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Saints mini camp Drew Brees
Seth Dunlap, WWL.com
Chris Miller
July 24, 2017 - 3:33 pm
All of the free tickets for this Saturday's Saints practice have been distributed, according to team officials. Tickets for the Sunday morning session at training camp are "very limited." "Fans are encouraged to act now in order to secure their free tickets for this date and others throughout...
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Chris Miller
July 24, 2017 - 2:18 pm
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in the 4200 block of Lac Couture Drive in Harvey. Police say around 11:45 a.m., officers were sent to investigate a report of gunshots in the area. "Responding deputies located a gunshot victim in the back...
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Chris Miller
July 24, 2017 - 1:33 pm
Police say a man and a woman trying to fool the self-checkout at a store in Thibodaux have been arrested for possession of stolen goods and drugs without a prescription. "Around 3:53 p.m. on Friday, July 21st, Kennth Eschette Jr. passed nearly $100 in merchandise over a scanner at a business in the...
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The Advertiser-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Miller
July 24, 2017 - 11:51 am
Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie is stepping down. Dabadie submitted a letter of retirement, effective at the end of the day. Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome promised to replace Dabadie as chief during her campaign, but Baton Rouge civil service rules prohibit the mayor from firing the...
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July 24, 2017 - 11:40 am
(AP) _ After three legislative sessions this year, Louisiana lawmakers don't intend to return for another to try to override the governor's budget vetoes. The House and Senate overwhelmingly voted to cancel the veto session, according to tallies released Monday. The session had been scheduled when...
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Chris Miller
July 24, 2017 - 11:21 am
The New Orleans Police Department is looking for a dark SUV it believes was involved in the drive-by shooting of an officer working a private detail. "We had an officer who was working a private, paid, off duty detail in the area of Jefferson and Camp Street," Chief Michael Harrison said this...
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Chris Miller
July 24, 2017 - 8:39 am
West Nile us back, with recent mosquito samples on both sides of the lake coming back positive. No human infections, but odds are most people wouldn't even know it if they were infected. Among people who get West Nile virus, eight in ten never even find out about it. "About 80 percent of people...
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Don Ames
July 24, 2017 - 7:59 am
Drivers have been enjoying unusually low gasoline prices to start the summer, but AAA says the reprieve will be short lived. "Our forecast is that, between now and Labor Day, we could see prices increase by about ten cents a gallon as we head into Labor Day," says Triple-A fuel analyst, Don Redman...
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A man died late Sunday night after flying off of the elevated Interstate 10 in New Orleans, landing on the Claiborne Avenue below. "The motorcyclist was traveling westbound in the left lane on Interstate 10 West near Perdido Street. For unknown reasons, he apparently lost control and struck the...
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A New Orleans police officer shot early Monday morning is recovering as cops look for the man who shot him as he sat in a car in Uptown New Orleans. "We had an officer who was working a private, paid, off duty detail in the area of Jefferson and Camp Street," Chief Michael Harrison said. "One round...
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