| More
Local News
Jail Reforms

Judge in New Orleans jail case criticizes communication gaps


The judge overseeing a hearing on whether the New Orleans sheriff should be stripped of control of the city's jail has criticized the lack of communication between various government agencies.  Read more... 
Sentence Limit

House halts bid to create 3-year mandatory minimum sentences


Lawmakers in the Louisiana House have rejected a proposal to require a minimum three-year prison sentence in certain criminal cases, saying it would take too much power away from local judges. Only 33 House members voted for the proposal.  Read more...
Cheaper Beef

Lots of beef available for the Memorial Day holiday


Grillers are in luck as there is plenty of beef to cook up this Memorial Day weekend. CEO of the Cattle Producers of Louisiana Dave Foster says beef was sold to retailers at a lower price compared to previous years ...Read more
Drug Arrest

Baton Rouge man accused of making young boys smoke marijuana


Police say a 29-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of making his 8- and 10-year-old relatives smoke marijuana faces cruelty charges.  Police reported that the Jason Louis Taylor rolled marijuana blunts and provided them to the young boys on several occasions, ...Read more
More Storms

Increased tropical activity forecast


Federal forecasters expect increased hurricane activity in the Atlantic Basin this hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released predictions today.
"We could be in for more activity than we've seen in... Read more
Death By Bees

Allen Parish man dies after being stung by 1,000 bees


A Louisiana man has died after being stung by more than a thousand bees in a park in Arizona. Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputy Joaquin Enriquez says 23-year-end Alex Bestler of Elton and a friend were hiking ...Read more
Task Force

Port of New Orleans, Jefferson Parish to join forces


The Port of New Orleans' board of commissioners has agreed to establish a task force dedicated to increasing commerce along the Mississippi River in Jefferson Parish.  The move comes after complaints that the port had been neglecting the parish.  Read more...
 
 
Budget Changes

Edwards administration urges Senate to reject House changes to the budget


The Edwards administration is urging the Senate to reject the House amendments that were made to the proposed budget for next fiscal year. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne told the Senate Finance committee ...Read more
Special Session

Report: Call for next special session coming soon


Governor John Bel Edwards is expected to issue the call for another special session any day now, according to Jeremy Alford, publisher of LaPolitics.com. Edwards has said a second session is needed to raise revenues to address a $600 million budget deficit for next fiscal year.  Read more...
Strorm Forecast

NOAA to release hurricane season forecast


NOAA will issue its outlook for the 2016 hurricane season today. State climatologist Barry Keim expects the federal forecasters will predict an average season. He says there are two factors working against each other, cooler than normal sea surface temperature, which is... Read more
Big Stars

Country music takes over Baton Rouge this weekend


Country music fans descend on Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for the Memorial Day weekend to hear some of the hottest performers in the genre including Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Eric Church as part of the 2016 Bayou County Superfest. Read more...
Inaccurate?

Is your heart-rate monitor steering you wrong?


Those wearable heart-rate monitors have become all the rage, but are they really giving their users useful info? New studies have cast some doubt on their accuracy. Some brands of wearable monitors were off by as much as 20 heartbeats per second after... Read more
Opa!

Toga time! It's New Orleans' Annual Greek Festival


You're invited to get your Greek on this weekend. New Orleans' Annual Greek Festival begins this afternoon at the Hellenic Cultural Center on Bayou St. John. The 43rd annual event is three days of great Greek food, live music and entertainment.  It's the next best thing to... Read more
Tax Breaks

$208M in business tax break applications stalled by governor


An estimated $208 million in property tax breaks for businesses have been stalled at the request of Gov. John Bel Edwards. The Board of Commerce and Industry agreed Thursday to delay a decision on 305 applications for the Industrial Tax Exemption Program.  Read more...
 
Girl Drowns

Jefferson Parish Sheriff: 5-year-old girl drowns in pool


A 5-year-old girl has drowned in the pool of a vacant home in Metairie. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's spokesman Col. John Fortunato says Renee Thompson was pronounced dead after she was taken to a local hospital Wednesday.  Read more...
 
Development?

