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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 19, 2018 - 7:04 pm
Have you ever noticed how much LSU Football Coach Ed Orgeron and Cookie Monster sound alike? Listen: Coach O Cookie Monster Mash Up.mp3 Why? You may ask. Well it was actually the result of two influences that had me edit those sound bites together. It started when a listener texted 870870 the day...
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October 19, 2018 - 4:58 pm
Jim Chesko reporting It was a mixed day for Wall Street: The Dow Jones Industrials rose 64 points, but the S&P 500 slipped 1 point, and the Nasdaq composite fell 36. The tech-heavy Nasdaq has lost ground 3 straight weeks. Oil futures rebounded slightly, gaining 47 cents to $69.12 a barrel. But...
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Chris Miller
October 19, 2018 - 4:28 pm
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development officials say the contractor hired to make repairs to the Sunshine Bridge over the Mississippi River will be on site this weekend. Coastal Bridge will begin building a platform to help them access the portion of the bridge that was damaged...
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October 19, 2018 - 3:43 pm
(WWL.com) It may be a warmer than normal winter outlook across most of the country, but forecasts say Louisiana will be in for an average Bayou Winter, with above average rain totals. State Climatologist Barry Keim says that’s due to the likely presence of a weak El Nino that’s sending cloudy...
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Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Miller
October 19, 2018 - 2:29 pm
The New Orleans Saints' Saintsations dance team made history this season with its first male member. Could the LSU Golden Girls soon join them? Maybe not, but a mysterious bearded stranger seems to be making the case for it in a series of imgur posts that have gone viral on Reddit and Facebook...
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Chris Miller
October 19, 2018 - 2:00 pm
Trader Joe's is recalling some pre-packaged salads sold in Louisiana because they may be contaminated with listeria or salmonella. According to the company's web site, the corn used in the salads is the problem. The salads include Trader Joe's Mexicali Inspired Salad, Trader Joe’s BBQ Flavored...
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Chris Miller
October 19, 2018 - 11:17 am
The Mega Millions lottery announced Friday morning that the jackpot prize has advanced to $1 billion. The cash option is $565 million. Dreams of instant riches have driven ticket sales sending the prize to new heights for the multi-state Mega Millions game. Odds of winning the jackpot are one in...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 19, 2018 - 10:39 am
A nasty smell led investigators to a dead body in the trunk of a car. "An officer was flagged down by a citizen who advised of a vehicle parked at the location with a foul odor and flies coming from it," according to the NOPD Major Offense Log. Authorities say that the officer got a warrant to...
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Jim Hanzo
October 19, 2018 - 9:49 am
NEW ORLEANS-The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for ­­­­­­­­­­­­Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. Water pressure in the Lower 9th Ward dropped below 20 pounds per square inch (psi) at approximately 8 a.m. as a water pump at the...
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October 19, 2018 - 8:42 am
(WWL.com) The Mega Millions jackpot for tonight is almost a billion dollars, and that’s got coworkers and friends dreaming big about pooling money for a better crack at the prize. But Lottery Lawyer Jason Kirkland says before you put in for the office pool, you need to cover yourself legally by...
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