Feb 27, 2014|
Dave talks about would you pay to cuddle, pot-eating dogs, and a women giving birth in the middle of the street
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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10 minutes after 5 AM it's the early edition -- WL for listeners on this the 27 of February 200914. Lock out the day before Friday don't come down Friday eve the last Thursday of February. And the last day switch over on -- about march on into march and winter coming back forgotten little brief visits is that the last slight man. I keep asking Orion argument for hours and no -- -- right into last. Has never again to the seventies and I think we've made him hit the eighties few days. Obviously that it's over Morgan. Not early and influential twenties. On the areas more yeah and remove people from the midwest there. -- around zero and below you talk about miserable. I mean he we're hearing it from all points north of yours that are already out it makes yes I'm on merciful. It's been rough rough winters. But we're getting closer and closer to putting it behind us like the seventies for the week auditors nuts are good or walk fifties today sixties tomorrow's seventies for the week. And it was Ole miss head who has interviewed windier callers had to have put on the big gold jacket or whatever -- out there a lot of people wanna of the parades and I think even more will be out there tonight even though will be kind of chilly. This evening it's it's cuddle in it's snuggle up and it whether that it's. Called not that's just it defines a warm audience. -- space it's the hard to get out of bad -- yeah there's that it is that if you can't find any one day you can cuddle. If you don't have that special someone warriors significant judgment and that the public. Dialog in him to get one of those rigs stuffed. Dogs were -- that would -- then I like this time. Mean go to -- Roseville California are really yes there's now a professional Cutler. How old. I've heard about that well remember they tried in Wisconsin. And the police were like all right yeah you go ahead and start McConnell business we're gonna vice there every day. Her posing as customers to make sure you're enact gas selling more than just hugging. Edward Bynum out and one minute all. He whether it was a negative publicity are really was a front for prostitution. The business in Wisconsin that you know what one activist -- yes I've decided that -- But over in California. They did it they opened yesterday as this news sacrament the -- connection. And they have five different models zone. Where you can go and owner Kelly Peters and then I think is one employee right now. Will 11 big room. Today I'm Regis if -- woman. Mountain sides of this while -- just one employee in it was so far is that she has plans at ten more if this is successful. And you go and you pay year. 49 dollars an hour. To be hugged. -- Holding hands. And regarding like spoon fashion -- -- that it again matches they. That -- looking things liquid ban against mark McKay -- really. And she says it with different about her. Coddling service is that there are cameras in the room. And all the rooms have wind. Says. The McCain come and take a look at he was gone on as he says now someone gets nose. Strategist army needed in this time it down again. Down. In India and if you don't have -- were a rubber -- to execute. This is just laid out of Ottawa. Cut all economic downing Connolly is -- stand and cuddle up that's what you wanted to. And and the prosecutor and in Wisconsin that we don't believe this because it was a woman man can't just coddle. He was insistent that coddling will now always leave exactly sexual aren't -- activity. So we'll see if in California. In Sacramento Roseville California. If they're able to just coddle. And it people are willing to pay 49 dollars an hour and a to be. And -- him -- you are you thinking about and our us that's a lot of traveling but -- -- Thanked the because of its successful if you get ten more employees ready to go. That it's not going cuddle and we'll -- And others is successful business model or not. But Sheehan says there's nothing to do with prostitution -- just think that you'll leave feeling refreshed and better the human touch makes people happy. You particularly wants to help the depressed and -- the sad and the lonely. But for -- -- just intensified. This moment as if it ends it cuddle. And it's 7870 tax. Will be back with more after this is your forecast all the way into the weekend and sports with Steve -- on this day before I game. 5:18 good morning I'm Dave Cohen thank you so much of -- part of the early edition of WWL first his bundle up we've got a cold start this morning. Now the skies are clearing we are going to see low rain chances for the next couple of days that's good news to hear for those parades and expect to see mostly sunny skies today. And heist