State News

Jim Hanzo
December 12, 2017 - 11:10 am
When it comes to feature films and TV shows filming in Louisiana and particular in the New Orleans area, Hollywood South is holding its own. The film industry showed during the last legislative session when the film industry sent a message to those they do business with, that Hollywood South is...
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December 11, 2017 - 9:12 pm
(WWL.com) Democrat Justin Dewitt of Baton Rouge has announced he plans to run against Republican Congressman Garret Graves next year. Dewitt was born in Sulphur and moved to Zachary, where he graduated from Zachary High School. He says he’s running because Graves does not represent the interests of...
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December 11, 2017 - 11:04 am
(AP) -- A Louisiana private investigator pleaded guilty on Monday to misusing Donald Trump's Social Security number in repeated attempts to access the candidate's federal tax information during the presidential campaign. Jordan Hamlett, 32, faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $...
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USA TODAY
December 11, 2017 - 9:08 am
(WWL.com) Multiple reports indicate fewer people are watching as much pro football than they used too. Baton Rouge-based Todd Agency owner Deborah Todd says it's not all about national anthem protests, she says viewer fatigue has also set in because of over saturation. "The NFL has put games on...
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Chris Miller
December 11, 2017 - 7:42 am
Gasoline prices are finally coming back down, after an unseasonable autumn run-up. This is the typical time of the year -- leading up to Christmas and New Year's -- when gasoline prices come down. "It's largely because we just see a decrease in the overall demand for gasoline," said Don Redman,...
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AP
December 11, 2017 - 6:41 am
(AP) — Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco is undergoing treatment for cancer in her liver, she announced Sunday, describing it as a “fight for my own life, one that will be difficult to win.” “I have begun a treatment program that hopefully, over time, will quell these cancer demons. No treatments have...
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December 10, 2017 - 5:02 pm
(AP) -- Louisiana residents displaced by the August 2016 flooding and living in mobile homes provided by the federal government can stay in them until May. But they'll have to start paying rent in March for the manufactured housing units. Louisiana's homeland security office says the Federal...
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December 09, 2017 - 10:59 am
(WWL.com) South Louisiana saw some snow Friday morning to the delight of residents. So how rare of an event is this? State Climatologist Barry Keim says, believe it or not, we actually see white flakes more often than hurricanes. But for it to span nearly the entire bottom half of the state is very...
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