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UNO Poll shows Kennedy with comfortable lead in Senate Race


The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center has released the results of a poll about the runoff for the open Louisiana seat in the U.S. Senate. The poll finds that Republican candidate John Kennedy has a comfortable lead.  Read more...
Election Change

Schedler would like to see December elections end in Louisiana


Secretary of State Tom Schedler says based on the likelihood of low turnout on Saturday's elections, he would like to have a conversations with the legislature about ending December elections.  Read more...
Housing Expo

Affordable Housing Expo for flood victims this weekend


An Affordable Housing Expo will be held in Baton Rouge this weekend for flood victims. Mike Steele with GOHSEP says there are people at different stages of recovery, so there will be a variety of housing options on display.  Read more...
Tax Rewrite

Gov. Edwards says tax rewrite should be fair and predictable


Gov. John Bel Edwards looked ahead Thursday to next year's legislative session, saying Louisiana needs to enact a tax structure that is fair, predictable and "sufficient" to pay for state services. Read more...
Will Smith Case

Defendant's pal: Will Smith attacked my friend after crash


Anger and anguish were evident in a New Orleans courtroom Thursday as a friend of the man on trial for killing retired Saints star Will Smith repeatedly insisted that Smith and his friends were the aggressors following an April 9 traffic crash that was followed by gunshots. Read more...
Sued by Embryos

Actress Sofia Vergara sued in Jefferson Parish by her frozen embryos


In what may be the most unlikely headline you'll see today, "Modern Family" actress Sofia Vergara is facing a lawsuit filed on behalf of frozen fertilized eggs she made with her ex-partner, Nick Loeb. Read more...
Arctic Blast

Cold arctic air blasting our area for the next few days


The next couple of days we will see chilly temperatures from the cold arctic air coming down as we approach the weekend.  WWL TV Chief Meteorologist Carl Arredondo says tonight will be windy and cold with our overnight temperatures dropping down into the mid 30s, ...Read more
Will Smith Case

Witness, prosecutor clash over who was aggressor in Will Smith case


The Latest on the trial of Cardell Hayes, charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith:  Read more...

 
Will Smith Case

Defense angrily demands mistrial in Will Smith case, judge says no


A defense lawyer Thursday angrily demanded a mistrial in reaction to a prosecutor's remarks in the trial of the man who fatally shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith.  Read more... 

 
Funeral Set

Funeral arrangements for Joe McKnight announced


Former NFL player and John Curtis standout Joe Mcknight who was shot and killed in a road rage incident last week will be laid to rest on Monday, according to the funeral home.  Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. at the New Home Ministries in New Orleans.  ...Read more
PETA Honors

PETA honors GOP strategist and NOLA resident Mary Matalin as 'Person of the Year


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals today announced Mary Matalin as the animal rights group's "Person of the Year." Read more...
Hayes Trial

Defendant's pal: I tried to restrain Will Smith after crash


A friend of the driver on trial for killing former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith told a jury he tried to restrain Smith in the heated exchange of words following an April 9 crash.  Kevin O'Neal was a passenger in the Hummer driven by Cardell Hayes.  Read more...
JP Crime

Murder up, all other crime down in Jefferson Parish


Every crime category in Jefferson Parish is down for 2016, except one.  Murder has jumped more than 77 percent. The sheriff's office says there were 39 murders in the first eleven months of the year, compared to 22 over the same time last year.  Read more...
Winter Weather

Winter weather heading towards Louisiana


Cold temperatures are on the way to the Bayou State. That’s according to state climatologist Barry Keim, who says it’s time for Louisianans to break out the winter gear.  “We have a large dome of Canadian air that’s about to settle in ...Read more
Holiday Party

Company Christmas party advice


Tis the season for holiday parties, and that means your company Christmas party too. Tulane business professor Dr. Mark Rosa says now that we’re out of the recession, he expects most companies will throw parties this year.  Read more...

 
Key Figures

Key figures in the Will Smith Case


Trial is underway for Cardell Hayes, 29, who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the April shooting death of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. A look at some of the key figures in the case:  Read more...

 
Holiday Spirit

Do we get more in the holiday spirit as it gets colder?


