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April 17, 2019 - 9:01 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The crowdfunding campaign to raise money for three African American churches gutted by arson in Louisiana began a week ago, but donations surged after flames engulfed the roof of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris and the outcry provoked a conversation about the disparate reactions to...
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Jim Hanzo
April 17, 2019 - 8:38 pm
Thursday is going to be a stormy day for much of Louisiana and the threat of severe weather is a possibility. Spotty severe weather is a possibility early in the day. "But the bulk of the rain for most of us will be in the afternoon and evening," said WWL-TV meteorologist Alexandra Cranford. "From...
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Kirby Lee - USA TODAY Sports
The 2019 New Orleans Saints schedule has been released. And if you ask the former members of the Saints, who populate WWL Radio’s sports staff, the Black & Gold will jump feet-first into the fire with the schedule’s opening quarter. The Saints will host the Houston Texans on Monday Night...
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Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
April 17, 2019 - 4:24 pm
As expected, LSU announced today that Joe Alleva is stepping down from the post of Director of Athletics. The school said Alleva is "transitioning to a new role as special assistant to the president for donor relations." Read the full statement from LSU below: JOE ALLEVA TO TRANSITION TO A NEW ROLE...
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Chris Miller
April 17, 2019 - 4:16 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says in an interview with Essence Magazine that she doesn't think New Orleans media had treated her fairly. The mayor was interviewed about her recent trip to Cuba. The magazine noted that her trip seemed to bring more scrutiny that a trip Mayor Mitch Landrieu took...
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Chris Miller
April 17, 2019 - 3:49 pm
The Storm Prediction Center says we are under an enhanced risk for severe weather tomorrow, with the potential for strong winds, large hail, and even tornadoes. It's a three on a five-point scale. "This is a very rare occurrence," said WWL-TV weather expert, meteorologist Chris Franklin. "The...
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Chris Miller
April 17, 2019 - 3:37 pm
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says a Gray resident shot his neighbor in the face for playing music too loud. Thomas Kennedy, age 70, was booked with attempted second degree murder. "Just before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, deputies received a call of a shooting in the 200 block of Cypress...
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Chris Miller
April 17, 2019 - 3:02 pm
French Quarter Festivals, Inc. says the 36th annual French Quarter Fest drew a record 825,000 attendees. The fest credits new stages, like the Pan-American Life Stage on the Moonwalk, and expansion of the Chevron Evening Concert Series, for the increased attendance. “From the moment our kickoff...
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Chris Miller
April 17, 2019 - 1:21 pm
The New Orleans Saints will open the season hosting the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football, then will travel to L.A. for an NFC Championship rematch against the Rams in Week 2, according to reports from WWL-TV and The New Orleans Advocate . The NFL also appears to be sending the Saints to...
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Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
April 17, 2019 - 11:11 am
James Moran | TigerRag.com Change is coming to the LSU Athletic Department, and it starts at the very top. LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva is expected to step down from his position, according to a report from the Baton Rouge Business Report, and an official announcement could come as early as...
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