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November 20, 2017 - 12:48 pm
There are plenty of reasons to be proud of the New Orleans Saints right now, and fans are loading up on black and gold gear more now than even before the season. That observation is from Pat Randazza with Purple and Gold Sports and Black and Gold Sports in Baton Rouge. "It started off a little slow...
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November 20, 2017 - 10:57 am
(WWL.com) You will see a slight savings this year on Thanksgiving dinner. An American Farm Bureau Marketbasket survey estimates it will cost $43.27 on average in Louisiana. Farm Bureau Federation News Director Neil Melancon says a large inventory of turkeys are helping to drive prices down. "Turkey...
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Jim Hanzo
November 19, 2017 - 7:35 pm
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a shooting that took place Saturday night, in the Lacombe area that left one man injured. STPSO deputies were dispatched to 62151 Warrior Drive just after 9:15 p.m., after a caller reported a person had been shot. When deputies arrived, they...
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Chris Miller
November 18, 2017 - 9:03 pm
Republicans maintain their hold on most statewide offices, with WWL-TV projecting John Schroder as the winner of the runoff for state treasurer. WWL-TV PROJECTION: John Schroder to be elected State Treasurer pic.twitter.com/EJeYE0wsdS — WWL-TV (@WWLTV) November 19, 2017
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November 18, 2017 - 1:57 pm
(AP) _ The theft of 25 handguns from a dealer in Tickfaw has resulted in a three-year, one-month sentence for a 19-year-old from Ponchatoula. Acting U.S. Attorney Duane Evans says in a news release that the sentence was handed down this week for Antwon Seymore. Seymore had pleaded guilty to theft...
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November 18, 2017 - 11:46 am
(AP) _ A judge says New Orleans must refund as much as $28 million in fines collected from tickets based on traffic cameras. Ad hoc Judge Robert Burns ruled recently that nearly the first three years of such tickets were invalid. Plaintiffs' attorney Joseph McMahon reports that the judge ruled the...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 17, 2017 - 10:51 pm
New Orleans voters are picking the city's first ever female mayor Saturday. Democrats LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet are in the runoff to be the next mayor of New Orleans. When all of the votes are counted, the city will have the first woman mayor in its 300 year history. Louisiana voters...
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Jim Hanzo
November 17, 2017 - 3:44 pm
A swat roll ended this afternoon after police earlier had surrounded a home in the 2000 block of Selma St. in Gentilly. It's reported that the suspect came out of the home and surrendered and taken into police custody. A man had barricaded himself inside the home.
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November 17, 2017 - 3:03 pm
(AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration has lost its latest effort to persuade House Republicans to back contract extensions for Louisiana's Medicaid managed-care companies. Friday was the second time House GOP lawmakers on the joint budget committee voted to block the deals. The companies...
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