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John Doe

St. Tammany authorities seek public's help in ID of body

St. Tammany Parish detectives are asking the public to help identify a man whose bludgeoned, dismembered and decomposed body was found near a highway intersection two months ago. Read more...

More Senate candidates running TV commercials as election approaches

As the November 8 election draws closer, more and more candidates for US Senate are taking their campaigns to the airwaves. State Treasurer John Kennedy aired his first commercial during last night’s Saints game. Read more...
LA Budget

How big is Louisiana's deficit? Figure expected next month

A dollar figure for Louisiana's budget deficit will be released next month, after the state's financial analysts finish reconciling the accounting books. Read more...

GOP: Edwards shouldn't have been fundraising in Washington

The Republican Party is criticizing Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards for attending a fundraiser for his re-election campaign while on a Washington trip lobbying Congress for flood aid. Read more...
No Funding

Senate blocks spending bill, including LA flood money

The Senate has blocked a spending bill needed to keep the government open beyond Friday's midnight deadline. Read more...
Lawsuit Dropped

Lawsuit alleging flawed polling dropped by Senate candidate

A candidate in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race has ended his lawsuit against a Baton Rouge polling firm.  Former state Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Troy Hebert, running without party affiliation, ...Read more

What to Eat Tuesday... Happy Places!

After a tough week for Saints and LSU fans, we wanted to get some suggestions on this What to Eat Tuesday of some places that make people happy. We asked listeners to the Early Edition of WWL First News to tell us which local restaurants were the best bet for... Read more
Flood Damage

45% of inspected Denham Springs structures damaged by flood

Denham Springs officials say about 45 percent of flooded structures in their city evaluated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency have been deemed substantially damaged.
It's reported that Rick Foster of the Denham Spring Building Department ...Read more
Under 21?

Freedom to dance nude at 18?

Three dancers have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that a law requiring performers in New Orleans strip clubs be at least 21 years old is unconstitutional. Read more...
Domed Superfest

Bayou Country Superfest coming to the Superdome in 2017

Bayou Country Superfest announced Thursday that the 2017 Superfest, scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, May 26 - 28, will be held at the world-famous Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  The 2017 event will be the eighth edition of the Superfest, ...Read more
Fans React

Fans react to the 0-3 start for the Saints

This morning Saints fans are hurting.  After a 45-32 defeat, We got some reaction from members of the Who Dat Nation.  We asked Saints fans if they still have faith in their team. 
"Not really," said one fan. 
Flood Debris

Debris still lines roadways five weeks after flood

Five weeks after the historic flooding in south Louisiana, many people still have debris piled up in their front yards. Spokesperson for the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Mike Steele, says crews have hit the 55% mark ...Read more
Dancers Sue

Strip club dancers sue state over new age restrictions

Three dancers have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that a law requiring performers in New Orleans strip clubs be at least 21 years old is unconstitutional.  The lawsuit comes about a week before state officials have said ...Read more
Sanctuary City?

Congressional hearing today on illegal immigration in New Orleans

Today a congressional subcommittee holds a hearing titled "How the Crescent City became a sanctuary city."  With U.S. Justice Department backing, the New Orleans Police Department earlier this year announced it would not ask crime victims or witnesses about... Read more
Louisiana Beer

Abita Brewing Co. to launch new beer for Louisiana

Abita Brewing Co.'s has a new brew but it's only going to be available in Louisiana. The latest creation, called The Boot, will go on sale Oct. 3. On Monday, the Abita Springs-based brewery announced the new beer was crafted to show the company's appreciation for... Read more
Inmate Death

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office: Inmate dies in custody

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office says an inmate has died while in custody at the parish jail in Amite. Read more...
Senate Poll

New poll on US Senate race finds Kennedy drops out of lead

A new poll shows it’s a tight race for the open U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana. John Couvillon, with JMC Analytics and Polling, says five candidates have an opportunity to make the runoff as there’s been movement since he surveyed this race in July. Read more...
Ten Years

10th anniversary of Superdome's comeback

The Saints-Falcons game tonight marks the 10th anniversary of the reopening of the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina. Read more...
Child Porn Plea

Covington man pleads guilty to 79 counts of child porn

A Covington man has pleaded guilty Thursday to 79 counts of child pornography, which was discovered during an undercover investigation last year.  District Judge Peter J. Garcia sentenced 33 year-old Christopher Cote to 18 years in prison ...Read more
Miles on Firing

