Dec 17, 2015|
Dave talks about the final vote on Confederate monuments, Star Wars hype, and What is Wrong with People.
Tommy talks to Kevin in Metairie about his wife's need for medication to cope with constant, chronic pain.
Tommy talks to WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris about a new report that New Orleans had more drug-related deaths than homicides.
Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
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And minutes after 5 AM at the early edition of WWL offers news on this the seventeenth of December 2015. And Dave and battered the day before Friday just like that it's Friday the apps and one week from Christmas that he. One week from today. At least Christmas the everybody's single gave all absolutely I'm all loaded up the line from the on the grill. I'm pretty good shape knew I liked assailant a new and different David yeah I gotta say we're you know a couple of last minute why is it of that you know maybe. Now maybe not to Christmas Eve but you know maybe early next week I might run out and pick up another couple of duties I have three gifts. No I still need to buy and what they are. I haven't had a chance to get the and I have got to make sure my kids have my wife. Aria says oh that's kind of what's on bad. Now I'm an okay. Cold weather. Coming coming. Michael aspirin well and again it cool down to day that'll last really ended tomorrow in. The weekend but then we warm up next week it looks like we stay warm 30. Boy and eighty degree Christmas stuff calypso path. And up north that it is apparently extreme controversy over the warm weather. Even in places like New York City Felix 65 degree yeah yeah I I've been hearing the reports from people you know short sleeve churchmen round solemn Lovett and others going this. Christmas. It looks like we can't have similar the new a New York. An expert funny. Com. The minute yup that's the big. Hat today the vote in the northern City Council that was staying if Hugo kind of in side and start hearing what's going on behind the scenes. The mayor has the votes he needs. Because four of the council members. Cosponsored. The legislation. The ordinance. Too removed the monuments like players entering nuisance visa hadn't had a vote the occur most lives. Clancy Dubose. Gambit and every WL TV. Believes there is some wiggle. He thinks there's no doubt. That at least one of the four hours ago on call. But the other three he says there's legitimate. Room for discussion and debate did okay and so we'll see. I know of this has been. An ongoing issue for some time and I've heard a lot of reports say well this will settle it and I don't think it will. I think if there is a vote to remove. One or more of the monuments are all of the monuments there's going to be legal action. That could tie it up for years Arab play itself out in the courts. If there is vote do not remove any of the monuments which would honestly surprised that crap. Then there's going to be those who will. Holler and scream and demanded the should be brought up again. So we shall see. In the scheme of things I know there's been a lot of discussion about how important that is there's been questions about the timing. Of this effort there's been questions about if this is a groundswell. A grass roots effort or if it's an effort. Just of the mayor to impose his will. And I think it has been. A very divisive. Issue is one that is created great separation. Sometimes intelligent debate sometimes not so yeah. So it'll be very interesting to see it will be all over this today as it plays out in this City Council that are hoping to limit debate. The thirty minutes they feel like they've talked about now yeah they've had hearing after hearing. Often it doesn't work. So we'll see we'll say it's going to be interesting that while another portrait Miller here in about fifteen minutes. And we'll keep you posted throughout the day here and beat them well thank you David folks are welcome to Texas today 7870. Let us now. One. What would you like to see happen in this day and to realistically what do you expect to. Do you think the City Council vote to remove all of the monuments of the monuments or none of them. What are you really think will happen let's talk about a year on the early edition of WWL first news up next we'll get you ready for. Sports with Steve Geller and what taken a look at your forecast as we weighed on the real blast of cold there and move on man. On this day before Friday happy Friday EU EU and yours. One week took Christmas Eve. He's your shopping done one text messages they've 7870. Says. Why don't they what the monuments decision on the ballot and let the people vote on it. You know I wonder if anyone in the off of that amendment that is an interesting question. Also interesting is what's happening with our weather colder air is coming on man. Little bit of light drizzle for the next few hours this morning but that will gradually wrapped up that we should start to see skies clear a little bit. Through today is well still to be on the cool side 65 for a high today and and starting to drop a bit tonight Danks the upper thirties north of the lake and mid forties on the South Shore mostly sunny for the next few days and we're gonna hang on to some cooler weather highs slid about 59 through Saturday. From the pinpoint for cash sent