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Record Suicides

St. Tammany sets suicide record


Another disappointing and discouraging report on suicides in St. Tammany Parish.  2014 set another new record and as in previous years, it's leaving the experts baffled. Read more...
Vote To Cap

Committee votes to cap state's film tax credits


The House Ways and Means Committee approves three different bills that would cap the state's film tax credit program anywhere from 150 to 223 million dollars a year. Alexandria Representative Lance Harris authors one of the bills, ...Read more
iPad Theft

Former Orleans school board member Jimmy Fahrenholtz arrested


Louisiana State Police say an investigation into a briefcase stolen from the state capitol in Baton Rouge led them to political lobbyist and former Orleans Parish School Board member Jimmy Fahrenholtz. Read more...
Lawsuits

Judge approves jury trials for medical lawsuits over spill


A federal judge has ruled oil spill cleanup workers who sue BP for medical problems that surface later in life have the right to make their case before a jury. Read more...
TV - Fat Kids

Kids watching more than one hour of TV a day are fatter


A new report says that kindergartners and first-graders who watched as little as 1 hour of TV a day were more likely to be overweight or obese compared to children who watched TV for less than 60 minutes a day.  Read more...
Gay Marriage

Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling will impact Louisiana


Arguments over whether same sex couples have the right to get married will be heard in the U.S. Supreme Court today. The decision could overturn Louisiana's voter-approved ban on gay marriage. Read more...
Tax Credits

Bill to do away with film tax credits gets first hearing


Louisiana's film tax credits will be talked about by lawmakers today as legislation that would essentially phase out the motion picture benefits is set to be taken up in the House Ways and Means committee.  Read more...
Gay Marriage

Supreme Court to hear historic same-sex marriage arguments


The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land. The justices are meeting Tuesday to offer the first public indication of where they stand in the dispute over whether states can continue defining marriage... Read more
Power Out

Tens of thousands still without electricity after storms


As of daybreak, power crews had reconnected about 100,000 customer who lost electricity in yesterday's storms, but that's only about half way there. High winds along with tumbling trees and limbs downed polls and power lines from one end of Louisiana to the other.  Read more...
Better Weather

Better weather on the way


After a line of severe storms brought high winds, a tornado, widespread power outages and a variety of damage to the Southeast Louisiana, things are much better now. "It's looking a lot quieter today," explained WWL TV Meteorologist Laura Buchtel.  "We will only see a few... Read more
St of Emergency

Jindal: State of Emergency after Monday storms


Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency Monday because of flooding and widespread power outages from storms that blew rail freight containers off the Huey P. Long Bridge and flooded streets and cut power across south Louisiana.  Read more...
More Rain

Brace yourself for possible storms tonight


A severe thunderstorm warning for lower Lafourche and lower Jefferson parishes until 8 p.m.
"That's for a storm with lightning, heavy rain and also the potential to produce some quarter-size hail and that's the main threat with that coastal storm ...Read more
Still No Power

Entergy working to restore power to 120,000 in Louisiana


About 21,000 customers still without power in Jefferson Parish and about 12,000 in Orleans.  When can we expect power to be restored fully?  "10 p.m. tomorrow for most of the customers in the New Orleans area will be back on,"said Melanie Stewart, ...Read more
Airport Issues

Storm interrupts travel plans for people at MSY


New Orleans Armstrong International Airport had to deal with power issues late this morning. Read more...
Jindal-Landrieu

New Orleans mayor needles Jindal on religious objection bill


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu needled Gov. Bobby Jindal for recently calling opponents of a contentious religious objection bill part of the ``radical left.''   Following a Monday speech in Baton Rouge, the Democratic mayor said Jindal ...Read more
No Run For Gov

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu rules out gubernatorial bid


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has officially ruled out a run for governor in the fall election.
The recent endorsement of the Louisiana Democratic Party for state Rep. John Bel Edwards as its choice to succeed Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal ...Read more
Vaccines

Correcting vaccine-autism misinformation a daunting task


Despite years of controversy over a rumored connection between vaccines and Autism, top health experts are once again trying to end the controversy once and for all. Read more...
More Rain

A possibility of more rain for this evening


Rain chances will remain high for this evening.  A Flash Flood  Watch is now in effect through Tuesday afternoon. Heavy rain could dump 2-3" of rain, causing street or stream flooding later today and tomorrow.  Read more...

