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PHOTOS: Storm causes damage, flooding in SE Louisiana

As powerful storms moved across Louisiana, reports emerged of fallen trees, streets filling with water, and even of train cars being blown off the Huey P Long Bridge and falling to the ground. Read More
Still No Power

Entergy working to restore power to 120,000 in Louisiana

About 21,000 customers still without power in Jefferson Parish and about 12,000 in Orleans.  When can we expect power to be restored fully?  "10 p.m. tomorrow for most of the customers in the New Orleans area will be back on,"said Melanie Stewart, ...Read more
Airport Issues

Storm interrupts travel plans for people at MSY

New Orleans Armstrong International Airport had to deal with power issues late this morning. Read more...

New Orleans mayor needles Jindal on religious objection bill

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu needled Gov. Bobby Jindal for recently calling opponents of a contentious religious objection bill part of the ``radical left.''   Following a Monday speech in Baton Rouge, the Democratic mayor said Jindal ...Read more
No Run For Gov

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu rules out gubernatorial bid

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has officially ruled out a run for governor in the fall election.
The recent endorsement of the Louisiana Democratic Party for state Rep. John Bel Edwards as its choice to succeed Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal ...Read more

Correcting vaccine-autism misinformation a daunting task

Despite years of controversy over a rumored connection between vaccines and Autism, top health experts are once again trying to end the controversy once and for all. Read more...
More Rain

A possibility of more rain for this evening

Rain chances will remain high for this evening.  A Flash Flood  Watch is now in effect through Tuesday afternoon. Heavy rain could dump 2-3" of rain, causing street or stream flooding later today and tomorrow.  Read more...

Tobacco Tax

Tobacco tax increase bill gets House committee backing

A proposal to raise Louisiana's cigarette tax to match the rate charged by Mississippi has won approval from the House tax committee, as part of broader budget-balancing negotiations. Read more...
Tobacco Taxes

Committee approves scaled-down tobacco tax hike

The Louisiana House Ways and Means Committee today approved an increase in cigarette taxes, but not nearly as much as had been proposed. Read more...

Winds blows 11 train cars off railroad bridge in Elmwood

Today's severe storms have blown down trees, power lines, poles and even train cars. High winds blew the cars off the tracks along the Huey P. Long Bridge on the eastbank side of the Mississippi River.  "It was box cars... Read more
Tornado Warning

Tornado warning for New Orleans area

The national weather service in New Orleans has issued a tornado warning for Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish, St. Charles Parish, St. Bernard Parish and Plaquemines Parish until 11:00am.  Read more...
Severe Weather

Strong storms moving into New Orleans area

Nasty weather is crossing Louisiana and approaching the New Orleans area. "A line of strong storms is impacts the area over the next couple of hours," WWL TV Meteorologist Laura Buchtel said.  "The worst of the weather should be over New Orleans from around 10:00am... Read more
Medicaid Deal

Hospitals offer to share in cost of La. Medicaid expansion

As Louisiana struggles with budget troubles, private hospitals are offering lawmakers a way to draw down more federal health care dollars for patient care. Read more...
Tobacco Taxes

Smokers talk about proposed tobacco tax increase

Can increased tobacco taxes bring in the money the state of Louisiana needs to avoid drastic cuts to higher education or other state services? The House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to discuss a proposal today that would add $1.18 to the price of a pack of cigarettes. Read more...
Severe Weather

Severe weather could threaten New Orleans area this afternoon and evening

The National Weather Service says severe thunderstorms have developed as a line of storms move into Louisiana from Texas. The weather service says the storms will contain high winds and hail.  Read more...
Gulf Search

Crews to continue search for survivors in the Gulf

Crews planned to continue searching for any survivors after a powerful weekend storm capsized several sailboats in a regatta near Mobile Bay, a Coast Guard spokesman said before dawn Monday.  Read more...
Baby Saved

Pregnant woman killed in apartment; unborn child saved

Police are still investigating an apartment shooting that left a pregnant 29-year-old woman dead in Baton Rouge. Brittney Mills was shot in her apartment Friday night. Police say they found Mills dead, but rushed her to a local hospital where her unborn child was delivered.  Read more...

