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June 22, 2017 - 1:43 pm
A federal judge has formally signed off on the release of a man who was imprisoned for 36 years before his murder conviction and life sentence were thrown out. John Floyd was expected to be freed Thursday following the brief hearing at the federal courthouse in New Orleans. U.S. District Judge...
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Chris Miller
June 22, 2017 - 12:49 pm
New Orleans is a little bigger, but still shy of the 400,000 mark, in the latest population estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau. At 391,495, the New Orleans population is up about one-half of one percent from last year's estimate of 389,355, an increase of 2,140 from 2015 to 2016. Interestingly,...
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June 22, 2017 - 12:24 pm
(AP) _ House Speaker Paul Ryan says he visited Congressman Steve Scalise and that he's "doing well'' and ``his spirits are up'' as he recovers from the gunshot wound he suffered last week. The Wisconsin Republican says Scalise is craving updates on work as he recovers at MedStar Washington Hospital...
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Chris Miller
June 22, 2017 - 12:04 pm
The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board has issued a precautionary boil order for the Venetian Isles area. "This event is the result of a water main break that has caused pressure in Venetian Isles to drop below the standard," according to the Sewerage and Water Board. "The repair to the break is...
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June 22, 2017 - 11:13 am
This is some hard news to swallow. A new study shows even moderate drinkers are three times more likely to experience a decline in mental skills than people who drink no alcohol at all. "This is a new piece of evidence that suggests that alcohol consumption, even in moderate doses, can lead to some...
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June 22, 2017 - 10:43 am
Forecasters say Cindy, the onetime tropical storm since downgraded to a depression, is weakening as it heads inland. But bands of heavy rain are continuing _ with heavy rain in parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says a tropical storm warning...
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June 22, 2017 - 9:28 am
By KEVIN McGILL and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Freedom awaits a man imprisoned for 36 years before a federal judge threw out his murder conviction and life sentence for a newspaper editor's stabbing in the French Quarter of New Orleans. John Floyd's attorneys from...
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June 22, 2017 - 8:28 am
(WWL.com) With Tropical Storm Cindy moving inland, the Louisiana National Guard wants residents to know they are ready if assistance is needed. Major General Glenn Curtis with the Louisiana National Guard says they have pre-staged 100 high water vehicles and 33 boats throughout the southern and...
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June 22, 2017 - 7:33 am
Tropical Storm Cindy is now inland near the Louisiana / Texas line. The storm had top sustained winds of 40 miles per hour at landfall. "Continued weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Cindy should weaken to a tropical depression later today, and become a remnant low tonight,"...
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