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Associated Press
November 05, 2019 - 5:23 am
(AP) -- Tennessee-based First Horizon and the Louisiana-based IberiaBank are combining in a deal worth $3.9 billion. The regional banking companies announced what they are calling a "merger of equals" in a statement Monday. The combined company will have its headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee, and...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 04, 2019 - 9:22 pm
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Metairie homicide. "The case initially began as missing persons investigation yesterday evening, but was changed to a homicide with the discovery of the victim’s body this afternoon," Captain Jason Rivarde said. He says when deputies went to...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 04, 2019 - 8:52 pm
WWL TV Meteorologist Chris Franklin has a new role at Channel 4. "I am honored and humbled to be named the chief meteorologist," he said in a Facebook post. "I am following in the footsteps of legends such as Al Duckworth, Nash Roberts, Dave Barnes, and Carl Arredondo." Franklin takes over for Carl...
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Chris Miller
November 04, 2019 - 4:12 pm
Football is often a game of numbers, and Tom Benson School in Kenner knows that there's a lot those numbers can teach young students about math. For the Falcons, it was a franchise defining collapse. For our kids at @benson_school , 28-3 is the foundation for a fun math lesson that’ll make you...
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Chris Miller
November 04, 2019 - 3:34 pm
After the dust settles from LSU vs. Alabama, the Fighting Tigers will take on their old rivals in Oxford, the Ole Miss Rebels. The university today announced that ESPN will televise the game at 6:00 p.m. LSU will face Ole Miss at 6 p.m. on ESPN. -- https://t.co/DzaPFu1CyP pic.twitter.com/I3NSKhzTUW...
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Chris Miller
November 04, 2019 - 2:47 pm
President Donald Trump will be in the stands at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa for the LSU/Alabama football game, according to a report in The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate . Both CNN and Sports Illustrated reports preparations are being made to have the president in attendance at...
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Jim Hanzo
November 04, 2019 - 2:39 pm
GOP gubernatorial challenger Eddie Rispone was among those to take advantage of early voting this morning in Baton Rouge. Rispone says it is a rewarding feeling to see his name on the ballot after making it into the runoff. “It really is gratifying to me and it is encouraging to me to see the...
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Associated Press
November 04, 2019 - 1:41 pm
LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — Police say a Louisiana deputy threw his cellphone off a bridge just before he was arrested on 60 counts of producing child pornography. The Advocate reports the police document released Friday says Dennis Perkins acknowledged throwing away the phone while heading to speak to...
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Thomas Perumean
Thomas Perumean
November 04, 2019 - 1:27 pm
A familiar friend for locals and visitors alike is back in service. The big red streetcar is back again along the NORTA's Riverfront line. With its ringing bells, the deep rumble of its wheels, and the easy sway of the carbody as it traverses the line from French Market to Canal Street. Service was...
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Don Ames
November 04, 2019 - 9:03 am
Getting an extra hour of sleep this past weekend was a good thing, right? Well, maybe. There's a good possibility you may still be suffering some after effects of the time change. Dr. Jenna Jordan, primary care physician with Ochsner Health System says falling back is definitely much easier than...
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