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September 21, 2017 - 9:08 pm
WWL.com Reporting There is a tragic story out of Denham Springs. Police say a 5-year-old child was run over and killed in the street moments after leaving an ice cream truck. Amber Fairburn with Denham Springs PD says officers were dispatched Wednesday evening. "In reference to a juvenile man being...
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September 21, 2017 - 4:16 pm
(AP) _ Louisiana's House speaker wants to use the lion's share of a $100 million-plus state surplus expected from the last budget year to repay the ``rainy day'' fund, which was used during the year to pay agency expenses. Lawmakers took $99 million from the fund, rather than make deep cuts, to...
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September 21, 2017 - 9:56 am
(AP) _ Cops in New Orleans say a woman's body has been found wrapped in garbage bags. It's reported that the unidentified woman's body was found in on Sept. 19 around 5 p.m. New Orleans police spokesman Aaron Looney says detectives found the body in the grass near the corner of Chef Menteur Highway...
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September 21, 2017 - 8:24 am
Slidell Police announced that an officer was killed in an off-duty motorcycle accident. Ray Dupuy was killed late yesterday evening. Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal says, "Lieutenant Ray Dupuy was a dedicated public servant who served and protected the citizens of Slidell for over two decades...
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September 20, 2017 - 8:20 pm
(WWL.com) LSU’s suspension of Greek activities in the wake of the death of fraternity pledge Max Gruver, is rife with constitutional concerns, according to attorney Scott Sternberg. LSU officials said fraternities and sororities can’t tailgate in a group of more than 10, or do most things together...
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September 20, 2017 - 4:54 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana has a rare bit of good budget news: Gov. John Bel Edwards' chief financial officer said Wednesday that the state ended the last budget year with a surplus topping $100 million. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne...
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September 20, 2017 - 1:20 pm
(WWL.com) The dangers of hazing have become an important conversation in the wake of LSU freshman Max Gruver’s death. Gruver was pledging at Phi Delta Theta and high amounts of alcohol were found in his system. Executive Director of HazingPrevention.org Emily Pualwan says hazing is complicated and...
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