Aaron WW LTV meteorologist Laura backed out. I can feel that cool when visit north breeze it fourteen to 26 miles per hour. It's 62 and cloudy at the airport in Kenner flied out cloudy and 61 of when not quite as strong on the North Shore. North at eight. Miles per hour. Toward that now on WWL at basketball last night to get the football coming up this weekend. And we've got Steve Geller help us out on this Friday eve Hayes Steve thank you Dave good morning everybody so for the 24015 season has had its share of all's well mostly downs for the saints. As a team is just five and eight. At least we can say that the black and gold has played with heart in the past few contests while would be nice to finish the year on a four game win streak. We KG Jim Bobby Hebert says an 88 record just ain't good enough for this franchise. He got so teams that are 500 around a hall of fame quarterback. We got a hall of fame quarterback so how could that be acceptable. Would Drew Brees of the helmet Shawn Payne would it accomplish to be a climber a team. The saints are gearing up for a Monday night showdown in the superdome against four and nine Detroit the lions have lost back to back games to Green Bay and Saint Louis. The LSU men's basketball team got back to the win column and remain undefeated in the app and America's senator. Ortiz. Not it is it port alone it. Partly picks up more complex that the tigers got has Gardner-Webb with. Ease earning 878 to 57 victory key towards being led coalition with fourteen points been Simmons notched a double double scoring eleven with twelve rebounds. But doing men's basketball team was on the road at North Carolina and got throttle 96 to 72 but it Tar Heels a Pelican Bay to get a much needed win though. The man being mentioned as trade bait Ryan Anderson led the team which 44 points as New Orleans silence the jazz in Utah off 104 tonight before the pals are on their second straight. Second road win of the season and now own a record of 718. 718 on the year. And Abby won't back threatened to square several times in the final game of her career but China shut out the World Cup champion United States women's soccer team. One that nothing in the superdome that's the America's first loss on home soil in more than a decade. Today up four on WWL it's the veterans fort saint players show joint Deke Bellavia at cougars in Metairie what's special guest wide receiver Brandon Coleman. And don't miss it when the cajun cannon goes QB to QB with Drew Brees. We'll also get the view from biggest for this weekend's best bets in college and the NFL plus our weekly fantasy football update. I'm Steve Geller with your early morning book at sports. While the last game for Obama. Won enough. OK. I don't get me started on soccer. Game didn't count by the way it was an exhibition. But it is neat to see. Another sport being played in the superdome. Oh absolutely and all the attention that was on the game as well because it was her last game just unfortunately couldn't Cinderella that victory good sized crowd showed up by the way also in the dome CA. Game it doesn't count. For women's soccer so maybe just maybe there's been talk about bringing World Cup soccer to new Portland. Maybe this'll help in not making that happen in the city demonstrating that only can in the dome. Be configured and properly used to play soccer but we can get a crowd out for an exhibition women's game. So who knows what would happen if we would have league men's game in the World Cup competition counted Bergman. Series of it. I would really look to see tennis or boxing come to the superdome I know they've had big boxing bouts in the in the past but the Dow is not read the route for the idea. And nice to see he's going to be. Bruce hornsby scared of resources via and finding his range once again come on back off of injury you know and contributing to the ouster tiger. Men's basketball team because they think that's the one thing they've been missing is just a second scoring threat. That especially outside scoring threat maybe that's with the LSU tigers need to put things together and mechanized run as we get closer to. March and the madness that comes of that. Yeah it's nice to see freshman Ben Simmons is it relied on to do it all right now he did still manage a double double. But eleven points is an neo you know an impressive stat. Hum ports we those three point range is definitely great for the tigers they just need to short to defense even more to make that run into the post season hopefully is the Gardiner team as there is their mass got a real threat. If melodies a Bulldog doubled what and beef the runnin' bulldogs. You know where we with that Gardner-Webb Gardner-Webb. From Boiling Springs North Carolina of course is that that he keeps him initially back in what environment of our sports as well. Here on WWL Margaret text messages. Coming up by the way the wars awaits him tonight. You on with the latest Star Wars. You know we've on. Early show. Margaret text messages about the monument and year colder forecast that. Get text messages today 7870 that there's a man walking on the night tan in the westbound lanes just before the Orleans avenue exit. Stumbling. Down the interstates if you're coming from a highrise in this dvd now there's a guy. Just walking down the middle of the interstate. That's not a good recipes. Early in the morning