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December 11, 2017 - 6:41 am
(AP) — Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco is undergoing treatment for cancer in her liver, she announced Sunday, describing it as a “fight for my own life, one that will be difficult to win.” “I have begun a treatment program that hopefully, over time, will quell these cancer demons. No treatments have...
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December 10, 2017 - 5:02 pm
(AP) -- Louisiana residents displaced by the August 2016 flooding and living in mobile homes provided by the federal government can stay in them until May. But they'll have to start paying rent in March for the manufactured housing units. Louisiana's homeland security office says the Federal...
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December 09, 2017 - 10:59 am
(WWL.com) South Louisiana saw some snow Friday morning to the delight of residents. So how rare of an event is this? State Climatologist Barry Keim says, believe it or not, we actually see white flakes more often than hurricanes. But for it to span nearly the entire bottom half of the state is very...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 09, 2017 - 9:36 am
As of this morning, we had power outages to contend with around the region after snow and ice blanketed Southeast Louisiana. Entergy reported more than 23,000 outages in Tangipahoa, about 3,000 customers out in Jefferson Parish, more than 4,000 in Livingston Parish without power and several...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 09, 2017 - 7:29 am
Ice led to crashes and closures across the region this morning. As of 10:05am, All lanes reopened on I-10 East and West between US 51 (Laplace) and LA 641 (Gramercy) after multiple earlier crashes on icy roads. As of 11:20am, Louisiana State Police said I-55 reopened in both directions between...
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December 09, 2017 - 12:18 am
(AP) -- A judge in New Orleans refused Friday to remove herself or other state judges in the city from matters involving an investigation into Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell's use of a city credit card. Cantrell is a City Council member who will succeed Mitch Landrieu as mayor next spring after...
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Chris Miller
December 08, 2017 - 6:13 pm
It's not even officially winter yet -- the season begins in almost two weeks, December 21. But there are freeze warnings around the area for tonight. "A hard freeze warning is in effect for areas north of the lake into Mississippi for temperatures dropping down into the mid-20s," said Channel 4...
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December 08, 2017 - 3:50 pm
(AP) _ The Justice Department says IberiaBank has agreed to pay $11.7 million in a settlement with federal officials over allegations the bank and its mortgage company made false claims for loan guarantees. The agreement with the Lafayette, Louisiana-based banking company was announced Friday. The...
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