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Thomas Perumean
October 18, 2019 - 6:07 am
A 43-year-old man shot early Friday morning is dead, succumbing to his wounds after being transported to a local hospital. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Homicide investigators are on the scene in the 1100 block of Martin Drive. Deputies responded to 911 calls saying shots were fired inside a residence...
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Thomas Perumean
October 18, 2019 - 5:59 am
The New Orleans City Council took the first step Thursday to create the groundwork through which the city will implement a new revenue stream for the fiscally challenged municipality. By a unanimous vote the council will create a task force, made up of each member of the council and a...
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Don Ames
October 18, 2019 - 5:38 am
Parade lovers got an early scare Saturday out of the Krewe of Boo Halloween Parade. The city announced early Saturday that the event had been canceled, due to the scheduled demolition of the two cranes over the Hard Rock Hotel collapse. Producer Brian Kern expressed deep disappointment at the...
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Don Ames
October 17, 2019 - 9:57 pm
Northshore authorities say a man from Covington is accused of the rape of his medically-handicapped neighbor. 24-year-old Joshua Brown has been booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on one count of first-degree rape. St. Tammany Parish sheriff's officials say they were contacted Wednesday night...
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Don Ames
October 17, 2019 - 9:50 pm
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office on Thursday secured an indictment charging a New Orleans man with the aggravated rape of a preteen girl. Raymond Green was charged with one count of aggravated rape in the indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury. Green, 44, faces a mandatory...
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Don Ames
October 17, 2019 - 9:16 pm
The Alabama student who allegedly called in a false bomb threat to Tiger Stadium during Saturday’s game has been released from East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a 100,000 dollar bond. It’s currently unclear what charges Connor Croll will face, but legal analyst Tim Meche expects Croll’s defense to...
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Don Ames
October 17, 2019 - 8:09 pm
Governor John Bel Edwards Thursday said his Republican opponent Eddie Rispone’s plan to freeze Medicaid enrollment would deny healthcare to more than 300,000 people. Edwards says seasonal workers who see pay fluctuations would feel the biggest impact. "Under Eddie Rispone’s plan, those workers are...
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Don Ames
October 17, 2019 - 7:25 pm
Gov. John Bel Edwards and his cabinet members met with New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and her team Thursday concerning the ongoing response efforts with the Hard Rock Hotel collapse and the possible threat from Potential Tropical Cyclone 16 in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Weather Service...
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Steve Geller
October 17, 2019 - 4:26 pm
Wednesday’s injury report remained the same today. QB Drew Brees (thumb), WR Tre’Quan Smith (ankle), RB Alvin Kamara (ankle / knee) and TE Jared Cook (ankle) did not practice. DE Trey Hendrickson (neck) was limited. While Brees isn’t wearing a helmet or throwing, he is doing some things at practice...
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Chris Miller
October 17, 2019 - 3:12 pm
With the rescue mission over at the site of the Hard Rock Hotel construction collapse, work has now begun on getting the two large cranes over the site to come down. New Orleans Fire Chief Tim McConnell says it will take a careful mix of blowtorches and controlled explosions. Gov John Bel Edwards,...
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