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August 18, 2018 - 1:00 pm
FLASH FLOOD WARNING A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 230 PM CDT FOR WEST CENTRAL ORLEANS AND NORTH CENTRAL JEFFERSON PARISHES... At 136 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated that heavy rainfall has been diminishing. However, many streets remain flooded between Gentilly to the Industrial...
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August 18, 2018 - 11:54 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's education superintendent says salaries for public school teachers need to be raised. State Superintendent of Education John White made his comments Thursday. The Advocate reports that White noted teacher pay has slipped below the regional average after Louisiana...
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August 18, 2018 - 11:19 am
(WWL.com) - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services and Louisiana Court Appointed Special Advocates have partnered up this month for a major drive to recruit foster parents and CASA volunteers across the state, which is in serious need of volunteers. 7,900 children are in foster...
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Don Ames
August 18, 2018 - 10:24 am
Up to two inches of rain fell in a short time Saturday afternoon in metro New Orleans. Many streets flooded between Gentilly to the Industrial Canal. Due to heavy rain in the city, parking restrictions on neutral grounds were lifted, allowing residents to park on neutral grounds until further...
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Don Ames
August 18, 2018 - 9:20 am
The Orleans Justice Center warden has been suspended as the sheriff’s office investigates her for possible payroll fraud. Spokesman Blake Acuri says Maj. Nicole Harris was suspended earlier this week as the internal affairs division investigates possible payroll irregularities. The investigation...
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August 18, 2018 - 8:19 am
HOUSTON (AP) - The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. held steady at 1,057 this week. At this time a year ago there were 946 active rigs. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported Friday that 869 rigs drilled for oil this week and 186 for gas. Two were listed...
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August 18, 2018 - 6:27 am
GRETNA, La. (AP) - A man whose true name remains a mystery has been sentenced to 20 years in prison by a suburban New Orleans judge for possessing roughly $600,000 worth of cocaine. The 35-year-old Gretna resident was convicted by a jury on July 10. A Friday news release from the Jefferson Parish...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 17, 2018 - 9:59 pm
Cops say a man is dead after a shooting in Metairie Friday night. It happened on Causeway Blvd. between Airline Drive and Earhart Expressway at Lausat Street. The report of gunfire came in just before 7:00pm. Shortly after 9:30pm, JPSO notified the media that the 21-year-old victim had died at the...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 17, 2018 - 9:20 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has released a list of what she calls acheivements and progress during her first three months in office. While political analyst Clancy DuBos says it's hard to give Cantrell a grade for her first hundred days because there is not a lot to grade her on, Cantrell...
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August 17, 2018 - 4:17 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana officials are worried Mississippi's plans for a new reservoir on the Pearl River could harm Louisiana's ecology. An attorney for a Mississippi flood control district tried to allay fears during a meeting at the Louisiana Capitol on Thursday, emphasizing the ``One...
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