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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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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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April 20, 2019 - 10:41 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana State University's first medical marijuana-related research dollars are paying for work aimed at treating epilepsy. GB Sciences, the contractor hired by the LSU AgCenter to grow therapeutic cannabis, provides $500,000 annually for marijuana-related studies, on top...
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Don Ames
April 20, 2019 - 9:29 am
The first day of the Easter weekend will be comfortably cool, with dew points in the 40s and only around 50 on Sunday. "That's the 'good feel' air!" says your local weather expert, WWL-TV meteorologist Chris Franklin. "You'll have another chilly morning as you head to Easter mass, followed by...
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April 20, 2019 - 9:15 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris has made a brief appearance in New Orleans, repeating her call for tax credits for working families and a nationally funded teacher pay raise. Harris, a senator from California, was addressing a Friday luncheon at the regional...
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April 20, 2019 - 7:27 am
(WWL.com) - Three people have been arrested for allegedly planting fake bombs at Bienville Parish schools to distract authorities while they robbed nearby banks. Fire Marshal spokesperson Ashley Rodrigue says the plan was to sow terror and confusion to draw local police to one area of the town,...
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April 20, 2019 - 12:47 am
James Moran, Editor of Tiger Rag reporting... LSU had lost four games in a row and all seemed bleak after getting blown out of their own building Thursday night, but momentum in baseball is only as good as the next day’s starting pitcher. Thankfully for LSU, that next day’s pitcher came armed with...
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Rainer Puster
Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 19, 2019 - 9:23 pm
We all have those movies that every time we see they are on TV, we watch them... even with commercials. I do it all the time. Even if the movie is available on demand or I have the DVD, I just sit through the commercials and watch it. WWL News Anchor David Blake mentioned today that he was flipping...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, a boat sits amidst debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla. Weather forecasters have posthumously upgraded last fall's Hurricane Michael from a Category 4 storm to a Category 5. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the storm's upgraded status Friday, making Michael only the fourth storm on record to have hit the U.S. as a Category 5 hurricane. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
April 19, 2019 - 6:28 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Michael, which devastated a swath of the Florida Panhandle last fall, has been upgraded to a Category 5 storm, only the fourth to make recorded landfall in the United States and the first since 1992. The announcement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on...
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Chris Miller
April 19, 2019 - 6:05 pm
A PGA tour professional golfer will be making a statement at the Zurich Classic next week. Pro golfer Jason Dufner will show his support for the New Orleans Saints when the Zurich Classic tees off next week, with a hat reminding everyone how NFL referees blew the NFC Championship game. The hat is...
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