State News

March 28, 2017 - 12:45 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans officials are planning to increase security at the city's long-closed Municipal Auditorium, which was heavily damaged during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Residents near the auditorium have long complained about squatters breaking into the building. The city, meanwhile,...
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March 27, 2017 - 6:50 pm
BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — The mother of a suspected kidnapper has been arrested after police said she aided his crimes. WLBT-TV ( http://bit.ly/2nurh0z ) reports Phyllis Boyd was arrested Monday, hours after police arrested her son, 31-year-old Derrick Antoine Boyd. A U.S. Marshal broke his leg while...
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March 27, 2017 - 6:18 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Dakota Access pipeline developer says it has oil place in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir and that the full pipeline will be in service soon. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners made the announcement in a court filing Monday. The move comes despite months of...
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March 27, 2017 - 4:59 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A group of 12 state attorneys general and one governor is urging a federal appeals court to allow Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries...
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March 27, 2017 - 4:58 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas county that has come under fire over so-called "sanctuary city" policies says rules about immigration enforcement are being followed despite new tough talk from the Trump administration. Travis County Sarah Eckhardt fired back Monday after U.S. Attorney General Jeff...
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March 27, 2017 - 4:56 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Fort Worth say federal immigration agents arrested 26 immigrants suspected of living in the country illegally as they reported for labor detail sentences for unrelated crimes. Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn tells KXAS-TV his office participated in...
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March 27, 2017 - 6:56 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Court records show a teenager has been convicted for breaking into a Louisiana State Police trooper's home. The Times-Picayune ( http://bit.ly/2o0QTnj ) reported Sunday that St. Charles Parish court records state 19-year-old Dillyn Austin pleaded guilty and will serve about 11...
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March 27, 2017 - 4:19 am
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — An Adams County man has been indicted for allegedly shooting into the residence of his housekeeper. The Natchez Democrat reports ( http://bit.ly/2nmKeRe ) 62-year-old Donald Lynn Lane was indicted Wednesday on charges of attempt to commit offense (murder) and shooting into a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2017 file photo, the moon rises over a destroyed neighborhood in the aftermath of a tornado that tore through the New Orleans East section of New Orleans. Forecasters are warning of severe storms as a powerful system moves across the central United States, the start of what could a turbulent stretch of spring weather over the next few days. The bull's-eye for some of the most fearsome weather _ including possible tornadoes, s over parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and east Texas on Friday, March 24 forecasters said. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
March 27, 2017 - 12:57 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Large hail and strong winds hit parts of Texas and Oklahoma as a storm system rolled through the Southern Plains. Heavy rains also occurred during Sunday's storms, and video from KWTV showed a funnel cloud near Ada, Oklahoma, about 70 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. Denton,...
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