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Task Force Looking at Body Camera Requirements

As police and community relations in Charlotte, North Carolina, are rocked by a questioned shooting, a Louisiana task force began work on recommendations governing law enforcement body cameras. They started out questioning dependability.
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Tulsa Police Officer Will Face Manslaughter Charge In Unarmed Man's Death

Betty Shelby, the Tulsa Police Department officer who shot and killed Terence Crutcher, is being charged with first-degree manslaughter in the case, Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler says.Kunzweiler announced the charge Thursday afternoon, six days after Crutcher died in a controversial encounter that was captured on video by a police helicopter camera and dashboard cameras."A warrant has been issued for her arrest," and arrangements are being made with Shelby's attorney for...
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As police and community relations in Charlotte, North Carolina, are rocked by a questioned shooting, a Louisiana task force began work on recommendations governing law enforcement body cameras. They started out questioning dependability.


Wallis Watkins

It’s been a year and a half since North Baton Rouge had an emergency room. On Wednesday, Governor John Bel Edwards announced plans that will change that. 


Sue Lincoln

We have a treat for you today -- some politics and history courtesy of NPR’s Morning Edition commentator (and Louisiana native daughter Cokie Roberts.


Sue Lincoln

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne said last week the state is expecting a shortfall of between $200-million and $300-million for the fiscal year that ended June 30th. Those moneys will have to be made up out of this year’s already over-committed state revenues -- something that worries Louisiana Health Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee.

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When the administration said no to his requests for more money last month, Attorney General Jeff Landry didn’t like the answer, so he took his grievance to the legislature’s Joint Budget Committee last Friday.


Mark Carroll

When the state Bond Commission met Thursday, they voted to take out the governmental equivalent of a “payday loan”.


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A group of Louisiana homeowners is suing the state Department of Revenue over denial of solar tax credits.

Dawn Naquin of Theriot, Louisiana says she is "one of the people who bought solar panels with the intentions that I would be getting back a solar tax credit.”


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Last week, Governor John Bel Edwards was successful in getting the federal government to reduce Louisiana’s share of the disaster recovery costs from 25% to 10%.  He’s headed back to D.C. on Wednesday.  This time he’ll be asking for more money. 


Sue Lincoln

Governor John Bel Edwards, in cooperation with the Delta Regional Authority, announced funding Monday for seven new infrastructure projects to assist with economic development along the Mississippi River.


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“I guess we all know by now that Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the nation.”

And that’s what prompted a new performance audit by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor, looking for the reasons why. Karen LeBlanc with the auditor’s office told a state senate committee they examined data from the Department of Corrections for the years 2009 through 2015.


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