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Windy Sunday

Cold front means windy weather Sunday


A cold front moving across the metro area Sunday morning brought brief periods of moderate to heavy rain that moved quickly out of the area this morning. WWL-TV meteorologist Dave Nussbaum says we'll see a fair amount of sunshine for the afternoon, but it will be windy.  Read more...
Teen Killed

9th Ward double shooting kills teen, wounds another


The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a double-shooting that killed a teenager and wounded another. Read more...
Tornado Watch

Tornado watch through 9 pm


The National Weather Service has posted a tornado watch for southeastern Louisiana through 9:00 p.m. A 30 percent rain chance continues for Saturday afternoon and evening. Some storms could be severe. Read more...
Election System

Schedler asks Trump to reverse Obama action on elections


Secretary of State Tom Schedler is asking President Donald Trump to reverse a last-minute decision by the Obama administration to designate election systems as critical infrastructure. The U.S. Homeland Security Department announced the move Jan. 6 with minimal notice.  Read more...
Young Candidate

18-year-old running for Gretna mayor


The majority of Gretna's elected leadership - the five incumbents on the City Council and the police chief - have each been automatically returned to office after no one filed to run against them last week. But things didn't go quite that way for Mayor Belinda Constant.  Read more...
New Exhibit

National WW2 Museum to host traveling propaganda exhibit


The National World War II Museum says it will host a traveling exhibition about propaganda from Jan. 27 through June 18. "State of Deception : The Power of Nazi Propaganda" comes from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.  Read more...

 
 
Suspect Dies

Suspect in double murder dies


An official says the suspect wanted in the killing of a Westwego police officer and woman in Marrero has died. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's spokesman John Fortunato said Saturday that Sylvester Holt died late Friday at University Hospital in New Orleans. Read more...
Deadly Tornado

Hattiesburg tornado tears through houses, flips cars


A twister has wreaked havoc on the Hattiesburg area of southern Mississippi. Four people were killed early Saturday when a tornado ripped through the area.  Read more... 
Cop Killer

Police: Suspect in double slaying in critical condition


A man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and a police officer was in critical condition after ending an hourslong standoff by shooting himself in the chest, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand. Sylvester Holt, 32, was threatening to jump from the CCC.  Read more...
Threat Ends

Morning rain moving out of the metro area


The line of showers and thunderstorms that had threatened the metro area is moving towards the coast and the threat of severe weather for the area is over. An earlier Tornado Watch expired at 7 o'clock Saturday morning. However, a 30 percent rain chance continues for Saturday.  Read more...
School Funding

Impact of charter school funding dispute delayed


State financing for more than 30 Louisiana public charter schools won't be disrupted next week. Superintendent of Education John White said a state appellate court late Friday delayed the impact of its ruling that money from Louisiana's public school funding formula can't pay...Read more...
Storm Watch

Severe weather threat through Satruday evening


We are watching for some nasty weather. "There is an enhanced risk for severe weather overnight into Saturday morning," according to WWL TV Chief Meteorologist Carl Arredondo.
He says the risk lasts until 8am.  Southeast Louisiana is under a tornado watch. Read more...
Cop Killer

Sheriff: Cop killer in critical condition


The man who allegedly shot and killed a pregnant woman and a Westwego police officer was hospitalized Friday night. Jefferson Parish Newell Normand says Sylvester Holt was in  in critical condition. Louisiana State Trooper Melissa Matey says Holt shot himself in the... Read more
Vandalism

Downtown buildings, NOPD vehicles vandalized, people arrested, in Trump protests


Violence erupted during a protest of President Donald Trump in downtown New Orleans Friday. Police arrested fifteen people. Read more...
Sylvester Holt
Sylvester Holt, bottom left, lays on a ledge of the Crescent City Connection Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in New Orleans. Holt was wanted in the connection with the shooting of his wife and a Westwego police officer. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Suspect's self-inflicted gunshot wound ends hours-long standoff on bridge


A tense, seven-hour standoff on the Crescent City Connection bridge with a suspected cop killer came to an end this evening when the suspect shot himself. Read more...
In Jail

State Sen. Troy Brown begins jail sentence for battery


Ascension Parish sheriff's authorities say state Sen. Troy Brown has begun serving a 38-hour jail term for domestic abuse battery. Read more...
New Orders

