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Halloween trick has the Saints competing with a New Orleans treat

New Orleans' official Halloween parade rolls through the CBD tonight. But, the Krewe of Boo has scheduled a somewhat scary date for its fright night celebration. The 13-float parade kicks off at 6:30, just an hour before the Saints game kicks off in Charlotte.  Read more...
Shrimp Fraud

Survey: Shrimp in US rife with murky labeling

Consumers around the nation can't be sure what kind of shrimp they're buying if they simply look at the label or menu at supermarkets, grocers and restaurants, an advocacy group says.
Oceana did a DNA-based survey of shrimp... Read more
Peralta Trial

Change of venue granted for Peralta case

A judge in St. Bernard granted a request Wednesday for a change of venue in the sexual battery case involving Parish President David Peralta.  Read more...
School Ruling

Ruling expected Friday in Louisiana charter schools lawsuit

A state district judge says he will rule Friday on whether he'll issue a preliminary injunction to keep some charter schools from getting $60 million under Louisiana's public school financing formula.  Read more...

Federal official: some extra security will be visible, some won't

Federal officials say there will be enhanced security -- some of it visible, some of it more clandestine -- at federal offices around the country. Read more...
Cavity Searches

Prisoner says state conducts illegal body searches

Lawyers for a Louisiana prison inmate whose conviction in the 1972 death of a guard was overturned say he has been subjected to illegal "body cavity searches" while he awaits the next step in his prosecution. Read more ...

Tammany Trace

Tammany Trace celebrates 20th anniversary

The Tammany Trace -- the popular paved cycling and hiking path that follows a narrow, asphalt ribbon through St. Tammany Parish -- will celebrate its 20th anniversary this weekend with a two-day festival. Read more ...

Mourn or Work?

When to return to work after losing a loved one?

LSU Head Coach Les Miles lost his mother last Friday, then on Saturday went back to work as the Tigers battled Ole Miss. Unusual circumstances?  Indeed, but when should you or I return to work after a loved one dies?   Read more...
Pumping Up?

Bobby Jindal beefing up?

Is Bobby Jindal pumping up for a presidential run? We're not talking about his campaign war chest or his political bona fides, we're talking about him! Read more...

Cause of building collapse may remain a mystery

The director of the Vieux Carre Commission says what led to the collapse of a 200-year-old French Quarter building likely will remain a mystery. Lary Hesdorffer says several factors probably contributed to the collapse... Read more
Gas $

Gas prices drop to four year low

According to the American Automobile Association, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Louisiana is the lowest it's been in four years.  The Bayou State's average price has fallen to $2.88 per gallon. In New Orleans, it's even lower.  Read more...
Last Debate

Final televised US Senate debate tonight

Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu will face off with Republican challengers Congressman Bill Cassidy and retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness in a televised US Senate debate tonight. Read more...
Turf Repair

Damage to LSU turf after Ole Miss game could have been worse

LSU fans had a lot of fun storming the field on Saturday night after the thrilling victory over an undefeated top 5 Ole Miss team, but crews are now working to fix the damage. Read more...
Another Clinton

Here comes Hillary for Mary Landrieu

The Landrieu campaign announced today that Hillary Rodham Clinton is coming to Louisiana to help in the campaign. The former Secretary of State will be in New Orleans at an event geared for women. Read more...

Louisiana sues Corps of Engineers over 'MRGO' restoration costs

Louisiana coastal restoration officials are suing a federal agency over the cost of fixing damage blamed on a now-closed south Louisiana waterway. Read more...

Landrieu sticks to support of unpopular health law

Even as another poll shows the federal health care law remains highly unpopular in Louisiana, Sen. Mary Landrieu has doubled down on her support for the revamp.  Read more ...
Cock Fighting

Arrest report: Marrero man accused of cockfighting

A 76-year-old Marrero man is accused of cockfighting and of mistreating 44 chickens. Armando Alvarez was booked with one count of cockfighting, 44 of cruelty to animals and 40 of aggravated cruelty to animals. Read more...

Buying or making your Halloween costume?

