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Smoothie King Center
USA TODAY Sports
Chris Miller
January 14, 2020 - 8:49 am
If you already miss the College Football National Championship party, just wait. There are several major sporting events to come to New Orleans. "We have the Women's Final Four returning for a fourth time, which is a record host for any city, and in 2022 we have the Men's Final Four coming back for...
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LSU fans
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Jim Hanzo
January 14, 2020 - 8:30 am
The LSU Tigers are the best in the entire nation. Fans poured out in the streets after the championship, fireworks went off across the city and the party went on until all hours. "It was awesome, it was great," said one Tiger fan. "We were so nervous at the beginning but we knew they would pull it...
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John Bel Edwards
WWL Newsroom
January 13, 2020 - 3:37 pm
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards was sworn in today for a second term and highlighted his three biggest areas of focus for the next four years. His first and biggest priority is education. He highlighted increased classroom funding, more teacher pay raises, and early childhood education. “Eighty...
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John Bel Edwards
Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 13, 2020 - 1:41 pm
Today is Louisiana Inauguration Day. Governor John Bel Edwards begins his second term. He took the oath of office on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol. The governor canceled plans for a traditional inaugural ball. Edwards will instead heads to New Orleans to spend the evening in his suite at...
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Capitol
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WWL Newsroom
January 13, 2020 - 1:14 pm
Gonzales Republican Representative Clay Schexnayder won the Louisiana House Speaker vote 60-45, over Albany Republican Sherman Mack. Schexnayder was backed by a coalition of Democrats and moderate Republicans, while Mack was the choice for the party's conservative wing. Schexnayder is thought to be...
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John Bel Edwards
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WWL Newsroom
January 13, 2020 - 10:53 am
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' inauguration for his second term.
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Louisiana Capitol
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WWL Newsroom
January 13, 2020 - 10:27 am
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will be sworn in today at 11:30 a.m. for his second term of office. The ceremony on the steps of the Capitol, weather permitting. Advisor to the governor, Richard Carbo says attendees will get to hear from Edwards about his plans for the next four years, and...
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College Trophy
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Jim Hanzo
January 12, 2020 - 9:53 pm
After a long 15-day layoff since winning the Peach Bowl, LSU and Clemson strap on the helmets Monday night in college football’s national championship game. Coach Ed Orgeron says he’s tried to keep the preparation for this game close to what they’ve done all year. "We didn’t talk about going to...
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New Orleans
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Jim Hanzo
January 12, 2020 - 6:12 pm
A dense fog advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. Monday morning as foggy conditions continue into Monday morning. "The highest chance for showers and a few thunderstorms will be Monday morning and early afternoon," said WWL-TV meteorologist Payton Malone. "No severe weather is expected, and rain...
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Superdome
Thomas Perumean
January 11, 2020 - 1:07 pm
With President Donald Trump coming to the College Football National Championship Game at the Superdome Monday Night, that means there's whole bunch of stuff you can't bring in! It's not just the President's safety The Secret Service will be working with local law, state, and federal law enforcement...
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