Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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The latest top stories in news about Louisiana.

Election time again

Qualifying for fall elections has begun Qualifying for this fall’s open primary and Congressional elections opened today and will remain open through Friday. A total...

BAFB looks to fight birds

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AP) — Vultures on the flight line at Barksdale Air Force Base in north Louisiana are causing a problem,...

Pay raises for jailers approved

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s civil service board has signed off on pay raises for the state’s prison guards. Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc said...

Bossier City-based National Guardsmen return after nine-month deployment

Stacey Tinsley Bossier Press-Tribune REGIONAL — A group of local National Guardsmen returned home this weekend to find family and friends waiting on them after...

Qualifying for elections begins next week

BATON ROUGE— Qualifying for November political races begins next week. According to a press release from Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin, qualifying for the November...

Mayor: Department was ‘cesspool’ of harassment

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says the city’s property management department had become a cesspool where sexual harassment flourished for...

Nungesser visits

Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser stopped by the Press-Herald office Tuesday morning to discuss the future of tourism efforts in Louisiana. Public-private partnerships In the summer...

Gas prices down .4 cents

Still highest in four years Gasoline prices in Louisiana have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.58/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s...

Troopers strive for ‘fatal free’ holiday

Today, many people across Louisiana will be celebrating “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” as we observe the Independence Day holiday. During this...

New sales tax rate in effect

Businesses required to change rates Sean Green BIZ Magazine Louisiana’s overall state sales tax rate decreased from 5 percent to 4.45 percent effective Sunday, July 1. The new...

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