Record lows in Baton Rouge and New Orleans; snow to stay in north Lousiaina
Posted on 1/17/2018 11:40:00 AM.
Louisiana is trying to thaw out from record breaking cold. Chris Bannon with National Weather Service says 40 year-old records were broken this morning in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
 
"Baton Rouge got down to 14-degrees, broke the previous record of 18 set in 1977. Moisant Airport actually down to 20 and that broke the previous record of 23, also set in 1977," Bannon said.
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Officials break ground on I-10 widening project in the Baton Rouge area
Posted on 1/11/2018 11:32:00 AM.

A major road construction project on I-10 will affect travelers between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Groundbreaking ceremonies are this afternoon for the project which will expand an over six mile stretch from four to six lanes from south of Baton Rouge to Highway LA-73 near Prairieville. DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson says this project won’t be completed until sometime in 2020.
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New Food Network series Cajun Aces with Louisiana chef couple premiers Saturday night
Posted on 12/1/2017 12:48:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting. 
A new Food Network series called “Cajun Aces” staring two south Louisiana chefs premiers Saturday night. Husband and wife chefs Cody and Samantha Carroll run Hot Tails in New Roads, and Sac a Lait in New Orleans.
 
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WrestleMania 34 tickets for April 2018 New Orleans show now on sale
Posted on 11/17/2017 1:55:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting. 
Tickets are on sale now for WrestleMania 34, which takes place April 8th at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The last time WWE's flagship show came to The Big Easy was in 2014, bringing in over 75,000 fans and generating $142 million dollars in economic impact.
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Analyst discusses impacts of DXC in New Orleans
Posted on 11/14/2017 11:45:00 AM.

With the announcement of DXC Technology opening a digital transformation center, over 2,000 direct jobs will be created in New Orleans over the next seven to eight years.

Demographer Greg Rigamer says these new jobs are extremely significant for the technology community in the Crescent City. He says Louisiana provided $120 million in incentives to attract the company’s attention.
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Police: Father kills his child, found waiting calmly on his front porch
Posted on 10/17/2017 11:13:00 AM.
An 18-month-old is dead following a gruesome murder.  New Orleans Police says the father, 45-year-old Mark Hambrick told police “God made him do it.”  Police Chief Michael Harrison says Hambrick called himself into police several hours after he killed the child. 
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Louisiana is tops in murder rate again, even with declines over the past 20 years
Posted on 10/17/2017 2:47:00 AM.

Louisiana is once again tops for murders in the country. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program says the states murder rate was 11.8 per 100,000 persons, with 554 homicides in 2016. New Orleans based Crime analyst Jeff Asher says this trend has gone on for some time.

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New Orleans gearing up for a busy weekend
Posted on 9/1/2017 3:08:00 AM.

The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau is gearing up for a busy weekend as the LSU-BYU season opener takes at the Mercedes Benz Superdome at 8:30 p.m Saturday.
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Tom Benson's Dixie Beer hitting more shelves along the Gulf South
Posted on 8/17/2017 8:05:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting. 
Tom Benson’s Dixie Beer is entering new markets all across the Gulf South area, and now residents in Lafayette and Baton Rouge will be able to enjoy Louisiana’s iconic brew.

Ben Hales is the Senior Vice President of the Saints and Pelicans and is helping Benson oversee operations of the century-old Dixie Beer brand.
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Governor declares State of Emergency for Orleans over flooding and pump concerns
Posted on 8/10/2017 12:42:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting. 
Governor John Bel Edwards joined New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu today to discuss the possibility of more flooding in the city, as a turbine caught fire overnight forcing a pumping station to move to last resort power.
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