Local News

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 19, 2019 - 12:29 pm
Don't drink the water on the Westbank of Jefferson Parish. That's the advice from officials after a drop in water pressure. A boil water advisory is in effect for all of the Westbank of Jefferson except Gretna and Grand Isle. Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni says crews had an issue while...
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Chris Miller
February 19, 2019 - 11:43 am
The New Orleans Saints today announced the team has hired Phil Galiano as assistant special teams coach. Galiano has nearly two decades of coaching experience. In 2018, he was special teams coordinator for the Penn State Nittany Lions. He also served as Penn State's assistant defensive line coach...
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February 19, 2019 - 9:33 am
(WWL.com) State GOP operative Scott Wilfong says there is an effort to find a more competitive candidate to take on the governor in the October 12th primary. Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards is currently lapping his two Republican opponents in fundraising and statewide name recognition. “I know...
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Chris Miller
February 19, 2019 - 9:13 am
The city of New Orleans will take steps this Carnival to try and keep beads and other parade throws from clogging up storm drains. Not every throw ends up in someone's parade bag, and a lot of beds, cups, toys, and the plastic bags they come in end up going down the drain. Ramsey Green, the deputy...
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Jim Hanzo
February 19, 2019 - 9:03 am
A precautionary Boil Water Advisory has been issued for the Westbank of Jefferson Parish. The advisory excludes Grand Isle and the city of Gretna. Jefferson Parish Water Department cites the loss of pressure at the West Bank Water Treatment plant as the reason for the advisory. Here is the news...
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Jim Hanzo
February 19, 2019 - 8:43 am
How many push-ups can you do at one time? Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health is suggesting those who could do more that 40 pushups may decrease their risk of developing cardiovascular problems. Dr. Murtuza Ali, LSU Health New Orleans Associate Professor and Interventional...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 19, 2019 - 6:38 am
Our weather can't seem to settle on one season. After 80s on Sunday and blustery 50s on Monday, look for more changes as we work through the week. "Very soggy weather is expected through the rest of the week," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum forecasts. "A warm front will slowly move up from the...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 18, 2019 - 9:00 pm
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says a man from Cut Off faces new charges after cops found his alleged stash of stolen stuff. "Detectives discovered a cache of stolen property in the South Lafourche area," according to a news release. "Sidney Richard Sr., 49, (a.k.a. “Sidney Ricard”) was...
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USA Today
The LSU men's basketball team is 11-1 in the SEC and is tied with Tennessee for the top spot in the conference after the Vols were vanquished in Kentucky. Coach Will Wade's Tigers have moved up to #13 in the AP poll, which is their highest ranking since 2009. With March Madness just around the...
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Chris Miller
February 18, 2019 - 4:23 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell today issued a statement praising first responders and said that while New Orleans is not "the Wild West," gun violence remains a problem for the Crescent City. The mayor's statement comes on the heels of five people being wounded in downtown New Orleans when...
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