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Mall Shooting

Victim dies in Oakwood Center mall shooting

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a person was shot and killed at the Oakwood Mall in Gretna.  Read more...
Westwego Murder

Man accused of killing girlfriend, shooting grandmother in Westwego

Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old man accused of killing his girlfriend and accidentally shooting his grandmother.  Read more...

Shooting at Oakwood Mall

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a person has been shot at the Oakwood Center mall in Gretna.  No word on the condition of the victim, and police are on the scene.  Read more ...
BP Appeal

BP appeals judge's refusal to remove claims administrator

BP PLC is asking the federal appeals court in New Orleans to kick out the administrator of damage settlement claims from its 2010 oil spill.  Read more...
Amite Cleanup

Residents in Amite cleaning up after storm

Residents in the small Tangipahoa Parish town of Amite are cleaning up after a tornado that damaged several homes and downed trees and power lines.  Read more...

Racing to get the shopping done

Some people just seem to thrive under the pressure of deadlines. Even at this late hour in the Christmas shopping season, WWL First News had no trouble finding people who still haven't finished. Read more...
Storm Damage

Severe storms slam the South, killing at least 4

Power companies managed to restore electricity to thousands of people in Mississippi on Wednesday, a day after a powerful storm swept through the southeastern U.S. and killed four people.  About 6,000 people were without power after the storm  ... Read more

Annual St. James bonfires will light the sky tonight

The annual Bonfires on the Levee takes place tonight in St. James Parish.  Rhonda Lee, President of the Festival of the Bonfires, says this is a tradition in the parish dating back more than 100 years. Read more...
Who to Visit?

How do we decide whose family to visit for the holidays?

Which family to visit during the holidays can sometimes pose problems, but some would tell that it's a good problem to have. Read more...

After the front, clearing skies and a cooler Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

As the storm system that dumped torrential rain and brought severe, damaging weather to some parts of southeast Louisiana moves on, a cold front will settle in and drop temperatures considerably. Read more...
Southern Storms

Severe weather slams southern US; 4 killed

Severe weather slamming the southern U.S. two days before Christmas killed at least four people, flipped cars, knocked out power to thousands and damaged several homes and businesses.  Read more ...

Amite Twister

Storm spawns twister that damages parts of Tangipahoa Parish

A storm system moving ahead of a cold front has spawned a tornado that apparently touched down in Amite, downing several power lines and trees and tearing the roof off at least one home.  State police closed part of La. 16 east of Amite ... Read more
Tornado Strikes

Tornado touched down on the northshore

A tornado touched down in the Amite area Tuesday causing damage to some homes, including the home of Amite Fire Chief Bruce Cutrer and shutting down La. 16.  Although the tornado warning for Tangipahoa and Washington Parishes has been lifted,  ... Read more
Levee Bonfires

Bonfires light Santa's way

With Christmas approaching, Lutcher residents spent the weekend putting the final touches on their holiday bonfires.  The bonfires, which line the levees of the Mississippi River, are set to be lit at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve.  Read more ...

Bad Training?

NOPD consent decree monitor unhappy with recruit training

As the New Orleans Police Department tries to bring about the changes required under the federal consent decree, the court-appointed monitor finds that the newest cops haven't been getting the training needed to make those changes stick. Read more...
Bad Weather

Severe storms possible with tornado watch for metro area

We're in for a possibly rough few hour with our weather. The National Weather Service has placed a tornado watch in the area through 6:00 p.m. Read more...
What to Get...

The hardest person to shop for is...

With only one day away from Christmas Eve, some shoppers are still trying to figure out what to buy for the hardest person to shop for on their list. Just who might that be? We took to the streets to ask people in downtown New Orleans. Read more...
Pot Bust

Big pot bust on I-12

Cops on the Northshore say they stopped a vehicle loaded with pot. "Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L stopped a Ford truck for a traffic violation on I-12 near mile marker 40 in Tangipahoa Parish.  Read more...
Dead Child

Body of 4-year-old discovered in hole

Baton Rouge police say the search for 4-year-old Jassiah Clark, missing since Saturday night, ended when his body was found in a deep hole about 25 feet from his home. Sgt. Mary Ann Godawa says an officer found Jassiah's body Monday night... Read more
Get Away Day

