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Thomas Perumean
August 21, 2019 - 5:48 am
Residents of the historic Lafayette Square District live in some of the oldest and most cared for homes in the City. Many built in the early to mid-1800's these homes are uniquely situated to downtown living, within walking distance of the Superdome and Smoothie King Arena, the convention center,...
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Thomas Perumean
August 21, 2019 - 5:08 am
Defective airbags under recall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have not been replaced. According to a release from the NHTSA, long-term exposure to high heat and humidity can cause these air bags inflator unit to explode when deployed. Such explosions have caused injuries and...
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Chris Miller
August 20, 2019 - 8:54 pm
The Mandeville Police Department is looking for a man it says flashed a badge and claimed to be a Mandeville cop after becoming irate when he encountered a locked gas station bathroom. Police say it happened at the Discount Zone on Hwy. 22. According to police, the man seen in the photo here...
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Chris Miller
August 20, 2019 - 5:49 pm
LSU campus police evacuated a building today and ordered people in nearby buildings to shelter in place. The alarming warning from the school to "Run, Hide or Fight" set off more than an hour of tension. Campus police searched Coates Hall and eventually came up empty-handed. No shots were ever...
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The legend of Taysom Hill got an even bigger boost from Sean Payton after he compared the “Mr. Do It All” of the Saints to Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Steve Young. "If you look back at Steve's career, people don't remember the time before he came to the NFL, you have a very athletic player that, I...
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WWL Newsroom
August 20, 2019 - 4:15 pm
As Louisiana continues to mourn the death of former Governor Kathleen Blanco who passed away from an Ocular Melanoma she fought for 8 years, we are learning a bit more about this rare, but tragic cancer that only impacts a small percentage of the population. “One in 200,000 will get this malignancy...
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Chris Miller
August 20, 2019 - 3:17 pm
UPDATE: LSU Police has determined there was no threat, and has given the all-clear. Update: LSUPD has investigated the report of an armed subject at Coates Hall and has determined there was no threat. LSU is returning to normal operations. — LSU (@LSU) August 20, 2019 (Original story follows) LSU...
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Chris Miller
August 20, 2019 - 2:09 pm
The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting the first human cases of West Nile virus this year. It includes some cases of the most serious neuroinvasive variety -- one in St. Tammany Parish, two in Washington Parish, and a case each in Livingston Parish and East Baton Rouge parishes. Two cases...
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David Blake
August 20, 2019 - 12:10 pm
The controversy over raising the minimum wage continues to stir up debate across the country, could the economy handle the change? A survey of economists shows 61 percent favor raising the wage but they don't say by how much. University of New Orleans Economics Professor Walter "Dub" Lane says he...
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Amos Morale III
August 20, 2019 - 10:43 am
Nancy Parker was set to be the Grand Marshal of the 2020 Nyx parade, according to the popular Krewe’s Facebook page. The FOX 8 reporter, who was one of two that died in a plane crash last week, had accepted the invitation to lead the parade down the route about five weeks ago, the post reads. “She...
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