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Huey Long
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WWL Newsroom
January 20, 2020 - 4:52 pm
A new legislature was sworn in in Baton Rouge last week, and for the first time in nearly a century, Louisiana finds itself without a member of the Long family serving in public office. The political dynasty began with Governor Huey Long, the left-wing populist who pushed a massive public works...
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Cold weather
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Jim Hanzo
January 20, 2020 - 4:26 pm
The New Orleans metro area is in for some chilly temperatures. We'll expericence a light freeze north of the lake tonight and near freezing temperatures south of the lake. It's advised to take the proper freeze precautions. "Tonight will be clear and cold with Northshore lows in the upper 20s...
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Help Wanted job hiriing
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Chris Miller
January 20, 2020 - 3:43 pm
An economic forecast from Kiplinger holds some good and bad news for Louisiana -- increased economic growth, but at a pace likely to be tied for last in the nation. The state is institutionally behind the eight-ball, says UNO business professor Mark Rosa, who says cuts to higher education have hurt...
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Endymion
Jim Hanzo
January 20, 2020 - 3:15 pm
Some changes to parade routes for some Mardi Gras krewes, because of the collapsed Hard Rock Hotel site on Canal Street. The latest surrounds the Krewe of Endymion. The City of New Orleans reports that the " superkrewe" will parade down it's traditional Mid-City route from Orleans to Carrollton, to...
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MLK
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WWL Newsroom
January 20, 2020 - 2:31 pm
Kenny Kuhn reporting... Mayor Cantrell helped celebrate Dr. King's dream by giving an inspirational speech at today’s MLK Commemorative Celebration at the New Orleans Jazz Market in Central City. A crowd of people and community leaders joined the Mayor in a MLK Remembrance March around 10 a.m. The...
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Governor John Bel Edwards
Chris Miller
January 20, 2020 - 2:17 pm
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is the most popular Democratic governor, according to poll numbers gathered by Morning Consult. All fourteen governors ahead of him in the poll are Republicans. Morning Consult compiled approval polls taken between October 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Since...
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SIPA USA
WWL Newsroom
January 20, 2020 - 11:07 am
Kenny Kuhn reporting... The krewe of Zulu alters its route this year to avoid the hazardous Hard Rock Hotel collapse site. According to The Times Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate , city officials announced the krewe will not be rolling down Canal Street for safety reasons. Instead the Zulu...
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Super Bowl Trophy
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Jim Hanzo
January 20, 2020 - 10:33 am
The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV. We talked to some folks in Kenner to find out who they're going to pull for. "Probably San Francisco, they 've got an offense and defense," said one football fan. "Kansas City only has an offense. Their defense is...
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State Capitol
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AP News
January 20, 2020 - 8:05 am
BATON ROUGE, La. - A decades-old time capsule buried in the walls of the Louisiana Capitol building by former Gov. Huey Long has been uncovered. The state Senate says Long and architect Leon Weiss concealed a copper box behind the cornerstone in the northwest corner of the Capitol building in 1931...
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Volunteers
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WWL Newsroom
January 20, 2020 - 7:21 am
WWL's Patty Burnaman reporting... United Way is partnering with the mayor of New Orleans on Clean Up NOLA days as part of the way the city honors the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday, the United Way kicked off their observance of MLK day with more than 300 volunteers in the Hoffman triangle...
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