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July 03, 2019 - 9:42 pm
Independence day means fireworks and the pyromaniacs are crowding firework stands to celebrate America’s independence with a boom. But one can bet that each year some folks get busted for shooting fireworks in jurisdictions where it’s not allowed. How can you be sure it’s legal in your area? State...
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Thomas Perumean
July 03, 2019 - 9:46 am
A new riverboat named in honor of the great Louis Armstrong will make its debut soon. Warren Reuther, CEO of Hospitality Enterprises, says the boat will debut in late July or early August. Reuther cites Coast Guard over high river levels have delayed the boat's debut. The Riverboat Louis Armstrong...
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July 03, 2019 - 9:36 am
A former Louisiana State University student who has been charged in the alcohol-related hazing death of a fraternity pledge will not be allowed to use the victim's history of alcohol and drug use as evidence. The Advocate reports the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal ruled today that the evidence that...
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Jim Hanzo
July 03, 2019 - 8:54 am
It's a problem that many towns and parishes could deal with, expenses with garbage collection and recycling are rising and causing garbage collection to be reduced. Slidell decided to make a change and reduce garbage pickup to one day a week. District E Councilman Kenny Tamborella explained it...
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Thomas Perumean
July 03, 2019 - 7:21 am
Fewer people have been diagnosed with an HIV infection in the past year than in any of the previous 10 years. There were 989 people newly diagnosed with HIV in 2018, according to the Department’s Bureau of Infectious Diseases. The numbers released Tuesday show a 12% decline in HIV over the past...
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Jim Hanzo
July 02, 2019 - 7:39 pm
The NOPD is investigating a homicide by shooting that occurred today at the intersection of Downman and Dwyer roads that claimed the lives of two victims. It happened around 2:21 p.m., NOPD Seventh District officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area. Upon arrival, officers discovered...
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Jim Hanzo
July 02, 2019 - 6:42 pm
157 animals were rescued by authorities discovered in a single home in Terrytown. Jefferson Parish Officials said they were found Monday night. A warrant was executed by Jefferson Parish Animal Control Officers based on "probable cause of animals needing intervention." "Once we were in the house,...
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Thomas Perumean
July 02, 2019 - 3:01 pm
The case between Harrah's and the Louisiana Department of Revenue has been decided. It did not go Harrah's way. Judge William Morvant ruled Harrah's will need to pay taxes dating back to 2001. That's when lawmakers revised the deal for the land-based casino, allowing Harrah's to open restaurants...
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David Blake
July 02, 2019 - 1:18 pm
How about a big pot of nutria chili or smoked nutria and sausage gumbo? The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is trying to get more people to eat the orange toothed rodent in hopes of increasing demand for the meat and decreased populations. LDWF Biologist Catherine Normand says she...
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Jim Hanzo
July 02, 2019 - 10:24 am
We are coming up on the Fourth of July and in Gretna, Laplace and Slidell it is legal to sell fireworks. But could we be paying more for fireworks because of the recent trade wars with China? Louis Capo with Lucky Lou's Fireworks in Slidell says not at this time. "This product that we have for July...
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