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Don Ames
April 18, 2019 - 8:04 pm
A Tornado Watch for much of south Louisiana and the entire metro New Orleans area has been cancelled.. A line of showers and thunderstorms passed through the area by about 5:30 this afternoon, and the severe weather threat is expected to taper off through the evening. "We're not entirely finished...
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Don Ames
April 18, 2019 - 7:47 pm
A storm system that moved through south Louisiana Thursday afternoon injured at least two people in the New Orleans area. A utility pole fell and hit two vehicles in Harvey as the stormy weather passed through the metro area. The pole fell just before 2 p.m. as winds in the area exceeded 35 miles...
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Chris Miller
April 18, 2019 - 5:56 pm
Do you worry that the measles vaccine you got when you were a kid has worn off? Some companies are offering to blood-test people to see if they're still immune -- for a fee, of course. Is that really necessary? One company claims even if you were vaccinated as a child, your immunity could have worn...
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Chris Miller
April 18, 2019 - 5:28 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says the decision to change how much buffer drivers would get before automated traffic enforcement systems issued tickets was her call, and she wouldn't change a thing. "That was the decision I made, and I stand by it 100 percent," Cantrell said in a Facebook video...
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Jim Hanzo
April 18, 2019 - 4:51 pm
It's time to get fired up about the Saints schedule and start picking out game you'd like to go to. 4 prime-time games this season, 3 of those are at home. Senior Vice President with the Saints, Mike Stanfield says you can sign up for season tickets .... "We've been so blessed with support from the...
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David Blake
April 18, 2019 - 4:00 pm
Is there a transparency problem with the mayor of New Orleans? In recent weeks, the public has learned that the LaToya Cantrell administration ordered a lowering of the threshold for speed camears to issue fines in school zones. The mayor also left for a trade mission to Cuba, with no prior...
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April 18, 2019 - 2:48 pm
The latest data released from LSU's Louisiana Survey shows majority support for both legalized sports betting as well as the legalization of recreational marijuana use. LSU Public Policy Research Lab Director Dr. Mike Henderson said sports betting received support from 59% of residents while...
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April 18, 2019 - 1:48 pm
Matt Doyle | WWL.com Baton Rouge boy Scott Woodward is coming home to take over LSU Athletics after a four-year run as Texas A&M’s Athletic Director. Woodward is renown for putting A&M sports back on the map with the hiring of football coach Jimbo Fisher and basketball coach Buzz Williams...
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Chris Miller
April 18, 2019 - 12:41 pm
With severe thunderstorms expected this afternoon and evening, the city of New Orleans today announced it is suspending parking restrictions, allowing residents to park on neutral grounds so long as they don't block streetcar tracks or intersections, to avoid potential flooding. "Parking...
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Chris Miller
April 18, 2019 - 12:22 pm
The New Orleans area is under a tornado watch until 9 p.m. Afternoon and early evening is when we can expect the severe weather to start affecting the New Orleans area, according to WWL-TV local weather expert Dave Nussbaum. "The timing of the line, kind of coming in toward the Hammond area,...
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