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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 19, 2018 - 6:25 am
Highs will be in near record territory with 80s all week. "Apparently Mother Nature thinks it is April in New Orleans," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum said. "We've had high temperatures in the 80s recently, and that trend does not look like it will change this week. That also means more record...
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February 18, 2018 - 5:07 pm
(WWL.com) Governor Edwards and state lawmakers return to Baton Rouge Monday for a special session to find a solution to the looming fiscal cliff that threatens to gut popular programs like TOPS. The governor is seeking tax reform, and Republicans want spending reductions. Erath Representative Blake...
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February 18, 2018 - 1:32 pm
(WWL.com) - Springtime is acceptance letter season for most college bound high school students, and the state’s budget uncertainty is causing many to rethink whether they want to attend school in Louisiana. LSU president F. King Alexander is calling on legislators to find a budget solution that...
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February 18, 2018 - 11:16 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins wants Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to create a bounty program for Asian carp, an invasive fish species. The Republican congressman sent a letter to department Secretary Jack Montoucet, saying a program to encourage fishermen to...
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Don Ames
February 18, 2018 - 8:42 am
New Orleans Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Sunday morning in the 700 block of North Broad Avenue. About 2:10 a.m., First District officers responded to a call of shots fired at a fight involving a large group of people. Officers arrived to find an unknown male victim...
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February 18, 2018 - 5:59 am
MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - Funeral services are scheduled next week for former Mandeville Police Chief Tom Buell. Buell, who saw the department grow from 12 to 54 employees during almost 30 years as chief, died Monday of cancer. He was 67. The New Orleans Advocate reports services are scheduled Feb. 24...
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Don Ames
February 17, 2018 - 12:26 pm
New Orleans Police are investigating a fatal double shooting that occurred late Saturday morning in Treme The shooting took place about 11:30 a.m., at the intersection of St. Ann and North Prieur streets. The male victims were found with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body and died at the...
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