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May 21, 2019 - 8:07 am
The cousin of former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has thrown his name in the race for Governor of Louisiana. Gary Landrieu's political views are much different than his cousin, Mitch. Landrieu says one of his first moves as governor would be cracking down on undocumented immigrants through an...
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Jim Hanzo
May 21, 2019 - 8:00 am
A unique, one-of-a-kind voice in New Orleans has died. Veteran journalist and voice of New Orleans, Ronnie Virgets has died at the age of 77. With his gravelly voice, Virgets could tell stories like no other about people and places in Big Easy. Virgets was a journalist, whose career began in the...
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Jim Hanzo
May 21, 2019 - 7:20 am
According to Accountemps, 58 percent of folks plan to take their vacations during the summer months of June, July, and August. This takes preparation by companies to be prepared when they're employees are out. Business and Finance professor at UNO, Mark Rosa, says it really is part of a supervisors...
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Jim Hanzo
May 21, 2019 - 6:48 am
Tuesday starts off with mostly cloudy skies and muggy. It will be bit breezy today under partly cloudy skies later on. Look for temperatures for our area to get up to around 90 degrees this afternoon. "It will be humid, so it will feel like 95-100°," said WWL-TV meteorologist Dave Nussbaum. "...
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May 20, 2019 - 2:10 pm
No support and not enough time. Legislation to raise the gas tax to fund infrastructure projects got shelved because of a lack of support. Bill author, Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter, was then prompted to request the winner of the fall gubernatorial election call a special “infrastructure...
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May 20, 2019 - 9:57 am
by James Moran The much-maligned and oft-injured LSU pitching staff was having damn near a perfect weekend through 26 innings against Auburn. Eric Walker and Landon Marceaux threw gems for a team that hadn’t gotten six innings out of a starting pitcher in a month. LSU had two-hit Auburn on...
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Thomas Perumean
May 20, 2019 - 7:59 am
Laine Hardy's song list on the way to winning the top spot as the nation's newest American Idol reads like a cross section of rock'n roll: “Come Together” by The Beatles “The Weight” by The Band "That’s Alright Mama by Elvis Presley “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen “I Don’t Need No Doctor” by Ray...
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Don Ames
May 20, 2019 - 7:55 am
Mad about robocalls? If you live in Louisiana, you've got good reason to be. This may not surprise you. But, Louisiana folks get more robocalls than anyone else in the country. That's what recent a recent article in Consumer Reports indicates. CR had the robocall tracking company, YouMail, conduct...
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Jim Hanzo
May 20, 2019 - 7:13 am
We could see a huge oxygen-starved dead zone off of Louisiana's coast because of the widespread flooding, according to the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. The dead zone expected in the summer will cause too little oxygen to support marine life. It's the lower half of the water column...
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Jim Hanzo
May 20, 2019 - 6:33 am
Our Monday morning is starting off cloudy and dreary. "It will be a warmer and humid day today," said WWL-TV meteorologist Dave Nussbaum. "We will have spotty showers and storms develop with the heating of the day - mainly on the Northshore. This will be our last day for rain for awhile too." Look...
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