he later died. He had been with the...
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Jim Hanzo
April 23, 2017 - 20:04 pm
The group known as the Monumental Task Committee, that sued the City of New Orleans to prevent the removal of the Confederate monuments will hold a vigil at midnight at the Jefferson Davis statue in Mid-City. A plan to have the monuments removed is still being formulated by City Hall. A statement...
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April 23, 2017 - 12:04 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The LSU AgCenter is looking for some taste testers. The AgCenter's Sensory Services Lab helps companies conduct evaluations and product research before new food products go to market, and it's looking for people who would be willing to participate in the testing. Researchers...
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April 23, 2017 - 10:04 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A Louisiana criminal defense attorney has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for failing to pay approximately $1 million in income and employment taxes, including interest and penalties. The Justice Department said in a statement that 66-year-old Michael Thiel, of Baton Rouge...
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April 23, 2017 - 00:04 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Changes that Gov. John Bel Edwards made to his business tax plan in hopes of lessening criticism cut in half the estimate of what the tax will raise, making his budget-stabilizing tax package hundreds of millions of dollars short of what he wanted to generate. The Edwards...
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April 22, 2017 - 07:04 am
WWL.com Reporting A group opposing Governor John Bel Edwards tax plan has paid for a poll that shows a majority of Louisiana residents are concerned about the economy and oppose higher taxes on businesses. Truth in Politics Executive Director Kelli Bottgher says respondents listed jobs and the...
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April 22, 2017 - 06:04 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Payroll employment fell sharply in Louisiana in March, reversing a strong gain in February. At the same time, a separate survey showed the state's jobless rate fell to 5.7 percent from 5.8 percent in February. The unemployment rate was also below March 2016's level of 6.2 percent...
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