Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 29, 2018 - 9:13 pm
It was quite a year in New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana. What were the top local news stories? The WWL Editorial Staff gathered nominations and then voted on the top five local news stories of 2018. The NUMBER 5 local story of the year was the New Orleans Archdiocese taking steps to try and...
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December 28, 2018 - 2:34 pm
(WWL.com) According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, the number of law enforcement professionals who died in the line of duty nationwide in 2018 increased by 12% over the previous year, a total of 144. CEO for the organization Chris Floyd said of the four officers killed in...
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December 28, 2018 - 7:50 am
(WWL.com) The government shutdown is now into day six. Senator John Kennedy says negotiations have stalled, and it’s looking increasingly unlikely they’ll have the votes to pass a budget that includes 5.7 billion in border wall funding demanded by the President. “It could go on awhile. If it goes...
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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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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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December 24, 2018 - 5:59 pm
WWL.com Senator John Kennedy says he hasn’t picked horse in the 2019 governor’s race yet. That’s after he bowed out of the competition early this month, citing his desire to continue serving his Senate term that runs through 2022. Currently Businessman Eddie Rispone and Congressman Ralph Abraham...
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December 24, 2018 - 2:46 pm
(WWL.com) The Edwards Administration is celebrating 14 straight months of year to year job gains for the month of November. New Orleans led all cities at 12,500 jobs added over the year, followed by Baton Rouge at 6,300 jobs, but Workforce Commission Chief Economist Ali Bustamante says he was...
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December 21, 2018 - 2:48 pm
(WWL.com) President Donald Trump is warning the government could be shut down, starting at midnight, “for a very long time” if Congress does not include 5.7 billion dollars for a border wall in its end of the year spending bill. Senator Bill Cassidy says they had the votes for an extension to...
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December 18, 2018 - 4:58 pm
(WWL.com) Governor John Bel Edwards says a Texas judge’s decision to declare the entire Affordable Care Act unconstitutional could lead to the loss of health insurance for 480,000 recipients of the Medicaid expansion, and 850,000 people with pre-existing conditions, but Insurance Commissioner Jim...
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