Miles: Supports his firing, didn't fight it

Fired LSU Coach Les Miles says he supports the decision to terminate his employment at LSU.
"I'm for the Tigers, and anything that they see that makes the Tigers better, I'm for them," He told the Dan Patrick Show on Direct TV's Audience. "I accepted that outcome... Read more
Kenner Art

Group behind electrical box paintings to take art to Kenner

The group that has created colorful paintings on more than 100 electrical boxes in New Orleans over the past several years will soon bring its artwork to Kenner.  Kenner's City Council on Sept. 15 unanimously ratified a two-year agreement ...Read more
Cops Gun Stolen

NOPD: Gun, ID stolen from cop's unlocked car

New Orleans Police say burglars stole a police officer's gun and ID from the cop's unlocked car.
"Two unknown males were captured on surveillance video as they burglarized an unlocked car in the 5800 block of General Haig. The two got away with a firearm and... Read more
Flood Payment?

LA Congressman wants faster action on flood claims

A lot for people trying to rebuild after the August floods, who were covered by flood insurance, say they are still waiting to hear from the National Flood Insurance Program. Louisiana Congressman Garret Graves has introduced a bill that would... Read more
Deadline Today

Deadline for owners to claim their pets lost in flood

Monday is the deadline for Livingston parish pet owners to claim pets that were lost in the flood, and then shelters will start adopting them out. Executive Director of the Humane Society of Louisiana, Jeff Dorson, says they have been sheltering over 500 pets ...Read more
Tonight's Game

Saints-Falcons game marks reopening of the Dome after Katrina

Tonight's Saints-Falcons game marks the 10th anniversary of the Mercedes Benz Superdome reopening after Hurricane Katrina. Former Governor Kathleen Blanco was instrumental in prioritizing the repair of the football stadium.  Read more...

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Kristian: Life comes full circle on Payton's Saints

Blood is in the water in South Louisiana, with LSU coach Les Miles being fired this week. Fans are bloodthirsty and I get it. I think it’s warranted, considering what has transpired with the Saints and their 0-3 start. Read More

Golf great Arnold Palmer dies at 87

Seven-time major winner Arnold Palmer who brought popularity to the sport of golf, died Sunday, according to a source close to the family confirmed.  Palmer was 87.  Palmer led the PGA Tour money ...Read more

LSU Names ED Orgeron Interim Head Coach

Les Miles is out. Ed Orgeron is in. Read More 

Official news release: Miles Relieved of Coaching Duties; Orgeron Interim

LSU released the following confirmation Sunday evening that Football Coach Les Miles was fired: Les Miles has been relieved of his duties as LSU’s head football coach and will be replaced by Ed Orgeron as interim head coach for the... Read more

Orgeron says no-one is blameless in LSU's 2-2 start

Interim LSU Coach Ed Orgeron joined Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia to discuss the last 48 hours in Baton Rouge, a whirlwind that featured the firing of longtime coach Les Miles and Orgeron’s installation at the top of the football food chain. Read More

Week 4 Fantasy Wire: Terrelle Pryor could be the cheat code you need

With three games in the books, the season is starting to take shape. Whether you have a winning record or not, improving your team is paramount. Terrelle Pryor leads the way among waiver wire adds heading into week 4 as the do it all focus of the Browns offense. Read More

Deke: Saints football already bad, and about to get worse

The Saints are one of four NFL teams that have not won a game along with Cleveland, Jacksonville and Chicago.  The Saints have given up a total of 96 points this season - that's second worst in the NFL, behind Tampa who have given up 101. Read More

Botched punt return a cruel irony in Saints' loss to Falcons

The history of the New Orleans Saints now includes another memorable Atlanta Falcons punt in a Monday night game. This one won't be recalled as fondly as Steve Gleason's memorable block nearly 10 years to the day earlier.  Read more...

Brees: Despite 0-3 start, Saints are an "ascendant" team

You might read the headline and roll your eyes, but in Drew Brees’ eye, the Saints are just - that an ascending team, a team that is still learning how to win. Read More

Orgeron looks to pump life into LSU's passing game

LSU interim head coach Ed Orgeron promises changes to LSU’s offense. The Tigers rank dead last in the SEC in passing and 12th in the league in total offense. Orgeron says they want to spread the ball around and make the passing game more dynamic.  Read more...
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