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Suspect Dies

Suspect in double murder dies


An official says the suspect wanted in the killing of a Westwego police officer and woman in Marrero has died. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's spokesman John Fortunato said Saturday that Sylvester Holt died late Friday at University Hospital in New Orleans. Read more...
Deadly Tornado

Hattiesburg tornado tears through houses, flips cars


A twister has wreaked havoc on the Hattiesburg area of southern Mississippi. Four people were killed early Saturday when a tornado ripped through the area.  Read more... 
Cop Killer

Police: Suspect in double slaying in critical condition


A man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and a police officer was in critical condition after ending an hourslong standoff by shooting himself in the chest, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand. Sylvester Holt, 32, was threatening to jump from the CCC.  Read more...
Threat Ends

Morning rain moving out of the metro area


The line of showers and thunderstorms that had threatened the metro area is moving towards the coast and the threat of severe weather for the area is over. An earlier Tornado Watch expired at 7 o'clock Saturday morning. However, a 30 percent rain chance continues for Saturday.  Read more...
School Funding

Impact of charter school funding dispute delayed


State financing for more than 30 Louisiana public charter schools won't be disrupted next week. Superintendent of Education John White said a state appellate court late Friday delayed the impact of its ruling that money from Louisiana's public school funding formula can't pay...Read more...
Storm Watch

Severe weather threat through Satruday evening


We are watching for some nasty weather. "There is an enhanced risk for severe weather overnight into Saturday morning," according to WWL TV Chief Meteorologist Carl Arredondo.
He says the risk lasts until 8am.  Southeast Louisiana is under a tornado watch. Read more...
Cop Killer

Sheriff: Cop killer in critical condition


The man who allegedly shot and killed a pregnant woman and a Westwego police officer was hospitalized Friday night. Jefferson Parish Newell Normand says Sylvester Holt was in  in critical condition. Louisiana State Trooper Melissa Matey says Holt shot himself in the... Read more
Vandalism

Downtown buildings, NOPD vehicles vandalized, people arrested, in Trump protests


Violence erupted during a protest of President Donald Trump in downtown New Orleans Friday. Police arrested fifteen people. Read more...
Sylvester Holt
Sylvester Holt, bottom left, lays on a ledge of the Crescent City Connection Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in New Orleans. Holt was wanted in the connection with the shooting of his wife and a Westwego police officer. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Suspect's self-inflicted gunshot wound ends hours-long standoff on bridge


A tense, seven-hour standoff on the Crescent City Connection bridge with a suspected cop killer came to an end this evening when the suspect shot himself. Read more...
In Jail

State Sen. Troy Brown begins jail sentence for battery


Ascension Parish sheriff's authorities say state Sen. Troy Brown has begun serving a 38-hour jail term for domestic abuse battery. Read more...
New Orders

Trump tells agencies to ease health care burden


President Donald Trump has signed his first executive order as president, ordering federal agencies to ease the burden of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law. Read more...
Sylvester Holt
Sylvester Holt, left, is lifted off the ledge of the Crescent City Connection by an officer Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in New Orleans. Holt was wanted in the connection with the shooting of his wife and a Westwego police officer. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Suspect shoots self in chest


Police report the man who has been threatening to jump off the Crescent City Connection has shot himself.
Cop Killed

Westwego cop, pregnant woman, die in Westbank gunfire


A Westwego police officer was shot and killed early this morning and a woman he was trying to help is also dead. Read more...
Commuted

Obama shortens sentences for 23 inmates from Louisiana


In his last days in office, former President Barack Obama approved sentence reductions for 330 federal inmates, 23 of those are from Louisiana. Read more...
Fed Flood Aid

$1.2B Louisiana flood aid plan backed by recovery task force


Louisiana's flood recovery task force has agreed to Gov. John Bel Edwards' proposal to spend $1.2 billion in federal aid allocated by Congress, with most of the money targeted for homeowners. $935 million would pay for rebuilding and repairs from the March and August floods.  Read more...
Severe Weather

Severe weather a possibility for tonight and Saturday


There is a threat for severe weather which could produce large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes.  A disturbance aloft (upper-level low) will move across the state and this will help to set off some strong to severe storms.  Read more...

 
School Funding

Judge won't delay impact of charter school funding decision


A Baton Rouge judge has refused to stall the effects of a higher court's ruling that could stop financing for more than 30 Louisiana public charter schools next week. An appellate court ruled this month that the state's public school funding formula can't pay for charter schools created by BESE.  Read more...
N.O. Protest

New Orleans Trump protest: 'Jazz Funeral for Lady Liberty'


It was an oddly festive and uniquely New Orleans-style of protest: A brass band played mournfully as demonstrators lowered a replica of the Statue of Liberty into a black coffin and began wheeling it through city streets.  Read more...