Record number of holiday travelers

According to the American Automobile Association, 98.6 million Americans will hit the road during the year-end holiday period. AAA Louisiana spokesman Don Redman says that's a four-percent increase from last year.  Read more...
Worse Outbreak

Louisiana Flu outbreak is getting worse

The flu outbreak in Louisiana that was already bad, is becoming even more widespread and just in time for the Holidays. Dr. Frank Welch, medical director of the Louisiana Office of Public Health, says this is one of the worst seasons for influenza he has ever seen.  Read more...
Heinous Crime

Woman pleads guilty to tossing daughter from moving vehicle

A Franklin Parish woman could spend 28 years in jail after pleading guilty to what prosecutors called a "heinous crime."  24-year-old LaSasha Allen entered a guilty plea last Thursday to a charge of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.  Read more ...

Play to Win

Despite no playoffs, Saints will play Week 17 as if postseason were on the line

New Orleans Saints fans today may feel like they don't have much to root for with the Black and Gold eliminated from the playoffs with one game to go. But the Saints' head coach says they will prepare as if "playing for a playoff spot." Read more...
Fatal Hit & Run

Woman killed in New Orleans hit-and-run

New Orleans police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a 37-year-old woman dead. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 10 near the High Rise. Police say the unidentified victim was westbound when her SUV was struck by another vehicle.  Read more...
Dog Shot

Man accused of taking daughter hostage, shooting dog

Sheriff's deputies have arrested an Ascension Parish man accused of taking his 5-year-old daughter hostage and shooting their family dog. After staying up all night drinking with a friend, deputies say Danny Ray Reding fired his .22 caliber revolver four times... Read more
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Kristian: Saints are not thinking about 2015 yet

Next year:  The Saints aren’t ready to think about 2015 just yet.  New Orleans will wrap up the 2014 season on the road this Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: “You’re constantly evaluating, I expect us to be full speed and prepared for this game,” said Sean Payton. Read More

LSU-Notre Dame Preview

LSU and Notre Dame realize elite teams play for national championships. Both teams, though, had flaws that landed them in Nashville, Tennessee, for the Music City Bowl on Tuesday.  Read more...

Payton: Why the Saints missed the playoffs

After being eliminated from the playoffs with a 30-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, it didn't take long for New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton to point out the reason. Payton regularly calls the turnover stat the most important in the game.  Read more...

Graham, Evans selected for 2015 Pro Bowl

Despite the Saints' 6-9 record, two players from the Black and Gold have made the The NFC Pro Bowl roster for 2015. TE Jimmy Graham and OG Jahri Evans are among the NFC roster participants. Read More

WWL NFL Podcast with T-Bob and Seth

This week Seth Dunlap returns and it's T-Bob's turn to take a holiday vacation. . .at least that's what he says.  We really think he can't handle talking about HIS Arizona Cardinals and their continuing meltdown. Read More

Hokie: Everyone overestimated the 2014 Saints

Following the Saints' 30-14 fall to the Dirty Birds, Saints Color Analyst joined Deke Bellavia to deliver some post-game remarks about just how far short of expectations the Black and Gold fell in 2014, and where they might expect to make changes. Read More

Deke: Hope is all the Saints had all season and all we have now

Is this the beginning of the end for the greatest run in franchise history?  I sure hope not.  Is this the start of what could be several bad seasons in a row?  Damn, I sure hope not.  But the numbers don’t lie my people. Read More

MMQB: Brees says "I'm very disappointed"

A season that started with Super Bowl aspirations has pretty much ended in what could be the biggest disappointment of the Sean Payton era; elimination from the dance without even earning a ticket. Read More

Despite no playoffs, Saints will play Week 17 as if postseason were on the line

New Orleans Saints fans today may feel like they don't have much to root for with the Black and Gold eliminated from the playoffs with one game to go. But the Saints' head coach says they will prepare as if "playing for a playoff spot." Read more...

What we learned when the Falcons eliminated the Saints

Here are some things to know about Atlanta's triumph in the Superdome... DASHED HOPES: The Saints, a post-season participant in four of the previous five seasons, struggled to come to grips with their elimination from playoff contention.  Read more...
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