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Audubon Zoo
Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
July 15, 2018 - 10:42 am
Audubon Zoo officials say inspections indicate the roof of the jaguar exhibit appears 'compromised', and that may have led to Saturday's jaguar escape that has now left 8 animals dead. A surviving fox that was in critical condition has also died. The three-year-old male jaguar escaped his enclosure...
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July 14, 2018 - 5:50 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A buggy carrying 10 people flipped over in New Orleans' French Quarter, leaving one woman with moderate injuries when her leg became caught underneath. The mule pulling the buggy ran away when it became detached from the carriage, but was found a few blocks away in good condition...
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Steve Geller
July 13, 2018 - 2:59 pm
Out with the old and in with the new. Center Demarcus Cousins and guard Rajon Rondo opted to leave New Orleans, but Elfrid Payton and Julius Randle have arrived to take their place on the Pelicans roster. It’s a homecoming for Payton who prepped at John Erhet before attending UL-Lafayette. He was...
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Don Ames
July 13, 2018 - 6:28 am
New Orleans' pays homage to Spain's 'Running of the Bulls' this weekend, with our own special event. It's time once again for New Orleans' own 'El Encierro', the Crescent City's version of the famed event in Pamplona, Spain. No bovines are involved in the local event. The bulls here roller derby...
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The viral images of a New Orleans teen's body in chair with a video game instead of in casket at his wake sparked some emotional discussion on the Early Edition of WWL First News this morning. It followed the funeral for 18-year-old Renard Matthews. His body was in the chair, dressed in his Celtics...
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Burial is today for an 18-year-old from New Orleans, who got national attention for the way his family chose to celebrate his life at his wake. They placed Renard Matthews' body in a chair, dressed in his Celtics jersey, wearing sunglasses, holding a video game controller in front of a TV and with...
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Less rain means more heat for Southeast Louisiana. "We will see fewer showers and storms today as an area of high pressure at the surface and aloft sit over us," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum explained. "Expect partly cloudy skies with only spotty showers and storms." He says the few cells...
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Decreasing rain chances mean increasing heat. "We will see fewer storms today thanks to an area of high pressure moving over the North Central Gulf," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum said. "This will allow us to only see scattered storms in the afternoon, but the coverage will be less than we saw...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
July 06, 2018 - 10:40 pm
A pair of tropical features on the map will not impact Louisiana "Tropical Depression #3 has formed off the coast of the Carolinas, Hurricane Beryl continues to gain strength as it heads toward the islands and eventually the Caribbean, and neither pose any threat to us!" according to WWL-TV...
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