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AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth


Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found.  Read more...

 
New Office

St. Bernard News opens office in Chalmette


The St. Bernard News, a weekly community broadsheet, has opened an office in Chalmette after years of running its operations out of Jefferson Parish.  A ribbon-cutting was held Wednesday.  Read more...
Search Is On

Police: Man disappears during Mississippi River swim


New Orleans police say they are investigating a report that a man disappeared while swimming in the Mississippi River near the French quarter.  A police news release says a man walking along the river spotted two males swimming in the river Tuesday night. Read more...
Light Show

A light show in the sky and street flooding in parts of the area


Heavy rain Wednesday night has left parts of the metro New Orleans area left without power.  About 6,000 customers were without power between Orleans and Jefferson parishes.  
WWL TV chief meteorologist Carl Arredondo said between 2 and 5 inches ...Read more
No Charges

Victim of alleged burglary doesn't want to press charges against LSU QB


The LSU student Nicholas Anderson, the alleged victim of a burglary last month involving LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings and two other LSU football players, recently told East Baton Rouge Parish district attorney Hillar Moore ...Read more
 
Guilty Plea

Slidell Man Admits to Downloading 350 Photos of Child Pornography


A 56-year-old Slidell man pled guilty Monday to 35 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles, two counts of production of pornography involving juveniles, and one count of aggravated incest after an investigation ...Read more
Nagin Appeal

Former Mayor Nagin's appeal will be heard


A federal appeals court will hear arguments in former New Orleans Ray Nagin's challenge to his conviction on fraud charges.  The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has the matter on the calendar for the week of October 5. Read more...
Satchmo

Louis Armstrong exhibit opening


The 'Satchmo: His Life in New Orleans' exhibition, a collaboration between the Louis Armstrong House Museum in New York City and the Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans, opens this week.  Read more...
Kidnapping

Cops: Man kidnapped woman in Houma, raped her in Metairie


Cops say a man kidnapped a woman in Houma, then raped her in his apartment in Metairie. "It was determined that the adult female victim was standing outside of her residence on Andrew Dale Drive in west Houma late Monday night... Read more
Campaign Cash

John Young leads Lt. Governor's field in campaign cash


The most recent campaign finance figures for the Lt. Governor's race shows Republican John Young leading the field with over $2.2 million in cash on hand. Read more...
Too Social?

Mental issues could be linked to too much social media time for teens


This generation of teenagers report being on-line "almost constantly" and much of that on-line time is dominated by social media. Now a new study warns, however, that frequent social media use could indeed take a toll on a young person's psychological well-being. Read more...
Nagin Appeal

Nagin's appeal hearing set for October


A federal appeals court will hear arguments in Ray Nagin's challenge to his conviction on fraud charges. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has put the former New Orleans mayor's case on the calendar for the week of Oct. 5.  Read more...
Who Dat!

Any worries in the Who Dat Nation as Saints players report for camp?


Saints players report to training camp today with a number of questions surrounding the team as they start this season. Gone are offensive threats Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills. Also gone is last year's sack leader, Junior Galette. Read more...
Campaign Funds

Young leads Lt. Governor's field in cash on hand


The most recent campaign finance figures for the Lt. Governor's race shows Republican John Young leading the field with over $2.2 million in cash on hand. Fellow Republican Billy Nungesser is not far behind with more than $1.6 million. Read more...
Cops Kill

Officers put on leave after fatal police shooting in Houma


Eight law enforcement officers who shot at a 45-year-old man who was killed after an east Houma car chase Monday have been placed on administrative leave. Jean Paul Falgout was killed in a hail of bullets after police say he pointed a handgun at the officers... Read more
Drowning?

Search underway for missing swimmer in Mississippi River


Authorities are searching for a man who disappeared while swimming in the Mississippi River in New Orleans on Tuesday night.  Read more...
Missing Teens

Missing teens strayed from planned route into open ocean


Two teens whose lives were intertwined with the sea remained lost in the Atlantic on Tuesday, as their families and authorities tried to maintain hope against the fading odds of their survival. Read more...
More Amoeba

Brain-eating amoeba found in small Ascension water system


The Department of Health and Hospitals says brain-eating amoeba has been found in a water system serving about 1,800 people in a community north of Donaldsonville.  A news release says Ascension Parish officials were notified Tuesday. Read more...
Gunman's Car

