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Budget Battle

Edwards proposes tax increases, revenue measures

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards addressed state residents Thursday evening, to discuss Louisiana's historic budget deficit.  Read more...

TOPS Stopped

TOPS payments stalled because of La. budget uncertainty

Payments to Louisiana's colleges from the TOPS free college tuition program have been put on hold, because of uncertainties about the state's budget. Read more...
Lawsuit Flap

Landry drops 'Common Core' fight with Edwards

Attorney General Jeff Landry has dropped his fight with Gov. John Bel Edwards over a lawsuit against federal education officials.  Read more...
Teen Carjacking

Police: 4 teens arrested in carjacking of 77-year-old woman

New Orleans police say four teenagers have been arrested in connection with a carjacking of a 77-year-old woman in eastern New Orleans.  Read more...

Edwards asks court to drop Jindal lawsuit, reject Landry

Gov. Edwards has formally asked an appeals court to drop the lawsuit former Gov. Jindal filed against federal officials over the Common Core education standards. Edwards also asked the court to reject Attorney General Jeff Landry's move to keep the suit alive.  Read more...
Sheriff Resigns

Waguespack resigns as Assumption Parish sheriff

After serving four terms in office, Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack has called it quits. Waguespack announced his resignation Wednesday, effective immediately.  Read more...

2 Zika Cases

Two possible cases of the Zika virus in Louisiana

Two cases of Zika virus are being investigated by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals in the state.  DHH did not the location of those cases, however.  DHH said the two suspected cases are from people ...Read more

New Orleans mayor hails Mardi Gras a success

From a decline in arrests to the number of visitors, Mayor Mitch Landrieu is hailing the Carnival season in New Orleans a success.  On Thursday, the city released numbers on arrests, the cleanup and the number of visitors.  Read more...

Different Ideas

Louisiana governor, treasurer, have different ideas on budget balancing

Governor John Bel Edwards tonight lays out his proposals for fixing a budget hole of around $900 million, and avoiding similar issues in future budgets. Read more...
Toll Plaza

Crescent City Connection toll plaza to be demolished

The state will solicit bids for the removal of the abandoned toll plaza at the West Bank approach to the Crescent City Connection.  It's reported that soliciting for bids will begin later this month, and the project should be completed in about a year. Read more...
M.G. Security

Louisiana State Police made impact on Mardi Gras security

Louisiana State Police deployed approximately 170 troopers from across the state to assist with the Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans.  Col. Mike Edmonson says the troopers' assignments consisted of foot patrols in the French Quarter and parade routes, ...Read more
Boaters Rescued

2 boaters rescued near mouth of Mississippi River

The Coast Guard rescued two people from a 13-foot aluminum flat boat taking water near the mouth of the Mississippi River.  Coast Guard said in a news release a helicopter arrived at the boat near Main Pass at 3:22 p.m. Wednesday, ...Read more
Coming to La.

Trump brings Presidential campaign to Louisiana

Fresh off his primary win in New Hampshire, Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump will hold a rally tonight at the Baton Rouge River Center. Political Analyst John Couvillion says new life has been breathed into Trump’s campaign, ...Read more
No Permit?

Bill would allow carrying concealed guns without permit

A Baton Rouge lawmaker has filed a bill for the regular session that seeks to change the state constitution to allow Louisiana residents to possess a concealed handgun without needing a permit.  Read more...
Women & Guns

Girls just want to have guns; female hunters on the rise

It might not be on a Valentine's wish list, but girls are getting into guns. Female gun ownership is on the rise, and it's not just for self-defense purposes. Women's influence on the hunting industries was witnessed recently by WWL's Don Dubuc at the... Read more

Louisiana's current budget woes mirror 1988 financial gaps

A new Louisiana governor inherits a massive budget mess, a state struggling with years of red ink that his predecessor patched through rather than fixing. Now, government services are on the chopping block, threatened with hefty reductions.  Read more...
Hot Dog King?

