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Matthew to make hard right, threaten U.S. East Coast

The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Matthew is on the brink of hurricane strength as it marches westward in the Caribbean Sea. Storm warning have been posted for the "ABC" islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. Read more...
La. Tax Study

Second deadline to be missed by Louisiana tax study group

A study group aimed at recommending changes to state tax and budget policy will miss its second deadline for pulling together its suggestions.  Legislative leaders have agreed to give the task force, created by state lawmakers, until Nov. 1 ...Read more
$500M In Aid

Congress approves legislation that contains $500 million in federal disaster aid

Congress approves legislation that contains $500 million in federal disaster assistance. About $400 million will go to Louisiana for flood relief. Republican Senator David Vitter says this is just a start, more federal aid is expected in December.   Read more...
Cold Front

Cooler air pushing into New Orleans area

A cold front is finally making an impact on the Southeast Louisiana weather, especially on the Northshore. "The drier and less humid air has arrived! "  WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum said.  "It will stick around through the weekend too as... Read more
Dementia Link

Hearing loss or Alzheimer's?

Are you concerned about an older relative developing Alzheimer's? It might just be a hearing problem. Dr. Moises Arriaga, Director of Ear Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans, says there's very strong data showing that untreated hearing loss is an independent risk factor for dementia... Read more
Most Murder

FBI: Louisiana leads US in murder rate

Louisiana leads the nation in another of the wrong categories. The latest Uniform Crime Report from the FBI finds Louisiana last year had the highest murder rate of any state in the nation: a little more ten people out of every hundred thousand in Louisiana were murdered in 2015. Read more...
Higher Tolls?

St. Tammany Republicans reject plan for Causeway improvements

Some Northshore Republicans want to see the effort to raise the tolls on the Causeway derailed.  One group has voted to urge officials to reject the funding for safety improvements.
The St. Tammany Republican Parish Executive Committee voted to ask the Parish Council... Read more
Video Shown

Graphic video released of La. boy's shooting by police

After a police body camera captured two deputy city marshals firing on a car and killing a 6-year-old boy, the head of the Louisiana State Police said the video was the most disturbing thing he's seen.  Read more...

St James Parish president indicted for malfeasance

St. James Parish President Timothy Roussel has been indicted on six counts of malfeasance.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Wednesday's indictment in a news release. Roussel's director of operations,  Read more...
Cops Suspended

4 suspensions, 1 reprimand over New Orleans sex crime cases

Four members of the New Orleans Police Department were suspended and another was reprimanded for allegedly mishandling hundreds of rape investigations. Read more...
Jail Lawsuit

Sheriff files suit against builders of New Orleans jail

The man under fire for his management of the new jail in New Orleans has filed a lawsuit against the general contractors who built the facility. Sheriff Marlin Gusman's suit seeks approximately $3 million for missed deadlines that delayed the jail's opening for months.  Read more...
Statue Fight

New Orleans tells court it can remove Confederate statues

New Orleans has the right to remove Confederate monuments that are the center of a heated debate, the city's attorneys told an appeals court Wednesday, but opponents who want a delay said removing them could cause irreparable harm.  Read more...

$500M Passes

Senate passes stopgap spending bill, $500M in flood relief

The Senate has passed a bill to keep the government running through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus.  It also includes $500 million for rebuilding assistance to flood-ravaged Louisiana.  Read more...
Flood Recovery

Flood recovery group told: Work 'to restore our great state'

Governor John Bel Edwards tells the Restore Louisiana Task Force they have the important job of helping flood victims get back on their feet. The task force, which was appointed by the governor, is in charge of determining how federal flood recovery dollars will be spent.  Read more...
New Streetcars

New streetcar line along French Quarter's edge opens Sunday

New Orleans' newest streetcar line will open Sunday, carrying riders along the northern edge of the French Quarter and part of an adjacent neighborhood. The 1.3-mile route along Rampart Street and St. Claude Avenue also passes historic neighborhoods.  Read more...
Flood Suit

Walker officials hire law firm to sue DOTD over flooding

The Walker City Council has agreed to retain a law firm to sue the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development over an alleged faulty design of the portion of Interstate 12 that runs on the south side of the city.  Read more...
Arguments Heard

Lawyers argue about removing Confederate statues

A court has heard arguments on whether New Orleans should be able to remove four Confederate monuments. Attorneys for New Orleans on Wednesday told a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that the city has the right to take them down.  Read more...
TS Matthew

Tropical Storm Matthew forms

Tropical Storm Matthew has formed in the Atlantic.  The National Hurricane Center says it is expected to become a hurricane. "On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will move through the Windward Islands during the next couple of hours, and move over... Read more
Job Search

