Louisiana

Chris Miller
April 24, 2018 - 7:13 am
Rising oil prices are getting more rigs back in operation, and it may be cause for optimism in the Louisiana economy. Oil was as low as $42 a barrel back in June. The price plunged as low as $26 a barrel in early 2016. For the last two weeks, though, it's been above $65 a barrel. "In the range of...
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April 20, 2018 - 2:16 pm
(WWL.com) The Senate Education committee moved a measure that allows public school teachers to pray with students. The bill would further existing law that allows school employees to volunteer to supervise voluntary student-initiated, student-led prayer. Bossier City Senator Ryan Gatti. “I’ll just...
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Scoot
April 19, 2018 - 11:05 am
There was celebration and laughter throughout the land as the ruler reigned over his final meeting of an important group that was to keep the citizens safe. Celebration because it would be the ruler’s last meeting with the group and laughter because of the words spoken by the ruler. Laughter rang...
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April 17, 2018 - 7:34 am
(WWL.com) -- The full House takes up a bill today that would prohibit holding a cell phone while driving. Jennifer Smith, the CEO of Stopdistractions.org is pushing for this legislation "No one is saying you can't use your phone while you're driving. This law simply says you would have to use it in...
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April 16, 2018 - 7:07 am
(WWL.com) -- Because April 15th fell on a Sunday this year, and today is a holiday in Washington DC, we get a little extra time to settle up with Uncle Sam. A new poll finds most Louisianians will use all of that extra time before filing ahead of the federal tax deadline. Federal tax deadline day...
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April 15, 2018 - 4:22 pm
(AP) -- The National Weather Service says a tornado ripped through parts of Louisiana and Mississippi causing some damage. The weather service says a tornado touched down Saturday night in Meridian, Mississippi, with maximum winds of 115 mph knocking out power and uprooting trees. A storm survey...
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April 14, 2018 - 2:21 pm
HAUGHTON, La. (AP) - A 2-year-old girl is dead in Louisiana after a storm moving through the area downed a tree, pushing it onto the mobile home where she was sleeping. The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office says the tree fell on a recreational vehicle at the Hill Crest Mobile Home & RV Park in...
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April 12, 2018 - 9:11 pm
(WWL.com) - Individuals suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, chronic pain, severe muscle spasms and P-T-S-D would be able to receive a prescription for medical marijuana under legislation that was approved by the full House. The bill is sponsored by Baton Rouge Representative Ted James. “This quite...
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April 12, 2018 - 12:17 pm
(AP) - The size of Louisiana's budget shortfall has dropped to $648 million. Louisiana's income forecasting panel Thursday revised revenue projections for the upcoming budget year that begins July 1. The budget gap previously had been pegged at $994 million, but changes largely tied to the impact...
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