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Louisiana will now require unanimous jury verdicts in state criminal cases, leaving Oregon as the lone state that does not. The 120-year-old practice was voted down by a wide margin by Louisiana voters Tuesday. The amendment saw little public opposition among elected officials with most Louisiana politicians either supported Amendment 2 or remained silent on the issue. (Read more)
Other Highlights from the 2018 Midterms Elections:
- Political novice Gwen Collins-Greenup, an African-American Democrat who raised less than $5,000 for her campaign, stunned the secretary of state field by earning a runoff spot with Kyle Ardoin in a crowded field.
- Rep. Steve Scalise will remain in the US House of Representatives, beating his five challengers in Tuesday’s midterm election.
- Rep. Cedric Richmond, Louisiana’s lone congressional Democrat, retained his seat in the US Congress.
- The Democrats took back the House with an outpouring of voter enthusiasm, breaking the GOP's monopoly on power in Washington.
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Only a small fraction of criminals pay the court-ordered restitution they owe to their victims in the New Orleans metro area. Police and prosecutors say there’s often little incentive for them to pay up. (Read more)
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More unsettled weather is expected for the rest of the week. Another cold front will move into SE Louisiana today. It will bring us more scattered showers and thunderstorms. A few of the storms could be strong to possibly severe. (Read more)
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For a lot of people, meeting that 7-9 hour window of sleep each night is difficult. The Center for Disease Control says if you are having difficulties falling asleep, you should follow these tips. (Read more)
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Marcus Green knows the stress and anger of a customer-service nightmare. The repetitive phone calls to a string of service agents, each telling him something different. Letters demanding a resolution that never comes. He also knows what it’s like when what’s at stake is his most important possession: his home. (Read more)
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