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Jim Hanzo
October 10, 2019 - 3:13 pm
We are just 3 weeks away from Halloween and costume shop owners say grab your outfit early before the most popular options fly off the shelves. DeeDee Daniels of Humbug Costumes in Kenner says a popular costume this year goes back to the NFC Title game. “If they are looking for something easy, then...
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October 10, 2019 - 1:36 pm
A New Orleans man has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 27 years in prison for a 2011 shooting that killed a 1-year-old girl and paralyzed a man. In a deal with prosecutors, Darius Knox pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy to commit murder in Keira Holmes' death, according to the Times Picayune...
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Jim Hanzo
October 10, 2019 - 9:35 am
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office announced that one of their employees has been arrested on suspicion of DUI on the Causeway Bridge. "About 5:30 this morning, our officers identified a vehicle going over 100 miles an hour on the north-bound bridge," said Causeway General Manager Carlton...
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Thomas Perumean
October 10, 2019 - 9:12 am
Louisiana's Department of Environmental Quality is questioning whether the chloroprene emission count Denka Chemical issued to the state are accurate. In question is the methodology Denka used to measure the release of Chloroprene and Denka's claims, after a $35-million of environment improvements...
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Jim Hanzo
October 10, 2019 - 8:47 am
We are 2 days away from the election and voters have been inundated with mailouts, flyers, robocalls, and commercials, not to mention all the billboards and signs in yards. And now with just days before the election, those mailouts, commercials and calls are hitting us from all directions. We...
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October 10, 2019 - 6:05 am
(AP) -- Across a vast expanse of the South spanning from Texas to Maryland, there are growing concerns for the cattle, cotton and corn amid a worsening drought that has been fueled this past summer by record hot temperatures. One of the bullseyes marking the nation's driest areas is Bartow County,...
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Jim Hanzo
October 09, 2019 - 10:12 pm
The NOPD is investigating a shooting at the intersection of Poland Street and North Prieur Avenue in the Fifth District. Initial reports show two people, an adult male and an adult female suffered gunshot wounds. The Times Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports at least a half dozen bullets...
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Jim Hanzo
October 09, 2019 - 9:50 pm
Thursday and Friday should bring us more warm temperatures, almost summer like before another front rolls through and cools things down a bit. "This weekend plunges us into truly fall-like weather," said WWL-TV meteorologist Alexandra Cranford. "Rain chances also increase a little on Thursday for...
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October 09, 2019 - 9:08 pm
WINNFIELD, La. (AP) — Federal authorities have dramatically expanded detention of immigrants in Louisiana. Since last year, eight local jails have started holding asylum seekers and other migrants, making Louisiana an unlikely epicenter for immigrant detention under President Donald Trump...
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October 09, 2019 - 8:48 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' two major Republican opponents took swipes at him and each other in their final debate before Saturday's elections. The Democratic governor defended his record and hammered GOP businessman Eddie Rispone as one of former Gov. Bobby Jindal's...
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