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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...

Winds blows 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...
Tobacco Taxes

Smokers talk about proposed tobacco tax increase

Can increased tobacco taxes bring in the money the state of Louisiana needs to avoid drastic cuts to higher education or other state services? The House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to discuss a proposal today that would add $1.18 to the price of a pack of cigarettes. Read more...
Severe Weather

Severe weather could threaten New Orleans area this afternoon and evening

The National Weather Service says severe thunderstorms have developed as a line of storms move into Louisiana from Texas. The weather service says the storms will contain high winds and hail.  Read more...
Gulf Search

Crews to continue search for survivors in the Gulf

Crews planned to continue searching for any survivors after a powerful weekend storm capsized several sailboats in a regatta near Mobile Bay, a Coast Guard spokesman said before dawn Monday.  Read more...
Baby Saved

Pregnant woman killed in apartment; unborn child saved

Police are still investigating an apartment shooting that left a pregnant 29-year-old woman dead in Baton Rouge. Brittney Mills was shot in her apartment Friday night. Police say they found Mills dead, but rushed her to a local hospital where her unborn child was delivered.  Read more...

2 LSU students die after being found in apartment pool

Two LSU graduate students have died after police found them unresponsive at the bottom of a swimming pool in an apartment complex. Authorities say 28-year-old Ishita Maity and 25-year-old Anton Joe died Sunday afternoon... Read more
Cig Tax

Cigarette tax increase gets first vote

The House Ways and Means Committee will consider Monday morning a bill that will raise the state's cigarette tax from 36-cents per pack to $1.54 per pack, which is the national average.  Read more...
Hospital Gaps

Lawmakers hear about gaps in LSU hospital deals

Two years after Gov. Bobby Jindal began privatizing the state-run charity hospital system, problems and financial questions continue to appear as lawmakers and communities sift through the spill-out effect. Read more...
Duck Rescue

Northshore firefighters save trapped ducks

The for the second time in a week, St. Tammany Fire District #1 has come to the rescue of some feathered friends. This time a call came in Saturday about baby ducks trapped in a storm drain. "The incident occurred on Oak Tree Dr. in the Fairways subdivision in Slidell.  Read more...
Murder Arrests

Teens arrested for Metairie double murder

Police have arrested two suspects in the murder of a man and his adult son in Metairie. Sheriff Newell Normand says two teenagers, a male and female were in Metairie to commit vehicle burglaries after they had pulled an armed robbery in New Orleans and stole a car. Read more...
Floating Body

Body found in New Orleans canal

A dead man was found floating in the water in New Orleans. "Members of The New Orleans Police Department are investigating the death of an unidentified male that was discovered in the water near the industrial locks, the Saint Claude Bridge... Read more
Murder Arrests

2 arrests in murder of Metairie father and son

Cops have made two arrests in the murders of a father and son in Metairie Wednesday night.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand will hold a News Conference today. "The Sheriff will be discussing the latest information on the arrests of two individuals... Read more
Dryer and Hotter

Drier and hotter today

Most of Southeast Louisiana dries out and heats up today. "Today looks like the dryer day of the weekend, but we do turn hot with highs near 90," Channel 4 meteorologist Alexandra Cranford said.  "We have a 20% chance of rain today, but we can't count out an isolated shower."  Read more...

LSU drops 3rd game in series with Texas A&M, 6-2

After winning the first 2 games of their series with Texas A&M,  The LSU Tigers lose the final game of the series, 6-2 at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman field.  The  game was delayed over 3 hours because of rain earlier this afternoon.  Read more...
Huge Bust

Massive drug bust just blocks from the Fairgrounds

New Orleans police  report a huge drug bust near the Fairgrounds yesterday.  NOPD, DEA agents and Homeland Security investigators arrested 32-year-old Christian Prechter and booked him with charges including possession with the intent to distribute narcotics ...Read More
Navy Week

Museum gala kicks off New Orleans Navy Week

Navy Week is in full swing in New Orleans after people joined the crews of six ships from three countries at the NOLA Navy Week Gala.   Held inside the National World War II Museum, the Friday night party kicked off seven days of special events, ...Read more
Tiger Baseball

LSU baseball versus Texas A&M, game 3 is on

It's a go for the LSU - Texas A&M game in game 3 of the series.  The game begins at 4:15 p.m.  Catch the action on WWL AM & FM. When the Pelicans play at 7 p.m., you'll have a choice.  Pelicans versus the Warriors ...Read more
Weather Update

The lates weather for our area including activities

The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for our area has been canceled.

The only warning left is for the Biloxi, Ms area.

Severe Thunderstorm watch continues until 6 p.m.

Jazz Fest, Nola Navy Tours are continuing.  Weather has halted the Zurich Classic for the time being.  

The LSU baseball game still under a rain delay.

Afternoon storms should wrap up this evening, when rain
Update At Fest

Jazz Fest continues

Jazz Fest continued today with Jazz Fest fans seeking shelter as storms moved through.  
Some minor scheduling changes.  Here is the statement from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival:  ...Read more
Eye On Weather

Storms impact activities this afternoon

Storms could have an impact on Jazz Fest and the Zurich Classic and for visitors in for Nola Navy Week.  The storms in Baton Rouge did cause a rain delay for LSU baseball.  
There is a severe thunderstorm watch for SE Louisiana until 6 pm.  Read more...

Possible Storms

Keep an eye out for storms if you are at Jazz Fest or the Zurich Classic

There is a severe thunderstorm watch for SE Louisiana until 6 pm.  According to Alexandra Cranford in the Channel 4 Pinpoint forecast center rain chances will be near 40% today. It shouldn't be a washout, ...Read more
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Smart Move

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

Warriors sweep Pelicans

The Golden State Warriors wouldn't need a monumental comeback to secure a series sweep of the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. Instead, they were the ones who brought a healthy, double-digit lead into the final quarter before advancing to the next round.  Read more...

Pelicans lose in 4 game sweep to Warriors

The Golden State Warriors swept the New Orleans Pelicans in 4 games and move on in the playoffs.  Tonight's final score from the Smoothie King Center, Golden State 109, New Orleans 98, ...Read more

LSU baseball to start at 4:15pm

The Tigers and Aggies are waiting for the rain to pass before playing game three of their baseball series.  LSU releasde the following: The start of Saturday's LSU-Texas A&M baseball game has been delayed by rain. Read more...

Zurich Classic to resume Saturday after rain delays play

Hudson Swafford fired a 6-under 66 Friday to move into a tie for the lead with the second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans suspended for the day due to inclement weather. Swafford ended 36 holes at 11-under-par 133. He was joined in the lead by... Read more

#1 LSU takes the series from #2 Texas A&M

Number one ranked LSU and Texas A&M played another classic college baseball game on Friday and for the second straight night the Tigers came out on top. The Bayou Bengal bats erupted for four runs in the 7th inning to erase a three-run deficit... Read more

Deke: Pelicans in 0-3 hole - now what?

It was all going so perfectly.  And for the first time in the series against the top seeded Warriors, the Pelicans got what looked to be the ending we hoped for in the first two playoff games. But the ending would be far worse than the previous two, leaving the Pelicans in a 0-3 hole. Read More
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