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Oil spill research grant program gearing up


The National Academy of Sciences expects to start taking applications this fall for the $500 million assigned to the 30-year research program set up as a result of criminal settlements from the 2010 BP oil spill.  Read more...
 

Developers moving north in Terrebonne


Development in Terrebonne Parish is heading to higher ground. Developer Henry Richard says the focus has shifted to Terrebonne's northern areas.  Read more...
 

Tangipahoa cracks down on sign thieves


Tangipahoa Parish officials have launched a crackdown on traffic sign thieves.  Read more...

Report: 144 die in Louisiana workplace accidents


A new federal report says 144 people died in work-related accidents in Louisiana in 2013. The data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries shows the total was down two deaths from 2012.  Read more...
 

Louisiana health insurance program still hemorrhaging cash


The health insurance program that covers Louisiana state workers and public school teachers is expected to spend $7 million more a month than it receives during this budget year.  Read more...
 

Judge: No evidence police shooters involved in second shooting


An Orleans Parish judge says there's no evidence supporting police claims that two men accused of shooting a New Orleans police officer were involved in a shooting at a party five minutes earlier.  Read more...
 

DHH: 1 new death among 11 new West Nile infections


State health officials report 11 new cases of West Nile virus, including one new death in Louisiana that brings the total number so far to five.  The Department of Health and Hospitals said Friday the new infections increase this year's total to 103.  Read more...
 

New indictment against ex-BP exec


A federal grand jury has issued a new indictment against a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  Read more...
 
EJ Shooting

19-year-old shot Friday night near Joe Yenni Stadium


A 19-year-old male was shot in the arm near East Jefferson High School Friday night, where a high school football game between East Jefferson and Bonnabel high schools had just ended.  Read more...
 

Louisiana jobless rate rises even as more have jobs


Louisiana's unemployment rate jumped again in August, as job seekers flood into the labor force faster than they can find jobs.  Read more...
 

OMV leader says work ongoing to cut wait times


The Office of Motor Vehicles says it's working to shrink wait times for people renewing their driver's licenses and registering their vehicles.  Read more...
 
EJ Shooting

Shooting near East Jefferson High School campus


One person was shot near the East Jefferson High School campus as a football game was wrapping up Friday night. An email from the sheriff's office says, "male victim, non life threatening injuries."  Read more...

Suspected Bourbon Street shooter gets reduced bond


Bond has been substantially reduced for Trung Le, the man suspected of firing shots on Bourbon Street that left one person dead and several others injured in late June.  Read more...
 

NOPD may get new vehicles, updated technology


The New Orleans Police Department could be getting $4 million back from the city just a month after the money was taken to help the city pay the judgment in the firefighters' pension case.  Read more...
 

Maness slams passage of government funding bill


Republican candidate and tea party favorite Rob Maness criticizes his opponents in the U.S. Senate race for voting for legislation that continues funding the federal government and supports President Barack Obama's strategy against Islamic state militants.  Read more...
 
Obesity Rate

Louisiana no longer number one for obesity


According to the latest fat report, Louisiana is making significant progress. It is no longer number when it comes to obesity. The annual survey by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has Louisiana now at number six in the nation. Read more...
Favorite Sport?

Pro football is a fan favorite


The favorite sport of Americans remains Professional football, and is followed by Major League Baseball, College football third in a recent poll. Nationwide, over one-third (35%) of adults who follow at least one sport say professional football is their favorite sport... Read more
WHO DAT?!

Who Dat Nation looking forward to first home game of 2014


Your New Orleans Saints finally return to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this Sunday, after opening the season with two straight road losses. The Who Dat Nation this morning is looking forward to the Saints getting halfway out of the hole. Read more...
No Vacation?

America a 'No-Vacation Nation': wired, tired and not taking time off


Surveys find that 40 percent of American workers leave vacation days unused - three to seven days on average. Why do we do it? Tulane Business Professor, Mark Rosa, says part of the reason is fear. "People don't want to take off. They're worried about their jobs... Read more
Killed Mom?