Trump tells agencies to ease health care burden


President Donald Trump has signed his first executive order as president, ordering federal agencies to ease the burden of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law. Read more...
Sylvester Holt
Sylvester Holt, left, is lifted off the ledge of the Crescent City Connection by an officer Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in New Orleans. Holt was wanted in the connection with the shooting of his wife and a Westwego police officer. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Suspect shoots self in chest


Police report the man who has been threatening to jump off the Crescent City Connection has shot himself.
Cop Killed

Westwego cop, pregnant woman, die in Westbank gunfire


A Westwego police officer was shot and killed early this morning and a woman he was trying to help is also dead. Read more...
Commuted

Obama shortens sentences for 23 inmates from Louisiana


In his last days in office, former President Barack Obama approved sentence reductions for 330 federal inmates, 23 of those are from Louisiana. Read more...
Fed Flood Aid

$1.2B Louisiana flood aid plan backed by recovery task force


Louisiana's flood recovery task force has agreed to Gov. John Bel Edwards' proposal to spend $1.2 billion in federal aid allocated by Congress, with most of the money targeted for homeowners. $935 million would pay for rebuilding and repairs from the March and August floods.  Read more...
Severe Weather

Severe weather a possibility for tonight and Saturday


There is a threat for severe weather which could produce large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes.  A disturbance aloft (upper-level low) will move across the state and this will help to set off some strong to severe storms.  Read more...

 
School Funding

Judge won't delay impact of charter school funding decision


A Baton Rouge judge has refused to stall the effects of a higher court's ruling that could stop financing for more than 30 Louisiana public charter schools next week. An appellate court ruled this month that the state's public school funding formula can't pay for charter schools created by BESE.  Read more...
N.O. Protest

New Orleans Trump protest: 'Jazz Funeral for Lady Liberty'


It was an oddly festive and uniquely New Orleans-style of protest: A brass band played mournfully as demonstrators lowered a replica of the Statue of Liberty into a black coffin and began wheeling it through city streets.  Read more...

 
Suspect?

Police action on CCC may involve suspected cop-killer


A large police presence has shut down the Westbank-bound Crescent City Connection. Read more...
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LSU Loses

Louisiana Tech and UNO keep winning while LSU loses again


Louisiana Tech improved to 6-1 in CUSA with an 81-57 victory over North Texas. UNO remains in first place in the Southland thanks to an 81-63 win over Central Arkansas. LSU lost their 5th straight, falling to Arkansas, 99-86.  Read more...

Falcons face Packers for NFC Title


Matchups for the NFC championship game Sunday between the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons:  Read more...

Pats vs. Steelers for AFC crown


Matchups for the AFC championship game Sunday between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots:  Read more...
 

T-Bob: A rallying cry to put an end to Falcons' Super Bowl hopes


Sir Ryan had been known to many through The League as a fine and respectable knight for many years, but nothing more. Thus few foresaw just how powerful he would become these last few months. Read More

Nets end 11-game skid by routing Pelicans 143-114


Brook Lopez and Bojan Bogdanovic scored 23 points apiece and the Brooklyn Nets ended an 11-game losing streak, routing the New Orleans Pelicans 143-114 on Friday night. Their 29-point victory was 11 more than their previous largest.  Read more...

NFL Championships: The Cajun Cannon & Big Chief make their picks


After an ugly Wildcard Weekend, football fans were treated to four pretty good games last weekend in the NFL Divisional round.  There have been a total of eight post season games played thus far. Read More

Steve: NFL releases date for Saints' game in London


We haven't even gotten to the Super Bowl yet and mock drafts are starting to roll out. We even got some schedule news this morning as the NFL announced when the Saints will play the Dolphins in London. Read More

Rodgers, Ryan at heart of NFC main event


Defense wins championships.  That's the old adage. And it's about to be turned on its head by either the Green Bay Packers or Atlanta Falcons.  The Packers finished 21st in points allowed. The Falcons finished 27th.   Read more...

Pelican's Davis to start in NBA All-Star Game


New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis will start for the Western Conference when the NBA All-Star Game tips of in New Orleans next month. Read more...

Jordan: LSU players could hear name early in the draft


LSU hasn’t had a player selected in the first round of the NFL Draft since 2014, but the two year drought will likely come to an end this year. Read More
 
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