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Obama In N.O.

Obama walks New Orleans streets, says city 'moving forward'

Walking door to door in a city reborn after tragedy, President Barack Obama says New Orleans is moving forward a decade after Hurricane Katrina. He offered the city as an example of what can happen when people rally to build a better future ...Read more

Job disparity creates a future challenge

The great New Orleans recovery is grabbing many of the headlines this week but there are a number of officials concentrating on the future. Read more...
Obama in N.O.

President Obama arrives in New Orleans for Katrina anniversary

President Barack Obama travelled to New Orleans today for the Katrina Anniversary. Reporter Andrew Beatty of AFP was the assigned pool reporter. Here are excerpts from his reports:  Read more...
Boil Advisory

Boil water advisory for Gretna

Gretna authorities say e. coli has been found in the city's drinking water.  They have issued a boil water advisory. "The City of Gretna received notification that during routine water sampling testing by the State of Louisiana, E. coli and coliforms were detected... Read more
Erika Forecast

Erika forecast to head near Florida's East Coast

Tropical Storm Erika is forecast to move through the Caribbean over the next three days and then approach southern Florida. "On the forecast track, the center of Erika will move near the Virgin Islands later today, move near or north of Puerto Rico tonight... Read more
Fat Comeback

Mardi Gras 2016 is healthier than ever thanks to the 2006 Carnival season

New Orleanians are proud of many things, one of those being our hosting Mardi Gras parades during the Carnival season. But six months after Hurricane Katrina, bringing back Mardi Gras so soon after the worst disaster in our city's history, was very controversial. Read more...
Murder Arrest

Police: Woman killed her cousin on New Orleans porch

Authorities say a 37-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of her cousin in New Orleans. Read more...
Cops Killed

Cop murdered in Sunset, the 6th this year in Louisiana

Another Louisiana policeman has been shot dead in the line of duty. Sunset Police officer Henry Nelson was killed while responding to a domestic disturbance.  It comes just days after the murder of a Louisiana State Trooper in Lake Charles, and it makes six cops shot and killed... Read more
Get Out!

10 years ago today, the evacuation was underway

Do you remember what you were doing a decade ago today?  Most people from Southeast Louisiana were running for their lives, and more than 200,000 would never return to make New Orleans their home again.  Read more...
Obama in NOLA

President Obama to speak in New Orleans today about Katrina recovery

President Barack Obama comes to New Orleans today, as part of the city's commemoration of ten years of Hurricane Katrina recovery. The president says New Orleans has impressed the nation. Read more...
Ebola in Apes

UL research center testing Ebola vaccine on wild apes

Researchers at the University of Louisiana Lafayette New Iberia Research Center are testing an Ebola vaccine for wild apes. The Research Center says Ebola is one of the leading killers of gorillas and chimpanzees.  Read more...
Not Organized

TS Erika not well organized but should strengthen Sunday

Tropical Storm Erika is not looking very organized in the open Atlantic, according to WWL TV meteorologist Dave Nussbaum.  "It is expected to maintain its weak tropical storm status until Saturday and it may strengthen a bit by Sunday when it reaches the Bahamas," ...Read more
Officer Died

Sheriff: Officer shot; stabbing victim have died

Louisiana State Police say a police officer and two other people have been shot in the southwestern Louisiana.  State police Superintendent Mike Edmonson says troopers are on the way to the scene in Sunset, about 70 miles west of Baton Rouge, ...Read more

Entergy units in La. to be merged, after PSC approval

Louisiana utility regulators agreed Wednesday to merge two subsidiaries of New Orleans-based Entergy Corp. into one company that provides electricity to more than 1 million customers around the state.  Read more...

Dead Heat

New governor's race poll shows Vitter and Edwards in a dead heat

A new poll by Triumph Campaigns shows Republican David Vitter and Democrat John Bel Edwards neck and neck in this year's governor's race.  The telephone survey of over 2,000 respondents shows Vitter leading with 31-percent ...Read more
New Charges

New charges against man accused of killing LA state trooper

Louisiana authorities say a man accused of killing a state trooper is now chargeed in the death of another man. Read more...
Grand Opening

New Orleans' new hospital holds grand opening celebration today

A grand opening ceremony takes place today for the brand new $1.1 billion dollar University Medical Center in New Orleans. Read more...
Cop Honored

Slidell streets renamed for slain officer

The Slidell City Council has renamed Third Street for Sgt. Earl Alfred, a Slidell police officer killed in the line of duty in 1975. Read more...
Suit Dismissed

