Local News

Jim Hanzo
October 16, 2019 - 9:09 pm
Five days since the collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel that was under construction at Rampart and Canal Streets, officials have switched from search and rescue mode to a recovery mission. Officials on Wednesday have now abandoned any hope that a missing construction worker survived the Hard Rock Hotel...
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Jim Hanzo
October 16, 2019 - 8:27 pm
A cold front has moved to the south, and that is giving us some fall weather which will stick around tonight through Friday. The rain has also ended. "Friday and Saturday could bring some potential impacts from a low pressure area in the Gulf of Mexico, but there is still uncertainty," said WWL-TV...
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Jim Hanzo
October 16, 2019 - 4:19 pm
A report says coastal southeastern parishes could see significant economic benefits from the planned construction of the mid-Barataria and mid-Breton sediment diversion projects. The study, by Dr. Loren Scott and Associates, says the projects will generate three billion dollars in regional sales...
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Steve Geller
October 16, 2019 - 4:13 pm
Saints QB Drew Brees (thumb) and wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith (ankle) remain non-participants at practice, but running back Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee) and tight end Jared Cook (ankle) also did not take part on Wednesday. Both Kamara and Cook played in Sunday’s win over Jacksonville, but got nicked...
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Steve Geller
October 16, 2019 - 3:09 pm
There were 2 new faces at Saints practice on Wednesday. Running back Zach Zenner and tight end Brian Parker have been added to the roster. Zenner is 28-years old and came into to league in 2015 as an undrafted free agent with the Detroit Lions. He has totaled 685 yards rushing and 7 touchdowns on...
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Thomas Perumean
October 16, 2019 - 2:18 pm
New Orleans and Montreal have a lot in common: French culture and ancestry. Storied hotels. Jazz festivals. Acadians. Now, the two cities will share an airline. Canada's third largest airline will inaugurate direct flight service between New Orleans and Montreal November 3rd for the winter tourism...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 16, 2019 - 1:40 pm
Hope is dimming of finding a missing worker alive at the construction site of the Hard Rock Hotel collapse. Search teams are getting close to redefining the mission. Crews are getting increasingly closer to giving up hope of finding anyone alive in the rubble. "We will probably be transitioning...
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WWL Newsroom
October 16, 2019 - 10:59 am
An ongoing investigation into injuries to multiple State Police cadets during training last week has resulted in the reassignment of three employees responsible for training. There’s been accusations that the injuries resulted from hazing, but State Police Colonel Kevin Reeves would not label the...
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Thomas Perumean
October 16, 2019 - 10:13 am
Political consultant Roy Fletcher says this could be the most expensive one-month ever in Louisiana political history, with an estimated $20-million dollars being dumped into media ads for votes. “There’s just going to be a lot of money spent quickly, not just by the campaigns, but all the PACs,...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 16, 2019 - 10:01 am
The National Hurricane Center is watching a trough of low pressure moving into the Bay of Campeche. "Gradual development is possible, and a tropical or subtropical cyclone could form late this week over the western or central Gulf of Mexico while the system is moving generally northeastward," U.S...
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