later around 53 degrees now Evey time tends to be falling into the forties. And so that means heading to the rage you wanna heavier jacket bit overnight tonight downed -- thirty north of Philly and 37 on the south sort. But really mild tomorrow up to 65 on Friday and partly cloudy and 73 on Saturday. From the eyewitness -- forecast center I'm meteorologist -- With that north landed fifteen it's mostly cloudy and 34 in Slidell. Feels like 26. Actually freezing right now in Bogle -- and Hammond says there may be some frost on the North Shore. As we get one more win to re morning before we get into the fifties today sixties tomorrow seventies for the weekend. Man bring comments on China and those seventies when we get all of those super cruise rules. I've received -- super sports hero. -- for Friday happy Friday is happy Friday it was I wish I had clarity and we don't get any of them. -- -- him -- -- not Friday. Well I'm -- -- still about the pelicans and bad news the worse news -- -- team. Ellen and now they've lost five -- you know that's -- even happened it yeah -- got more bad news and sports. The pelicans tipped off their five game Mardi -- road trip with a 10 wait till 89 loss to the mavericks meanwhile has dropped their fifth straight game but that's not even the worst news. Spears Davis in the -- -- with a right hand couldn't get the member's bounce it and everything but go win. Davis has heard of the left shoulder is -- around the floor people would Dalembert to keep grabbing the left shoulder. Anthony Davis would leave the game before halftime with a left shoulder sprain that did not return the severity of the injury is not yet known. Well LeBron James will be a mass may have for the heat's game tonight as the reigning MVP. Will be sporting gear to help protect his broken nose king James tried out the protective mask in practice yesterday. -- has its hot uncomfortable improved to (%expletive) up Miami hosts the New York Knicks. Over to college hoops were LSU basketball earned its seventh straight SEC home victory. The 68 to 49 win over Texas and am. Drill markets about the Yankees. Your side markedly here glory Johnson three ball that's the. Freshman forward -- Martin led the way for the tigers with twenty points along with seven rebounds and the Cleveland Browns have bid farewell to one of the more popular players. The -- Jackson made sixty and then -- 96 starts for the browns and eight seasons. The team and player were unable to come to terms on a new contract for the 31 year old linebacker. Therefore on sports talk that deadline to place the franchise tag on NFL players as Monday. Should the saints used bears on Jimmy Graham and Steve Geller naturally morning and look at sports. I was 21 -- on Steve -- with you on your -- so we really don't know how bad Anthony davis' shoulders it is bad enough that he had to leave the gaming could not come back and play in the second. No he did come to the sidelines it was in a sling but there -- bit there at the team's only saying that he sprained left shoulder. And just this season as you know you hate this -- curse their bad luck this -- -- -- doesn't have any good book. Mean things. -- Anthony Davis. What they -- last. And I mean it was a close they were actually that in with the mavericks which I -- given much chance in this game. They were battling with the mavs Anthony Davis went out and that it just it was all downhill from there. It would. This this has been one of the worst. Seasons I can ever imagine or remember. -- -- for any kind of team I guess the question as this coach Mike Williams get past this season because of the injuries and all the other problems that plagued this team. -- it is certainly can -- in his new coach. Well but that's been a lot of the buzz everyone's saying that you know money's not getting the job done but I feel like the franchise will give him another shot just because. No Ryan Anderson no Jrue Holiday -- Jason Smith and now possibly. No -- Davis for an extended period of time again if we'll be -- extended but. A period of time but we'll have to let you go for now -- -- -- 25 minutes more sports here on WWL am FM and account. Back with your cold to start but much warmer in the end forecast after this. -- -- -- -- good morning I'm game how it's purely business every WL first news man it's the -- before Friday. And it's cold to start. Cool today 53 this afternoon that after starting off in the thirties early this morning but skies will be clearing and it's going to stay clear. For the next couple of days -- evening crates of beautiful tonight just a little on the chilly side temperatures will be falling into the forties. An overnight lows around thirty on the North Shore and 37 south of the late. Where up to 65 on Friday with partly cloudy skies and even warmer on Saturday with a few clouds highs of 73. From the amnesties forecast -- I'm meteorologist -- Tell -- bundle up this morning it feels like the Taiwanese all across the region it's 37. At the airport in Canada now feels like 28 feels like 27 at the -- Lakefront airport port -- 26 in Slidell. Where it's mostly cloudy and 34 degrees. Hammond and -- it's actually 32 right at freezing but feels like 26 or 27 degrees may have some frost out there north of the late this morning and out in the areas away from the cities to be ready for that. If feared getting out and about on this -- before Friday so -- in -- ruling. Yesterday from a federal court in Texas San Antonio. Where federal judge ruled that State's ban on gay marriages unconstitutional. So what that means is now that the US fifth circuit court of field right here in downtown New Orleans is gonna hear the appeal that case. Legal analyst Tim match there's a lot of work for us says. Every court so far that is look at this issue since the Supreme Court tennis changes the game. Has found that it is illegal to ban same sex marriage -- he expects the fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans do agree with the Texas court. And uphold the ruling. He -- with that will immediately then do is say. The constitutional amendment against gay marriage in Louisiana is also unconstitutional. So before the end of this year gay marriage could be lethal in Louisiana. To the supreme court's gonna have to finally -- -- that that fifth circuit agrees with the Texas court. -- that will throw out according to demand Louisiana's and I and image how you feel about that. -- -- this morning I'm Dave Cohen thank you -- the early edition of WWL first news so why are all of these federal courts. Overturning state bans on gay marriage legal analyst -- says it's because the lawyers for those states. Have not been able to present a compelling reason why it's in the State's interest. To outlaw. Same sex partners from getting married. That they tried the fertility debates saying hey. The purpose of marriages to promote procreation and child -- so two people of the same sex can't do that. That the promise that though is that the other side fires back OK so then shouldn't we ban people who are over the age of child bearing years from getting married to we -- people in their eighties to get married. That would be the same he says should we ban people are infertile or unable to have children from getting married. So that. That argument has failed in the federal courts they briefly tried to religious argument but. -- the First Amendment of the constitution. Took care of that and he said there's no religious argument that can be made it will hold up to constitutional Muster to -- so far states have not had any successful argument. On why gay marriage should be illegal. Carol is calling from Covington. Do you have any argument you think the courts would buy as to why gay marriage should be outlawed. Yet made it a back seat that they yell and to the Bible. And read it -- -- use. Yeah but the viral you can't use the Bible as evidence in court. I'm at bat thinking about what's -- -- heard it yesterday. Where there's Spain now -- took her out -- I guess I -- we try. You know that's what's wrong with the world today people had it all solved their malls. We appreciate the call Carol. But with the game marriages -- the entire United States causes some big legal change. In the coming weeks and months. But the strain appears to have left the station is barreling down. We'll keep talking about it here on them about the latest CBS news that next David -- at WW well for -- traffic weather together and what is wrong with people. Let their dogs get although there Merrill on -- over and over and over again. Which you pay 49 bucks now. 37 minutes after 5 AM it's the early edition of WWL first news it is February it is the 27 at this 2014. Saves the day before Friday welcomed Friday a key. One day closer to the big party Mardi -- week and Mardi Gras guide publisher Arthur hardy says the weekend action against. As -- right that's what he sat anonymous Thursday are OK and again it's that long holiday weekend begins today and goes till Tuesday. He's indicating that more and more. People will probably not be your work if in fact is that what he's indicated and I don't know -- maybe he's advocating I don't know if -- said he just said the Mardi Gras weekend actually begins today. Snow days ago with that triple that are uptown well we'll get his report coming up -- it would get this thing but in the meantime. Not a lot of people texting me saying that they're willing to pay 49 dollars and hours knuckles are really talking about yeah. The -- connection in California -- turning 49 dollars an hour and a spoon and cuddle her -- it's it's relaxing. Now. I know you mentioned that most of the rules of what you can do in the people will be watching you keep the clothes on our camera what do you do with your with your -- one's you hold hands. Or you hold