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Louisiana State Police made impact on Mardi Gras security


Louisiana State Police deployed approximately 170 troopers from across the state to assist with the Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans.  Col. Mike Edmonson says the troopers' assignments consisted of foot patrols in the French Quarter and parade routes, ...Read more
Boaters Rescued

2 boaters rescued near mouth of Mississippi River


The Coast Guard rescued two people from a 13-foot aluminum flat boat taking water near the mouth of the Mississippi River.  Coast Guard said in a news release a helicopter arrived at the boat near Main Pass at 3:22 p.m. Wednesday, ...Read more
Coming to La.

Trump brings Presidential campaign to Louisiana


Fresh off his primary win in New Hampshire, Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump will hold a rally tonight at the Baton Rouge River Center. Political Analyst John Couvillion says new life has been breathed into Trump’s campaign, ...Read more
No Permit?

Bill would allow carrying concealed guns without permit


A Baton Rouge lawmaker has filed a bill for the regular session that seeks to change the state constitution to allow Louisiana residents to possess a concealed handgun without needing a permit.  Read more...
Women & Guns

Girls just want to have guns; female hunters on the rise


It might not be on a Valentine's wish list, but girls are getting into guns. Female gun ownership is on the rise, and it's not just for self-defense purposes. Women's influence on the hunting industries was witnessed recently by WWL's Don Dubuc at the... Read more
Again?!?

Louisiana's current budget woes mirror 1988 financial gaps


A new Louisiana governor inherits a massive budget mess, a state struggling with years of red ink that his predecessor patched through rather than fixing. Now, government services are on the chopping block, threatened with hefty reductions.  Read more...
Hot Dog King?

Burger King introduces hot dogs to their menu


The fast food chain Burger King announces they’ll add hot dogs to their menu starting February 23rd. LSU Marketing Professor Dan Rice says McDonald’s just went to all day breakfast and this is Burger King’s way of opening a new market.  Read more...
 
Gov's Address

Governor Edwards to deliver bad budget news to taxpayers


Governor John Bel Edwards will address Louisiana citizens tonight to discuss the state’s historic budget deficit. This address comes ahead of the special legislative session that begins Sunday, where lawmakers will have to come up with a plan to combat an... Read more
One Dead

1 dead, 1 injured after EMS unit falls from rack


One man was killed and another injured after an ambulance up on a mechanic’s rack fell on them.  The incident happened Wednesday just after 5:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of Avenue C.  Both men were trapped underneath the vehicle. Read more...

 
Wife Dies

Wife of former Pelicans coach Monty Williams dies


The wife of former New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams, died Wednesday after being involved in a car crash.  A 55 year old woman crossed the center line of a road in Oklahoma City and struck another vehicle driven by Ingrid Williams.  Read more...

 
Gulf Revenues

White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf states


Louisiana's U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting the White House for proposing to help Alaska deal with rising seas by taking money away from similar efforts along the Gulf Coast.  Read more...
 
 

Judge: new order against enforcing Louisiana abortion law


A federal judge in Louisiana has issued a new order blocking the state from enforcing an abortion law that he says would prevent most women from getting abortions.  Read more...
 
Executions

Appeals court tosses order blocking executions


A federal appeals court in New Orleans has reversed a stay that had blocked the state of Mississippi from carrying out executions. The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a lower court judge ruled incorrectly.  Read more...
 
 
Cigarette Tax

Louisiana lawmakers have started filing bills for the special session



With the state's special session beginning Valentine's Day, Louisiana  lawmakers have started filing bills for the special session, and one of the first measures proposed would increase the state tax on a pack of cigarettes another 22-cents to $1.08 per pack. Read more...

 
Shooting Death

One killed in Hammond Mardi Gras Day shootings


Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says one person was killed and another injured in two separate shooting incidents on Mardi Gras in Hammond.  Read more...
 
NOPD Recruit

New Orleans police recruit suspended after highway arrest


A New Orleans Police recruit has been suspended after his arrest for alleged drunk driving.
Police said in a news release that about 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, officers were investigating a multi-car accident on Interstate 10. Read more...
Edwards Speech

Edwards plans rare TV speech to talk budget woes, tax hikes


Gov. John Bel Edwards is taking his case for taxes directly to Louisiana's residents.  The Democratic governor is asking lawmakers to raise taxes to help balance Louisiana's deficit-riddled budget in a special legislative session to begin Sunday. Read more...
Budget Worse

Louisiana's state budget worse than previously thought


Louisiana's budget gap has grown worse, now projected at around $892 million, with only four months remaining to rebalance the spending plan. Read more...
Boring Towns

Mandeville ranked 2nd most boring town in Louisiana


According to a complex algorithm developed by the website Roadsnacks, Central is the most boring town in the state of Louisiana. Spokesperson Nick James says most would agree that people who are older than 65, are married, and have kids are typically boring. Read more...