 
Tobacco Tax

Tobacco tax increase bill gets House committee backing


A proposal to raise Louisiana's cigarette tax to match the rate charged by Mississippi has won approval from the House tax committee, as part of broader budget-balancing negotiations. Read more...
Storm Photos

PHOTOS: Storm causes damage, flooding in SE Louisiana


As powerful storms moved across Louisiana, reports emerged of fallen trees, streets filling with water, and even of train cars being blown off the Huey P Long Bridge and falling to the ground. Read More
Tobacco Taxes

Committee approves scaled-down tobacco tax hike


The Louisiana House Ways and Means Committee today approved an increase in cigarette taxes, but not nearly as much as had been proposed. Read more...
Derailed

Winds blow 11 train cars off railroad bridge in Elmwood


Today's severe storms have blown down trees, power lines, poles and even train cars. High winds blew the cars off the tracks along the Huey P. Long Bridge on the eastbank side of the Mississippi River.  "It was box cars... Read more
Tornado Warning

Tornado warning for New Orleans area


The national weather service in New Orleans has issued a tornado warning for Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish, St. Charles Parish, St. Bernard Parish and Plaquemines Parish until 11:00am.  Read more...
Severe Weather

Strong storms moving into New Orleans area


Nasty weather is crossing Louisiana and approaching the New Orleans area. "A line of strong storms is impacts the area over the next couple of hours," WWL TV Meteorologist Laura Buchtel said.  "The worst of the weather should be over New Orleans from around 10:00am... Read more
Medicaid Deal

Hospitals offer to share in cost of La. Medicaid expansion


As Louisiana struggles with budget troubles, private hospitals are offering lawmakers a way to draw down more federal health care dollars for patient care. Read more...
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WWL Draft Fest

2015 WWL Draft Fest


Who Dat Nation get ready for WWL Draft Fest!  Join us for comprehensive coverage of the Saints and NFL Draft starting Thursday at 4 o’clock with exclusive shows from Jim Henderson and Hokie Gajan, plus appearances from Keenan Lewis and Brandin Cooks! Read More

NFL to give up tax-exempt status


The National Football League is giving up its tax-exempt status. In a letter to team owners, Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league office and its management council will file tax returns as taxable entities for the 2015 fiscal year. Read more...

Monty: I feel this season was a great success for Pelicans


New Orleans Coach Monty Williams put a wrap on the season with his final press conference Tuesday morning at the team’s facility on Airline Drive. Read More

Tigers coach: How can you not like where we are?


The LSU Tigers were 3-1 last week after a midweek win over Tulane and the Bayou Bengals took two out of three from #2 Texas A&M this weekend. The Tigers are ranked #1 in five of the college baseball polls. Read More

Kristian: Five possible draft targets for the Saints


The Saints will have the flexibility to draft the best prospect on their board when they go on the clock with the 13th pick in round 1. Teams try to position themselves to do just that, but some teams force the pick based on need. In the case of the Saints they need several different positions, so the need isn’t as important as the rank of the player. Read More

Deke: Where do the Pelicans go from here?


You expect the Saints to be a playoff team every year and compete to get to the Super Bowl each year as well and that to me is very fair.  Well I'm telling you it's time to start expecting the same from the Pelicans. The Saints don't have the future best player in the world on their team.  The Pelicans do. Read More

Deke: Pelicans smart in quick action on Davis


It’s a no brainer, but give credit to Dell Demps; the timing of his pitch to give MVP candiate Anthony Davis the max deal less than 24 hours after the Pelicans season came to an end was wise and smart. Read More

Report: Pelicans to offer Anthony Davis max deal


The New Orleans Pelicans want to make sure the rest of league continues to bow down to "The Brow," according to an ESPN report. Read more...

Justin Rose secures 2015 Zurich Classic title


Justin Rose is the winner of this year's Zurich Classic. Read more...

Day, Compton lead delayed Zurich Classic


Jason Day and Erik Compton stood atop the leaderboard when the third round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans was suspended due to darkness. Day, who led when the second round was completed earlier on Saturday, was 1- under par through three holes... Read more
 
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