Daughter, boyfriend accused in JP bludgeoning death


The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a 34-year-old woman from Terrytown, Louisiana, and her 26-year-old boyfriend have been arrested in Virginia and are accused of killing the woman's mother in Louisiana.  Read more...
Big Swing?

Analyst skeptical of poll showing Landrieu losing support


A new poll conducted by Fox News shows Republican US-Senate candidate Bill Cassidy with a substantial lead over the incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu in a head-to-head match-up. The survey shows Cassidy with 51% of the vote and Landrieu with 38%... Read more
4 Years Ago

Fourth anniversary of capping the BP well


Four years ago today workers were able to cap the BP well that created the largest environmental disaster in the history of North America. Executive Director for The Coastal Protection Restoration Authority, Kyle Graham, says, four years later, most of the oil has been removed... Read more

Federal agency can look at rig owner's role in BP oil spill


A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a federal safety board's right to investigate the role of Transocean Deepwater Drilling Corp. in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.  Read more...
 
Beating

Suspect, person of interest, sought in French Quarter beating


New Orleans Police want to know the identities of a couple of men involved in a French Quarter aggravated battery. It was caught on tape Tuesday night. Read more...
Belly Fat

Belly fat is on the rise


A government study says Americans bellies are expanding for both men and women. Read more...
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Deuce McAlister sizes up RB's & Saints D


As the Saints prepare for the Minnesota Vikings, a few questions circle this team after a 0-2 start. Former Saints running back Deuce McAllister chatted with Kristian Garic & T-Bob Hebert on 3WL’s “Double Coverage” about the current state of this New Orleans Saints.  Read more...
 

Mississippi St. stuns No. 8 LSU, 34-29


Dak Prescott highlighted a dynamic performance with two touchdown passes and 56-yard scoring run, and Mississippi State held off a wild rally by No. 8 LSU for a 34-29 victory Saturday night that snapped the Bulldogs' 14-year losing streak in the series.  Read more...

Deke Bellavia - Saints vs Vikings game preview


After just 2 regular season games, both the Saints and Vikings are facing a lot of heat.  The entire world is watching Minnesota's every move ever since their star player RB Adrian Peterson became of the eye of the NFL's domestic violence (child abuse) storm.  Read more...

Saints four players will miss Dome opener with injuries


When the New Orleans Saints play the Minnesota Viking in the home opener for the Black and Gold, they will be without the services of running back Mark Ingram, linebacker David Hawthorne, safety Marcus Ball and fullback Erik Lorig.  Read more...

Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'


Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. Read more...

NFL to partner with violence hotline


The NFL is partnering with a domestic violence hotline and a sexual violence resource center. Read more...

Steve: Inside the SEC - Week 4


Hallelujah! Conference play begins for most teams this week and the headline game has the Gators chomping their way into Tuscaloosa looking to take a bite out of the Tide. Three teams are idle as Ole Miss, Tennessee and Kentucky are off. Time to go Inside the SEC.  Read more...

GAME PREVIEW: LSU hosts MS State in a pivotal SEC battle


Welcome to Southeastern Conference territory, LSU. The Tigers (3-0, 0-0 SEC) are finally set to begin league play, hosting Mississippi State (3-0, 0-0 SEC) in what should prove to be a pivotal early-season matchup in the SEC West.  Read more...

Pro football is a fan favorite


The favorite sport of Americans remains Professional football, and is followed by Major League Baseball, College football third in a recent poll. Nationwide, over one-third (35%) of adults who follow at least one sport say professional football is their favorite sport... Read more

QB to QB: Brees expects valiant effort from Vikings


The Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert and I held our weekly interview with Saints QB Drew Brees on Sports Talk.  “It is a thin line between being 0-2 and 2-0. We feel like as a team we have made the necessary corrections and look forward to getting back on the field this week,” Brees said. Read More
 
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