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August 18, 2017 - 1:02 pm
DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's flood recovery board has agreed to Gov. John Bel Edwards' plan to widen eligibility for a homeowner aid program to include those whose flood insurance proceeds didn't cover their rebuilding costs. Grant amounts for some homeowners who already had been eligible...
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August 18, 2017 - 12:49 pm
The Powerball jackpot is up to $535 million since no one matched all the numbers in the drawing Wednesday night. Louisiana Lottery spokesperson Dustin Annison says this is the fifth largest jackpot in the history of the game. “It’s very exciting. This is the first time it’s been over $500 million...
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August 18, 2017 - 11:13 am
(AP) - The New Orleans City Council has approved requests for emergency cash to help clean and repair thousands of drainage catch basins, hoping to prevent future flooding the likes of which took many residents by surprise earlier this month. The council, during a special meeting Thursday, approved...
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Don Ames
August 18, 2017 - 10:19 am
The local group, 'Take 'Em Down NOLA' and Peoples Assembly plan another demonstration in New Orleans tomorrow. It comes in response to last weekend's violence in Charlottsville. The group also calls for the arrests and prosecution of "all those who took part in this act of domestic terrorism." '...
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Jim Hanzo
August 18, 2017 - 9:54 am
Surveys from Men's Health and Grocery Shoppers Impact or GSI say the gap is narrowing between women who grocery shop and men. In other words there appears to be more men shopping these days. Real estate consultant and economist Wade Ragas says men on why that may be the case. It is an outgrowth of...
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August 18, 2017 - 8:39 am
While many people are excited to view the solar eclipse on Monday morning, it’s important not to forget to protect your eyes from the sun’s damaging rays. LSU Health New Orleans retina specialist Maria Reins says to look at the eclipse with your eyes, make sure you wear glasses that are IPSO 12312-...
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Chris Miller
August 18, 2017 - 6:37 am
This weekend at New Orleans city, a march and rally will demand New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's resignation. Fed up with the crumbling infrastructure, the "flood city hall" rally is planned for tomorrow at noon in Duncan plaza. Open Lines with Dave Cohen pt2 (function ($) { Drupal.behaviors...
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August 17, 2017 - 9:07 pm
Tropical Storm Harvey formed Thursday afternoon and is moving towards the Caribbean Sea. Tropical Storm warnings are up for many of the islands. It should continue on a westward track towards central America. The storm should stay well to our south, perhaps affecting the Yucatan Peninsula. Itmay...
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