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July 26, 2017 - 6:26 am
(AP) Louisiana's two U.S. senators were among the Republicans who agreed to start debating legislation to undo much of Barack Obama's health care law. The votes Tuesday from Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy helped Republicans reach the 50 votes - with Vice President Mike Pence as the tiebreaker...
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David Blake
July 25, 2017 - 8:16 pm
The New Orleans City Council's Criminal Justice Committee has approved a plan that could impact up to 30 percent of the juvenile offenders in the city. The plan is to allow police to issue a warning or court summons instead of hauling suspects down to the lock up. This would free up the officers to...
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USA TODAY
July 25, 2017 - 3:20 pm
(WWL.com) The 2017 NBA All-Star Game brought nearly $45 million to the state, according to a new LSU study. Co-author of the report Dr. Stephen Barnes says visitors spent a total of $24 million in the region over the weekend. He says people who attended the game spent an average of $1,400 per...
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Chris Miller
July 25, 2017 - 1:39 pm
What happens with the principle law enforcement agency in Louisiana's second-largest parish when Sheriff Newell Normand retires at the end of next month? Chief Criminal Deputy Joe Lopinto will assume the role of sheriff, with a special election to follow so voters can decide a more permanent...
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Jim Hanzo
July 25, 2017 - 12:40 pm
Kenner Police announced the arrest of two teenagers accused of a double shooting that happened Monday afternoon in the 3400 block of Williams Boulevard. 17-year-old Jamar Jefferson of Kenner has been charged with with the crimes of attempted first degree murder (2-counts), illegal carrying of...
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July 25, 2017 - 11:04 am
Two bodies have been discovered in a Covington-area trailer, this morning. The Coroner's Office told WWL-TV that autopsies will be done to determine the cause of death. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating.
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July 25, 2017 - 10:58 am
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand is retiring from law enforcement. He announced today that he is taking over the midday talk show on WWL FM 105.3/ AM 870. "It was a tough decision, because I love my work, my officers and the people of Jefferson parish; but this is an opportunity I couldn’t...
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July 25, 2017 - 10:46 am
WWL FM 105.3/AM 870 - New Orleans, Louisiana – July 25, 2017 – Sheriff Newell Normand is trading his badge, 40 years in law enforcement and 37 years with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office for the microphone and a new challenge - host of WWL Radio's midday show left vacant when Garland Robinette...
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July 25, 2017 - 10:24 am
National watchdog, Stop Animal Exploitation Now, believes the $100,000 fine against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for animal abuse at its New Iberia research laboratory does not go far enough. SAEN Co-founder Michael Budkie says the USDA previously took significant action against another...
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Jim Hanzo
July 25, 2017 - 9:23 am
A Republican congressman in Alabama is using a campaign ad, touting gun rights support, by including the audio of the shooting on a baseball diamond in the DC area, in his commercial. But could it backfire for Mo Brooks, the GOP congressman? Political analyst, Dr. Silas Lee says it all depends on...
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