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Satchmo Fest

All things "Louis" at Satchmo Summer Fest

The 15th Annual Satchmo SummerFest kicks off today at the Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint.  Produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. and presented by Chevron, the event is an unparalleled celebration of the life, legacy, and music of New Orleans' native son... Read more
S&WB Questions

Sewerage & Water Board leaders face questions about boil water advisory

The Orleans Parish Sewerage & Water Board's executive director Thursday promised the City Council's public works committee there would be communication changes made after a public outcry about how last weekend's boil water advisory was handled.  Read more...
Sick Days

Report shows 45% of workforce in Louisiana can't earn paid sick days

According to a new report from the National Partnership for Women and Families, more than 45% of the private sector workforce in Louisiana cannot earn paid sick days.  Read more...
Search For Guns

New Orleans lawmen seek to root out guns in school zones

U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite, a 39-year-old Harvard-educated black federal prosecutor whose own life has been shaped by street violence in New Orleans, is renewing his focus on combatting gun violence among young people ...Read more
More Storms?

More strong storms possible Thursday evening

The Thursday afternoon heat will linger into the evening, as will the possibility of scattered showers and storms. WWL-TV meteorologist Dave Nussbaum says you'll want to keep your umbrella handy this evening, as rain chances remain at 40 percent.  Read more...
Theater Video

Surveillance shows Lafayette theater gunman buying ticket

Authorities have released a video that shows a gunman enter the Lafayette movie theater where he shot and killed two people and wounded nine others last week. The video released Thursday lasts just over a minute.  Read more...
Heat Advisory

Heat Advisory for New Orleans until 6 p.m. today

The National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory in the New Orleans area until 6 p.m. on Thursday.  The weather forecast indicates that the heat index in New Orleans is expected to exceed 105 degrees, ...Read more
Burglary Ring

Police arrest suspects in nearly 100 burglaries

Slidell Police say for close to a year, a group of fast-working thieves have stolen almost half-a-million dollars from check cashing businesses and small businesses with automated teller machines on the premises. But this past Sunday, they weren't fast enough. Read more...
Vitter PAC

State taxpayers pay legal costs of pro-Vitter super PAC

Louisiana taxpayers have reimbursed more than $69,000 in legal fees paid by a super PAC supporting Republican U.S. David Vitter for governor.  Read more...
LSU Theft

LSU police arrest employee after audit reveals missing funds

LSU Police arrested an administrative coordinator in the university's Music and Dramatic Arts Building after an internal audit revealed more than $82,000 was missing from the theater department's checking account.  Read more...
Angola Three

September hearing in longtime inmate's quest for freedom

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has set arguments for Sept. 2 in the case of longtime Louisiana inmate Albert Woodfox. Woodfox is seeking freedom after decades of prison isolation, and an end to the state's efforts to try him in the 1972 death of a prison guard.  Read more...

Louisiana Supreme Court to pick judge to hear bugging case

The Louisiana Supreme Court will decide who will preside over a criminal case against a Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center secretary. Read more...
Theater Shooting

One week after theater shooting, Lafayette comes together to heal

A community gathering in Lafayette to reflect on those lost and injured in The Grand movie theater shooting will take place tonight at Blackham Coliseum. Lafayette Government Spokesperson Cyrda Wingerter says many are still struggling with what happened... Read more
Older Cars

Older cars are on our roads in record numbers

Cars, trucks and SUVs on the road these days are breaking new records.  A report finds that the average age of a car on U.S. highways is 11.5 years old, the highest that number has ever been.  Read more...
Body Found

Firefighters recover body from Mississippi River

New Orleans police say the body of an unidentified man has been found floating in the Mississippi River. Police spokesman Juan D. Barnes Sr. says the body was recovered by firefighters near St. Peter and Decatur streets late Wednesday night.  Read more...
Filthy Water

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...

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...

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...
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Saints Leaders

Deke: How strong is the Saints' locker room?

After a terrible start to the 2014 NFL Season, leadership and team leaders came into question for the New Orleans Saints.  On more than one occasion, we heard a lot about team leaders and whether or not the Saints had good, strong leadership inside their locker room. When you lose more than you win, leadership problems are even more magnified. Read More

Mettenberger benched for Heisman winner

There will be no fight to the death between Zach Mettenberger and Marcus Mariota for the starting quarterback job in Tennessee. The Titans' starting gig belongs to Mariota.  Read more...

T-Bob: LSU #13? Is that right?

The coaches poll dropped today, and the LSU Tigers are one of the top 15 football teams in the country slotting in at a respectable 13th.  This USA Today Amway Coaches Poll ranking has many scratching their heads, as they feel it is too high.  Others believe... Read more

Steve: Ingram hopes for bigger role on Saints offense

For the Saints, one of the few bright spots from last season was Mark Ingram’s break-out year. Whether or not it was the thought of a new contract that fueled his fire, he certainly produced on a high level. Ingram rushed for 964 yards and 9 scores with 145 receiving yards in the 13 games he appeared in. How did it feel to be on the practice field for day one of training camp? Read More

Kristian: Saints battle rainy first day of practice

The Saints started training camp getting tested right away, with a steady rain falling throughout the first half of practice.  The skies cleared toward the back end of practice and several players started making plays. Read More

Bobby and Hokie impressed by Lewis, Snead in 1st Saints practice

The New Orleans Saints began training camp with a morning practice at the Greenbrier this morning.  The Black and Gold worked through some wet conditions with a light rain falling during parts of the AM session. Read More

LSU ranked #13 in preseason football poll

College football coaches rank LSU #13 in the preseason poll. Ohio State is #1, followed by TCU, Alabama, Baylor and Oregon in the top 5. USA Today reports that more than a third of the top 25 teams are from the SEC.  Read more and see the full rankings...

Bobby and Hokie excited that Saints football is back

They have been there and done that when it comes to getting it done on the field for the Black and Gold, and this week WWL Saints Radio resident pros Bobby Hebert and Hokie Gajan will once again team up to break down Saints Training Camp.  “Man, the dog days of summer is over. Football season is here, and now I think as fans we all get excited and members of the Who Dat Nation are

Steve: Who will be Saints #2 receiver with Colston on PUP?

It’s still way too early to get worked up over guys starting training camp on the physically unable to perform list, but if Marques Colston does have an injury that will keep him out for an extended period of time; who will replace him as the teams’ #2 receiver? Read More

DA says charges against LSU quarterback will likely be dropped

East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore says it's likely that the criminal charges against LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings could be dropped. The QB and two other Tigers are accused of breaking into an apartment... Read more
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