Fifth body of Seacor Power crew said to be recovered in Gulf Sunday night

BY MATT SLEDGE | STAFF WRITER PUBLISHED APR 18, 2021 AT 10:29 PM | UPDATED APR 19, 2021 AT 12:37 PM  The body of another member of the Seacor Power lift boat's crew was found Sunday night, according to relatives, leaving eight crew members still missing. The relative of one missing man posted about the discovery on Facebook, and another confirmed the news to WGNO-TV. The body has yet to be identified. The Coast Guard and the company that owns the boat, Seacor, didn't immediately make an official announcement. Relatives have provided many of the updates on ongoing search...

Marijuana legalization in Louisiana gets boost from public support: 'The tide is changing'

BY SAM KARLIN | STAFF WRITER MAY 1, 2021 - 6:15 PM Republican state Rep. Scott McKnight, a conservative 40-year-old Baton Rouge businessman, was torn over the proposal in the Louisiana Legislature to legalize marijuana for recreational use. A former reserve deputy in East Baton Rouge Parish, he knew law enforcement has concerns with the idea. But one thing that helped sway McKnight to vote for the bill – making him one of three Republicans to send the proposal out of committee and on to the full House for debate in a historic vote – was public opinion."I have not received...
By Sabrina Wilson Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 6:33 PM CDT NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Former New Orleans City Councilman Oliver Thomas has taken steps toward a potential run for the District E council seat. Thomas left the council years ago after admitting he committed a federal crime but says if he decides to enter the race, he will be asking voters to give him a second chance. “There’s an exploratory committee, people are looking at the polling, meeting with a lot of community groups in the east, the lower 9th Ward and what’s considered District E,” said Thomas. District E includes...

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