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Common Core

Dismissal sought for Jindal's anti-Common Core suit

An Obama administration lawyer told a federal judge that Louisiana's decision to use the Common Core education standards was voluntary, not coerced by the federal government.  Read more...
Gay Marriage

Supreme Court asked to look at La. marriage ban

Gay-rights advocates challenging Louisiana's same-sex marriage ban want the U.S. Supreme Court to review their case before it is heard by a federal appeals court.  Read more...
EWE Runoff

New 6th District poll shows Graves with big lead over Edwards

A new poll on the 6th Congressional District runoff shows Republican Garret Graves with a large lead over Democrat former governor Edwin Edwards. Read more...
Naughty Teacher

Teacher arrested for sending student nude photos

A Natchitoches Central High School teacher is free on $2,000 bond following her arrest for sending nude photos to a 17-year-old student.  Read more...
Child Rape

61-year-old Tangipahoa man arrested for child rape

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 61-year-old Joseph Underwood of Independence, Louisiana. Underwood was taken into custody Thursday without incident on charges of Aggravated Rape and Molestation of a 4-year-old juvenile.  Read more...
Senate Race

Cannabis group endorses Cassidy

An unlikely endorsement for Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy: a Louisiana pro-marijuana group is supporting the congressman's bid to unseat Mary Landrieu. Read more...
Common Core

Governor's Common Core lawsuit to be heard today

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's lawsuit against the federal government over Common Core will be heard in a Baton Rouge federal court today. Read more...
Call in Sick?

When to stay home from work if you are sick

Having to make that call to your boss is never fun when you are sick, which is why many go to work feeling under the weather. Read more...

Christmas New Orleans Style kicks off in the Crescent City tonight

The lights and the music all get the holiday started at six o'clock. Read more...
Bodies Found

2 bodies found in Lake Pontchartrain

Two bodies have been found in Lake Pontchartrain and New Orleans authorities say efforts are under way to determine whether they are the victims of a Nov. 12 small plane crash.  Read more...
Student Found

Missing Delgado student safe in New York

A Delgado Community College student from Arabi has been found in New York with family members. According to her father, 19-year-old Shroq Aziz has called to tell her mother that she was well.  Read more...

Ebola Scams

Ebola scam hits New Orleans

The Ebola scare is now the target of a new scam in the New Orleans area. Today it prompted a warning from the Better Business Bureau to watch out. Read more...
Youth Prison

DOJ: Terrebonne youth prison now safe for inmates

The Justice Department says changes at the Terrebonne Parish
youth prison now ensure inmates are treated properly.  On Wednesday, the Justice Department asked a federal judge to drop a lawsuit it filed in 2011 ... Read more
Coach Shot

2 arrested in slaying of football coach

Baton Rouge police have arrested two cousins in the shooting death of the West St. John High School quarterbacks coach in the parking lot of a nightclub.  Read more...
Heroin Bust

Heroin found in fire extinguishers on bus

East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies searching a commercial passenger bus with a K-9 unit uncovered nearly 16 pounds of heroin — all of it hidden in two fire extinguishers.  Casey Rayborn Hicks, a Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, ... Read more
Body Found

Body found in Lake Pontchartrain

New Orleans Police report a body found in Lake Pontchartrain this morning. Read more...
Flu Season

Flu activity on the rise in Louisiana

According to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, flu activity is on the increase in the Pelican State.  Dr. Frank Welch, Medical Director for the Immunization Program, says the state typically gets a late start on flu activity, but not this year. Read more...

NOPD looking for missing 19-year-old woman

New Orleans Police are asking for the public's help in finding a 19-year-old woman reported missing. Police say Shroq Aziz was last seen Monday morning, November 17. Read more...
Vote Fallout

Keystone vote fallout could hurt Landrieu in runoff

Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu did not prevail in her attempt to get the U.S. Senate to pass a bill that would authorize the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Read more...
Drone Business

Drones are becoming big business in Louisiana

According to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, the drone industry will have an estimated economic impact of $213 million dollars on Louisiana over the next three years and generate over 1,000 jobs. Read more...
Days Gone By?

