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February 11, 2018 - 6:49 pm
(AP) -- Two New Orleans-area psychiatrists and a health care marketer are accused of participating in a kickback scheme, and the doctors also are accused of health care fraud. An indictment alleges that the three plotted with the owner of a home health agency owner to refer patients for unnecessary...
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February 11, 2018 - 3:28 pm
(WWL.com) - GOP and Democratic leadership are optimistic that the February special session will end with a deal in place to fill the one billion dollar budget gap resulting from the expiration of sales taxes in July. The session will begin February 19th, and Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus...
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Don Ames
February 11, 2018 - 3:22 pm
The Coast Guard has responded to an oil spill in the Mississippi River, near Garyville, about 40 miles upriver from New Orleans. Officials with the Guard received a report early Sunday morning that a potential maximum of 4,200 gallons of fuel oil was released into the lower Mississippi River. The...
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Don Ames
February 11, 2018 - 11:47 am
WWL-TV meteorologist Chris Franklin says we may see some scattered showers through Saturday evening, but we appear to be clearing out through the afternoon. Rain chances should continue to decrease through late Saturday afternoon and evening. Some heavy showers are still a possibility, but they,...
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Don Ames
February 11, 2018 - 6:51 am
Sunday will likely bring more periods of rain to the area. WWL-TV Meteorologist, Alexandra Cranford, says showers shouldn't be consistent, but on and off, with scattered downpours from morning through afternoon. Rain should decrease by Sunday evening around 6 p.m. or so. Still, Alexandra says rain...
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Chris Miller
February 10, 2018 - 5:25 pm
Lynes "Poco" Sloss, a self-professed IT "nerd" will reign over Carnival as Rex, the organization announced today. Sloss co-founded Bellweather Technology in 1980 and has served as its president since 1988. According to the Rex organization, Sloss has been heavily involved in the community, serving...
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Chris Miller
February 10, 2018 - 4:58 pm
Rain remains scattered in New Orleans for this evening, and there is a slight risk of severe weather, according to WWL-TV Channel 4 meteorologist Alexandra Cranford. Follow the link for interactive radar. Temperatures tonight will be in the 70s early in the evening but will only get to the mid 60s...
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February 10, 2018 - 2:25 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Three historically black universities in New Orleans and one in Mississippi will see about $330 million in post-Katrina debt owed to the federal government cleared under a provision in a congressional budget deal signed by President Donald Trump. Dillard University, Xavier...
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Don Ames
February 10, 2018 - 12:45 pm
Actor J.K. Simmons, who'll reign as king of this year's Bacchus parade, paid a visit to young patients at Children's Hospital of New Orleans Saturday morning. Simmons is known for playing Dr. Emil Skoda on the NBC series Law & Order (and other Law & Order franchise series), neo-Nazi Vernon...
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Don Ames
February 10, 2018 - 9:37 am
It doesn't look like we're going to dodge the rainfall this weekend, in spite of a dry start to Saturday.. "We're looking at showers and some thunderstorms, off and on, throughout Saturday evening and overnight," says WWL-TV meteorologist Chris Franklin. "It won't be a steady rain, though...we will...
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