or you -- okay. Particularly some caressing shoulders and -- and things like that it's really getting anyway Hedo. DP and everything stays above the ways than. Earth Day in the Gaza since that's with the -- -- a lot of our listeners I think are heading the second minute ago pay 49 dollars an hour call. It's another bar of the raised the quarterly -- as soothing and relaxing speaking of soothing and relaxing and Colorado. Where marijuana became legal for recreational noise or -- it ever January 1. Veterinarians. Are reporting a huge increase in the number of dogs under the influence of pot are carried. Saying that most of the time it's because they're getting into the baked goods that people always -- and -- blown it right up there knows -- may be some of that some -- into the real promise when the dog eats the brownies. Or the other. -- yeah. They said it's CHC concentration is much high year ended marijuana as baked into something. And they say it's not good dead dogs are coming in sometimes you know sometimes it has gone out of hidden and Killen but as an advocate to Monty -- coma. Let's not go and and if they a lot of it can kill. I'll know and -- don't know marijuana -- one zone dog it's not a funny thing not if it's in now -- -- dog doesn't know anything about you know. Taken it easy that this is now leave a plate of hash brownies out. And they all of their their galvanize a year ago he's you've got to marijuana Brody yeah. And the senate trying to -- encourage people while marijuana may be legal in Colorado this saying hey. What's your dog get into. Because it's not counted and one about the kids though you know that's the next thing OK if they're -- their dogs. Get into a man I guess after they've beaten one -- -- they don't care what happens when I had that and now. But what about if their kids the kids get an etiquette tips you need a brownie. Are they are a key unit as are your -- Can you go. And it's down on the caption. And the brownies sit there and guess with the kids can you -- I'd almost put money. On the -- within this year we're gonna have a story like that is -- bald kid that did something crazy or went crazy. Because they got him like a -- now the tide is turning now. Across the United States 51% of Americans now are in favor of legalizing all marijuana. Only 46%. Opposed while you nomination why someone would argue right away on the singer with the kids what about the blues' locker. You know and they get in the bottle of and that you know as a little different though little kid isn't gonna necessarily pick up a bottle if you -- face Crown Royal and just go to drink -- it that's one example men usually get them to stop. If they eat at -- easy out. And has all played a -- there are cookies baking and everything they are out and there -- -- -- -- -- case caught them making it and every K again I've. Marijuana -- marijuana brownies and so what's to keep kids from going to go to town needle thing if they don't know especially if they then and now unfortunately they want they get the -- they he'd beaten. So we'll keep benign yet but if you let your dog and it -- when they want. People file. Those supplies executive talked about twenty minutes more first news here -- WWL I am a famine that counts. Definitely your cold this morning -- meteorologist -- blocked now. -- -- from the Eyewitness News forecasts that are yet it's still yeah it is pretty feels like twenties every wearing out exactly answer. Yeah you told me I wanted to believe what I went our -- try to convince myself when we hit eighty last week that it was done. I know you're the only one that a lot of people say it's over work or outright -- I it to my hands again. Yeah I asked me again I have to know you don't people want to know to ask me again. You know it's not the last I got another one on the way next week wow this seven. -- That. It's now it's gonna be three. I'll take it on Ash Wednesday yeah yeah I mean it it can be chilly maybe even until like Friday right now yet. Now what would they acted here's the thing with the -- board seats we've had. Is that you know world that the -- -- that were -- that we had you know kind of crazy crazy cold what do you expect to see that. Kind of crazy for Mardi Gras this year just because we usually anticipate -- warmth the I would just like to kind of expected that I and pay it then we're. He's the votes are as to how cold -- it this morning. We are in that ferries on both deadly disease that angels are in the twenties it feels like when you think -- winds will die down it's it's not going to be. This breezy all day at high pressure and from the west and it. Keep went down pockets of -- -- -- -- roller coaster I'm on that and now -- do we get that worked at 58 the read today that warm day by any means it's gonna be you know cool day that -- parade this evening in the forties. But no threat of rain this -- for -- that's going to