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January 20, 2017 - 12:39 am
UPDATE 9:28am: Sheriff says officer and civilian have both died after they were shot this morning A shooting has left a police officer and another person dead on the Westbank of Jefferson Parish. Initial reports indicate the driver of a U-Haul pickup truck shot the Westwego cop and a civilian at...
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January 20, 2017 - 12:20 am
Some nasty weather is possible after midnight tonight and through the day on Saturday. "The weather will quickly change from good to bad tonight," according to WWL TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum. "A disturbance aloft will move across the state, and this will help to set off some strong to severe...
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January 19, 2017 - 3:18 pm
Close to 60 recent recruits were accepted into New Orleans Police Department training academy classes despite red flags for several "risk factors," including possible drug use, unpaid child support and domestic abuse, federal monitors said. Their report, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, was...
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January 19, 2017 - 2:49 pm
The leader of Louisiana's House Republican delegation offered his proposal Thursday for slashing $304 million in state spending, to close a midyear deficit without needing the special legislative session Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards intends to call. Alexandria Rep. Lance Harris' plan, provided...
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January 19, 2017 - 2:33 pm
Federal regulators say a pipeline is leaking natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard are responding to the leak, reported Wednesday, in waters roughly 30 miles southwest of Cameron,...
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January 19, 2017 - 9:18 am
Authorities want to know if a man accused of abusing a girl in a New Orleans suburb in the early 2000s may have had more recent victims in other states. St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann says 54-year-old Timothy Gemelli of Slidell has been arrested on a charge of sexually abusing a girl...
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January 19, 2017 - 8:24 am
LSU announces a timeline for finding a new live mascot and the plan is to have a new tiger before the start of football season. Ginger Guttner with the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine says they are searching rescue facilities and sanctuaries for a young, male tiger to become Mike VII. "The plan,...
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January 19, 2017 - 7:26 am
Struggling to be successful with your New Year’s fitness resolution? Dr. Steven Heymsfield with LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center says if cutting calories is not working for you, undergoing behavioral counseling could help with weight loss. “Behavioral counseling, most people think of as...
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January 19, 2017 - 7:20 am
Follow @ChrisMillerWWL The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's office says a Slidell couple used credit card skimmers, pre-paid gift cards, and stolen identities to make fake credit cards, then used the bogus cards to purchase tens of thousands of dollars of high-end shoes. "An investigation, led by the...
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January 19, 2017 - 6:50 am
The leader of Louisiana's House Republican delegation is offering his proposal for closing a $304 million midyear deficit without needing a special legislative session. Alexandria Rep. Lance Harris' plan would levy the deepest reduction, $147 million, on the health department. Harris cites the...
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