Officials cut the ribbon today on the LSU Center for River Studies, which features a 747 sized model of the bottom tip of the Mississippi river at. Jeff Palermo spoke to a scientist on why its important…
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New Orleans Police say several French Quarter strip clubs lost their liquor licenses because of criminal activity including prostitution and narcotics. Michelle Southern reports…:
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The Louisiana Department of Revenue begins accepting state income tax returns today. There are several ways to file, including electronically on the LDR website. Spokesperson Bryon Henderson says it’s the easiest and safest way to file…
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If you decide to use a tax preparer to file your return, there are several things the Department of Revenue wants you to be aware of. Henderson says it’s important to find a reputable preparer. Before signing, Henderson urges you to double check your information and meet with the taxpayer in person…
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Henderson says taxpayers can minimize delays in getting their refunds by making sure their personal information with the Department of Revenue is current…
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Their website is revenue-dot-louisiana-dot-gov-forward-slash-file-online. The final day to file is May 15th. Federal income tax returns can be filed starting today also, with a filing deadline of April 17th.
Officials are cutting the ribbon today on the new LSU Center for River Studies, which has a massive, interactive model of the bottom 179 miles of the Mississippi River. The project is the result of a collaboration between LSU and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. Director Clint Willson says it gives coastal scientists a powerful tool in the fight against coastal erosion.
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The model is roughly the size of a Boeing 747, and can simulate one year of river flow in one hour.
Willson says the model will be a great way to get the next generation interested in protecting the bayou.
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Willson says the exhibit will provide a fantastic area for policy makers and activists to network over coastal issues. He says the front line workers in particular will enjoy the space.
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Willson says the project is scheduled to be open to the public in the next month or two.
Several strip clubs on Bourbon Street have had their alcohol licenses pulled by the ATC after investigators say they found multiple instances of prostitution, lewd acts and, in some cases, illegal drug activity. NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison says they have a strong commitment to keeping the city free of criminal activity…:
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Harrison says each business has been told in writing, what offenses lead to their suspension — in many cases narcotics, but in every case prostitution. He says they had been getting complaints from citizens and from other businesses that this type of activity could have been taking place…:
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The ATC says more than 30 cases of prostitution were discovered, along with lewd acts. Harrison says this is an ongoing operation that is not over yet. He says if anybody chooses to create victims of human trafficking to turn a profit, you know should cops are still on alert…:
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Three hunters from West Feliciana Parish lost their lives in the Buffalo River area in Wilkinson County, Mississippi after their pontoon boat capsized. Two adults and a child were among the bodies recovered from the chilly water Sunday afternoon. Woodville Police Chief Jessie Stewart says authorities from several different agencies responded to the scene after hearing from a survivor of the accident…
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Officials believe the hunters were using the pontoon boat as a duck blind, it capsized after they stepped on it and the victims were trapped underneath. Stewart says the river’s cold temperatures didn’t help their chances of survival…
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The Slidell Police Department arrests two Gulfport men for allegedly trying to sell fake flat-screen televisions. Detective Daniel Seuzeneau says they got a report about the suspects’ activities taking place at a gas station near a Mardi Gras parade route. He says cops moved in to check the serial numbers on the TVs, and quickly learned that they weren’t stolen…:
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47-year-old Clover Sims and 44-year-old Lloyd Bradley are charged with theft by fraud. Seuzeneau says thankfully they arrived at the scene as someone was purchasing 4 of the phony TVs for $280, but it’s believed these men have scammed several individuals…: