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DEQ signs order to expedite debris cleanup

Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Chuck Carr Brown signs an emergency order that’s designed to expedite the process of cleaning up debris in flooded neighborhoods in the 20 parish area affected by the recent severe weather.  Read more...
Shoplifter Shot

Clerk shoots alleged shoplifter at gas station in Harvey

A suspected shoplifter was shot by a store clerk at a gas station in Harvey this morning.  The shooting happened around 7:30 at the Shell gas station on Manhattan Boulevard and the West Bank Expressway.  Read more...
Next Storm?

Low pressure in the Atlantic could head toward the U.S.

The National Hurricane Center is watching an area that could develop into a tropical depression and move toward the United States from the Atlantic. "Satellite images, surface observations, and radar data indicate that a broad area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave is... Read more
Asking For Help

Governor asks for more federal help from President Obama

After President Obama visited Louisiana, he left with a better understanding of this 1,000 year flood and a letter from Governor John Bel Edwards asking for help. The Governor’s Communications Director, Richard Carbo, says while seeing the devastation first-hand is important, he doesn’t want to discredit what the federal government ...Read more
Assist Schools

First Lady Donna Edwards urging donations for flood damaged schools

First Lady Donna Edwards is working with the Louisiana School Board Association to assist flood damaged schools with repairs and supplies. LSBA Executive Director Scott Richard says at this point, about 20 schools were severely damaged during the rainstorm.  Read more...

Jury Duty Scam

New Orleans-area residents warned about jury duty scam

The U.S. Marshals Service is warning New Orleans-area residents about scammers who are contacting locals with bogus claims of missed jury duty, demanding personal information and even payment to avoid legal trouble. Read more...
Housing Plan

Housing plan for flood victims coming today

We find out this afternoon where flood victims who suffered the most damage will live long term. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards "will hold a press conference updating the public on new housing assistance programs becoming available following the historic flooding." Read more...
Syringe Threat

NOPD seeking man who threatened CVS employee with syringe

New Orleans police are searching for a man accused of using a syringe to threaten a pharmacy employee after the suspect's shoplifting attempts were thwarted. Police say the man was asked to leave a CVS Pharmacy in the Gert Town neighborhood after employees realized... Read more
Zika Coming?

Zika in Louisiana likely a matter of when, not if

The number of Zika cases in Florida is growing, and health experts say at any moment, a case could show up in another southern state, including Louisiana. Health experts say it really is just a matter of time, perhaps sooner than later. "I think we all should be... Read more

Crowdfunding raises more than $6 million for flood relief

Over 5,000 GoFundMe campaigns have been created to aid victims of this historic flooding raising more than $6 million. Read more...

President Obama meets with family of Baton Rouge man killed by police

President Barack Obama will meet with the family of the black man whose death last month in a police shooting sparked protests and mass arrests. Read more...

Atlantic Ocean full of tropical activity

The National Hurricane Center is keeping its eye on three tropical systems in the Atlantic, and one of them has the potential of getting into the Gulf of Mexico.  State climatologist Barry Keim says tropical storm Gaston is not a threat to the coastal US at this time ...Read more
Flood Insurance

Another warning for Louisianans to get flood insurance

Representatives with the National Flood Insurance program are working around the clock to inspect the damage and to get money out to those who were covered. Read more...

Obama says the nation 'heartbroken' by Louisiana flood

President Barack Obama says the nation is ``heartbroken'' by the loss of life during recent flooding in Louisiana.  Obama is speaking in East Baton Rouge Parish as he tours flood damage in Louisiana.  Read more...

Helping Victims

Film industry workers looking for jobs to help flood victims

Professionals in Louisiana’s film industry are available to help in the recovery process from the historic flood. President of Film Production Capital, Will French, says the state’s film industry is down 85%, which means carpenters, ...Read more
In B.R.

President Obama in Baton Rouge for a first-hand look at the devastation

President Barack Obama is in Baton Rouge as he tours flood-ravaged southern Louisiana on Tuesday attempting to assure the many thousands who have suffered damage to their homes, schools and businesses that his administration has made their recovery a priority. Read more...


