New Orleans

Newell Normand
January 10, 2019 - 2:10 pm
We recently got the news that NOPD Chief Michael Harrison had agreed to become Baltimore's new police chief. I admit it…I'm biased. I like the job Chief Harrison has done. I like the work that he did. I liked working with him. I give him a big thanks for his years of service, not only for the New...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 10, 2019 - 7:22 am
An overnight blaze left a home in Uptown New Orleans heavily damaged and five people needing a place to stay. "At 12:55 a.m. the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) received a 911 call reporting a fire at a home in the 2400 block of State St.," Operator Louis Carrier said in a news release. "The...
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SIPA USA
January 09, 2019 - 9:14 pm
(WWL.com) President Donald Trump will be in New Orleans Monday for the National Farm Bureau Convention. It’s the second time the President has accepted the invitation to speak at the annual convention. Historically it’s a faction that’s backed the President, but ULM Poli Sci Professor Dr. Joshua...
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January 08, 2019 - 2:43 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Police Department is inviting members of the city's LGBTQ community to take part in an anonymous online survey. In a Monday news release, the department says the survey seeks feedback "as a means to better engage with the community and to assess police activities...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 07, 2019 - 10:45 pm
New rankings put New Orleans in the top three for metro areas with one million or more residents. "New Orleans has been voted the #3 best big city," Greater New Orleans, Inc. President & CEO Michael Hecht said in a news release. The rankings come from more than 400,000 readers of Conde Nast...
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Newell Normand
January 07, 2019 - 2:15 pm
I have to get this off my chest. If you haven’t paid attention to this story about low bail amounts set for two sex-trafficking suspects and the bail controversy surrounding Judge Harry Cantrell, I’m about to make you aware. This reads almost like a movie…a disturbing one. First - this is not the...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 07, 2019 - 7:17 am
High temps will be ten to twelve degrees above normal today and tomorrow. "We will have a partly cloudy afternoon with unseasonably mild high temperatures in the lower 70s," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum forecasts. He expects 72 degrees today and 74 tomorrow. "High pressure will build over us...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 06, 2019 - 1:30 pm
The star of the hottest movie in the world wowed the crowds in New Orleans this weekend. Aquaman star Jason Momoa headlined the special guests at Wizard World, or Comic Con, in New Orleans. He made an appearance with New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell... Other celebrity guests included Jon Bernthal...
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January 06, 2019 - 12:42 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell marked the beginning of her first Carnival season as mayor on this King's Day. The mayor noted that Mardi Gras is for everyone. "It's a time, as we enter in King's Day and celebrate it...it's a time of understanding that we are together. It's a time to love, to...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 05, 2019 - 12:32 am
New Orleans Police shot and killed a man Friday night in what authorities say appears to be a suicide by cop. NOPD Chief Michael Harrison described it as an "attempted suicide call in the 2300 block of Orleans Avenue." He says police responded to the call after 10:00pm. "A subject fired at one of...
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