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April 17, 2019 - 10:17 am
Former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco, who is battling cancer, is under hospice care. When state lawmakers gathered yesterday, they paused to pray for the former state legislator, public service commissioner and governor. In December 2018, Blanco publicly said there’s no escape from the...
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Chris Miller
April 17, 2019 - 9:22 am
Despite repeated warnings and pleas from animal welfare officials, the Louisiana SPCA says it still gets inundated with rabbits, baby chicks, and ducklings within a couple months of Easter Sunday. It ends up causing a scramble to find the little critters good homes. Shelly Patton with Louisiana...
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Jim Hanzo
April 17, 2019 - 8:52 am
Single women are now buying up property at twice the rate of single men, according to the National Association of Realtors. 27 percent of owner-occupied homes in the New Orleans metro area were owned by single women. That's the highest percentage in the country, according to Lending Tree data...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 17, 2019 - 8:05 am
Despite repeated urgings from police, officials say people in rural areas still leave vehicles and homes unlocked and end up the victims of crime. "Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre is reminding vehicle owners to always lock unattended vehicles, especially overnight. Valuable items, including...
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April 17, 2019 - 7:44 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Walker man's conviction and sentence in the 2015 killing of his girlfriend's convicted molester have been upheld by Louisiana's Supreme Court. Without comment, the court on Monday rejected 25-year-old Jace Crehan's appeal of his second-degree murder conviction, which carries a...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 17, 2019 - 7:08 am
The muggy air returns to Southeast Louisiana today. "Southeasterly winds will continue to pump in Gulf Moisture over us today. This will make it more humid with a mix of sun and clouds. We will be warmer with high temperatures in the lower 80s," according to Dave Nussbaum - WWL-TV Meteorologist...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 17, 2019 - 6:40 am
The crew on an oil rig 135 miles from land pulled a dog to safety after spotting the pup in the water. Wow! Unless the dog jumped off a boat or was on a vessel that went down, it would appear this canine swam all the way to the rig from the land. That's one hellova swim. So, I wanted some help in...
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April 16, 2019 - 10:17 pm
James Moran | TigerRag.com METAIRIE, La. — Even without a third of its starting lineup, LSU appeared in prime position to snap a recent rut of midweek misery once a three-run blast from Cade Beloso hit the foul pole at the Shrine on Airline. Unfortunately for the Tigers, the real late game...
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Chris Miller
April 16, 2019 - 6:21 pm
New Orleans Police are investigating a reported kidnapping that happened last night in Mid City. Police say the suspect was waiting or his victim, a woman, outside her job near Iberville and N. Telemachus streets. "When the victim exited her job and got into the vehicle with a friend, the suspect...
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April 16, 2019 - 6:16 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican candidate for Louisiana governor Ralph Abraham bested his GOP competitor Eddie Rispone in campaign donations for the latest fundraising quarter, but Rispone's personal wealth more than covered the gap. The two men, running against Democratic incumbent John Bel...
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