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Assault Death

Slidell man killed after hitting ex-wife's daughter


The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office says a 49-year-old Slidell man was shot and killed Wednesday morning after allegedly hitting his estranged wife's daughter in the head with a baton.  Read more...
 
Kenner Sewers

Kenner mayor moves to create city sewer department


Kenner has taken the initial steps to create a city sewer
department.   Sewer services are currently provided by private contractor Veolia Water North America.  Read more ...

 
Carjacking

Carjacked car and child recovered


New Orleans Police say a vehicle that was carjacked at a gas station with a 1-year-old inside has been recovered blocks from the scene and that the child is safe. Read more...
 
No Smoking

New Orleans mulls a smoke ban in public places


A cigarette with that Sazerac cocktail at a French Quarter bar might become a thing of the past in one of America's most famously libertine cities.  In a move surely to divide opinions, the New Orleans City Council is considering an ordinance to make it illegal  ... Read more
Work Day

A growing number of people work for Thanksgiving


It appears to be a trend that's growing.  With more businesses open today, like hotels, restaurants, and some retailers, more people have to report to work.  Read more...

 
Stuffing Day

The nation's feast day is a most 'full-feeling' one


Be thankful Thanksgiving only comes once a year...the extra pounds may well be with you all year long. It's a day that drives dieticians nuts....a holiday devoted to over-eating.  Read more...
 
ADHD

DHH head: 'Alarming rate' of ADHD medication in LA


Louisiana's health secretary says the state has an "alarming rate" of medicating kids for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Secretary Kathy Kliebert will hold a free symposium about the syndrome in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, Dec. 9.  Read more...
Gay Marriage

Overturned gay marriage bans in MS and AR, what about LA?


Mississippi and Arkansas became the latest states to have a federal judge rule that their gay marriage bans violated the US Constitution. Those two rulings came down This week. Read more...
Worker Shocked

Worker shocked on bar roof


Officials say a construction worker's tool belt accidently came into contact with a high voltage power line Wednesday as he was working on the roof of Tracey's Bar on Magazine Street. Read more...
Campaign Cash

Cassidy has $1.3M for final days of Senate race


Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy has $1.3 million to spend in the final days of his front-runner campaign to oust Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu.  Read more...
 
Body Found

Body found in Central City garbage can


The New Orleans Police Department found the body of an unidentified female inside a garbage can in the rear of a house in the 3300 block of Danneel Street Wednesday afternoon.  Read more...
 
Reality Show

Another Louisiana family in a new A&E reality show


It's a north Louisiana-set reality show about a quirky family who works and plays together, and their last name isn't Robertson.  Meet the Busbices, stars of A&E's new series "Country Buck$."  Read more ...
La. Protests

Protesters demonstrate in several La. cities


Protesters rallied peacefully in several Louisiana cities in the wake of the Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of Michal Brown.  About 100 people marched through the streets of New Orleans Tuesday night, ... Read more
Flying Tips

Tips for holiday air travelers


People taking to the skies for Thanksgiving travel are urged to arrive early at the airport and follow the rules to help make the process as smooth as possible. Read more and check on the status of New Orleans arrivals and departures...
 
Spill Claims

Audit: Most BP oil spill claims handled correctly


A third-party audit of the oil spill settlement program finds the settlement program has correctly processed 99.5 percent of claims. The audit, conducted by Chicago-based McGladrey LLP, concluded the program is "well-designed and appropriate"... Read more
Replica Ships

Floating Columbus museums in Houma


Replicas of Christopher Columbus' ships, the Nina and Pinta, will be on display in Houma starting today.  The ships are floating museums educating the public on the type of ship that Columbus used during the age of discovery.  Read more...
Thanksgiving

What are you doing for Thanksgiving?


Today is the most traveled day of the year.  We asked people downtown how they're spending their Thanksgiving? "I go to my parents house and they get to see the grandkids and have a great time and eat lots of food," one woman said.  Read more...
New Hotel?

