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December 14, 2018 - 9:37 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police in Louisiana say a man wearing a shirt and hat decorated with the word "cocaine" spray-painted the word along Bourbon Street in New Orleans. News outlets report the graffiti has 45-year-old Sean Harrington charged with criminal damage to property and a historic building...
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December 14, 2018 - 8:27 am
(WWL.com) - For the 13th time since 1990, Louisiana has been ranked 50th in America’s health rankings. The state has never been higher than 47. Thirty-five different areas of health are factored in to determine the overall ranking. Dr. Rhonda Randall with the United Health Foundation said among the...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 14, 2018 - 7:05 am
Early risers and overnighters had fog to contend with, but a breezy front blew away to pea soup before dawn in most of the region. "Dense fog formed this morning and visibilities were less and 1/4 mile at times," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum noted. YIKES! It's very foggy early on this Friday...
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Don Ames
December 14, 2018 - 6:05 am
Lutcher, Louisiana gets this weekend's holiday events started this afternoon. We'll see the first bonfire of the season along the levee in St. James Parish tonight. The annual Festival of the Bonfires gets off to a tasty start. "Starting on Friday, we have the Gumbo Cookoff," says festival...
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Chris Miller
December 13, 2018 - 11:26 pm
Today is an important deadline when it comes to shipping your holiday shopping: It's the deadline for the U.S. Postal Service's least-expensive shipping to arrive in time for Christmas. "The last day for retail ground, that's our least expensive service," said USPS strategic communications...
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Chris Miller
December 13, 2018 - 9:45 pm
The New Orleans City Council Public Works Committee Thursday selected District B Councilman Jay Banks to serve as the council's representative on the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board. "Councilmember Banks will have full access to the in-house Council engineer to support him on technical...
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December 13, 2018 - 9:43 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A ban on "whole home" short-term vacation rentals in New Orleans was proposed Thursday by a City Council member, a move long-awaited by critics who say investors were helping drive up housing costs and marring the character of historic neighborhoods by buying up properties and...
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Don Ames
December 13, 2018 - 9:20 pm
New Orleans Police say one of their motorcycle officers was injured Thursday in an accident on Canal Street. It happened shortly before noon near Roosevelt Way. An eyewitness said several motorcycle officers appeared to be escorting some buses along Canal Street when the injured officer had...
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December 13, 2018 - 8:25 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana secretary of state's office diverted more than $90,000 from computer system improvements to pay its share of a sexual misconduct settlement involving the agency's former leader, Tom Schedler. Dollars earmarked to upgrade software for business registrations, the...
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A police officer removes police tape along California Street in San Francisco, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Authorities say bomb threats sent to dozens of schools, universities and other locations across the U.S. appear to be a hoax. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
December 13, 2018 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of bomb threats emailed Thursday to hundreds of schools, businesses and government buildings across the U.S. triggered searches, evacuations and fear — but there were no signs of explosives, and authorities said the scare appeared to be a crude extortion attempt. Law...
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