State News

November 09, 2017 - 7:39 am
(WWL.com) A Louisiana law was approved seven years ago allowing persons to carry weapons inside a place of worship, under strict conditions. The person has to be approved by the church leader, members of the congregation are made aware and persons need to take a specialized training course. One of...
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November 09, 2017 - 7:21 am
(AP) -- Louisiana's Legislative Auditor is looking into how New Orleans City Council members use their taxpayer-financed credit cards. New Orleans media report that Auditor Daryl Purpera's move follows reports that council member Latoya Cantrell, a candidate for mayor, used a city credit card to...
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November 09, 2017 - 6:34 am
(AP) -- Louisiana State University has suspended a fraternity for possible violations of university policies before and after the death of a student in an alleged hazing incident at a different fraternity's house. In a letter dated Tuesday, a university official says the Alpha Gamma Rho chapter at...
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November 08, 2017 - 5:46 pm
(AP) - Louisiana State University has suspended a fraternity for possible violations of university policies before and after the death of a student in an alleged hazing incident at a different fraternity's house. In a letter dated Tuesday, a university official says the Alpha Gamma Rho chapter at...
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November 08, 2017 - 7:13 am
(WWL.com) -- Recent record breaking heat in some areas of the state will give way today to much cooler temperatures as a cold front moves in. "The clouds and rain are going to hang around all day today, but the rain totals aren't going to amount to a whole lot," according to State Climatologist...
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November 08, 2017 - 6:36 am
(AP) — Two contractors are dead after falling from a helicopter in Louisiana. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kim Myers says it happened about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Sulphur. Myers says both men were working on electrical lines from a helicopter when apparently their safety harness rubbed...
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Chris Miller
November 08, 2017 - 12:00 am
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry says the federal Medicaid program is one reason prescription drug abuse has become an epidemic. "It's interesting when you look at the states that are leading in the amount of prescription abusers," said Landry, "you would find that they are states that have...
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November 07, 2017 - 8:40 am
(WWL.com) -- The Louisiana Department of Education releases the 2016-2017 annual school performance scores today, and this is the last time schools with be graded on a curve. For Barry Erwin, president of the Council for a Better Louisiana, the change could not come soon enough. He says it is time...
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