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Jim Hanzo
August 13, 2019 - 9:31 am
Forecasters say most of the South will be under heat advisories and warnings today as the temperatures could feel as high as 117 degrees. Heat advisories will stretch from Texas to parts of South Carolina as intense heat is expected in Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Alabama; and in areas...
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Chris Miller
August 12, 2019 - 11:49 am
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards came to Saints camp today to announce the state is moving forward on an announced deal to make $450 million in upgrades to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The bond commission will meet Thursday to discuss the state's share of the funds. The money will come from the...
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Thomas Perumean
August 12, 2019 - 8:17 am
Starting September first restaurants must tell you where their shrimp and seafood comes from. Since Louisiana is known for its seafood eating locally sourced shrimp and crawfish could mean a boost in demand. And that's good news for a seafood industry comprised of family businesses, which have been...
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Jim Hanzo
August 11, 2019 - 7:17 pm
We are in for a hot week especially Monday and Tuesday as temps rise and heat indices reach 107 to 112 degrees. A heat advisory is in effect on Monday from late morning through evening. High pressure will keep things quite hot and humid," said WWL-TV Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford. "The trend...
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Jim Hanzo
August 11, 2019 - 5:12 pm
New Orleans Police investigated a traffic fatality that happened on the Westbank, in Algiers. The accident happened this morning around 10:45 a.m., at the intersection of General Meyer Avenue and Woodland Drive. When cops arrived they discovered a male victim deceased at the location. Officers...
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August 11, 2019 - 1:24 pm
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Toto the wrestling bear was described as "no man's plaything in ring" in a 1939 headline printed in The Times. It was a warning from promoter Julius Sigel to Jim "Goon" Henry of Oklahoma City, who would soon be facing the 300-pound creature in the Shreveport Municipal...
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BRPD
August 11, 2019 - 11:19 am
ZACHARY, La. (AP) _ Authorities say a Zachary homeowner shot a nude man who forced his way into a home. The shooting happened early Sunday morning. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office told the paper that the homeowner said he went outside to investigate why his dog was barking and...
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August 11, 2019 - 10:13 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A heavily-tattooed man, who feared his facial art might affect his chances at a fair trial, has been convicted of two slayings. News outlets report an East Baton Rouge Parish jury found 29-year-old William Bottoms, Jr. guilty Friday of two counts of second-degree murder in a...
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August 10, 2019 - 3:22 pm
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) _ A federal judge has stopped the execution of a convicted child rapist and murderer scheduled for later this month. A state district judge set Jason Reeves' execution for Aug. 19 for the 2001 death of 4-year-old Mary Jean Thigpen, who was stabbed 16 times and raped. But...
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WWL Newsroom
August 10, 2019 - 2:10 pm
President Trump has announced he’s backing stronger background checks for gun purchases and red flag laws allowing authorities to remove firearms from those who are a danger to themselves or others. Despite the White House’s shift in policy many Congressional Republicans say they’re still strongly...
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