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The Paseo de Diego sits empty in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. New Census Bureau data shows that Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria - the greatest population drop in the recorded history of the island, according to one demographer. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
April 17, 2019 - 11:03 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — New Census Bureau data shows Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria — the greatest population drop in the recorded history of the island, according to one demographer. Data released Thursday shows the U.S. territory's population dropped by...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 17, 2019 - 9:18 pm
Southeast Louisiana faces a threat of severe weather Thursday. "The Storm Prediction Center has placed our entire area – both north and south of the lake – at an ‘enhanced’ risk of severe weather Thursday," WWL-TV Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford said. She says most of the area will start to see...
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Jim Hanzo
April 17, 2019 - 8:38 pm
Thursday is going to be a stormy day for much of Louisiana and the threat of severe weather is a possibility. Spotty severe weather is a possibility early in the day. "But the bulk of the rain for most of us will be in the afternoon and evening," said WWL-TV meteorologist Alexandra Cranford. "From...
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April 17, 2019 - 5:37 pm
HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — In a story April 16 about Democratic presidential candidates addressing flooding damage in Iowa, The Associated Press erroneously reported the location of Sen. Bernie Sanders' rally. The rally was held in Malcom, Iowa, not in Poweshiek. A corrected version of the story is below...
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Chris Miller
April 17, 2019 - 3:49 pm
The Storm Prediction Center says we are under an enhanced risk for severe weather tomorrow, with the potential for strong winds, large hail, and even tornadoes. It's a three on a five-point scale. "This is a very rare occurrence," said WWL-TV weather expert, meteorologist Chris Franklin. "The...
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In this Friday, April 12, 2019 photo, bridges over the Missouri River connect Plattsmouth, Neb., bottom, and Mills County, Iowa, top. This spring’s massive flooding along the Missouri River unearthed bitter criticism of the federal agency that manages the river while devastating communities and causing more than $3 billion in damage. The flooding and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ actions will be the focus of a U.S. Senate hearing in western Iowa on Wednesday, April 17, and critics will demand the agency make flood control its top priority. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
April 17, 2019 - 2:12 pm
GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — The federal agency that manages dams along the Missouri River received stern criticism from several U.S. senators Wednesday during a hearing held in Iowa to examine the massive spring flooding this year that caused more than $3 billion in damage in the Midwest. The flooding...
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Kenneth Kipkemoi, left, of Kenya, Lelisa Desisa, center, of Ethiopia, and Lawrence Cherono, right, of Kenya, compete in the final mile of the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
April 15, 2019 - 11:24 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Boston Marathon (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Kenya's Lawrence Cherono outsprinted Ethiopa's Lelisa Desisa over the final few steps to win the Boston Marathon on Monday. Cherono crossed the finish line in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 7 minutes, 57 seconds on Monday...
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More than 30 homes were damaged when severe weather struck Franklin, Texas, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Laura McKenzie/The Eagle via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 9:42 am
The National Weather Service says more than a dozen tornadoes have been confirmed in the South after a weekend of violent weather that left at least eight people dead. The agency says a survey team found evidence of an EF-3 twister with winds of at least 136 mph near Weches, Texas, and two other...
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April 15, 2019 - 7:20 am
HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — Runners were focused on staying dry Monday morning as they awaited the start of the 2019 Boston Marathon. Thousands of runners preparing to take part in the 123rd running of the world's oldest and most prestigious annual marathon huddled under tents, though the rain was...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 15, 2019 - 7:15 am
After clear and chilly morning across Southeast Louisiana, temperatures only climb to around 75 today. "High pressure will sit over us today and Tuesday. We will have plenty of sunshine today with low humidity levels. High temperatures will be in the mid 70s," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum...
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