State News

May 08, 2017 - 8:07 am
(WWL.com) Today the full Louisiana House of Representatives is scheduled to take up a proposal to ban corporal punishment in public schools. Representative Barbara Norton says 19 other states have similar laws on the books. She says children need a safe haven at school. “I felt that it was not fair...
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May 08, 2017 - 6:48 am
(AP) Authorities say a 13-year-old boy and a 12-year-old boy have been arrested in connection with the accidental fatal shooting of a teenager. Thirteen-year-old Zion Barthelemy was fatally shot in the head on Friday at an apartment in Baton Rouge. Barthelemy was taken to the hospital, where he...
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May 07, 2017 - 11:58 am
WWL.com Reporting We’re nearing the halfway point of the legislative session, and the legislature still has a long way to go. Political analyst Clancy Dubos says lawmakers tend to be most productive as they get closer to a deadline. The session ends June 8th and Dubos says most of the work will...
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May 07, 2017 - 9:10 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) _ An Alabama staffing company and the federal government are settling a lawsuit over allegations of hiring discrimination in Louisiana. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says Automation Personnel Services Inc. will pay $50,000 under the agreement. The personnel...
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May 06, 2017 - 12:44 pm
WWL.com Reporting Louisiana State Police say a suspected drunk driver hit and killed a man Saturday morning near Fontainebleau State Park, east of Mandeville. State Police say 34-year-old Lucien Joseph Barbarin of Slidell was lying across the westbound lane of US 190 just before 3 a.m. when he was...
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May 06, 2017 - 7:19 am
Winn-Dixie will close 3 stores that it says are underperforming in south Louisiana. The stores in question include those at 4600 Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans, 851 Brownswitch Road in Slidell and 3803-F Moss. St. in Lafayette. In the story, the Advocate says the closure comes as Winn-Dixie is...
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May 05, 2017 - 5:42 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Is 18 years in prison without the possibility of parole too harsh for a man arrested with 18 grams of marijuana? The Louisiana Supreme Court's chief justice thinks so, and she blasted her colleagues for upholding the punishment. In a withering dissent, Chief Justice...
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May 05, 2017 - 5:20 pm
WWL.com Reporting More than a dozen children were injured when a pickup truck crashed into a school bus in LaPlace Friday afternoon. The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office said 14 children were being treated for minor injuries. Pictures showed the pickup ran into the back of the school bus. The...
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