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USA TODAY
April 22, 2019 - 6:11 pm
A House committee has approved a bill to let Louisiana residents buy Team Gleason Foundation license plates which would help support the former Saints player in his fight against ALS. It was the memorable punt that Gleason blocked against the Atlanta Falcons, which helped lead the Saints to victory...
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Jim Hanzo
April 22, 2019 - 4:51 pm
Slidell Police arrested a man who led police on a chase through the city, ending with the suspect crashing his vehicle and feeling on foot. Around 11:40 a.m., a Slidell Police officer attempted a traffic stop on a man driving a green Honda Accord for a traffic violation. The man, identified as 21-...
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Jim Hanzo
April 22, 2019 - 3:24 pm
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office say they arrested a man for sex crimes earlier this month and the investigation is continuing. 30-year-old Benjamin Holbert, of Larose was arrested on April 8 after a juvenile victim came forward. Detectives are now asking the public to assist with the ongoing...
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Chris Miller
April 22, 2019 - 1:20 pm
Just in time for Earth Day, America's Wetland Foundation has finished a big restoration project in Terrebonne Parish. "We have Earth Day every day because we're suffering from coastal land loss," said AWF managing director Val Marmillion. "We've restored 150 acres of wetlands by planting 35,000...
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Jim Hanzo
April 22, 2019 - 11:21 am
A poll out suggests that we love to pamper ourselves. How much? Americans spend on average 199 dollars a month or a little over 23 hundred a year on that disposable income. Robert Bute Financial Advisor for Destiny Investments in Metairie says that is absolutely true. "That's reasonable when you...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 22, 2019 - 10:38 am
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell appeared before the New Orleans City Council today to defend here decision to lower the threshold for issuing camera speeding tickets in school zones without any public notice. "I stand by that decision and will not in any way apologize," she insisted. Mayor LaToya...
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USA TODAY Sports
April 22, 2019 - 8:48 am
Tom Perumean reporting... Since when is second place a victory? A Baton Rouge billboard saluting the second place finish of the LSU Gymnastics Team at the NCAA College Gymnastics Championship over the weekend in Fort Worth has drawn the attention of one detractor. No, you can’t put up a billboard...
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Don Ames
April 22, 2019 - 7:23 am
U.S. pet owners are increasingly feeding fresh food to their dogs and cats. Fido is not necessarily being fed dried dog food anymore. And those canned canine meals are falling out of favor as well. These days the pets are getting diced chicken with sweet potatoes and spinach. Some veterinarians...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 22, 2019 - 6:56 am
Two people are hospitalized after a shooting near the Orleans/Jefferson line on Airline Drive early this morning. The NOPD says cops responded around 3:00am. "We are currently working a shooting at Airline and Eagle where two people have been shot," Officer Garry Flot said in an email. "After the...
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Jim Hanzo
April 21, 2019 - 8:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS— The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water near Panama City Beach, Florida, Sunday. The Coast Guard and partner agencies searched approximately 1,281 square-nautical miles for over 27 hours but were unable to locate the missing man. “The Coast Guard searched...
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