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This photo provided by WWL-TV shows several construction standing after a large portion of the Hard Rock Hotel, under construction suddenly collapsed Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 in New Orleans. It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse or if anyone was injured. Upper floors began to fall on top of each other before one side of the building fell to the ground below. It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse or if anyone was injured. (WWL-TV via AP)
October 12, 2019 - 11:57 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — 1 confirmed dead and 3 unaccounted for after large portion of a hotel under construction in New Orleans collapses.
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WWL Newsroom
October 12, 2019 - 6:17 am
President Donald Trump came to Louisiana Friday night to unite a squabbling Republican Party against the Deep South's only Democratic governor, hoping to keep John Bel Edwards from notching a primary win in Saturday's election. But his rally in Lake Charles also touched on a lot of national issues...
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Ronald Haskell leaves the court during a break in the punishment phase of his capital murder trial on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, in Houston. Haskell was found guilty of killing six members of his ex-wife's family in 2014. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)
October 11, 2019 - 4:46 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Ronald Haskell who was convicted of capital murder in a Houston-area attack that left six people dead (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A jury has sentenced to death a man who fatally shot six members of his ex-wife's family in Texas. Jurors took around...
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Chris Miller
October 11, 2019 - 10:56 am
The clock is running out on the primary election campaign, and the three major candidates for governor are racing to the finish. Call it the two-minute warning: candidates are in the final moments of their campaigns with election day one day away. The ads have been running for weeks, the final...
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October 11, 2019 - 5:53 am
(AP) — A large cross has disappeared from the wreckage of an African American church in Louisiana that was burned down in an arson case. News outlets report the white fiberglass cross belonged to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Opelousas. It was one of three historic churches set ablaze in arson...
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Thomas Perumean
October 11, 2019 - 5:05 am
The little league champions from the River Ridge will meet President Donald Trump today at the White House in Washington D.C. The team claimed a world championship victory in August and Head Coach Scott Frazier says it all started at a press conference with a suggestion that the team should get a...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) reacts after an out against the Tampa Bay Rays during the seventh inning of Game 5 of a baseball American League Division Series in Houston, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
October 10, 2019 - 9:23 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Houston Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night in Game 5 to set up a titanic showdown with the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series. After fellow aces Zack Greinke and Justin...
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WWL Newsroom
October 10, 2019 - 8:15 pm
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says state waters hold enough red snapper for at least three more weekends of sport fishing, starting Friday. A news release says the weekend is running from 12:01 a.m. Friday through 12:01 a.m. Monday this weekend and the next two weekends. The...
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Chris Miller
WWL Newsroom
October 10, 2019 - 8:08 pm
For the second consecutive year, Louisiana ranks number two in the nation for infrastructure investment, according to Site Selection Magazine’s Global Groundwork Index. Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson says the publication recognizes the state’s significant enhancements through recent...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 file photo, police officers walk behind a Walmart at the scene of a mass shooting at a shopping complex, in El Paso, Texas. Suspect Patrick Crusius who was indicted for the killing of 22 people in the mass shooting at a Texas Walmart is set to formally hear the charges against him in an El Paso courtroom. An arraignment hearing for Crusius is set for Thursday, Oct. 10. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
October 10, 2019 - 5:49 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A 21-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to capital murder in the fatal shooting of 22 people at a West Texas Walmart. Patrick Crusius entered the plea Thursday during his first appearance before a trial judge in El Paso. Police have said Crusius confessed to targeting...
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