Local News

December 01, 2016 - 8:24 am
It's estimated the city needs $9 billion for street repairs, but for now New Orleans has an eight-year plan costing $2.5 billion. Cedric Grant, Executive Director of the Sewerage and Water Board, told WWL's Garland Robinette, "we're probably going to do with this two and half billion dollars about...
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December 01, 2016 - 3:13 am
The outlook for the winter crawfish crop in Louisiana is a bit uncertain right now. The extent of the damage done by this summer's floods may not be fully realized until we get into the harvest season later this winter. "You ask four or five people in the industry and you get seven or eight...
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December 01, 2016 - 2:39 am
The Transportation Task Force meets today to further discuss recommendations on how to improve the states’ roads and bridge. Recommendations are expected to be released later this month for the legislature to consider. House Transportation Chairman and State Rep. Kenny Havard anticipates there will...
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December 01, 2016 - 2:13 am
Today the New Orleans City Council is expected to vote on a bundle of proposals to regulate the short term rental industry. The council will vote on rules for taxation, fees, permitting, enforcement, and other matters.Eric Bay, president of the Alliance for Neighborhood prosperity, has been urging...
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December 01, 2016 - 12:48 am
As December arrives, so does the more winter-like weather. Look for sunny skies and a high of 65 today. "An area of high pressure will move over us today, and that will lead to plenty of sunshine with cooler temperatures," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum said. "Lows north of the lake tonight...
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December 01, 2016 - 12:17 am
A man authorities say was a Baton Rouge college student is under arrest for allegedly murdering and dismembering his parents in Tennessee. Knox County Sheriff Major Michael MaClean says 29-year-old Joel Michael Guy Junior went home for the Thanksgiving weekend and viciously stabbed his parents and...
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November 30, 2016 - 2:51 pm
A former high-ranking official with the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office has been sentenced to six months in prison and another six months of house arrest for fraud conspiracy related to an overbilling scheme involving off-duty deputy details. Roy Austin apologized before U.S. District Judge Kurt...
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November 30, 2016 - 12:13 pm
New Orleans Police cordoned off an area of the 7th Ward near Law and Annette Streets this afternoon as officers searched for suspects who fired at them. According to NOPD officials, officers attempted to stop a vehicle in that area, when at least three occupants jumped out and opened fire. No...
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November 30, 2016 - 11:20 am
Gov. John Bel Edwards is off to Washington to lobby for more federal aid for Louisiana's recovery from March and August flooding. Louisiana has received $438 million in disaster block grant assistance from Congress, but the Democratic governor is asking for a total of $4 billion. Edwards hopes to...
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