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July 18, 2017 - 7:59 am
(WWL.com) This summer’s dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to be the largest ever and Louisiana aquatic life will suffer most burden of the effects. LSU Professor of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences Nancy Rabalais says an increased load of nitrates were carried by the Mississippi River...
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Chris Miller
July 18, 2017 - 7:18 am
Smart phones allow us to take the Internet with us virtually anywhere, but is taking it According to a Verizon Wireless survey, 90 percent of people say they take their phones with them into the bathroom. With other surveys finding smart phones carrying more germs than the average bathroom, why...
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USA TODAY Sports
The New Orleans Saints open training camp in Metairie July 26th. The first practice open to the public is July 29th. Here is the release from the New Orleans Saints... SAINTS ANNOUNCE SCHEDULE FOR 2017 TRAINING CAMP PRESENTED BY VERIZON For Immediate Release: July 17, 2017 New Orleans Saints 2017...
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July 17, 2017 - 3:44 pm
By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Two environmental groups are suing the Trump administration for stretching the red snapper season for recreational anglers in the Gulf of Mexico. Changes are needed - "The way we're managing red snapper today stinks," with states setting...
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July 17, 2017 - 2:53 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A former staffer in the New Orleans Public Defenders Office has been hired at the city jail to help identify inmates who can safely be released. The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, which operates the jail, announced the hiring Monday of Virginia B. Ryan as the jail's Justice...
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David Blake
July 17, 2017 - 1:08 pm
It's never too soon to start making political predictions in New Orleans. When it comes to the race for mayor, there is already speculation that we might see the first woman elected to hold the top office in New Orleans. UNO pollster Dr. Ed Chervenak says Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and former...
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Chris Miller
July 17, 2017 - 11:58 am
A man wanted since 2013 on a second degree battery charge flagged down a passing car for help early Sunday morning in Raceland. Too bad for him it was a Lafourche Parish Sheriff's deputy. The sheriff's office says Jansen Simon has been wanted since 2013, when, police say, Simon struck a man with a...
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July 17, 2017 - 10:57 am
State officials are ramping up efforts to boost participation in the flood recovery survey. Pat Forbes with the Office of Community Development says they started with emails and phone calls and moved on to public service announcements and billboards. He says now they’re taking the survey to the...
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Jim Hanzo
July 17, 2017 - 8:33 am
A recent study showing the effects of lack of sleep found that the U.S. loses over 1.2 million working days a year from employee absenteeism that is related to Americans being deprived of sleep. The report says the US economy according to Rand Europe , is suffering as well, an estimated 411 billion...
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