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Chris Miller
June 22, 2017 - 12:04 pm
The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board has issued a precautionary boil order for the Venetian Isles area. "This event is the result of a water main break that has caused pressure in Venetian Isles to drop below the standard," according to the Sewerage and Water Board. "The repair to the break is...
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June 22, 2017 - 11:13 am
This is some hard news to swallow. A new study shows even moderate drinkers are three times more likely to experience a decline in mental skills than people who drink no alcohol at all. "This is a new piece of evidence that suggests that alcohol consumption, even in moderate doses, can lead to some...
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June 22, 2017 - 10:43 am
Forecasters say Cindy, the onetime tropical storm since downgraded to a depression, is weakening as it heads inland. But bands of heavy rain are continuing _ with heavy rain in parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says a tropical storm warning...
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June 22, 2017 - 9:28 am
By KEVIN McGILL and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Freedom awaits a man imprisoned for 36 years before a federal judge threw out his murder conviction and life sentence for a newspaper editor's stabbing in the French Quarter of New Orleans. John Floyd's attorneys from...
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June 22, 2017 - 8:28 am
(WWL.com) With Tropical Storm Cindy moving inland, the Louisiana National Guard wants residents to know they are ready if assistance is needed. Major General Glenn Curtis with the Louisiana National Guard says they have pre-staged 100 high water vehicles and 33 boats throughout the southern and...
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June 22, 2017 - 7:33 am
Tropical Storm Cindy is now inland near the Louisiana / Texas line. The storm had top sustained winds of 40 miles per hour at landfall. "Continued weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Cindy should weaken to a tropical depression later today, and become a remnant low tonight,"...
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June 22, 2017 - 7:14 am
(AP) New Orleans police say a woman fought off a would-be kidnapper by kicking him in the groin. The woman was nearly kidnapped Tuesday evening in the Little Woods neighborhood. A police report says the 41-year-old was getting her mail when she noticed a white van, and afterward was approached by a...
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June 22, 2017 - 7:00 am
(AP) - A federal judge says panhandling is protected by the First Amendment right to free speech, and a Slidell ordinance requiring a panhandling license "offends the United States Constitution." The ACLU of Louisiana's executive director, Marjorie Esman, says District Judge Lance Africk's opinion...
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June 22, 2017 - 6:13 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Tropical Storm Cindy has made landfall in southwestern Louisiana, bringing rain and the threat of flash flooding and tornadoes. As of about 4:00 a.m., the storm was centered about 30 miles west-southwest of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and is moving north near 12 mph. The U.S...
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Chris Miller
June 22, 2017 - 5:17 am
Louisiana officials say that people flooded in last year's storms are not completing the survey to get federal assistance as quickly as state officials had hoped. Governor John Bel Edwards says only 26,000 people have completed the survey so far. The governor advises people to do so quickly, since...
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