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Associated Press
August 13, 2017 - 9:41 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A more traditional person might call it crass, an ostentatious 90th birthday bash with a $250-per-person price tag to attend. But then, no one would call Louisiana's four-term former governor, Edwin Edwards - the convicted felon with a wife five decades his junior, a 4-year...
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Chris Miller
August 12, 2017 - 3:51 pm
Eighteen generators are being hooked up to the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board power system to augment backup power through the rest of this hurricane season, city officials said today. The work should be completed Monday. The 18 generators are the first among 26 that have been ordered in the...
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August 12, 2017 - 2:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS -- Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials announced that the turbine damaged on Wednesday night, Turbine #1, is running after being successfully repaired and gradually brought back online. Eighteen of 26 generators ordered for additional capacity and redundancy have arrived and...
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August 12, 2017 - 12:16 pm
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a Saturday morning murder on the Westbank. Sheriff Newell Normand reports that deputies were dispatched to a report of a shooting at 2350 Park Place in Terrytownat about 8:40 am. Arriving units located an as-yet unidentified black male victim...
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August 12, 2017 - 9:09 am
An Alexandria man has died after contracting the West Nile Virus, and health officials are urging the public to protect themselves against mosquitos. Dr. David Holcombe with the Office of Public Health says the virus is transmitted by household mosquitos that are common in Louisiana. But there are...
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August 12, 2017 - 8:44 am
SLIDELL, La. (AP) _ Authorities have captured a Louisiana businessman who may have orchestrated the kidnapping of his estranged wife. Slidell Police spokesman Det. Daniel Seuzeneau says police and U.S. Marshals arrested Lawrence Michael Handley, 49, at a motel Friday afternoon. Handley's wife was...
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Associated Press
August 12, 2017 - 8:39 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's four-term former governor Edwin Edwards is having an ostentatious 90th birthday bash, with a $250-per-person price tag to attend. A more traditional person might call it crass. But Edwards isn't anything close to traditional. The powerful and charismatic Democrat...
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