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October 22, 2019 - 11:40 am
By: Tim Zimmer Saints Head Coach Sean Payton, fresh off his 36-25 win over the Chicago Bears, joined Zach Strief and Bobby Hebert on Monday night’s Saints Coaches Show to talk about the win in the Windy City. The Saints offense moved the ball efficiently and was able to score on four of their last...
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Jim Hanzo
October 22, 2019 - 8:57 am
The 19-year-old Alabama freshman accused of calling in a bomb threat to Tiger Stadium during the LSU-Florida game because a friend was on the verge of losing a large bet, pleaded not guilty. East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore says a prank of this magnitude is not being taken lightly. “...
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Jim Hanzo
October 22, 2019 - 8:32 am
New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees is planning on practicing this week to see how his throwing hand feels. He could be ready to play against the Arizona Cardinals. Should Brees wait, he'll get an extra week to heal because the Saints have a bye following the Cardinals game before taking on...
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Associated Press
October 22, 2019 - 7:21 am
(AP) — Louisiana's insurance commissioner is warning the state's motorists to be cautious of buying used cars that could have been flooded in neighboring Texas by Tropical Storm Imelda. Commissioner Jim Donelon says Louisiana consumers should look for signs of water damage in used vehicles they...
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Thomas Perumean
October 22, 2019 - 7:08 am
A lawsuit filed against the builder of the collapsed Hard Rock Hotel is seeking damages on behalf of the employees of the damaged Saenger Theatre. The plaintiff in the case is a part time employee. "You have workers who are working in businesses in the areas that were closed off," attorney Mark...
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Thomas Perumean
October 22, 2019 - 6:40 am
A pair of lawsuits have been filed against Mike Tregre accuse the Sheriff of St. John the Baptist Parish of wrongful termination of black women based on racial and gender bias. The twist is Sheriff Tregre is an African American as well. The suits were filed in District Court in New Orleans. One...
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Thomas Perumean
October 22, 2019 - 6:15 am
As city officials wrestle with the collapsed the Hard Rock Hotel project, a new hotel is approved. This new 240 room hotel is set to be built right across the street from the Hard Rock. The project will be reach higher into the sky than the Hard Rock, which got a variance to be built as tall as it...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 21, 2019 - 8:37 pm
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto says they have arrested the man wanted for trying to lure a child with candy, then threatening the shoot him. "This morning, our investigators received a Crimestoppers tip," Captain Jason Rivarde said in a news release. They arrested 40-year-old Wyman Quinn of...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 21, 2019 - 8:15 pm
The Downtown Development District is urging people to help support open businesses near the Hard Rock Hotel collapse site. "Take a walk along Canal Street and to the surrounding areas to support our Downtown and French Quarter businesses," the DDD said in a release. The concern is that people are...
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Jim Hanzo
October 21, 2019 - 5:49 pm
There's a debate after all. Governor John Bel Edwards and Eddie Rispone will face off in what is likely to be the only gubernatorial debate of the run-off October 30th on Louisiana Public Broadcasting. LPB partnered with Council for a Better Louisiana to host the debate, and CABL President Barry...
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