 
Pepper Spray

Woman attempts robbery with pepper spray filled water gun


Authorities are searching for a woman who they say attempted to rob the post office in Sorrento with a water gun filled with pepper spray.  It's reported that the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says in a news release that the incident happened Tuesday morning.  Read more...

 
Pelican Death

Death of pelican during parade under federal investigation


State and federal authorities are investigation the death of a juvenile pelican after Sunday's St. Paul's Carnival Association parade in Pass Christian.  It's reported that U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks ...Read more
Revision

Louisiana state revenue forecasts to be revised Wednesday


Louisiana's income forecasting panel will soon set the official number for this year's budget deficit and next year's financial shortfall.  The figures set Wednesday by the Revenue Estimating Conference ...Read more
Good Crop

2016 should be a good year for crawfish


A member of the Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board says we could see one of the best years for crawfish out of the Atchafalaya basin in recent memory. Wild crawfish farmer Sherbin Collette of Henderson credits El Nino for providing warmer weather ...Read more
Guns Seized

New Orleans police seize 30 guns during Carnival season


New Orleans police confiscated 30 guns over the past 12 days while on patrol on or near the Mardi Gras parade routes.  Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said in a news release the gun confiscations and arrests were a direct result ...Read more
Time for Lent

Mardi Gras revelry gives way to Lenten reverence


Another Mardi Gras is in the books, and many in New Orleans undergo a rather dramatic transformation today. Read more...
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Contract Work

Saints restructure LB Dannell Ellerbe's contract


​The Saints continue moving money around ahead of the start of the league year on March 9th.  The Saints restructured LB Dannell Ellerbe's contract, dropping his base salary to $1.8 million dollars this season, according to a league source. Read More

Pete Maravich statue to be erected on LSU campus


A statue honoring the late Pete Maravich has been approved by the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame Committee. The legendary athlete is still college basketball's all-time leading scorer at 3,667 points.  Read more...

Saints release Jahri Evans; Hawthorne and Humber too


According to a league source, the Saints have released veteran offensive lineman Jahri Evans, LB's David Hawthorne, and Ramon Humber. Read More

Bronco fans celebrate Super Bowl win in Denver streets


There were some arrests in Denver after the Bronco's defeated the Carolina Panthers in Sunday's Super Bowl 50.  Scores of Bronco fans gathered downtown for impromptu partying, and the crowd became unruly at times.  Read more...
 
 

Broncos linebacker Von Miller earns Super Bowl MVP honors


Linebacker Von Miller earned Super Bowl MVP honors Sunday night, forcing two fumbles and getting 2 1/2 sacks to help the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 for the championship.  Read more...

 

Broncos D dominates Panthers in 24-10 Super Bowl win


Von Miller forced two fumbles to set up Denver's two touchdowns and the Broncos defense frustrated Cam Newton all game to carry Peyton Manning to his second Super Bowl title with a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.  Read more...

 

Brees named NFL's 2015 Clutch Performer of the Year


New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been named the 2015 Clutch Performer of the Year, receiving the award during the fifth annual NFL Honors awards show on Saturday at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.  Read more...
 

Irving, James lead Cavaliers past Pelicans 99-84


Kyrie Irving scored 29 points, LeBron James added 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from two straight losses with a 99-84 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. Read more...

Despite troubles aplenty, NFL and Super Bowl popular as ever


The headlines hit in a persistent stream this season, and the onslaught only grew steadier as the Super Bowl approached. Concussions scrambling the brains of current and former players. Fantasy football under siege. Poor officiating. Ugly football.  Read more...

 

Manning's Alma mater elated about his 4th Super Bowl


You can be sure there are plenty of fans in Louisiana who will be cheering on New Orleans native Peyton Manning and the Broncos in the Super Bowl Sunday. Isidore Newman High School football coach Nelson Stewart played with Manning for the Greenies.  Read more...

 
 
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