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Don Ames
May 26, 2018 - 5:49 am
Alberto is not very well organized this morning. The subtropical storm has now turned north-northeastward. This general motion with a increase in forward speed is expected throughout the day today, taking the center of Alberto through the Yucatan Channel. New Orleans is now barely in the cone for...
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May 25, 2018 - 2:50 pm
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) _ A Texas man has been arrested for kidnapping after Louisiana police found a woman tied up at the side of a road. Lake Charles Police Lt. Richard Harrell tells local media that the unnamed woman was found bound in duct tape and sheets on Thursday. Charged with kidnapping is...
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May 25, 2018 - 11:19 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Need a flashlight, batteries or portable generator to get stocked for hurricane season? Louisiana residents will get a partial sales tax break this Saturday and Sunday when they're buying hurricane-readiness supplies. During the two-day period, eligible purchases will be...
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Jim Hanzo
May 25, 2018 - 10:30 am
Lots of plans for the next few days may get washed away with the threat of rain over the Memorial Day weekend. We checked in with some folks to find out if plans will be affected. Some people said they're changing plans and going in the opposite direction of the rain. "I'm going to Arkansas so...
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Don Ames
May 24, 2018 - 8:09 pm
University Medical Center doctors and administrators say safety net hospitals across Louisiana are on life support while lawmakers grapple with a budget that threatens to decimate public healthcare in the state. They say UMC in New Orleans may close if Louisiana lawmakers don't fully fund...
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Don Ames
May 24, 2018 - 6:05 pm
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies say a former Covington teacher has been arrested after allegedly smoking marijuana with a group of students. According to the STPSO, 29-year-old Michael Williams was booked into the parish jail Thursday morning, charged with eight counts of contributing to the...
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May 24, 2018 - 5:50 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana House Republicans resisted Gov. John Bel Edwards' call for $648 million in permanent taxes to balance the budget, opting instead Thursday to advance a short-term sales tax that would raise a little more than half what the Democratic governor wants. House GOP leader...
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May 24, 2018 - 4:36 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana House leaders are resisting Gov. John Bel Edwards' call for $648 million in permanent taxes to balance the budget. Instead, they are advancing a short-term sales tax measure that would raise a little more than half what the Democratic governor wants. House GOP...
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May 24, 2018 - 2:21 pm
(WWL.com) Invest 90L, the low-pressure system in the west Caribbean that’s on its way to ruin gulf coast Memorial Day weekends, is starting to get a narrower prediction track, and more confidence that it will grow into a tropical depression or storm. State Climatologist Barry Keim says at this...
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May 24, 2018 - 12:39 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed into law Louisiana's first government-wide policy against sexual harassment. The law requires state and local government agencies to enact anti-sexual-harassment policies that include a process for handling complaints, a ban against...
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