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Associated Press
September 19, 2019 - 8:51 pm
The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda dangerously flooded parts of Texas and Louisiana on Thursday, scrambling rescue crews and volunteers with boats to reach scores of stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane...
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Associated Press
September 12, 2019 - 7:11 pm
Louisiana is now part of the tentative settlement reached with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma. The state’s chief deputy attorney general, Bill Stiles, said Thursday the attorney general’s office believes the agreement is a good deal for Louisiana and will help stem the tide of the opioid epidemic...
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WWL Newsroom
September 04, 2019 - 6:18 pm
Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards has been discharged from the hospital after an overnight stay. A spokesman for the 92-year-old Edwards said he was discharged Wednesday evening from Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center in Baton Rouge. Edwards was hospitalized Tuesday. His daughter said he had...
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Don Ames
September 01, 2019 - 9:27 am
The Coast Guard is searching for a man who was last seen swimming in the Lower Mississippi River near Venice, Louisiana. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report about 5:30 p.m. Saturday of a missing 27-year-old man who was last seen swimming in the Lower Mississippi River...
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Don Ames
August 31, 2019 - 8:41 am
Labor Day Weekend gas prices are down 40 cents a gallon from where they were this time last year, and down 16 cents in just the last month alone. AAA Fuel Analyst Don Redman says this time last year we were paying about 2.60 a gallon during one of the busier times for road traffic. He notes for...
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Thomas Perumean
August 28, 2019 - 8:00 am
Apprehending a suspect wanted for murder is never an easy task. Tuesday was no exception. At around 7am NOPD's Violent Offender Warrant Squad teamed with U.S. Marshals on a warrant service in the 1000 block of North Galvez Street in the middle of the Treme. The suspect, 30-year-old Elbert Webb,...
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Newell Normand
August 27, 2019 - 7:57 am
Over 7,000 teams started their season with their eyes on the prize…a championship…during the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Every participant was a victor. Every team a winner. And, the sum total of all the experience - life altering! In competition,...
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WWL Newsroom
August 22, 2019 - 7:16 pm
A bagpiper played a somber “Amazing Grace” as Louisiana’s first and only female governor, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, returned to the state Capitol for her last time Thursday, carried in her casket by an honor guard for public viewing. Her former staff lined the building steps, and hundreds of...
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