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Louisiana residents warming to idea of gas tax increase

Department of Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson says, after meeting with residents in each region of the state, there seems to be growing support for increasing the state's gas tax. He says people realize that bigger investments need to be made in Louisiana's roads and bridges.  Read more...
Autumn in NOLA

Fall weather: The real deal

Finally, real fall weather! This cold front is running about three weeks later than normal, according to forecaster Robert Ricks at the National Weather Service in Slidell. Read more...
Senate Runoff?

John Kennedy-Foster Campbell runoff projected in new poll

A Raycom Media Poll on the U.S. Senate race has Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy and Democratic Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell leading the large field of candidates. In the survey, 24 percent say they plan on voting for Kennedy.  Read more...
Triple Shooting

Triple shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 injured including infant

Police continue to investigate a triple shooting that left one man dead and two others, including a 6-month-old child injured. New Orleans police say the shooting happened Thursday night in Algiers. The infant and two men were shot inside a vehicle.  Read more...
Racist Message

LSU students find racist message on apartment door

Authorities are investigating after a black Louisiana State University student says someone left a racist message on the back of a Halloween decoration on her and her roommates' off-campus apartment door.  LSU junior Clarke Perkins says that she contacted police.  Read more...
Cold Front

Cooler weather finally arrives!

It finally feel like Fall across Southeast Louisiana! The cold front has moved through, and much cooler and less humid air has moved in with plenty of sunshine.  Highs today will only be in the 70s, following day after day of record highs recently. "Tonight will be clear and comfortable with... Read more
Top Costumes

Most popular costumes for Halloween

What's hot for Halloween?  With just ten days, some costumes are getting real hard to find on store shelves. The National Retail Federation says there has been a change at the top of heap among most popualr costumes for children for the first time in more than a decade.  Read more and see the list...
Louisiana Pot?

New poll showing vast growth in acceptance of pot

A new poll from Gallup shows huge growth in the number of people who think the government needs to mellow out when it comes to pot. The poll shows 60 percent of Americans support the legalization of marijuana -- almost double the 31 percent in a... Read more
Stripper Case

Strippers fighting Louisiana age law want names under cover

Three women fighting Louisiana's new law making 21 the minimum age for working as a stripper are arguing in federal court that they shouldn't have to reveal their names. Each woman is listed in court records as Jane Doe. Each wants to keep it that way, but... Read more
Weekend Fun

Early Halloween Parade highlights weekend activities

New Orleans gets a jump on Halloween this weekend.The annual Krewe of Boo Halloween parade takes place Saturday evening at 6:30. The scary krewe is rolling early this year to avoid a conflict with next weekend's Voodoo Fest. And Captain Brian Kern doesn't expect... Read more
Triple Shooting

1 dead in Algiers triple shooting that wounds child

New Orleans police say three people were shot, one fatally, Thursday night in Algiers. The shooting occurred at about 9 p.m. in the 6100 block of Tullis Drive at the entrance to the Cypress Run apartment complex. One of the injured victims was a young child.  Read more...
Senate Race

Patel drops out of US Senate race, endorses Boustany

One of many lesser-known candidates in the US Senate race has dropped out less than three weeks before the election. Attorney and former-investment banker Abhay Patel is the first candidate to back out of the crowded field.  Read more...
Suit Denied

Hughes loses suit against fellow justices over recusal

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that a member of Louisiana's Supreme Court filed against four fellow justices. Justice Jefferson Hughes filed suit last December saying he was illegally removed from two cases against oil companies.  Read more...
LGBT Challenge

Louisiana attorney general challenges LGBT rights order

Louisiana's attorney general is asking a judge to prohibit enforcement of Gov. John Bel Edwards' order requiring most state contracts to contain LGBT rights protection language. Attorney General Jeff Landry filed the court challenge Thursday.  Read more...

Construction money steered to roads, building repairs

Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is stalling hundreds of millions in construction projects planned for state financing to instead steer more money to state building and university repairs and roadwork. Read more...
Homicide Arrest

21-year-old man arrested in shooting death of 87-year-old man

An arrest has been made in the case of an elderly man who was shot to death in his own driveway in Houma. Read more...

New Orleans approves regulated short-term rentals

The New Orleans City Council Thursday voted 6-1 for a system to allow short-term rentals, under certain conditions. Read more...

