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Chris Miller
May 19, 2018 - 3:39 pm
A "minor property dispute" ended with two women shot to death, and their killer dying at the hands of the husband of one of the dead women, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's officials say today. The sheriff's office says shortly after 9:00 p.m. Friday, 44-year-old Christopher Pike and his girlfriend, 43-...
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May 19, 2018 - 2:45 pm
(WWL.com) - Summertime is the most active season for door-to-door sales, and State Fire Marshal Butch Browning reminds everyone to be wary of home security sales fraud. Dale Meredith of Cottonport recounted his story of how a salesman saw the ADT sign outside his home, and proceeded to impersonate...
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Don Ames
May 19, 2018 - 12:39 pm
Bayou Boogaloo is back up and running. The Mid-City festival reopened Saturday at 11 a.m. after a severe storm tore down tents and flooded the festival grounds Friday. "It was something that nobody saw coming," said Festival Manager Jared Zeller. "So, everybody got hit off guard, really." He says a...
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May 19, 2018 - 10:25 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana will not be enacting a ban on hand-held cellphone use while driving. A House-backed proposal stalled in the Senate, and the regular session ended Friday without action on the bill, killing it. Rep. Mike Huval, a Breaux Bridge Republican, wanted state laws that...
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Don Ames
May 19, 2018 - 8:37 am
New Orleans Police say two people were hospitalized early Saturday morning after gunfire broke out between two groups arguing in a Bourbon Street bar. The argument spilled out into the 800 block of Toulouse Street about 2:15 a.m. Saturday An NOPD spokesman says the bar argument between the two...
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Don Ames
May 19, 2018 - 5:38 am
Two women and a man were killed in a Friday night Marrero shooting incident. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto said the three victims were found fatally shot inside a house in the 7800 block of Barataria Boulevard. According to Lopinto, detectives are still working to figure out exactly what...
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May 18, 2018 - 10:19 pm
Jeff Palermo reporting... LSU needed a special effort in order to win Friday against college baseball top's pitcher, Casey Mize, who is expected to be the first pick in next month's Major League Baseball draft. For five innings, Mize looked like a future major leaguer as he struck out nine LSU...
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May 18, 2018 - 10:07 pm
As anticipated state legislators ended the regular session early, but a 28-billion dollar budget approved by lawmakers this week was vetoed by Governor John Bel Edwards. Edwards told reporters during a Friday night press conference that the legislature can do better. The spending plan sent to the...
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Chris Miller
May 18, 2018 - 6:53 pm
A severe thunderstorm that hit New Orleans this afternoon drenched the area with several inches of rain, and tossed tents, tables, and chairs being set up for this weekend's Bayou Boogaloo. The Boogaloo had to cancel for Friday night due to the wreckage. Wind gust flipped over the food booths and...
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Chris Miller
May 18, 2018 - 5:28 pm
A severe thunderstorm that hit New Orleans this afternoon threw around tents, tables, and chairs being set up for this weekend's Bayou Boogaloo. The New Orleans Advocate reports the Boogaloo was canceled for today. Heavy rain also caused street flooding and dropped marble-sized hail in some areas...
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