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October 20, 2017 - 3:03 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana State University is reinstating a ban on alcohol at fraternity and sorority events more than a month after the death of a student in an alleged hazing incident. LSU President F. King Alexander said in a letter dated Thursday that some students haven't ``absorbed...
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David Blake
October 20, 2017 - 12:32 pm
Three shootings in New Orleans overnight Thursday pushed the city to the grim total of 500 shootings so far this year. It's the shortest time on record that the city has reached 500 shootings. Jeff Asher- Interview 10-20-17.mp3 (function ($) { Drupal.behaviors.media_displays.loadRampAudio($('[data-...
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USA TODAY Sports
October 20, 2017 - 11:49 am
(WWL.com) Coming off of two wins, LSU fans are excited to travel to Oxford, Mississippi to watch the Tigers take on the Rebels. LSU Alumni Association Senior Director of Alumni Engagement Sally Stiel says they have a sold out trip and are already on the road where they will stay at a casino hotel...
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October 20, 2017 - 9:28 am
(AP) - The Coast Guard says the amount of oil discharged into the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana's coast last weekend is substantially higher than initial estimates. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says oil spewed out of an underwater fractured pipe Saturday in the Gulf of Mexico...
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Jim Hanzo
October 20, 2017 - 8:30 am
Most Saints fans are feeling good about their Boys in Black and Gold these days. The Saints take on the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday. We hit the streets to talks with the Who Dat nation and ask them if the Saints can make it 4 wins in a row and beat Green Bay. "Of course they can,"...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 20, 2017 - 6:45 am
A cold front that will seriously drop temps next week means rain this weekend for Southeast Louisiana. "A cold front will move toward us this weekend. We will see scattered showers and storms develop over us on Saturday ahead of the front," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum forecasts. "Some of the...
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October 20, 2017 - 6:32 am
Halloween comes early this weekend with the Krewe of Boo. Since 2007, New Orleans has celbrated the spooky season with the Krewe of Boo. Starting just up river from the "Boo Carré" Saturday night, the Krewe of Boo will roll down Elysian Fields to Decatur starting at 6:30, take a turn up Canal to...
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David Blake
October 19, 2017 - 3:22 pm
Steve Scalise is hopeful the President Donald Trump's tax reform package will be approved. The Republican House Majority Whip joined WWL's Newell Normand in-studio today for a wide ranging discussion. Let's talk healthcare, tax reform and more with Steve Scalise (function ($) { Drupal.behaviors...
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