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Chris Miller
April 30, 2017 - 10:05 am
Due to the threat of severe weather, Jazz Fest officials Sunday postponed the festival's opening. Fest officials expect to open gates later this afternoon. They have asked patrons to monitor Jazz Fest's social media for updates. Click here for the Jazz Fest Facebook page. Click here for the Jazz...
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April 30, 2017 - 7:39 am
Heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to move through the New Orleans metro area on Sunday. A TORNADO WATCH is in effect for all of the metro New Orleans area, north and south of Lake Ponchartrain, until 3 p.m Sunday Parts of the River Parishes and Tangipahoa will likely see some storms...
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April 30, 2017 - 7:18 am
Louisiana voters in 46 parishes went to the polls Saturday, deciding vacancies in the state House, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal and a big Senate race. A number of local positions and issues were to be decided. Among the positions to fill were State Senator in the 2nd Senatorial District and...
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April 30, 2017 - 6:30 am
WWL.com Reporting Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says JPSO headquarters received a call around 10:50 Saturday night from a woman who said she spotted her boyfriend through his front window lying on the floor inside his apartment. Deputies met the woman at the scene in the 1100 block of...
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April 30, 2017 - 6:16 am
WWL.com Reporting New Orleans Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Saturday night in the 9200 block of Airline Highway. Third District officers responded to a call of a male shot about 11:15 p.m. They arrived to find an unresponsive 27-year-old man lying face up on the ground in...
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April 30, 2017 - 6:04 am
WWL.com Reporting Mandeville Police say the body of a teenager was found Saturday in Lake Pontchartrain west of the Causeway Bridge, off of Lewisburg. The unidentified teenager apparently jumped into the lake from the fishing pier at Sunset Point about 1:30 p.m., after strong winds blew his hat...
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April 29, 2017 - 5:47 pm
(AP) _ A state of emergency has been declared for Grand Isle as a levee protecting the barrier island washes away. Jefferson Parish leaders say they're trying to find a way to make repairs before the June 1 start of hurricane season. It's reported that continued winds and storms have beat on a half...
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Jim Hanzo
April 29, 2017 - 4:31 pm
Search teams from the St Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Coast Guard are currently searching for a teenage boy who is missing after he jumped into Lake Ponchartrain from the fishing pier at Sunset Point. The teen was reportedly trying to recover his hat that had been blown off by...
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USA TODAY
April 29, 2017 - 3:29 pm
(AP) _ Louisiana's corrections department is getting $1.5 million in federal funds to cover costs related to last summer's historic flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said in a statement Friday that the funding will reimburse the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections for...
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