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Jim Hanzo
May 28, 2017 - 8:10 pm
The skydiving instructor who died during a jump with a trainee, has been identified by the coroner's office as 53-year-old Benjamin Leroy Crowell, from Theodore, Alabama. Crowell died after losing consciousness during a tandem jump Sunday morning. Crowell was performing a tandem jump with a trainee...
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May 28, 2017 - 11:23 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is urging Louisiana residents to do an ``insurance checkup'' ahead of next week's start of hurricane season. He says people should talk to their insurance agents to make sure they know what their named-storm and hurricane deductibles are in...
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May 28, 2017 - 6:16 am
WWL.com Reporting New Orleans Police are investigating a shooting Saturday night in the French Quarter. It happened around 11 p.m. near the corner of St. Louis and Chartres streets. Police say one man was injured, but his condition was unknown. No other details have been released. Anyone with...
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May 28, 2017 - 6:10 am
WWL.com Reporting Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a deadly double shooting Saturday night. It happened around 9 p.m. in the 400 block of North Laurel Street. Deputies said they arrived at the scene to find a 38-year-old man from River Ridge shot multiple times. He was...
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May 28, 2017 - 5:42 am
WWL.com Reporting Department of Health Secretary Rebekah Gee made her case to the Senate Finance Committee today, as her department is facing a huge budget cut. Mandeville Senator Jack Donahue says state spending on healthcare has increased $1.4 billion since 2010. LDH spending now accounts for...
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May 28, 2017 - 5:37 am
WWL.com Reporting With the summer in full swing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns the public about bacteria in public pools. Michelle Hlvasa with the CDC says there’s a germ called cryptosporidium that’s causing a lot of outbreaks linked to swimming. She says they’re seeing an...
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May 27, 2017 - 10:53 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Louisiana crawfish producers: beware. State aquaculture specialists say a deadly virus is threatening the industry. Mark Shirley of the LSU Agriculture Center says the virus _ known as white spot syndrome _ primarily affects shrimp and was first discovered in Thailand and other...
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May 27, 2017 - 7:40 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana residents looking to stock up on supplies for the hurricane season might want to do their shopping this weekend. The Department of Revenue says the Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday starts Saturday and ends Sunday evening. It provides a 2 percent...
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May 26, 2017 - 4:36 pm
TERRYTOWN, La. (AP) _ Authorities say a man tracked to a hotel where he was with a runaway 14-year-old girl remains jailed on accusations of sexual contact with the teen. 34-year-old Malcom Baker was booked Monday on three counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office...
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