2 LSU students die after being found in apartment pool

Two LSU graduate students have died after police found them unresponsive at the bottom of a swimming pool in an apartment complex. Authorities say 28-year-old Ishita Maity and 25-year-old Anton Joe died Sunday afternoon... Read more
Cig Tax

Cigarette tax increase gets first vote

The House Ways and Means Committee will consider Monday morning a bill that will raise the state's cigarette tax from 36-cents per pack to $1.54 per pack, which is the national average.  Read more...
Hospital Gaps

Lawmakers hear about gaps in LSU hospital deals

Two years after Gov. Bobby Jindal began privatizing the state-run charity hospital system, problems and financial questions continue to appear as lawmakers and communities sift through the spill-out effect. Read more...
Duck Rescue

Northshore firefighters save trapped ducks

The for the second time in a week, St. Tammany Fire District #1 has come to the rescue of some feathered friends. This time a call came in Saturday about baby ducks trapped in a storm drain. "The incident occurred on Oak Tree Dr. in the Fairways subdivision in Slidell.  Read more...
Murder Arrests

Teens arrested for Metairie double murder

Police have arrested two suspects in the murder of a man and his adult son in Metairie. Sheriff Newell Normand says two teenagers, a male and female were in Metairie to commit vehicle burglaries after they had pulled an armed robbery in New Orleans and stole a car. Read more...
Floating Body

Body found in New Orleans canal

A dead man was found floating in the water in New Orleans. "Members of The New Orleans Police Department are investigating the death of an unidentified male that was discovered in the water near the industrial locks, the Saint Claude Bridge... Read more
Murder Arrests

2 arrests in murder of Metairie father and son

Cops have made two arrests in the murders of a father and son in Metairie Wednesday night.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand will hold a News Conference today. "The Sheriff will be discussing the latest information on the arrests of two individuals... Read more
Dryer and Hotter

Drier and hotter today

Most of Southeast Louisiana dries out and heats up today. "Today looks like the dryer day of the weekend, but we do turn hot with highs near 90," Channel 4 meteorologist Alexandra Cranford said.  "We have a 20% chance of rain today, but we can't count out an isolated shower."  Read more...
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Tigers coach: How can you not like where we are?

The LSU Tigers were 3-1 last week after a midweek win over Tulane and the Bayou Bengals took two out of three from #2 Texas A&M this weekend. The Tigers are ranked #1 in five of the college baseball polls. Read More

Kristian: Five possible draft targets for the Saints

The Saints will have the flexibility to draft the best prospect on their board when they go on the clock with the 13th pick in round 1. Teams try to position themselves to do just that, but some teams force the pick based on need. In the case of the Saints they need several different positions, so the need isn’t as important as the rank of the player. Read More

2015 WWL Draft Fest

Who Dat Nation get ready for WWL Draft Fest!  Join us for comprehensive coverage of the Saints and NFL Draft starting Thursday at 4 o’clock with exclusive shows from Jim Henderson and Hokie Gajan, plus appearances from Keenan Lewis and Brandin Cooks! Read More

Deke: Where do the Pelicans go from here?

You expect the Saints to be a playoff team every year and compete to get to the Super Bowl each year as well and that to me is very fair.  Well I'm telling you it's time to start expecting the same from the Pelicans. The Saints don't have the future best player in the world on their team.  The Pelicans do. Read More

Deke: Pelicans smart in quick action on Davis

It’s a no brainer, but give credit to Dell Demps; the timing of his pitch to give MVP candiate Anthony Davis the max deal less than 24 hours after the Pelicans season came to an end was wise and smart. Read More

Report: Pelicans to offer Anthony Davis max deal

The New Orleans Pelicans want to make sure the rest of league continues to bow down to "The Brow," according to an ESPN report. Read more...

Justin Rose secures 2015 Zurich Classic title

Justin Rose is the winner of this year's Zurich Classic. Read more...

Day, Compton lead delayed Zurich Classic

Jason Day and Erik Compton stood atop the leaderboard when the third round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans was suspended due to darkness. Day, who led when the second round was completed earlier on Saturday, was 1- under par through three holes... Read more

Warriors sweep Pelicans

The Golden State Warriors wouldn't need a monumental comeback to secure a series sweep of the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. Instead, they were the ones who brought a healthy, double-digit lead into the final quarter before advancing to the next round.  Read more...

Pelicans lose in 4 game sweep to Warriors

The Golden State Warriors swept the New Orleans Pelicans in 4 games and move on in the playoffs.  Tonight's final score from the Smoothie King Center, Golden State 109, New Orleans 98, ...Read more
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