Local News

Don Ames
February 16, 2019 - 11:19 am
Kenner Police officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Daniel Street about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, following reports of a large group fighting and gunfire. The officers arrived at the scene and found a male subject on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was pronounced dead at...
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Don Ames
February 16, 2019 - 9:44 am
New Orleans Police are investigating an early Saturday morning shooting that left one man dead. The shooting occurred near the intersection of South Claiborne Avenue and Canal Street, around 4:30 a.m. According to NOPD, the victim man was found lying face down under the I-10 overpass. He had...
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Don Ames
February 16, 2019 - 9:28 am
As we get closer and closer to Fat Tuesday, the area's festive feeling is on the increase. The Marigny got things started Friday night, with the artsy new walking Krewe Boheme. "And, of course, Saturday night in the Marigny and the French Quarter, the Krewe du Vieux, and krewedelusion. Those are...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 15, 2019 - 9:26 pm
The New Orleans Fire Department says a dog they had to revive after a fire is on the mend. "The dog that firefighters and New Orleans Emergency Medical Services helped to resuscitate yesterday is currently still in the hospital. Doctors say that he is breathing on his own. They are optimistic that...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 15, 2019 - 9:03 pm
New Orleans Police say a man who jumped off a party bus and attacked a tourist has surrendered. "The NOPD confirms that Mark Gregory Hunter turned himself into NOPD headquarters," Public Information Officer Aaron Looney said in an email. "Hunter is charged with second-degree battery." Detectives...
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February 15, 2019 - 6:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Late to enter the Louisiana governor's race, Republican U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham has some catching up to do on the fundraising front. Abraham has less personal wealth than his GOP competitor Eddie Rispone and nowhere near the millions that Democratic incumbent John Bel...
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February 15, 2019 - 5:53 pm
(WWL.com) - The Louisiana Ethics Board has reversed a November decision to bar a Baton Rouge woman who was running for office from using campaign funds to pay for childcare expenses. There was significant public outcry over the decision, due to the board previously allowing men the same right...
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February 15, 2019 - 5:43 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana officials say they have nailed down the voting registration method they'll use for convicted felons whose rights will be restored under a law effective March 1. Some lawmakers Friday said the multiple-step process for the estimated 36,000 felons is too complicated...
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USA Today
The Pelicans soap opera has become more unbelievable than reality television. The latest episode took place Thursday night in the Smoothie King Center. The Pels pulled out an uplifting win over the OKC Thunder, but the bigger story was disgruntled All-Star Anthony Davis wasn’t around to witness it...
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Jim Hanzo
February 15, 2019 - 4:19 pm
The NOPD reports that the suspect wanted in connection with a battery incident that occurred February 10 has turned himself in. The incident happened at the intersection of Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue. 18-year-old Mark Gregory Hunter surrendered to police today. At around 2:20 a.m. on...
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