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Sunday Shooting

French Quarter Shooting

New Orleans Police say a 28-year-old man was shot in the French Quarter early Sunday morning. According to police, the shooting occurred about 1:30 a.m., near the intersection of Bienville and Decatur streets.  Read more...

Lake Rescue

3-year-old rescued from Lake Ponchartrain

New Orleans Police say a 3-year-old girl was rescued from Lake Pontchartrain Saturday night after falling in the water.  Read more...
School Change

Historic change in governance for a New Orleans school

Symbolically, it's one of the most important things to happen to public education in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina hit nearly 10 years ago. And, if it goes smoothly, hardly anyone should notice.  Read more...
Shooting Death

Central City shooting becomes a fatality

The victim of a Saturday morning shooting in Central City died Saturday night. The unidentified 36-year-old male was shot in 1900 block of Sixth Street just after 7 a.m. Saturday.  Read more...
Election Day

Tax proposals dominate New Orleans area ballots Saturday

New Orleans-area voters are headed to the polls today to decide on an array of tax proposals. Orleans Parish residents will vote on tax proposals for libraries and the parish jail. A number of issues are on other area ballots. Read more...
Carnival Theft

Vintage Mardi Gras pieces missing from Tulane collection

A collector and dealer says hundreds of vintage Mardi Gras badges, invitations and other memorabilia are missing from a Tulane University collection. Rafael Monzon says they could, as a group, be worth $250,000 or more.  Read more...
Paternity Test

La'el Collins to take paternity test, meet with police next week

Baton Rouge Police say the infant child of murder victim Brittney Mills has died. It is reported that former LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins plans to take a paternity test to learn if he was the father of the child.  Read more...
I-10 Shooting

Saturday morning shooting on I-10

New Orleans Police are investigating an early Saturday shooting on the interstate. According to the NOPD, an unidentified man was shot multiple times inside a vehicle on I-10 East near the Orleans Avenue Exit.  Read more...
Body Found

Body of missing boater found in Ascension Parish

The body of a missing boater from Prairieville has been found by search and rescue teams along Bayou Manchac in Ascension Parish more than three days after crews first tried to find him.  Read more...
Smothered Child

Lafayette woman gets 10 years for smothering baby

A Lafayette woman who pleaded no contest to manslaughter in the smothering death of her baby has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Raven Senegal, 21, received the minimum sentence in the death of Miracle Senegal, who was almost 6 months old.  Read more...
LSU Wins 11-4

LSU wins 11-4 over Mississippi State

The LSU Tigers scored 4 runs in the top of the 4th and 4 more insurance runs in the 9th to beat the Mississippi State Bulldogs, 11-4 in Starkville. The Tigers will try to sweep the series tomorrow afternoon. Read more...

Permanent Ban

Ex-Rep. Jefferson permanently loses Louisiana law license

Louisiana's Supreme Court has formally revoked the law license of a disgraced former congressman. Friday's ruling revokes former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson's license to practice, and permanently prohibits him from being readmitted in the state.  Read more...
Musical Ends

"Duck Commander Musical" in Las Vegas to fly away in May

A flying duck in West Monroe, Louisiana might have a longer life than the "Duck Commander Musical'' which debuted in Las Vegas two weeks ago.  Read more...
Katrina Flood

Judge: US govt. liable for some Katrina flooding

A judge in Washington has ruled that federal authorities are liable for some of the catastrophic flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina and other storms, flooding blamed on a now-closed navigation channel. Read more...
Gas Prices

Gasoline prices, up or down?

What's going on with gas prices? It seems that it wasn't that long ago that New Orleans area motorists were enjoying some really cheap gasoline but now it's inching closer to $2.50 a gallon. Read more...

St. Roch market vandalized

The St. Roch market is open today, despite some vandals cracking windows and splattering paint and graffiti on its exterior. Read more...
Common Core

Jindal administration doing secretive review of testing plan

Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has increased scrutiny of the education department's testing contracts, as the two sides remain in a dispute over the Common Core standards.  Read more...
Teacher Sex

Ex-Thibodaux teacher sentenced in having sex with student

A former Thibodaux High School teacher has been sentenced to a year of probation for having sex with a then 17-year-old student. 25-year-old Celeste Bergeron pleaded guilty this week to two counts of prohibited sexual contact between an educator and student.  Read more...
Fans Talk Draft

The Who Dat Nation on the Saints' 1st-round picks

Meet your newest New Orleans Saints, Who Dat Nation! With two picks in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Saints selected a big offensive lineman and a hard-hitting linebacker. Read more...
Too Young?

