Local News

David Blake
December 05, 2017 - 6:48 pm
The next major job for the big tax cut plan is for Senate and House conferees to work out differences in the bills they have approved. Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise tells WWL First News that he is optimistic they can reach an agreement and still deliver the final version to President Trump by...
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Chris Miller
December 05, 2017 - 5:38 pm
Two students at Slidell Junior High School were arrested after one brought a gun to school and another showed it off to other students. Police say the incident happened Friday, and the fact that no one reported it until days later is troubling to them. According to police, one student brought the...
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Chris Miller
December 05, 2017 - 3:36 pm
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto says deputies have booked a woman they think stabbed her elderly roommate to death on the Westbank. It happened at 605 National Avenue in Terrytown. Police say shortly after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers were sent to that location for a welfare check on an...
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December 05, 2017 - 2:23 pm
(AP) _ The owner of a snowball stand in Mandeville has admitted to paying several teenage girls money and drugs for sexual favors. District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports 57-year-old Anthony Barton Fortune pleaded guilty Monday to sexual battery, among other offenses. He was sentenced to 15...
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December 05, 2017 - 11:50 am
Allegations against Louisiana State Police have been flying after investigations into the LACE program and troopers taking a side trip while driving to a conference. Superintendent Kevin Reeves says changes have been made when it comes to deciding disciplinary action. He says now a case goes before...
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Chris Miller
December 05, 2017 - 11:32 am
New Orleans Police say a standoff between a man and a SWAT team ended peacefully this morning. Police say officers had responded to a separate call for service in the 6700-block of Bundy Rd. in New Orleans East this morning when they heard a woman and children screaming from a nearby apartment. "An...
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USA TODAY Sports
Chris Miller
December 05, 2017 - 10:35 am
It could be the dream New Year's weekend for south Louisiana sports fans. A lot of Louisiana will be into the football scene in central Florida. On New Year's Eve, the red-hot New Orleans Saints close out the season at Tampa.With their final seeding in the NFC playoffs possibly in play, fan...
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Jim Hanzo
December 05, 2017 - 8:55 am
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reports this year's flu is hitting Louisiana hard. In fact, Louisiana is one of the worst states, right now, when it comes to getting the flu. "It's terrible," says Dr. Frank Welch, Medical Director for Immunizations for Louisiana, who says it is...
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