dark. And Lee's government there should be careful here's your forecast. On this Thursday little mr. light drizzle this morning left over is different continues to move on through so pretty mild in the fifties and sixties to start today it will likely hang out. With those temperatures in the sixties through the afternoon skies begin to gradually clear then mostly clear tonight and it's a bit chilly 38 north of the lake and 45 on the South Shore and mostly sunny for Friday and Saturday and cooler highs both tastier 59. The pinpoint forecast thinner and Debbie WL TV urologists Clark knocked him. Right now we can feel that cold air below it and but the temperatures responding yet we have a north wind at fourteen at the international airport in Kenner at 6226. Miles an hour as the wind on the lake front it 61 there also cloudy and 61. At the National Weather Service office in Slidell. All right coming up some of your text messages and it's 7870 as the New Orleans City Council today prepares to vote. And removing the monuments also more on the support the weight at 37 minutes after 5 AM at the early edition of WWL offers news it's December. Is the seventeenth to his 2015. And her get so close to that weekend the day before Friday happy Friday EU's you would yours on this one week. From Christmas yuppies. The year so close to be opener in the axis of flying by and it lights bead. Before our very eyes. Whereabouts and move into 26 teams shield down there Champaign two weeks to build new year and not something just fourteen day. Before then though. Those sports. Weak spot well doesn't cover my goodness and text messages and it's 7870 from people who are. Gearing up to go see them move the ball race and people just wait in line you know have to. No I just went on the Internet. I mean some cities may be big here. You can right now go online buy tickets to see you at 7 o'clock tonight. Are hearing now sevens and 730. Several theaters have tickets available right now when I got a partial screens. Officially opens tomorrow but yet this should jump start at 7 o'clock to know. And yeah I mean it is. If you wanna see in 3-D right now I'm looking at 1234567. 89. Shows available at this one theaters in 3-D. With tickets available before me and Europe Tillman there at 2 AM Russia is a 5:15. AM show. 550. And that's that's our kind of hours jets a few negotiated this time tomorrow morning. You can go ski. Star Wars the force a week I'm sure the boss would understand. Got tied up with a mode we dads are not at work them at the movie Taylor. Yes a 7 o'clock tonight howl. Excited. Are you your beat aria yeah pretty big guy but not to the point and I'm going to be and liner you know I'll I'll see it probably. I don't mom and maybe over the weekend. I happen over the weekend ever sometime next week I'm now it's I'll take my time but I am excited and very intrusive deceit. Just how good it is I remember as a very young child. Star Wars vividly aria. I didn't get it when it first came out I was too young to really understand everything but man we love playing with light sabres which are going called light sabers. Yes and a people who still called flight to Charlotte radio unit up light Saber yet on the light Saber doesn't save any plummet save your life as a tax. It's light Saber dozen so ward. And I remember B Adam my friends and I added that action figures in the Tories in the Lego sets and everything else and I think for a lot of people. Who're in the air. 40s50s. It's as an opportunity to candid realism child parent. Fantasy wonderful memory ten things man. I have been trying to infuse my kids to start wars. We watched the first Star Wars my young son and that's a good thing I'd hoped to show in the empire strikes back. And return of the jet guy. Before. Force awakens. Haven't quite gotten yet we've been kind of busy. He's got finals in school this week so maybe just maybe if there's time. I would give them to see those two before we goes before. That kind of helps a little bit act but you got a lot of new characters coming in this one I understand and I think that's the fun unifying thing. And it's time when we have holidays coming up I think it's great. That is something that is brilliant so many people together. To celebrate something together as one and I think the force awakens. Does. One guy texting mandates that need seventy. He has brother live in different cities now and they're meeting in Baton Rouge this evening to get to see the movie together. That's straight. Ban that is that is fantastic sir. And I especially attempt we have this monument issue really dividing. The that's going to be going on mobile on this thing all day one pretenses I say keep the statues and get rid of mix planters. Another present X rated them and it's and it has removed the monuments and donate them to a city that is not ignore it. While I salute the killings robbing and ratings will continue no matter what happens with the money. Well that's it I heard one of the the opponents of the stat shoes of someone who wants and torn down in no one of Chris Miller's a report says it is saying that you know we really wanna stop the rampant crime. And everything going on a city that you know the bad things there and we have to take him down and I'm going watched. I just don't see the connection. I'm not share that whoever shot and killed a pregnant