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February 18, 2019 - 3:54 pm
The New Orleans shot comedy/horror slasher flick Happy Death Day 2U clears 27 million in worldwide box office receipts as Louisiana film tax credit advocates celebrate nearly two years since the program was reformed. Louisiana Entertainment’s Chris Stelly says the credit is proving it’s long-term...
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February 18, 2019 - 3:12 pm
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — An aide to Louisiana's U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins has been arrested on charges officials say are tied to an investigation into prostitution and human trafficking at massage parlors. The Advocate reports booking information shows 47-year-old Jerod Prunty was arrested Saturday on...
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Chris Miller
February 18, 2019 - 3:02 pm
The man killed in a shootout with cops in downtown New Orleans was a member of a Houston gang, according to multiple reports. WWL-TV and The New Orleans Advocate report that the man shot and killed Sunday was 32-year-old Reginald Romero Bursey, considered "armed and dangerous" by Texas authorities...
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Kristian Garic
February 18, 2019 - 1:58 pm
LSU baseball is off to a 3-0 start after beating ULM, Army, and Air Force over the weekend. The Tigers had to engineer two late inning comeback wins in order run the table. Here are my grades for the team following opening weekend. Pitching : LSU boasts a talented, deep but inexperienced pitching...
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David Blake
February 18, 2019 - 1:49 pm
How long has it been since LSU athletics enjoyed this kind of success? LSU basketball is in line to possibly take the SEC crown, football finished the year in the top 10, and baseball is currently ranked #1 in the nation. Mike Scarborough, editor and publisher of Tigerbait.com says the last time...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 18, 2019 - 1:09 pm
Scoot, WWL's afternoon talk show host, is recovering from injuries he suffered after a motorcycle hit him while he walking across Canal Street in New Orleans. "Scoot’s ok, but he’s recovering from some tough injuries to his body," according to a statement from WWL management. "Scoot was struck,...
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February 18, 2019 - 1:07 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The month-long partial federal government shutdown likely further delayed aid grants to homeowners still trying to recover from the 2016 flooding, Louisiana's top disaster recovery official said. As many as 6,000 Louisiana residents who took out loans from the U.S. Small...
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Don Ames
February 18, 2019 - 12:28 pm
A report by online lending company LendingTree, indicates that once people buy a home in New Orleans, they tend to stick around. According to the report, New Orleans ranks fifth on a list of 50 major cities where residents stay the longest. Not a surprise, says Michael Hecht, President and CEO of...
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Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
February 18, 2019 - 11:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — LSU made the week's biggest jump in the AP Top 25 college basketball poll, climbing six spots to No. 13 after last week's win at Kentucky. This is LSU's highest ranking in the poll since 2009. The Tigers face #5 Tennessee Saturday at 11am in Baton Rouge. Duke has reclaimed the No. 1...
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Chris Miller
February 18, 2019 - 10:52 am
A Kenner teenager, accompanied by his mother, handed himself over to police this morning to face battery charges after a Sunday morning shooting. Police say 17-year-old John Green shot a man in the arm inside a house at 833 Champaigne Drive. "The victim and witness, friends of the suspect’s family...
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