Rep. Edmond Jordan wants to see marijuana legalized and taxed
Posted on 3/6/2018 3:51:00 AM.
Baton Rouge Representative Edmond Jordan is seeking to introduce a bill that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana and set up a way to tax the sale of cannabis. Jordan says this legislation could help with the state’s constant budget deficits.

 "I couldn't tell you exactly how much revenue it would generate at this time, but I think it would be in the hundreds of millions of dollars right now." 
Rep. Edmond Jordan, legalizing marijuana, Baton Rouge, New Orleans

Roger Villere's run as state party GOP chairman ends after 14 years
Posted on 2/23/2018 11:36:00 AM.
Louisiana Republican Party Roger Chairman Villere will relinquish his role on Saturday after serving for 14-years. It’s believed he’s the longest serving chairman to lead a state Republican Party in the country. Villere says during that time, the political demographics have certainly changed, making the GOP the dominant party for statewide offices.
Republican Party, Roger Villere, Louisiana, New Orleans

NOPD Supt. Michael Harrison disgusted but not discouraged by Mardi Gras shootings
Posted on 2/15/2018 4:32:00 AM.

A series of Mardi Gras day shootings in New Orleans left three day and five injured. None of the shootings occurred on an active parade route. New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison says the shootings shouldn’t mar an otherwise positive carnival season.

Mardi Gras, New Orleans, shootings, Michael Harrison

More state troopers for NOLA Mardi Gras
Posted on 2/8/2018 11:41:00 AM.
There is an expanded presence of state police troopers in New Orleans as Mardi Gras ramps up for the final weekend. They have committed 165 troopers to working the French Quarter and the  metro area. Senior Trooper Melissa Matey says they will perform a variety of assignment.
Mardi Gras, New Orleans, Louisiana State Troopers, Crowd Control, Illegal Weapons

Record lows in Baton Rouge and New Orleans; snow to stay in north Lousiaina
Posted on 1/17/2018 11:40:00 AM.
Louisiana is trying to thaw out from record breaking cold. Chris Bannon with National Weather Service says 40 year-old records were broken this morning in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
"Baton Rouge got down to 14-degrees, broke the previous record of 18 set in 1977. Moisant Airport actually down to 20 and that broke the previous record of 23, also set in 1977," Bannon said.
Baton Rouge, New Orleans, record lows, snow, Louisiana

Officials break ground on I-10 widening project in the Baton Rouge area
Posted on 1/11/2018 11:32:00 AM.

A major road construction project on I-10 will affect travelers between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Groundbreaking ceremonies are this afternoon for the project which will expand an over six mile stretch from four to six lanes from south of Baton Rouge to Highway LA-73 near Prairieville. DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson says this project won’t be completed until sometime in 2020.

Interstate 10, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shawn Wilson

New Food Network series Cajun Aces with Louisiana chef couple premiers Saturday night
Posted on 12/1/2017 12:48:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting. 
A new Food Network series called “Cajun Aces” staring two south Louisiana chefs premiers Saturday night. Husband and wife chefs Cody and Samantha Carroll run Hot Tails in New Roads, and Sac a Lait in New Orleans.
cody carroll, samantha carroll, hot tails, sac a lait, food network, new orleans, cajun aces

WrestleMania 34 tickets for April 2018 New Orleans show now on sale
Posted on 11/17/2017 1:55:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting. 
Tickets are on sale now for WrestleMania 34, which takes place April 8th at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The last time WWE's flagship show came to The Big Easy was in 2014, bringing in over 75,000 fans and generating $142 million dollars in economic impact.
WrestleMania, Mercedes Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Big Show

Analyst discusses impacts of DXC in New Orleans
Posted on 11/14/2017 11:45:00 AM.

With the announcement of DXC Technology opening a digital transformation center, over 2,000 direct jobs will be created in New Orleans over the next seven to eight years.

Demographer Greg Rigamer says these new jobs are extremely significant for the technology community in the Crescent City. He says Louisiana provided $120 million in incentives to attract the company’s attention.
DXC, New Orleans, Greg Rigamer

Police: Father kills his child, found waiting calmly on his front porch
Posted on 10/17/2017 11:13:00 AM.
An 18-month-old is dead following a gruesome murder.  New Orleans Police says the father, 45-year-old Mark Hambrick told police “God made him do it.”  Police Chief Michael Harrison says Hambrick called himself into police several hours after he killed the child. 
mark hambrick, mike harrison, New Orleans, bywater neighborhood

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