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Don Ames
August 22, 2019 - 10:06 pm
Sheriff Joseph Lopinto reports that the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that occurred just before 8:00 pm tonight in the 4100 block of East Ames Blvd. in Marrero. At around 7:55 pm, Third District deputies were dispatched to a report of a man shot inside a residence...
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WWL Newsroom
August 22, 2019 - 9:59 pm
Louisiana Insurance Commissioner James Donelon has issued a cease and desist order against State Farm in a dispute over hurricane deductibles before Hurricane Barry. The state Department of Insurance received a complaint July 17 from a policyholder who claimed the company was requiring a hurricane...
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Don Ames
August 22, 2019 - 8:36 pm
Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre is being sued by the ACLU, accusing his department of detaining a US Citizen for four days for immigration review because he was Hispanic. Legal Director Katie Schwartzmann says the office has a policy of unconstitutionally detaining Hispanic or Hispanic...
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WWL Newsroom
August 22, 2019 - 7:16 pm
A bagpiper played a somber “Amazing Grace” as Louisiana’s first and only female governor, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, returned to the state Capitol for her last time Thursday, carried in her casket by an honor guard for public viewing. Her former staff lined the building steps, and hundreds of...
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Chris Miller
August 22, 2019 - 6:05 pm
New Orleans Police homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in the 6700 block of Chef Menteur Highway. Police say shortly before 6:00 p.m. Thursday, officers found two male victims suffering from gunshot wounds in that area. Anyone who has information should call Crimestoppers at (504...
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Don Ames
August 22, 2019 - 4:54 pm
The state's most powerful business lobby, The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, is endorsing both Republican contenders in the Governor's race. It's a change of pace for the political powerhouse that did not endorse any candidate in last year's primary. Political Analyst Bernie...
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Chris Miller
August 22, 2019 - 3:01 pm
An hours-long effort to remove a car found lodged in an underground drainage canal has finally come to an end. The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board successfully dragged the car out of the Lafitte canal around 2:45 p.m. Thursday. As the crane hoisted the vehicle up near where the Lafitte...
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Chris Miller
August 22, 2019 - 2:48 pm
Tropical Depression Chantal is slowly weakening over the northern Atlantic Ocean while a low pressure system just off of Florida's Atlantic coast has a low chance of development. Chantal is moving east at 17 miles per hour but forecast to loop around to the south. "Weakening is expected, and...
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Steve Geller
August 22, 2019 - 2:08 pm
It seemed to take so long to get here, and now it’s over. The Saints held their final practice of training camp today, but it doesn’t mean the players are done. The team will adjust to a different schedule now as they get into regular season mode after they play the New York Jets in preseason game...
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WWL Newsroom
August 22, 2019 - 10:44 am
A proposed $248 million settlement has been reached in a decade-old federal court case over defective Chinese drywall that damaged homes and sickened residents. The proposed settlement between affected property owners and Taishan Gypsum Co. was filed in U.S. District Court in New Orleans. A...
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