be clear temperatures report and it tomorrow even warmer yet -- up to 65 tomorrow -- separate tents in the fifties and then and then Saturday we're up to 73 and they -- out that's Santa -- are -- that you talk about the seven day forecast what is Monday like right -- still looking -- rain on Monday unfortunately Portland -- that's the Fries and it will bring some cooler weather and maybe even -- -- -- on Tuesday. Right up at -- it reach it's just 20%. Height 55. Maybe campus Monday night is the -- -- here it may be where were still too far away and just exactly that. But worry too worried for Ortiz and prettiest streets early Monday night to just keep an eye on that gets. That's an ID -- beyond the now she's not always the -- great news but she does he's just got to be honest folks. I'll get at least the next needs to be honest to have a stretch of four days really where we ought to -- it now gains Thursday Friday and it's an island went into that norm. Normally app that we're usually talking about at least you know a threat for India meander for pocket surfer you know so. Look on the bright side at least at the next several days free treatment. If you're gonna deliver a child where would you like to do it preferably. The hot then -- -- probably not a crosswalk of a busy New York street who all though. That's what a lot of people who are maybe but it's not at that actually seen at doctor won't -- Maybe -- -- New York City woman and her newborn are doing well after the baby girl made a surprise entrance on a busy streets. The hope whatever has happened this -- Monday afternoon on Manhattan's upper east side. According to reports the woman left her building to go to the hospital didn't make it and her dorm and tried to hail a taxi for a but the baby was not having any other it wouldn't wait on the woman. Squatted down the onslaught doorman. Delivered the -- Well apparently the baby just delivered itself. But just the fans who stopped to help this ports several people stopped to help can -- police and medics arrived. The woman offered scoffed curves and a woman offered scarves around -- It was called out there an ambulance to the mother and the baby to a nearby announcement on hospital spokesman says they went home yesterday. Is please. In the crosswalk I feel like there's an open -- -- yet that's gonna be and I think out of water birds. We have noticed her theatrical. And video out revealed that man. -- likely range Jake you know their baby Carolina hold important that I would like to have my baby out. The men in the nuts though mines crazy Yankee imagine you're going on the street there's a woman in the crosswalk and here's the thing and it of the -- this is totally -- -- typical New Yorkers haven't as -- and New York summit that as well. That as friendly maybe at some. Other city right. I wonder how many people is on the phone -- on just walking right past by you know what -- I met some people stopped to video. When did I help. Night tree hey look at this this is why don't. Creepy yeah Abbott has there are have you kind of at their own World Cup there there and -- it like it's worked it got very wonder and it be funny if -- is perfect people -- to. There's -- -- the -- okay back to the -- Very quick story I was in the last time I was in New York market now on the street it just got off the -- -- and one of those -- of people have been down a sidewalk when no one talks to recount. They just looked straight ahead and did undergo right someone's knee so I turned and said last year. The entire -- looked at me like I had three heads. -- what are you doing you don't talk to people on the street New York where you say that for the nope I was I was that some may all looked at me like I was. It just as I said atlas. And that New York orient it's a DB while the plumbing given birth thank Allah -- -- -- alive and -- Eyewitness News forecast a parade. Weekend we've been used on Thursday with an incredible trio braves have represented three sentence of -- lineage -- seventy flows roll up down. No took all three are starting fifteen minutes earlier this year in -- as a secret -- The knights of Babylon celebrate their 75 anniversary with a report this team and the salute to a recent. According to figure in the club's history the 259 tries 21 clothes and things are gonna explode as mule drawn and surround about Lambeau. Mass were created -- on by the Raphael academy. Room for those include Justin -- bracelets that night's most collectible rolled through their new LED 75 anniversary ring. The knights of chaos at a reincarnation of us -- moments with greater from a conservative suit in 1991 follow battle. Fast here almost two decorated for raw artists we've got sixteen floats 200 -- frontman in a parade that pokes fun at people and institutions. Castro's quote specific cards and cops flush or shield and two new top secret -- related throat. Lambeau traditionally