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Thomas Perumean
May 24, 2019 - 5:19 pm
A 46-year-old former Causeway Police Department sergeant stands convicted of charges of malfeasance and theft. William "Billy" Jones was found guilty by a St. Tammany Parish jury on Thursday. Jones had been accused of stealing cash, cocaine, and two firearms from Causeway police evidence room he...
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Thomas Perumean
May 24, 2019 - 4:15 pm
Amtrak passenger train 59, the southbound City of New Orleans, was involved in a railway crossing accident around 10:30 Friday morning. The accident happened in the small town of Bentonia, Mississippi when the train struck a tanker truck trying to cross the tracks. Jason Patterson, publisher of the...
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Chris Miller
May 24, 2019 - 2:18 pm
Otis Washington, who led St. Augustine to state championships in 1975, 1978 and 1979, has died. He was 80. Washington later coached the offensive line at LSU, breaking the color barrier among LSU assistant coaches. He went on to become head coach at Southern University. "That is a household name,...
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May 24, 2019 - 1:58 pm
Could the I-12 be seeing an HOV lane. There is a proposal to add an HOV lane to a heavily trafficked stretch of I-12 between Walker and the I-10/12 split. It's heading to the Governor's desk. Livingston Senator Dale Erdey believes this should shave some time off the commute of everyone driving in...
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May 24, 2019 - 1:58 pm
Could the I-12 be seeing an HOV lane. There is a proposal to add an HOV lane to a heavily trafficked stretch of I-12 between Walker and the I-10/12 split. It's heading to the Governor's desk. Livingston Senator Dale Erdey believes this should shave some time off the commute of everyone driving in...
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Don Ames
May 24, 2019 - 10:00 am
If you're staying in town this holiday weekend, you an still get a taste of travel. The 46th annual New Orleans Greek Festival is like a trip to the Greek Islands. In fact, this year's festival features the island of Chios, the only place in the world that mastic grows. "It's a wonderful spice. It...
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Thomas Perumean
May 24, 2019 - 8:50 am
Mario Batali, the well known celebrity chef and one-time favorite of the New Orleans culinary scene made his first court appearance in Boston today. At an arraignment in Boston Municipal Court earlier today, Batali let the court enter the plea of not guilty to a charge of indecent assault and...
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Jim Hanzo
May 24, 2019 - 8:01 am
The next few weeks will be extremely busy at Armstrong International Airport beginning this Memorial Day weekend. Busiest travel days are today with many returning on Sunday and Monday. Erin Burns communications director at the airport says you're going to need to be prepared and be patient. "Plan...
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Chris Miller
May 24, 2019 - 7:29 am
Lots of people are hitting the road for the long holiday weekend. It's the most travelers in 14 years -- and for people going by car, the most ever, according to AAA. "It looks like it's going to be a very busy time," said AAA spokesman Don Redman. "We're talking about 43 million Americans...
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Jim Hanzo
May 24, 2019 - 6:37 am
The holiday weekend will be partly cloudy, hot and humid with high temperatures in the lower 90s. It will feel like 95-100, so take it easy if you will be outside for an extended period of time today. Tonight will be partly cloudy and muggy with lows in the 70s on both sides of the lake. "The ridge...
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