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December 12, 2018 - 4:43 pm
(WWL.com) Congress is set to vote this month on a criminal justice reform bill that would give judges more leeway in sentencing non-violent offenders, and would increase funding for rehabilitation programs for prisoners. The bill is backed by President Trump, but opposed by Senator John Kennedy and...
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December 12, 2018 - 2:09 pm
Grant Delpit had a season for the ages. The sophomore safety on Wednesday became the ninth player in program history to be named a Unanimous All-American, the school announced. He’s the first Tiger to do so since cornerback Morris Claiborne accomplished the feat in 2011. In order for a player to be...
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Chris Miller
December 12, 2018 - 1:26 pm
The New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams this weekend will be rooting for the same things: a victory and a Chicago Bears loss or tie. That's what it will take for either team to lock up at least the number two seed in the NFC playoffs. While the Who Dat Nation will also be hoping the Rams to...
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Chris Miller
December 12, 2018 - 11:54 am
The New Orleans Pelicans today unveiled new uniforms they will wear in 15 home gamed this season. The special edition uniforms from Nike are being sported by all of last season's playoff teams. "Solidifying a spot in the NBA Playoffs now comes with a new perk: The 16 deserving teams from the 2017-...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 12, 2018 - 10:52 am
New Orleans Police say a man was in Harrah's casino after a night of gambling, when he was attacked. "The victim went into the restroom to count the winnings," according to the Major Offense Log. "An unknown black male grabbed him from behind, slammed him against the toilet and took the money." It...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 12, 2018 - 10:38 am
New Orleans Police are looking for a suspect they say robbed a 19-year-old driver in Lakeview Tuesday night. "The victim was sitting inside her vehicle at the traffic light when the suspect approached and attempted to yank her from the vehicle," according to the Major Offense Log. "The suspect then...
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December 12, 2018 - 10:05 am
(WWL.com) An 11-month-old child is dead following an infection from untreated burns. Emergency services received a call of an unresponsive child on Sunday in DeRidder, and found the child with burns covering the lower portion of the body. Police Chief John Gott says the injuries were sustained when...
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Jim Hanzo
December 12, 2018 - 9:49 am
Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal crash on Airline Drive (US 61) Tuesday night just before 10 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Parish. Authorities say 36-year-old Kristy Zeigler of Laplace was walking west across the southbound right lane when a 2014 Ford F-150, driven by 43-year-old...
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Jim Hanzo
December 12, 2018 - 8:48 am
How's the Christmas shopping coming along? Most people say they are almost done, but a few haven't even started. Here's what folks at Lakeside Mall had to say. "I've gotten all of it done, said this man. "I'm just here now to see Santa for my kid. Most of my shopping was done online." "Most of my...
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Chris Miller
December 12, 2018 - 7:43 am
It's Christmas time and the Saints are NFC South champs -- which ought to make Christmas shopping for that special Who Dat on your list pretty easy. Caps and t-shirts proclaiming the team's NFC South title were quick to fly off shelves, but local merchants say they'll be restocked soon enough. Of...
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