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February 07, 2017 - 6:47 am
A line of dangerous weather pushed across Southeast Louisiana this morning with tornadoes, high winds, hail and lots of rain. There was a tornado touch down in New Orleans East. "Man there's debris all over the place," One witness told WWL First News. "Man, it's unbelievable." The National Weather...
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February 07, 2017 - 2:46 am
Some midday storms could be strong to severe across Southeast Louisiana. "An upper level trough will move through today, and this will produce some warm air aloft over cooler air at the surface," explained WWL TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum. "This will set off scattered showers and thunderstorms...
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February 07, 2017 - 1:48 am
Louisiana State Senator JP Morrell is again bringing equal pay legislation before lawmakers for the upcoming session. The Democrat from New Orleans authored a similar bill last year that failed to make it out of a House committee. Morrell says one of the changes to this measure is that employers...
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February 07, 2017 - 1:26 am
Follow @ChrisMillerWWL A moment long in the making for anyone who has to drive in Uptown New Orleans: the Napoleon Avenue draining improvements are done. The project, which began in 2011, should greatly increase how quickly water gets out of people's yards and off the streets, says U.S. Army Corp...
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February 07, 2017 - 1:05 am
The owner of a house where 133 cats were found is accused of animal cruelty and running a meth lab. Lafourche Parish sheriff's spokesman Brendan Matherne says 60-year-old Sandy Chauvin was arrested last week on five counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and the drug charge. Chauvin was released...
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February 06, 2017 - 11:16 am
Governor John Bel Edwards has unveiled his plan for resolving a $304 million midyear budget deficit. The governor’s Communications Director Richard Carbo says the proposal calls for using money from the rainy day fund, a large cut to the Department of Health’s budget, and state elected officials...
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February 06, 2017 - 10:20 am
A New Orleans man is under arrest after Slidell Police say he committed a burglary at a home while wearing an ankle monitor equipped with a GPS. Slidell detectives began looking at 56-year-old John Davis following a tip and learned Davis had been arrested recently in New Orleans. In order to make...
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February 06, 2017 - 7:23 am
NOPD is cleaning up the streets before this year’s schedule of parades rolls for Mardi Gras. Each year during the weeks prior to New Orleans’ Mardi Gras celebration, NOPD and the U.S. Marshals put together a “Most Wanted” list as part of the Mardi Gras Fugitive Round-Up. The list contains violent...
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February 06, 2017 - 6:51 am
The 55-year-old man facing a possible life in prison sentence in the shooting death of a former NFL player Joe McKnight, entered his plea today in Jefferson Parish. Ronald Gasser pleaded not guilty to a charge of second degree murder. His lawyers says this is a case about self-=defense and...
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February 06, 2017 - 6:20 am
Two men from Cameron Parish must pay hundreds of dollars in fines for stealing over 500 alligator eggs. That’s according to Adam Einck with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, who says 48-year-old Paul Canik and 25-year-old Christopher Trahan, both are from Grand Chenier, have been...
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