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Senators Vitter and Cassidy job approval ratings below 50 percent

A recent survey on Louisiana's US Senators shows both David Vitter and Bill Cassidy's job approval ratings in the mid 40s. Read more...

Louisiana resumes 2015 Tax Amnesty Program

The Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2015 Program has started again. The program, which gives individuals and businesses that have fallen behind on their taxes an opportunity to make a fresh start, will run through Dec. 31. Read more...
$159M Fine

Gulf oil spill: Judge fines minority owner $159M

A federal judge says a minority owner of the well that spewed 130 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 must pay $159.5 million in Clean Water Act fines. Read more...
3 Arrested

Three arrested after bomb scare at Lafourche school

Three students at Central Lafourche High School are in custody after a bomb scare at the school. Read more...

Gov. Jindal meets with Gov.-elect Edwards about transition

Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal has offered the man who will follow him into office a collaborative approach in the changeover of administrations. Read more...

Governor-elect has short time to build new administration

Louisiana Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards faces a daunting task in the fewer than 50 days between winning his election and taking office Jan. 11. Read more...

Fourteen year old arrested for allegedly shooting 2 students with a pellet gun

Kenner Police say a 14-year-old male student at Roosevelt Middle School was arrested on Monday, and charged with the crimes of possession of a weapon on school grounds and two counts of battery.   Read more...


Bourg woman found shot dead in her home

Detectives with the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office are investigating the murder of a 56-year-old woman, found shot dead in her home in Bourg. Read more...
Giving Tuesday

Charities hope Louisiana residents participate in Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday and that means it’s your chance to give back to charities. The American Red Cross is participating in their third Giving Tuesday and hopes everyone who can, will give back in a meaningful way. Read more...
Doors Shattered

Three businesses have doors shot out, one robbed

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a man shot the doors out at two businesses early this morning, and then committed a robbery. "This morning, around 2:42 AM, we received a 911 call from a female reporting gunshots near Jefferson Hwy. and Causeway Blvd.... Read more
BUKU Artists

BUKU brings EDM, hip-hop and indie rock stars to New Orleans

Electronic dance music, hip-hop and indie rock collide next year as the BUKU Music + Art Project takes over the New Orleans' riverfront, marking the event's fifth annual celebration.
Founded in 2010 by Dante DiPasquale and Reeves Price, ...Read more 
Gas Down Again

AAA: Louisiana December gas prices could reach lowest level in 7 years

The American Automobile Association of Louisiana says the plunging prices at the pump have the state moving into a direction that could bring them to their lowest since 2008. The current statewide average for a gallon of regular is about $1.86.  Read more...  

Minimum Wage

Could Governor-elect Edwards seek to raise minimum wage?

Will Governor-elect John Bel Edwards look to raise the state's minimum wage when he takes office next year?  Edwards said during the campaign that he supports raising the minimum wage that currently sits at $7.25.  Read more...   

City Streets

Task force to seek ideas on fixing streets in New Orleans

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has appointed a 13-member panel charged with coming up with ways to pay for the massive backlog of work needed to fix the city's streets.  Multiple news outlets report the group, ...Read more
Doors Shot

Doors shot out in Elmwood

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says someone apparently opened fire on the Academy Sports and Outdoors store in Elmwood early this morning.  Cops got the call around 5:00am.  When they arrived, they found the front doors of the store... Read more

Contract loss means possible loss of jobs at NASA's Michoud

Nearly 200 workers at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans face layoffs in January after the maintenance contract for the facility changes hands. Reports are that it's unclear how many jobs the new contractor will keep.  Read more...
City Budget

New Orleans council to approve $600 mil budget today

The New Orleans City Council meets today, to approve the city's $601.7 million operating budget for 2016. Read more...
Durst Sued

Kin of Robert Durst's missing 1st wife file $100M lawsuit

Relatives of the missing wife of millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst have filed a $100 million lawsuit blaming him for her presumed death.  Kathleen McCormack Durst vanished in 1982. The New York Times reports that her mother and three sisters sued Durst ...Read more
Cold Front

