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June 11, 2019 - 11:00 am
( 100.3 Jack FM ) - Even though the plane’s seat belt lights were on, a woman aboard a Pakistan International Airlines flight decided to get up and head to the bathroom. Unfortunately, she did not find the bathroom in time. In fact, the woman mistakenly opened the plane’s emergency exit door,...
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Baby Saybie
Photo Courtesy Sharp Memorial Hospital
May 30, 2019 - 9:34 am
Video by Meredith Ganzman ( KNX 1070 ) — A San Diego hospital on Wednesday revealed the birth of a girl believed to be the world's tiniest surviving baby, who weighed just 245 grams (about 8.6 ounces) before she was discharged as a healthy infant. The baby named Saybie was born at 23 weeks and...
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Mother and Daughter Degrees
Peter Haskell/WCBS 880
May 15, 2019 - 8:59 am
( WCBS 880 ) — Graduation day at William Paterson University was a family affair Wednesday for a mother and daughter who received their degrees together. After coming to the U.S. from Colombia, Sandra Murillo worked cleaning boats, selling flowers, bartending, babysitting and more. Now at age 46,...
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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
December 29, 2018 - 9:13 pm
It was quite a year in New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana. What were the top local news stories? The WWL Editorial Staff gathered nominations and then voted on the top five local news stories of 2018. The NUMBER 5 local story of the year was the New Orleans Archdiocese taking steps to try and...
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Scoot
October 19, 2018 - 12:27 pm
As a patriotic American, I must disregard the potential for criticism and state the obvious. Last night at a Make America Great Again rally in Montana, President Trump used a Republican candidate’s physical attack on a journalist to fire up his base and, in so doing, seemed to justify physical...
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Scoot
July 31, 2018 - 10:45 am
In the aftermath of the mass shooting Saturday night in New Orleans, there is a demand to focus on crime statistics. But why? In this day and age of political tribalism, the demand to use crime stats to illustrate that the majority of gun violence is committed by black males seems more part of a...
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Newell Normand
July 28, 2018 - 8:23 am
BIG announcement this week here on WWL. Former Saints offensive lineman Zach Strief is the new Voice of the Saints , the play-by-play announcer for WWL, the flagship station of the New Orleans Saints. Just months after retiring as a player, Strief will get to step back into the Superdome in a...
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