State News

Jim Hanzo
May 22, 2017 - 8:43 am
There are over 90 Dave & Buster's Restaurant across the country but it's New Orleans first and it opens today at 11 am. This Dave & Buster's should do quite well because of it's great location at Loyola and Poydras. It's on the 6th floor with parking below, according to Kurt Weigle,...
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May 22, 2017 - 7:59 am
(WWL.com) The Click It or Ticket campaign kicks off today in Louisiana. State Police Sgt. Jared Sandifer says during this wave of enforcement, drivers can expect to see more officers on the road making sure that everyone is buckled up. “People might start seeing seatbelt checkpoints pop up, and it’...
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Jim Hanzo
May 21, 2017 - 8:10 pm
More rain expected for Monday and Tuesday In fact, the rain chances will continue for tonight, into Monday and Tuesday. It may slack up overnight. "Lots of moisture is streaming in," said WWL-TV meteorologist Alexandra Cranford. "A flash flood from tomorrow morning until Tuesday evening for maybe...
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May 21, 2017 - 6:32 pm
(WWL.com) The peach harvest is extremely slim this year thanks to a warm winter. Owner of Mitcham Farms in Ruston, Joe Mitcham, says the crop needs a lot of cold hours, temperatures under 45 degrees for a majority of the winter in order for the fruit to properly develop. “Normally, most of the...
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May 20, 2017 - 10:57 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Louisiana's unemployment rate ticked back up to 5.8 percent in April from 5.7 percent in March, as more people entered the labor force than could find jobs. The jobless rate remained below last April's 6.2 percent. A total of 123,000 Louisianans were jobless, up 3,000 from March...
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May 20, 2017 - 10:39 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Attorney General Jeff Landry's office has negotiated a $1 million drug company settlement that he says will make an opioid overdose treatment available for free to first responders around Louisiana. Single doses of the overdose antidote naloxone will be provided to first...
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May 20, 2017 - 7:28 am
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says the arrest of a Mississippi fugitive has led to the seizure of more than $68,000 worth of illegal drugs. Sheriff Craig Webre, in a news release, says 36-year-old James Jones was arrested in Galliano on a number of felony drug and...
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May 19, 2017 - 8:37 pm
(WWL.com) Higher training standards for police officers in Louisiana have been approved by the full House. A proposal by Baton Rouge Representative Ted James would require officers to receive at least 400 hours of basic POST training before entering the field. “Right now POST they’re about at 365,...
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May 19, 2017 - 2:21 pm
(AP) _ A New Orleans street performer known as Uncle Louie is in custody for a deadly convenience store robbery that occurred almost 43 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida. It's reported that 60-year-old Johnie Lewis Miller was arrested Tuesday on a murder warrant. He's being held without bond,...
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