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Don Ames
August 18, 2019 - 12:16 pm
A new poll shows near-unanimous support for coastal restoration efforts, strong majority support for sediment diversion projects, and majority support for taxes dedicated to funding the projects. The poll shows 98 percent of Louisianans want the government to tackle coastal erosion and maintain as...
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WWL Newsroom
August 18, 2019 - 9:20 am
The Louisiana Workforce Commission says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July is down almost a full percentage point from this time last year. L-W-C Secretary Ava Dejoie says the number of people looking for work has declined by 14-thousand over the last year. "The unemployment...
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Don Ames
August 18, 2019 - 9:12 am
Federal investigators say the plane that WVUE Anchor Nancy Parker and New Orleans pilot Franklin Augustus were flying in appeared to have engine problems that Augustus radioed in about shortly before crashing Friday afternoon. The National Transportation Safety Board arrived in New Orleans Saturday...
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Chris Miller
August 17, 2019 - 5:37 pm
Shortly before a crash that killed him and WVUE news anchor Nancy Parker , the pilot of the airplane radioes Lakefront Tower to report he was having trouble with the aircraft, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Pilot Franklin Augustus had received clearance to land his Aertek...
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Chris Miller
August 17, 2019 - 5:03 pm
Louisiana State Police arrested a driver after a deadly crash early Saturday morning in Jefferson Parish. Authorities say it happened on LA 428 at Peters Road. "The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that the crash occurred as the decedent was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe eastbound...
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Chris Miller
August 17, 2019 - 4:31 pm
The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a missing 84-year-old man and his 48-year-old son. Complicating the case is that the father suffers from Alzheimer's disease, and the son is diagnosed with autism. Police say Marion Winn and his son, Rendell Winn, were...
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Chris Miller
August 17, 2019 - 3:59 pm
A precautionary boil advisory has been lifted for areas of New Orleans East, including Venetian Isles. "Bacteriological tests confirmed that water in the area was safe to drink and could be used for personal needs," the Sewerage and Water Board announced Saturday afternoon. "Customers who have not...
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August 17, 2019 - 2:41 pm
The Louisiana National Guard's newest general is a high school assistant principal and sports coach in daily life. A news release says Damian "Keith" Waddell of Lake Charles was promoted to brigadier general recently at Camp Beauregard in Pineville. His new rank makes the New Roads native the...
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August 17, 2019 - 2:12 pm
Louisiana U.S. Rep. Garret Graves says Livingston Parish will receive a $5.3 million federal grant to fund the elevation of 88 homes that were substantially damaged during the 2016 flood. Graves says the money is part of the $300 million in federal hazard mitigation funds he worked to secure in the...
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Don Ames
August 17, 2019 - 1:18 pm
A former police dispatcher at the University of Mississippi has been charged with kidnapping and "touching a child for lustful purposes." Lafayette County sheriff's deputies announced the arrest this week of 37-year-old Nikki Thweatt in New Orleans. A release from the sheriff's office says Thweatt...
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