Bill to ban suspensions and expulsions for K-3

A bill that passed out of Senate Education would prohibit the suspension or expulsion of a student between Kindergarten and third grade, unless the child posed a threat to the safety of the school.  Read more...
Don't Talk?

Legal analyst: Collins doing the right thing

A legal analyst says former LSU football player La'el Collins is making the right decision in not rushing to speak to cops about a murder of a pregnant woman. Baton Rouge Police want to interview Collins about the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Brittney Mills.   Read more...
Highest Rates?

Louisiana is 5th most expensive state for car insurance

Louisiana continues to be among the most expensive states in the country for auto insurance. The most recent study by InsuranceQuotes.com, says Louisiana is the fifth most expensive, with rates 33 percent higher than the national average.  Read more...
Union Bill

House committee OKs anti-union bill to strip dues deduction

An anti-union bill approved by a House committee Thursday sets the stage for a high-profile legislative fight between business and organized labor, even as many lawmakers have said they'd rather focus on the state's $1.6 billion budget shortfall.  Read more... 
False Claim

Grand Isle man sentenced for fraudulent oil spill claim

Federal prosecutors say a 52-year-old Grand Isle man has been sentenced to 41 months in prison after pleading guilty to filing a false damage claim for $30,173 after the BP oil spill.  
Prosecutors say Ronnie P. Vedros was sentenced Thursday. 
Cop Suspended

New Orleans Police Officer put on emergency suspension

The New Orleans Police Department announced Thursday that Officer Chris Durning has been placed on emergency suspension after he was arrested Wednesday for violating a protection order and cyberstalking.  Read more...
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Damian Swann

Saints trade up for Georgia CB Damian Swann

The Saints opted to ship this year's 6th round draft pick as well as a 2016 6th rounder to the Washington Redskins of the 167th overall pick in round 5.  The Black and Gold used that selection to select Georgia CB Damian Swann. Read More

Saints pick OLB Davis Tull, DT Tyeler Davison

The Saints continue to beef up their defense in the fifth round, adding OLB Davis Tull out of Tennessee Chattanooga and Fresno State defensive tackle Tyeler Davison. Read More

Saints nab QB Garrett Grayson - is he the next Drew Brees?

With the 75th pick in the NFL draft, the Saints have selected Garrett Grayson, quarterback from Colorado State.  He is one of the few in the draft who actually knows how to take snaps from under center and run a huddle. Read More

Bobby: Kikaha will be a household name for Saints

How do WWL's resident pros feel about the newest member of the Black and Gold? Bobby Hebert, Mike Detillier and Hokie Gajan all like the pick a lot and are eager to see what he can do for New Orleans. Read More

Saints pick OLB Hau'oli Kikaha in round two

With the 12th pick of the 2nd Round, the 44th overall, the New Orleans Saints selected Hau'oli Kikaha, an OLB out of Washington. Read More

Mayweather wins anticipated fight vs. Pacquiao

 Floyd Mayweather Jr. was money once again in the richest fight ever. Mayweather used his reach and his jab Saturday night to frustrate Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in their welterweight title bout. Read more...

T-Bob: Saints fans should be extremely excited about Davis Tull

With the 148th pick the Saints chose outside linebacker Davis Tull out of UT-Chatanooga and if there is one guy that was chosen today that Saints fans should get excited about it is Tull. Read More

American Pharoah wins 141st Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah has won the 141st Kentucky Derby before a record-setting crowd at Churchill Downs. Victor Espinoza was aboard for his second straight Derby win, and third overall. Read More

Resident pros: Saints are not rebuilding - they are reloading!

The 2015 NFL Draft is in the books, and after three days of analysis and inspection, WWL's resident pros are all on the same page - the Saints are set for a great year, but it's up to the Who Dat Nation to hold their feet to the fire. Read More

Saints use draft to double down on defense

The Saints took not one, not two, but three defenders in the 5th round.  They stood pat with their original two picks and then traded back into the end of the 5th to take one more. I love what the Saints did in this round.  By the 5th round, you're not going to get any immediate impact guys. Read More
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