Judge dismisses lawsuit by Texas A&M's Chavis against LSU

A Texas judge has dismissed a contract dispute lawsuit filed by Texas A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis against his former employer, LSU.  A judge in Bryan ruled the coach's lawsuit does not belong in Texas. Lawyers for LSU had raised jurisdiction issues. Read more...
Early Dies

WWL pioneer ''Mr. Early'' dies

The man who was the general manager or WWL TV and WWL Radio for decades has died.  J. Michael Early was 99 years old. "I feel so lucky that I knew him, that he brought me to the city... it did change my life... Read more
Wrong-way Crash

Fatal wrong way crash on Interstate 55 near Amite

One person has died in a two vehicle accident Wednesday on Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish between Independence and Amite. Read more...
Burned Body

Nov. 12 sentencing date in post-Katrina burned body case

A former New Orleans police officer convicted for burning the body of a man shot to death by another officer after Hurricane Katrina will learn in November whether he will get a reduction in his 17-year sentence. Read more...
Lessons Learned

Emergency planners talk about lessons Katrina taught them

As much as the storm itself and the flood it caused, many see the response to Hurricane Katrina as a disaster in its own right. Today's emergency planners say it's a lesson no one has forgotten. Read more...
Erika Forecast

Tropical Storm Erika forecast to move near South Florida

The National Hurricane Center says over the next five days, Tropical Storm Erika will move through the Caribbean and then off the southern coast of Florida. "On the forecast track, the center of Erika will move near or over portions of... Read more

Cooler, drier air making people happy

Southeast Louisiana woke up to lower temperatures than we've felt in a long time and less humidity too. "Beautiful!" one may exclaimed in downtown New Orleans,  "I'm going to ride my motorcycle." Another woman said, "I am walking to work today."  Read more...
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SEC Rankings

Deke: Will the SEC win a national title this year? Here's the rankings

SEC, SEC, SEC!  The mighty SEC has not won a national title in two years.  Is that a drought?  For this conference it is.  Here are my first SEC rankings of the season.  Enjoy! Read More

Bobby: Saints WR Colston definitely still has it

For veteran players in the NFL, after being in the league for a handful of years their age comes into question, as does whether or not that player can still be productive.  The Cajun Cannon says that #12 WR Marques Colston was as smooth and cool as the pleasant summer breeze today. Read More

Steve: Josh Morgan making his case to make Saints roster

The coaches and players say they still aren’t looking at who is going to make the 53 man roster yet - but I sure am. A position group that has fascinated me before camp even started was wide receiver. Read More

Kristian: Saints pass rush finally shows up; Payton skips practice

Saints Coach Sean Payton was not at practice today because he was escorting his daughter to the first day of college at Pepperdine University. Payton has always placed a significant interest on family, and has excused players in the past for family matters, and it’s no different for him. Read More

Deke: Steele and Orgeron will get the best out of Tiger defense

If emotion helps win games, then look for the Bayou Bengals to win a lot.  To say that LSU defensive line Coach Ed Orgeron is an emotional person is an understatement. Read More

Steve: Ambition fuels Saints DE Akiem Hicks

There weren’t many positives to take away from the Saints defense last year.  The unit failed in just about every way possible, finishing 31st overall in the NFL.  Trying to pin the blame on one player, position group or even a coach is impossible. Read More

Resident Pros: Saints have upper hand at Tuesday practice

Both of our resident pros agree that the Saints defense had the edge at today’s practice.  “I think the defense has played well as of late. Going back to the Patriots game and the last two practices, I like what I’ve seen from the Saints defense,” said Saints Color Analyst Hokie Gajan. Read More

Saints move Friday practice to Yulman Stadium in prime time

The Saints announced today that Friday's scheduled practice in Metairie has been moved to Tulane's Yulman Stadium at 7pm. The practice will be open to the public as long as weather permits. Read More

Kristian: Saints defense continues to play strong

The Saints defense clearly got the better of the offense today in team drills and even one-on-one drills.  DB Keenan Lewis made his return to the practice field today and got right down to business with two pass break ups in team drills. Read More

T-Bob and Big Chief break down the SEC West

The 2015 College Football season is less than two weeks from kicking off, and our "Tiger Tailgating" hosts Deke and T-Bob have jotted down their predictions for the SEC this season. Here is how the guys size up the west wing of the nation's best conference. Read More
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