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New charges in Charleston church shooting: attempted murder

The man accused of killing nine people attending Bible study at a historic black church in Charleston has been indicted on three new charges of attempted murder. Read more...
Gun Safety

Governor Jindal signs bill to allow gun safety in public schools

Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law a bill that allows gun safety education to be taught in elementary public schools. The measure lets Louisiana's schools provide age-appropriate classroom instruction regarding firearm accident prevention and safety. Read more...
Medical Pot

Ag Commish: More questions than answers on medical marijuana

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture has been put in charge of establishing the regulations for the legal dispensing of medical marijuana and Ag Commissioner Mike Strain says one of the big questions is how much they will need. Read more...
Anti-Tax Group

New radio ad highlights tax votes of state lawmakers

A new radio ad launching from an anti-tax organization is targeting state lawmakers who supported tax hikes and lessened tax breaks to balance this year's budget. Read more...

Man convicted in murder, dismemberment of stripper seeks new trial

A man convicted in the death and dismemberment of a Bourbon Street dancer is seeking a new trial, citing a history of mental illness and three failed requests for a mistrial during his proceedings. Read more...
Digital Amnesia

Digital amnesia, the inability to remember phone numbers

A new study from the U.K. is out has come out showing that more than half of Europeans couldn't recall their kids' or office numbers without looking through their contact list. And a third wouldn't know how to get in touch with their partner without the help of their cell phone. Read more...
Cop Arrested

Cop arrested in connection with Officer Daryle Holloway murder

New Orleans Police have made another arrest as part of the investigation into the murder of Officer Daryle Holloway, and this time, it's one of their own. A 12-year NOPD veteran is accused of malfeasance and obstruction. Read more...
Cop Arrested

NOPD arrests officer in Travis Boys investigation

The New Orleans Police Department Monday night announced the arrest and emergency suspension of a 12-year veteran in connection with the Travis Boys case. Read more...

2015 Essence Festival draws almost half a million

Nearly half a million people attended this year's Essence Festival held in New Orleans over the Fourth of July weekend. Read more...

Will an accused cop killer really get the death penalty?

The man accused of shooting and killing a New Orleans police officer while he was being taken to jail has pleaded not guilty. The New Orleans District Attorney is seeking the death penalty for  33 year old Travis Boys. Read more...
Lighning Strike

Lightning injures 6 at RV park

West Louisiana officials say lightning injured six people at an RV park near the Louisiana-Texas state line.   Sabine Parish Sheriff Ronny Richardson reported that a lightning bolt struck during a Fourth of July celebration at an RV park at Toledo Bend Reservoir.  Read more...
Not Guilty Plea

Man pleads not guilty to killing New Orleans officer

The man accused of shooting and killing a New Orleans police officer while he was being taken to jail has pleaded not guilty. Read more...
Skinny Oreos

Oreos get thin, going for 'sophisticated' air

Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a "sophisticated'' snack for grown-ups that isn't meant to be twisted or dunked. Read more...

Arraignment today in killing of New Orleans police officer

A man accused of killing a New Orleans policeman was scheduled for a Monday arraignment in the city's Criminal District Court. Read more...

Should parents charge their children rent at home?

It's a question that parents may be asking themselves, with many children are graduating from college with a degree and no job.  Read more...
Eye Strain

Computer Vision Syndrome: Digital eye strain on the rise

Eye doctors are seeing a rising number of young patients suffering from computer vision syndrome. Read more...

Restoring LA's coast likely to challenge next governor

Working to enact the coastal restoration master plan will be a major challenge in the coming years, even with the recently-announced settlement with BP. Read more...
BP Money

Officials want to use BP money to keep LA the 'Sportsmen's Paradise'

Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says it will use the announced BP settlement money to ensure Louisiana will remain Sportsman's Paradise for years to come. Read more...
Trombone Shorty

'Trombone Shorty' takes main stage at Essence Festival

He's no stranger to huge audiences and national exposure, but Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews says his upcoming performance at the Essence Festival is a dream come true.
Andrews, known for high-energy shows with his band Orleans Avenue, ...Read more

