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October 17, 2019 - 2:26 pm
It is now illegal to leave food out for wild housecats in Westwego. The new ordinance, passed by a five-nothing vote, went into effect October 15. As it is written, there are various penalties for feeding and caring for feral cats. "If you feed a feral cat, you become liable for that cat’s behavior...
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Chris Miller
October 17, 2019 - 1:19 pm
The University of Alabama freshman who allegedly called in a bomb threat during the LSU-Florida game is now in jail in Baton Rouge. Connor Croll was booked at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Wednesday. Croll is charged with one count of communication of false information of a planned bombing on...
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Chris Miller
October 17, 2019 - 11:05 am
Slidell Police arrested a man on aggravated kidnapping charges after they say he forcibly dragged his ex-girlfriend from her job at a local motel. "Last night (Wednesday, October 16th), Slidell Police responded to a 911 call from Motel 6 (136 Taos Street) after a witness observed a man drag the...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 17, 2019 - 10:01 am
The National Hurricane Center says we could see a named storm in the Gulf soon. "Showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure located over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico continue to show signs of organization," Senior Hurricane Specialist Jack Beven said. "Environmental...
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Jim Hanzo
October 17, 2019 - 9:21 am
Let's face it, Saints fans travel well and this weekend's game in Chicago is perfect for that. There is always excitement when fans have a chance to cheer their team on in the windy city. Travel agent Jim Pratt with Eagle Travel says airfare is not expensive heading to that part of the country or...
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USA Today
Steve Geller
October 17, 2019 - 9:07 am
The 5-1 Saints have been finding ways to win without Hall-Of-Fam quarterback Drew Brees in the lineup. We’ve witnessed the defense stepping up and showing out, while punter Thomas Morstead has been pinning the opposition deep in their own territory on special teams. Meanwhile, the offense has had...
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Chris Miller
October 17, 2019 - 8:45 am
Fall weather is back, but like the McRib, only for a limited time. "We get those fronts that pass through, and we get this little taste of fall, we'll get some Canadian air that will hang around for a day or two," said Louisiana climatologist Barry Keim. Then it's back to the mid 80s for a few days...
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Associated Press
October 17, 2019 - 8:13 am
(AP) -- French President Emmanuel Macron has welcomed the new Brexit deal but warned that the agreement still faces major hurdles in both the U.K. and EU parliaments. Speaking after the new deal between the European Union and the British government was announced, Macron told reporters that "based...
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Thomas Perumean
October 17, 2019 - 6:01 am
After watching home values go through the roof, the Cantrell Administration is now recommending cutting tax rates. The move amounts to an about face after appearing to push the city council to 'roll forward' on taxes after the state mandated rollback to equal revenue. The move would've greatly...
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Thomas Perumean
October 17, 2019 - 5:07 am
Maryland Democrat Representative Elijah Cummings has died. The 68-year-old passed away early this morning at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, due to complications from what his office called "longstanding health challenges." Cummings was chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. He was...
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