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Erika Forecast

Erika forecast to hit Florida

Tropical Storm Erika is bringing wind and rain the islands in the Caribbean and has already proven to be a killer storm. "On the forecast track, the center of Erika will move over the Dominican Republic today, move near the Turks and Caicos Islands tonight, and move near... Read more
Why Bush?

Bush visit lightning rod for criticism

Former President George W. Bush visits New Orleans today to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which political observers say was the low point of his presidency. Read more...
Bush Visit

Former President Bush to view Katrina recovery

Former President George W. Bush will visit New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast today to take part in observances of the region's tenth Hurricane Katrina anniversary. It's a visit that has created some controversy. Read more...
Katrina Lessons

Emergency planners have learned valuable lessons since Katrina

The director of the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says the state is in a better position to respond to a Hurricane Katrina like event.  Read more...

Blanco looks back on the 10 years since Katrina

Many people are reflecting back to 10 years ago when Hurricane Katrina descended on the Gulf Coast and caused catastrophic widespread damage. Families throughout the New Orleans area were displaced and people all over the state were opening their doors to evacuees.  Read more...
Bush Back in NO

Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina

Former President George W. Bush is returning Friday to New Orleans — the scene of one of his presidency's lowest points — to tout the region's recovery from the nation's costliest natural disaster on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  Read more...
Not Stronger

No strengthening is expected from T.S. Erika yet

Tropical Storm Erika remains a bit unorganized and has moved into the far eastern Caribbean.  "The winds remain at 45 mph and it continues to fight a lot of dry air and wind shear," said WWL TV meteorologist Dave Nussbaum. Read more...

Mobile Shelter

LDAF says mobile pet shelter ready for use

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture says its new mobile pet shelter is ready for use. Commissioner Mike Strain says the tractor trailer can be used to evacuate up 55 domesticated animals in the event of an emergency.  Read more...

Making Strides

10 years after Katrina DOTD says major strides have been made in evacuation prog

10 years ago thousands of people were evacuating out of the New Orleans area as Hurricane Katrina was bearing down on Louisiana; and it was chaos. So in that time how has the state improved efforts to make such a large scale evacuation more smooth?  Read more...

Obama speaks to New Orleanians in Lower 9th

President Barack Obama is highlighting good economic news during a period of wildly erratic stock markets to make the case the United States remains an anchor of global strength.  Read More

Leak Lawsuit

Environment groups: Settlement not final in oil leak lawsuit

Environmental groups say they're pleased at the progress of talks with a New Orleans company that has failed to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, but it's too early to talk about potential settlements.  Read more...
Obama In N.O.

Obama walks New Orleans streets, says city 'moving forward'

Walking door to door in a city reborn after tragedy, President Barack Obama says New Orleans is moving forward a decade after Hurricane Katrina. He offered the city as an example of what can happen when people rally to build a better future ...Read more

Job disparity creates a future challenge

The great New Orleans recovery is grabbing many of the headlines this week but there are a number of officials concentrating on the future. Read more...
Obama in N.O.

President Obama arrives in New Orleans for Katrina anniversary

President Barack Obama travelled to New Orleans today for the Katrina Anniversary. Reporter Andrew Beatty of AFP was the assigned pool reporter. Here are excerpts from his reports:  Read more...
Boil Advisory

Boil water advisory for Gretna

Gretna authorities say e. coli has been found in the city's drinking water.  They have issued a boil water advisory. "The City of Gretna received notification that during routine water sampling testing by the State of Louisiana, E. coli and coliforms were detected... Read more
Erika Forecast

Erika forecast to head near Florida's East Coast

Tropical Storm Erika is forecast to move through the Caribbean over the next three days and then approach southern Florida. "On the forecast track, the center of Erika will move near the Virgin Islands later today, move near or north of Puerto Rico tonight... Read more
Fat Comeback

Mardi Gras 2016 is healthier than ever thanks to the 2006 Carnival season

New Orleanians are proud of many things, one of those being our hosting Mardi Gras parades during the Carnival season. But six months after Hurricane Katrina, bringing back Mardi Gras so soon after the worst disaster in our city's history, was very controversial. Read more...
Murder Arrest

Police: Woman killed her cousin on New Orleans porch

Authorities say a 37-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of her cousin in New Orleans. Read more...
Cops Killed

Cop murdered in Sunset, the 6th this year in Louisiana

Another Louisiana policeman has been shot dead in the line of duty. Sunset Police officer Henry Nelson was killed while responding to a domestic disturbance.  It comes just days after the murder of a Louisiana State Trooper in Lake Charles, and it makes six cops shot and killed... Read more
Get Out!

