Local News

David Blake
November 22, 2017 - 4:39 pm
The fight against crime in New Orleans continues the move, increasingly, high tech! The new crime monitoring center is open for business, and growing. The city has already installed 80 surveillance cameras and 32 license plate readers. They're trying to tackle crime-fighting in real time. Homeland...
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November 22, 2017 - 2:47 pm
(WWL.com) The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds holiday chefs to be conscious of food safety when cooking this year’s Thanksgiving turkey. Sarah Lichtman with the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says the first step when it comes to food safety is cleaning your hands and surfaces...
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Jim Hanzo
November 22, 2017 - 1:24 pm
Nearly 51 million Americans will be traveling this Thanksgiving, according to AAA. Yet not everybody will be on the road. We talked to some people downtown to find out what their plans are. Most say they are spending it at home with family. This lady we talked to is doing the cooking. "Everybody...
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David Blake
November 22, 2017 - 11:41 am
St. Tammany Parish has set a new high for homicides! 18 is the latest count, according to figures from the coroner, which eclipses the previous high of 17 back in 1996. "The Northshore is known for murder rates in the single digits, but not this year," St. Tammany Sheriff Randy Smith told WWL First...
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Scott Clause - USA TODAY
November 22, 2017 - 11:28 am
The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program has offered grant awards for nearly 3,100 homeowners affected by the floods in 2016, totaling nearly $92-million. Office of Community Development Executive Director Pat Forbes says these funds are helping people rebuild their homes and many of the...
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November 22, 2017 - 9:55 am
The lines have become blurred between family traditions on Thanksgiving and getting the good deals before everyone else to kick off the holiday shopping season. Many stores around Southeast Louisiana are opening on Thanksgiving. National Retail Federation’s Ana Serafin Smith says many stores are...
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November 22, 2017 - 8:01 am
(AP) -- A grand jury has indicted a man accused of attacking his ex-wife in front of her home with an ax as she was leaving for work, killing her. A grand jury indicted 56-year-old Mark Owens Tuesday on first-degree murder charges in the killing of 48-year-old Kimberly Owens in September...
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November 22, 2017 - 6:19 am
AAA predicts nearly 51-million people will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, a 3% increase from last year and it's the highest number since 2005. AAA spokesman Don Redman says gas prices are about 35-cents higher than last year, but that's not stopping the expected 45-million that will hit the...
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November 22, 2017 - 3:52 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carnival Cruise Line plans to swap ships between Galveston and New Orleans to increase both ports' capacity for short-term cruises starting in 2019. The Miami-based company says the 3,646-passenger Carnival Dream will move from New Orleans to Galveston, increasing the Texas port'...
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