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Ian Hoch
July 23, 2019 - 8:47 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Crews spent Monday night cleaning molasses from one block of a four-lane street along New Orleans' French Quarter. Police say a container truck spilled about 300-500 gallons of it Monday evening after a rubber shipping bladder broke. Both eastbound lanes of Rampart Street...
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WWL Newsroom
July 23, 2019 - 2:56 pm
One of the Republican candidates for Governor of Louisiana has released his first statewide TV ads of the campaign. The content which heavily lean into Eddie Rispone's historical support for President Trump. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat call it a good ad, targeted the Republican base which is...
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Amos Morale III
July 23, 2019 - 2:33 pm
Pelicans Executive Vice President of Basketball operations David Griffin began Tuesday’s introductory conference call for New Orleans’ newest player J.J. Redick saying that the former Duke standout and NBA veteran was the franchise's top target in free agency. “From the time that I started with the...
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Chris Miller
July 23, 2019 - 2:29 pm
A judge at the Jefferson Parish courthouse today denied bail for 22-year-old Sean Barrette, who is accused of going on a murderous shooting spree last month. Barrette faces charges of first and second degree murder. Investigators say Barrette randomly selected his victims as he shot them with a .40...
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David Blake
July 23, 2019 - 1:46 pm
We all know that it floods in New Orleans and plenty of areas get high water all the time, but recent rains have caused flooding in parts of downtown New Orleans that usually remain dry. Water has crept into shops, restaurants, and hotels. Long-time inhabitants are stumped. Kurt Weigle is president...
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Thomas Perumean
July 23, 2019 - 11:06 am
Tulane researchers wanted to know how well the lighted crosswalks along the nine Lafitte Greenway intersections were doing their job. What they found is the opposite. When a cyclist or pedestrian triggered the lights, most drivers failed to stop. A little less than half of the drivers stopped when...
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The National Hurricane Center says there is a chance we could see some tropical development in the Gulf of Mexico this week. The chance, however, is low. "A non-tropical low pressure area could form over the northern Gulf of Mexico by late Wednesday or Thursday. Thereafter, conditions could become...
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July 23, 2019 - 9:00 am
Now that bays are closing on the Bonnet Carre Spillway, the lake can begin the process of recovery. Dr. John Lopez with the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation says this will take some time but he's confident the lake will recover. "The lake has some natural potential to recover, in fact, I would...
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Chris Miller
July 23, 2019 - 7:37 am
A new survey finds a third of U.S. workers say they seriously considered quitting their jobs at some point in the last three months. And some of them are considering it even if they don't have new employment immediately lined up. It's a sign of a good economy, says UNO business professor Mark Rosa...
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A rare midsummer cold front is making its way through the state of Louisiana. State Climatologist Barry Keim says ahead of the less humid and cooler conditions, rainfall will be widespread across Louisiana today. “It’s cutting across Louisiana today. It’s going to bring widespread thunderstorms to...
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