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December 15, 2018 - 1:15 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A Louisiana grand jury has indicted a man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death as her 1-year-old son sat nearby in a stroller. 42-year-old Damone Ussin, of Gretna, was formally charged with second-degree murder in Jefferson Parish. Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson says...
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December 15, 2018 - 10:26 am
(WWL.com) - Tax season is here, and for some, that means tax refunds. According to research by financial technology company SmartAsset, just over 1.5 million taxpayers in the state will be owed a refund, with the average being right around $3,300. VP of Financial Education at SmartAsset AJ Smith...
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December 15, 2018 - 8:27 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Full military honors will be given to a Louisiana sailor whose remains have been identified more than 75 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Friday that the remains of Navy Seaman 2nd Class Charles C. Gomez Jr., of Slidell,...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 14, 2018 - 10:37 pm
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued a statement after a Texas court struck down Obamacare He said the ruling could impact hundreds of thousands of Louisianans with pre-existing health conditions. “Nearly 850,000 Louisianans with a pre-existing health condition face uncertainty and could lose...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 14, 2018 - 9:46 pm
Republican Whip Steve Scalise is speaking out after a federal judge struck down Obamacare as unconstitutional. "When Democrats forced Obamacare down the throats of the American people on a purely partisan basis, they threatened that the law needed to be passed so that people could find out what was...
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Chris Miller
December 14, 2018 - 4:23 pm
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the Smoothie King Center could do a better job at keeping its concessions areas clean, a report from ESPN finds. The sports network's Outside the Lines program checked food safety inspection records for 107 professional sports venues. The Superdome ranked 59th...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 14, 2018 - 3:29 pm
What witnesses say started with police chasing a car, ended with a man dead in the middle of the street on the Westbank. "They were hauling ass down 4th Street," one witness told WWL First News. "They ran head on into a car coming from the other way, and one of them come flying out the windshield...
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December 14, 2018 - 1:46 pm
TERRYTOWN, La. (AP) -- A grand jury has handed up an indictment charging two brothers in the death of a Louisiana man who had been wrapped in duct tape and died of asphyxiation. Forty-year-old Saleh Omar and 18-year-old Yazan Omar were charged Thursday with second-degree murder in the death of 29-...
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Chris Miller
December 14, 2018 - 12:43 pm
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office deputy who was wounded in a shooting outside a Metairie hotel Sunday went home from the hospital today. Deputy Christopher Haislup was shot in the leg and arm when police tried to break up a domestic disturbance at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in the 6400-block of...
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Chris Miller
December 14, 2018 - 11:46 am
The Jefferson Parish School Board voted Thursday night to send a pay raise proposal -- funded by a new millage -- to the voters. The plan would generate an extra $3,360 on average for teachers' base salary. Superintendent Cade Brumley's proposal totals $32 million. It asks voters to approve a 7.9...
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