Front Doors of Louisiana Capitol Building to Reopen Soon
Posted on 9/24/2018 7:18:00 PM.

Visitors to the Louisiana Capitol may have noticed that scaffolding used to restore the building's limestone and mortar is gone. But work is still needed on the 86 year old building, so a new walkway is being built to shelter those walking into the front doors from falling mortar. Louisiana Division of Administration spokesman Jacques Berry says the front doors are expected to be reopened before the end of the calendar year.
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2016 Floods: "Duplication of benefits" deal almost completed
Posted on 9/24/2018 1:36:00 PM.

Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves says a deal to let those who suffered damage from the 2016 floods, and who were SBA loan recipients receive RESTORE money is 99 percent complete, and should passed by this weekend.
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Oschner/LSU take over north LA hospitals.
Posted on 9/24/2018 12:20:00 PM.

The deal to transfer management of two hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe to Oschner and LSU has officially been finalized. The new system, called Oschner LSU Health System of North Louisiana, will begin October 1st, and has a ten year contract. Governor John Bel Edwards says it’s a deal that had to get done.
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Senator Kennedy and others will hear testimony from Judge Kavanaugh and his accuser Thursday
Posted on 9/24/2018 6:43:00 AM.
The woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in the 80s has agreed, along with Kavanaugh, to testify about the alleged incident Thursday. This comes after a weekend of negotiations between Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team and judicial committee members.
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Voter registration week kicks off today
Posted on 9/24/2018 3:34:00 AM.

The state kicks off voter registration week today, ahead of a hotly contested midterm season nationally, that may not yield many surprises in the Bayou State. Statewide, the election will give voters a chance to decide on congressional races and the special election for the Secretary of State’s office.
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Saints beat the Falcons in OT as Drew Brees breaks an NFL record
Posted on 9/23/2018 9:05:00 PM.
The Saints are 2-1 after a thrilling 43-37 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons. The game had seven lead changes and New Orleans forced overtime with a touchdown with 1:15 left in regulation. Saints Coach Sean Payton says it was a hard fought victory.
 
"Momentum went back and forth quite a bit, credit our players, there players as well, guys were tired by the end of the game, fighting, fortunately we were able to get the coin toss (to start overtime) and put together a good drive, said Payton.
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