Committee OKs plan for new French Quarter hotel


Over the objection of some French Quarter residents, the Vieux Carre Commission's Architectural Committee gave initial approval to a plan to convert a vacant 19th-century riverfront building into the first new French Quarter hotel in decades.  Read more...
Holiday Travel

Most people traveling this Thanksgiving since 2007


AAA says more than 46 million Americans will be hitting the road to celebrate Thanksgiving, which is the most since 2007. "Let's don't make any mistake that the idea the past several months we've been seeing the lowest gas prices in almost four years... Read more
N.O. Protest

Protesters try to block expressway traffic in New Orleans


Dozens of protesters marched through New Orleans Tuesday evening chanting, "Don't shoot, hands up!" It was in response to a grand jury in Missouri refusing to indict a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in the city of Ferguson.  Read more...
Gay Marriage

Arkansas, Mississippi gay marriage bans overturned


Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals.  Read more...
Student Sex

Dufresne pleads not guilty in group sex case


A 32-year-old Destrehan High School teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student was formally charged Tuesday in St. Charles Parish with carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Shelley Dufresne's attorney, Deanne Williams, entered a not guilty plea... Read more
Teacher Sex

Teacher pleads not guilty in group sex case


The Destrehan High School teacher who was allegedly involved in a group sex scandal with a 16-year-old student pleaded not guilty in court today. Shelley Dufresne was also granted more freedom on the conditions of her bail.  The 34-year-old can now help her husband... Read more
Ferguson Reaction

Mayor Landrieu on Ferguson


The Mayor of New Orleans has sounded off on the situation in Missouri.  His office released the following... Read more
SWAT Standoff

Man with knife surrenders after holding cops at bay


New Orleans Police say they are in a standoff with a man who has barricaded himself inside an apartment on Canal near Claiborne. The suspect reportedly has a knife and is threatening to kill himself.  Read more...
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Steve: Know Your Enemy, week 13 - Pittsburgh


Well, my reverse jinx didn’t work picking the Ravens to win this past week.  Honestly, I don’t know if any superstitions or hexes can help the struggling Saints right now.  Read More

Kristian: Lewis "steamed up" at Rob Ryan critics


Defensive about Rob:  Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro said it yesterday: “Lay off Rob,” and cornerback Keenan Lewis is the latest player to come to the defense of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. “I’m tired of them blaming my coach... it aint my coach." Read More

Aggies and LSU meet on Thanksgiving


The Texas A&M Aggies will play on Thanksgiving for the first time since 2011 when they host LSU, hoping the game stokes a rivalry between the teams. The Aggies faced their more than century-old rival Texas on the holiday for years... Read more

Deke: NFL Top Ten, week 13


The AFC North is like the SEC West and all of those teams are real good!  The Patriots are on a serious roll and the preview of the Super Bowl could be taking place this week in Lombardi Land.  Here is my top ten for this week in the NFL. Read More

Kristian: Vaccaro says "Lay off Rob Ryan"


Rob Ryan has gone from the toast of the town in New Orleans in 2013, to the whipping boy this season with the Saints off to a 4 and 7 mark and a defensive unit that is struggling to get off the field on third down, hasn't scored a defensive touchdown in two seasons and can't stop the run consistently. Read More

T-Bob: LSU should beat TAMU in great match-up


I don’t care if Porter is out and Pocic is at center.  I don’t care if the game is on the road.  I don’t care who plays quarterback.  TAMU has a terrible defense and the Tigers should be able to move the ball and score, bottom line! Read More

LSU looks to close out regular season on a high note


It's been a tough couple of weeks in Tiger Town, but LSU will look to bounce back and finish its regular season slate with a strong performance in a Thanksgiving night showdown at Texas A&M.  Read more...

Kristian: Pray for the Saints


In the mood for prayer? When you head to mass this week, have the Saints in mind.  The Saints are 4 and 7 and in a three game tailspin for several reasons.  The most important and obvious reason; they’re just not a very good team. Read More

WWL NFL Podcast with T-Bob and Seth


On this weeks edition of the WWL NFL Podcast we attempt to figure out whether or not the AFC North and the NFC South are the best and worst divisions in NFL history. Read More

Deke: CFB Top Six, week fourteen


OK and then there were two!  Two weeks left until the newly appointed and first ever college football playoff committee has to give the world their first and historic four teams that make the first ever playoffs. Read More
 
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