State News

April 20, 2018 - 3:54 pm
(WWL.com) - United States Senator John Kennedy is asking President Trump to put even higher tariffs on Chinese Crawfish and Shrimp. In a letter to the White House, Kennedy accused the Chinese of not trading fairly with the U S. "I'm not encouraging President Trump to start a trade war. The only way...
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April 20, 2018 - 2:16 pm
(WWL.com) The Senate Education committee moved a measure that allows public school teachers to pray with students. The bill would further existing law that allows school employees to volunteer to supervise voluntary student-initiated, student-led prayer. Bossier City Senator Ryan Gatti. “I’ll just...
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April 20, 2018 - 1:57 pm
(AP) _ Authorities in Baton Rouge have recovered and safely detonated a live grenade that was thrown into a house where a teenager was shot. Louisiana news outlets report that the incident happened Friday, shortly after 5 a.m. No suspects have been arrested. And it's unclear if the person who threw...
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April 20, 2018 - 10:19 am
(WWL.com) Brett Favre is stepping up to be the voice of a distracted driving campaign in Louisiana. The Hall of Fame Quarterback is featured in a new PSA speaking out against dangerous behavior behind the wheel that was responsible for the deaths of hundreds in 2016. Favre is using his NFL...
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Jim Hanzo
April 20, 2018 - 9:30 am
Prices at the pump are responding to the increased demand and higher oil prices. The price of crude has risen above 68 dollars a barrel the first time since 2015, which is great for people in the oil industry, but bad for customers at the pump. AAA's Don Redman calls it a mixed blessing for folks...
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Chris Miller
April 20, 2018 - 8:24 am
Today's date is 4-20, a term that has become symbolic for marijuana smokers. Legal marijuana in Louisiana? Don't count on it happening anytime soon, although the debate continues. The push for legalizing marijuana has grown loud enough that even some lawmakers are starting to pay attention, like...
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April 19, 2018 - 8:48 pm
(WWL.com) - The House narrowly passed a budget that would fund TOPS at 80% and maintain higher ed funding, but would implement deep cuts in healthcare funding, potentially ending public-private partnership hospitals that care for the poor. House Appropriations Chairman Republican Cameron Henry says...
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April 19, 2018 - 8:07 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Old-style, tall-masted sailing ships resembling vessels in a pirate movie eased up to the New Orleans riverfront Thursday as part of the city's 300th anniversary celebration. The billowing sails of one ship could be seen as it approached from a distance. But the vessels had...
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April 19, 2018 - 7:36 pm
MONROE, La. (AP) -- Five former corrections officers at a Louisiana prison have been indicted on charges they conspired to assault handcuffed inmates and submitted false reports on the incident. The former officers at the Richwood Correctional Center in Ouachita (WASH'-ih-tah) Parish were charged...
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April 19, 2018 - 4:42 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- With only two votes to spare, the Louisiana House on Thursday backed a $27 billion state operating budget for next year that would steeply reduce spending on health services for the poor, the elderly, and people with disabilities to compensate for expiring state taxes. The...
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