Arraignment set for Monday in officer slaying case

A man arrested in connection with the shooting death of a New Orleans police officer is scheduled to be back in Orleans Parish Criminal Court on Monday. Travis Boys is expected to enter a plea during the arraignment.  Read more...
Jail Dispute

Tangipahoa Parish jail dispute ongoing

A dispute continues in Tangipahoa Parish over who is to pay for certain expenses at the local jail. Sheriff Daniel Edwards told the parish board earlier this year that his office could no longer pay certain costs at the jail, including food and medical expenses.  Read more...
Party Ends

Essence Fest wraps up 2015 New Orleans visit

Almost a quarter million folks will, regrettably, depart New Orleans Sunday night. The city has been packed with visitors since Thursday, in town for the 2015 Essence Festival.  Read more...

Urban Report

Urban League releases report on New Orleans since Katrina

A new report suggests post-Hurricane Katrina progress for black residents in New Orleans has not been as good as in white households. The report was released Friday in New Orleans by the Urban League of Greater New Orleans and the National Urban League.  Read more...
Charity Plans

State receives plans for Charity Hospital redevelopment

Five potential development groups have submitted plans to rescue New Orleans' Charity Hospital, the huge art-deco style building vacant since the catastrophic flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina.  Read more...
Suspect Arrest

NOPD quickly arrests suspect in murder of Kermit Ruffins' niece

New Orleans Police have arrested 20-year-old Will Reed, who is believed to be responsible for the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Milan Arriola. Arriola, a 2012 Warren Easton graduate and niece of jazz musician Kermit Ruffins, was fatally shot Friday.  Read more...
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Old Times

Just like old times, it's Williams vs. Williams at Wimbledon

Just like old times. It used to be that a match involving Miss Williams vs. Miss Williams, as they like to say at the All England Club, was a regular occurrence at the latter stages of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. Read more...

Agent: Pelicans, center Alexis Ajinca agree on 4-year deal

The New Orleans Pelicans and 7-foot center Alexis Ajinca have agreed on a four-year, $20.2 million extension.  Read more...

Pelicans make no additions to the nest in NBA Draft

The Pelicans did not possess a 1st round selection in last night's NBA Draft, and wound up trading away their 2nd round pick. New Orleans drafted Michigan State forward Branden Dawson with the 56th overall pick, but shipped his draft rights off to the LA Clippers for cash considerations. Read More

Steve: Pelicans introduce new head coach

With change comes excitement about the unknown - and also hope. For the Pelicans, their new head coach brings a fresh new perspective, coming off an NBA Championship victory with the Warriors.Read More

Kristian: Saints are in a tough spot with Junior Galette

If it is Galette in that video hitting a woman with a belt, the Saints can’t keep him around no matter what the NFL deems as appropriate punishment.  The cap hit would be painful, but not having him around would be worth any price. Read More

Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson legally competent

A judge has ruled in favor of Tom Benson, denying his heirs' petition that he be declared legally incompetent to manage his own business and personal affairs. Read More

Saints wrap up 2015 mini camp; Breaux, Coleman looking great

The Saints' on-the-field work is finished until the team reports to training camp at the end of July, after three days of mini camp at team headquarters on Airline Drive.  Sean Payton decided to cut practice short today by about an hour. Read More

Bobby & Hokie on Saints OTA: "Delvin Breaux is the real deal!"

With less than a week until their 2015 mini-camp, the New Orleans Saints had another organized team activity that the media was allowed to watch.  WWL resident pros Bobby Hebert and Hokie Gajan both love what they are seeing in the play of new defensive back Delvin Breaux. Read More

Saints Coach Payton addresses media after last OTA

Opening Statement: “We are basically in our last week of OTAs before minicamp next week. The schedule on the field is very similar when we move on to that minicamp phase. Today we had an emphasis on some of the two minute situations.” Read More

LSU's Mainieri: "I'm proud to be taking this team to Omaha!"

“Our kids showed an awful lot of poise this weekend.  A very good team came in here that fought us tooth and nail, and I thought we played great defense all weekend, and our pitching was tremendous,” said LSU Coach Paul Mainieri. Read More
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