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  1. Terrebonne Parish issues update on preparations for NateRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2017 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    Terrebonne Parish officials are still deciding whether to issue a mandatory evacuation for areas outside the levee system or low-lying areas, as they monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Nate. Officials says that decision will be made by this afternoon.

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  2. Fall festival season gets off to a flavorful startRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2017 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    Over 40,000 people packed Lafayette Square for last year's one-day event. So, this year the festival is a two-day affair, at a new location.

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  3. Houma couple arrested after recording themselves having sex in libraryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2017 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    Authorities say a Houma couple has been arrested after recording themselves having sexual intercourse in a local library. According to the Houma Police Department, 33-year-old Elizabeth G. Jernigan and 35-year-old Rex A. Jernigan, recorded themselves performing sexual acts on each other shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday in a public library and then uploaded the videos to a porn site.

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  4. Lt. Gov hopes to boost tourism in rural areasRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2017 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser seeks to boost tourism to rural areas. That's why he's scheduled meetings in small Louisiana towns to find the best way to promote local attractions.

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  5. LWC: Louisiana unemployment rate at three-year lowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2017 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    New data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics shows Louisiana's unemployment rate is at a three-year low at 5.5% The June employment report shows nonfarm jobs increased by nearly 21,000 over the last 12 months. "In construction, 155,600 workers, leisure and hospitality 236,000 and in the education and health care services, 317,000 people."

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  6. LWC: Louisiana unemployment rate at three-year lowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2017 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    New data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics shows Louisiana's unemployment rate is at a three-year low at 5.5% The June employment report shows nonfarm jobs increased by nearly 21,000 over the last 12 months. "In construction, 155,600 workers, leisure and hospitality 236,000 and in the education and health care services, 317,000 people."

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  7. Edwards not endorsing in Louisiana utility agency electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2017 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    The Democratic governor tapped Houma lawyer Damon Baldone, an ex-state House member, to fill a vacant seat on the Public Service Commission in June. Now that Baldone is running for the seat, Edwards spokesman Richard Carbo says the governor won't be backing a specific candidate in the Oct. 14 election.

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  8. Tesla says bill could make it unable to sell in LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2017 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    Tesla enthusiasts are urging Gov. John Bel Edwards to veto legislation the electric car company says will threaten future sales of the vehicles in Louisiana. Edwards spokesman Richard Carbo says the Democratic governor hasn't made a decision on whether he'll sign or veto the bill, which quietly won unanimous approval from the House and Senate last month.

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  9. Criminal justice bills derailed by Louisiana budget feudRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    Key pieces of Louisiana's planned criminal justice overhaul were temporarily shelved Thursday after lawmakers said some Republicans threatened to trounce the proposals because Democrats are holding up an unrelated financing bill. The House was expected to vote on six bills stemming from a task force's recommendations aimed at decreasing the state's highest-in-the-nation incarceration rate and saving millions of dollars annually.

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  10. House Committee rejects bill to end the death penaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2017 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    The House Criminal Justice Committee rejects a proposal to that sought to end the death penalty in Louisiana. Speaking in favor of the bill was Bishop of the Diocese of Houma-Shelton Shelton Fabre, who says every human life is sacred.

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  11. Cops: Drunk driver kills pedestrian in TerrebonneRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2017 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    State police say a drunk man faces charges today in Terrebonne parish, after he veered off the road and ran over a man. "62-year-old Albert Williams Jr. of Montegut was traveling south on LA 24 and drove onto the southbound shoulder, striking a pedestrian," Trooper Brooks David said in a news release.

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  12. Are Louisiana jobs beginning a comeback?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2017 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    The job arrow in Louisiana has actually been pointing up in recent months. According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, it's the first considerable gains they've seen in over a year.

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  13. Baton Rouge judge accused of using racial slur against black womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2012 | WWL-AM New Orleans

    A Baton Rouge judge has been banned from a local restaurant after he allegedly used racial slurs against an African American woman. Kaneitra Johnson posted on Facebook about the incident, saying Judge Mike Erwin called her the n-word while arguing over a bar seat at Sammy's on Highland Road.

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