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January 17, 2017 - 12:31 am
Wanna be on the TV show NCIS: New Orleans? Producers are looking for some extras in Mardi Gras attire. They are shooting the Carnival scene this Friday, Jan. 20. To apply, officials say you should send a picture of yourself in a costume that you would like to wear. The attire should not include any...
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January 17, 2017 - 12:13 am
An overnight crash left one person dead and closed the I-10 east in New Orleans. "The NOPD is investigating a traffic fatality on I-10 East near the Morrison exit," Public information officer Ambria Washington said in an email shortly after 3:30am. The road remained closed until around 5:30am...
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January 16, 2017 - 3:12 pm
New Orleans Police say two children were wounded in a shooting Monday night. "The NOPD is investigating a double shooting," Public Information Officer Ambria Washington said in an email. "Initial reports show two male juveniles." She both the youngsters were wounded in the lower extremities. "One...
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January 16, 2017 - 10:18 am
The LSU AgCenter says some strawberry growers were hit by floods, wind and freezing temperatures, but others are optimistic about the season. AgCenter agent Whitney Wallace in Tangipahoa Parish says that overall, the damage is not too bad. Natalie Jones, farm manager of Faust Farms in Amite says...
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January 16, 2017 - 9:21 am
Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, has died at age 82. NASA announced that Cernan died Monday surrounded by his family. NASA spokesman Bob Jacobs confirmed the death but had no immediately details. Cernan and Apollo 17 crewmate Harrison Schmitt spent three days on the...
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January 16, 2017 - 8:38 am
With tense race relations continuing to rack the nation, a new study finds 72 percent of police officers are now less willing to stop suspicious persons. A sizable number officers also say their work is harder. Pew Research Center released the findings in a nationwide survey of police. Many...
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January 16, 2017 - 7:43 am
State lawmakers are gearing up for the third special session in just one year, after the Revenue Estimating Conference recognized a budget shortfall of about $313 million for the current fiscal year. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says at this point, a special session is inevitable so...
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January 16, 2017 - 6:57 am
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says a Slidell homeowner shot and killed a man the homeowner said was acting "erratically" in his front yard last night. The shooting happened around midnight in the Ozone Woods subdivision. "A homeowner confronted a subject who was acting erratically in the...
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January 16, 2017 - 2:55 am
Follow @ChrisMillerWWL Louisiana is among the top ten states for making racial progress, according to a new survey from WalletHub. The survey also finds a lot of areas where the state needs to keep improving. Louisiana joins five other southern states in WalletHub's rankings of racial progress...
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January 16, 2017 - 12:37 am
New Orleans may soon be a second home for wealthy Europeans. Local realtors are anticipating an influx of foreign home buyers to New Orleans this year. The ease of access to the Crescent City may have a number of wealthy Europeans purchasing property here. Marty Brantley, with Engel & Volkers...
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