featured in the recession then the 1030. Female member crew of views as follows when he -- close. For the AV units including several Barbara -- name female marching groups. And muses that -- books including shoes. That it was stated we are fiberoptic lines -- club produces incredible assortment of more than thirty improve local items. Debuting this year other Lambeau the first ever all female player vote for this aren't slowed the final one of the parade is one of best we were waiting for sport WWL radio and bodyguard died on Arthur hardy and. But that -- Sports on this day before Friday to say hello Steve gallons. Hello good morning everyone and then David hits just keep on coming for the pelicans. Not only -- team lose their fifth straight game one -- 89 in Dallas but the face of the franchise was also forced to leave the game early with an injury. Anthony Davis to have Bradley Miller shoulder his strides in front of us. And heads for the pelicans locker room that's not a good sign last thing that kills -- to see. Davis exited the game with four minutes left till halftime and did not return. Word from the team is that he suffered a sprained left shoulder of the severity is not yet known. As the -- play again tomorrow night in Phoenix. A -- LeBron James will return to the Miami Heat lineup tonight against the New York Knicks. James tried out to -- your practice yesterday as a means to protect his nose that was broken last week in the game against Oklahoma City. The injury forced him to sit out Sunday's win over Chicago. Well if only LSU basketball could play all their games at home. The tigers won their seventh straight the maverick senator 68 to 49 over Texas a and M. Portable picks back -- the park or download the locked up shotgun. All our. Freshman drill more and scored twenty points on seven of nine shooting or Johnny O'Bryant the third added fifteen points and nine rebounds. And angels star Mike Trout has agreed to a one year one million dollar contract with the team. The two sides are thought to be working on -- long term agreement worth around 150. Million dollars. Trout was second again to Detroit Miguel Cabrera and MVP MVP voting last year. He -- 323. With 27 homers and 97 RBIs and 33 steals. Today four on sports talk that deadline to place the franchise tag on NFL players is Monday. Should this used -- on Jimmy Graham. I'm Steve Geller with your early morning in the export do you think the Pentagon you have to tag Jimmy -- meeting -- come to an agreement before that it is thanks miles. You know all the reports that we've been hearing from. I would think his agent leaking this out to us is that. The two sides are far apart in the long term deal. And we could be headed towards the franchise tag unfortunately and then we'll see what happens with a grievance but I don't know. That he'll do to win that case for the things you think we'll tagged him Ingram on before Monday. Yeah I think Monday will be will be hearing that there -- saying things he will remain has seen sir. And lest they could franchise tag him and then potentially treating him but I don't see that happening. -- I see you come back with our sports and fifteen minutes here on WWL I am a famine that. I would startup called -- thirties. Feels like twenties on both sides of the lake. Your Thursday mainly sunny sky and staying chilly highs this afternoon 53. And that's why we'll see evening Temps dropping into the forties have your head about the -- probably wanna heavier jacket again. Then mainly clear tonight thirty north of the lake with a light freeze. 37 on the South Shore but the warm up really begins tomorrow 65 and partly cloudy on Friday. By Saturday we're back up into the lower seventies. From the Eyewitness News forecast center and he'd -- to slop. -- 37 at the airport in -- feels like 28 Slidell 34 feels like 26 we've been talking about one federal court after another has been striking down bans on gay marriage. It happened yesterday in Texas. And our legal analyst -- -- says. If the US fifth Circuit Court of Appeals here in New Orleans uphold that Texas ruling which he expects they will. That gay marriage will also become legal in Louisiana. That by default. Louisiana's gay marriage ban approved by the voters will be struck down as well -- the writing is on the wall. And that none of the defenses so far that are presented in court. Have held up to constitutional Muster. One person called it and said well the Bible says it's wrong so you should be able to use that as evidence in court. Some texted me and it's 7870 and says while that's not admissible why you swear on the Bible when you take. The oath in court if you can't use the Bible. As an argument -- if this -- on it because originally they couldn't find it dictionary. And I know that their absolute Tommy Tucker good for the next for the public -- could be talking about cellphone usage in schools those and those.