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DHH wants state police to investigate St. John brain-eating amoeba

Louisiana State Police has been asked to look into the reporting of tap water quality in St. John the Baptist Parish. State health regulators made the request after confirming the presence of a brain-eating amoeba in the water supply. Read more...
Benson Honored

Saints owner honored with statue

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson today was honored with the unveiling of a statue in his likeness at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Read more....

Woman arrested after shooting alleged intruder at her apartment

Police in New Orleans say they have arrested a woman who initially told officers she shot a man who tried to force his way into her apartment.  Read more...
Abortion Law

Louisiana following judge's order on abortion law

The Louisiana health department will follow a federal judge's order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law that requires them to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, a spokeswoman said Monday.  Read more...
Dolly Forms

Tropical storm forms in Gulf, no threat to U.S.

Tropical Storm Dolly has formed off Mexico's coast over the Bay of Campeche. Forecasters expect it to strengthen before it makes landfall. Read more...
Not Qualified?

Lawsuit over Landrieu's LA residency not likely to succeed

Republican Paul Hollis, a former challenger to Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu this year, has filed a lawsuit against the incumbent claiming she cannot represent Louisiana because she does not live in the state. Read more...
Food Cravings

Food cravings may be a sign of deficiency

Are your munchies trying to tell you something? There's a difference between feeling hungry and having a sudden urge for a specific food. Intense food cravings can be a sign you're deficient in certain nutrients.  Read more...

Tropical depression forms off Gulf coast of Mexico

Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed in the Bay of Campeche, off the Gulf coast of Mexico.  Read more...


Judge: Marullo can stay on ballot

Orleans Parish Criminal Court Judge Frank Marullo Jr. has survived an initial challenge to his seeking a sixth term.  Read more...

Woman shoots man trying to force way into home

New Orleans police say a woman shot a man who tried to force his way into her Mid-City apartment Monday afternoon.  Read more...

Halftime for hurricane season

Despite a few minor flare ups, the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season has been as predicted, nice and quiet, but we're not out of the woods by any means.  Read more...

NOPD Investigating two Labor Day murders

New Orleans Police are investigating the city's two latest murders, the 96th and 97th of the year.  Read more...
Lots of Hogs

Louisiana hunters bag more hogs than deer

According to Louisiana's annual deer-harvest report, state hunters killed 183,600 feral hogs last year. In the 2013-14 season, Louisiana hunters shot 166,200 deer. Read more...
Louisiana Labor

LWC: Louisiana has a lot to be proud of this Labor Day

The Louisiana Workforce Commission says the job outlook in Sportsman's Paradise is giving us a lot to celebrate on this Labor Day. According to LWC Executive Director Curt Eysink, the labor force in Louisiana is stronger now than ever before.  Read more...
Pricey Meat

Beef prices continue to rise

If you are planning a Labor Day cookout, don't expect to find any real bargains on burgers or steak this holiday.  Increased beef prices are due to a shortage of cows in the country.  Read more...
Tax Holiday

Second Amendment sales tax holiday

Guns, ammunition and hunting supplies are exempt from state and local sales taxes this weekend. The 2014 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday runs Friday through Sunday and applies to individual consumer purchases... Read more
Extras Needed

Clooney's new film sets Slidell casting call

As George Clooney and Sandra Bullock prepare this fall to shoot the political comedy "Our Brand Is Crisis," in New Orleans, producers are looking for locals interested in appearing as extras in the film. Read more...
Abortion Law

US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law

A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state... Read more

Ex-candidate sues over Senator Landrieu's residency

Former challenger Paul Hollis has sued Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, contending that she cannot represent Louisiana because she lives full-time in Washington.  Read more...

Causeway chase ends with shots fired

Jefferson Parish authorities say a man suspected in more than a half dozen recent armed robberies was apprehended after a high speed chase across the Causeway Saturday night.  Read more...

Jindal ready to pay $275,000 to defeat Common Core

Based on contracts approved by the division of administration, Governor Jindal could pay outside lawyers as much as 275-thousand dollars in state money to represent his office in lawsuits over Common Core.  Read more...

Two killed, one injured in separate 7th Ward shootings

New Orleans Police are investigating two separate shooting incidents that took two lives and injured another in the 7th Ward.  Read more...


FedEx building new Covington distribution center

Land is being cleared in St. Tammany Parish for a 175,000 square-foot distribution center for Federal Express.  Read more...

Louisiana issues $3 million in toll refunds

More than $3 million in Crescent City Connection toll money has been refunded to account holders, state Treasurer John Kennedy says.  Read more...

Shots fired during chase on the Causeway

Police say they chased an armed robbery suspect on the Causeway late Saturday night. Witnesses report hearing shots fired. Cops closed the bridge in both directions.  Read more...
The Saints are bringing back kicker Shayne Graham; and waived QB Ryan Griffin to make room. Good move or not?
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Graham Back!

Saints bring back K Shayne Graham, waive Griffin

WWL Saints Sideline Reporter Kristian Garlic says league sources confirm the Black and Gold decided to bring Graham back for field goals and extra points in Sunday's game against the Falcons in Atlanta. Read More

Steve: Know Your Enemy, week one - Atlanta

The Saints season begins in their home away from home, the Georgia Dome. That’s right, you heard me! The Black & Gold have owned Atlanta since coach Sean Payton and QB Drew Brees arrived in New Orleans back in 2006. Read More

NFL suspends Colts owner 6 games, fines him $500,000

The NFL has suspended Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct policy. Read more...

LSU's stock rising after beating the Badgers

LSU's football team has moved up a spot in the coaches poll after Saturday's comeback victory over Wisconsin. The Tigers are now #12 in the poll, after starting the season at 13... Read more and see the full poll

Steve: Saints LB Junior Galette curbs contract rumors

It’s been an interesting morning in the Twittersphere. First off, Randy Getlin of Yahoo Sports reported that Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette had agreed to a contract extension with the team. Read More

Deke: NFL Top Ten, week one

The dull, boring-for-the-fans preseason is finally over, and now the NFL is all for real.  The defending champs looked sharp in the preseason, but Seattle has history clearly set against them as they try to repeat as World Champions. Read More

Deke: CFB Top Ten, week two

Let's face it, Texas A&M stole the entire weekend show with a Thursday night beat-down of the Gamecocks.  After that, not really much to brag about from the big boys of college football. Read More

Serena, Djokovic advance at U.S. Open

The No. 1 men's and women's seeds have moved into the fourth round of the U.S. Open. Novak Djokovic has advanced with a rout of American Sam Querrey. Serena Williams was a 6-3, 6-3, winner against fellow American Varvara.  Read more...

LSU beats Wisconsin 28-24 in stunning comeback

Kenny Hilliard scored on a 28-yard touchdown run to cap a fourth-quarter rally for No. 13 LSU in a 28-24 win over No. 14 Wisconsin at NRG Stadium on Saturday night. Read More

Deke: The Cajun Cannon is shocked that Saints cut Champ

The New Orleans Saints have made roster cuts and the Black and Gold’s 53 man roster is set.  Some of the more notable cuts the Saints made included that of letting go future Hall of Fame player Champ Bailey. Read More
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