Local News

June 24, 2018 - 9:14 am
Local law enforcement plans to keep things cool in New Orleans this summer. As the season's first weekend arrives, criminals in the city are being put on notice. At a joint news conference, New Orleans Police Chief Michael Harrison announced a group effort to calm crime in the city, with State...
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June 23, 2018 - 2:23 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Music fans in New Orleans are getting a new, multimillion-dollar venue for concerts and other live performances. News outlets report that the Live Nation entertainment company plans to open The Fillmore at Harrah's New Orleans in the second story of the city's downtown casino...
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June 23, 2018 - 1:40 pm
(WWL.com) - U.S. Senator John Kennedy has attached an amendment to an appropriations bill to keep taxpayer money from going towards first-class airline tickets for federal employees. Kennedy says there’s only two reasons why a federal worker should receive a taxpayer funded first-class ticket. "If...
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June 23, 2018 - 12:29 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana lawmakers are speeding to an early end of their latest special session, with a tax deal in hand to avoid deep budget cuts and keep state finances on track for seven years. Senate committees Saturday quickly advanced a sales tax bill to raise $463 million for the...
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June 23, 2018 - 12:18 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana will take longer than expected to pick the company to replace the state's decade-old voting machines. In May, the Secretary of State's Office said a winner bidder was expected to be chosen this month. But the agency said Thursday that timeline has been pushed back...
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June 23, 2018 - 11:16 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ An associate professor of philosophy at the University of New Orleans has been awarded a three-year, $1.8 million grant to study entrepreneurship patterns in urban communities. Chris Surprenant plans to work with academics from historically black colleges, including Dillard...
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June 23, 2018 - 10:26 am
The Louisiana SPCA is past capacity and is cutting adoption fees in half this weekend to help find new homes for pets. 103 animals were taken in last week, according to the LASPCA, pushing them past their capacity of 350. The shelter took in 24 pets surrendered by their owners, 35 animals rescued...
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June 23, 2018 - 7:46 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Democratic state senators are pushing legislation asking Gov. John Bel Edwards to recall Louisiana National Guard troops at the Texas border, until separated families who entered illegally are reunited with their children. The request is sponsored by New Orleans Sen. J.P...
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June 23, 2018 - 7:42 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A trial date has been set for a white man accused of shooting at three black men in what federal prosecutors said was a racially motivated attack following Hurricane Katrina. The case of Roland Bourgeois Jr. has dragged on for years. He was indicted five years after the 2005...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
June 23, 2018 - 12:16 am
After what officials call a "near miss," New Orleans EMS is reminding residents that children should never be left unattended in vehicles. It comes after a small child was locked in a hot car. "EMS was called to a parking lot in the Eighth District for a 2-year-old child who had accidentally been...
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