State to send out eviction notices to 37,000 nursing home residents

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BATON ROUGE- With pending cuts looming, the Department of Health took an unprecedented move Wednesday when it said it would send out 37,000 notices to Medicaid enrollees in nursing homes. They are at risk of losing funding due to the state budget shortfall. Republicans called the move a political one and said it was egregious Read More

LSU softball beats Ole Miss 4-1, advances in SEC tournament

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COLUMBIA, MO – One swing is all the Tigers needed to take down Ole Miss. In the bottom of the second inning with the game tied 0-0, LSU junior Michaela Schlattman stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded and sent a bomb over the centerfield wall for a grand slam to set the tone early for the purple Read More

Pelicans bounced from playoffs following Game 5 loss to Warriors

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry is back doing everything with fire, flair and without fear after impatiently spending almost a month and a half on the sidelines. Curry played his most minutes since missing nearly six weeks with a knee injury, finishing with 28 points and helping the Golden State Warriors advance to the Read More

Women and minorities encouraged to join Louisiana Medical Marijuana industry

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BATON ROUGE- One industry advocacy group attending the country’s largest marijuana business convention in New Orleans this week held a presentation in the capital city Tuesday night. The group, Women Grow, encourages women and minorities to become leaders in the emerging industry. “We want them to have an equal opportunity to become the next billionaires Read More

New records exemptions given to Louisiana colleges, ports

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File Image BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s public colleges and ports will get new ability to shield records from the public, under bills sent to the governor. Legislation from Rep. Franklin Foil, a Baton Rouge Republican, will keep hidden documents that identify anyone who reports a violation of a student code of conduct or safety policy Read More

Louisiana lawmakers agree to drop marriage wait to 24 hours

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BATON ROUGE (AP) – The waiting period to get a marriage in Louisiana will be shortened, under a bill headed to the governor. The proposal is by Rep. Julie Emerson, a Republican from Carencro. It drops the wait from the issuance of the marriage license to the ceremony from 72 hours to 24 hours. A Read More

Saints RB Mark Ingram suspended for first four games

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METAIRIE – New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram has been suspended for the first four games of the 2018 season for violation of the NFL’s performance enhancing drug policy. The NFL released this statement Tuesday afternoon: “Mark Ingram of the New Orleans Saints has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2018 Read More

Mayor LaToya Cantrell celebrates at Inaugural Ball

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Even a barge hitting a Mardi Gras World’s warehouse couldn’t stop the celebration for LaToya Cantrell, New Orleans’ first woman mayor, at her Inaugural Ball Monday night (May 7). The date is also significant because it was the date 300 years ago that New Orleans was founded. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the barge accident, which Read More