Burger King introduces hot dogs to their menu

The fast food chain Burger King announces they’ll add hot dogs to their menu starting February 23rd. LSU Marketing Professor Dan Rice says McDonald’s just went to all day breakfast and this is Burger King’s way of opening a new market.  Read more...
Gov's Address

Governor Edwards to deliver bad budget news to taxpayers

Governor John Bel Edwards will address Louisiana citizens tonight to discuss the state’s historic budget deficit. This address comes ahead of the special legislative session that begins Sunday, where lawmakers will have to come up with a plan to combat an... Read more
One Dead

1 dead, 1 injured after EMS unit falls from rack

One man was killed and another injured after an ambulance up on a mechanic’s rack fell on them.  The incident happened Wednesday just after 5:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of Avenue C.  Both men were trapped underneath the vehicle. Read more...

Wife Dies

Wife of former Pelicans coach Monty Williams dies

The wife of former New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams, died Wednesday after being involved in a car crash.  A 55 year old woman crossed the center line of a road in Oklahoma City and struck another vehicle driven by Ingrid Williams.  Read more...

Gulf Revenues

White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf states

Louisiana's U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting the White House for proposing to help Alaska deal with rising seas by taking money away from similar efforts along the Gulf Coast.  Read more...

Judge: new order against enforcing Louisiana abortion law

A federal judge in Louisiana has issued a new order blocking the state from enforcing an abortion law that he says would prevent most women from getting abortions.  Read more...

Appeals court tosses order blocking executions

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has reversed a stay that had blocked the state of Mississippi from carrying out executions. The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a lower court judge ruled incorrectly.  Read more...
Cigarette Tax

Louisiana lawmakers have started filing bills for the special session

With the state's special session beginning Valentine's Day, Louisiana  lawmakers have started filing bills for the special session, and one of the first measures proposed would increase the state tax on a pack of cigarettes another 22-cents to $1.08 per pack. Read more...

Shooting Death

One killed in Hammond Mardi Gras Day shootings

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says one person was killed and another injured in two separate shooting incidents on Mardi Gras in Hammond.  Read more...
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Contract Work

Saints restructure LB Dannell Ellerbe's contract

​The Saints continue moving money around ahead of the start of the league year on March 9th.  The Saints restructured LB Dannell Ellerbe's contract, dropping his base salary to $1.8 million dollars this season, according to a league source. Read More

Pete Maravich statue to be erected on LSU campus

A statue honoring the late Pete Maravich has been approved by the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame Committee. The legendary athlete is still college basketball's all-time leading scorer at 3,667 points.  Read more...

Saints release Jahri Evans; Hawthorne and Humber too

According to a league source, the Saints have released veteran offensive lineman Jahri Evans, LB's David Hawthorne, and Ramon Humber. Read More

Bronco fans celebrate Super Bowl win in Denver streets

There were some arrests in Denver after the Bronco's defeated the Carolina Panthers in Sunday's Super Bowl 50.  Scores of Bronco fans gathered downtown for impromptu partying, and the crowd became unruly at times.  Read more...

Broncos linebacker Von Miller earns Super Bowl MVP honors

Linebacker Von Miller earned Super Bowl MVP honors Sunday night, forcing two fumbles and getting 2 1/2 sacks to help the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 for the championship.  Read more...


Broncos D dominates Panthers in 24-10 Super Bowl win

Von Miller forced two fumbles to set up Denver's two touchdowns and the Broncos defense frustrated Cam Newton all game to carry Peyton Manning to his second Super Bowl title with a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.  Read more...


Brees named NFL's 2015 Clutch Performer of the Year

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been named the 2015 Clutch Performer of the Year, receiving the award during the fifth annual NFL Honors awards show on Saturday at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.  Read more...

Irving, James lead Cavaliers past Pelicans 99-84

Kyrie Irving scored 29 points, LeBron James added 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from two straight losses with a 99-84 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. Read more...

Despite troubles aplenty, NFL and Super Bowl popular as ever

The headlines hit in a persistent stream this season, and the onslaught only grew steadier as the Super Bowl approached. Concussions scrambling the brains of current and former players. Fantasy football under siege. Poor officiating. Ugly football.  Read more...


Manning's Alma mater elated about his 4th Super Bowl

You can be sure there are plenty of fans in Louisiana who will be cheering on New Orleans native Peyton Manning and the Broncos in the Super Bowl Sunday. Isidore Newman High School football coach Nelson Stewart played with Manning for the Greenies.  Read more...

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