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Bombers from Barksdale head for Indian Ocean
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Thomas Perumean
January 08, 2020 - 8:08 am
Media reports say six B-52 bombers from Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City have been deployed to the Indian Ocean as tensions rise in the Middle East following the U-S airstrike that killed an Iranian leader. The reports say the bombers went to Diego Garcia, a British ruled island in the...
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Chris Miller
January 08, 2020 - 7:41 am
It's an historic day in Jefferson Parish, when Cynthia Lee Sheng is sworn in as parish president. Cynthia Lee Sheng will become the first woman to serve as president of Jefferson Parish when she's sworn in this morning. It comes about a year and a half after New Orleans swore in its first female...
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Associated Press
January 08, 2020 - 7:13 am
(AP) — Commercial airlines on Wednesday rerouted flights crossing the Middle East to avoid possible danger amid escalating tensions between the United States and Iran. Changed flight plans were expected to inconvenience as many as 15,000 passengers per day, lengthen flight times by an average of 30...
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plane crash
Thomas Perumean
January 08, 2020 - 6:20 am
The twin-engine Piper turbo prop that crashed in a neighborhood in Lafayette, killing five of the six onboard including Saints and WDSU Sports Reporter Carley McCord, was airborne less than minute. The initial report states the plane took off and climbed to 925 feet in 30-seconds. The craft was...
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Drew Brees on "Undercover Boss" tonight
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Thomas Perumean
January 08, 2020 - 6:01 am
Walk On’s restaurants will be showcased on national television with the season premiere of Undercover Boss on CBS tonight. Co-Founder Brandon Landry and investor Drew Brees will be disguised to work with the staff at some of the locations throughout the chain. Landry says the CBS makeup team had a...
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Bike path
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Chris Miller
January 07, 2020 - 7:16 pm
The city of New Orleans Wednesday is beginning work on $2.5 million to improve some Algiers streets with an eye toward adding bicycle lanes. "In preparation for improvements under the City’s Moving New Orleans Bikes Initiative, crews will replace concrete panels and joints on Wall Boulevard between...
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WWL Newsroom
January 07, 2020 - 4:17 pm
A federal law is now in effect banning the sale of tobacco and e-cig products to those under 21, but state law still allows those 18 and up to purchase, a situation that is creating some confusion. Louisiana ATC Commissioner Juana Lombard says if you are a retailer that is contemplating selling...
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Census
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Jim Hanzo
January 07, 2020 - 3:40 pm
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that Louisiana’s population declined by nearly 11,000 residents from 2018 to 2019. 26,000 people moved out of Louisiana to another state last year, the 6th highest number in the nation despite Louisiana’s relatively small total population. Demographer Greg Rigamer...
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NFL, Saints
Steve Geller
Steve Geller
January 07, 2020 - 1:49 pm
There was a chill in the air outside the Saints facility as Sean Payton spoke to the media one final time this season. Coach talked about their early exit in the playoffs, the next steps for the team, and of course the future of quarterback Drew Brees. “I just finished talking to him five minutes...
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Chris Miller
January 07, 2020 - 1:18 pm
Tests on waters sampled taken after a loss in pressure in Algiers came back negative, allowing officials to cancel the boil advisory for the Westbank of Orleans Parish. "Bacteriological tests confirmed that water in the area was safe to drink and could be used for personal needs," according to the...
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