State News

August 17, 2017 - 9:07 pm
Tropical Storm Harvey formed Thursday afternoon and is moving towards the Caribbean Sea. Tropical Storm warnings are up for many of the islands. It should continue on a westward track towards central America. The storm should stay well to our south, perhaps affecting the Yucatan Peninsula. Itmay...
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August 17, 2017 - 4:40 pm
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) _ Shops and government offices are closing early in Barbados and flights have been canceled as Tropical Storm Harvey approaches the eastern Caribbean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Harvey had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) on Thursday as it...
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August 17, 2017 - 4:19 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ If Louisiana's income projections come up short this year, safety-net hospitals, public colleges and local sheriffs housing state prisoners could take cuts. Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration presented its first ideas for up to $60 million in cuts it would suggest if...
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August 17, 2017 - 4:14 pm
WWL.com Reporting Budget talks are ongoing among legislative and business leaders in the state. Governor John Bel Edwards has met with business owners around the state, as well as House Speaker Taylor Barras, to find a way to fill a $1.1 billion budget gap when temporary taxes expire next year. He...
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August 17, 2017 - 3:58 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ A Louisiana State Police trooper has been suspended 14 weeks without pay for his role in a fatal crash. The disciplinary action comes about four months after a grand jury declined to charge the trooper, Christopher R. Kelley, with negligent homicide in the death of 64-year-...
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August 17, 2017 - 12:21 pm
(WWL.com) State Police say a 2-year-old pedestrian was run over and killed in Tangipahoa Parish last night. They say a preliminary investigation found that little Kaleb Dyson was standing with a large group of choir members from the Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist Church when he ran into the road...
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August 17, 2017 - 9:16 am
(Michelle Southern reporting) Tom Benson’s Dixie Beer is entering new markets all across the Gulf South area, and now residents in Lafayette and Baton Rouge will be able to enjoy Louisiana’s iconic brew. Ben Hales is the Senior Vice President of the Saints and Pelicans and is helping Benson oversee...
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USA TODAY
August 17, 2017 - 7:16 am
(WWL.com) During his monthly call-in radio show, Governor John Bel Edwards expressed his disappointment that former-KKK leader and state representative David Duke is once again making national headlines. He says he doesn’t want Louisiana to be colored by that bigotry because Duke does not represent...
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AP
August 16, 2017 - 9:35 pm
(WWL.com) During his monthly call-in radio show, Governor John Bel Edwards expressed his disappointment that former-KKK leader and state representative David Duke is once again making national headlines. He says he doesn’t want Louisiana to be colored by that bigotry because Duke does not represent...
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