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28 min ago | WDSU-TV New Orleans

Peralta's bond set at $20,000

Bond for St. Bernard Parish President Dave Peralta has been set at $20,000 on one count of sexual battery.


4 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Bill would allow sale of raw milk in Louisiana

The full state House will consider a bill that would allow sales of unpasteurized milk, after it was advanced in a 9-6 vote Thursday by the House Agriculture Committee.


Related Topix: Drink, Milk, Agriculture, Science, Food and Drug Administration

7 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

45 years after humble beginnings, Jazz Fest blends Louisiana talent, global star power

Jazz clarinetist Orange Kellin remembers playing the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1970, when small crowds turned out to see a handful of performances.


Related Topix: New Orleans, Jazz, Gospel, Mahalia Jackson, Duke Ellington, Pete Fountain, Blues

11 hrs ago |

Shrimp season opens April 29 off Terrebonne

Shrimping will open at 6 a.m. Tuesday in outside waters up to three nautical miles from Caillou Boca to the eastern shore of the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel.


16 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Songs across the musical spectrum to fill Central Louisiana this weekend

It's a musical weekend in Cenla. Here are a few of the toe-tappin' events. Lagniappe Theatre Company will take its audience on journey to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where the Wonderettes - a four-girl ensemble - perform such classics as "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Stupid Cupid," "It's My Party" and more.


Related Topix: Queensryche, Pop/Rock, Empire, LA, Marksville, LA, Olla, LA

17 hrs ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Calcasieu men accused of stealing timber

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry said a landowner notified them April 9 of a timber theft that occurred on her property.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Town Talk

Senators reject Louisiana Medicaid expansion bill

State Rep. Patricia Smith, D-Baton Rouge, talks about her support of a Medicaid expansion bill at a rally on Wednesday in Baton Rouge.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Medicaid, Health, Baton Rouge, LA

KLFY-TV Lafayette

Louisiana Senate to consider equal pay proposal

Senators will consider whether to prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job.


Related Topix: New Orleans, LA

WNOE-FM New Orleans

16-Year NOPD Veteran Arrested For Child Pornography

According to the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, 54-year-old Bradley Wax was booked Wednesday with 38 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

WDSU-TV New Orleans

Bill would reform payday lending in Louisiana



Related Topix: Louisiana Government, Baton Rouge, LA

Bill banning Louisiana welfare recipients from using federal aid at lingerie shops and tattoo parlors advances in committee

Louisiana welfare recipients would be prohibited in state law from spending the federal assistance at lingerie shops, tattoo parlors, nail salons and jewelry stores, under a bill that received the support Wednesday of the House Health and Welfare Committee.


The Town Talk

Letter to Louisiana House: Support Common Core standards and PARCC testing

In our view, it is critical that Louisiana's education system be strong enough to produce a workforce that is locally capable and globally competitive.


Related Topix: Louisiana Government

Next act in McAllister Drama; Landrieu Ads; Louisiana Medicaid Ballot?

Hope for McAllister? The news is not all bad for Republican 5th District U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, whose recent marital misdeed of kissing a staffer in his Monroe office is getting mixed reactions from his constituents.


Related Topix: Rodney Alexander, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bobby Jindal, Representative Bill Cassidy, David Vitter, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat

KSLA-TV Shreveport

Man accused of 100 counts of child pornography

Laura Gerdes Colligan, a Louisiana Attorney General's Office spokeswoman, says Richard Mudd was booked Tuesday into the Livingston Parish Detention Center on 50 counts of possessing and 50 counts of distributing pornography involving juveniles.


The Town Talk

John Maginnis: 'Green army' is MIA in Louisiana's coastal fight

Steadily and without much legislative resistance, nails are being driven into the coffin of the coastal damages lawsuit against major oil companies brought by what is supposed to be an independent regional flood protection authority.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Robert, LA

The Town Talk

Louisiana senators reject bill to lessen marijuana penalties

BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana won't lessen its penalties for marijuana possession, keeping laws on the books that allow people to be jailed up to 20 years for repeat offenses of having the drug in hand.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Baton Rouge, LA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Daily Advertiser

LGC Counilman Kenneth Boudreaux urges Medicaid expansion at a press...

Vicki Cormier, of Lafayette, sought treatment for a cold. Now, Cormier said, she has a $1,400 bill that she can't pay.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Louisiana Government

Tom Ramsey named chief financial officer at Hancock Medical

The Hancock Medical Board of Trustees named Tom Ramsey the chief financial officer at Hancock Medical.


The Advocate

Historic getaway or speed trap? Washington, La. under fire

Advocate Photo by WILL SENTELL -- State Rep. Alan Seabaugh, R-Shreveport, sponsored two bills aimed at Washington, a town about 70 miles northwest of Baton Rouge, that he calls, the worst speed trap in the state of Louisiana.


Related Topix: Washington, LA, Shreveport, LA, Baton Rouge, LA


Louisiana May Force Women To Read A Pamphlet About 'Abortion...

Louisiana lawmakers are currently advancing a measure that would require women to receive biased information about the mental health risks of abortion before being allowed to continue with the procedure.


Related Topix: Abortion, Louisiana Government, US News, Liberal Political News


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