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Worker Shocked

Worker shocked on bar roof


Officials say a construction worker's tool belt accidently came into contact with a high voltage power line Wednesday as he was working on the roof of Tracey's Bar on Magazine Street. Read more...
Campaign Cash

Cassidy has $1.3M for final days of Senate race


Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy has $1.3 million to spend in the final days of his front-runner campaign to oust Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu.  Read more...
 
Body Found

Body found in Central City garbage can


The New Orleans Police Department found the body of an unidentified female inside a garbage can in the rear of a house in the 3300 block of Danneel Street Wednesday afternoon.  Read more...
 
Reality Show

Another Louisiana family in a new A&E reality show


It's a north Louisiana-set reality show about a quirky family who works and plays together, and their last name isn't Robertson.  Meet the Busbices, stars of A&E's new series "Country Buck$."  Read more ...
La. Protests

Protesters demonstrate in several La. cities


Protesters rallied peacefully in several Louisiana cities in the wake of the Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of Michal Brown.  About 100 people marched through the streets of New Orleans Tuesday night, ... Read more
Flying Tips

Tips for holiday air travelers


People taking to the skies for Thanksgiving travel are urged to arrive early at the airport and follow the rules to help make the process as smooth as possible. Read more and check on the status of New Orleans arrivals and departures...
 
Spill Claims

Audit: Most BP oil spill claims handled correctly


A third-party audit of the oil spill settlement program finds the settlement program has correctly processed 99.5 percent of claims. The audit, conducted by Chicago-based McGladrey LLP, concluded the program is "well-designed and appropriate"... Read more
Replica Ships

Floating Columbus museums in Houma


Replicas of Christopher Columbus' ships, the Nina and Pinta, will be on display in Houma starting today.  The ships are floating museums educating the public on the type of ship that Columbus used during the age of discovery.  Read more...
Thanksgiving

What are you doing for Thanksgiving?


Today is the most traveled day of the year.  We asked people downtown how they're spending their Thanksgiving? "I go to my parents house and they get to see the grandkids and have a great time and eat lots of food," one woman said.  Read more...
New Hotel?

Committee OKs plan for new French Quarter hotel


Over the objection of some French Quarter residents, the Vieux Carre Commission's Architectural Committee gave initial approval to a plan to convert a vacant 19th-century riverfront building into the first new French Quarter hotel in decades.  Read more...
Holiday Travel

Most people traveling this Thanksgiving since 2007


AAA says more than 46 million Americans will be hitting the road to celebrate Thanksgiving, which is the most since 2007. "Let's don't make any mistake that the idea the past several months we've been seeing the lowest gas prices in almost four years... Read more
N.O. Protest

Protesters try to block expressway traffic in New Orleans


Dozens of protesters marched through New Orleans Tuesday evening chanting, "Don't shoot, hands up!" It was in response to a grand jury in Missouri refusing to indict a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in the city of Ferguson.  Read more...
Gay Marriage

Arkansas, Mississippi gay marriage bans overturned


Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals.  Read more...
Student Sex

Dufresne pleads not guilty in group sex case


A 32-year-old Destrehan High School teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student was formally charged Tuesday in St. Charles Parish with carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Shelley Dufresne's attorney, Deanne Williams, entered a not guilty plea... Read more
Teacher Sex

Teacher pleads not guilty in group sex case


The Destrehan High School teacher who was allegedly involved in a group sex scandal with a 16-year-old student pleaded not guilty in court today. Shelley Dufresne was also granted more freedom on the conditions of her bail.  The 34-year-old can now help her husband... Read more
Ferguson Reaction

Mayor Landrieu on Ferguson


The Mayor of New Orleans has sounded off on the situation in Missouri.  His office released the following... Read more
SWAT Standoff

Man with knife surrenders after holding cops at bay


New Orleans Police say they are in a standoff with a man who has barricaded himself inside an apartment on Canal near Claiborne. The suspect reportedly has a knife and is threatening to kill himself.  Read more...
New Exhibit

WWII Museum opening new pavilion in New Orleans


A bombed-out bunker with a digital battle mapping table and animated fighter planes soaring overhead gives an immersive look at strategic air raids over Europe during World War II. The simulated experience takes place inside a new 32,000-square-foot pavilion... Read more
Employment

