New Orleans

January 19, 2019 - 9:24 am
The New Orleans metro area will see a variety of weather conditions Saturday. "A tale of 2 seasons all in one day," says WWL-TV meteorologist Chris Franklin. He says storms today have the potential of becoming strong to severe. A strong line of showers and storms are moving from Baton Rouge and...
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Jim Hanzo
January 18, 2019 - 9:06 am
All eyes will be on the Superdome Sunday when the Saints and Rams battle for the NFC championship. WWL talked with Saints fans about their thoughts on Sunday's matchup. "It's going to be a good game," said one man. "It's hard to say what the outcome will be, they are both in the NFC Championship...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 18, 2019 - 7:50 am
Our Friday comes with warm temperatures in the 70s, but don't get used to it. We will see temps plummet after a cold front storms into Southeast Louisiana. "We will be mostly cloudy and milder with a slight chance for a shower this afternoon," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum forecasts as we head...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 17, 2019 - 9:53 am
New Orleans police say a 59-year-old man is dead after an argument between two other people led to gunfire. "Two males were involved in a verbal altercation when one subject produced a gun and started shooting," according to a report in the NOPD Major Offense Log. "The second subject returned fire...
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Seth Dunlap
January 16, 2019 - 8:02 pm
The Los Angeles Rams are the nearly perfect embodiment of the city they represent. High priced stars, a Hollywood-handsome quarterback, and a California-cool head coach. They’re a franchise that believes how they do football is more progressive, and appealing, than everyone else. The Rams have...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 16, 2019 - 12:05 pm
The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board has a new General Superintendent. Officials today announced that Bob Turner, one of the people brought in to clean things up after the 2017 flooding, is now going to oversee operations of the drainage, water and sewer systems. A news release says, "Turner...
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Chris Miller
January 15, 2019 - 9:23 pm
After saying she hoped any team but New Orleans won their respective NFL conference championship games this weekend, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said she was joking. For New Orleans City Councilmembers Jay Banks and Joe Giarrusso, however, it wasn't funny. "At the end of the day, they...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
January 15, 2019 - 5:57 pm
The New Orleans Police Department has a new leader. Chief Michael Harrison is leaving to take the top job in Baltimore, and Mayor LaToya Cantrell has selected Shaun Ferguson to be the new NOPD chief. Ferguson, a New Orleans native, has been on the force for 21 years; and Cantrell described him as “...
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Don Ames
January 14, 2019 - 7:53 am
A recent article in the New York Times says the classic New Orleans dish, gumbo, is dead. The article goes on to say that gumbo is disappearing from local restaurant menus. WWL Food Show host Tom Fitzmorris begs to differ. "Every restaurant I go to, with almost no exceptions...they always have...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 14, 2019 - 6:56 am
President Donald Trump visits New Orleans today. He speaks at the American Farm Bureau Federation 100th Annual Convention. Air Force One arrives in New Orleans after 10:30am. Police will shut down the I-10 from the airport to the Morial Convention Center for the presidential motorcade. Mr. Trump is...
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