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February 17, 2017 - 2:43 am
Today is Coach “O” Day in Lafourche Parish to honor LSU’s new head football coach Ed Orgeron. Orgeron is a native of Larose, where an event will be held at the local civic center at 6:00 p.m. Member of the planning committee, Larry Weidel, says Orgeron, better known as BaBa, was a hometown football...
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February 17, 2017 - 12:46 am
It is once again NBA All-star weekend in the Big Easy. President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Jay Cicero says they didn’t have much time to plan because they only found out they were hosting last year. The event was moved from Charlotte, North Carolina, in light of an anti-...
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February 17, 2017 - 12:21 am
Mardi Gras is here! Parades will roll starting tonight. This first weekend of Mardi Gras alone will feature 22 parade Uptown, on the Northshore, in Metairie, and on the Westbank. For Uptown, the Napoleon Ave. neutral ground is back, after years of construction on new drainage has finally wrapped up...
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February 16, 2017 - 11:52 am
Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter says letting the public decide whether to increase the gas tax to raise funds for traffic relief projects would be one option. He says a 23 cent tax is a possible solution in coming up with the $700 million; and leaders in the Capitol City are looking at what...
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February 16, 2017 - 10:44 am
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding a silver 2003 Honda Odyssey minivan, like the one pictured here, in connection with this morning's fatal hit-and-run in Bridge City. "The vehicle of interest is described as a silver 2003 Honda Odyssey minivan bearing Louisiana...
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February 16, 2017 - 10:13 am
Embattled State Sen. Troy Brown has announced his resignation, according to a report from WWL-TV. Some members of the senate have been working on expelling Brown, after the Napoleonville lawmaker pleaded no contest in a couple of domestic battery cases. Brown pleaded no contest in a case in New...
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February 16, 2017 - 6:39 am
Cops say a Northshore man shot himself this morning after a police chase. "Early this morning, St. Tammany Parish deputies were involved in a vehicle pursuit with a male subject who had apparently made suicidal threats," Captain Daniel Seuzeneau said. "The subject crashed his vehicle on Highway 190...
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February 16, 2017 - 4:47 am
Some optometrists now offer a treatment they claim could have nearsighted young folks waking up to better vision. It's meant to perform like refractive surgery, which isn't usually recommended until age 21. The treatment involves contact lenses worn during sleep...like a retainer for the eyes. They...
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February 16, 2017 - 4:26 am
A hit-and-run accident near W. Nine Mile Point Road in Bridge City has resulted in the death of a 65-year-old man who was riding his bicycle near Highway 90, according to reports from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Newell Normand said a call came in just after 7 a.m. from someone...
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February 16, 2017 - 4:13 am
Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a threat of violence at a school which was posted on social media on Wednesday, February 15. At this time, investigators do not believe the threat is credible, but all standard protocols for such a...
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