Local News

Chris Miller
October 13, 2017 - 9:06 am
The New Orleans Police Department's license plate reading technology is currently being deployed and should be finished with set up this month, according to police officials. Last month, police officials told the New Orleans City Council that they planned on having everything installed by October...
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Don Ames
October 13, 2017 - 6:21 am
Andouille, gumbo, and barbecue are the edible attractions. The barbecue comes with the blues at the 12th annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival Friday night through Sunday in Lafayette Square. "We've got two stages of music and incredible acts," says Scott Aiges, with the New Orleans Jazz...
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October 12, 2017 - 8:34 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A plan that would give New Orleans police officers pay raises between 5 percent and 19 percent depending on their ranks now awaits passage by the City Council. The New Orleans Civil Service Commission unanimously approved the overhaul Tuesday. If the Council approves, the...
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October 12, 2017 - 8:31 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's medical marijuana program is edging closer to kickoff, but doctors have been slow to embrace the new medication option. Only two doctors have applied for the permit required to offer medical-grade pot to patients, according to information The Associated Press...
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This undated booking photo provided by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office shows Ryan Sharpe. Authorities in Louisiana have arrested Sharpe in connection with multiple shootings since July in the same area, including a Boy Scout employee who was shot and killed Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, near the camp where he worked. (East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office via AP)
October 12, 2017 - 5:42 pm
CLINTON, La. (AP) — In a string of attacks that began in July, a plumbing company owner killed three men and wounded a fourth, shooting all of the men at their homes or on their property in a rural area north of Baton Rouge, authorities said. The slayings put the area on edge for weeks. The latest...
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Chris Miller
October 12, 2017 - 12:18 pm
The U.S. Justice Department has informed New Orleans leaders that the city is in full compliance with federal immigration laws. It comes after suggestions from Washington that New Orleans was a so-called "sanctuary city" that attempted to shield illegal immigrants from federal enforcement. "As we...
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Chris Miller
October 12, 2017 - 12:09 pm
New Orleans voters have just a couple of days to make up their minds who they're voting for, but the final televised debate may not have given them much to work with. What are your thoughts on last nights mayoral debate? (function ($) { Drupal.behaviors.media_displays.loadRampAudio($('[data-media-...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 12, 2017 - 10:11 am
The NOPD is looking for a car thief who detectives say swiped a vehicle from the parking lot at the juvenile detention center. "The victim told police she parked her unlocked, red 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix in the parking lot of the New Orleans Juvenile Justice Center at about 11:35 a.m. The victim...
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