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Chris Miller
February 20, 2019 - 11:52 am
St. Charles Ave. fire a loss not only to family that lived there, but to Mardi Gras history says Arthur Hardy The historic Downman-Kock-Montgomery-Grace mansion at 2525 St. Charles Ave. that was destroyed by fire Wednesday morning was home to generations of Carnival royalty, and the house contained...
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Don Ames
February 20, 2019 - 11:49 am
All residents on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish can now use their water without boiling or disinfecting A boil water advisory for the area was lifted late Wednesday morning. According to The Louisiana Department of Health and Jefferson Parish Water Department, the advisory was lifted around 11 a...
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February 20, 2019 - 10:19 am
(WWL.com) According to the Louisiana Department of Health, about one out of ten visits to a health care provider are for flu-like symptoms. While there are flu cases being reported all around the state, LDH indicates a big concentration of reports is in New Orleans. Flu bug expert Dr. Frank Welch...
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Chris Miller
February 20, 2019 - 9:40 am
Federal regulators are warning people not to seek a controversial treatment that involves infusions of plasma donated by young people. The FDA says it has learned about clinics in several state offering to treat aging-related ailments, from normal memory loss to serious conditions like Alzheimer's...
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Jim Hanzo
February 20, 2019 - 9:13 am
Fire burned through one of the historic mansions on St. Charles Avenue at Second Street. Crews arrived to find massive flames already spreading through the Garden District Mansion. pic.twitter.com/WfDzXzHEv1 — NOFD (@NOLAFireDept) February 20, 2019 "If it was a ballgame, we would have been down 40...
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Jim Hanzo
February 20, 2019 - 8:36 am
We are still a week and a half away from the Endymion parade on the Saturday before Fat Tuesday, and already some portions of the neutral ground are being spray painted as parade goers mark off their territory. The Endymion Parade rolls on Saturday, March 2nd, and on Orleans Avenue where thousands...
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February 20, 2019 - 7:46 am
(WWL.com) -- The Washington Parish town of Bogalusa, and it's financial woes, have helped set a new high water mark for the state taking over local finances. Louisiana now has a record seven entities under the control of fiscal administrators, agents of the state who are appointed when a...
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February 20, 2019 - 6:55 am
Jennifer Kushinka reporting... Following a spike in flight cancellations and delays in the past several daysdue to reported maintenance issues, Southwest Airlines has taken the unusual step of publicly apologizing to customers and blaming the mess on its mechanics' union. The airline, which has...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 20, 2019 - 6:29 am
Get ready for a lot of rain. "A line of showers and storms associated with the cold front will be moving east today," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum warned. "This line will arrive later this morning and then stall over us this afternoon/evening." He says storms ahead and along the line could be...
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USA TODAY
Six games remain in the regular season for #13 LSU and the Tigers are 11-1 in SEC play, which is tied for the top spot with #5 Tennessee. Those two team will meet on Saturday, but the Bayou Bengals have other business at hand first. 6-6 Florida comes in the PMAC Wednesday having won their last two...
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