State News

February 07, 2018 - 3:40 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE | Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A task force created to recommend ways to remake Louisiana's TOPS college tuition program can't decide how the popular, 20-year-old program should be tweaked after months of study. The legislative study group decided Wednesday to...
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February 07, 2018 - 2:54 pm
( Pineville-based Cleco Corporate Holdings has acquired South Central Generating LLC, including nine utility cooperatives and eight generating assets in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas, totaling one-billion-dollars. Spokesperson Jennifer Cahill says they will be able to significantly increase...
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February 07, 2018 - 8:55 am
(AP) _ The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued four people from a downed plane in Louisiana. A U.S. Coast Guard release says four people were traveling in the Piper PA-34 twin-engine plane from the Louisiana towns of Slidell to Patterson on Tuesday when the plane began to run low on fuel. Authorities say...
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February 07, 2018 - 8:29 am
(AP) _ Lawyers for Louisiana officials were set to go before a federal appeals court Wednesday in hopes of reviving a 2016 law establishing a minimum age of 21 for exotic dancers. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was to hear arguments in a lawsuit brought by three women...
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February 06, 2018 - 9:48 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE | Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Friday is the latest deadline in negotiations over whether Louisiana will have a special legislative session aimed at closing a $1 billion budget gap, as Gov. John Bel Edwards continues to haggle with House GOP leaders over what sort...
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February 06, 2018 - 3:44 pm
( Several state senators are urging Governor John Bel Edwards to call a special session this month to fix a one-billion dollar revenue shortfall for next fiscal year. Edwards is waiting on House Republicans to get behind tax bills to make up the shortfall. Port Allen Senator Rick Ward says...
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February 06, 2018 - 1:49 pm
( Investors are concerned with the recent drop in the Stock Market. Monday’s drop of 1,175 points of the Dow Jones Industrial average was the biggest one day point decline and percentage wise the largest loss in six years. The S & P lost just over four-percent on Monday. Financial...
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February 06, 2018 - 10:27 am
( The LSU Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences has developed a new treatment for heart disease using antioxidants from red wine. Research has indicated that having a glass of red wine could be good for your heart, but with Professor Tammy Dugas’ program, even the sober can get...
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Jim Hanzo
February 06, 2018 - 9:42 am
The man who was seen abusing a horse during the Oshun parade Friday night has been cited for animal cruelty, according to the LASPCA. The man was riding a horse for the riding group known as Nu Generations. The rider has not been identified. Video of Disturbing video shows parade rider violently...
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