State News

February 05, 2018 - 4:42 pm
(WWL.com) -- Many people are still reporting flu like symptoms in Louisiana, but the state health department sees a glimmer of hope. After peaking toward the end of last year, flu bug expert Dr. Frank Welch says they are seeing fewer people at doctor offices suffering from the flu. "We were up to...
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February 05, 2018 - 10:05 am
(WWL.com) A highway safety traffic enforcement program that resulted in some state troopers receiving overtime pay when they were at home has been reinstated after new rules were put in place. A media investigation in New Orleans led to the suspension of three troopers. State Police Major Doug Cain...
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February 05, 2018 - 9:30 am
(AP) _ A Louisiana high school volunteer has been accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student. News outlets cite a West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Department release that says 30-year-old Donald Barbier has been charged with one count of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and five counts...
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Don Ames
February 05, 2018 - 8:33 am
You may not see some of your co-workers today, at least not at work. The Monday after a Super Bowl has been notoriously known as a day when people call in sick. One in five Americans are expected to make that call to the boss today. That's an estimated 14 million people. And it's doubtful they...
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February 03, 2018 - 2:49 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- When a heavy rain hits New Orleans, residents move their cars to higher ground for fear of fast-rising street flooding. Knee-deep potholes can eat a car's fender. When pressure drops in the city's aging water delivery system, restaurants and cafes have to boil water to feed...
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February 03, 2018 - 2:44 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court has rejected Louisiana's contention that the federal government should pay $586 million to restore barrier islands and wetlands damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld decisions by the Federal Emergency...
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February 03, 2018 - 11:29 am
(WWL.com) - A Louisiana chef has found a solution to the invasive and very large Asian Carp. It involves a little white wine and butter. Fishermen have been asking what to do if a 100-pound Asian Carp jump out of the water and into their boat, which has been known to happen. Chef Philippe Parola...
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February 02, 2018 - 3:26 pm
(WWL.com) An Offers.com survey says Louisianans are the top spenders this year for Super Bowl parties. Even though the Black and Gold missed the Super Bowl by a hair, big game parties will still be raging across the state. Offers.com spokesperson Courtney Yarborough says Louisiana spends nearly 40...
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