Government

Turbine Troubles at Carrollton Generating Station
SWBNO
Thomas Perumean
December 15, 2019 - 9:11 am
The explosion that rocked the Carrollton Avenue generating plant Saturday afternoon could have serious repercussions for New Orleans is a serious storm hits the City. S&WB's main turbine Number-Four went off line Saturday with a compressor problem. That's when back up turbine Number-Five was...
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December 14, 2019 - 7:49 am
The City of New Orleans says there's no estimate for when computer service will be restored to New Orleans government offices after a Friday morning cyberattack forced workers to shut down their computers and disconnect from the internet. City, state and federal authorities are investigating the...
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Bringing down the house
Thomas Perumean
Thomas Perumean
December 13, 2019 - 11:16 am
It took years to get approved, months to buildm and moments to throw New Orleans into chaos. The collapsed Hard Rock Hotel structure will remain an eyesore on the city's skyline at least until Summer 2020. Fire Superintendent Timothy McConnell says Thursday the first job is shore up the collapsed...
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Cameron Henry
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WWL Newsroom
December 12, 2019 - 7:54 pm
Louisiana's income forecasting battles are continuing into Gov. John Bel Edwards' next four-year term. The House's Republican budget committee chairman Cameron Henry refused Thursday to boost the state's revenue projections as sought by the Democratic Edwards administration. Henry says the state...
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Gov. Edwards
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WWL Newsroom
December 05, 2019 - 8:14 pm
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards won't have an inaugural ball to celebrate the start of his second term in office. The disruption to tradition is caused by college football's national championship game. The Democratic governor will be sworn in for his second term, along with other statewide elected...
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OMV still effected by ransomware attack
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Thomas Perumean
December 03, 2019 - 10:14 am
Louisiana’s Office of Motor Vehicles is still operating at a limited capacity two weeks after a ransomware attack took all state computers offline to be scrubbed of the invasive malware. Division of Administration spokesperson Jacques Berry says they’ve managed to get 54 of the 79 OMV stations...
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Trump impeachment inquiry
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WWL Newsroom
December 01, 2019 - 11:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The “three amigos” used to stand for one thing in Washington — the pack of globe-trotting senators led by John McCain who brought American idealism to the world’s trouble spots. Now it refers to another trio, the Trump envoys who pushed Ukraine to pursue investigations of...
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Injured Hard Rock worker faces deportation
Thomas Perumean
Associated Press
November 25, 2019 - 6:26 am
(AP) — A construction worker hurt in the collapse of New Orleans hotel may be deported to his home country of Honduras. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports Delmer Joel Ramirez Palma was arrested by immigration authorities days after the Oct. 12 collapse that killed three people and...
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2020 Census
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WWL Newsroom
November 23, 2019 - 11:50 am
With billions in federal aid and seats in Congress at stake, some states are dragging their feet in carrying out one of the Census Bureau's chief recommendations for making sure everyone is counted during the 2020 census . Five states — Louisiana, Nebraska, Florida, South Dakota and Texas — have...
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Thomas Perumean
November 19, 2019 - 6:45 am
The federal government is considering the empty North Shore Square mall, along with two other properties, to locate the National Finance Center. The NFC is the processing center for handling payroll for the U.S. Navy. Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer told the Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate he's known...
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