State News

Huey Long
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WWL Newsroom
January 20, 2020 - 4:52 pm
A new legislature was sworn in in Baton Rouge last week, and for the first time in nearly a century, Louisiana finds itself without a member of the Long family serving in public office. The political dynasty began with Governor Huey Long, the left-wing populist who pushed a massive public works...
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Cold weather
Jim Hanzo
January 20, 2020 - 4:26 pm
The New Orleans metro area is in for some chilly temperatures. We'll expericence a light freeze north of the lake tonight and near freezing temperatures south of the lake. It's advised to take the proper freeze precautions. "Tonight will be clear and cold with Northshore lows in the upper 20s...
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Jim Hanzo
January 20, 2020 - 3:15 pm
Some changes to parade routes for some Mardi Gras krewes, because of the collapsed Hard Rock Hotel site on Canal Street. The latest surrounds the Krewe of Endymion. The City of New Orleans reports that the " superkrewe" will parade down it's traditional Mid-City route from Orleans to Carrollton, to...
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Governor John Bel Edwards
Chris Miller
January 20, 2020 - 2:17 pm
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is the most popular Democratic governor, according to poll numbers gathered by Morning Consult. All fourteen governors ahead of him in the poll are Republicans. Morning Consult compiled approval polls taken between October 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Since...
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Super Bowl Trophy
Jim Hanzo
January 20, 2020 - 10:33 am
The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV. We talked to some folks in Kenner to find out who they're going to pull for. "Probably San Francisco, they 've got an offense and defense," said one football fan. "Kansas City only has an offense. Their defense is...
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Jim Hanzo
January 19, 2020 - 8:30 pm
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating an in-custody death that occurred earlier today. At around 1:30 p.m. deputy responded to a business in the 8800 block of Veterans Blvd. in Metairie, near Power Blvd. in reference to a report of a man attacking another man inside a business...
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Jim Hanzo
January 19, 2020 - 5:52 pm
Winter is back in our area. A chilly night because of a cold front. "A freeze on the Northshore and even areas away from the city early tomorrow morning, and likely again both Tuesday and Wednesday morning," said WWL-TV chief meteorologist Chris Franklin. "The chill will last through mid week, when...
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New book on Katrina blames Corps of Engineers for bad levees
Associated Press
January 19, 2020 - 12:11 pm
(AP) -- The founder of an organization dedicated to educating the public about levee failures in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina has written a book. A news release from activist Sandy Rosenthal says the book is entitled "Words Whispered in Water: Why Levees Broke in New Orleans." Rosenthal is...
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Associated Press
January 18, 2020 - 4:24 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Multibillion-dollar Medicaid contracts awarded by Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration have been scrapped by Louisiana’s chief procurement officer, who determined the health department mishandled the bid process for deals to provide health services to 1.5 million people...
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Superdome Security Officer reverses self in new affidavit filing
Thomas Perumean
January 18, 2020 - 11:36 am
As an arrest warrant for Cleveland Browns' receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. hanging in the wind, the officer who sparked the case by filing a complaint against the NFL superstar appears to be back tracking. It all began with an alleged smack on the butt by Beckham that lead the officer to file the...
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