Police release photos of movie theater gunman's car


Police in the Lafayette, Louisiana, have released photos of a car that a gunman was driving before he opened fire in a movie theater.  Lafayette police said in an email Tuesday that they are releasing the photographs in hopes ...Read more
Saints Moves

Saints release DT Broderick Bunkley, 3 others on PUP list


Some more roster changes by the New Orleans Saints today.  The club has released defensive tackle Broderick Bunkley and placed 3 others on the "physically unable to perform list."  Those 3 are wide receiver Marques Colston, ...Read more
Katrina Body

1 count thrown out, 2 upheld in Katrina burned body case


A former New Orleans police officer convicted for burning the body of a man shot to death by another officer as the city coped with catastrophic flooding following Hurricane Katrina may get some time shaved off his 17-year prison sentence.  Read more...

 
Campaign Cash

Vitter has more campaign cash than his three opponents -- combined


The July campaign finance report shows that Republican David Vitter has more campaign dollars on hand than his three gubernatorial opponents combined. Read more...
Burned Body

1 count thrown out, 2 upheld in Katrina burned body case


A federal appeals court has refused to grant a new trial to a former New Orleans police officer convicted for burning the body of a man shot to death by another officer after Hurricane
Katrina. Read more...

 
Could Be Tried

Suspect in death of girl, 6, could stand trial in late 2015


Matthew Flugence could learn this fall whether he will face a jury this year, or later, in the 2013 abduction and slaying of 6-year-old Ahlittia North of Harvey.  Flugence, 22, faces a charge of first-degree murder.  Read more...

 
Andre Trevigne

Longtime WWL radio and TV personality Andre Trevigne dies


WWL Radio has learned that long-time radio and TV personality Andre Trevigne has died. Trevigne anchored newscasts on WWL, WDSU and WGNO television stations and hosted a radio show on WWL Radio from 1995 to 2004. Read more...
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Saints Presser

Kristian: Saints equipped to overcome adversity


As training camp opened today for the Saints, General Manager Mickey Loomis and Coach Sean Payton were pelted with questions regarding their recent decision to release outside linebacker Junior Galette.  Mickey and Sean both took the moral high ground and had nothing but positive remarks about the troubled former Saint. Read More

Victim of alleged burglary doesn't want to press charges against LSU QB


The LSU student Nicholas Anderson, the alleged victim of a burglary last month involving LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings and two other LSU football players, recently told East Baton Rouge Parish district attorney Hillar Moore ...Read more
 

Byrdman: Or (The Unexpected Injuries of a Saints safety)


When the Saints swooped in last offseason to sign the top free agent on the market, there wasn’t a single soul who thought it was a bad decision. But now, in just year two of safety Jaruis Byrd’s 6-year $54 million contract, doubt and concern have crept into the minds of the Who Dat Nation. Read More

Kraft says he was wrong to put faith in the NFL


Patriots owner Robert Kraft says, "I was wrong to put my faith in the league." His comments came today in reaction to the NFL refusing to reduce the suspension of his quarterback.  Tom Brady vowed to fight his four-game suspension for the scandal known as Deflategate... Read more

Any worries in the Who Dat Nation as Saints players report for camp?


Saints players report to training camp today with a number of questions surrounding the team as they start this season. Gone are offensive threats Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills. Also gone is last year's sack leader, Junior Galette. Read more...

Five story lines to follow during Saints training camp


Other than veteran Marques Colston, who is injured, the only returning regular in the receiving corps is 2014 first-round pick Brandin Cooks, whose promising rookie year was cut short by injury.   Read more...

Saints to test revamped roster in training camp


New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is about to find out if his decision to jettison half a dozen prominent players has put his squad back on a playoff trajectory.  Read more...

Roger Goodell upholds Tom Brady's 4-game suspension


The commissioner pointed to concealed evidence. The team described it as a folly. And the agent added sham to the lexicon of "Deflategate." Read more...

Saints release DT Broderick Bunkley, 3 others on PUP list


Some more roster changes by the New Orleans Saints today.  The club has released defensive tackle Broderick Bunkley and placed 3 others on the "physically unable to perform list."  Those 3 are wide receiver Marques Colston, ...Read more

Deke: Steve Korte excited to see Max Unger join Saints O-Line


When it comes to football, it always comes down to who has the best guys in the trenches. Who better to ask about the Saints offensive line than former Saints offensive lineman Steve Korte? Read More
 
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