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Pedestrian killed on I-59 in St. Tammany


Louisiana State Police say a belligerent passenger in a car became a highway fatality Saturday morning. At approximately 6:30 a.m. Saturday, troopers investigated a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on Interstate 59 near Pearl River.  Read more...

 
Teen Shot

Mandeville teen injured in accidental shooting


An accidental discharge of a firearm has left a Mandeville teenager in the hospital and another facing criminal charges. Just after 9 p.m. Friday night, police responded to the report of a shooting at a residence in the 100 block of Carroll Street in Old Mandeville.  Read more...
 
Freeh Suit

Louis Freeh seeks end to lawsuit in BP oil spill claims case


The ex-FBI chief now serving as a watchdog over BP oil spill settlement claims is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed against him by an attorney once involved in the claims process.  Read more...
 
Peralta Probe

St. Bernard Parish President Peralta targeted by East Baton Rouge grand jury


The attorney for St. Bernard Parish President David Peralta says his client is now the target of a new grand jury probe underway in East Baton Rouge Parish.  Read more...
 
Witness Names

Judge won't make cops reveal witnesses in Bourbon Street gunfight


The lawyer for a man arrested in connection with a deadly shooting spree last year on New Orleans' Bourbon Street has lost his latest request to get identities of witnesses.  Read more...
 
Cop Fired

New Orleans Police officer fired for off-duty fender-bender fight


A 25-year police veteran has been fired for an off-duty fight after a minor traffic accident, although he was acquitted of battery in September.  Read more...
 
CBD Shooting

Canal Street shooting suspect faces attempted murder charge


A woman was shot in the head and critically injured Friday afternoon inside a Chinese restaurant on Canal Street at Elk Place. New Orleans Police have the suspected gunman in custody and witnesses claim a family dispute over money sparked the incident.  Read more...
 
Pelicans Wager

New Orleans and Oakland mayors wager on NBA playoffs


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf have made a friendly wager on the NBA playoff series between the Pelicans and the Golden State Warriors.  Read more...
Levee Work

Sales tax would pay for levee work in Lafourche Parish


Early voting for the May 2 election starts today, April 18th, and voters can decide whether to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase for levee and drainage improvements in north Lafourche.  Read more...
 
Woman Shot

Police: Woman shot after argument in New Orleans restaurant


A woman was shot and critically injured Friday at a small restaurant near the French Quarter, police said. Investigators think the victim and suspect knew each other, Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said.  Read more...
Secret Spill?

Senator: Decade-old Gulf oil leak is 'unacceptable'


A U.S. senator from Florida is pressing federal officials to disclose technical data and other information about a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, after an investigation by The Associated Press revealed evidence that the spill is far worse... Read more
Left Untreated

USDA: Louisiana lab let monkey's broken arm go for days


Keepers at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's primate lab broke a monkey's arm while moving her and her baby, and the injury went untreated until after an X-ray five days later, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture complaint.  Read more...

 
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Shooting at Canal and Elk Place


New Orleans police are investigating an apparent shooting at Canal and Elk Place, near Rampart. Witnesses say one person was shot inside the China Wall Restaurant at that location. Read more...


 
Jindal

Jindal gets high favorability numbers in New Hampshire


A new poll on the Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire says Governor Bobby Jindal is someone to keep an eye on after receiving the best favorability rating out of all the presidential hopefuls. Read more...
Immigration

Appeals court hears arguments on Obama immigration action


As advocates for immigration reform and workers rights rallied outside, federal appeals judges today peppered lawyers on both sides with questions in a fight over President Barack Obama's move to shield millions of immigrants from deportation. Read more...
Funny Money

Police: Fake currency in circulation in 1 Louisiana parish


Fake money is in circulation throughout Ascension Parish.  It's reported people have been spotted on surveillance using counterfeit 10 and 20 dollar bills. On Thursday, St. Amant investigators interviewed those from the video ...Read more
Corruption

Louisiana ranked as 8th most corrupt state


A new survey listing the most corrupt states in the nation may raise some eyebrows in Louisiana. A poll conducted by Monmouth University found that respondents listed Louisiana as being tied for the 8th most corrupt state. Read more...
Revenue Loss

Port Fourchon copes with reduced rents


Port Fourchon is adjusting to a nearly $2.9 million expected drop in its gross revenue because of a 20 percent discount it is providing on land leases to help struggling oil and gas companies.  Read more...
 
