Last Call: 5 things you may have missed on December 7

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — It’s getting late, and it’s almost time to close up for the evening. Here are some stories you might have missed today.

Terence Blanchard, John Cleary, The Revelers received Grammy nominations


Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift may have dominated the Grammy nominations this year, but New Orleans bands received some recognition too.

Wisner Blvd. Bridge to close for construction until spring 2017


On Thursday, December 10th, the City of New Orleans and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will begin construction of the new, $19.5 million Wisner Blvd. Bridge Overpass that runs parallel to Bayou St. John and connects Wisner Blvd. over Interstate 610.

Margaret Sanchez’s trial for Jaren Lockhart murder pushed back


Margaret Sanchez’s trial was supposed to begin Monday, but the judge decided to reset the trial date for July 11th. Sanchez’s lawyer, Anna Friedberg, requested the date change, likely because she’s pregnant.

4-year-old shoots himself in neck in New Orleans East home


A 4-year-old boy sustained a  self-inflicted gunshot to the neck inside of his grandparents home located in the 7300 block of Brevard Street.

WGNO’s ‘Exploding’ hoverboard story results in national fire warning

What's left of a hoverboard after an apparent explosion and fire in a Lafitte home.
What’s left of a hoverboard after an apparent explosion and fire in a Lafitte home.

The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) has issued a warning about hoverboard safety.


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