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Nagin Recap

Ex-mayor pleased with 10 year sentence, feds object: Nagin Recap

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. Prosecutors objected to the sentence and said it is not long enough.  "The damage that C. Ray Nagin inflicted on this community is incalculable... Read more
EWE on Oakdale

EWE: Life in Oakdale for Nagin won't be easy, but won't be harsh, either

What can Ray Nagin expect when he spends the next eight-and-a-half to ten years of his life in a federal institution? Convicted former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards says it's not like what you see in the movies, but it's not easy, either. Read more...
Toy Gun?

St. John cop shoots suspect

Cops in the St. John shot a man today. Sheriff Mike Tregre says it started with a call of a disturbance just before 6:00am. "Deputies responded to the 100 block of John Pierre Street in Edgard," the sheriff said.  Read more...
Carnival Dream

Port, Carnival agree to five-year extension

The Port of New Orleans today announced a five-year extension with Carnival Cruise Lines to keep at least two ships sailing from the port year-round. Read more...
Got Off Easy?

Prosecutors unhappy with Nagin's 10 year sentence

The federal prosecutors who convinced a jury that former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is guilty are not happy with the ten-year sentence imposed today by U.S. District Judge Helen "Ginger" Berrigan. Read more...
Kids Shot

Kids shot in Gert Town upgraded to stable condition

The children critically wounded in a hail of gunfire last night are doing better. "All three victims are in stable condition at this time," officer Garry Flot said in an email. A 16-year-old male and a 3-year-old female were listed in critical condition last night.  Read more...
Nagin-10 Years

Nagin doesn't apologize, gets a decade in prison

A judge sentenced Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin today to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor - including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.  Read more...
10 years

Nagin sentenced to 10 years

Convicted former two-term New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin today was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. Read more...
Hit Mother?

Police: Man hit 94-year-old mother

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office says a man hit his 94-year-old mother. "Detectives arrested a Houma man for abusing his elderly mother," Captain Dawn Foret said in a news release. "TPSO received a complaint from the family member... Read more
Basic Instinct?

Cops: Model flashes genitals during booking

A woman is facing charges for allegedly exposing her genitals to a jailer during her arrest. Cops were booking Devan Serpa. "Serpa exposed her genital area to a male correctional officer during booking procedures... Read more
Smoke Free

Tulane to be 100 percent smoke-free on Aug. 1

Tulane University says its campus will be 100 percent smoke free beginning Aug. 1. Scott Tims, director of Tulane University Student Health Services, says the goal of the policy, passed in May 2013, is to protect non-smokers from exposure to second-hand smoke... Read more
West Nile

West Nile gets late start in Louisiana

Louisiana is seeing its first human cases of the West Nile Virus this year. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has discovered three cases of the mosquito born disease so far, all in Livingston parish.  Read more...

Nagin learns his fate later today

It's sentencing day for convicted former two-term New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin. Read more...
Gay Marriage

More Louisiana voter back same-sex marriage, most still opposed

A recent poll shows most Louisiana voters still oppose same-sex marriage.  Public Policy Polling surveyed 664 registered voters.  The poll shows 55 percent of respondents are against same-sex marriage in Louisiana, while 32 percent are in support.  Read more...
Children Left

Couple accused of leaving kids to gamble

Baton Rouge police say a man and woman have been arrested after allegedly leaving their children alone to go gambling. Lisa Wynn and Michael Jackson were arrested Sunday for child desertion.  Read more...
Kids Shot

3 children shot in New Orleans

New Orleans Police say a preschooler and two young teens were shot in New Orleans' Gert Town neighborhood. "At about 710pm two males approached a group of people in the 1300 blk of S Salcedo and began firing," Officer Garry Flot said in an email.  Read more...
Nagin Sentence

Nagin sentencing Wednesday

Before former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin learns his punishment for convictions stemming from years of corruption before and after Hurricane Katrina, his lawyer is hoping to avoid what he calls a "virtual life sentence" for the man once seen as a reformer.  Read more...
Teen Shot

16-year-old dies after Westbank shooting

The teen shot on the Westbank of Jefferson Parish today has died.  "Sheriff Newell Normand reports, this afternoon, around 12:35, our  officers responded to a report of a subject shot in the 1100 block of Martin Drive in Marrero... Read more
Fatal Hit & Run

Suspect eludes cops for hours after fatal crash

Cops have arrested a man they say caused a fatal crash and then ran away from the scene. "The driver who is believed to have been responsible for the crash fled from the scene on foot... Read more...

