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USA TODAY
August 08, 2017 - 7:18 am
As Louisiana is approaching the one year anniversary of the historic flooding across areas of the Northshore, greater Baton Rouge and across the state; Congressman Garret Graves is concerned with the slow pace of funding getting into the hands of flood victims. Graves says only 1% of the two...
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August 08, 2017 - 6:46 am
(AP) -- A man accused of stabbing his girlfriend's dogs during an argument in Avondale has been arrested. 23-year-old Marcel Evans is charged with several offenses, including two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals. Evans' 29-year-old girlfriend told investigators with the Jefferson Parish...
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Chris Miller
August 08, 2017 - 6:28 am
Was New Orleans' drainage system overwhelmed, or was Saturday's flooding worse than it could have been? A special meeting today of the New Orleans City Council is looking for answers. Council president Jason Williams was not happy with how the city's drainage system worked: "We can't handle a bad...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 07, 2017 - 10:32 pm
Cops say they have arrested a man suspected of breaking into a sleeping woman's home in Mandeville and raping her. "Following up on additional leads, Mandeville Police detectives have taken a suspect into custody," a news release announced Monday night. "The St Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office...
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August 07, 2017 - 9:18 pm
(AP) -- As New Orleans dried out Monday from torrential rains that flooded areas for the second time in two weeks, the City Council called a special meeting to review the drainage system and warning processes. Council President Jason Williams said he plans the Tuesday meeting "not to make any...
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Chris Miller
August 07, 2017 - 3:59 pm
Mandeville Police today released photos of the man they say is the suspect in a recent home invasion and rape. Police describe the suspect as a white male with dark skin, 5'7" tall and around 140 pounds. He has an oval tattoo on one calf ,"approximately 4 inch around of a dark unknown image,"...
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Chris Miller
August 07, 2017 - 3:44 pm
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards took a tour of some of the neighborhoods hit in Saturday's flood. That included stops at Willie Mae's Scotch House restaurant in Treme and the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club on N. Broad. During the tour, Mayor Landrieu...
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Jim Hanzo
August 07, 2017 - 1:45 pm
Governor John Bel Edwards will travel to New Orleans for a walking tour of areas impacted by Saturday’s flooding. Gov. Edwards will be joined by local elected officials and will hold a media briefing following the tour stop in the Tremé area. Details are as follows and all times are approximate: 2:...
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Chris Miller
August 07, 2017 - 1:34 pm
Why are so many cars that were caught in the Saturday flood still strewn alongside the roads where they were swamped? New Orleans deputy mayor Ryan Berni said the city's priority was to just get major arteries cleared, and leave people's cars where they will be easy to find. "What we decided to do...
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Jim Hanzo
August 07, 2017 - 10:28 am
Barring any delay, Ronald Gasser goes to trial, beginning today, accused of fatally shooting former NFL player, Joe McKnight in an apparent road rage incident on the Westbank, in Jefferson Parish, last year. A motion hearing is set for this afternoon at 1:30. Jury selection could begin today...
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