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February 14, 2018 - 4:39 pm
PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says two boaters found clinging to the hull of their capsized vessel in the Gulf of Mexico have been rescued. The Coast Guard says in a statement that a search for the boaters ended Tuesday after a good Samaritan vessel, Lady Tierny, discovered them...
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February 14, 2018 - 11:42 am
(WWL.com) A survey ranks Louisiana 49th in well-being. The Bayou State only finished ahead of West Virginia in the Gallup-ShareCare Well-Being Index. Researcher Dan Witters says the survey found many in Louisiana are not proud of where they live or believe they're living in a perfect place. “In...
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Chris Miller
February 13, 2018 - 9:54 pm
New Orleans Police report five people were hit in a shooting in the 5100 block of St. Claude Avenue. Police reported the shooting shortly before 9:00 p.m. Tuesday. One victim was pronounced dead on the scene. Police reported the second death at the hospital nearly an hour later. Police say...
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Don Ames
February 13, 2018 - 5:40 pm
Gunfire in the CBD and Uptown marred Mardi Gras festivities Tuesday afternoon. Police say two men were shot about 3:15 today at Union and Carondelet in the CBD. A police source told WWL-TV that one man was shot in the head, and was in critical condition. The other victim, a juvenile male, was shot...
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Chris Miller
February 13, 2018 - 3:50 pm
On St. Charles Avenue, costumes are a combination of creative, comical, and topical, if not always subtle. The Krewe of Nut Jobs took aim at a couple of world leaders who recently traded public barbs regarding the other's age, weight, hair, and "button size." "We have the yellow hair representing...
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Chris Miller
February 13, 2018 - 1:08 pm
Trying to spend all day on the parade route without eating is no way to enjoy Mardi Gras in New Orleans. So before, during, and after the parades, the neutral ground becomes one big cookout. It has been called a six-mile long family picnic by Mardi Gras Guide publisher Arthur Hardy. It’s also...
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David Blake
February 13, 2018 - 11:46 am
From powerful Sheriff of Jefferson Parish, to WWL radio talk show host, it's been quite a change this Mardi Gras for Newell Normand. Today he rides as Grand Marshall of Argus. From public safety and in command of a huge law enforcement agency, to throwing beads. "Not bad," he says. ''You know it's...
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