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Trump tells agencies to ease health care burden


President Donald Trump has signed his first executive order as president, ordering federal agencies to ease the burden of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law. Read more...
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Sylvester Holt, left, is lifted off the ledge of the Crescent City Connection by an officer Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in New Orleans. Holt was wanted in the connection with the shooting of his wife and a Westwego police officer. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Suspect shoots self in chest


Police report the man who has been threatening to jump off the Crescent City Connection has shot himself.
Cop Killed

Westwego cop, pregnant woman, die in Westbank gunfire


A Westwego police officer was shot and killed early this morning and a woman he was trying to help is also dead. Read more...
Commuted

Obama shortens sentences for 23 inmates from Louisiana


In his last days in office, former President Barack Obama approved sentence reductions for 330 federal inmates, 23 of those are from Louisiana. Read more...
Fed Flood Aid

$1.2B Louisiana flood aid plan backed by recovery task force


Louisiana's flood recovery task force has agreed to Gov. John Bel Edwards' proposal to spend $1.2 billion in federal aid allocated by Congress, with most of the money targeted for homeowners. $935 million would pay for rebuilding and repairs from the March and August floods.  Read more...
Severe Weather

Severe weather a possibility for tonight and Saturday


There is a threat for severe weather which could produce large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes.  A disturbance aloft (upper-level low) will move across the state and this will help to set off some strong to severe storms.  Read more...

 
School Funding

Judge won't delay impact of charter school funding decision


A Baton Rouge judge has refused to stall the effects of a higher court's ruling that could stop financing for more than 30 Louisiana public charter schools next week. An appellate court ruled this month that the state's public school funding formula can't pay for charter schools created by BESE.  Read more...
N.O. Protest

New Orleans Trump protest: 'Jazz Funeral for Lady Liberty'


It was an oddly festive and uniquely New Orleans-style of protest: A brass band played mournfully as demonstrators lowered a replica of the Statue of Liberty into a black coffin and began wheeling it through city streets.  Read more...

 
Suspect?

Police action on CCC may involve suspected cop-killer


A large police presence has shut down the Westbank-bound Crescent City Connection. Read more...
Landrieu-Trump

Landrieu comments on his feelings about a Trump presidency


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is considered one of the leading Democrats in the state and he weighs in on his feelings about the Trump administration. Landrieu says both Republicans and Democrats like President Trump’s proposal ...Read more
Fattest State

Louisiana's obesity rate tips the scales again


Louisiana once again ranks at the top of a list of the fattest states in the country. A new State of Obesity report has Louisiana with the nation's highest obesity rate...36.2 percent. Melinda Sothern, Professor in the School of Public Health and Medicine at... Read more
Let 'Em Go

Obama commutes sentences of 2 dozen in Louisiana


About two dozen people convicted in Louisiana are among the 330 federal inmates granted sentence reductions in one of Barack Obama's last acts as president. The commutations were announced Thursday by the White House. They affect... Read more
Cop Killed

Cop and woman shot to death on the Westbank


A shooting has left a police officer and another person severely injured on the Westbank of Jefferson Parish. Initial reports indicate the driver of a U-Haul pickup truck shot the Westwego cop and a civilian at Barataria and Ames Blvd. around 6:30am. Read more...
Nasty Weather

Severe weather possible Saturday


Some nasty weather is possible after midnight tonight and through the day on Saturday. "The weather will quickly change from good to bad tonight," according to WWL TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum.  "A disturbance aloft will move across the state, and this will... Read more
Fed NOPD Report

Fed: Nearly 60 New Orleans police recruits had risk factors


Close to 60 recent recruits were accepted into New Orleans Police Department training academy classes despite red flags for several "risk factors," including possible drug use, unpaid child support and domestic abuse, federal monitors said.  Read more...
 
Budget Plan

Alexandria Rep plan to close budget gaps without special session


The leader of Louisiana's House Republican delegation offered his proposal Thursday for slashing $304 million in state spending, to close a midyear deficit without needing the special legislative session Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards intends to call.  Read more...
 
Gulf Gas Leak

Feds: Natural gas leaking from pipeline in Gulf of Mexico


Federal regulators say a pipeline is leaking natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard are responding to the leak.  Read more...
LA Budget

Health dept says $147M cut would damage services


The health department says cuts proposed by the leader of Louisiana's House Republicans could devastate programs for the poor and uninsured, the mentally ill and people with disabilities. Read more...
Sex Abuse

Sheriff: Do abuse allegations against LA man span 5 states?


