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January 17, 2019 - 9:36 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans school board member withdrew from consideration for the board presidency Thursday night amid a flurry of criticism over her record of resistance to protections for LGBT students, but that didn't stop a torrent of vehement criticism that nearly led to her losing her...
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January 17, 2019 - 9:17 pm
(WWL.com) - Louisiana Speaker of the House Taylor Barras, for a third month in a row, has blocked the Revenue Estimating Committee from recognizing additional revenue for the state budget from an improving economy. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says the delay will prevent State Police...
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Don Ames
January 17, 2019 - 7:03 pm
The search for a man and woman missing after a boat capsized on the Mississippi River Wednesday has been suspended The owner of the workboat that capsized and sank in the River says the vessel has been found. Marine Spill Response Corp. of Herndon, Virginia, says the 32-foot workboat was located...
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Chris Miller
January 17, 2019 - 6:49 pm
New Orleans Saints running back has found a fall-back should he ever decide to leave football (let's hope that's not for years and years to come): collecting trash. Or, at least, lending his celebrity to local entrepreneur Sidney Torres. Kamara now appears in TV ads of IV Waste, Torres' waste...
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Chris Miller
January 17, 2019 - 4:37 pm
The Jazz Fest "Brass Pass" offered by WWOZ Radio has sold out, a day before general public tickets go on sale, The New Orleans Advocate reports. The Advocate 's Keith Spera writes it's the first mid-January sellout for the seven days of access. Note that it's seven days, even though this year's...
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January 17, 2019 - 4:37 pm
(WWL.com) Federal regulators have ordered Entergy to pay back customers in Louisiana and other states 135 million dollars for over charges. Spokesperson Lee Sabatini says that means the average customer will see a few bucks knocked off their January, February, and March bill. “In Baton Rouge a...
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January 17, 2019 - 3:49 pm
Jim Chesko reporting... Stocks finished in positive territory for the third-straight day, with the Dow Jones Industrials rising about 163 points and the Nasdaq Composite gaining 49. Crude-oil prices fell slightly. February crude slipped 24 cents to settle at $52.07 a barrel. Residential customers...
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Chris Miller
January 17, 2019 - 1:13 pm
A safety message to Causeway drivers is a hit -- telling commuters to "Drive like a Saint to avoid getting Ram'd." The New Orleans Saints play the Los Angeles Rams this Sunday and the winner goes to the Super Bowl. Causeway bridge general manager Carlton Dufrechou says he'd like to take credit for...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 17, 2019 - 11:27 am
The Northshore town of Mandeville is getting some positive attention from a huge travel website. "Expedia named the Mandeville area as the 'Best Place to Escape' in the State of Louisiana," according to a news release from St. Tammany Parish government. The travel site's article names the best...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 17, 2019 - 9:53 am
New Orleans police say a 59-year-old man is dead after an argument between two other people led to gunfire. "Two males were involved in a verbal altercation when one subject produced a gun and started shooting," according to a report in the NOPD Major Offense Log. "The second subject returned fire...
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