Mom's fiance indicted in death of 12-year-old girl

The St. James Parish district attorney says a grand jury has brought a first-degree murder charge in the death of a 12-year-old girl whose body was found after nearly a week of searching. Read more...
BP Deaths

Court examines charges in 2010 BP disaster deaths

A federal appeals court is set to decide whether to reinstate some of the charges against two BP employees in a manslaughter case arising from the death of 11 workers in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.  Read more...
Missing Guns

LA corrections dept. audit: Guns, vests missing

A new state audit finds a dozen guns and more than three dozen bulletproof vests belonging to state's Department of Public Safety and Corrections went missing over the past few years and haven't been found. Read more...
Paid Extras

More paid extras needed now for Jurassic World

Thousands of locals have already been paid extras in the Jurassic World movie shooting now in and around New Orleans, but they need more. "They just surprised us with needing another 150 for tomorrow," Casting Director Judy Bouley told WWL First News.  Read more and see how to appy...
Phone Addict?

Cell phone addiction?

Do you know someone who is addicted to their cell phone? "Mobile addictions will be on the rise and an issue as we continue with technology," said New Orleans licensed professional counselor, Tricia Brown.  "We probably will see more of a rise in it."  Read more...
Child Drowns

Child indentified in Slidell drowning

Northshore authorities have released new information about the weekend death of a child. "The child who drowned in a Slidell-area swimming pool Friday evening has been identified as 5-year-old Isaac Robinson... Read more
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Payton's Stats

Deke: Fast starts have led to big things in Sean Payton era

They say in life that numbers don’t lie. That statement could not be more evident when it comes to the New Orleans Saints success under Coach Sean Payton. And when you look a little deeper inside the numbers things become even more clear. Read More

Kristian: Saints hold the leverage over Graham

After last week's ruling by system arbitrator Stephen Burbank, the Saints not only claimed a small victory, but also a ton of leverage where negotiations with Jimmy Graham are concerned. Read More

Less than a month until LSU football gets going

Now that July 4th has passed, the football season is right around the corner. SEC Media Days are next week and LSU players report for pre-season camp August 3rd. Tiger Rag Magazine Editor Luke Johnson says the biggest storyline in Baton Rouge is the starting QB battle... Read more

Steve: Pels' Tyreke Evans having a pool slam

Well folks, my summer vacation is already underway, but it looks like Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans has beaten me to the fun at the pool. Read More

Steve: Graham-sanity has taken over!

Remember the relentless coverage of Drew Brees' contract squabble with the Saints back in 2012?  Well, buckle up folks, because the Jimmy Graham show is in town this year, and it has a lot more question marks and room for speculation than Brees' deal did. Read More

Deke: Graham deal should get done sooner than later

Now that the ruling is in, a long term deal to keep TE Jimmy Graham in a Saints uniform should get done, and soon. I have no reason to believe otherwise. Graham will probably become the highest paid tight end in the NFL. Read More

Complete text of Burbank ruling on Jimmy Graham

System Arbitator Stephen Burbank concluded that Jimmy Graham is, in fact, a tight end and not a wide receiver. How did he come to that conclusion? Click here to read the full ruling

Kristian: Graham needs to go back to negotiating table

The most logical option for Graham would be to go back to the negotiating table with the Saints and hammer out a long term contract if he receives a fair offer.  I fully expect that to happen. Read More

Steve: Graham's a TE, but what happens next?

Graham may decide to appeal this ruling, but I’m guessing it won’t make a difference.  The NFL does not want the players following suit in the fututre. Read More

Ruling finds Graham is a tight end

Jimmy Graham is a tight end.  WWL Saints Sideline reporter Kristian Garic has confirmed that Arbitrator Stephen Burbank has ruled that the Saints player is not a wide receiver.  Read more...
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