Local News

Chris Miller
December 17, 2018 - 3:14 pm
A 73-year-old Massachusetts man faces two counts of aggravated rape in Jefferson Parish, for crimes that occurred around 40 years ago. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office today announced the arrest of Jason Franklin Sr. of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. "The incidents occurred at Franklin’s residence...
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David Blake
December 17, 2018 - 1:22 pm
Will The Saints Beat The Panthers? There are still a number of playoff possibilities, but the Saints need just two more wins to lock things up for complete home field advantage as the number one seed in the NFC playoffs. NFL analyst Mike Detillier says they just need to keep winning. He says being...
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Chris Miller
December 17, 2018 - 11:14 am
The New Orleans Saints magic number tonight is two. Two games is what it will take for the Saints to earn home field advantage in the NFC playoffs. Two wins by the Saints, and they won't leave the Superdome for the post season unless it's to go to the Super Bowl in Atlanta. The Saints magic number...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 17, 2018 - 10:43 am
If you still have packages you want delivered before Christmas, you better act fast. All of the major shipping agencies and companies have quickly approaching deadlines. "Many consumers are in a sprint to the finish in terms of getting their holiday gifts and greetings in the mail," the United...
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Chris Miller
December 17, 2018 - 9:28 am
The Saints take on the Carolina Panthers tonight on Monday Night Football, and even though the Black & Gold own the division, they don't want to lose one to the division rival they beat three times in a row going back to last year. How worried are Who Dats about the Panthers? "New Orleans...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 17, 2018 - 7:43 am
After a cloudy weekend, we see some sunshine today. "This Monday morning started chilly in the 40s with mostly clear skies," WWL-TV Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford said. "We'll continue with a mix of clouds and sunshine through the day." Pretty glow this morning over New Orleans @WWLTV pic.twitter...
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Don Ames
December 17, 2018 - 7:08 am
We know too much screen time on smartphones and tablets is bad for kids' eyes, but can it actually change the brain, resulting in declining memory and cognitive function? That's what research by the National Institutes of Health seems to show...that excessive screen time is changing the structure...
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USA TODAY
December 16, 2018 - 9:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Josh Richardson scored 22 points, Dwyane Wade added 19 in what was likely his final game in New Orleans, and the Miami Heat beat the Pelicans 102-96 on Sunday night. Hassan Whiteside had 17 points and 12 rebounds in his matchup with Anthony Davis. Davis had 27 points, 12 rebounds...
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Jim Hanzo
December 16, 2018 - 5:29 pm
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office arrested two brothers and charged them with murder in connection to a shooting on Saturday. Detectives arrested 34-year-old Kerry Alexander and 28-year-old Jerrell Alexander, both of Raceland, were arrested Saturday night. They were each charged with two counts...
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Jim Hanzo
December 16, 2018 - 4:29 pm
A suspect was arrested after leading Gretna police on a pursuit in Sunday afternoon. Police say the stolen U-Haul caused a six-car accident. The chase ended at Poydras Street and Carondelet Street. Gretna police arrested the susspect. Officers attempted to make a stop in Gretna at Franklin Street...
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