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White man arrested in slayings of 2 black men in Louisiana

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:19:31 GMT

The deadly ambushes of a homeless man on the street and a dishwasher walking to work ramped up the anxiety in Louisiana's capital at a time when the city already was in the grips of a surge in violence. Louisiana authorities say a white man accused of killing two black men has been linked to third shooting in which he fired on the house of an African-American family in his neighborhood.

Louisiana couple accused of filming sex acts in public library, charged with obscenity

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:19:30 GMT

Elizabeth Jernigan are facing obscenity charges after police said they were filming themselves having sex in a public library in Louisiana on Sept. 14, 2017 according to police.

Louisiana Governor Edwards opposes Obamacare repeal legislation co-authored by Sen. Bill Cassidy

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:54:05 GMT

Today, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement on the Graham-Cassidy health care amendment. Gov. Edwards also joined a bipartisan group of governors, including Governors John R. Kasich , Steve Bullock , Phil Scott , John Hickenlooper , Charles Baker , Tom Wolf , Bill Walker , Brian Sandoval , Charles Baker , and Terry McAuliffe , in asking congressional leaders to not consider the latest health care proposal, but instead, follow the lead of Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray of the Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in promoting a bipartisan solution that includes input from governors.

Bill Cassidy, Louisiana health secretary tangle over his health care bill

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:54:04 GMT

Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Rebekah Gee says U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy's health proposal would be bad for Louisiana citizens. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Rebekah Gee says U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy's health proposal would be bad for Louisiana citizens.

Medicaid in Louisiana: Who gets it? How does it work?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:54:03 GMT

Medicaid and prescription drug coverage have been at the center of much of the health care and budget debate this year in Washington and Baton Rouge. Here is a primer on the program and how it works in Louisiana.

Louisiana sheriff's offices file lawsuit over opioid crisis

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:25:11 GMT

Four sheriff's offices in Louisiana have filed lawsuits against drug companies and physicians for allegedly helping to grow the opioid crisis. Attorney David Laborde says the defendants have misrepresented the proper use of opioids which has led to an epidemic and an uptick in crime.

The new GOP healthcare bill was written by a Louisiana senator -...

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:25:10 GMT

Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, one of the authors of the new Republican Obamacare repeal bill , received intense blowback Monday from a top health official in his own state. Dr. Rebekah Gee, the secretary of health in Louisiana, sent a letter to Cassidy on Monday expressing concern with the bill and saying that the proposal would eviscerate the state's healthcare system.

FEMA isn't relying on trailers to house hurricane victims

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:58:34 GMT

The hurricanes that battered Texas and Florida have likely spawned the worst disaster-created housing crisis since Hurricane Katrina left hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents without homes more than a decade ago. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said it's not borrowing from its much-maligned Katrina playbook to rely on government-issued trailers or mobile homes to shelter residents displaced by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The 1718 treaty that saved a native Louisiana tribe

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:40:23 GMT

The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing 300 for 300 project, running through 2018 and highlighting the moments and people that connect and inspire us. Today, the series continues with the 1718 treaty between the French and the Chitimacha.

3 hurt in explosion, fire at alderwoman's house in Stanley

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:18:51 GMT

Stanley Mayor Sharon Fletcher, Alderwoman Dwena Henry and friend William Roe were injured in an explosion and fire Sept. 18 at Henry's home in the 600 block of Louisiana Highway 763.

David: The feel of Summer sticks around

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:48:02 GMT

A very stagnant weather pattern is ahead this week with little day to day change. It will be rather warm and humid with highs at or slightly above normal.

Louisiana Couple Arrested for Posting Porn Videos Taken at Public Library

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:04:55 GMT

Summary : A married couple from Louisiana took explicit videos of themselves at several public places, including a public library and then posted them on PornHub. "Stay classy, Louisiana."

According to NELA Food Bank, 23,000 children in Northeast Louisiana don't get enough to eat.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:04:54 GMT

On Monday, the Food Bank held a "Stuff the BackPack" event in which volunteers packed bags of food for children in need. Jean Toth, NELA Food Bank's executive director, said many children go hungry on the weekends when not in school According to NELAFoodBank, 28% of children in Northeast Louisiana don't get enough to eat.

Louisiana infants born exposed to drugs, alcohol triples in 10 years

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:04:53 GMT

The number of infants exposed to drugs or alcohol before birth every year almost tripled in Louisiana from 2008 and 2016. The number of infants exposed to drugs or alcohol before birth every year almost tripled in Louisiana from 2008 and 2016.

Victory for a convicted ex-mayor at Louisiana Supreme Court

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:27:28 GMT

Leslie Thompson is the former mayor of Jonesboro in north Louisiana. He was convicted in 2013 on three counts of malfeasance.

LSU AgCenter finalizes agreement with GB Sciences Louisiana to produce medical marijuana

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:58:41 GMT

The LSU AgCenter has finalized its agreement with GB Sciences Louisiana to produce medical cannabis products for qualifying patients in Louisiana. GB Sciences, a cannabis company focused on biopharmaceutical development, has filed patent applications for using cannabis for chronic pain and heart therapies as well as chronic arthritis, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma.

Interstate 10 WB closed on spillway due to apparent vehicle fire

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:26:31 GMT

Traffic heading westbound on Interstate 10 is at a standstill Sunday at mile-marker 215, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development's Twitter account. The congestion, according to the DOTD's tweet, is due to an accident.