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Saints players celebrating after Thanksgiving night win
Zach Strief
November 29, 2019 - 8:54 am
In a wild 26-18 win in Atlanta, the New Orleans Saints clinched the NFC South for the third straight year. “Three in a row, that's saying something in this division,” Saints quarterback Drew Brees told Zach Strief, the Voice of the Saints. “We've had to fight hard for it. We've won in a lot of...
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Christmas shopping
Jim Hanzo
November 29, 2019 - 5:34 am
The holiday shopping season is underway and the National Retail Federation expects holiday retail sales to increase four-percent over 2018. LSU Marketing Professor Dan Rice says Louisiana retailers can expect a similar increase in sales. “What’s really driving a lot of this, is the high consumer...
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Thanksgiving Shopping
Thomas Perumean
November 28, 2019 - 2:02 pm
This evening Lakeside Mall in Metairie will throw open its doors and all stores participating in Thanksgiving night shopping will be open for business. Thanksgiving, it's not just Turkey, football and food comas anymore. With the shortest holiday shopping season upon us, it's about getting a jump...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 28, 2019 - 1:26 pm
Officials say a 63-year-old woman apparently plugged space heater into an overloaded power strip, sparking a fire that killed her. "At around 7:32 p.m., NOPD and NOFD responded to a one alarm fire at a home in the 1500 block of Dante Street," Public Information Officer Paris Holmes said in an email...
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Woman rob store with Taser
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 28, 2019 - 9:21 am
New Orleans police say three women armed with nontraditional weapons held up a store in the 400 block of North Peters in the French Quarter. "One suspect produced a Taser, second suspect produced brass knuckles and made threats toward store manager and security guard," according to police reports...
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Dog food?
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 28, 2019 - 8:26 am
Does your pet get a seat at the Thanksgiving table? What foods are okay for them? Louisiana SPCA spokeswoman Alicia Vial says there are some foods that are okay, including the turkey. “Turkey is actually a really wonderful lean protein that you can share with your pet. You just want to make sure...
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Skip Bolen
Jim Hanzo
November 28, 2019 - 8:14 am
Time for revenge? Tonight the Saints battle the Falcons in prime time Thanksgiving game. We talked to Who Dats who say Atlanta won't beat us two times in a season. "Dirty bird" for Thanksgiving? Saints fans are hoping so. "They just need to play solid, and they're going to win," said one fan. "I...
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Steve Geller
November 28, 2019 - 7:50 am
Week 10 felt like a bad dream for the Who Dat Nation. The Falcons came to New Orleans with a single win, no rushing attack and a leaky defense giving up 28 points per game. They ended up keeping the Saints out the endzone for the 1st time at home in the Payton/Brees era, ran for 143 yards and left...
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Jim Hanzo
November 27, 2019 - 10:03 pm
Our Thanksgiving should be nice with morning lows in the 40s and 50s to start the day. Highs will get up to the upper 60s to near 70 by the afternoon. "The 'good-feel' air will last through Black Friday with warmer and more humid air quickly returning on Saturday as a warm front moves northward out...
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crime scene
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Jim Hanzo
November 27, 2019 - 9:11 pm
The NOPD is investigating a homicide that occurred this evening. Police say it happened at the intersection of Gordon and North Robertson streets. At about 6:44 p.m., the NOPD received a call of an aggravated battery by shooting at the location. NOPD Fifth District officers arrived at the scene and...
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