Louisiana employment continues to set records


The state continues to set new employment records. Louisiana Workforce Commission Executive Director Curt Eysink says total nonfarm employment in Louisiana reached 1,988,900 in October, which is a new record high. Read more...
Unhealthy

Diabetes is costing Louisiana $5 billion a year


As the rate of diabetes continues to rise, new numbers show the disease costs Louisiana's five-billion dollars a year.  The study was conducted by LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center... Read more
Benson Donation

Saints owner donates $11 million to Hall of Fame


New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has pledged $11 million in donations to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Read more...
Tailgate Time!

Early morning, late kickoff for Who Dat Nation


It's practically a holiday weekend! Your New Orleans Saints play on Monday Night Football tonight, and the tailgating contingent of the Who Dat Nation is preparing for an all-day party. Read more...
Under Control?

In time for the holidays: the latest on binge drinking versus alcoholism


The holidays are fast approaching and for some, that meansdrinking socially with friends and family.  Contrary to popular opinion, the U.S. CDC says only 10 percent of adults who drink too much are alcoholics. Read more...
Text & Drive

Survey: More than a third admit texting and driving


A recent survey found drivers are still texting and driving, even though they know its dangerous.
In a State Farm survey, 52 percent of those polled admit they have talked on a cell phone while driving; and 34 percent say they have texted while driving.  Read more...
Holiday Cost

Cost of Thanksgiving dinner up slightly


It looks like your Thanksgiving meal will cost a little more this year, according to an informal survey by the American Farm Bureau Association. The average price for a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 will cost $49.41, 37 cents more than last year.  Read more...
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Steve: Know Your Enemy, week 13 - Pittsburgh


Well, my reverse jinx didn’t work picking the Ravens to win this past week.  Honestly, I don’t know if any superstitions or hexes can help the struggling Saints right now.  Read More

Deke: NFL Top Ten, week 13


The AFC North is like the SEC West and all of those teams are real good!  The Patriots are on a serious roll and the preview of the Super Bowl could be taking place this week in Lombardi Land.  Here is my top ten for this week in the NFL. Read More

Kristian: Vaccaro says "Lay off Rob Ryan"


Rob Ryan has gone from the toast of the town in New Orleans in 2013, to the whipping boy this season with the Saints off to a 4 and 7 mark and a defensive unit that is struggling to get off the field on third down, hasn't scored a defensive touchdown in two seasons and can't stop the run consistently. Read More

T-Bob: LSU should beat TAMU in great match-up


I don’t care if Porter is out and Pocic is at center.  I don’t care if the game is on the road.  I don’t care who plays quarterback.  TAMU has a terrible defense and the Tigers should be able to move the ball and score, bottom line! Read More

LSU looks to close out regular season on a high note


It's been a tough couple of weeks in Tiger Town, but LSU will look to bounce back and finish its regular season slate with a strong performance in a Thanksgiving night showdown at Texas A&M.  Read more...

Kristian: Pray for the Saints


In the mood for prayer? When you head to mass this week, have the Saints in mind.  The Saints are 4 and 7 and in a three game tailspin for several reasons.  The most important and obvious reason; they’re just not a very good team. Read More

WWL NFL Podcast with T-Bob and Seth


On this weeks edition of the WWL NFL Podcast we attempt to figure out whether or not the AFC North and the NFC South are the best and worst divisions in NFL history. Read More

Deke: CFB Top Six, week fourteen


OK and then there were two!  Two weeks left until the newly appointed and first ever college football playoff committee has to give the world their first and historic four teams that make the first ever playoffs. Read More

Saints vs Ravens


The New Orleans Saints struggled to stay in front of the Baltimore Ravens and ended the night trailing 34-27, their third straight loss in the Superdome. Click here to see the full gallery

LSU aims to avoid first 3-game skid under Miles


 Les Miles has never lost three straight at LSU's head coach. The Tigers, who returned to practice Monday after a weekend off, must win at Texas A&M on Thanksgiving Day to stop their current slide at two games and enhancing their postseason possibilities.  Read more...
 
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