Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 17, 2018 - 10:43 am
If you still have packages you want delivered before Christmas, you better act fast. All of the major shipping agencies and companies have quickly approaching deadlines. "Many consumers are in a sprint to the finish in terms of getting their holiday gifts and greetings in the mail," the United...
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In this image taken from NASA Television, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is captured by a robotic arm for docking to the International Space Station, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies has arrived at the International Space Station. The Dragon capsule pulled up at the orbiting lab Saturday, three days after launching from Florida. (NASA TV via AP)
December 08, 2018 - 6:55 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out. The Dragon capsule pulled up at the orbiting lab three days after launching from Cape Canaveral. Commander...
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December 06, 2018 - 8:27 am
( It’s that time of year when businesses start planning their holiday parties, parties which have the potential to go horrifically wrong if things get out of hand, or the company does a poor job planning and preparing. National Federation of Small Business State Director Dawn Starns says...
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Chris Miller
December 04, 2018 - 5:16 pm
About 400 people who had items on layaway at the WalMart on Tchoupitoulas Street got an unexpected holiday gift today: their items have been paid for in full, courtesy of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson. Benson gave nearly $100,000 to pay off the items that were on layaway at the...
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Don Ames
November 30, 2018 - 6:21 am
This holiday weekend starts with a brand new event this evening. Kermit Ruffins' Kickoff to Christmas takes place tonight. "This is going to take place at the new Moonwalk at the riverfront. It will begin at 5:30, with a performance by the Roots of Music," says Rebecca Sell, with French Quarter...
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November 29, 2018 - 8:34 am
( A recent survey found that 1 in 3 Americans suffers from “festive burnout” due to the holidays being a stressful time. Even though it’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, LSU Health New Orleans clinical psychologist Dr. Michelle Moore said several factors can contribute...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 28, 2018 - 6:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the nation's capital. President Donald Trump led a countdown for the lighting of the National Christmas Tree on Wednesday, and first lady Melania Trump hit the switch to illuminate the decked-out spruce in President's Park, just south...
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November 28, 2018 - 1:43 pm
People love to criticize; but when I heard about the criticism of First Lady Melania Trump’s White House Christmas decorations, I realized that we now live in a society that criticizes, literally, EVERYTHING! Last year, the First Lady’s Christmas decorations were criticized as being too “white” –...
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Don Ames
November 23, 2018 - 6:35 am
The Audubon Nature Institute introduces five weeks worth of Audubon Zoo Lights this evening. The event transforms a large section of the zoo with elaborate light displays. "Some amazing animal lanterns, full sized or bigger," says Brenda Walkenhorst, Director of Education Projects forAudubon Nature...
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