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Jim Hanzo
October 09, 2019 - 8:51 am
The Saints are 4 and 1, and on a three game winning streak and head to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars on Sunday. So are they the best team in the NFC? WWL's Cajun Cannon, Bobby Hebert thinks they are. "NFC, I think we amongst the best in the NFL," he emphatically states. "The Patriots haven't...
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Thomas Perumean
October 09, 2019 - 7:21 am
Twitter video showed St. Augustine's African-American football coach leading his team, predominantly people of color, in a chant to rally the team for the upcoming game minutes away. The chant uses the N-word, numerous times. Within two days the coach has been relieved of his duties, and three more...
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Thomas Perumean
October 09, 2019 - 6:28 am
The United States Coast Guard responded to an emergency call from a cruise ship at the mouth of the Mississippi River to evacuate a critically injured passenger from the ship. The rescue took place 65 nautical miles off the coast of Venice, Louisiana, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans...
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Thomas Perumean
October 09, 2019 - 5:38 am
Tuesday, Congressman Ralph Abraham called for the expulsion of Nancy Pelosi from the U.S. House of Representatives and introduced a House resolution to that effect. House Resolution 620, would also vacate the Office of the Speaker of the House. The one-page resolution was filed late Tuesday...
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Jim Hanzo
October 08, 2019 - 4:24 pm
According to a new Gray Television poll, 51% of Louisianans would vote for President Trump if the election were held today The support is highly regional, with 60% percent of voters backing the President in north and south-central Louisiana, 51% in Baton Rouge, and only 40% in New Orleans. “Trump...
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WWL Newsroom
October 08, 2019 - 4:21 pm
An Emerson College poll on the Louisiana governor's race puts incumbent Democrat John Bel Edwards at 48 percent, Republican businessman Eddie Rispone at 25 percent, and Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham at 19 percent. Polling Director Spencer Kimball says Edwards is a popular figure in the state...
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Jim Hanzo
October 08, 2019 - 9:09 am
The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide in the 9,000 block of Rue De Fleur Drive in Watson. "Our deputies arrived to find a deceased female with multiple gunshot wounds," Sheriff Jason Ard said. "We can identify this victim as 31 year old Jessica Clark." Through their...
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Jim Hanzo
October 08, 2019 - 8:41 am
Early voting is over. Now we wait for people to go vote this Saturday, election day. According to Dennis DiMarco, Registrar of voters in Jefferson Parish early voting has been much better than 4 years ago. "Four years ago, in person, we had 11,269 coming to our office, this year, four years later,...
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Thomas Perumean
October 08, 2019 - 7:48 am
Jeff Sands is a mover and shaker, an investor who enjoys the challenge of buying midsize companies that are struggling and turning them around. Recently, the Mandaville native set his eyes on the now shuttered Bayou Steel Group. St. John the Baptist Parish's largest employer abruptly laid off its...
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October 08, 2019 - 6:41 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan names a senior vice president in charge of its China business, Makoto Uchida, to be its new CEO.
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