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Don Ames
August 19, 2019 - 11:09 am
A national divorce trend is also keeping lawyers busy here in New Orleans. 'Till death do us part' seems to have less meaning now for those who are currently closer to that endpoint in their lives. Whether you call them 'silver splitters' or 'diamond divorcees,' more and more baby boomer couples...
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Jim Hanzo
August 19, 2019 - 9:55 am
What is your favorite alcohol to drink? Wine, beer or liquor. Gallup's latest Consumption Habits survey reports that liquor has caught up with wine and is now in a virtual tie as adults 2nd favorite choice. Beer still remains at number one. We checked in with some adult drinkers in New Orleans to...
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Thomas Perumean
August 19, 2019 - 6:35 am
Now that the Mississippi River is safely below flood stage again, projects that were stalled because of the water level crisis can get underway, again. The Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate reports the Army Corps of Engineers put a moratorium on digging and construction of projects like pools,...
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True Food Kitchen
Thomas Perumean
August 19, 2019 - 5:12 am
Media maven Oprah Winfrey has put her money where her mouth is, investing in friend and frequent guest Dr. Andrew Weil's True Food Kitchen chain. Winfrey sits on the board of directors and is actively involved in marketing the healthy food restaurant which is growing quickly. New Orleans is getting...
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WWL Newsroom
August 19, 2019 - 12:46 am
Glynn Boyd announces memorial service for his wife, FOX 8's Nancy Parker on his facebook page Sunday night. The service will be at Xavier University Convocation center Friday, August 23. Doors will open at 9am. The post reads: Hello my friends a memorial for my wife, Nancy Parker Boyd, is set for...
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Jim Hanzo
August 18, 2019 - 7:40 pm
A plane carrying 3 people crashed in waters off of St. Bernard Parish killing 1 and injuring 2 others, Coast Guard officials said. The seaplane went down around 2:55 p.m. in the Chandeleur Sound, east of the Mississippi River. Coast Guard crews responded and recovered all 3 passengers via...
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Jim Hanzo
August 18, 2019 - 6:13 pm
Officials across Louisiana are issueing personal statements on the death of former Governor Kathleen Blanco, including Governor John Bel Edwards and Mayor LaToya Cantrell. Here are there statement: Gov. John Bel Edwards announced today. Governor Blanco will lie in state at Louisiana’s State Capitol...
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Jim Hanzo
August 18, 2019 - 5:34 pm
Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a statement from the family of former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco. Here is the statement released: BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the passing of former Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco. Her family has released the following statement...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 18, 2019 - 3:56 pm
The first and only woman to be governor of Louisiana had died. Kathleen Blanco was 76. She fought a long battle with cancer. Blanco was governor during the devastating Hurricane Katrina. She lost her reelection bid to Bobby Jindal amid harsh criticism of the state, local and federal response to...
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Don Ames
August 18, 2019 - 12:29 pm
A Mandeville man has pleaded guilty to illegally accessing computers used by the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve in New Orleans, causing $23,000 in damage. Federal prosecutors say in court records that 56-year-old Gary Peter Simon Jr. had been a contract worker for the government operation that...
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