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Task force to seek ideas on fixing streets in New Orleans

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has appointed a 13-member panel charged with coming up with ways to pay for the massive backlog of work needed to fix the city's streets.  Multiple news outlets report the group, ...Read more
Doors Shot

Doors shot out in Elmwood

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says someone apparently opened fire on the Academy Sports and Outdoors store in Elmwood early this morning.  Cops got the call around 5:00am.  When they arrived, they found the front doors of the store... Read more

Contract loss means possible loss of jobs at NASA's Michoud

Nearly 200 workers at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans face layoffs in January after the maintenance contract for the facility changes hands. Reports are that it's unclear how many jobs the new contractor will keep.  Read more...
City Budget

New Orleans council to approve $600 mil budget today

The New Orleans City Council meets today, to approve the city's $601.7 million operating budget for 2016. Read more...
Durst Sued

Kin of Robert Durst's missing 1st wife file $100M lawsuit

Relatives of the missing wife of millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst have filed a $100 million lawsuit blaming him for her presumed death.  Kathleen McCormack Durst vanished in 1982. The New York Times reports that her mother and three sisters sued Durst ...Read more
Cold Front

Much colder weather on the way

A cold front is heading for New Orleans.  After 73 for a high today, it will be much cooler the rest of the week.  "The cooler air will arrive tonight," according to WWL TV Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford.  Read more...
Missing Money

Audit: Millions in equipment missing from LSU hospitals

Nearly $6 million in state-owned hospital equipment can't be located, and millions more bought for the recently opened New Orleans public hospital hasn't been tracked properly, according to an audit released Monday.  Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's Office looked at the... Read more

Man shot at Canal and N. Rampart during evening rush hour

New Orleans police are investigating the shooting of a man that happened this evening in downtown New Orleans. It happened at Canal and North Rampart streets. Read more...
Missing Stuff

Audit: Millions in equipment missing from LSU hospitals

Nearly $6 million in state-owned hospital equipment can't be located, and millions more bought for the recently opened New Orleans public hospital hasn't been tracked properly. Read more...
Standoff Ends

SWAT standoff ends peacefully

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says it has peacefully resolved an armed standoff with a man who holed up in a Harvey residence with his mother. Read more...
Caught on Video

NOPD releases video of Bourbon St. shooting suspects

New Orleans Police on Monday released security camera footage of two men they believe to be involved in the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old man, Brandon Robinson, early Saturday in the 300-block of Bourbon Street. Read more...
SWAT Standoff

Reported suicide threat prompts SWAT standoff

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is trying to resolve an armed standoff with a man holed up in a Harvey residence with his mother. Read more...

New Orleans drive-thru coffee house planned on Canal Street

An entrepreneur is hoping to build a drive-thru coffee shop in New Orleans' Mid-City neighborhood. Read more...
SWAT Standoff

Man reportedly takes mother hostage in Harvey

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office SWAT team has set up in front of a house in the 2000-block of Sugarloaf Drive in Harvey. Read more...
End Of Season

2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season comes to a close

Today marks the end of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane season and it was quite favorable for Louisiana as no storms threatened the state.  State Climatologist Barry Keim says forecasters were were pretty accurate with their predictions this season.  Read more...

State Senator

State Senator Troy Brown faces domestic abuse charge

New Orleans police say state Sen. Troy Brown punched woman in the eye during hotel argument over the weekend.  Police say the 44-year-old Brown was booked early Sunday morning with domestic abuse battery. Read more...
Miles Confusion

The bizarre events surrounding Les Miles

Les Miles keeps his job as head coach of LSU football, after weeks of speculation and confusion that some say bordered on the bizarre. What happened and what lies ahead?  Those close to the program think they have a pretty good idea.   Read more...

$1.7M Bond

Records: $1.7M bond set for man in gunfight

Bond has been set at $1.7 million for a man police accuse of participating in a gunfight that wounded 17 people at a New Orleans playground after a neighborhood parade.  Online records show 32-year-old Joseph ``Moe'' Allen's bond was set Sunday ...Read more
Living Longer

Study links daily coffee habit to longevity

If you have a daily coffee habit, here's something to buzz about: A new study finds those cups of joe may help boost longevity.  The study, by the Harvard School of Public Health, examined results from three separate studies of more than 200,000 people.  Read more...

