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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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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
July 23, 2017 - 10:28 pm
New Orleans Police are looking a kidnapped woman and the man who allegedly abducted her after a night at Dave and Busters. "The victim was having drinks and playing video games with the perpetrator at 1200 Poydras," Public Information Officer Juan Barnes said in an email. "The victim and...
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July 23, 2017 - 5:32 pm
Cops in Livingston Parish are trying to figure out how a man died. Deputies Sunday were dispatched to 13990 Pine Park Drive in Walker. Sheriff Jason Ard said in a news release, "Upon arrival on scene, deputies located a deceased 61-year old male. It appears the victim died of a gun shot wound." He...
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July 23, 2017 - 2:14 pm
LSU Dental School’s main building will be closed Monday after heavy rains caused flooding and damaged electrical equipment. According to school officials, rain Saturday flooded the basements of the main buildings on the campus, located at 1100 Florida Avenue. Reports said the buildings took on 1.5...
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July 23, 2017 - 1:53 pm
WWL.com Reporting A poll on the State Treasurer's race finds it to be a wide open contest. The October 14th election features three well-funded Republicans, Angele Davis, Neil Riser and John Schroder. JMC Analytics pollster John Couvillon says the GOP candidates are polling in the high single...
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July 23, 2017 - 1:32 pm
We're still looking at a potentially wet Sunday afternoon, with a 50 percent rain chance yet today. "Some showers that develop could drop heavy amounts of rainfall, kind of like we saw over the city Saturday," says WWL-TV Meteorologist, Chris Franklin. Then, we begin to dry out and heat up again...
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July 23, 2017 - 12:16 pm
WWL.com Reporting The Department of Children and Family Services launches a program aimed at improving the foster care system. On any given day, there are more than 4,000 Louisiana children in foster care. DCFS Secretary Marketa Garner Walters says they want to raise expectations for foster parents...
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July 23, 2017 - 10:21 am
Louisiana's attorney general is warning residents not to believe online ads that say people can receive money from a settlement reached between states and tobacco companies. Attorney General Jeff Landry says his office has received questions about online promotions suggesting individuals can access...
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July 23, 2017 - 8:48 am
New Orleans Police are investigating a French Quarter robbery early Sunday morning in which the victim thought the robber was a parking attendant. It happened in the 500 block of Decatur Street, just before 4 a.m. Sunday. According to the NOPD, the 67-year-old victim was approached by a man posing...
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July 23, 2017 - 6:25 am
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says a man was killed after an apparent domestic dispute in Slidell Saturday morning. Investigators say it happened shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Seville Court in the Huntwyck Village subdivision. 37-year-old Rondy Vernon was taken to...
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