Local News

Jim Hanzo
July 14, 2017 - 4:39 pm
Qualifying for the New Orleans Mayoral race had officially ended. 18 qualifiers in the race to succeed Mayor Mitch Landrieu who is term limited out. Here are the list of candidates who have qualified.... Thomas J. Albert, Jr. M.D. Charles Anderson Michael Bagneris Manny Chevrolet Bruno Edward "Ed"...
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July 14, 2017 - 4:13 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ An autopsy shows a 40-year-old inmate who died after falling ill at the Orleans Parish jail had liver disease and heart problems. Orleans Parish coroner's office spokesman James Melancon said Friday the cause of Jason Piece's death remains under investigation. He said preliminary...
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July 14, 2017 - 3:12 pm
WWL.com Reporting According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid prescription rates are dropping in Louisiana, but former FBI Director Louis Freeh warns federal loopholes could threaten that progress. A report from the Freeh Group suggests policy proposals would loosen...
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Chris Miller
July 14, 2017 - 11:57 am
New Orleans businessman Sidney D. Torres IV has made it official: he's not running for mayor. He posted the announcement shortly before noon on his Facebook page. Torres said he will, however, remain active in politics. "Even though I won't be a candidate for mayor, I won't be silent in choosing...
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July 14, 2017 - 11:33 am
(AP) _ Louisiana lawmakers won't be holding a veto session this month to consider overriding Gov. John Bel Edwards' rejections of eight bills from their regular legislative session. The veto session was canceled by state senators, who nearly unanimously voted against holding the gathering. It takes...
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Jim Hanzo
July 14, 2017 - 11:02 am
Qualifying for the New Orleans Mayoral race will wrap up this afternoon. And the list of candidates has grown with a number of those qualifying today. And who has an early lead in the polls? If you look at the polls, you probably have Latoya Cantrell, who is first among equals," political analyst...
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Chris Miller
July 14, 2017 - 10:39 am
New Orleans Police homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in the 8500 block of Jeanette Street. Police say shortly after 7:00 a.m. Friday, officers were sent to investigate a call of a man shot in that location. "Upon arrival officers found the unresponsive victim lying face up on...
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July 14, 2017 - 9:35 am
(AP) - A security guard who authorities say pulled a woman over and pretended to be a law enforcement officer has been arrested. It's reported that 23-year-old Caleb Lymous was arrested Monday and charged with impersonation of a peace officer. Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office Lt. Brennan Matherne...
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July 14, 2017 - 9:11 am
(AP) _ Attorneys for the state of Louisiana are renewing efforts to block Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood. They've asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to hold a rehearing on the issue _ noting that one judge on that court recently changed her opinion on the issue...
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USA TODAY
July 14, 2017 - 8:57 am
About 40 cyclists will ride into Baton Rouge today to honor fallen law enforcement officers. The ride from Dallas to the Capitol City comes ahead of the one year anniversary of the ambush attack on Baton Rouge police, just 10 days after officers were attacked in Dallas. Texas Brotherhood Ride...
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