There's not much time left if you're dressing up for Halloween to find the costume you may want. We posed the question to people downtown: Are you dressing up this year, and if so, are you buying your costume or making it?  Read more...
Early Voting

Early voting ends tonight

It's the last day to vote early in the November elections. Voters who don't cast ballots by 6:00 p.m. this evening will have to wait until next week. Read more...
Congress Race

Ex-gov, ex-con Edwin Edwards on the stump again

Off a narrow gravel road running between a handful of mostly abandoned lots near a Mississippi River levee, down past sprawling oak trees and thick weeds, a lectern framed by banana trees has been set up in front of three short rows of folding chairs.  Read more...
Oil Spill $

US Ag Secy: New Gulf oil disaster recovery program

A new $40 million partnership will give money for conservation projects to landowners in states affected by BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says.  Read more...
Too Far?

Ritz spa masseur booked with sexual battery

A New Orleans masseur is accused of sexual battery on a woman during a session at the Ritz-Carlton spa, where massages cost $145 to $275. Thirty-year-old Charles J. Russo's bond was set Monday at $75,000. Read more...

Police investigate pedestrian death

New Orleans police are investigating a fatal accident on South Claiborne Avenue at Washington. Read more...
LSU Game Death

Brother of LSU fan who died during the game says he passed away doing what he lo

The brother of the Gretna man who died during the LSU game Saturday night says that's how Brian Tingley would have wanted to go. Read more...

Senate race even tighter!

The Louisiana U.S. Senate race appears as tight as ever, with just one percentage point separating Democrat Mary Landrieu from Republican Bill Cassidy. Read more...
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Steve: Joe Morgan suspended by the Saints

Sean Payton announced after today’s practice that wide receiver Joe Morgan was placed on the reserve / suspended list.  Coach gave no further details. Morgan’s response on twitter to the news pretty much sums it up all for Saints fans as well... Read More

Saints, Panthers square off for NFC South lead

 Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints have to find a way to win on the road if they plan to take over first place in the NFC South. That's something they haven't been able to do this season. The Saints are 3-0 at home but 0-4 away from the Superdome... Read more

T-Bob: A primer on the new college playoff system

The College Football Playoff Selection committee released their first team rankings yesterday and while the reaction hasn’t been wholly positive I believe that the majority of fans are pleased with the committee’s initial findings.  In case you don’t know I will give you a very general, very brief overview as to how the new College Playoff system works. Read More

Steve: Know Your Enemy, week nine - Carolina

My advice as your NFL stock broker is to buy shares of the Black & Gold now!  The team we saw Sunday dismantling the Packers is more of what I thought the Saints would look like this year. The question is now can they sustain that kind of play on the road this week in Carolina on Thursday night football? Read More

Davis, Anderson lead Pelicans over Magic in opener

A healthy Pelicans team is a dangerous one. Just ask the Orlando Magic following Tuesday's season opener in New Orleans. Anthony Davis fell one block shy of a triple-double and Ryan Anderson scored 22 points off the bench... Read more

Kristian: Morgan suspended, Saints looking to solve road woes

Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan has been placed on the reserve/suspended list by the New Orleans Saints. Morgan played in the first game against the Atlanta Falcons but has been inactive for each game since. Read More

Damage to LSU turf after Ole Miss game could have been worse

LSU fans had a lot of fun storming the field on Saturday night after the thrilling victory over an undefeated top 5 Ole Miss team, but crews are now working to fix the damage. Read more...

WWL NFL Podcast with T-Bob and Seth, episode 6

The Arizona Cardinals are soaring at an NFC best 6-1, but have they reached their BEAK? (see what I did there?) Also we take a look back at the biggest games of this last week as we try to figure out who is real and who is a big fat phony. Read More

Champ Bailey retires

Champ Bailey has decided to hang up his cleats. NFL.com reports his agent today announced Bailey has decided to pursue other career opportunities. Read more...

Deke: CFB Top Ten, week nine

The Magnolia State is still on top!  Auburn has a brutal stretch to end the regular season, could we be in store for an all Bulldogs SEC Title game?  And the best team in the nation not from the SEC is Kansas State.  And their only loss was to, well, an SEC Team! Read More
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