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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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Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Miller
December 13, 2018 - 3:30 pm
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is a little salty over a gift from New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan. Following last year's playoff win over the Panthers, the third time the Saints beat them including the regular season, Jordan sent Newton a bottle of wine and broom to symbolize...
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Chris Miller
December 13, 2018 - 3:11 pm
Authorities around the country have been dealing with bomb threats directed at businesses, including some locally. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says it appears to be a hoax. "The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office has received several reports from local businesses that they have received...
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Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Miller
December 13, 2018 - 1:44 pm
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has picked up a new accolades: ESPN The Magazine has named him the fifteenth most dominant athlete in the world. The list includes athletes from all sports, and even includes one non-human: Justify, the thoroughbred racehorse that won the Triple Crown in...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 13, 2018 - 1:18 pm
Allegations that former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain molested several juveniles have raised a number of legal questions. One of them is: Can the D.A. in St. Tammany bring the case against the former top cop on the Northshore? "There's really no reason why the St. Tammany Parish District...
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David Blake
December 13, 2018 - 12:45 pm
A new survey shows many Americans are still having trouble receiving a pay raise. BankRate.com found 62 percent failed to get a raise this year, and it could force some of them to jump ship to something better, says UNO Business Professor Mark Rosa. ''People are volunteering quitting their jobs...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 13, 2018 - 12:41 pm
The Krewe of Endymion has unveiled new high tech lighting for the parade in 2019. "New and upgraded state of the art LED and fiber-optic lighting and special effects!" the super krewe raved in a news release. "See the new Grand Marshal float featuring 250,000 synchronized LED’s on massive curved...
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Chris Miller
December 13, 2018 - 11:02 am
A cold front is bringing a 100 percent chance of rain to the New Orleans area today, and it could pack some strong storms. Click here for local radar. "We start the day with some scattered showers, but expect scattered storms to arrive around 10 and and continue until 4 PM," said Channel 4...
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Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
December 13, 2018 - 10:51 am
LSU coach Ed Orgeron said the team that plays against UCF in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1 won’t be the same team that played in the regular season, and that statement holds especially true for the Tigers’ defense. In addition to losing cornerbacks Greedy Williams to an early exit designed to protect...
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Don Ames
December 13, 2018 - 10:26 am
A St. Tammany Parish grand jury has indicted a 67-year-old Slidell man for the rapes of two juvenile girls. According to District Attorney Warren Montgomery, James Bishop was indicted of two counts of aggravated rape of a victim under 13, two counts of molestation of a juvenile, and production of...
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