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David Blake
May 01, 2017 - 12:55 pm
The heated politics surrounding the confederate monuments continues to flare up, and not just in New Orleans. There are several bills still pending in this session of the Louisiana Legislature, and Governor John Bel Edwards is being encouraged to support at least one of them. U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins...
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May 01, 2017 - 12:23 pm
(WWL.com) -- The House Appropriations Committee is expected to approve a spending plan for the next fiscal year today. Chairman Cameron Henry of Metairie says they plan to hold back about 2 percent of the revenue forecast by the Revenue Estimating Conference. He says the REC is usually wrong, and...
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Jim Hanzo
May 01, 2017 - 10:21 am
The 2017 team format in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans has been won by Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith. The two were up against Kevin Kisner and his teammate, Scott Brown in a playoff Monday at the TPC of Louisiana, after a more than 6 hour delay because of heavy thunderstorms that occurred Sunday.
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May 01, 2017 - 10:12 am
(WWL.com) The Capitol City is anxiously awaiting a decision from the Department of Justice on whether or not civil rights charges will be handed down against the Baton Rouge police officers involved in last summer’s fatal shooting of Alton Sterling. Former Metro Council member John Delgado says he’...
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May 01, 2017 - 9:07 am
(AP) _ New Orleans police are investigating after a body was discovered in a storm drain. Police spokesman Juan Barnes said the body was found Sunday evening in the 7th Ward. It's reported that the storm drain is in a desolate dead-end under Interstate 10, near two stripped and abandoned cars...
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Don Ames
May 01, 2017 - 8:14 am
New Orleans police start cracking down on false alarm calls today. The NOPD is now enforcing a new false alarm ordinance in an effort to reduce the city's false alarm rate. Under the ordinance, the alarm system user will get 'four strikes' annually before service is suspended. There is no fine...
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May 01, 2017 - 7:12 am
(AP) _ The St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office says they've identified a teenager who drowned in Lake Pontchartrain. News outlets report that 15-year-old Chandler Byrd has been identified by the coroner's office Sunday after he drowned the previous day. The city of Mandeville said in a news release...
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May 01, 2017 - 6:29 am
(AP) - An 83-year-old man has been found guilty of sexual battery of a 7-year-old more than 30 years ago. The Courier reports a jury Friday unanimously found Warren Danos of Larose guilty of assaults that occurred between 1984 and 1986. Danos was originally charged with aggravated rape. The victim...
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Jim Hanzo
April 30, 2017 - 8:31 pm
Because of an hours long delay due to severe storms and a sudden death playoff, the Zurich Classic will continue into Monday morning, according to Jefferson Parish officials. The tournament resumed Sunday afternoon after it was postponed because of the weather, but players were not able to finish...
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Jim Hanzo
April 30, 2017 - 8:17 pm
The New Orleans Police Department says the body of a male was found inside a storm drain in the 1700 block of Allen Street. The body appears to be that of a black male and police are working to extract the body from the drain. Police say the coroner's office will then conduct an autopsy to...
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