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US Sen. Vitter bids farewell, says he was 'blessed' to serve


U.S. Sen. David Vitter called his tenure in Congress ``the greatest honor of my professional life,'' as he gave a farewell speech ahead of the end to his 12-year tenure in the Senate.
The Republican incumbent didn't run for a third term,  ...Read more

Man arrested after forcibly fondling a preteen victim


Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of 34-year-old Dean Keller of Thibodaux for alleged sexual battery (forcible fondling).  On Friday, November 25th, 2016, Dean Keller is accused of fondling the preteen victim under the victim’s clothing ...Read more
Possible Jurors

Jury selection begins in Saints star's death


Attorneys in the Will Smith shooting-death case are gauging potential jurors' attitudes on when it's appropriate to flee an aggressor and when it's appropriate to use lethal self-defense under Louisiana's ``stand your ground'' law.  Read more...
 
 
Next Year?

Time to look to the future, Who Dats?


Is it time to start thinking about next year, Saints fans? While there are some hopeful citizens of the Who Dat Nation -- chief among them, WWL's Bobby Hebert -- that the Saints can finish strong and get the help they need to keep playing into January, one expert sees hope in 2017. Read more...
Low Interest

Low early voting turnout for Louisiana's Saturday election


Early voting was sluggish in advance of this weekend's runoff election, with fewer than 6 percent of Louisiana's 3 million registered voters casting ballots.  About 171,000 voters cast ballots early for the Saturday election that will decide an open U.S. Senate seat and... Read more
Wanted Pimp

Cops searching for pimp wanted for human trafficking


"The NOPD is looking for a suspect wanted for human trafficking and aggravated assault," according to a news release. Investigators say that the victim reported the suspect kidnapped her and made her have sex for money. Read more...
Weather

Parts of the south from LA to GA could see stormy weather today


It will be a stormy day over portions of the Deep South from southeast Louisiana to southwest Georgia. Read more...
Approval

Gov. Edwards approval ratings highest since term began


A recent poll from Southern Media and Opinion Research finds Governor John Bel Edwards’ approval rating is at 63 percent. Read more...
Band Mates?

Solange looking for New Orleans-based musicians for her band


Solange Knowles is looking for New Orleans-area vocalists, guitarists and keyboardists to be a part of the singer-songwriter's new band. According to the website Saint Heron , the New Orleans-based artist on Thursday put out a call for vocalists and instrumentalists between... Read more
Will Smith Case

Hayes' trial in killing of former Saints star Will Smith set to start


Jury selection begins today in the trial of Cardell Hayes, accused in the shooting death of former Saint Will Smith in April. Read more...
Trial Begining

Trial set Monday for suspect in ex-Saint Will Smith's death


One car rear-ends another on a Saturday night. People argue. It escalates. Ten or so gunshots later, one driver is dead and the other waits nervously to give his side of the story to police. Conflicts settled by gunfire are tragically common in New Orleans but there was nothing... Read more
Citrus Bowl

LSU goes bowling in Orlando on New Year's Eve


The LSU Tigers are headed to Orlando for a bowl game. "LSU will play Louisville in the Citrus Bowl!" the Tigers posted. "Game time is December 31st at 10am. See you in Orlando."  Read more...
 
Murder Trial

Trial set Monday for suspect in ex-Saint Will Smith's death


The trial for the man charged with second-degree murder in the April 9 shooting death of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith begins this week. Jury selection starts Monday in the trial of Cardell Hayes, accused of killing Smith in a road-rage incident.  Read more...
Flood Claims

FEMA grants Gov. Edwards' request to extend claims deadline


Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says federal authorities have granted his request for an extension of the filing deadline for those affected by August floods to submit a proof of loss claim. Edwards said the extension will give flood victims more time to document their losses.  Read more....

Baby Shot dead in Marrero


The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office continues to investigate a Saturday shooting that claimed the life of a 10-month-old boy and left a man wounded in Marrero. Sheriff Newell Normand says officers responded to a call of someone shot at 2188 Caddy Dr. about 4:30 p.m.  Read more...
Deputy Shooting

Suspect identified in JPSO Deputy shooting


The suspect involved in Saturday's shooting of Deputy Nicholas Songy has been identified as 38-year-old Isreal Flores, whose address was an unknown. A relative of Flores told investigators he often stayed at his girlfriend's home at 1010 Severn Ave.  Read more...
Youth Speaks

Youth in Mike Yenni sexting scandal speaks out


The young man who received sexually explicit texts from Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni last year has broken his silence...and his anonymity. Alex Daigle, a 19-year-old student at Brown University and a Jesuit High School graduate, spoke to an online publication.  Read more...
Child Killed

Baby shot dead in Marrero


A shooting on the Westbank of Jefferson Parish Saturday afternoon killed a baby and seriously injured a man. Read more...
300th

New book to highlight New Orleans role ahead of 300th


A new book timed to the 300th anniversary of the founding of New Orleans is set to be published next year. Read more...

