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New Laws?

Where things stand in the La. legislative session


Louisiana lawmakers are entering the second half of their three-month regular legislative session, which must end by June 2. Where some of the major issues stand:  Read more...
Oil Report

Federal agency plans June 5 report on BP spill


A federal agency looking into the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion says it plans to release two volumes of a four-volume report on the disaster on June 5.  Read more...
Jazz Fest

Jazz Fest tickets on sale Monday


Tickets to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will be available starting Monday at the Superdome's box office.  The box office is located at the Superdome's Gate A on the ground level and is open for extended hours... Read more
Nagin Case

Lawyer seeks lower Nagin money penalty


An attorney for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is seeking to reduce the amount of money Nagin might have to forfeit as a result of his conviction on federal corruption charges. Read more...
Another Poll

Poll on U.S. Senate race shows Cassidy defeating Landrieu in potential runoff


According to a survey conducted by Harper Polling, incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu would lose to Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy in a runoff. Read more...
A Look Back

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill at a glance


April 20 marks the fourth anniversary of an explosion on the BP-operated drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which killed 11 workers about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico and set off the nation's worst offshore oil disaster. Read more...
4 Years Later

4 years after spill, questions on long-term health


As the fourth anniversary of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster approaches, workers who cleaned up oil in the Gulf of Mexico are able to file claims for medical problems they developed after the spill. Read more...
Seafood

Seafood Extravaganza


Good Friday is about the biggest day of the year for seafood eating in Louisiana, especially for Catholics in New Orleans. Read more...
Good Friday

An Easter message from New Orleans Archbishop Aymond


New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond has asked WWL First News to extend his Easter wish to the community. Read more...
Kissing Scandal

Post scandal poll on the kissing Congressman video


How much has the video of Congressman Vance McAllister kissing a married staffer hurt his popularity with voters. 51-percent of those polled in the 5th congressional district, say they will not vote for the U.S. Representative this fall. Read more...
Hospital Deaths

Children's Hospital apologizes for slow response


Five years after five children died with a fungal infection contracted from hospital linens, Children's Hospital has started notifying families to tell them their loved ones were affected by the outbreak. Read more...
Wildlife Health

Evidence shows gulf wildlife continues to suffer 4 years after spill


Easter Sunday this weekend also happens to be the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion that began the months-long Gulf oil spill. Marine researchers say some animals are still having trouble because of it. Read more...
Less Soda

Soda consumption going down


According to a leading beverage industry newsletter, there has been a big decline in soda consumption in the United States and it continues to drop. Denise Holston-West is a dietitian with the LSU Ag Center. She says the Beverage Digest report found...  Read more
Molesation Case

Northshore cops: More molestation charges expected against teacher


Washington Parish investigators today are asking for help finding any additional molestation victims after the arrest of a teacher. "A Junior High Special Education teacher at Mt. Hermon, was arrested April 16 by Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office investigators... Read more

Arizona judge denies bond for Darren Sharper on sex assault charges


After a two-day hearing, a judge in Arizona has denied bond for former Saints safety Darren Sharper.  Read more...
 

Education chief: Comman Core critics have no plan


Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos'' for public school teachers.  Read more...
 

Bond Commission backs Jindal plan for surplus cash


Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget has received the backing of the State Bond Commission.  Read more...
 

New Orleans tax preparer arrested for fraud


A New Orleans woman has been arrested for allegedly defrauding the state of more than $900,000 through the filing of false tax returns.  Read more...
 
Sea Weed

Eighteen pounds of pot wash up on Grand Isle


Cops in Grand Isle seized 18 pounds of marijuana today, and they barely had to do anything -- in this case, it was a considerable amount of marijuana that just washed up on the beach. Read more...
Easter

A busy Easter weekend in New Orleans


There are no shortage of things to do in New Orleans this Easter weekend. On Saturday, it's the huge Crescent City Classic, now considered one of the premier racing events in the country with 20,000 runners expected. Read more...http://wwl.com/A-busy-Easter-weekend-in-New-Orleans/18833045
Late Show?

