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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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January 20, 2017 - 10:44 am
A Westwego police officer was shot and killed early this morning and a woman he was trying to help is also dead. Authorities believe a domestic dispute at Ames and Barataria resulted in a car crash involving the woman around 6:30 a.m. Jefferson Parish Newell Normand says the officer, 26-year-old...
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January 20, 2017 - 10:16 am
In his last days in office, former President Barack Obama approved sentence reductions for 330 federal inmates, 23 of those are from Louisiana. LSU New Orleans Public Health Criminologist Dr. Peter Scharf says these commutations were mostly drug related. “I think President Obama and some of the...
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January 20, 2017 - 9:12 am
Louisiana's flood recovery task force has agreed to Gov. John Bel Edwards' proposal to spend $1.2 billion in federal aid allocated by Congress, with most of the money targeted for homeowners. Under the plan approved Friday, $935 million would pay for rebuilding and repairs for thousands of...
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January 20, 2017 - 8:54 am
There is a threat for severe weather which could produce large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes. A disturbance aloft (upper-level low) will move across the state and this will help to set off some strong to severe storms. "Overnight, tonight, severe weather is possible with an enhanced risk...
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January 20, 2017 - 8:49 am
A Baton Rouge judge has refused to stall the effects of a higher court's ruling that could stop financing for more than 30 Louisiana public charter schools next week. An appellate court ruled this month that dollars from the state's public school funding formula can't pay for charter schools...
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January 20, 2017 - 6:44 am
It was an oddly festive and uniquely New Orleans-style of protest: A brass band played mournfully as demonstrators lowered a replica of the Statue of Liberty into a black coffin and began wheeling it through city streets. The so-called "Jazz Funeral for Lady Liberty" coincided with Friday's...
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January 20, 2017 - 5:24 am
A large police presence has shut down the Westbank-bound Crescent City Connection. A man is reportedly threatening to jump. WWL-TV reports police are trying to determine if the subject is Sylvester Holt, the suspect in this morning's fatal double-shooting of a Westwego police officer and a woman.
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January 20, 2017 - 2:30 am
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is considered one of the leading Democrats in the state and he weighs in on his feelings about the Trump administration. Landrieu says both Republicans and Democrats like President Trump’s proposal to invest one trillion dollars on infrastructure. “We believe that...
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January 20, 2017 - 1:47 am
Louisiana once again ranks at the top of a list of the fattest states in the country. A new State of Obesity report has Louisiana with the nation's highest obesity rate...36.2 percent. Melinda Sothern, Professor in the School of Public Health and Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans, says Louisiana...
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