State News

December 28, 2018 - 3:38 am
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The Latest on an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody (all times local): 10:30 p.m. New Mexico authorities say an autopsy performed on the 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody shows he had the flu. The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator...
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Jim Hanzo
December 27, 2018 - 2:49 pm
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said a woman in Ponchatoula was killed last night as strong winds blew a tree over crashing through the roof of her trailer. 58-year-old Roxanne Kliebert was asleep about 11 p.m. when the tree came crashing down. The accident happened on Sisters Road as a...
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December 27, 2018 - 10:39 am
(WWL.com) Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Ralph Abraham holds a fundraiser in Monroe tonight to beef up his campaign war chest, as he attempts to catch up to the at least five million dollars in campaign funds reported by the Edwards re-election campaign earlier this year. ULM Poli Sci...
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Jim Hanzo
December 27, 2018 - 9:33 am
Have you been hearing fireworks in your neighborhood recently? Tis the season for bottle rockets, firecrackers, and much bigger than that. Jerry Sumera with Fancy's Fireworks in Gretna says fireworks sales have been up and weather permitting, it should continue. He says down south we love our...
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December 27, 2018 - 7:25 am
WWL.com A plea deal is now in place for Michael Wearry, a former death row inmate who maintained he was innocent in the 1998 killing of 16-year-old Eric Walber. Wearry will now serve 25 years in prison. Walber was robbed, beaten, and run over with his own car after wrapping up his pizza delivery...
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Jim Hanzo
December 27, 2018 - 6:34 am
Entergy reports thousands are without power in SE Louisiana because of the high winds overnight that caused downed power lines. A number of customers are without power in the Kenner area. Reports of over 10 thousand customers along Williams Blvd from Vintage to West Napoleon and along Power Blvd,...
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Jim Hanzo
December 26, 2018 - 8:31 pm
New Orleans can expect a real good possibility of rain, tomorrow and actually right on through the New Year's holiday weekend. "We do have a risk, a slight risk for severe storms tomorrow," said WWL-TV Meteorologist Chris Franklin. "We may see excessive rainfall and rain chances will stay with us...
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December 26, 2018 - 8:01 pm
(WWL.com) Tangipahoa Parish Sheriffs have issued a $2,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest in a double homicide that took the life of a 42-year-old woman and a 13-year-old son in Independence Sunday night. Sheriff Daniel Edwards says the shooting was not a chance encounter. “The...
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Jim Hanzo
December 26, 2018 - 4:42 pm
New Orleans Police say a man was shot in the 2100 block of Franklin Avenue on Wednesday. Initial reports say the man suffered a gunshot wound to the stomach. The latest shooting in the neighborhood of St. Roch means seven people have been shot so far in Orleans Parish since Christmas morning.
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December 26, 2018 - 3:57 pm
WWL.com Two people are dead following a quadruple shooting in St. James Parish. Authorities were dispatched on Christmas Eve to the Neighborhood Lounge on Main Street in Lutcher. One of the four that was hit died at the scene, while another died at a hospital. Sheriff Willy Martin described the...
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