With much colder weather coming today, heading into the weekend, will folks in New Orleans begin to get into the holiday spirit?  Does a good cold blast like we are about to get, set us off on that shopping spree to buy those gifts for Christmas?  Read more...
Own Autopsy

Independent autopsies a good idea in most cases, says expert


The Joe McKnight investigation continues even as his accused killer faces manslaughter charges. The family of the former NFL player and John Curtis star paid for an independent autopsy. Why would the deceased's family want its own autopsy? Read more...
Much Colder

Arctic air blasting into Louisiana


"A strong cold front arrives today with some Arctic air behind it," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum said. "We will be cloudy with a slight chance for some rain during the day." He says after mid 50s this morning the temperatures will slowly fall to the... Read more
Guilty Plea

Defense attorney pleads guilty to tax evasion charge


A Louisiana criminal defense attorney has pleaded guilty to a tax evasion charge.  The Justice Department says 66-year-old Michael Thiel, of Baton Rouge, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of evading the payment of federal income and employment taxes ...Read more
Schramm Resigns

Schramm resigns as director of French Quarter Festival


French Quarter Festivals Inc., the nonprofit group that produces the French Quarter Festival, Satchmo Summerfest and Christmas New Orleans Style, is looking for a new executive director.  Read more...

 
Will Smith Case

Former Saints running back describes Will Smith shooting


Former New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas told a jury Wednesday that he thought a heated argument between retired Saints star Will Smith and an irate driver had cooled — but then he heard gunshots and turned to see his friend being gunned down. Read more...
McKnight Case

JP Coroner disputes '3rd autopsy' report in McKnight case


Jefferson Parish Coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich today downplayed reports his office was performing a third autopsy on the body of football player Joe McKnight. Read more..
Will Smith Case

Ex-Saint Thomas describes Smith shooting


Former New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas is telling jurors about the night he saw former Saints defensive captain Will Smith shot to death following an argument over traffic. Read more...
Mr. Grinch?

NOPD captures Grinchy attempted burglary suspect


New Orleans police today arrested a 20-year-old man on attempted burglary and other charges. Police say Jaymalias Falls was caught in the act last week on security video -- that showed him wearing a t-shirt bearing a likeness of Dr. Seuss' Grinch. Read more...
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Pels Lose

Pels fall to Philly, 99-88


Ersan Ilyasova scored 23 points, Sergio Rodriguez added 16, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a franchise record-tying 23-game road losing streak, beating the reeling New Orleans Pelicans 99-88 on Thursday night.  Read more...
 

LSU releases details on new deal for defensive coordinator


LSU releases the details on defensive coordinator Dave Aranda’s new three-year contract extension that also makes him the associate head coach. Tiger Rag Editor Cody Worsham says he’s earned the distinction of being the highest paid assistant in college football. Read more...

LSU has sold nearly half of its alloted tickets for the Citrus Bowl


Some LSU fans are gearing up to head to Orlando for the Citrus Bowl later this month, but so far ticket sales are lagging a bit. That’s according to LSU ticket manager, Brian Broussard, who says so far only about 4,000 tickets have been sold ...Read more

Gasol, Grizzlies outlast Pelicans, 110-108 in double OT


Marc Gasol had 28 points, including a game-tying 3-pointer with seven seconds left in regulation, to go with 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Memphis Grizzlies outlasted the New Orleans Pelicans 110-108 in double overtime on Monday night. Read more...

LSU RB Leonard Fournette to enter the NFL draft


LSU star RB Leonard Fournette made it official by announcing he will enter the 2017 NFL draft after the Tigers’ bowl game on December 31st.  Fournette made the announcement on Twitter and said he plans to play in the Citrus Bowl, despite a nagging ankle injury.  Read more...

 

Fournette to forego his senior season at LSU


LSU running back Leonard Fournette announced he will skip his senior season at LSU and be eligible for the NFL Draft next spring.  Read more...

Fournette - Leonard scoring photo (credit by WWL's Joe Marino)

Time to look to the future, Who Dats?


Is it time to start thinking about next year, Saints fans? While there are some hopeful citizens of the Who Dat Nation -- chief among them, WWL's Bobby Hebert -- that the Saints can finish strong and get the help they need to keep playing into January, one expert sees hope in 2017. Read more...

Brees: Saints loss to Lions was "our own fault"


What a difference a week makes.  The Saints were feeling pretty good a week ago at this time after crushing the Los Angeles Rams 49-21 in the Superdome, Sunday not so much. The Detroit Lions entered the Superdome and stymied the Saints high flying offense en route to... Read more

LSU headed to Citrus Bowl to play Louisville


The 20th ranked LSU Tigers will get a chance to spend the final week of 2016 in sunny Florida where they'll play 13th ranked Louisville in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on December 31st. It will be an early start on New Year's eve day as the game will kickoff at... Read more

New Orleans Bowl set


Southern Mississippi will face Louisiana-Lafayette in the New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 17. The Golden Eagles and Ragin' Cajuns are familiar foes, facing each for the 52nd time.  Read more...
 
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