woman yeah and a man and a car in the world and these this morning. Did that because of racial device stiffness in the city of war mean now I'm not saying racial harmony wouldn't help in general. But I'm not sure that anything can happen at the monument promotes racial harmony to the war I don't think they're criminals are spending a lot of time thinking about this and I am really don't think that that some kind news that there. Creeping in murdering because there's socially displeased windy out. The senators are monuments came down ever languages be beautiful you know more guns Nome now fairly certain that's the case though. We'll get through this issue today it will be contested and heated for some time become. There will likely be legal action there will be more debate. Man but at least I'm glad it's getting out of the way a week before Christmas so hopefully. Folks at least take a break. From this debate and argument and divisive nest and enjoy the holidays and Joyce Star Wars in and find happiness. As we the move forward toward the end of the year thank you David I appreciate it about twenty minutes mark first news. Here on WW. AM FM and count. Add a whole this coming. The wind it's a blow it out of the Norris bring in in those cooler breezes. And we way to damage that's palace when they'll get here we say good morning happy Friday. That mr. meteorologist Laura but now up for so many people it's the Friday before a whole golf yeah now out of work at all at that school after Friday. Available work until next year that's a few weeks jobs. And I have to happen. Let me. You'll hear from between now and then but you know for those who are off for next week they'll be. SE glad things remain there academics are here 2016. Right I allow. Of the wind blowing them. Fears north. It is it's picking up the that front as an anthem I would have some changes ahead for today it's misty and gratefully cloudy right now but that will wrap but next couple of hours so little bet that this morning at some drizzle still left over on the car windshield. But it's yet through mid morning skies we'll start to clear and by afternoon and think it's sunshine peeking through and feel little drier and cooler today. All right so right now we have 62 degrees on both sides of the way that wind north at fourteen at the airport 26. At the lake front that that that some strong winds. Do those die down as we move into the morning aren't they will figure out a Little Rock it will I went back to the teen for the actor and says bella that's flat anyway does that justify. It it's got to be up to about twenty sustain all day. That is for sure learn how to beat one he had all okay area yet that's by no yea you as you you created this hurdler. So you get is that whatever criteria you think are appropriate. Maybe next week we'll have to see we got another kind of strong finally for next week the feet with that you know women go ahead and Wear a skirt and you don't have to watch all the women wearing skirts because through and it doesn't look like you'll be blowing up their ways I've got to skirt on today it's now out yet you couldn't issues currently wearing a skirt. I actually short sleeved shirt on today tee because it was kind of muggy and as the warm at 2 o'clock in the morning and you can work but it can be a little cooler you know. Had a toward the after that we or yesterday that 65 for highs now pleasantly cool I guess especially. You know considering. The last eighty yesterday and it even currently are the app for Friday and Saturday we're gonna be in the thirty's and 40s tomorrow morning and highs after tomorrow and Saturday 5059. We won't even get sixty tomorrow and Saturday that Aaron how cold will be Saturday morning. Same thing thirties forties I we could do little frost on the nor sure bet at that 35 on the north Italy back into the winner column that Saturday morning there could be a little frost here there's no way and then we start warming up again. Which you were back up to seventy on Sunday I keep it rain free through Sunday but after rain will be back as early as Monday to sneak peek ahead to next week it looks like it could become wet and warm for much of Christmas. When it warm for Christmas week so if you like the cold and chilly yes really the next three days accidents all you get to at least for Disco. Anymore fronts on a distant. We now. These are all years as an increase that would separate front and it just for equals rather. And I thought Phoenix. I would just like you rain Korean fog free New Year's. Not always the case to Raleigh with it all yet. It went up to watch I'm not promising anything is out this year sponsor of. You have any interest in the force that weakens on wanna see the new Star Wars movie. And be seen all six of the others. Between any of the. Well I've seen on parts of my brother parts that's what. I think that's why another sign on. And it never was interest on what you look at you you kind of came in right after all the Star Wars mania you're born just a little to comply with tuchman. I'll. I don't know it's kind you know my brother younger than me. With wage in this war. Had a light sabers he had. He thank you for saying light Saber state like south boards sophomore he did he caught a light Saber early favorite kid he called water and then that he probably caught them. Like favors. Waterman. Alan. Column