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Don Ames
July 31, 2017 - 8:42 am
The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau kicks off the 2017 versions of 'Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown' and 'COOLinary New Orleans Restaurant Month' on Tuesday, August 1st. The two campaigns encourage locals to experience their hometown through the eyes of visitors while supporting the...
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Jim Hanzo
July 31, 2017 - 8:16 am
Teenagers seem to do better when school hours are later, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Later for teenagers, not so much for the younger kids going to school. Dr. Ryan Pasternak, associate professor of Clinical Pediatrics at LSU Health New Orleans, says starting school earlier...
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July 31, 2017 - 7:40 am
(WWL.com) A gun is stolen from a private owner every 67 minutes in Louisiana, according to the Center for American Progress. Vice President of Guns and Crime Policy for American Progress Chelsea Parsons appeared on The Jim Engster Show on WRKF and said Louisiana is in the top 15 states for the most...
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July 31, 2017 - 7:33 am
(AP) _ Tropical Storm Emily has formed in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of west-central Florida and is expected to move inland across the peninsula. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm's maximum sustained winds increased Monday morning to near 45 mph (72 kph) but it's expected to...
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Jim Hanzo
July 31, 2017 - 6:58 am
Today begins another construction project in New Orleans, in the Lakeview area. The intersection of Canal Street and City Park Avenue will be closed for four months, as the streetcar line will be extended. Crews will close down parts of Canal Street, Canal Boulevard and City Park Avenue in order to...
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Jim Hanzo
July 30, 2017 - 10:13 pm
Slidell police say one person is dead after a fatal stabbing in Slidell. Police say the incident happened around 6 p.m. Sunday night, in the 800 block of Pine Street. Officers were called to the scene related to a domestic disturbance. One person was stabbed. Police say the victim later died at a...
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July 30, 2017 - 5:34 pm
By Jeff Palermo Another LSU football season is underway as the Tigers have reported for preseason camp and they’ll practice for the first time Monday. Ed Orgeron is beginning his first full season as the head coach and he’s excited about a lot of things with his team, especially with his offensive...
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July 30, 2017 - 12:33 pm
New Orleans police are investigating a French Quarter robbery in which they say a man was beaten after he asked for directions. The incident took place about 4:30 a.m. Saturday near Decatur and St. Peter streets. According to a report from the NOPD, a 28-year-old man asked a group for directions...
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July 30, 2017 - 12:25 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana State University is searching for a new tiger mascot, with the university's president hoping to have a Mike VII on campus by the September start of football season. LSU President F. King Alexander says renovations to the tiger's on-campus habitat will be completed...
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July 30, 2017 - 7:37 am
Four teens are behind bars today for their involvement in the latest armed robbery blocks from Metairie's Lakeside Mall. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Norman said 17-year-old Davyn William and three 15-year-old juvenile suspects were arrested in connection with the incident late Friday night...
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