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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
December 15, 2018 - 4:26 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Darius Bradwell rushed for a career-best 150 yards and two touchdowns to lead Tulane to its first postseason victory in 16 years, a 41-24 win over intrastate rival Louisiana-Lafayette in the Cure Bowl on Saturday. You want highlights?! We got highlights! Check out the best...
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Chris Miller
December 15, 2018 - 3:31 pm
A car backed out of the second floor of a parking garage in Metairie, WWL-TV reports. Emergency officials say they were notified around 2:20 p.m. about the crash in the 3200 block of 26th Street, near Causeway and I-10. Two people inside the vehicle were taken to University Medical Center...
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Don Ames
December 15, 2018 - 2:02 pm
Officials with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office say an investigation dubbed 'Operation Naughty List' has led to 22 arrests in the parish. The two-day operation came after more than six months of intelligence gathering within the LPSO Narcotics Division, officials said. Sheriff Jason Ard said...
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December 15, 2018 - 1:15 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A Louisiana grand jury has indicted a man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death as her 1-year-old son sat nearby in a stroller. 42-year-old Damone Ussin, of Gretna, was formally charged with second-degree murder in Jefferson Parish. Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson says...
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December 15, 2018 - 10:26 am
(WWL.com) - Tax season is here, and for some, that means tax refunds. According to research by financial technology company SmartAsset, just over 1.5 million taxpayers in the state will be owed a refund, with the average being right around $3,300. VP of Financial Education at SmartAsset AJ Smith...
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December 15, 2018 - 8:27 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Full military honors will be given to a Louisiana sailor whose remains have been identified more than 75 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Friday that the remains of Navy Seaman 2nd Class Charles C. Gomez Jr., of Slidell,...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 14, 2018 - 10:37 pm
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued a statement after a Texas court struck down Obamacare He said the ruling could impact hundreds of thousands of Louisianans with pre-existing health conditions. “Nearly 850,000 Louisianans with a pre-existing health condition face uncertainty and could lose...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 14, 2018 - 9:46 pm
Republican Whip Steve Scalise is speaking out after a federal judge struck down Obamacare as unconstitutional. "When Democrats forced Obamacare down the throats of the American people on a purely partisan basis, they threatened that the law needed to be passed so that people could find out what was...
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Chris Miller
December 14, 2018 - 4:23 pm
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the Smoothie King Center could do a better job at keeping its concessions areas clean, a report from ESPN finds. The sports network's Outside the Lines program checked food safety inspection records for 107 professional sports venues. The Superdome ranked 59th...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 14, 2018 - 3:29 pm
What witnesses say started with police chasing a car, ended with a man dead in the middle of the street on the Westbank. "They were hauling ass down 4th Street," one witness told WWL First News. "They ran head on into a car coming from the other way, and one of them come flying out the windshield...
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