Police: man grabbed from street, shot, dumped in Lower 9th

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a mid-day homicide in the Lower 9th Ward. It happened at the intersections of Florida and Charbonnet streets. Read more...
Senate Funds

Fayard lags Campbell in cash for final days of Senate race

Among the top two Democratic contenders in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell appears to have stronger financial footing than lawyer Caroline Fayard for the final push to Election Day.   Read more...
Knoll Retires

Knoll marks final day on Supreme Court

Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jeanette Theriot Knoll spent her last day on the bench surrounded by family and friends. Knoll is retiring after 34 years serving in the state judiciary, including 20 at the state's highest court.  Read more...
2 Sentenced

Rape victims vent anger at Sharper's accomplices

The two Louisiana co-defendants in the drug and rape case that brought down one-time NFL star Darren Sharper have been formally sentenced to lengthy prison terms _ after hearing blistering condemnations from two of their victims in open court.  Read more...
Pot Forum

Public forum on medical marijuana moved to bigger auditorium

The public forum where the LSU AgCenter will pitch its medical marijuana plan to potential investors is being moved to a larger location capable of seating up to 900 people.  It's reported that the forum, which is Oct. 28, will be in the Bo Campbell Auditorium ...Read more
Nonstop Flights

British Airways says nonstop flights to begin from N.O. to London

Armstrong International has become more international than ever before, announcing new, nonstop flights to and from London, England.  British Airways plans to fly four flights weekly from Armstrong to London's Heathrow Airport beginning March 27, 2017.  Read more...

No Voter Fraud

Secretary of State ensures there will be NO voter fraud at the polls

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has said the November 8th election has been rigged by the media and at the polls to favor Democrat Hillary Clinton. Republican Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler calls Trumps comments irresponsible ...Read more
Suspect Dead

Police: Fleeing driver dies following 3-vehicle crash

Authorities say a driver who fled police during a traffic stop has died following a three-vehicle crash. Louisiana State Police say 21-year-old Darious Rashaad Ashton died Wednesday after being taken to a hospital.  Read more...
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Prep Preview: Unbeatens Catholic (BR) and St. Amant meet for district crown

In a week filled with top 10 showdowns doubling as division rivalries, one of the biggest is in the capital city as Baton Rouge's Catholic Bears host the St. Amant Gators. Read More

High-flying Saints ready to face ball-hawking Chiefs defense

Marcus Peters has duped just about every quarterback he has faced into throwing an interception to him, whether it was Peyton Manning a year ago or Derek Carr just last weekend. He'd love nothing more than to add Drew Brees to his growing list Sunday.  Read more... 

LSU looks for 3rd straight win vs Ole Miss

The SEC's best pass offense goes up against a stingy LSU defense on Saturday night in Tiger Stadium as the Bayou Bengals host Ole Miss. Rebels Quarterback Chad Kelly has completed 62 percent of his passes for 1,849 yards and 14 TDs.  He has five receivers who have... Read more

Kristian: Terron Armstead hoping to join Saints on Sunday

Saints left tackle Terron Armstead says he is going to try and play this Sunday against the Chiefs. New Orleans is looking to run their record to 3-3 and get back to .500. Read More

Steve: Will Chiefs tomahawk the Saints' win streak?

The 2-3 Saints quest to get even on the season leads them to Kansas City in week 7 to do battle against the 3-2 Chiefs, a tough team that has a tough venue. Arrowhead Stadium will be loud & proud, full of war chants from a sea of red that wants to see their team keeping up with the Joneses in the Wild Wild West of the AFC. Read More

T-Bob's Takes: Is it okay to believe in the Saints yet? LSU facing huge battles

The NFC playoff waters became much murkier over the weekend as some teams came back to earth, while others seem to have risen from the dead. Plus, LSU faces 'Helms Deep' odds over the next five weeks. Read More

Deke's SEC Rankings, week 8

Is LSU back?  Can the Hogs pig their way past the Eagles/Tigers on the Plains?  And how can the Rebels play defense so similar to the New Orleans Saints? Here’s this week’s SEC Rankings!  Read More

Brees expecting stout challenge from Kansas City defense

Drew Brees stepped into the radio huddle with Bobby Hebert for their weekly QB To QB segment Wednesday night on WWL, and he started by addressing the Saints’ shootout win against division rival Carolina. Read More

Celebrities among those long-suffering Cubs fans

 The Chicago Cubs are trying to do something that hasn't happened in the lifetime of anyone born in the last 108 years: Win a World Series.


Kristian: Big names return to Saints practice today

Saints offensive tackle Terron Armstead is back - well at practice at least.  Armstead participated in the potion of practice that was open to the media on Wednesday, and was listed on the injury report as limited in participation.  Read More
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