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January 18, 2017 - 11:55 am
Secretary of State Tom Schedler is asking President-elect Donald Trump to undo President Obama’s designation that all 50 states’ election systems to be considered “critical infrastructure.” Schelder says it’s unclear why a critical classification is necessary, when there was no credible evidence of...
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January 18, 2017 - 10:40 am
The World Meteorological Organization announced 2016 was officially the warmest on Earth since 1880, when record keeping began. State Climatologist Barry Keim says we’ve gone three straight years for breaking the warmest year on record. He says there is clearly a pattern of increasing temperatures...
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January 18, 2017 - 10:11 am
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand talked crime stats in the Parish at an afternoon news conference. "We are pleased to announce that 2016 is the lowest crime rate year in Jefferson Parish since 1974," Normand announced. Normand said they experienced a 5 percent reduction in overall crime over...
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January 18, 2017 - 6:41 am
Authorities say the probe of a gruesome murder case in Kenner is far from over. Investigators believe the suspect killed and cut apart the man after the victim started sleeping with the murder's ex-girlfriend. Some of the victim's body parts have been recovered from the Reserve Canal, but others...
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January 18, 2017 - 3:07 am
State police say they've made an arrest in a deadly hit-and-run accident that happened in Chauvin. The pedestrian killed in the early morning accident was identified as 39-year-old Taylor Thibodeaux of Chauvin. He was struck by a car shortly before 12:30 a.m. He was hit as he walked on the shoulder...
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January 18, 2017 - 2:38 am
Researchers at the University of Vermont believe eating hot peppers could help you live longer, which is good news for Louisianans who love their spicy foods. Dr. Benjamin Littenberg with the Larner College of Medicine says their study found consumption of hot peppers was associated with a 13-...
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January 18, 2017 - 1:30 am
A Tulane University study finds the use of cockroach bait can eliminate enough pests in a home to reduce a child with moderate to severe asthma symptoms by nearly 50 days. Lead study author and Tulane University Public Health and Tropical Medicine Epidemiologist Felicia Rabito says the roaches eat...
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January 18, 2017 - 1:04 am
A new study finds workers of the Millennial generation spend more on their coffee than they put in their retirement savings! The survey for Acorns Money Matter of almost 2,000 younger workers finds 41 percent apparently not thinking ahead towards retirement. But there may be more to it than that,...
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January 17, 2017 - 10:23 am
Follow @ChrisMillerWWL St. Tammany Parish sheriff Randy Smith released more details today about the early Monday shooting near Slidell -- in which a homeowner killed a 22-year-old on the homeowner's property, but not in the house. The homeowner said Seth Flores was acting erratically. The sheriff...
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January 17, 2017 - 10:17 am
Despite floods, droughts, and freezing temperatures, experts say Louisiana strawberries are doing just fine. Whitney Wallace with the LSU AgCenter doesn’t think there will be too much damage to this year’s strawberry crop. She says the freeze affected some farmers worse than others, but all in all...
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