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Odell Beckham Jr.
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Chris Miller
January 16, 2020 - 11:00 am
The New Orleans Police Department has obtained a misdemeanor simple battery warrant for Cleveland Browns and former LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham, 27, was in the LSU locker room at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during Monday night's post-game celebration of the 42-25 national...
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LSU Tigers passing game coordinator Joe Brady talks to his team before the College Football Playoff national championship game against the Clemson Tigers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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Amos Morale III
January 16, 2020 - 10:56 am
The Carolina Panthers announced the hiring of LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady as the franchise's offensive coordinator. Brady became one of college football’s most talked about assistants, after helping Tigers offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger engineer a historic season from the LSU...
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Chris Miller
January 16, 2020 - 10:49 am
Now that LSU has made its improbable run to the national title, what does this mean for football coach Ed Orgeron's pay? Coach O is far from the highest-paid coach in college football, even with the contract extension he signed last spring. LSU board of supervisors member Jay Blossman tells us...
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Chris Miller
Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 16, 2020 - 10:17 am
Officials today announced the acts for the 2020 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Headliners include The Who, Dead and Company, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, The Black Crowes, Lizzo, Kool and the Gang, Lionel Richie, The Lumineers, Lenny Kravitz Trombone Shorty, The Avett Brothers, Erykah Badu...
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Voodoo Bone Lady arrested
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Thomas Perumean
January 16, 2020 - 9:36 am
The Voodoo Bone Lady, aka Onassys Bloomberg, actually April Caldwell, is accused of shooting an ex-boyfriend in French Quarter Tuesday night. It all began at Caldwell's 5-star Voodoo Bone Lady Haunted Tours on Royal Street near St. Peter around 7:30 in the evening. The 41-year old woman was engaged...
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MD ordinance
WWL Newsroom
January 16, 2020 - 9:31 am
Kenny Kuhn reporting. New Orleans city council members met Thursday, for the first time since a "ransomware" cyber attack crippled certain government computers. They were suppose to have their first meeting of the year, last week. The council took up discussions on several proposed ordinances and...
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Jim Hanzo
January 16, 2020 - 8:28 am
Today we find out who will be performing at this year's 51st New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Keith Spera who handles music for The Times Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate and Nola.com calls it "Christmas in January" for him, saying it's exciting to find out who is coming. One name that...
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TSA finding more guns at checkpoints
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Thomas Perumean
January 16, 2020 - 7:30 am
The Transportation Security Agency found nearly 4,500 guns at checkpoints in 2019. That amounts to over 85-guns a week. And it is a 5% increase over numbers from 2018. A total of 89% of the weapons seized were loaded and more than a third had a round chambered. The Times-Picayune/New Orleans...
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Superdome renovations
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Thomas Perumean
January 16, 2020 - 6:38 am
The $450-million renovation of the Mercedes Benz Superdome is underway, with workers wasting no time getting started on a four-year project. And the most logical place to start the renovations…? On the 50-yard line. "Removing the field is about a four-to-five day process," says Mike Hoss with ASM...
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LSU Tigers running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (22) runs past Clemson Tigers cornerback Derion Kendrick (1) in the fourth quarter in the College Football Playoff national championship game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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Amos Morale III
January 15, 2020 - 9:38 pm
LSU’s leading rusher Clyde Edwards-Helaire has declared for the 2020 NFL Draft. The Baton Rouge native tweeted his announcement Wednesday night. Proverbs 1:7 ---- pic.twitter.com/D2F7U1gSSP — 22 (@Clydro_22) January 16, 2020 He joins fellow LSU underclassman Grant Delpit, Lloyd Cushenberry, Patrick...
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