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April 28, 2017 - 7:29 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The New Orleans Police Department has added 28 new recruits to its ranks. They graduated Friday from the city's police training academy. The New Orleans Advocate reports that the recruits took their oath of office following a ceremony that featured Police Superintendent Michael...
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Chris Miller
April 28, 2017 - 5:45 pm
First NBC Bank is no more. Banking regulators placed First NBC under the control of Whitney Bank. The FDIC says account holders will be able to access their deposits tomorrow at branches that normally have Saturday hours, and all other branches Monday, according to the Louisiana Office of Financial...
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April 28, 2017 - 5:13 pm
WWL.com Reporting Saturday is an election day in Louisiana. Voters in 46 parishes will be deciding on vacancies in the state House, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal and a number of other offices and issues. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says there is also a big Senate race. "District 6, which is...
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David Blake
April 28, 2017 - 4:25 pm
President Trump has signed an executive order that could ultimately lead to an expansion of offshore oil and gas drilling in waters that are now off limits under federal rules. Louisiana officials are still gauging what this might mean for business in the Gulf of Mexico as there are areas that were...
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April 28, 2017 - 2:55 pm
(WWL.com) Universities would be required to make an action plan to prevent unplanned teen pregnancies, under a proposal approved by the Senate Education Committee. New Orleans Senator Wesley Bishop spent decades working in higher education. He says he’s talked with many young women who dropped out...
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April 28, 2017 - 1:50 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A New Orleans city council member says he's preparing a resolution critical of the city's district attorney. Jason Williams is a frequent critic of District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro. In a Friday news release, Williams said his resolution will focus in part on a recent report by...
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Jim Hanzo
April 28, 2017 - 1:27 pm
The NOPD is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred today on Michoud Boulevard near the Interstate 10 East exit road. It happened around 7:20 a.m. Seventh District officers responded to a call of a male down in the area. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive unidentified adult male...
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April 28, 2017 - 11:57 am
(AP) _ Authorities say they have found the body of what appears to be a woman floating in a bayou near Donaldsonville. Media outlets report Ascension Parish Sheriff's Chief Deputy Bobby Webre says a truck driving over a bridge between La. 308 and La. 1 spotted the body floating in Bayou Lafourche...
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Jim Hanzo
April 28, 2017 - 10:05 am
The first round of the NFL Draft is done. Round one in the NFL draft is history. The Saints made 2 selections. We talked to fans about cornerback Marshon Lattimore from Ohio State, and offensive lineman Ryan Ramcyck from Wisconsin. I personally didn't like the cornerback pick, but I did like the...
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