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October 13, 2019 - 10:29 am
The federal government wants a challenge to Trump administration rules for offshore drilling to be moved out of California. The case should be heard in New Orleans or Washington, Justice Department lawyers said in papers filed Friday in federal court in San Francisco, where the challenge was filed...
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October 11, 2019 - 12:34 pm
Environmental officials in Mississippi are warning beachgoers that some coastal swimming areas will be closed after bacteria were found in the water. The state Environmental Quality Department announced Thursday that enterococcus bacteria have been found along a west Gulfport shore, posing an...
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Don Ames
October 05, 2019 - 12:05 pm
As of Saturday, you can once again swim at all beaches on the Mississippi coast after the water was deemed off-limits for most of the summer. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality made the announcement months after they first closed off the water to swimmers and fishers due to a...
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October 05, 2019 - 10:29 am
The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, after consulting with the Louisiana Department of Health, has canceled the precautionary boil water advisory for residents and businesses in the Lower 9th Ward and New Orleans East after bacteriological tests confirmed that water in the area was safe to...
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October 04, 2019 - 11:40 am
A new study from AAA finds that autonomous emergency braking systems are inconsistent, and only occasionally effective in detecting pedestrians at speeds above 30 mph. The findings are a reminder to drivers to stay alert, says AAA spokesperson Don Redman. "Never assume that your vehicle is going to...
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Don Ames
September 28, 2019 - 12:52 pm
On Friday, Troopers with Troop C investigated two separate fatality crashes involving motorcycles within five hours. The first crash took the life of 43-year-old Jacob Dufrene of Houma and the second crash claimed the life of 55-year-old Scott Melancon of Houma. Shortly before 4:00 pm, Troop C...
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Don Ames
September 21, 2019 - 10:55 am
Today is National Seat Check Saturday, a chance for parents and caregivers to make sure their child safety seat is installed properly. Bridget Gardner, a Registered Nurse at University Medical Center New Orleans, says nine locations around the state will be staffed with child passenger safety...
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September 14, 2019 - 9:00 am
The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, in consultation with the Louisiana Department of Health, has canceled the precautionary boil water advisory for residents and businesses in New Orleans East. Bacteriological tests confirmed that water in the area was safe to drink as of Saturday morning...
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Don Ames
September 12, 2019 - 10:18 pm
The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for a limited area of New Orleans East, bounded by I-10 to Hayne Boulevard and Read Boulevard to Paris Road. Click here for a map of the affected area. Residents in the affected area are advised to use...
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WWL Newsroom
September 07, 2019 - 12:33 pm
The number of cases of lung diseases or other pulmonary issues linked to vaping has ballooned since concerns were made public early last week. LSU Health New Orleans Pulmonary Expert, Dr. Stephen Kantrow, says 450 cases from 33 states and three, possibly four deaths from pulmonary issues have been...
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