BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating a former employee of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center on felony theft charges. Police says the former center's director of facilities allegedlymore>>
Baton Rouge police are investigating a former employee of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center on felony theft charges.more>>
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting in Marrero. The incident happened around 6:45 a.m. Thursday in the 6600 block of 14th Street. Officers arriving on the scenemore>>
Police have identified the victim in Thursday's deadly shooting in Marrero. Police say Terry Holden, 47, was shot and killed Thursday morning.more>>
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -
Louisiana scored billions of dollars in a massive waterworks bill, but faces a daunting fight to pry the money out of a cash-strapped Congress.
One project alone, the $6.6 billion Morganza to the Gulf levee system, represents roughly half the projects authorized under the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, or WRDA.
"I believe it will become real," said Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), who is running against Democratic incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu.
While the WRDA bill authorizes projects, it stops short of actually funding them.
Cassidy acknowledged a tough fight remains to fund the project, but insisted fundamental changes are needed to free up dollars.
"It all relates back to how do we have a pro-growth economy," Cassidy said.
Invoking some of the themes of his campaign, Cassidy insisted the answer rests partly in tax reform, "where we have more tax dollars, not because tax rates are higher, but because people are making more money."
Speaking before the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Construction Management Association meeting in New Orleans, Cassidy also argued oil drilling on federal lands and in federal waters could provide Washington's share of Morganza and other water projects.
"Wouldn't that be great," Cassidy said, "because it would also create Louisiana jobs.
Over the last decade and largely because of hydraulic fracturing, U.S. oil production has soared about 70 percent, according to the American Petroleum Institute.
However, Cassidy argued the Obama administration remains hostile to oil and gas drilling on public lands.
Investigators say an Algiers man shot and killed a masked robber who held him and his wife at gunpoint. The incident happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 1800 block of West Homestead Drive. Policemore>>
Investigators say an Algiers man shot and killed a masked gunman who attempted to rob him and his wife at their home.more>>
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The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on bymore>>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.more>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andmore>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident.more>>
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