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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 20, 2019 - 11:55 pm
One person is dead after apparently trying to cross the road on Airline drive in Metairie. Louisiana State Police Trooper Jesse LaGrange confirms a pedestrian fatality. It happened around 10:00pm Friday night between Cleary and Causeway on Airline Drive.
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 20, 2019 - 11:27 pm
Gunfire rang out Friday night on Canal Blvd. in New Orleans. "The NOPD is investigating a homicide at the intersection of City Park Avenue and Canal Boulevard," Public Information Officer Aaron Looney confirmed. Witnesses described a series of gunshots around 10:30pm. Looney said, "There are a...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 20, 2019 - 9:36 pm
The Mandeville police officer shot and killed Friday was Captain Vincent “Vinny” Liberto Jr. "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing," Daniel M. Seuzeneau of the Slidell Police Department released on behalf of Mandeville PD. He says Liberto was a highly decorated and respected law...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 20, 2019 - 9:09 pm
A federal judge in New Orleans has sentenced the crew of a container ship to five years in prison for attempting to smuggle more than three tons of cocaine into the United States. “The U.S. Coast Guard interdicted the vessel in international waters south of Costa Rica,” Shane Jones in the United...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2010 file photo, a shrimp boat carrying oil collection booms anchors for the night in Gulf of Mexico off the Mississippi River delta south of Venice, La. It will be months before state officials know whether losses from floods and spillway openings qualify Louisiana as a fisheries disaster. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries officials say floods began around November 2018, and a full 12 months' data is needed to compare to averages for the previous 5 years. The governors of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama asked months ago for US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to declare a fisheries disaster, making federal grants available to affected people. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
Associated Press
September 20, 2019 - 6:39 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fresh water from Midwestern floods has killed oysters along the coasts of three states and cost Mississippi half of its blue crabs. Water that came through a Louisiana spillway killed 95% of the oysters in Mississippi's share of the Mississippi Sound and fed toxic algae blooms...
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Steve Geller
September 20, 2019 - 6:31 pm
The Saints have wrapped up their practice time in Seattle and are raring to go Sunday against the Seahawks. The team will not have QB Drew Brees (thumb), WR Tre’Quan Smith (ankle), and Sheldon Rankins (Achilles), who have all been ruled out. WR Ted Ginn Jr. (thigh), RB Zach Line (knee), and T...
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Chris Miller
September 20, 2019 - 2:48 pm
A Mandeville Police officer was shot and killed this afternoon and another was injured. "I have one policeman that's dead, another that's at a local hospital, being treated for a gunshot wound. He is expected to survive, " said Mandeville Polie Chief Gerald Sticker. "We have a wife that's grieving...
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LSU Tigers wide receiver Jontre Kirklin (13) runs after a catch against the Northwestern State Demons during the third quarter at Tiger Stadium.
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Kristian Garic
September 20, 2019 - 1:52 pm
No. 4 LSU opens Southeastern Conference play this weekend on the road against Vanderbilt. The Tigers and Commodores are headed in opposite directions. LSU is off to a sizzling 3-0 start, and Vanderbilt is 0-2 out the gate. Vanderbilt has been blown out in back-to-back games against No. 3 Georgia...
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Thomas Perumean
September 20, 2019 - 1:03 pm
Work on the new terminal at Louis Armstrong International Airport has entered its final days. In the next few weeks the last of touchups and prep work on the terminal interior, lighting, plumbing, set up are taking place. However, the Airport Board has yet to issue an official opening date. Recent...
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Chris Miller
September 20, 2019 - 12:07 pm
A Terrebonne Parish man is in jail on rape, battery, and cruelty to the infirm charges. The sheriff's office says it's thanks to an observant deputy and the bravery of the wheelchair-confined victim, who lived with her alleged assailant. An anonymous call requesting a welfare check led the...
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