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Steve Geller
October 18, 2019 - 2:59 pm
Saints running back Alvin Kamara (ankle,knee) and tight end Jared Cook (ankle) have officially been ruled out for Sunday's contest at Chicago. Kamara went into Jacksonville with an ankle injury and added a tweaked knee to his ailments during the game. Cook suffered his ankle injury against the Jags...
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Jim Hanzo
October 18, 2019 - 1:42 pm
A We Ask America poll puts the Governor’s race run-off at a 47% to 47% dead heat between John Bel Edwards and Eddie Rispone with less than a month remaining until voters hit the polls. Pollster Andrew Weissert says Rispone’s campaign has to be happy with the results here. “There was some concern...
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Don Ames
October 18, 2019 - 1:37 pm
The NBA's newest star will miss his team's season opener and at least the first game of his rookie year with a knee injury. According to a Pelicans' spokesperson, Zion Williamson, the team's No. 1 draft pick is expected to miss “a period of weeks” due to the injury originally incurred during an Oct...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 18, 2019 - 12:06 pm
They have crunched the numbers on alcohol sales at the LSU - Florida game last Saturday in Tiger Stadium, and they are some big numbers. Beer and wine outsold everything else. LSU says fans bought nearly 55,000 servings of beer and wine. Water and soda were second at just shy of 53,000 sold. Hot...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 18, 2019 - 9:59 am
Forecasters do not expect Louisiana to get much from the disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico as it passes to the south. "We will only have some minor impacts on Louisiana today," WWL TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum said. "The worst of it will be along the coast with some heavy rain, gusty winds and...
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Jim Hanzo
October 18, 2019 - 9:06 am
The Saints on a 4 game winning streak head to Chicago this weekend to play the Bears. We talked to Saints fans who believe this should be a tough game for the Saints. The Saints offense has been stagnant except for the Tampa Bay Game. Do fans expect the Saints to do better offensively this week? "...
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Jim Hanzo
October 18, 2019 - 8:40 am
Two people have been taken to the hospital after a shooting occurred at Grambling State University. According to a statement form the university, it's reported that authorities responded to an on-campus shooting early this morning at the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. The statement said that...
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Thomas Perumean
Thomas Perumean
October 18, 2019 - 7:57 am
A lawsuit filed on behalf 10 people injured in the collapse says the Hard Rock hotel construction project was rife with problems. WWL-TV reports this new suit goes beyond a pair of previous suits filed earlier in the week. The suit accuses builder Kailas Companies of poor construction and design...
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Thomas Perumean
October 18, 2019 - 7:45 am
A 24-year old Covington man is under arrest on a charge of video voyeurism. Kyle Hanna told Sheriff's detectives he began taking the photos and videos, which he used for sexual gratification, in January 2019. A medical professional contacted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office concerning Hanna...
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Chris Miller
October 18, 2019 - 6:12 am
Engineers are working to bring down the horizontal portions of the two large cranes at the Hard Rock Hotel construction site that partially collapsed last Saturday. The goal is to bring them down in a controlled implosion today. Engineers are making strategic cuts into the metal skeletal structures...
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