'Gaston' likely to become hurricane, 'Fiona' done

Late-August is heating up the tropical Atlantic. Today the National Hurricane Center is watching three systems, although one of them, post-tropical cyclone Fiona, is falling apart. Read more...
Flood Debris

Removal of Louisiana flood debris begins

Debris removal crews are out on the streets with 20 trucks in Baton Rouge and others in Livingston Parish to begin hauling away ruined furniture, drywall and other damaged possessions piled along streets after last week's flooding.  Read more...
Off The Streets

Repeat violent offender off the streets of Slidell

A man accused of beating an adult woman in central Slidell with his hands, feet, and household objects, and then raping her,  is now off the streets.   The U.S. Marshall Service’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task force tracked down and arrested Christopher Allen Hargett ...Read more
Death Row Heat

Low-tech portable A/C units reducing death row heat

An air conditioning expert appointed by a federal judge has testified a portable air conditioner consisting of an ice chest, fan and duct has a high potential for success in helping to drop the extreme heat indexes on Louisiana's death row  ...Read more
Recovery Period

LSU economist estimates a one year recovery period

It’s estimated it will take at least one year to recover from the historic floods. That’s according to LSU Economist Jim Richardson who says Livingston Parish, which was the hardest hit, will need a while to get back to some kind of normalcy.  Read more...

More Centers

More disaster recovery centers opening in Louisiana

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is opening additional disaster recovery centers in the Baton Rouge area.  New centers will open Tuesday in Gonzales, Baton Rouge and Zachary to help Louisiana flood survivors.  Read more...
Helping Victims

LA congressional delegation discussing federal aid

Congressman Garret Graves says once Congress returns next month, first order of business is to address the unmet needs of the property owners whose homes were flooded and didn’t have flood insurance.  Read more...
Flood Pets

Shelter animals rescued from Louisiana arrive in Virginia

Dozens of animals have arrived in Virginia from flood-ravaged Louisiana. The Virginian-Pilot reports that workers with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals arrived in Norfolk on Monday with nearly 60 animals that were rescued from the Baton Rouge area.  Read more...
What to Eat

What to Eat Tuesday... Must visit spots for visitors!

Readers of Travel and Leisure and their website recently voted New Orleans as the "Best City for Food in the United States."  So, on this What to Eat Tuesday, we asked listeners to the Early Edition of WWL First News with Dave Cohen to tell us which restaurants they tell... Read more
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2016 Tigers

Deke: LSU football's 2016 season all comes down to November

If you compare the 2015 schedule to what lies ahead in 2016, things are pretty much the same.  If we are assuming, then I would have to assume that LSU will be a perfect 7-0 (at worst 6-1) when the back end of the schedule begins. Read More

Steve: Saints coach Payton gives some fantasy football advice

Saints head coach Sean Payton is very loose right now, despite his team being 0-2 this preseason, and had a little fun and gave out a nugget of info at practice today. Read More

Kristian: Saints offense shows spark at Tuesday practice

Today was much more balanced across the board in practice, with the Saints defense winning some reps and the offense getting some shots in down field. Read More

Deke: Are the Saints a sorry team, or set for success?

The best thing about the New Orleans Saints first two preseason games is that they are over!  So what I thought I would do is try and make some sense of the two losses with some sort of fair balance.  So let’s see how I do! Read More

Kristian: Are you more concerned about Saints O-Line or defense?

Did you watch or listen to the Saints vs Texans preseason game on Saturday night?  If you did you would walk away questioning the offense, not the defense. Read More

T-Bob: Who are LSU's most irreplaceable players?

The question of who LSU’s most irreplaceable player is seems to be obvious. But if you take Fournette out the picture, than the conversation becomes much more interesting. Read More

Fans can see the Saints in Metairie this week

Saints fans can see their team practice in Metairie this week.  The Black and Gold are wrapping up training camp at the team headquarters on Airline Drive. There is an afternoon session today and two morning sessions tomorrow and Wednesday. Read more...

Tokyo governor accepts flag as 2016 games end

The governor of Tokyo has formally accepted the Olympic flag, marking the end of the 2016 games.  The handover occurred toward the end of the closing ceremony on Sunday night.
With the Olympic anthem reverberating through Maracana Stadium, ...Read more

US romps to men's basketball gold, 96-66 over Serbia

The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team won its third straight gold medal and did it easily, beating Serbia 96-66 on Sunday.  After a few close calls earlier in the tournament, this was no contest. Kevin Durant ...Read more

LSU #5 in AP preseason Top 25

Defending national champion Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 as the Crimson Tide attempts to win a fifth title in eight seasons. Coach Nick Saban's Tide received 33 of 61 first-place votes from the media panel and 1,469 points.  Read more...
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