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Jim Hanzo
September 23, 2018 - 8:31 pm
The NOPD is investigating a series of related motor vehicle accidents that happened on Interstate 10 in New Orleans East. Police say around 4:51 p.m. inclement weather caused a single vehicle to collide with a wall on I-10 West at Read Boulevard. The combination of poor visibility due to the...
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September 23, 2018 - 6:31 pm
MARRERO, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff says one of his deputies shot a masked man in the leg after the man shot a gas station clerk and then aimed a gun at the deputy. Nobody died in the shootings that happened early Sunday in the New Orleans suburb of Marrero. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph...
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USA TODAY
September 23, 2018 - 4:22 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Drew Brees has set the NFL record for career completions with his 17-yarder to Michael Thomas in the second quarter of the New Orleans saints game against Atlanta. The completion was the 6,301st of Brees' career, surpassing the 6,300 thrown by Hall of Famer Brett Favre. New Orleans...
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USA TODAY
September 23, 2018 - 10:24 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana residents with 2016 flooding damage who took a survey expressing interest in the state's homeowner aid program have only days remaining to complete applications for assistance. The Restore Louisiana homeowner aid program says 3,000 people with damage from the March...
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September 22, 2018 - 12:56 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ U.S. Sen. John Kennedy wants federal officials to release billions in unclaimed retirement benefits to states to try to locate people owed the money. The Republican senator from Louisiana met with U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Wednesday to pitch his idea. Kennedy'...
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September 22, 2018 - 11:57 am
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) _ A state champion tree at a Louisiana university campus may get more room to grow even larger. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is considering moving a greenhouse to make room for the big Montezuma cypress. Workers have removed four concrete parking spaces, and...
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September 22, 2018 - 9:00 am
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A musician who played steel guitar with country legend Hank Williams on the Louisiana Hayride radio show, and broke his nose roughhousing with him, has died. Felton Pruett was 89 years old. The Rose-Neath Funeral Home says his funeral will be Saturday in Shreveport, with a...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 21, 2018 - 9:12 pm
It’s been a week since the landfall of Hurricane Florence on the east coast. Although some have come back to the Bayou State, first responders from Louisiana are still in South Carolina helping with the aftermath of the storm. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says the Louisiana crew is made up of...
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September 21, 2018 - 3:59 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's health secretary thinks she's found a way to get hepatitis C drugs to more Medicaid patients and prisoners. Rebekah Gee wants to model medication purchases off the Netflix subscription model. Gee wants Louisiana to pay a yearly fee to a drug manufacturer for...
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September 21, 2018 - 3:01 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's unemployment rate hit 5 percent in August, worsening for the fifth straight month. The state's jobless rate rose from 4.9 percent in July and was above August 2017's level, also 4.9 percent. For the third month in a row, Louisiana saw the number of people with a job...
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