New Orleans

Chris Miller
October 18, 2018 - 5:45 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell today announced the city has filed a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies and distributors for “fueling a national opioid crisis that has threatened the health and safety of the city.” The case was filed in New Orleans Civil District Court this morning. "The...
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Chris Miller
October 18, 2018 - 4:39 pm
New Orleans bike owners no longer have to register them with the city, after the city council voted to make registration voluntary. For years, bicycles had to be registered, for a fee, with NOPD. The ostensible reason for that was to make it easier to return stolen property, but a few people have...
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Chris Miller
October 18, 2018 - 3:19 pm
The New Orleans City Council today voted to give the team investigating the use of paid performers to act like residents in favor of Entergy’s planned New Orleans East power plant two more weeks to finish their report. The report’s due date was tomorrow. Now it is November 2, with its presentation...
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Chris Miller
October 18, 2018 - 2:49 pm
The New Orleans City Council today took action it hopes will help more ex-cons looking for a second chance find one. The council agreed to forbid city contractors from putting questions on initial job applications about an applicant’s criminal history. It’s similar to a 2014 policy the city enacted...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 18, 2018 - 8:02 am
"Finally some cooler weather has returned to the New Orleans area!" WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum celebrated. It comes after a cold front moved across the area, dragging in cold air from the north. "The cold front has finally moved into the northern Gulf of Mexico, and that allowed cooler...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 18, 2018 - 6:28 am
New Orleans police are looking for whoever ran into and killed a man early this morning, then drove away. "The NOPD is investigating a fatal vehicle crash that occurred this morning (October 18, 2018) in the 2300 block of South Claiborne Avenue," according to a news release. "At about 2:23 a.m.,...
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October 16, 2018 - 7:03 am
Jennifer Kushinka reporting... New Orleans’ streets may be a little more crowded this winter if vacationers heed the advice of U.S. News & World Report. The publication lists the city as the fourth best destination for a winter getaway. Hawaii is No. 1, followed by Rome and Jackson Hole,...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 16, 2018 - 6:36 am
Tuesday started with morning lows around 77 degrees in New Orleans. Wednesday is expected to top out around 77. WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum says first we get more rain. "A cold front will sit over us today and that will keep plenty of clouds with scattered showers and storms in the forecast...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 15, 2018 - 9:08 pm
New leadership of the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board hopes to smooth things over with the public by smoothing over city streets. Officials today released a plan to fill many of the worst potholes in the city. "We're making it clear that patches that are created by Sewerage and Water Board for...
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USA TODAY
Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 15, 2018 - 7:27 am
With Sears filing for bankruptcy, many of the remaining Sears and Kmart stores are expected to close by the end of the year. The one time retail leader in the US, is on the brink of joining the ranks of the Ain't Dere No Mores. It got me thinking about all of the institutions that have come and...
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