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Jindal not concerned about low poll numbers


A recent poll shows Governor Bobby Jindal is less popular than President Barack Obama in Louisiana. But Jindal says that's because he's made some tough choices, which includes cutting state government spending and implementing important reforms.  Read more...
 
Equal Pay

House committee kills Senate-backed equal pay proposal


For the third time in recent weeks, a House committee voted down a proposal requiring employees to be compensated equally if they do the same work, no matter their gender.  Read more...
 
Driver Fees

Proposals would boost fees on Louisiana drivers, car buyers


Louisiana's motorists could be hit with hefty fee hikes, if budget-balancing proposals under consideration by state legislators become law.  Read more...
 
Medical Pot

Gov. Bobby Jindal says he'd sign medical marijuana bill


Gov. Bobby Jindal says he has ``no concerns'' about a medical marijuana bill nearing final legislative passage and would sign it into law if it reaches his desk.  A proposal by Sen. Fred Mills, a Republican from Parks, ...Read more
Stealing Money

LaFourche Parish woman admits to stealing over $12,000 from youth baseball leagu


Cops in the LaFourche Parish town of Golden Meadow say they've arrested a woman accused of stealing over $12,000 from a non-profit children's baseball league. Chief Reggie Pitre says they received a complaint from the league's board of directors ...Read more
No Tax Hike

Louisiana House votes down sales tax hike for road work


Lawmakers in the Louisiana House refused a 1-cent sales-tax hike Thursday that would help pay for a $12 billion backlog of needed improvements to the state's crumbling roads and bridges.
Shortly after the proposal was shot down, ...Read more
House Support

$3.7B school funding formula wins unanimous support in House


Lawmakers in the Louisiana House have backed a nearly $3.7 billion financing formula for public schools that would boost funding $85 million next year.  Nearly half of the increase, about $41 million, is because more students are expected to attend public schools ...Read more
State of N.O.

Landrieu: New Orleans is on a roll, but must keep improving


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu today touted gains and recognized challenges facing the city. Landrieu presented a vision for "a stronger more resilient city, in fact a city for the ages."
In his annual State of the City Address, Landrieu said, "We are making incredible progress, but... Read more
Expansion

Convention Center looks to build new riverfront neighborhood


Developers have proposed expansion plans that could drastically change the face of riverfront property adjacent to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The Convention Center is looking to build what amounts to a new riverfront neighborhood.  Read more...
 
Tourism Boom

BP now credited with Gulf Coast tourism boom


Years after the infamous BP oil spill soiled Gulf Coast beaches, the oil giant is now being credited with increased tourism in the region.  Read more...
 
Puppy Theft

Cops arrest alleged puppy thief


Northshore authorities say they have nabbed a puppy thief. "The apprehension was made following a traffic stop initiated by Sergeant Cliff Laigast for an unrelated traffic offense... Read more
Pill Mill

New Orleans doctor, nurse accused of running 'pill mill'


Federal authorities have arrested a New Orleans doctor and nurse accused of operating a "pill mill" at a pain management clinic that accepted only cash and doled out prescription painkillers to patients without conducting medical exams.  Read more...
Woman Coach

1st female high school football coach in Louisiana


Louisiana has its first female head football coach in history and she'll be coaching a deaf squad.
Susan Gremillion will be taking over the team at the Louisiana School for the Deaf from her husband Darren. She says she's extremely excited... Read more
Abused Child

Police: Abused 5-year-old boy is in medically induced coma


New Orleans police say a 5-year-old boy is in a medically-induced coma with injuries investigators say indicate long-term abuse. The boy was hospitalized Monday after he had an apparent seizure at his home in Central City.  Read more...
State of City?

What is the state of the City of New Orleans?


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will present his State of the City address today at the Historic Carver Theater. We got some opinions from New Orleanians on what they feel is the state of  the city.  "How can you not love New Orleans?" one lady replied. Read more...
Sailing Through

Compromise Common Core bills sailing through Capitol


Two bills that are key components to a Common Core compromise made it off the House Floor Wednesday. The votes were nearly unanimous and Governor Bobby Jindal is also backing the proposals. Read more...
Violation

Political pundit believes Governor Jindal violated state Constitution


Political blogger CB Forgotston says Governor Bobby Jindal violated the state constitution with a press release through the governor's office that criticizes presidential candidate Rand Paul. Jindal's statement, which is on letterhead used by the governor's office, ...Read more
Couple Jailed

Navy Reserve seaman and wife accused of killing infant girl


Plaquemines Parish prosecutors are accusing a Navy Reserve seaman and his wife of killing their 3 1/2-month-old daughter and abusing their other children.   It's reported that the couple was indicted and arrested Wednesday.  Read more...
 
