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October 28, 2019 - 1:07 pm
(AP) — Robert Evans, the protean and fast-living Hollywood producer who backed such seminal 1970s films as "Chinatown," ''The Godfather" and "Harold and Maude," has died. He was 89. A representative for Evans confirmed that Evans died on Saturday. No other details were immediately available. His...
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Don Ames
October 07, 2019 - 6:16 am
Accidental poisonings have overtaken car crashes as the leading cause of unintentional deaths in Louisiana. And, it's an opioid epidemic that's getting the blame. Dr. James Diaz, Medical Toxicologist and Head of Environmental & Occupational Health at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public...
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September 19, 2019 - 3:55 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The state health department announced Thursday Missouri's first vaping-related death. The death of a Missouri man in his mid-40s happened this week at Mercy Hospital St. Louis. It represents the eighth death in the nation associated with vaping. Related: First death from vaping...
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Thomas Perumean
July 17, 2019 - 1:15 pm
On Tuesday, at the trial of Matthew Naquin, a toxicologist described Max Gruver as a dead man walking. The 19-year-old's alcohol level was six times the legal limit. Dr. Patricia Williams told the court there was no way Max Gruver's body could have survived that level of intoxication. Wednesday,...
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April 30, 2019 - 7:14 am
Kevin Barnhart, Baton Rouge Bureau... A Hepatitis A outbreak results in the first death reported from the virus in the state. The highly contagious liver infection primarily spreads through close contact. Assistant State Health Officer Dr. Joe Kanter says in Louisiana the cases recorded since...
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April 23, 2019 - 8:31 am
Tom Perumean reporting... A 54-year-old man is dead following a fire on Barracks Street. New Orleans firefighters arrived at the shotgun home on the 2300-block of Barracks Street just after seven in the evening to find the structure consumed with flames and heavy smoke. "As companies gained access...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 29, 2018 - 6:57 am
On average, Americans are living shorter lives in a trend not seen in a century. "In 2017, life expectancy at birth was 78.6 years for the total U.S. population—a decrease from 78.7 years in 2016," according to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics. The government says suicides...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 19, 2018 - 10:39 am
A nasty smell led investigators to a dead body in the trunk of a car. "An officer was flagged down by a citizen who advised of a vehicle parked at the location with a foul odor and flies coming from it," according to the NOPD Major Offense Log. Authorities say that the officer got a warrant to...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 15, 2018 - 8:17 pm
Cops are asking for help determining how a woman wound up dead in a sugar cane field in Raceland, Louisiana. "Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced an autopsy has confirmed that the body discovered on Saturday in Raceland is... a Metairie woman who had been missing since October 7, 2018,"...
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October 07, 2018 - 5:09 pm
New Orleans firefighters pulled a dead body from a well. Someone who said they were looking for firewood in a wooded area of Gentilly reported an odor and flies in the area. They then found the victim in the well near Florida Avenue and Gibson Street. That was around 9:30pm Saturday. NOFD says the...
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