Are vacations dying?

Americans only take half of their yearly paid vacation, according to the results of a Harris Interactive study. Employees, on average, only use 51 percent of their eligible paid vacation and paid time off. Read more...
Keystone Fails

No on Keystone pipeline, but GOP vows replay

In a combustible blend of oil and politics, the Democratic-controlled Senate rejected legislation Tuesday night to force completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Republicans vowed to resurrect the controversial issue soon after taking two-house control of Congress in January. Read more...

Senate fails to pass Keystone XL pipeline legislation

The Democrat-controlled Senate has defeated a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Read More
New Flights

New airline adds four non-stops to and from MSY

City of New Orleans officials and Allegiant Air today announced the low-cost carrier is adding New Orleans Armstrong International Airport to its list of destinations. Read more...
Gov't Phones

Vitter wants retired general to answer questions about cell phone program

Retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark is in Louisiana pushing the federal free cell phone program, despite complaints from Senator David Vitter saying it's a waste of tax payer dollars. Read more...
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Fantasy NFL

Steve: Sit Em or Start Em? Fantasy football, week twelve

Sit Redskins QB Robert Griffin III. RG3 is coming off a terrible performance against a bad Buccaneers secondary. Now he will go on the road to face the 49ers, who have been solid against the pass this season. With Griffin struggling, a road trip out west to face one of the NFL's best defenses doesn't exactly exude much confidence. Read More

Brees: Can't cry over spilled milk, we can play better

Saints Quarterback Drew Brees visited with the Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia Wednesday night for his weekly QB to QB segment.  “It’s been a disappointing 10 weeks.  We know that we can play better.  It’s about the next six games of the season starting with Baltimore monday night.” Read More 

Steve: Saints add WR Saunders

Saunders is already on his 4th ballclub after getting drafted by the NY Jets in the 4th round this year.  He played 3 games in New York and was then released, had a stint in Arizona, then made his way onto the Seattle Seahawks practice squad before getting snatched up by New Orleans. Read More

Kristian: Saints release Leonard, could be sign of health at RB

According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Saints have waived RB Brian Leonard, and added WR Jalen Saunders off the Arizona Cardinals practice squad.  Leonard was singed just last week, and appeared in the game against the Bengals this past Sunday. Read More

Steve: Know Your Enemy, week twelve - Baltimore

Drew & Krewe couldn’t drop 3 straight in the Dome… could they?  I’m so torn picking this game because I really don’t like the match-up for the Saints but cannot fathom a Sean Payton ballclub dropping 3 in a row at home. Read More

Kristian: Are the Saints on the same page on and off the field?

Saints Safety Kenny Vaccaro started a nice firestorm after the Saints loss to the Bengals Sunday. Clearly frustrated by the Saints 4 and 6 record, Vacarro said something that nobody else in the locker room would. Read More

Kristian: Loss of Brandin Cooks is tremendous

The loss of Cooks is tremendous.  The rookie wide receiver was becoming more and more of a factor in the Saints vertical passing game, and now that onus will fall on WR Joe Morgan.  Not to mention Cooks’ responsibilities as a punt return m

Steve: Cooks and Bush on IR, Saints sign 3 on defense

Saints rookie receiver Brandin Cooks' season is apparently over: Cooks' first season in the pros ends with 53 receptions for 550 yards along with 73 yards rushing and a total of 4 touchdowns.  He was the 20th overall pick in this past year’s draft. Read More

WWL NFL Podcast with T-Bob and Seth, week 12

On this week's edition of the WWL NFL Podcast, we discuss the rise of the Kansas City Chiefs, and because we just can't help ourselves, the argument over system quarterbacks continues to rear its ugly head. Read More

Adrian Peterson suspended without pay for remainder of 2014 NFL season

Adrian Peterson, the star Minnesota Vikings running back who had been facing child abuse charges, has been suspended by the NFL for the remainder of the 2014 season without pay. Read more...
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