Oil's Effects

Tulane researchers to study oil's effects on Gulf of Mexico

Tulane University researchers have been awarded $4 million to study oil's effects on the Gulf of Mexico.  Reports are that proposals from three Tulane researchers are among 22 being funded by the latest Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative program.  Read more...
Suicide Rate

Study to examine rising suicide rates in New Orleans

A coroner has teamed up with a nonprofit research organization to study suicide rates in New Orleans. Orleans Parish coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse and RAND Corp. will use the study to understand common causes of suicide and create prevention efforts.  Read more...
What's Next

What could be next for Governor Jindal professionally?

There are six weeks remaining in Bobby Jindal's final term as Governor of Louisiana.  Jindal has said that he and his family will remain in Baton Rouge after his term ends, but what's ahead for him professionally.  Read more...

Family Id'd

Sheriff: Couple, 2 young sons dead; apparent murder-suicide

Authorities in a New Orleans suburb say a couple and their sons, aged 2 and 4, have been found fatally stabbed in an apparent murder-suicide at a home.  Sheriff Newell Normand has identified them in a news release as 46-year-old David Mata, ...Read more
Canal Shooting

NOPD investigating shooting on Canal Street

New Orleans Police are now investigating the weekend's third downtown shooting. The latest occurred early Sunday morning in the 700 block of Canal Street.  Read more...

Shooting Death

Coroner IDs man killed on Bourbon Street

The Orleans Parish coroner has identified a man shot and killed outside a Bourbon Street bar Saturday morning. Dr. Jeffrey Rouse says 26-year-old Brandon Robinson died of a bullet wound.   Read more...

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LSU Loses Again

College of Charleston beats LSU 70-58

For College of Charleston coach Earl Grant, the game was showing of how hungry his Cougars are. For LSU freshman Ben Simmons, it was a wakeup call for the struggling Tigers. The Cougars (4-2) used a big first half to build a 24-point lead and held on to send LSU to... Read more

Payton: Struggling Saints offense still has bright future

After a disappointing 24-6 to the Houston Texans on Sunday, Coach Sean Payton joined Deke Bellavia and Bobby Hebert Monday night on the Saints Coaches Show on WWL Radio. Read more

Big Chief's NFL Top 10 week 12

The GB Packers are ICE Cold, NE lost finally, Denver got a huge "ManningFULL" win, the Red Birds keep rolling, the Orange Cats bounced back and those Mountain Panthers from the Tar Heel State are the best in the land right now.  Here is this week's top 10!  Read more...

Crazy weekend for LSU ends improved season on high note

What an insane weekend for LSU football.  While it started with most people around the state believing Les Miles’ was coaching his final game as the head coach of the Tigers, Athletic Director Joe Alleva firmly stated that Les Miles will remain the LSU coach for... Read more

Miles again puts LSU 1st, while Alleva gets it wrong AGAIN!

I may be dismissed by those higher educated persons.  My voice will be talked about. Of course those who disagree will say, “Man he don’t know what the hell he’s talking about.”   But what I will tell you is factual, it’s the truth and nothing hurts and hits close to home like... Read more

Texans top Saints 24-6

The Houston Texans got off to a fast start for a change and it helped them cruise to a 24-6 win over the New Orleans Saints. Brian Hoyer threw for 205 yards and two touchdowns and Houston's defense stifled Drew Brees in the victory.  Read more...

Bobby: The Saints are done!

The Saints lost their third in a row, falling to the Houston Texans 24-6. It was the first time since 2005 (the first time in the Payton/Brees era) that the Black and Gold failed to score a touchdown.  Read more...

LSU returns to the AP Top 25

LSU is no longer among the "others receiving votes." Saturday's 19-7 victory against Texas A&M was enough to move the Tigers up to the #23 slot this week in the AP college football poll.  Read more...

Miles survives, but knows he has work to do

Les Miles looked to his right, beyond a crowd of reporters to where his wife, Kathy, and their four children had been waiting anxiously for the 62-year-old coach to emerge from LSU's locker room. He smiled and gave them a reassuring wink.  Read more...

LSU athletic director: Miles will return as coach

LSU athletic director Joe Alleva says Les Miles will remain the coach of the Tigers. The announcement came Saturday night after LSU beat Texas A&M 19-7 and capped a week full of speculation and ominous reports about whether Miles would be back.  Read more...
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