Authorities want to know if a man accused of abusing a girl in a New Orleans suburb in the early 2000s may have had more recent victims in other states. St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann says 54-year-old Timothy Gemelli of Slidell has been arrested.  Read more...
Mike VII

LSU plans to have Mike VII in before football season


LSU announces a timeline for finding a new live mascot and the plan is to have a new tiger before the start of football season. Ginger Guttner with the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine says they are searching rescue facilities and sanctuaries for a young, male tiger to become Mike VII.  Read more...
Weight Loss

Pennington finds behavioral counseling could help with weight loss


Struggling to be successful with your New Year’s fitness resolution? Dr. Steven Heymsfield with LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center says if cutting calories is not working for you, undergoing behavioral counseling could help with weight loss.  Read more...

 
Fake Cards

N. Shore deputies arrest alleged credit card counterfeiters


The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's office says a Slidell couple used credit card skimmers, pre-paid gift cards, and stolen identities to make fake credit cards, then used the bogus cards to purchase tens of thousands of dollars of high-end shoes. Read more...
Budget Plan

House Republican leader offers plan for $304M in cuts


The leader of Louisiana's House Republican delegation is offering his proposal for closing a $304 million midyear deficit without needing a special legislative session. Alexandria Rep. Lance Harris' plan would levy the deepest reduction, $147 million, on the health department.  Read more... 
Lineup

Fifth Harmony and Lee Brice headline Family Gras 2017


Family Gras organizers have announced the lineup for the 10th year of the celebration along the Mardi Gras parade route in Metairie. "Multiplatinum award winning pop group Fifth Harmony, country-music chart topper Lee Brice, iconic entertainer Tony Orlando, and... Read more
Critical Report

NOPD hiring process is flawed says federal watchdog


Federal watchdogs have issued a critical report on the NOPD's hiring and recruitment practices. It comes a day after a top official's resignation from the department was made public.  The federal police monitor states that roughly one-third of the applicants ...Read more
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NFL Playoffs

NFL Championships: The Cajun Cannon & Big Chief make their picks


After an ugly Wildcard Weekend, football fans were treated to four pretty good games last weekend in the NFL Divisional round.  There have been a total of eight post season games played thus far. Read More

Steve: NFL releases date for Saints' game in London


We haven't even gotten to the Super Bowl yet and mock drafts are starting to roll out. We even got some schedule news this morning as the NFL announced when the Saints will play the Dolphins in London. Read More

Rodgers, Ryan at heart of NFC main event


Defense wins championships.  That's the old adage. And it's about to be turned on its head by either the Green Bay Packers or Atlanta Falcons.  The Packers finished 21st in points allowed. The Falcons finished 27th.   Read more...

Pelican's Davis to start in NBA All-Star Game


New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis will start for the Western Conference when the NBA All-Star Game tips of in New Orleans next month. Read more...

Jordan: LSU players could hear name early in the draft


LSU hasn’t had a player selected in the first round of the NFL Draft since 2014, but the two year drought will likely come to an end this year. Read More

Auburn hold off LSU for 78-74 victory


The Auburn Tigers gave coach Bruce Pearl his 500th win, but it didn't come easily. T.J. Dunans scored 12 points, including a jump shot with 38 seconds left, and Auburn held off LSU 78-74 Wednesday night to make sure the celebration didn't have to be... Read more

Steve: 5 players Saints could have eyes on at Senior Bowl


Some of college football's top prospects will be in Mobile, Alabama next week for this year's event, and here are five players I think could grab the Black & Gold's attention. Read More

Anthony Davis' 21 points lead Pelicans past Magic 118-98


Anthony Davis had 21 points and 15 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans cruised past the road-weary, short-handed Orlando Magic 118-98 on Wednesday night.  Terrence Jones and Langston Galloway added 18 points each for the Pelicans, ...Read more

QB to QB: Brees talks Falcons, Chargers, social media in locker room


With the field of possible Super Bowl participants dwindling to just four teams, Drew Brees stepped into the WWL Radio huddle for his weekly “QB To QB” chat with Bobby Hebert, and he talked about the Saints’ fiercest rival, the Atlanta Falcons, having a shot at an NFC crown. Read More

Court upholds rule dividing Gulf red snapper season


A federal fishing rule resulting in significantly longer recreational red snapper seasons for charter boat services than for private anglers in the Gulf of Mexico has been upheld by a federal appeals court. Read more...
 
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