10 years ago today, the evacuation was underway

Do you remember what you were doing a decade ago today?  Most people from Southeast Louisiana were running for their lives, and more than 200,000 would never return to make New Orleans their home again.  Read more...
Obama in NOLA

President Obama to speak in New Orleans today about Katrina recovery

President Barack Obama comes to New Orleans today, as part of the city's commemoration of ten years of Hurricane Katrina recovery. The president says New Orleans has impressed the nation. Read more...
Ebola in Apes

UL research center testing Ebola vaccine on wild apes

Researchers at the University of Louisiana Lafayette New Iberia Research Center are testing an Ebola vaccine for wild apes. The Research Center says Ebola is one of the leading killers of gorillas and chimpanzees.  Read more...
Not Organized

TS Erika not well organized but should strengthen Sunday

Tropical Storm Erika is not looking very organized in the open Atlantic, according to WWL TV meteorologist Dave Nussbaum.  "It is expected to maintain its weak tropical storm status until Saturday and it may strengthen a bit by Sunday when it reaches the Bahamas," ...Read more
Officer Died

Sheriff: Officer shot; stabbing victim have died

Louisiana State Police say a police officer and two other people have been shot in the southwestern Louisiana.  State police Superintendent Mike Edmonson says troopers are on the way to the scene in Sunset, about 70 miles west of Baton Rouge, ...Read more

Entergy units in La. to be merged, after PSC approval

Louisiana utility regulators agreed Wednesday to merge two subsidiaries of New Orleans-based Entergy Corp. into one company that provides electricity to more than 1 million customers around the state.  Read more...

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Resident Pros

Bobby: Saints offense gets slight edge at Thursday practice

After the seemingly improving New Orleans Saints defense had gotten the best of them at each of the last two Black and Gold practices, the offense stepped up and took what our resident pro Bobby Herbert says was a slight edge.  Read More

Kristian: Cooks looking deadly as Saints offense rebounds

Offense:  With Coach Sean Payton back at practice, the Saints offense looked like they had something to prove after two previous days dominated by the defense.   Saints WR Brandin Cooks is primed for a huge year.  He had several targets and receptions today. Deep balls, short routes, it didn’t matter; Cooks was electric today. Read More

Deke: Will the SEC win a national title this year? Here's the rankings

SEC, SEC, SEC!  The mighty SEC has not won a national title in two years.  Is that a drought?  For this conference it is.  Here are my first SEC rankings of the season.  Enjoy! Read More

Bobby: Saints WR Colston definitely still has it

For veteran players in the NFL, after being in the league for a handful of years their age comes into question, as does whether or not that player can still be productive.  The Cajun Cannon says that #12 WR Marques Colston was as smooth and cool as the pleasant summer breeze today. Read More

Steve: Josh Morgan making his case to make Saints roster

The coaches and players say they still aren’t looking at who is going to make the 53 man roster yet - but I sure am. A position group that has fascinated me before camp even started was wide receiver. Read More

Kristian: Saints pass rush finally shows up; Payton skips practice

Saints Coach Sean Payton was not at practice today because he was escorting his daughter to the first day of college at Pepperdine University. Payton has always placed a significant interest on family, and has excused players in the past for family matters, and it’s no different for him. Read More

Deke: Steele and Orgeron will get the best out of Tiger defense

If emotion helps win games, then look for the Bayou Bengals to win a lot.  To say that LSU defensive line Coach Ed Orgeron is an emotional person is an understatement. Read More

Steve: Ambition fuels Saints DE Akiem Hicks

There weren’t many positives to take away from the Saints defense last year.  The unit failed in just about every way possible, finishing 31st overall in the NFL.  Trying to pin the blame on one player, position group or even a coach is impossible. Read More

Resident Pros: Saints have upper hand at Tuesday practice

Both of our resident pros agree that the Saints defense had the edge at today’s practice.  “I think the defense has played well as of late. Going back to the Patriots game and the last two practices, I like what I’ve seen from the Saints defense,” said Saints Color Analyst Hokie Gajan. Read More

Saints move Friday practice to Yulman Stadium in prime time

The Saints announced today that Friday's scheduled practice in Metairie has been moved to Tulane's Yulman Stadium at 7pm. The practice will be open to the public as long as weather permits. Read More
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