State News

April 04, 2017 - 8:27 pm
(WWL.com) -- As part of Governor John Bel Edwards legislative agenda for the upcoming session, a bill has been filed to help address the growing opioid epidemic in Louisiana. Rep. Kirk Talbot (R-River Ridge) co-authored the measure. He says the legislation would limit first time opioid...
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Jim Hanzo
April 04, 2017 - 5:04 pm
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies shot and wounded a driver of a vehicle involved in a police chase. It happened earlier this afternoon just before 1:30 p.m. at gas station near Terry Parkway and the Westbank Expressway in Terrytown. Police say they were doing surveillance. "As...
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April 04, 2017 - 11:04 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards is returning to Washington to talk about last year's massive flooding in south Louisiana. Edwards will testify Wednesday morning before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The committee is holding a hearing on the Federal...
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April 04, 2017 - 9:57 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's multibillion-dollar road and bridge work backlog and the crippling traffic around the state's capital city are driving a new push to hike the state gasoline tax. The tax increase will be debated in the legislative session that begins April 10. A task force...
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April 04, 2017 - 9:23 am
(WWL.com) Louisiana is the second most stressed state, according to a report by WalletHub. Michelle Many with LSU Health New Orleans believes that’s because so many people in the Bayou State are poor. Many says a lack of money can prevent people from getting the psychological help they need. “When...
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April 03, 2017 - 4:49 pm
( WWL.com ) There are two bills filed for Louisiana's upcoming legislative regular session that seek to raise the minimum GPA for high school students to receive a TOPS scholarship. Currently, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required. The proposed legislation raises the requirement to 3.0. "It's a...
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April 03, 2017 - 12:19 pm
(AP) It'll be robot versus robot at LSU's first combat robotics competition. The event, to be held Tuesday, is being called the Bengal Bot Brawl. Four student teams from the College of Engineering will battle with 30-pound weight class robots, with a chance to compete in the Robot Battles at the...
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Don Ames
April 03, 2017 - 8:46 am
New Orleans is tops in the nation for growth in technology jobs, according to the financial website, SmartAsset. The number of tech jobs in New Orleans has grown by more than 35 percent since 2012. Grady Fitzpatrick, with Greater New Orleans Inc., says a digital media incentive provides a payroll...
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