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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 22, 2018 - 6:41 pm
An EF1 tornado touched down in Galiano Sunday morning. Security camera video caught the damage as it unfolded. Here is the video: No one was injured. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//...
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Jim Hanzo
April 22, 2018 - 5:37 pm
One person is dead and multiple others injured in a shooting in the St. Roch neighborhood, Sunday. It happened in the 1900 block of St.Roch Avenue where shots were fired, according to NOPD. 25-year-old Charles Williams was taken into custody. Police say he shot three people on a porch, firing...
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April 22, 2018 - 10:52 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ An endowed scholarship fund has been established at Tulane University in New Orleans in memory of a student who died of brain cancer in March of 2017. Tulane announced in a news release that the Charles Ellison Scholarship Endowed Fund will provide scholarship support for Tulane...
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April 22, 2018 - 7:58 am
(WWL.com) - Unemployment is down to 4.4% in Louisiana, capping a 3 month run of strong jobs numbers. According to the March employment figures, 46,000 people joined the workforce over the last 12 months and state Workforce Commission Executive Director Ava Dejoie says that puts us at number 1 in...
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April 21, 2018 - 2:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) _ The No. 3 House Republican leader has been released from a hospital after follow-up surgery related to the wounds he received from a shooting at a GOP baseball practice 10 months ago. Rep. Steve Scalise is out of MedStar Washington Hospital Center after successful surgery Monday...
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April 21, 2018 - 12:45 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Dignitaries from more than two dozen nations are in New Orleans to help the city celebrate its 300th anniversary. Ambassadors, consuls general and military leaders from a diverse group of countries took part in an outdoor welcome ceremony in the city's historic Jackson Square on...
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USA TODAY
April 21, 2018 - 12:41 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The number of Louisiana families still living in FEMA trailers after the 2016 flood in the capital region has dropped to below 1,000. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says more than 3,500 households have moved out of the mobile homes nearly two years after the...
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FILE--This Dec. 17, 1997, file photo, lettuce is harvested at a farm in Wellton, Ariz., east of Yuma. The Centers for Disease Control is expanding a warning about contaminated lettuce from Arizona that has now sickened dozens of people in several states. (AP Photo/Jeff Robbins, file)
April 21, 2018 - 4:45 am
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
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April 20, 2018 - 3:54 pm
(WWL.com) - United States Senator John Kennedy is asking President Trump to put even higher tariffs on Chinese Crawfish and Shrimp. In a letter to the White House, Kennedy accused the Chinese of not trading fairly with the U S. "I'm not encouraging President Trump to start a trade war. The only way...
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David Blake
April 20, 2018 - 3:05 pm
It's been eight years since the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon and the oil spill rocked the Gulf Coast. Billions of dollars have been paid out by BP, and yet the legal battles are far from over. Retired Lt. General Russell Honoré says there are still many victims waiting for compensation after...
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