JPSO Deputy shot in Metairie, suspect killed


​A JPSO deputy has been shot in the leg in Metairie. According to sources on the scene, a Sheriff's Deputy was wounded and a Jefferson Parish SWAT unit has been deployed to search for the shooter. Sseveral roads are blocked near the area of Severn and W. Metairie Road.  Read more...
 
Senate Seat

Final Senate seat to be settled in Louisiana Dec. 10 runoff


One U.S. Senate seat remains undecided from the fall elections, in Louisiana. Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy is the front-runner in the Dec. 10 runoff against Democrat Foster Campbell, a state utility regulator.  Read more...
Last Day

Early voting for Louisiana runoff election ends Saturday


The weeklong period for voters to cast early ballots in the Dec. 10 election is nearing its end. Saturday marks the final day for early voting ahead of the runoff to decide who will hold a U.S. Senate seat, two U.S. House seats and dozens of municipal jobs.  Read more...
LGBT Rights

Closing arguments filed in dispute over LGBT-rights order


Lawyers for Louisiana's governor and attorney general have made their closing written arguments to a judge trying to decide whether Gov. John Bel Edwards' LGBT-rights protection order is unconstitutional.  Read more...
Gulf Project

BP to push ahead with big oil project in the Gulf of Mexico


BP PLC is moving ahead with a $9 billion oil project in the Gulf of Mexico after a cost-cutting redesign, a sign of confidence about future prices for crude. The UK-based oil giant announced it would continue with the second phase of its Mad Dog project off the Louisiana coast.  Read more...
Fed Flood Aid

Flood aid for renters, small businesses backed by task force


Louisiana's flood recovery task force is recommending a small slice of the disaster relief aid approved by Congress be spent on financial assistance to small businesses and renters. The Restore Louisiana Task Force approved the proposals Friday.  Read more...
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Leaving LSU

LSU RB Leonard Fournette to enter the NFL draft


LSU star RB Leonard Fournette made it official by announcing he will enter the 2017 NFL draft after the Tigers’ bowl game on December 31st.  Fournette made the announcement on Twitter and said he plans to play in the Citrus Bowl, despite a nagging ankle injury.  Read more...

 

Fournette to forego his senior season at LSU


LSU running back Leonard Fournette announced he will skip his senior season at LSU and be eligible for the NFL Draft next spring.  Read more...

Fournette - Leonard scoring photo (credit by WWL's Joe Marino)

Time to look to the future, Who Dats?


Is it time to start thinking about next year, Saints fans? While there are some hopeful citizens of the Who Dat Nation -- chief among them, WWL's Bobby Hebert -- that the Saints can finish strong and get the help they need to keep playing into January, one expert sees hope in 2017. Read more...

Brees: Saints lose to Lions was "our own fault"


What a difference a week makes.  The Saints were feeling pretty good a week ago at this time after crushing the Los Angeles Rams 49-21 in the Superdome, Sunday not so much. The Detroit Lions entered the Superdome and stymied the Saints high flying offense en route to... Read more

LSU headed to Citrus Bowl to play Louisville


The 20th ranked LSU Tigers will get a chance to spend the final week of 2016 in sunny Florida where they'll play 13th ranked Louisville in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on December 31st. It will be an early start on New Year's eve day as the game will kickoff at... Read more

New Orleans Bowl set


Southern Mississippi will face Louisiana-Lafayette in the New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 17. The Golden Eagles and Ragin' Cajuns are familiar foes, facing each for the 52nd time.  Read more...

LSU goes bowling in Orlando on New Year's Eve


The LSU Tigers are headed to Orlando for a bowl game. "LSU will play Louisville in the Citrus Bowl!" the Tigers posted. "Game time is December 31st at 10am. See you in Orlando."  Read more...
 

Trial set Monday for suspect in ex-Saint Will Smith's death


The trial for the man charged with second-degree murder in the April 9 shooting death of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith begins this week. Jury selection starts Monday in the trial of Cardell Hayes, accused of killing Smith in a road-rage incident.  Read more...

Tigers up 2 spots in week 15 AP poll


LSU ends a tumultuous season as a Top 20 team, moving up two slots in the last AP poll of the 2016 regular season. The Tigers started their season ranked #5, but quickly fell from grace after early losses that resulted in the firing of coach Les Miles. However, LSU made steady progress...Read more...

Saints players to support 'My Cause, My Cleats' campaign


This weekend the NFL is allowing players across the league to wear cleats supporting their foundations or charity of their choice. In the game Sunday against Detroit, twenty Saints players will be wearing unique cleats as part of the NFL's 'My Cause, My Cleats' campaign.  Read more...

 
 
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