Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition

M-F 5-6am

Get up early? We do too. Start your day off with a upbeat and informative look at the top headlines, the latest sports, traffic & weather updates, plus fun features like "What is Wrong with People!?!" with WWL News Director Dave Cohen! One listen and you'lll know why New Orleans & the Gulf South wake up with WWL!

Dave Cohen is a dedicated, award winning, veteran broadcaster and family man. Dave joined our WWL team in 1997 as hot shot reporter, who was live, on the scene when breaking news happened. Leaders lead, and it didn't take long for Dave to transition to News Direcor. You've heard Dave in broadcasts around the world on CBS Radio, NPR, BBC and other networks. But, even with all the responsiblities directing WWL's award winning news team, Dave finds balance. He's a proud father of four children and the husband of a wonderful, loving wife. So glad Kathy's a Louisiana girl, who transformed this Chicago boy into a Southerner!

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    November 07, 2017 - 12:44 pm

    New leaders of the Sewerage and Water Board today admitted to vast shortcomings in the organization, as they presented a plan modernize and fix things to the New Orleans City Council.

    "We...

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    November 01, 2017 - 11:10 am

    Have you seen and heard more military jets flying overhead lately?  Many people have noted an increase in air activity.

    The Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Belle Chasse has some...

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    October 31, 2017 - 6:56 am

    Looks like just about ideal weather for Halloween events, trick or treating and all other outdoor activities.

    "We will have some spooktacular weather for Halloween!," according to WWL-TV...

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    October 30, 2017 - 7:12 pm

    Officials in Kenner today announced they have terminated the employment of the city's fire chief.

    "Fire Chief John Hellmers was relieved of duty today following an internal investigation,"...

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    October 27, 2017 - 7:30 am

    New Orleans police say a driver caused a deadly crash, then fled the scene.

    "The NOPD is investigating a fatal vehicle crash that occurred Thursday night, October 26, 2017, on Almonaster...

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    October 27, 2017 - 6:31 am

    Summer weather returns this afternoon with highs around 80 degrees.  The seasons change in a hurry, though.  Tomorrow highs won't hit 60 degrees.

    "Our weather goes downhill this evening and...

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