Local News

David Blake
July 04, 2017 - 3:46 pm
Fireworks in Jefferson Parish, for the most part, are illegal! That's the word today from Sheriff Newell Normand, who tells WWL First News that there are some exceptions, with Gretna, Lafitte, and Grand Isle excluded. Normand says, in some neighborhoods people get clever, so they don't get caught...
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July 04, 2017 - 2:40 pm
(WWL.com) The state department of transportation is mourning the loss of one its employees who was killed while fixing potholes near New Iberia. DOTD spokesperson Rodney Mallett says 63-year-old Paul Featherston was standing behind a dump truck when he was struck by an elderly driver. "Featherston...
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Jim Hanzo
July 04, 2017 - 11:08 am
If you are cooking outdoors at a picnic or backyard barbecue, be careful with the food. One thing you don't want, is for someone to get sick from food poisoning. Amanda Morris, Registered Dietician at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, says one of the biggest mistakes, is leaving food...
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July 04, 2017 - 10:30 am
(WWL.com) Louisiana voters’ private information will not be released, no matter what the Trump Administration says. That’s according to Secretary of State Tom Schedler, who says he denied the voter information request from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which is looking...
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Don Ames
July 04, 2017 - 7:19 am
Fireworks abound in metro New Orleans this year to celebrate the 4th of July New Orleans puts on its big event tonight, the 'Go Fourth on the River' Dueling Barges Fireworks Display, on the mighty Mississippi. "We have some phenomenal new shells," says Debbie Bresler, with the Riverfront Marketing...
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Chris Miller
July 04, 2017 - 6:49 am
The beach, pools, and backyard barbecues are some of the more popular ways people are spending the 4th of July. "Going over to Pass Christian, Mississippi, and spending the day on the beach and just celebrating our independence," said one man in downtown New Orleans. "Just celebrating out...
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New Orleans cops say they busted chop-shop in New Orleans East. "NOPD detectives recovered a stolen U.S. Postal Service truck, five additional stolen vehicles, two stolen commercial trailers and other stolen items during a search warrant from a suspected 'chop-shop' on Chef Menteur Highway." A news...
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July 03, 2017 - 9:24 pm
(AP) An Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputy has been killed in a single-car crash. 21-year-old Deputy Seth Bourgeois was ejected from his vehicle after he crossed the center line on LA 304 East and overcorrected to the right on Sunday. A news release from the Louisiana State Police says he was not...
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July 03, 2017 - 6:29 pm
(WWL.com) If you like hot and sticky weather, then you’ll enjoy this Independence Day. State Climatologist Barry Keim says there’s almost no chance of rain, and winds are pumping in high humidity levels from the Gulf of Mexico. “We can expect afternoon temperatures in the low to mid 90s, very...
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July 03, 2017 - 5:25 pm
(AP) - Authorities say a two-year-old who was found unresponsive in a swimming pool is in critical condition. It's reported that the child was found in a swimming pool Saturday. The name of the child has not been released. Ponchatoula police and medical personnel received an emergency call about...
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