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July 25, 2017 - 7:32 am
(WWL.com) New Orleans and Baton Rouge are among the most segregated cities in the nation, according to a report from 24/7 Wall Street. New Orleans came in at number six on the list, and Baton Rouge ranked thirteenth. Editor-In-Chief Doug McIntyre says that’s because of population concentration in...
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Chris Miller
July 25, 2017 - 6:59 am
Have you ever been tempted to fudge your résumé a little when job-hunting? Employers are finding more and more fibbers in the job pool. According to CareerBuilder, in a survey of 4,000 employers, 85 percent of them caught applicants in a misrepresentation or outright lies on their application or...
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July 24, 2017 - 9:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republican whips heard from a special caller at their meeting Monday night - Majority Whip Steve Scalise. The Louisiana Republican is recovering from a gunshot wound at a Washington hospital. He phoned in to thank everyone for their hard work and tell them he looked forward...
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Jim Hanzo
July 24, 2017 - 5:29 pm
According to the New Orleans Advocate, authorities say there was a double shooting in the 3400 block of Williams Boulevard. The incident happened around 2:40 this afternoon. At least two people are injured, according to Lt. Brian McGregor, spokesman for the Kenner Police Department. One victim ran...
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Chris Miller
July 24, 2017 - 5:29 pm
New Orleans Police homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in the 3800 block of France Road. Police say around 2:55 p.m. this afternoon, officers responded to a complaint in the neighborhood and found the victim, in the middle of the road, suffering from gunshot wounds. Authorities...
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July 24, 2017 - 4:43 pm
By R.J. RICO Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Among the 1,800 inmates in Louisiana's second-largest prison is a man Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc describes as "the bubble boy." Last year, the unidentified prisoner's medical expenses cost about $1.1 million. That and other health...
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Saints mini camp Drew Brees
Seth Dunlap, WWL.com
Chris Miller
July 24, 2017 - 3:33 pm
All of the free tickets for this Saturday's Saints practice have been distributed, according to team officials. Tickets for the Sunday morning session at training camp are "very limited." "Fans are encouraged to act now in order to secure their free tickets for this date and others throughout...
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Chris Miller
July 24, 2017 - 2:18 pm
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in the 4200 block of Lac Couture Drive in Harvey. Police say around 11:45 a.m., officers were sent to investigate a report of gunshots in the area. "Responding deputies located a gunshot victim in the back...
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Chris Miller
July 24, 2017 - 1:33 pm
Police say a man and a woman trying to fool the self-checkout at a store in Thibodaux have been arrested for possession of stolen goods and drugs without a prescription. "Around 3:53 p.m. on Friday, July 21st, Kennth Eschette Jr. passed nearly $100 in merchandise over a scanner at a business in the...
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Chris Miller
July 24, 2017 - 11:51 am
Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie is stepping down. Dabadie submitted a letter of retirement, effective at the end of the day. Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome promised to replace Dabadie as chief during her campaign, but Baton Rouge civil service rules prohibit the mayor from firing the...
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