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Have your king cake and eat it too!
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Thomas Perumean
January 12, 2020 - 9:46 am
If you're watching your carbs, calories, fat, gluten, blood sugar, blood pressure, or waist line, now you have your king cake and eat it too! Ochsner Health and Caluda Cottage Catering have teamed up to create the Eat-Fit-King-Cake. This new creation addresses the needs of many these days who have...
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LSU practices ahead of championship matchup with Clemson.
Amos Morale III
January 11, 2020 - 7:05 pm
No. 1 LSU hit the practice fields at the New Orleans Saints practice facility ahead of its College Football Playoff national championship matchup with the No. 3 Clemson Tigers. The teams are set to face each other in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Monday, Jan. 13.
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college football playoff weekend new orleans
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Chris Miller
January 11, 2020 - 5:39 pm
New Orleans has swelled with fans in town for the College Football Playoff Championship, and public safety officals have set up traffic restrictions to facilitate the large crowd. That means nighttime restrictions on motor vehicles in the French Quarter, and pedestrians only on Bourbon St. from...
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Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney during the College Football Playoff National Championship media at Xavier University of Louisiana Convocation Ce.
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WWL Newsroom
January 11, 2020 - 3:23 pm
by: Tim Zimmer Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney talked about being the “road” team once again in this year’s College Football Playoff, while playing on a neutral site in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. When asked if he thinks LSU playing in New Orleans will be an advantage; Swinney’s answer: “No...
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Joe Brady speaks to members of the press at LSUs championship Media Day.
Amos Morale III
January 11, 2020 - 2:51 pm
Before Joe Brady left his job with the New Orleans Saints to become LSU’s passing game coordinator, his former boss, head coach Sean Payton, told him he was making a mistake. Brady said he didn’t remember having that conversation. “I don’t know if that’s exactly what he said to me,” Brady said with...
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Gun play wounds five, leaves one dead
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Thomas Perumean
January 11, 2020 - 1:57 pm
Four separate shootings took place over night in New Orleans with the violence ending in a crescendo as a man was shot to death in the early morning hours. The gunplay began after sundown near the intersection of North Robertson and Pauline in the St. Claude neighborhood. Two people, a man and a...
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LSU football
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Steve Geller
January 11, 2020 - 1:17 pm
Bobby Hebert has been in a bad mood around the office ever since the Saints were bounced from the playoffs way too early. But, there is hope LSU can put the Cajun Cannon in a better mood. The Tigers need to have a different ending inside the Superdome in Monday’s National Championship against...
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Superdome
Thomas Perumean
January 11, 2020 - 1:07 pm
With President Donald Trump coming to the College Football National Championship Game at the Superdome Monday Night, that means there's whole bunch of stuff you can't bring in! It's not just the President's safety The Secret Service will be working with local law, state, and federal law enforcement...
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Weather
Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 11, 2020 - 12:57 pm
The weather is getting better now in the New Orleans area. "A line of strong thunderstorms rolled through southeast Louisiana on Saturday morning," WWL TV Meteorologist Payton Malone said. "It brought about a half-inch of rain and some high wind gusts." Storms were not severe across SE LA, but they...
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Gunfire at Superdome!
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Thomas Perumean
January 11, 2020 - 12:43 pm
Security officers guarding the Superdome report they got into a gunfight with two men. New Orleans Police says the gunplay started around 3am when officers encountered two men on West Stadium Drive trying to break into an unauthorized area. At least one of the men opened fire on the officers with...
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