Landrieu pitches New Orleans as ideal 'Late Show' home


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, in a letter to CBS honcho Les Moonves, is touting the Crescent City as a good place for the network's "Late Show." Read more...
1st Lady Visit

Michelle Obama to speak in New Orleans


The White House today announced that First Lady Michelle Obama will be in New Orleans on May 10th to address the graduating class at Dillard University. "First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address to the class of 2014 at Dillard University... Read more
Free Concerts

Free concerts start tonight in Lafreniere Park


The Lafreniere Live concert series kicks off tonight in Metairie. The Bucktown All-Stars play at the Al Copeland Meadow Concert Stage in Lafreniere Park "at sunset." Admission is free.  Read more...
Lakeshore Drive

Levee officials reopen Lakeshore Drive to 2-way traffic 7 days a week


Levee authorities in New Orleans have reversed a nearly 30-year-old policy of one-way traffic on Lakeshore Drive during the weekends. Read more...
OPP Decree

City and sheriff's office reach deal in Orleans Parish Prison consent decree


The city of New Orleans and Orleans Parish Sheriff's office have reached an agreement on the federal consent decree regarding conditions at Orleans Parish Prison. Read more...
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Playoffs

Deke: A look at the NBA Playoffs


Miami is 16 wins away from making history.  But who’s the team most likely to derail the Heat from a three-peat?  Is it the Spurs, Pacers, OKC, Clippers, or how about the up and coming Rockets or Golden State Warriors? I think the Western Conference playoffs are going to be some of the best by a division we’ve seen. Read More

Ole Miss evens baseball series, 5-1


Tenth-ranked Ole Miss evened its SEC series with No. 7 LSU Friday night as the Rebels posted a 5-1 victory at Swayze Field. Read More

Kristian: Saints make solid decision keeping Meachem


The Saints announced today that they've re-signed wide receiver Robert Meachem on a 1 year deal.  Meachem rejoined the Saints last season after spending 2012 with the San Diego Chargers. Read More

Tigers fight past Ole Miss, 4-3, in 13 innings


Junior first baseman Conner Hale collected three hits and scored three runs Thursday night to lead seventh-ranked LSU to a 4-3, 13-inning win over No. 10 Ole Miss at Swayze Field. LSU, which has won nine of its last 10 games, improved to 29-9-1 overall. Read More

Steve: Calls to "Fire Monty" as Pelicans coach are unfair


With so many players hurt, the team obviously struggled with back-ups now being forced to play starters’ minutes. Wouldn’t you know it, the “Fire Monty” chatter began and is still going. But I ask, how is it his fault? Read More

Pelicans end season with 2 game winning streak


Tyreke Evans' sore right knee - and long-term contract - gave him every reason to sit out the final two games of a losing season with the Pelicans. Yet even as coaches and trainers encouraged him to rest, Evans was having none of it.  Read more...

Kristian: Jonathan Goodwin visiting with Saints


Veteran center Jonathan Goodwin is making a free-agency visit with the Saints this week after spending three years in San Francisco. Black & Gold fans will remember that Goodwin was starting center for the Super Bowl-winning 2009 squad. Read More

TIgers beat Southern Miss in Pontiff Classic


LSU defeated Southern Miss 13-5 in the 11th Wally Pontiff Jr. Baseball Foundation Classic Tuesday night at Zephyr Field. The Tigers, winners of eight of their last nine games, improved to 28-9-1. Southern Miss dropped to 21-17. Read More

Deke: Mainieri and Tigers back on track


Just two weeks ago LSU’s baseball team was coming off a week of action in which they did not win a single game.  Since then the Tigers won seven of their last eight games. “Anytime you can win a series in this league you feel good about yourselves,” said Coach Mainieri. Read More

Babbitt's best not enough for Pelicans


James Harden had 33 points and 13 assists and the Houston Rockets rallied for a 111-104 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night to maintain their spot in the Western Conference standings with the postseason just days away.  Read more...
 
 
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