one of land and water. Never heard it at. There's a possibility that a cult like they are. Got a gap that he wanted to keep going to sleep tonight that it's 7 o'clock actually. Did tonight he's going to nights at the with his father he loves it okay if I am problem and giving it might see other people or more to me that's fair enough not taken his feet away from I heart. Art course. Hey you've always heard the phrase that the criminal always recent returns to the scene of the crime. And yet they did they just wanted to yet they wanna see the result of their criminal activity well a guy in Rochester Minnesota. Apparently took it to a new height. I television station was doing a live update out of Minnesota bank robbery. When police say the suspect returned and robbed a bank again he just returns. Now vote so that he took up and he either I'm guessing he knew that the TV station is doing a live report which and that is why motivation because he was trying to get attention. At that so here's a reporter doing a live chat and you've probably at some crazy things happen you what you're doing live shots. People come in mr. college payment of the company's background and talk to you live on the air of this reporter. Adam salads broke away from his live reports saying I've got ago I have to call 911 home with a. The man is suspected of robbing the bank two days in a row on both the robberies he presented and noticed escaped with money. And that. Criminal. Act and I thought I'd be in Mexico. Yeah I would bees. Yeah well it twice what they did pull him over and arrest him. South of Minneapolis. Hours later. Live on television that they think yeah I guess that is existing Mac on us now or is not rob any banks. I take it today. I enjoy that. Regular big play big plans an app is out today advocate Arabic now lavender from the pin point. I'm 53 day they'll in the early days of WWL prisoners and Steve Geller is here with WWL sports. Happy Friday. These Steve thank you Dave good morning everybody the saints defense remains at the bottom of the barrel in the NFL as they allow on average thirty point five points per contest. Seeking jurors Byrd says there really keep it on getting back to basics since Dennis Allen took over as the coordinator. Speaking now we're focusing on right now as a small things DeBoer didn't take care of themselves external you know that the fundamentals small things. And I believe showing definitely it's. The Florida lead people tried flexed its muscles against the lions offense Monday night that's averaging just eighteen and a half points in their last two games. The LSU men's basketball team is now five and oh at home after cruising past Gardner-Webb 78 to 57. Hour. I think this senseless happens broccoflower obliges it he's got a double double. A very quiet double bubble. Freshman Ben Simmons while doubled eleven points and twelve boards walking towards being led the tigers in scoring with fourteen. Eleventh ranked North Carolina improved to 82 on the season braced Johnson had a career 125 points and ten rebounds in the Tar Heels 96 to 72 win over Tulane. Over to the NBA we're pelicans not to bears' second road victory of the season winning 1041094. Need you to off. Brian Anderson came off the bench and scored 24 to lead the pals. Eric Gordon added nineteen while anti Davis scored seventeen with thirteen rebounds and China blanked the US women's soccer team won nothing in the superdome. It was IV one backs final game she is the career leader in international play for men and women with 184. Holes. Today at four all WWL it's the veterans for saints players show joined Pete Willoughby and murders and battery with special guest wide receiver Brandon Coleman. And don't miss it with a cajun cannon Bobby there goes QB QB with Drew Brees I'm Steve Geller and that your early morning look at sports. And I keep forgetting and it went all the way till Monday for the saints to play again now maiming and yet Sunday. To watch some football that doesn't involve the signs yet it actually is a nice. You know break from getting on the black and gold on a Sunday just because you get to soak in the rest of the NFL. And it really is great to see some of the better teams in the league getting me you know you get a feel love. What is like a Carolina or Green Bay or say the patriots Denver teams like that yoga deceit regularly because you're too good to the saints. Alternate view entertainment or sports and WWL. I'd text message to sedate them and gave them at the end of the City Council prepares to vote today and moving for confederate monuments from new world and labeling them made public. Nuisance. One person that I don't understand why people don't realize that those statues are offensive. It's like someone with a bid on statue in the yard and flying and whites it's black. As is I don't think the murderous thugs in New Orleans give a rat's but about some monuments pack most people don't know the true story behind the monument. And then there's this next estimates 7870. Remove the statues. And replace them with the council. Frozen in carbon a lot hon solo reference IC which he did there force awakens. Opens at 7 PM that night. You made a reference that tying it with the monuments all right well we'll continue to follow both stories for you the monuments and the fourth awakened here on WWL have a great Friday the.