LSU needs home run hire but competition could be tough

After firing the most successful football coach in the history of the program, LSU needs a home run hire.  There should be no shortage of interest for what has become one of the best gigs in big-time college football, but upgrading from Les Miles is far from a sure thing. Read more...
Fall Is Coming

Temperatures are starting to fall

Sweater weather is coming to Louisiana as the first cold front of the Fall has made its way to Louisiana. State Climatologist Barry Keim says this front has really lowered the humidity. And low temperatures will reach the mid 50s later this week ...Read more
IDing Graves

Help needed identifying those in graves disturbed by flood

Ascension Parish officials are meeting with family members to discuss plans to reinter the bodies of people whose graves were disturbed in last month's flood.  Parish officials say they need the public's help in identifying graves ...Read more
No Charges

Charges dismissed against LSU's Godchaux

East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore says he is dismissing domestic abuse and child endangerment charges against LSU defense end Davon Godchaux. Moore says the woman who had accused the player of grabbing her hair and shoulder... Read more
Monument Fight

Confederate monuments issue back in court

Today, federal appeals judges will hear arguments on whether or not New Orleans' controversial monuments to Confederate leaders will stay up, as another court fight over their existence plays out. The people waging the legal battle to keep the statues... Read more
Creepy Clowns

Cops not clowning around about creepy clown sightings

With creepy clown sightings in state after state near schools and wooded areas, we have had our first close encounters of the clown kind in Louisiana. In St. James Parish, "The sheriff's office responded to a call regarding two individuals who entered... Read more

GOP accuses Edwards of using flood to raise campaign cash

The state Republican Party claims Governor John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, is using the flood to raise money for his re-election campaign. Executive Director of the Louisiana GOP, Jason Dore, says the governor attended a fundraising event one night during... Read more
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Korte: Saints O-Line graded out pretty well against average Atlanta

I was concerned coming into this week for a couple of reasons - first, no Terron Armstead at left tackle is cause enough for concern, secondly, the musical chairs along the front, however necessary, means we haven't found a secure spot for anyone yet on the left side. Read More

Orgeron: Godchaux's reinstated, Fournette a "game-time decision"

Starting defensive end Davon Godchaux has been reinstated to the team and will return to practice Wednesday, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron confirmed on Wednesday. Godchaux was suspended from the team indefinitely following an arrest Monday morning stemming from... Read more

Brees: Saints have a "great challenge before us"

With his Saints sitting at 0-3 for a second straight year, Drew Brees joined Bobby Hebert for his weekly “QB To QB” segment on WWL Radio. Brees started by talking about the team’s third straight disappointing loss. Read More

Deke's SEC football rankings, week five

Alabama has one more easier one before a very tough stretch, the Vols have passed the first of four big tests, Texas A&M says don’t mess with Texas - A&M that is!  Ole Miss is still relevant and LSU has one of their own in charge of some desperate Tigers!  Read More

"Go For Two" Episode 4: The Rise of the Eagles and Vikings

The NFC has been turned upside down with the Eagles and Vikings on top of the conference at 3-0.  Can their success continue?  Plus, should preseason favorites Arizona and Carolina be concerned? Read More

LSU needs home run hire but competition could be tough

After firing the most successful football coach in the history of the program, LSU needs a home run hire.  There should be no shortage of interest for what has become one of the best gigs in big-time college football, but upgrading from Les Miles is far from a sure thing. Read more...

Orgeron says no-one is blameless in LSU's 2-2 start

Interim LSU Coach Ed Orgeron joined Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia to discuss the last 48 hours in Baton Rouge, a whirlwind that featured the firing of longtime coach Les Miles and Orgeron’s installation at the top of the football food chain. Read More

Week 4 Fantasy Wire: Terrelle Pryor could be the cheat code you need

With three games in the books, the season is starting to take shape. Whether you have a winning record or not, improving your team is paramount. Terrelle Pryor leads the way among waiver wire adds heading into week 4 as the do it all focus of the Browns offense. Read More

Deke: Saints football already bad, and about to get worse

The Saints are one of four NFL teams that have not won a game along with Cleveland, Jacksonville and Chicago.  The Saints have given up a total of 96 points this season - that's second worst in the NFL, behind Tampa who have given up 101. Read More

Botched punt return a cruel irony in Saints' loss to Falcons

The history of the New Orleans Saints now includes another memorable Atlanta Falcons punt in a Monday night game. This one won't be recalled as fondly as Steve Gleason's memorable block nearly 10 years to the day earlier.  Read more...
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