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New Orleans is 14th best city to start a business

Yet another accolade for the Crescent City...and this one has nothing to do with food or fun. Michael Hecht, President and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc., says a study by personal finance website, WalletHub, is serious business.  Read more...
La. Voters

Voters around Louisiana OK 49 taxes, nix 10

Voters in 28 parishes around Louisiana considered nearly 60 tax measures, and the vast majority passed. New or renewed taxes include one for libraries in New Orleans, a $175 service charge for a Bastrop fire protection district, and four for Rapides Parish schools. Read more...

Fatal Shooting

New Orleans Police investigating New Orleans East murder

The NOPD is investigating a fatal shooting that claimed the life of a 45-year-old man. The victim was discovered inside of his residence located in the 7800 block of Chef Menteur Highway around 11:15 a.m.  Read more...

At Odds

Analysis: Jindal at odds with business after years as allies

Gov. Bobby Jindal spent the first seven years of his terms in office giving millions of dollars in tax breaks and subsidies to attract businesses to Louisiana, touting those efforts around the country as fueling job creation and an economic development boom.  Read more...

Sunday Murder

Sunday shooting death in N.O. East

New Orleans Police are investigating a fatal shooting in New Orleans East. Officer Frank Robertson says it happened in the 7800 block of Chef Menteur Highway, before noon Sunday.  Read more...
Jazz Fest

What to see on closing day of New Orleans' Jazz Fest

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is wrapping up its last of seven days of music, food and culture. The festival Sunday features nearly 60 musical acts performing on 10 stages.  Read more...
Sunday Shooting

French Quarter Shooting

New Orleans Police say a 28-year-old man was shot in the French Quarter early Sunday morning. According to police, the shooting occurred about 1:30 a.m., near the intersection of Bienville and Decatur streets.  Read more...

Lake Rescue

3-year-old rescued from Lake Ponchartrain

New Orleans Police say a 3-year-old girl was rescued from Lake Pontchartrain Saturday night after falling in the water.  Read more...
School Change

Historic change in governance for a New Orleans school

Symbolically, it's one of the most important things to happen to public education in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina hit nearly 10 years ago. And, if it goes smoothly, hardly anyone should notice.  Read more...
Shooting Death

Central City shooting becomes a fatality

The victim of a Saturday morning shooting in Central City died Saturday night. The unidentified 36-year-old male was shot in 1900 block of Sixth Street just after 7 a.m. Saturday.  Read more...
Election Day

Tax proposals dominate New Orleans area ballots Saturday

New Orleans-area voters are headed to the polls today to decide on an array of tax proposals. Orleans Parish residents will vote on tax proposals for libraries and the parish jail. A number of issues are on other area ballots. Read more...
Carnival Theft

Vintage Mardi Gras pieces missing from Tulane collection

A collector and dealer says hundreds of vintage Mardi Gras badges, invitations and other memorabilia are missing from a Tulane University collection. Rafael Monzon says they could, as a group, be worth $250,000 or more.  Read more...
Paternity Test

La'el Collins to take paternity test, meet with police next week

Baton Rouge Police say the infant child of murder victim Brittney Mills has died. It is reported that former LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins plans to take a paternity test to learn if he was the father of the child.  Read more...
I-10 Shooting

Saturday morning shooting on I-10

New Orleans Police are investigating an early Saturday shooting on the interstate. According to the NOPD, an unidentified man was shot multiple times inside a vehicle on I-10 East near the Orleans Avenue Exit.  Read more...
Body Found

Body of missing boater found in Ascension Parish

The body of a missing boater from Prairieville has been found by search and rescue teams along Bayou Manchac in Ascension Parish more than three days after crews first tried to find him.  Read more...
Smothered Child

Lafayette woman gets 10 years for smothering baby

A Lafayette woman who pleaded no contest to manslaughter in the smothering death of her baby has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Raven Senegal, 21, received the minimum sentence in the death of Miracle Senegal, who was almost 6 months old.  Read more...
LSU Wins 11-4

LSU wins 11-4 over Mississippi State

The LSU Tigers scored 4 runs in the top of the 4th and 4 more insurance runs in the 9th to beat the Mississippi State Bulldogs, 11-4 in Starkville. The Tigers will try to sweep the series tomorrow afternoon. Read more...