Hurricane center: Keep an eye on low pressure off U.S. East Coast


The low pressure area centered between Bermuda and the Bahamas has an elongated circulation, although the shower activity has been increasing during the past 24 hours. Read more...
OPP Problems

New jail, new problems in New Orleans


Testimony at a federal court hearing indicates that the transition from an old jail to a new jail in New Orleans didn't go smoothly. Read more...
Blue Lives

Harming a cop, firefighter or paramedic now a hate crime in Louisiana


Louisiana has become the first state in the nation to expand its hate-crime laws to protect police, firefighters and emergency medical crews. Read more...
Rising Crude

Crude oil tops $50 a barrel for first time since October


Earlier this morning, the price of oil rose above 50 dollars a barrel for the first time since October. Read more...
State Budget

Governor asking senators to strip all House budget changes


Gov. Edwards' administration is asking state senators to scrap all the changes made to next year's nearly $26 billion budget by their colleagues in the House. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne told the Senate Finance Committee to strip the changes "in their entirety.''  Read more...
Girl Drowns

5-year-old girl drowns in pool behind abandoned Metairie house


A five-year-old girl is dead after drowning in a swimming pool behind an abandoned house in Metairie. Read more...
Agenda Support

Nonprofit group raises money to support Governor's legislative agenda


The nonprofit group Rebuild Louisiana is raising money that will go towards getting public support for Governor John Bel Edwards' legislative agenda. It's expected the governor will call a special session next month to address a $600 million budget shortfall.  Read more... 
Therapy Bill

Direct access to physical therapists wins House approval


A Senate-approved bill that would allow patients to see physical therapists without a doctor's referral also has the support of the House as it nears final passage. Ville Platte Representative Harvey LeBas is the House sponsor of the bill.  Read more...

 
Cursive Script

House-backed cursive writing bill nears final passage


A proposal to require the teaching of cursive writing in Louisiana's public schools is near final legislative passage, after overwhelming support from the state House. The House voted 88-1 Thursday for the bill to require students to learn cursive reading and writing by the third grade.  Read more... 
Seatbelt Fines

Lawmakers vote to increase fines for not wearing seatbelts


Louisiana lawmakers have agreed to boost the fines against people caught not wearing seatbelts in a vehicle. The bill by Rep. Walt Leger, a New Orleans Democrat, would increase the fine for a first offense from $25 to $50. Violators would pay $75 each additional time.  Read more...
Archive
On this Memorial Day Weekend - are you:
  Traveling
  Working
  Testing the endurance of your couch
 
View Results
National News
Politics
World News
Business News
Health News
WWL Sports News
Blame Rob?

Steve: Rob Ryan not to blame for poor Saints defense?


It’s no surprise that Rob Ryan has opened his mouth, the only real shocker is that it took this long. He told the MMQB that the last two years in New Orleans, those weren’t his defenses. Read More

LSU tops Mississippi State, 6-2, to earn bye into SEC Tourney semifinals


After two dramatic comebacks in as many days, Jared Poche’ set out to give the now-famous rally possum an evening off. The fruits of his labor earned LSU a well-deserved Friday off in Hoover and a 6-2 victory over top-seeded Mississippi State in the SEC tourney.  Read more...

Pelicans' Davis not named All-NBA, loses $24 million


New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is out about $24 million after not being named to the All-NBA first, second or third team. Now his five-year extension is worth $121 million instead of $145 million.  Read more...

Bobby: Very competitive practice from Saints today


The media got their first offseason glance at the Black and Gold today and Bobby said that early on in practice the Saints offense took control, but the defense would finish up strong. Read More

Steve: Rookie receiver Mike Thomas looks legit at Saints OTA


With Brandin Cooks out of today's Saints organized team activities, rookie receiver Mike Thomas got a ton of reps in the offense. Read More

Saints OTA Highlights: If Peat starts, who's the odd man out?


Zach Strief is one of only two players remaining from the Saints Super Bowl-winning team back in February of 2010.  And after hearing what Sean Payton had to say, he could be in for a good battle this training camp. Read More

Brees: Contract with Saints is a non-issue; talks concussion fight


Regardless of what goes down this off-season, Brees said it won’t effect his approach to the work. “I’m playing year to year in terms of what I have to prove,” he said. Read More

Kristian: LSU Baseball has the "it" factor - the possum factor?


Sometimes teams tend to believe and sometimes teams just win. LSU baseball has both.  The Tigers just win, in any way possible. Read More

Tigers beat Florida in 14 innings


LSU has had many dramatic victories at the SEC Tournament in Hoover, but none took as long as Wednesday night-Thursday morning's 5-3 win over Florida.  Jordan Romero snapped an 0-for-18 stretch with a single into right field to snap a 3-3 tie in the top of the 14th.  Read more...
 
 

Steve: Tigers and Gators and Possums, oh my!


The SEC tournament rolls on today with the LSU Tigers still in it after a heart pounding 5-4 comeback victory in a win-or-go-home opening contest against Tennessee. Read More
 
Entertainment News
Strange News

WWL iPhone App

Contests

FACEBOOK

1 Thing

Contact Us

Powered By InterTech Media, LLC™