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USA TODAY
January 14, 2019 - 3:49 pm
(WWL.com) LSU star linebacker Devin White posted a video on Twitter announcing that he’s forgoing his senior season and entering the NFL draft. White made his announcement on the final day underclassmen had to declare their intentions. Tiger Rag Editor James Moran says White wrestled with the...
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Jim Hanzo
January 14, 2019 - 10:45 am
LSU All-American linebacker Devin White announced that he will enter the NFL Draft in 2019 and will forego his senior season with the Tigers according to The Advocate. White is projected to be a first-round pick by many analysts in the media. White's decision came on the final day that...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 14, 2019 - 10:22 am
We know who will be the next Chief of the New Orleans Police. Mayor LaToya Cantrell named a native of the Lower 9th Ward to take over the NOPD after leading two districts and the training academy. "Commander Shaun Ferguson is a man that I met as a community leader right here in the city of New...
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Jim Hanzo
January 14, 2019 - 9:37 am
It turned out the Saints Eagles game was the "game of the week," going down to the last few seconds and the Saints coming away with the win. This fan weighed in as to what he thought turned the game around after his team fell behind 14-0. "The turning point was the Saints coming back from halftime...
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Jim Hanzo
January 14, 2019 - 8:42 am
Two schools in the Gentilly area are closed today because of low water pressure issues. Holy Cross School Officer Eric Desormeaux sent a message to parents that Holy Cross is closed to all students grades 5 through 12 because of a "massive" water leak on Cartier Avenue. The primary campus for PK...
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Jim Hanzo
January 13, 2019 - 10:35 pm
New Orleans police say a 10-year-old boy who texted his mother that he had been kidnapped wasn't kidnapped at all. Vince Johnson's mother said that police have found her son and he's coming home. Police had reported that the boy had gone to take out the trash on Pinewood Court around 2:30 p.m.and...
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USA TODAY
January 13, 2019 - 7:10 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints got two touchdown passes from Drew Brees, two interceptions by Marcus Lattimore, and rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 20-14 Sunday to advance to the NFC championship game. Using a dominant ball-control offense after a...
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January 13, 2019 - 5:09 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints starting defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins and Eagles right guard Brandon Brooks each had leg injuries within a few plays of one another and each was taken from the field in a cart during the first quarter of New Orleans' divisional-round playoff game with Philadelphia on...
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USA TODAY
January 11, 2019 - 3:36 pm
(WWL.com) A poll finds that about half of Louisiana voters approve of Governor John Bel Edwards’ job performance. Morning Consult, which polls the popularity of governors, found Edwards has a 49-percent approval rating, 30-percent disapprove and 21-percent are undecided. ULM Political Science...
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Jim Hanzo
January 11, 2019 - 1:51 pm
Catholic Church officials in the Houma and Thibodeaux areas have named 14 priests including those who are accused of sexual misconduct involving children which include rape. Of those named, 6 priests have admitted or were convicted of sexual misconduct with children as well as 3 others who faced...
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