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May 21, 2019 - 8:07 am
The cousin of former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has thrown his name in the race for Governor of Louisiana. Gary Landrieu's political views are much different than his cousin, Mitch. Landrieu says one of his first moves as governor would be cracking down on undocumented immigrants through an...
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Jim Hanzo
May 21, 2019 - 8:00 am
A unique, one-of-a-kind voice in New Orleans has died. Veteran journalist and voice of New Orleans, Ronnie Virgets has died at the age of 77. With his gravelly voice, Virgets could tell stories like no other about people and places in Big Easy. Virgets was a journalist, whose career began in the...
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Jim Hanzo
May 21, 2019 - 7:20 am
According to Accountemps, 58 percent of folks plan to take their vacations during the summer months of June, July, and August. This takes preparation by companies to be prepared when they're employees are out. Business and Finance professor at UNO, Mark Rosa, says it really is part of a supervisors...
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Jim Hanzo
May 21, 2019 - 6:48 am
Tuesday starts off with mostly cloudy skies and muggy. It will be bit breezy today under partly cloudy skies later on. Look for temperatures for our area to get up to around 90 degrees this afternoon. "It will be humid, so it will feel like 95-100°," said WWL-TV meteorologist Dave Nussbaum. "...
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Police say a woman went back to a hotel room with a man, then took his expensive watch. "The NOPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a subject believed to be responsible for a theft in the 900 block of Canal Street," according to a news release. It happened on May 5,...
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New Orleans police say officers were defending themselves when they shot and killed a suspect this past Friday. "Superintendent Ferguson has reviewed video from the incident which clearly shows the suspect firing upon NOPD officers, who then returned fire, fatally wounding him," Director of...
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Chris Miller
May 20, 2019 - 2:45 pm
Former Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts pleaded not guilty today to 29 federal charges against him. Federal prosecutors charged Roberts in a 32-page indictment accusing him of fraud and tax evasion. Former Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts pleaded “not guilty” to tax evasion and...
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May 20, 2019 - 2:10 pm
No support and not enough time. Legislation to raise the gas tax to fund infrastructure projects got shelved because of a lack of support. Bill author, Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter, was then prompted to request the winner of the fall gubernatorial election call a special “infrastructure...
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Chris Miller
May 20, 2019 - 1:39 pm
Former Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts' first court appearance is set for later this afternoon. He is accused in a 32-page indictment of 29 counts involving fraud and tax evasion. Roberts today released a statement that reads: "The greatest honor I had was representing the people for 21...
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Steve Geller
May 20, 2019 - 1:21 pm
There’s been some good luck brewing for New Orleans of late following the NOLA No Call in the NFC championship game. American Idol just crowned a winner, Laine Hardy, who is from Livingston, Louisiana, and the New Orleans Pelicans recently defied draft lottery odds to win the top pick in this year’...
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