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Thomas Perumean
Thomas Perumean
November 11, 2019 - 6:20 am
The new terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport met its first weekend of full operation with a Sunday crush load of travellers and there were teething problems to say the least. Passengers swelled the terminal's expansive open spaces and dealt with long, long lines as the TSA...
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Thomas Perumean
November 11, 2019 - 5:48 am
Louisiana based Military-Veterans Advocacy hauled the Secretary of Veterans Affairs before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday in an attempt to lift a stay the Secretary placed on benefits claims for 90,000 Blue Water Navy veterans. MVA won a landmark case in the same court in...
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Associated Press
November 11, 2019 - 5:21 am
(AP) - Nearly $10 million in 2010 oil spill money is rebuilding a barrier island bird rookery off Louisiana. Work on Queen Bess Island had to wait for this year's nesting season to end in August and must finish by late February or early March, before the next nesting season. The island supports...
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Thomas Perumean
November 11, 2019 - 5:00 am
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro on Thursday announced two new initiatives to enhance New Orleans' fight to reduce opioid-related deaths. First, the ODMAP (Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program): The software program collects and provides real-time overdose surveillance data to first...
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Associated Press
November 10, 2019 - 7:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The district attorney for New Orleans has launched two new initiatives to reduce opioid related deaths. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports that Leon Cannizzaro pushed for the adoption of a mapping program that allows officials to track overdose cases in real time...
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Jim Hanzo
November 10, 2019 - 6:24 pm
The work week starts off with a few more clouds and temperatures in the middle 70s during the day. Then a very strongt cold front rolls in late Monday night. Ahead of the front, there will be some showers mainly during the overnight hours, wrapping up by Tuesday morning. "We are not expecting any...
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Associated Press
November 10, 2019 - 1:34 pm
No surprise at the top of this week's poll. LSU solidified its hold on the #1 slot with Saturday's road win over Alabama. The Tigers turned the Tide in Tuscaloosa. A touchdown underdog going into the game, LSU Alabama, 46-41, in a matchup that lived up to the hype. Alabama had won 31 straight home...
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WWL Newsroom
November 10, 2019 - 11:31 am
New Orleans now has a 25-bed facility where people found seriously drunk in public can sober up under the care of trained staffers. The City Council voted to authorize police to take people to the Sobering Center, which is near the French Quarter. Emergency Medical Services has been doing so since...
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Don Ames
November 10, 2019 - 11:23 am
Public school report cards are out and the state’s overall performance score is up slightly, but more work needs to be done to improve struggling schools. 16 percent of schools scored an A, 32 percent a B, 29 percent a C, 14 percent a D, and nine percent a failing grade. Superintendent of Education...
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Don Ames
November 10, 2019 - 10:36 am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is looking for new enforcement agents to help preserve the Sportsman’s Paradise. LDWF spokesperson Adam Einck says applications will be accepted for until November 24th and they hope to hire 24 cadets interested in making the outdoors their next...
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