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Chris Miller
October 17, 2017 - 10:07 pm
The New Orleans Police department is investigating a trio of shootings, all in different parts of the city. Not long after 9:00 p.m., police say there was a deadly shooting in the 3000 block of Allen Street in the 7th Ward. Further details weren't immediately available. About 20 minutes earlier,...
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October 17, 2017 - 4:37 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Louisiana Supreme Court says it won't hear an appeal from a man convicted of killing a French Quarter dancer and dismembering her body. All seven justices initialed the "action sheet'' denying the request from Terry Speaks, who is serving life in prison for the 2012 murder...
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October 17, 2017 - 3:52 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A Saturday funeral has been scheduled for a New Orleans police officer who was shot to death last week. The police department says services for 29-year-old Marcus NcNeil are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Household of Faith Church in New Orleans, with interment following at Mt...
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October 17, 2017 - 11:38 am
(WWL.com) -- Louisiana is once again tops for murders in the country. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program says the states murder rate was 11.8 per 100,000 persons, with 554 homicides in 2016. New Orleans based Crime analyst Jeff Asher says this trend has gone on for some time. "Louisiana has...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 17, 2017 - 7:14 am
Louisiana State Police say a trooper shot a man last night near Veterans Blvd. and Roosevelt in Kenner. "Shortly after 10:00 pm... two Louisiana State Police Troopers assigned to Troop B attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle," Trooper Melissa Matey said in a news release. "During the...
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Photo by Kelly Cohen
October 17, 2017 - 6:16 am
(AP) — Louisiana State University has launched a new fundraising campaign aimed at helping students’ efforts to save the school’s mascot — the tiger — in the wild. The campaign is tied to university participation in the U.S. Tiger University Consortium. The consortium includes LSU, Auburn...
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Jefferson Parish, La., authorities and others from other parishes respond to an oil rig explosion in Lake Pontchartrain off Kenner, La., Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP)
October 16, 2017 - 9:32 pm
KENNER, La. (AP) — Authorities have suspended the search Monday for a Texas man who disappeared when an oil and gas platform exploded on a lake near New Orleans. Seven people were injured in the Sunday night blast and fire, including three who were in critical condition, authorities said. The...
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Jefferson Parish, La., authorities and others from other parishes respond to an oil rig explosion in Lake Pontchartrain off Kenner, La., Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP)
October 16, 2017 - 9:23 pm
KENNER, La. (AP) — The Latest on the oil rig explosion near New Orleans (all times local): 9:25 p.m. The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the man who was unaccounted for after an explosion on an oil platform in Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner, Louisiana. Forty-four-year-old contractor...
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