Local News

David Blake
February 16, 2018 - 12:35 pm
It's the first Friday of the Lenten season, and you can bet local seafood restaurants and seafood houses will be jam-packed. We already know that crawfish are in high demand but expensive. So, we asked Harland Pierce, the Chairman of the Gulf Seafood Institute, for some best bets. He says you can't...
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February 16, 2018 - 9:36 am
(AP) _ Two men have been charged with second-degree murder in the fatal heroin overdose of a Slidell woman. It's reported that 25-year-old Warren Brown and 39-year-old Oren Bowens are charged in the death of 23-year-old Shantell Jackson. A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office statement says the...
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February 16, 2018 - 8:55 am
(WWL.com) We seem to be drowning in debt. And Louisiana appears to be America's capital of past due debt, with almost half of residents of the bayou state have debt that has gone into collections. Blame it on stagnant wages over the last decade, according to Jose Bautista, Professor of Economics,...
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February 16, 2018 - 8:28 am
(WWL.com) Some crawfish crazies are heating up over the higher prices and smaller size of the crop this year. LSU Ag. Center Professor Greg Lutz says suppliers aren’t trying to rip you off, farmers are just having a hard time finding enough crop after the historic winter to justify pulling their...
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Don Ames
February 16, 2018 - 7:23 am
It looks like there's a new downtown hotel in New Orleans' future. Harrah's New Orleans is looking to change the skyline of the city, with a 24-story, 340-room hotel. The new hotel, on top of the existing casino site at the foot of Canal Street, would be Harrah's second hotel in downtown New...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 16, 2018 - 6:17 am
It's another day that starts with some fog and then sees afternoon temps well above our normal highs, in the 60s. for this time of year. "We will likely have record high temperatures in the lower 80s," according to WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum. "The record is 82 set back in 2001 and I think...
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February 15, 2018 - 7:36 pm
Lafayette Representative Nancy Landry is proposing a bill that would substantially increase legal penalties for campus hazing related incidents, in response to the 2017 death of LSU student Maxwell Gruver. Hazing is currently covered by education statues, and not criminal statues, and carries a...
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February 15, 2018 - 7:27 pm
(WWL.com) - A film starring Academy Award winner Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson and directed by John Lee Hancock has started production of the Netflix movie “Highwaymen” in Louisiana. The film centers on two retired officers attempting to catch Bonnie and Clyde. Executive Director of Louisiana...
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Jim Hanzo
February 15, 2018 - 3:40 pm
A 7-year-old boy died following a traffic incident that occurred Thursday morning at a Covington area shopping center. Shortly after 10:30 a.m. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to The Shoppes Nord du Lac shopping center on Highway 21 near Covington in reference to a child being...
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