Oil Layoffs

Schlumberger announces more layoffs


Oilfield services giant Schlumberger has announced plans to layoff approximately 11,000 additional employees due to the reduction in oil prices.  Read more...
Fest Schedule

Essence Festival's night-by-night schedule released


The 2015 Essence Festival's schedule has been released and single-night tickets are now on sale. The annual event in the Superdome will kick off July 2 with comedian Kevin Hart's What Now? Tour also featuring Trey Songz and Christian rapper Lecrae.  Read more...
 
Deputy Murder

Ex-deputy seeks new trial in Houma murder, standoff


Officials say a former Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputy convicted of killing a young mother while holding his estranged wife and four other women hostage in a 1996 bank standoff is expected to again appeal his sentence next week.  Read more...
 
Immigrants

Appeals court to take up Obama's immigration action


Appellate judges today are to considering whether to lift a temporary hold imposed by a federal judge in Texas on President Barack Obama's executive action seeking to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.  Read more...
Causeway Safety

Quest continues for safer causeway


Ideas to make the Causeway Bridge safer get more testing today. Read more...
Pels Stuff

Sales of Pelicans merchandise picking up


The Pelicans first playoff game since 2011 is tomorrow in Oakland against the Golden State Warriors, and they'll be back at home next Thursday. So has Pelicans merchandise been selling?  Read more...
More Termites

Formosan termites on the rise in Louisiana


The number of Formosan subterranean termites are rising in Louisiana and homeowners should take precautions against them. LSU AgCenter Entomologist Gregg Henderson says these termites build shelter tubes as they move up a home's foundation.  Read more...
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Pelicans Wager

New Orleans and Oakland mayors wager on NBA playoffs


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf have made a friendly wager on the NBA playoff series between the Pelicans and the Golden State Warriors.  Read more...

Deke: The Pelicans' time is coming, but maybe not against Warriors


Golden State is the better team.  How much better I'm not quite ready to predict that. Sure Golden State played by far the best overall basketball throughout the entire 82 game regular season.  But the Warriors are also facing a Pelicans team that is getting healthy and they are set on the floor with their prime time players for the first time, basically, this season. Read More

Steve: Pelicans will have a tough time against Warriors' firepower


The New Orleans Pelicans had 2 goals to start the season and accomplished both.  Finish with a winning record (45-37) and earn a spot in the postseason. Though some want to criticize what GM Dell Demps and Coach Monty Williams have done with the franchise; to me you can’t argue with success. Read More

Deke: Three things to watch at LSU Spring Game


It's as plain-jane vanilla as they come on the football field.  Yes, there was more action, more drama and more real season-like play going on at one of the previous practice sessions than any of us will see tomorrow when LSU holds their annual Spring Game. But we can still toss out a few things to keep an eye on. Read More

Pelicans' Davis eagerly awaits playoff debut


It takes a certain self-confidence for a college freshman to embrace a potentially pejorative nickname like "The Unibrow." Perhaps that was an early sign that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, who led Kentucky to a national title in 2012, had not just the talent, but also... Read more

Sales of Pelicans merchandise picking up


The Pelicans first playoff game since 2011 is tomorrow in Oakland against the Golden State Warriors, and they'll be back at home next Thursday. So has Pelicans merchandise been selling?  Read more...

Mock NFL Drafts from WWL's Resident Pros


Two weeks from tonight, the 2015 NFL Draft will kick into full gear. See what Bobby, Hokie and the rest of our resident pros are predicting for the first round! Read More

NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson from suspension


The NFL has reinstated Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian
Peterson, clearing the way for him to return after missing most of last season while facing child abuse charges in Texas.  Read more...
 
 

Alex Lange to start for LSU Friday night


Alex Lange isn't just returning to the LSU weekend rotation — he's taking his place as the ace of the staff. Mainieri announced on Wednesday night that his star freshman will be getting the ball against Georgia on Friday night.  Read more...
 

Payton: Having five draft picks in first three rounds is significant


With the most draft picks in his possession since he’s been in charge of the New Orleans Saints, Coach Sean Payton says that the 2015 NFL Draft is very important for his club. “It’s exciting because we have an opportunity to bring in some new faces to our team.” Payton joined Bobby Hebert and I Wednesday on Sports Talk. Read More
 
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