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August 12, 2017 - 7:17 am
Two men were killed when a car went flying over the side rails of the elevated portion of the I-10 East Almonaster/Louisa Street exit Saturday morning and landed on the street below. NOPD Traffic Fatality investigators say the incident occurred shortly after 2 a.m. The 2010 BMW 528 was found upside...
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August 11, 2017 - 6:03 pm
By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- With debris from last weekend's flash flood still piled up on sidewalks and their city under a state of emergency, New Orleans residents looked ahead warily on Friday to the prospect of more rain to tax the city's malfunctioning pump system...
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Chris Miller
August 11, 2017 - 4:39 pm
Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni says New Orleans failed to live up to its end of their agreement on sharing the 17th Street Canal to drain their neighborhoods. "The 2007 contractual agreement between Orleans and Jefferson Parish that governs the operation of the 17th Street Canal station was...
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August 11, 2017 - 3:24 pm
(AP) - As New Orleans waits for more thunderstorms and tries to fix a crippled municipal pumping system, Mayor Mitch Landrieu says a power turbine control panel that caught fire is back up and running. The turbine powers some of the city's pumps. In a Friday news conference, Landrieu also said more...
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Chris Miller
August 11, 2017 - 1:36 pm
Jefferson Parish officials this afternoon plan to discuss some concerns they have for the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board's Drainage Pumping Station 6 on the 17th Street Canal. Old Metairie pumps its stormwater runoff into the 17th. Street Canal where the Sewerage and Water Board's pumps then...
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Chris Miller
August 11, 2017 - 12:34 pm
New Orleans Police say a local man was trying to steal a steam roller early this morning from a construction site in New Orleans East. Police arrested 33-year-old Travis Campbell. "Shortly before 4 a.m. on August 11, 2017, officers responded to a call of a suspicious person who was observed driving...
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Chris Miller
August 11, 2017 - 11:59 am
While New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu floats the idea of a private entity managing the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board, political analyst Clancy DuBos suggests maybe the system's problem it too little accountability. Listen to Clancy DuBos with WWL's Bob Mitchell: More on the Sewerage and...
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August 11, 2017 - 10:59 am
(WWL.com) Louisiana has moved up two spots to number two in Insure.com's ranking of states with the most expensive auto insurance rates. The website says Louisiana drivers average annual rate is 19-hundred dollars, 46-percent higher than the national average. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says...
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