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David Blake
April 19, 2019 - 2:45 pm
The Easter weekend begins today with Good Friday observances, and in New Orleans, thousands will go to church today and for Easter Sunday. However, church membership is down in America with a Gallup poll showing half of American adults don't belong to any religion. Among Catholics, membership fell...
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Chris Miller
April 19, 2019 - 12:46 pm
New Orleans Police are investigating a shooting death that happened early this morning in St. Roch. According to police, a homeowner in the 2300 block of Franklin Ave. heard an alarm indicating his shed had been broken into. Cops say the homeowner armed himself with two handguns and went outside to...
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Chris Miller
April 19, 2019 - 11:33 am
LSU men's basketball coach Will Wade likely won't have to testify in a trial on corruption in college basketball recruiting, after a federal judge's ruling, The Advocate reports. Wade was subpoenaed by the defense in the case against Christian Dawkins and Merl Code, Jr. Dawkins is an aspiring...
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Jim Hanzo
April 19, 2019 - 9:20 am
Seafood is IN this Easter weekend. Besides the Easter candy it'll be the hottest thing on the table. And when it comes to seafood, renowned Chef John Folse, who formerly served as chairman on the Louisiana Seafood and Marketing Board says all eyes are looking at Louisiana to see what we eat and how...
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Jim Hanzo
April 19, 2019 - 7:51 am
Kevin Barnhart reporting Crawfish availability is expected to be lower going into Easter weekend, which normally marks the peak of the season. The overall crop of crawfish is down this season. President of the Crawfish Research and Promotion Board David Savoy said there has been a bit of a rebound...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 19, 2019 - 7:07 am
A group advocating for students banned from graduation at Sophie B. Wright Charter School says administrators have turned down an appeal. Advocates with the non-profit Our Voice, Nuestra Voz say they got their hands on a letter showing the school will not reverse the decision after senior pranks...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 19, 2019 - 6:36 am
Cops say gunfire left a child dead Thursday night. "The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the shooting death of 13 year -old Robert Stevenson of Natalbany, LA," Spokeswoman Dawn Penepinto said in a news release. It happened around 9:40pm. "The sheriff's office was...
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Don Ames
April 19, 2019 - 6:20 am
New Orleans takes to the streets this weekend. There are a number of Easter parades, as well as the city's premier running event. The biggest crowd of folks on the streets this weekend will be those taking part in the Crescent City Classic Saturday. Hilary Landry, the foundation’s charity director...
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April 18, 2019 - 9:24 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana woman was sentenced Thursday to three years and five months in prison for faking her own kidnapping and sending her ex-boss texts demanding $4,500 in ransom — a plot foiled by FBI agents who found her in Jackson, Mississippi, along with the phone she used to threaten...
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April 18, 2019 - 9:13 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A crowdfunding drive to help rebuild three African American churches gutted by arson fires in Louisiana has surpassed its original $1.8 million goal. A spokeswoman for GoFundMe says in a Thursday email that people in all 50 states and around the world have made more than 35,000...
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