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October 11, 2017 - 7:29 am
(WWL.com) As a result of criminal justice reform measures passed in the latest legislative session, 1,400 inmates in Louisiana will be released early from prison in November. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator said last week that some extremely dangerous criminals could be back on our streets. But...
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October 11, 2017 - 1:08 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Condor Airlines will resume its twice-weekly, summertime nonstop flights from New Orleans to Germany in 2018. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the flight launched in May. Mayor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans Airport Director Kevin Dolliole and Jens Boyd, a director of long-haul...
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October 10, 2017 - 7:10 pm
(AP) _ Prominent New Orleans civil attorney Joseph Bruno Sr. has been suspended from practicing law for 30 days after Louisiana's Supreme Court found he was negligent in handling an insurance claim. The suspension followed a 2013 complaint filed by a Baton Rouge man, who hired Bruno regarding a...
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October 10, 2017 - 5:14 pm
(AP) _ The trial of a Louisiana woman facing a DWI charge from an incident that occurred several months before she was accused of causing a fatal crash while driving drunk on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway has been continued until Dec. 19. Olivia Matte was scheduled for trial Tuesday in state...
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David Blake
October 10, 2017 - 4:03 pm
We are just days away from the primary election for Mayor of New Orleans and according to the most recent polling, undecided is still a leading candidate. Did you do early voting for the Mayoral race? (function ($) { Drupal.behaviors.media_displays.loadRampAudio($('[data-media-loading]')); })(...
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Jim Hanzo
October 10, 2017 - 12:39 pm
A study by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, examined the high-tech dashboard systems in cars and discovered that those systems are creating dangerous distractions for drivers. So where is the line between safety and the newest technology in cars, like the radio touch screen, voice to text,...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 10, 2017 - 12:08 pm
Election Day is Saturday across Louisiana. Locally there are races for mayor and councilmembes in New Orleans, the Jefferson Parish Council battle, judges races and other measures. All of Louisiana votes in the treasurer's race and three constitutional amendments. Click here to get your sample...
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October 10, 2017 - 9:13 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Few Louisiana voters cast ballots early for the upcoming statewide election, and Louisiana's chief elections officer is predicting the low interest in early voting signals a likely dismal turnout on Election Day. Secretary of State Tom Schedler anticipates only about 15...
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