Local News

Jim Hanzo
April 21, 2019 - 6:01 pm
The work week starts off with pretty good weather. Low humidity and temps in the 70s on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday brings a little more humidity and increasing clouds. Thursday gives us the best chance of rain and some possible thunderstorms. "The showers and storms around mean you'll likely...
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Jim Hanzo
April 21, 2019 - 1:37 pm
New Orleans Firemen rescued an elderly man who was found unconscious in an early Easter morning blaze of a single story wood framced structure that caught fire. It happened at 2800 Mandeville Street. Two women who also lived at the home were able to get out. The fire was under control around 7:30...
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April 21, 2019 - 12:24 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former tenured LSU professor who was fired in 2015 for using vulgarity and discussing her sex life and the sex lives of students in her elementary education classes has asked federal appellate court to revive her lawsuit against the university. The Advocate reports that Teresa...
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Jim Hanzo
April 21, 2019 - 10:31 am
Louisiana State police are investigaing a fatality crash that took the life of a 54-year-old woman last night just before 10 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Parish. Nina M. Mitchell was killed when police say the 2007 Toyota Avalon she was driving on LA Hwy 640 southbound just north of LA Hwy 3127 ran...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 21, 2019 - 8:58 am
We have clear skies and low humidity for Easter. "A tad warmer than yesterday, but still sunny and pleasant with low humidity!" according to WWL-TV Meteorologist Chris Franklin. Today's high will be around 78. Muggy air starts to return as we move into the work week. "High pressure at the surface...
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April 21, 2019 - 8:25 am
Matt Doyle reporting... Louisiana State Representative Nicky Muscarello of Hammond has authored legislation that would conceal the identities of companies that sell lethal injection drugs or equipment to the state. The state has not performed an execution since 2010, and Muscarello says a big part...
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Chris Bennett
Don Ames
April 20, 2019 - 3:06 pm
Once again, Kenyan runners swept the Crescent City Classic Saturday, claiming the top spots in the 41st annual men's and women's open races. Related: Photo Gallery Jairus Birech held the best time at 27:52, a 4:29/mile pace. Celliphine Chespol was the fastest woman with a 31:40 finishing time, a 5:...
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Don Ames
April 20, 2019 - 2:17 pm
The Coast Guard rescued three people from a disabled boat south of Hopedale, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 6:15 p.m. on Friday of a disabled 18-foot recreational boat with three people aboard in Seven Dollar Bay. Sector watchstanders...
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AP
April 20, 2019 - 1:41 pm
(WWL.com) - Kathleen Blanco's family wants the public to know that the former governor is not as close to death as reports indicated when it was announced she was in hospice care. Advocate Reporter Tyler Bridges spoke with Blanco's husband, Raymond Blanco, and he says his wife is still active...
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USA TODAY
Don Ames
April 20, 2019 - 12:27 pm
According to a report by The Advocate, LSU basketball coach Will Wade will not have to testify at an upcoming corruption case in college basketball. That means Wade's statements caught by an FBI wiretap may never become public. On Friday, federal district judge Edgardo Ramos decided that Wade won't...
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