New Orleans

December 31, 2018 - 6:58 am
(WWL.com) The Allstate Sugar Bowl Fan Fest in New Orleans will be part of “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve” being broadcast on ABC tonight. Tonight will feature performances by country artists Maren Morris and Grammy-nominated Florida Georgia Line as part of the live telecast. Lt. Gov. Billy...
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Don Ames
December 30, 2018 - 9:50 am
Just in time for New Year's Eve parties in New Orleans, city officials have announced that the ride-hailing app, Uber has partnered with local 911 dispatchers for emergency calls placed within the app. New Orleans 911 dispatchers will now receive location data and vehicle information from...
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December 29, 2018 - 8:19 am
A powerful winter storm that brought blizzard warnings Friday across the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least three fatal crashes while flash flooding from rains in the South swept away cars and forced dozens of water rescues. In northern New England, a mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain...
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Chris Miller
December 27, 2018 - 1:49 pm
The city of New Orleans this year is expanding its New Year's Eve fireworks display to cover more of the city. Usually, the display lights up over the downtown riverfront at the stroke of midnight, but this year, they're setting them off all over the place: New Orleans East, City Park, and Uptown...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 26, 2018 - 12:23 pm
A man told New Orleans police that he was robbed by the men he sold drugs to on Bourbon Street. "The victim sold drugs to unknown subjects at Bourbon St. / Saint Louis St. and left the location," according to the Major Offense Log. The report indicates the drug dealer later came across the same men...
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December 26, 2018 - 10:35 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says the city deserves to get a bigger percentage of the $166 million collected each year from a 15 percent surcharge on hotel rooms. Cantrell says the city receives barely more than 1 in 10 of each dollar collected from the taxes and fees...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 25, 2018 - 10:48 am
New Orleans Police say two men confronted and tried to get their stolen belongings back from the people who robbed them. Both ended up injured. The first incident happened around 8:00pm in Christmas Eve in the 3400 block of Esplanade Ave. about a block from City Park. "The victim was loading food...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 25, 2018 - 10:34 am
A man is dead after gunfire on Christmas morning in Central City. NOPD Public Information Officer Juan Barnes said, "We a working a shooting near the intersection of Third and Clara streets. A male victim was shot multiple times at the location. The victim was transported to a local hospital via...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 22, 2018 - 6:16 am
Cops say a young boy was shot Friday night. It happened in the Westbank. "The incident occurred around 10:20 p.m. in the 1600 block of Southlawn Boulevard," NOPD Public Information Officer Gary Scheets said in an email. "An 11-year-old juvenile male suffered a gunshot wound to the neck." He...
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