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January 07, 2017 - 1:21 pm
Authorities believe that the body of a Metairie man missing since Nov. 28 has been found under the I-12. Kerry Keating, 21, has been missing since his truck was found on I-55 over a month ago. WWL-TV reports a team using sonar found a body trapped underwater by a tree branch, in the area under I-55...
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January 07, 2017 - 11:26 am
The National Weather Service has issued freeze warnings all around metro New Orleans for tonight, with hard freeze warnings for parishes north of the lake, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and St. John the Baptist, Lafourche, and Terrebonne parishes. Lows north of the lake could dip to 19 degrees...
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January 07, 2017 - 8:27 am
St. John the Baptist Parish authorities say they found a man's body in a LaPlace waterway Saturday. According to Sheriff Mike Tregre, divers found the unidentified man's body around noon in a waterway along I-55 near mile post 2.2. Tregre said the body has both arms, and is not thought to be...
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January 07, 2017 - 8:00 am
According to reports out of Monroe, two people have been questioned in connection with the early morning shooting of a Wildlife and Fisheries agent. 25-year-old Tyler Wheeler, of Monroe, was shot multiple times during a traffic stop around 2 a.m. Saturday on Hwy. 165 in Morehouse Parish. Another...
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January 07, 2017 - 6:30 am
Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says the cost of workers' compensation policies for Louisiana businesses has dropped for a fourth straight year. The state insurance department announced this week that it had approved a 9.8 percent statewide decrease in workers' compensation rates, to take effect...
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January 07, 2017 - 5:35 am
Not much of a warm up is expected Saturday, with highs staying in the 30s. Strong north winds will make it feel like the 20s through the afternoon. We'll see even colder temperatures Saturday night...with clear skies, low humidity, and light winds. Another hard freeze north and a light freeze south...
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January 07, 2017 - 3:19 am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says one of its agents was shot early Saturday morning. Officials said 25-year-old Tyler Wheeler, of Monroe, was shot multiple times during a traffic stop around 2 a.m. on Hwy. 165 in Morehouse Parish. Another agent nearby arrived to render aid and...
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January 07, 2017 - 12:20 am
Newly elected Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal has officially taken the department's reins. Fandal was sworn in Friday at a ceremony at the city's Municipal Auditorium. U.S. Marshall Genny May administered the oath of office to Fandal as his relatives, friends and law enforcement officers from the...
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January 06, 2017 - 5:10 pm
People in greater New Orleans braved the cold and rain Friday to mark the start of the Mardi Gras Season, standing in pre-dawn, windy lines to buy celebratory cakes and closing the evening on a rainy night with costumed street car rides. The holiday season begins on Epiphany, commemorating the day...
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January 06, 2017 - 2:50 pm
Louisiana submitted its plan Friday to spend $438 million in federal flood aid, and Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration says money should begin flowing for recovery work by April, even as the state continues to develop plans for another $1.2 billion in assistance. The Democratic governor pushed...
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