Local News

February 18, 2019 - 9:30 am
(WWL.com) Senator Bill Cassidy says President Donald Trump plans to use his proposal that calls for using seized assets from Mexican drug cartels to help pay for the eight-billion dollars that the president plans on spending to erect a physical barrier along America’s southern border. Cassidy says...
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Jim Hanzo
February 18, 2019 - 8:49 am
The race for Jefferson Parish president is still quite a ways off, not until October, but is it beginning to pick up steam? Former Jefferson Parish President John Young has already begun running ads in the hope of reclaiming the office. Dr. Silas Lee says there is still a long way to go. "The last...
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USA TODAY
February 18, 2019 - 8:34 am
James Moran, Tiger Rag Editor (WWL.com) Firepower — both on mound and in the batter’s box — quickly became the determining factor as LSU and Air Force faced off to conclude opening weekend. One team had both in abundance, and the other did not. Jaden Hill was downright electric in his collegiate...
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February 18, 2019 - 7:48 am
Kevin Barnhart reporting... The recent high profile hazing case that resulted in the arrest of 9 LSU students has many wondering what it will take to end the hazing culture on college campuses. Founder of HazingPrevention.org Tracy Maxwell said it is important to remember the elimination of hazing...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 18, 2019 - 7:02 am
A wanted suspect is dead after a shoot-out with police in Downtown New Orleans. Several other people were caught in the cross fire. It all started when cops attempted to detain a suspect for questioning in some recent armed robberies. "The individual then pulled a weapon out and began firing at our...
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Jim Hanzo
February 17, 2019 - 8:01 pm
Police in New Orleans say a robbery suspect is dead after a shootout with cops Officers attempted to arrest the suspect, when gunfire errupted. Five bystanders waiting at a bus stop on Canal Street were injured, one critically wounded, in the crossfire. A state trooper killed the suspect near...
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Jim Hanzo
February 17, 2019 - 7:37 pm
KENNER – Kenner Police are investigating a shooting and the suspect was believed to be barricaded in a residence. The SWAT Team was called out and made entry into residence but the suspect was not there. Sunday morning at 9:10 a.m. officers responded to Ochsner Hospital in Kenner in reference to a...
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Jim Hanzo
February 17, 2019 - 4:29 pm
Louisiana State Police are investigating a crash this morning around 6:30 a.m. that left 2 people dead and 2 others injured. The double fatality crash happened at US 61 at North Atlanta Street. The crash claimed the lives of 24-year-old German Mejia and 22-year-old Michael Medrano, both of Kenner...
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Jim Hanzo
February 17, 2019 - 4:13 pm
NOPD is investigating a fatal shooting that happened near the intersection of Freret Street and Martin Luther King Blvd on Sunday. According to police a man received a gun shot wound to the head and was pronounced dead on the scene. A second adult male victim was shot in the leg and is listed in...
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Don Ames
February 17, 2019 - 12:55 pm
The Coast Guard says a two-boat crash Saturday morning in a Plaquemines Parish waterway threw a group of people into a channel of the Mississippi River near Boothville-Venice. Official say a 24-foot bay boat and a 40-foot commercial deck boat were sailing in a channel of the river just north of...
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