 
Weather Update

Thursday weather threat diminished for the New Orleans area


The threat of severe weather moving into the New Orleans area from the west has largely diminished.  "The worst of the weather has gone through," says Channel 4 Chief Meteorologist Carl Aredondo.  Read more...

 
Teen Shoots Man

Police: Teen accidentally shoots 18-year-old male with gun


A Baton Rouge teenager has been arrested after she allegedly shot another teen on accident while playing with a handgun and then lied to investigators about what happened.  It was reported that Baton Rouge police arrested Mekiyah Davis, ...Read more
Clears Hurdle

Medical marijuana legislation clears another legislative hurdle


Legislation that allows medical marijuana to be dispensed in Louisiana moves a step closer to final legislative passage. The Senate-approved bill, received approval from a House committee today.  Read more...
Below Average

Another below average hurricane season


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today issued its initial outlook for the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season. Officials gathered with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu for the announcement in the city's emergency operations center.  Read more...
Tracking Kids

Should parents be tracking their kids on social media


As our teens spend much of their time on their phones, and laptops, sending messages, photos and posting on social media, what can parents do to make sure their children don't get themselves in trouble?  Read more...

 
Revenge Porn

Senate takes aim at outlawing 'revenge porn' in Louisiana


The Louisiana Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would make revenge pornography a crime. Under the measure, anyone who shares a nude or partially-nude picture without permission could face up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine.  Read more...
 
Garth Back

Garth Brooks to play in New Orleans


One of country music's biggest stars ever is coming to New Orleans.  Garth Brooks will play his first concerts in the state in nearly two decades. "Garth Brooks makes his first appearance in the state of Louisiana in 18 years... Read more
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Saints "compete" in OTA, will share Greenbrier with Patriots


Sean Payton has used baseball bats, cartoons, gas cans, and other items to send messages to his football team.   Payton used a clever tool this week as the Saints opened organized team activities, deciding to post a sign right outside the locker room visible to the players as they take the practice field. Read More

Baton Rouge Regional: Who are Wilmington and Lehigh?


The local folks know who LSU and Tulane are, but what about the other two teams participating in the 2015 Baton Rouge Regional?  UNC Wilmington and Lehigh are the other two schools in the mix, so let’s get a little background information on the teams schools that we are not as familiar with. Read More

Saints' Vaccaro played entire 2014 season with torn hamstring


Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro had a bad sophomore season in 2014, after a solid rookie campaign in 2013.  Vaccaro was caught out of position at times and missed several tackles.  He even saw his snap count reduced later in the season, in what he and coach Payton failed to term as a demotion when it was clearly just that. Read More

LSU softball beats Auburn in opening round of the WCWS


The LSU softball team is off to a good start at the Women's College World Series as the Tigers defeated Auburn 6-1 on Thursday afternoon. Bianka Bell and Kellsi Kloss each hit home runs, while Emily Griggs had 3 hits.  Read more...
 

Angela - gentification


Ten years after the storm, we know New Orleans is changing, growing with new people and with those who lived here once and continue to come home. There is a great sense of progress post-Katrina, but is that progress taking a little bit away from what mak

WWL Resident Pros sound off on Saints OTA


The New Orleans Saints had another Organized Team Activity this morning at their facility on Airline Drive.  This morning’s OTA was the first of three sessions that the media is able to attend. Read More

Chicago Bulls fire coach Tom Thibodeau


The Chicago Bulls have fired coach Tom Thibodeau. Thibodeau led the Bulls to a 255-139 record and playoff appearances in each of his five seasons. But friction with management led to the change.  Read more...
 

Warriors end 40-year Finals drought, face LeBron's Cavs


After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball's biggest stage again. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 24 points and the Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals... Read more

1st female high school football coach in Louisiana


Louisiana has its first female head football coach in history and she'll be coaching a deaf squad.
Susan Gremillion will be taking over the team at the Louisiana School for the Deaf from her husband Darren. She says she's extremely excited... Read more

LSU Softball seeking first national championship


The LSU softball team faces SEC rival Auburn on Thursday afternoon in the opening round of the Women's College World Series. It's the fourth WCWS appearance for LSU. Coach Beth Torina says her team has been on a mission to get to this point.  Read more...
 
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