 
Suspect?

Police action on CCC may involve suspected cop-killer


A large police presence has shut down the Westbank-bound Crescent City Connection. Read more...
Landrieu-Trump

Landrieu comments on his feelings about a Trump presidency


New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is considered one of the leading Democrats in the state and he weighs in on his feelings about the Trump administration. Landrieu says both Republicans and Democrats like President Trump’s proposal ...Read more
Fattest State

Louisiana's obesity rate tips the scales again


Louisiana once again ranks at the top of a list of the fattest states in the country. A new State of Obesity report has Louisiana with the nation's highest obesity rate...36.2 percent. Melinda Sothern, Professor in the School of Public Health and Medicine at... Read more
Let 'Em Go

Obama commutes sentences of 2 dozen in Louisiana


About two dozen people convicted in Louisiana are among the 330 federal inmates granted sentence reductions in one of Barack Obama's last acts as president. The commutations were announced Thursday by the White House. They affect... Read more
Cop Killed

Cop and woman shot to death on the Westbank


A shooting has left a police officer and another person severely injured on the Westbank of Jefferson Parish. Initial reports indicate the driver of a U-Haul pickup truck shot the Westwego cop and a civilian at Barataria and Ames Blvd. around 6:30am. Read more...
Nasty Weather

Severe weather possible Saturday


Some nasty weather is possible after midnight tonight and through the day on Saturday. "The weather will quickly change from good to bad tonight," according to WWL TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum.  "A disturbance aloft will move across the state, and this will... Read more
Fed NOPD Report

Fed: Nearly 60 New Orleans police recruits had risk factors


Close to 60 recent recruits were accepted into New Orleans Police Department training academy classes despite red flags for several "risk factors," including possible drug use, unpaid child support and domestic abuse, federal monitors said.  Read more...
 
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Pels Routed

Nets end 11-game skid by routing Pelicans 143-114


Brook Lopez and Bojan Bogdanovic scored 23 points apiece and the Brooklyn Nets ended an 11-game losing streak, routing the New Orleans Pelicans 143-114 on Friday night. Their 29-point victory was 11 more than their previous largest.  Read more...

NFL Championships: The Cajun Cannon & Big Chief make their picks


After an ugly Wildcard Weekend, football fans were treated to four pretty good games last weekend in the NFL Divisional round.  There have been a total of eight post season games played thus far. Read More

Steve: NFL releases date for Saints' game in London


We haven't even gotten to the Super Bowl yet and mock drafts are starting to roll out. We even got some schedule news this morning as the NFL announced when the Saints will play the Dolphins in London. Read More

Rodgers, Ryan at heart of NFC main event


Defense wins championships.  That's the old adage. And it's about to be turned on its head by either the Green Bay Packers or Atlanta Falcons.  The Packers finished 21st in points allowed. The Falcons finished 27th.   Read more...

Pelican's Davis to start in NBA All-Star Game


New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis will start for the Western Conference when the NBA All-Star Game tips of in New Orleans next month. Read more...

Jordan: LSU players could hear name early in the draft


LSU hasn’t had a player selected in the first round of the NFL Draft since 2014, but the two year drought will likely come to an end this year. Read More

Auburn hold off LSU for 78-74 victory


The Auburn Tigers gave coach Bruce Pearl his 500th win, but it didn't come easily. T.J. Dunans scored 12 points, including a jump shot with 38 seconds left, and Auburn held off LSU 78-74 Wednesday night to make sure the celebration didn't have to be... Read more

Steve: 5 players Saints could have eyes on at Senior Bowl


Some of college football's top prospects will be in Mobile, Alabama next week for this year's event, and here are five players I think could grab the Black & Gold's attention. Read More

Anthony Davis' 21 points lead Pelicans past Magic 118-98


Anthony Davis had 21 points and 15 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans cruised past the road-weary, short-handed Orlando Magic 118-98 on Wednesday night.  Terrence Jones and Langston Galloway added 18 points each for the Pelicans, ...Read more

QB to QB: Brees talks Falcons, Chargers, social media in locker room


With the field of possible Super Bowl participants dwindling to just four teams, Drew Brees stepped into the WWL Radio huddle for his weekly “QB To QB” chat with Bobby Hebert, and he talked about the Saints’ fiercest rival, the Atlanta Falcons, having a shot at an NFC crown. Read More
 
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