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January 21, 2017 - 4:54 am
The suspect in the deaths of a police officer and a woman he had stopped to help has died. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's spokesman John Fortunato said Saturday that Sylvester Holt died late Friday at University Hospital in New Orleans. Authorities say the 32-year-old Holt shot himself in the chest...
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January 21, 2017 - 2:28 am
A twister has wreaked havoc on the Hattiesburg area of southern Mississippi. Four people were killed and scores of homes were flattened early Saturday when a tornado hitting in the dark of night ripped through a city in southern Mississippi, officials said. The city of Hattiesburg said via its...
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January 21, 2017 - 2:22 am
A man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and a police officer was in critical condition after ending an hourslong standoff by shooting himself in the chest, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand. During the hours Friday when Sylvester Holt, 32, was threatening to jump from...
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January 21, 2017 - 1:55 am
The line of showers and thunderstorms that had threatened the metro area is moving towards the coast and the threat of severe weather for the area is over. An earlier Tornado Watch expired at 7 o'clock Saturday morning. However, a 30 percent rain chance continues for Saturday afternoon and evening...
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January 21, 2017 - 12:03 am
State financing for more than 30 Louisiana public charter schools won't be disrupted next week. Superintendent of Education John White said a state appellate court late Friday delayed the impact of its ruling that money from Louisiana's public school funding formula can't pay for charter schools...
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January 20, 2017 - 5:10 pm
We are watching for some nasty weather. "There is an enhanced risk for severe weather overnight into Saturday morning," according to WWL TV Chief Meteorologist Carl Arredondo. He says the risk lasts until 8am. Most of Southeast Louisiana is under a tornado watch. "Damaging winds, large hail,and...
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January 20, 2017 - 4:17 pm
The man who allegedly shot and killed a pregnant woman and a Westwego police officer was hospitalized Friday night. Jefferson Parish Newell Normand says Sylvester Holt was in in critical condition. Louisiana State Trooper Melissa Matey says Holt shot himself in the chest after an all day standoff...
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January 20, 2017 - 3:57 pm
Violence erupted during a protest of President Donald Trump in downtown New Orleans Friday. Police arrested fifteen people. "We have eleven individuals for felony arrest for criminal damage to property," said New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison. "Fourteen charges for inciting a riot...
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January 20, 2017 - 1:14 pm
President Donald Trump has signed his first executive order as president, ordering federal agencies to ease the burden of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law. Presidential spokesman Sean Spicer refused to offer details on the order. Mr. Trump was joined in the Oval Office by Vice...
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January 20, 2017 - 12:02 pm
Police report the man who has been threatening to jump off the Crescent City Connection has shot himself. Louisiana State Police confirms the man is Sylvester Holt, the suspect in the shooting deaths of 32-year-old Simone Veal, and 26-year-old Westwego Police Officer Michael Louiviere. The double-...
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