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Don Ames
August 18, 2019 - 12:29 pm
A Mandeville man has pleaded guilty to illegally accessing computers used by the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve in New Orleans, causing $23,000 in damage. Federal prosecutors say in court records that 56-year-old Gary Peter Simon Jr. had been a contract worker for the government operation that...
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WWL Newsroom
August 18, 2019 - 9:20 am
The Louisiana Workforce Commission says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July is down almost a full percentage point from this time last year. L-W-C Secretary Ava Dejoie says the number of people looking for work has declined by 14-thousand over the last year. "The unemployment...
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Don Ames
August 17, 2019 - 1:18 pm
A former police dispatcher at the University of Mississippi has been charged with kidnapping and "touching a child for lustful purposes." Lafayette County sheriff's deputies announced the arrest this week of 37-year-old Nikki Thweatt in New Orleans. A release from the sheriff's office says Thweatt...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 16, 2019 - 4:02 pm
Crews confirm a place crash in New Orleans East. A small airplane went down near France Road and Industrial Canal. Two people were aboard, they both died. The New Orleans Fire Department responded shortly after 3:00pm. Black smoke could be seen billowing from the scene. The @NOLAFireDept , @...
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August 15, 2019 - 5:30 pm
Visitors attending a Saints game in New Orleans learn quickly you can never judge a hotel by its exterior. Many of the city’s most luxurious hotels hide within facades preserved from centuries past. Everything from a creole townhouse to a chandelier warehouse to the headquarters of a power company...
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August 14, 2019 - 12:33 pm
Comedian/actor Andy Dick was standing outside of a nightclub in the French Quarter of New Orleans after a performance; and an unprovoked individual weaved past others and sucker-punched Dick, who hit the ground and was unconscious for about 20 minutes. Dick was rushed to a local hospital and was...
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Thomas Perumean
August 13, 2019 - 6:43 am
The City of New Orleans will open bidding on tax liens that are three years old today. Bidding for the lien notes will commence at 8am and run through Thursday at 5pm. Over 12-hundred tax liens are being sold to investors to collect money owed to the city. City Treasurer Jules Nunn says, "we have a...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 09, 2019 - 11:58 am
A New Orleans man faces more than a decade in prison after his conviction for hiding a camera in a bathroom and capturing video of a 16-year-old girl showering. District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office says Nathaniel Robinson, "surreptitiously recorded extensive video of a juvenile girl sometimes...
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August 04, 2019 - 2:41 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The aquarium in New Orleans says its big new touch pool will open Oct. 5, with nine kinds of sharks and rays. The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas said in a news release the 13,000-gallon (49,200-liter) pool will be about six times the size of the current ray touch pool. Sharks...
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