Permanent Ban

Ex-Rep. Jefferson permanently loses Louisiana law license

Louisiana's Supreme Court has formally revoked the law license of a disgraced former congressman. Friday's ruling revokes former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson's license to practice, and permanently prohibits him from being readmitted in the state.  Read more...
Musical Ends

"Duck Commander Musical" in Las Vegas to fly away in May

A flying duck in West Monroe, Louisiana might have a longer life than the "Duck Commander Musical'' which debuted in Las Vegas two weeks ago.  Read more...
Katrina Flood

Judge: US govt. liable for some Katrina flooding

A judge in Washington has ruled that federal authorities are liable for some of the catastrophic flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina and other storms, flooding blamed on a now-closed navigation channel. Read more...
Gas Prices

Gasoline prices, up or down?

What's going on with gas prices? It seems that it wasn't that long ago that New Orleans area motorists were enjoying some really cheap gasoline but now it's inching closer to $2.50 a gallon. Read more...

St. Roch market vandalized

The St. Roch market is open today, despite some vandals cracking windows and splattering paint and graffiti on its exterior. Read more...
Common Core

Jindal administration doing secretive review of testing plan

Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has increased scrutiny of the education department's testing contracts, as the two sides remain in a dispute over the Common Core standards.  Read more...
Teacher Sex

Ex-Thibodaux teacher sentenced in having sex with student

A former Thibodaux High School teacher has been sentenced to a year of probation for having sex with a then 17-year-old student. 25-year-old Celeste Bergeron pleaded guilty this week to two counts of prohibited sexual contact between an educator and student.  Read more...
Too Young?

Bill to ban suspensions and expulsions for K-3

A bill that passed out of Senate Education would prohibit the suspension or expulsion of a student between Kindergarten and third grade, unless the child posed a threat to the safety of the school.  Read more...
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Saints trade up for Georgia CB Damian Swann

The Saints opted to ship this year's 6th round draft pick as well as a 2016 6th rounder to the Washington Redskins of the 167th overall pick in round 5.  The Black and Gold used that selection to select Georgia CB Damian Swann. Read More

Saints pick OLB Davis Tull, DT Tyeler Davison

The Saints continue to beef up their defense in the fifth round, adding OLB Davis Tull out of Tennessee Chattanooga and Fresno State defensive tackle Tyeler Davison. Read More

Saints nab QB Garrett Grayson - is he the next Drew Brees?

With the 75th pick in the NFL draft, the Saints have selected Garrett Grayson, quarterback from Colorado State.  He is one of the few in the draft who actually knows how to take snaps from under center and run a huddle. Read More

Bobby: Kikaha will be a household name for Saints

How do WWL's resident pros feel about the newest member of the Black and Gold? Bobby Hebert, Mike Detillier and Hokie Gajan all like the pick a lot and are eager to see what he can do for New Orleans. Read More

Saints pick OLB Hau'oli Kikaha in round two

With the 12th pick of the 2nd Round, the 44th overall, the New Orleans Saints selected Hau'oli Kikaha, an OLB out of Washington. Read More

Mayweather wins anticipated fight vs. Pacquiao

 Floyd Mayweather Jr. was money once again in the richest fight ever. Mayweather used his reach and his jab Saturday night to frustrate Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in their welterweight title bout. Read more...

T-Bob: Saints fans should be extremely excited about Davis Tull

With the 148th pick the Saints chose outside linebacker Davis Tull out of UT-Chatanooga and if there is one guy that was chosen today that Saints fans should get excited about it is Tull. Read More

American Pharoah wins 141st Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah has won the 141st Kentucky Derby before a record-setting crowd at Churchill Downs. Victor Espinoza was aboard for his second straight Derby win, and third overall. Read More

Resident pros: Saints are not rebuilding - they are reloading!

The 2015 NFL Draft is in the books, and after three days of analysis and inspection, WWL's resident pros are all on the same page - the Saints are set for a great year, but it's up to the Who Dat Nation to hold their feet to the fire. Read More

Saints use draft to double down on defense

The Saints took not one, not two, but three defenders in the 5th round.  They stood pat with their original two picks and then traded back into the end of the 5th to take one more. I love what the Saints did in this round.  By the 5th round, you're not going to get any immediate impact guys. Read More
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