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Vitter urges campaign supporters to see 'The Interview'

Conservative Republican Senator David Vitter may seem like an unlikely person to endorse a comedy starring slacker buddies James Franco and Seth Rogen, but the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, apparently from communist North Korea, has created some unlikely bedfellows. Read more...
Hollywood South

WATCH: CBS reports on Louisiana, the new Hollywood

California isn't the epicenter of movie making anymore. The business has left the Gold Coast and gone south, to Louisiana. Read more...
New Laws

New Louisiana laws kick in with start of 2015

Nearly two dozen new laws take effect with the start of 2015 in Louisiana. The measures were passed in the last legislative session. They are mostly minor changes, as most new laws approved by lawmakers each year begin in August.  Read more...
Dead Zone

Gulf dead zone could be shrunk, but at high cost

At an eye-popping price tag of $2.7 billion every year, a new report says the country could meet the national goal of reducing the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.  Read more...

Work continues on fracking proposal in St. Tammany

Helis Oil & Gas Co., which received a permit from the state last week to drill a vertical well as a first step toward fracking in St. Tammany Parish, is now working to get a wetlands permit. Read more...
Saints vs Tampa

The Saints play Sunday, do we care?

It's the final game of the season for the New Orleans Saints when they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa. Read more...
Return Time

Exchange day at the local shopping centers

Today's the day retailers see many unhappy returns. The day after Christmas is another busy one at the malls, as folks return or exchange all those gifts that just weren't right. Read more...

Skeleton in elevator shaft

New Orleans police say a skeleton found in April in an elevator shaft was that of a 25-year-old who had been missing more than a year.  Read more...
Day After

Day after Christmas could be big for retailers

Christmas is over but that doesn't mean shoppers are done with finding great deals. Louisiana Tech Marketing Professor, Barry Babin, says the day after Christmas is a big day for retailers.  Read more...
Year in Politics

2014: The year in politics

The 2014 year in Louisiana politics will be one for the history books. Among the notable points -- the Republican party finished its return to dominance, Mary Landrieu lost her US-Senate seat and former Governor Edwin Edwards finally ends his hopes of being in public office again.  Read more
Be Safe

Cops: Don't ruin holidays by driving drunk

State Police are urging motorists to be extra careful on the road during the holiday season.
Many people will be on Louisiana roadways visiting friends and family.  Read more...
Sex Crime

Woman arrested, accused of sleeping with 16-year-old

Sheriff's deputies have arrested an East Baton Rouge woman after investigators said she had sex with a 16-year-old boy while she was drunk.  Read more...
Baby Name

Jack Daniels' son is Jim Beam

A man named after whiskey has named his son for bourbon. Thirty-one-year-old Jack Daniels Leathers of Gray says he and his 23-year-old wife, Lydia Leathers, chose the name well before their marriage.  Read more...
Mall Murder

Christmas Eve shooting kills 1 at Oakwood

A man who was shopping at a suburban New Orleans mall on Christmas Eve was shot to death at close range and a suspect was in custody, police said. The incident happened around 4:20 p.m. Read more...
Oil Impact

Falling oil prices could force more cuts this budget year

 The budget hole facing Gov. Bobby Jindal and lawmakers next year is a grim figure, topping $1.4 billion. But that may not even be the worst-case scenario.  Read more...
Mall Shooting

Victim dies in Oakwood Center mall shooting

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a person was shot and killed at the Oakwood Mall in Gretna.  Read more...
Westwego Murder

Man accused of killing girlfriend, shooting grandmother in Westwego

Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old man accused of killing his girlfriend and accidentally shooting his grandmother.  Read more...

Shooting at Oakwood Mall

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a person has been shot at the Oakwood Center mall in Gretna.  No word on the condition of the victim, and police are on the scene.  Read more ...
BP Appeal

BP appeals judge's refusal to remove claims administrator

BP PLC is asking the federal appeals court in New Orleans to kick out the administrator of damage settlement claims from its 2010 oil spill.  Read more...
Amite Cleanup

Residents in Amite cleaning up after storm

Residents in the small Tangipahoa Parish town of Amite are cleaning up after a tornado that damaged several homes and downed trees and power lines.  Read more...

Racing to get the shopping done

Some people just seem to thrive under the pressure of deadlines. Even at this late hour in the Christmas shopping season, WWL First News had no trouble finding people who still haven't finished. Read more...
Storm Damage

Severe storms slam the South, killing at least 4

Power companies managed to restore electricity to thousands of people in Mississippi on Wednesday, a day after a powerful storm swept through the southeastern U.S. and killed four people.  About 6,000 people were without power after the storm  ... Read more

Annual St. James bonfires will light the sky tonight

The annual Bonfires on the Levee takes place tonight in St. James Parish.  Rhonda Lee, President of the Festival of the Bonfires, says this is a tradition in the parish dating back more than 100 years. Read more...
Who to Visit?

How do we decide whose family to visit for the holidays?

Which family to visit during the holidays can sometimes pose problems, but some would tell that it's a good problem to have. Read more...

After the front, clearing skies and a cooler Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

As the storm system that dumped torrential rain and brought severe, damaging weather to some parts of southeast Louisiana moves on, a cold front will settle in and drop temperatures considerably. Read more...
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Saints don't blame D coach Ryan for poor season

 Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton doesn't necessarily believe New Orleans' much-maligned defense needs wholesale changes heading into next season.  Read more...

Saints offense could face changes after season

Four seasons after the Saints traded to get back into the first round of the draft to select Mark Ingram, the running back could be playing in his final game with New Orleans on Sunday.  He's not the only one.  Read more...

QB to QB: Brees - the fans mean so much to us

The Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert went QB to QB with Saints Quarterback Drew Bees on Sports Talk and the two hit on a variety of topics, including the disappointment Drew talked about in the team not having anything on the line against NFC South foe Tampa Bay. Read More

Kristian: Saints are not thinking about 2015 yet

Next year:  The Saints aren’t ready to think about 2015 just yet.  New Orleans will wrap up the 2014 season on the road this Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: “You’re constantly evaluating, I expect us to be full speed and prepared for this game,” said Sean Payton. Read More

LSU-Notre Dame Preview

LSU and Notre Dame realize elite teams play for national championships. Both teams, though, had flaws that landed them in Nashville, Tennessee, for the Music City Bowl on Tuesday.  Read more...

Payton: Why the Saints missed the playoffs

After being eliminated from the playoffs with a 30-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, it didn't take long for New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton to point out the reason. Payton regularly calls the turnover stat the most important in the game.  Read more...

Graham, Evans selected for 2015 Pro Bowl

Despite the Saints' 6-9 record, two players from the Black and Gold have made the The NFC Pro Bowl roster for 2015. TE Jimmy Graham and OG Jahri Evans are among the NFC roster participants. Read More

WWL NFL Podcast with T-Bob and Seth

This week Seth Dunlap returns and it's T-Bob's turn to take a holiday vacation. . .at least that's what he says.  We really think he can't handle talking about HIS Arizona Cardinals and their continuing meltdown. Read More

Hokie: Everyone overestimated the 2014 Saints

Following the Saints' 30-14 fall to the Dirty Birds, Saints Color Analyst joined Deke Bellavia to deliver some post-game remarks about just how far short of expectations the Black and Gold fell in 2014, and where they might expect to make changes. Read More

Deke: Hope is all the Saints had all season and all we have now

Is this the beginning of the end for the greatest run in franchise history?  I sure hope not.  Is this the start of what could be several bad seasons in a row?  Damn, I sure hope not.  But the numbers don’t lie my people. Read More
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