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August 21, 2019 - 4:36 pm
A review by LSU is expected in the response of a false alarm of an armed intruder on the campus that happened Tuesday. Attorney General Jeff Landry says what may have triggered the false alarm was perhaps an armed law enforcement officer from his office to help educate students and protect them...
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August 21, 2019 - 4:25 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Advocates for a Louisiana constitutional convention are trying to make inroads for the movement, seeing opportunity with legislative term limits and statewide elections this fall. The push may face an important roadblock, however. Two of the three major candidates for...
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Chris Miller
August 21, 2019 - 3:15 pm
The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board today announced it wants to launch an in-depth analysis of its underground drainage, to see just how much remediation it needs to allow for proper drain flow. An example of how bad it may be was found in a recent check of the Lafitte Canal. The Sewerage and...
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Steve Geller
Steve Geller
August 21, 2019 - 2:08 pm
Training camp is coming to a close. The Saints practiced in front of fans today and will hold their final session tomorrow morning. After that, the team gets into their regular season mode following Saturday’s preseason contest against the New York Jets. Not seen at Wednesday’s practice were: WR...
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Chris Miller
August 21, 2019 - 11:56 am
The Slidell Police Department says two adults are under arrest after a school resource officer Tuesday discovered a 5-year-old kindergarten student had crack and powder cocaine. "The school resource officer was made aware of the situation after an alert teacher saw the kindergarten student holding...
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Steve Geller
August 21, 2019 - 9:18 am
With a few Saints linebackers dealing with injuries, the team has brought in Will Compton for depth at the position. The 29 year old first came into the NFL with the Washington Redskins in 2013 as an undrafted free agent out of Nebraska. He spent his first 5 seasons there before playing with the...
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Jim Hanzo
August 21, 2019 - 9:16 am
Medical examinations are becoming available by telehealth, where a patient visits a doctor through a screen. It's being seen more and more, as doctors can connect with their patients through an online service, almost like Facetime. Children's Hospital will now provide telehealth services to some...
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Chris Miller
August 21, 2019 - 8:11 am
The board that oversees the Superdome meets today and begins deciding how to spend millions of dollars of recently approved bonds, to renovate the nearly 45-year-old stadium in time for Super Bowl LVIII. The state bond commission last week approved the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District's...
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Thomas Perumean
August 21, 2019 - 7:09 am
Aspiring rapper Mike Dough-aka-Michael Young is going to prison for the next 27-years after pleading guilty to shooting his cousin in the head inside Verret's Bar in 2016. Michael Young averted a scheduled murder trial by pleading guilty to an amended charge of manslaughter in connection to the...
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Thomas Perumean
August 21, 2019 - 6:08 am
On Tuesday, Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced the Generational Gun Violence Reduction Plan. The plan represents the year-long work by the Gun Violence Reduction Task Force to address the spiraling murder rate which has plagued New Orleans for nearly 50-years. “If we remain focused on making long-term...
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