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May 23, 2018 - 2:14 pm
(WWL.com) Forecasters are beginning to get a better idea of what’s going to happen with a low pressure system that’s on its way to the gulf. Invest 90L is being given about a 60 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone. State Climatologist Barry Keim says Louisiana may be in store for a...
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May 23, 2018 - 12:48 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Entergy New Orleans says average electricity costs for the city's residents could decrease by $11 per month during the second half of the year because of the utility's savings from the federal tax cut Congress passed in December. Entergy New Orleans President and CEO Charles Rice...
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May 23, 2018 - 11:25 am
A Bogalusa man pleaded guilty to the second degree rape of a 5-year-old girl and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. District Attorney Warren Montgomery reported that 64-year-old Donald R. Stone entered the plea earlier this week. Between Jan. 1 and April 26 in 2016, Stone raped a 5-year-old girl...
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May 23, 2018 - 10:15 am
HARVEY, La. (AP) - Prosecutors won't pursue charges against a drummer accused of stealing rare coins and a passport from famed New Orleans musician Fats Domino. The New Orleans Advocate reports that Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick's office dropped the case against 65-year-old Ernest...
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May 23, 2018 - 9:14 am
(WWL.com) Vacation once held the luxury of being offline, but more workers are admitting they cannot stop checking into the office. A recent study by staffing firm Accountemps reports that 56-percent of workers check in with the office. Spokeswoman Carrie Lewis says this is an increasing trend. “...
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Saints owner Gayle Benson today secured another Super Bowl for New Orleans. Minutes after Benson's presentation to NFL owners this morning, word came that the 2024 Super Bowl will be in New Orleans. ⚜️The @Saints and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation are proud to bring the Super Bowl home...
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May 23, 2018 - 8:38 am
(WWL.com) The special session is underway and lawmakers can now replace 1.4 billion dollars in sales taxes that are set to expire June 30th. Those expiring sales taxes are at the heart of the impending fiscal cliff that threatens to wreck healthcare and higher ed. But LaPolitics.com Publisher...
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Forecasters are watching an area of disturbed weather that could become a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico. "A broad surface low centered near the coast of northeastern Belize continues to produce a large area of cloudiness and showers extending from the northwestern Caribbean Sea across Cuba...
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Derick E. Hingle - USA TODAY Sports
New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson today has a chance to land the city the Super Bowl in 2024. She is making a presentation to NFL owners this morning. Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation President and CEO Jay Cicero says that while New Orleans is the only presenter under new NFL rules, it is...
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Chris Miller
May 22, 2018 - 10:50 pm
The Downtown Development District says it is time New Orleans re-did its street parking, freight, and passenger zones, and it's asking for your input today. Listen to the DDD's Kurt Weigle by clicking play below... Kurt Weigle on DDD parking survey.mp3 Despite all the changes in downtown New...
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