Much colder weather on the way

A cold front is heading for New Orleans.  After 73 for a high today, it will be much cooler the rest of the week.  "The cooler air will arrive tonight," according to WWL TV Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford.  Read more...
Missing Money

Audit: Millions in equipment missing from LSU hospitals

Nearly $6 million in state-owned hospital equipment can't be located, and millions more bought for the recently opened New Orleans public hospital hasn't been tracked properly, according to an audit released Monday.  Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's Office looked at the... Read more

Man shot at Canal and N. Rampart during evening rush hour

New Orleans police are investigating the shooting of a man that happened this evening in downtown New Orleans. It happened at Canal and North Rampart streets. Read more...
Missing Stuff

Audit: Millions in equipment missing from LSU hospitals

Nearly $6 million in state-owned hospital equipment can't be located, and millions more bought for the recently opened New Orleans public hospital hasn't been tracked properly. Read more...
Standoff Ends

SWAT standoff ends peacefully

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says it has peacefully resolved an armed standoff with a man who holed up in a Harvey residence with his mother. Read more...
Caught on Video

NOPD releases video of Bourbon St. shooting suspects

New Orleans Police on Monday released security camera footage of two men they believe to be involved in the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old man, Brandon Robinson, early Saturday in the 300-block of Bourbon Street. Read more...
SWAT Standoff

Reported suicide threat prompts SWAT standoff

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is trying to resolve an armed standoff with a man holed up in a Harvey residence with his mother. Read more...
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Gasol's 38 points lead Grizzlies past Pelicans 113-104

Marc Gasol scored a career-high 38 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New Orleans Pelicans 113-104 on Tuesday night. Read more...

Pelicans expect to get some key contributors back

After another strong performance by Anthony Davis that resulted in yet another loss for the New Orleans Pelicans, coach Alvin Gentry said one guy can't do it alone. Read more...

College of Charleston beats LSU 70-58

For College of Charleston coach Earl Grant, the game was showing of how hungry his Cougars are. For LSU freshman Ben Simmons, it was a wakeup call for the struggling Tigers. The Cougars (4-2) used a big first half to build a 24-point lead and held on to send LSU to... Read more

Payton: Struggling Saints offense still has bright future

After a disappointing 24-6 to the Houston Texans on Sunday, Coach Sean Payton joined Deke Bellavia and Bobby Hebert Monday night on the Saints Coaches Show on WWL Radio. Read more

Big Chief's NFL Top 10 week 12

The GB Packers are ICE Cold, NE lost finally, Denver got a huge "ManningFULL" win, the Red Birds keep rolling, the Orange Cats bounced back and those Mountain Panthers from the Tar Heel State are the best in the land right now.  Here is this week's top 10!  Read more...

Crazy weekend for LSU ends improved season on high note

What an insane weekend for LSU football.  While it started with most people around the state believing Les Miles’ was coaching his final game as the head coach of the Tigers, Athletic Director Joe Alleva firmly stated that Les Miles will remain the LSU coach for... Read more

Miles again puts LSU 1st, while Alleva gets it wrong AGAIN!

I may be dismissed by those higher educated persons.  My voice will be talked about. Of course those who disagree will say, “Man he don’t know what the hell he’s talking about.”   But what I will tell you is factual, it’s the truth and nothing hurts and hits close to home like... Read more

Texans top Saints 24-6

The Houston Texans got off to a fast start for a change and it helped them cruise to a 24-6 win over the New Orleans Saints. Brian Hoyer threw for 205 yards and two touchdowns and Houston's defense stifled Drew Brees in the victory.  Read more...

Bobby: The Saints are done!

The Saints lost their third in a row, falling to the Houston Texans 24-6. It was the first time since 2005 (the first time in the Payton/Brees era) that the Black and Gold failed to score a touchdown.  Read more...

LSU returns to the AP Top 25

LSU is no longer among the "others receiving votes." Saturday's 19-7 victory against Texas A&M was enough to move the Tigers up to the #23 slot this week in the AP college football poll.  Read more...
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