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Cops Suspended

4 suspensions, 1 reprimand over New Orleans sex crime cases

Four members of the New Orleans Police Department were suspended and another was reprimanded for allegedly mishandling hundreds of rape investigations. Read more...
Jail Lawsuit

Sheriff files suit against builders of New Orleans jail

The man under fire for his management of the new jail in New Orleans has filed a lawsuit against the general contractors who built the facility. Sheriff Marlin Gusman's suit seeks approximately $3 million for missed deadlines that delayed the jail's opening for months.  Read more...
Statue Fight

New Orleans tells court it can remove Confederate statues

New Orleans has the right to remove Confederate monuments that are the center of a heated debate, the city's attorneys told an appeals court Wednesday, but opponents who want a delay said removing them could cause irreparable harm.  Read more...

$500M Passes

Senate passes stopgap spending bill, $500M in flood relief

The Senate has passed a bill to keep the government running through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus.  It also includes $500 million for rebuilding assistance to flood-ravaged Louisiana.  Read more...
Flood Recovery

Flood recovery group told: Work 'to restore our great state'

Governor John Bel Edwards tells the Restore Louisiana Task Force they have the important job of helping flood victims get back on their feet. The task force, which was appointed by the governor, is in charge of determining how federal flood recovery dollars will be spent.  Read more...
New Streetcars

New streetcar line along French Quarter's edge opens Sunday

New Orleans' newest streetcar line will open Sunday, carrying riders along the northern edge of the French Quarter and part of an adjacent neighborhood. The 1.3-mile route along Rampart Street and St. Claude Avenue also passes historic neighborhoods.  Read more...
Flood Suit

Walker officials hire law firm to sue DOTD over flooding

The Walker City Council has agreed to retain a law firm to sue the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development over an alleged faulty design of the portion of Interstate 12 that runs on the south side of the city.  Read more...
Arguments Heard

Lawyers argue about removing Confederate statues

A court has heard arguments on whether New Orleans should be able to remove four Confederate monuments. Attorneys for New Orleans on Wednesday told a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that the city has the right to take them down.  Read more...
TS Matthew

Tropical Storm Matthew forms

Tropical Storm Matthew has formed in the Atlantic.  The National Hurricane Center says it is expected to become a hurricane. "On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will move through the Windward Islands during the next couple of hours, and move over... Read more
Job Search

LSU needs home run hire but competition could be tough

After firing the most successful football coach in the history of the program, LSU needs a home run hire.  There should be no shortage of interest for what has become one of the best gigs in big-time college football, but upgrading from Les Miles is far from a sure thing. Read more...
Fall Is Coming

Temperatures are starting to fall

Sweater weather is coming to Louisiana as the first cold front of the Fall has made its way to Louisiana. State Climatologist Barry Keim says this front has really lowered the humidity. And low temperatures will reach the mid 50s later this week ...Read more
IDing Graves

Help needed identifying those in graves disturbed by flood

Ascension Parish officials are meeting with family members to discuss plans to reinter the bodies of people whose graves were disturbed in last month's flood.  Parish officials say they need the public's help in identifying graves ...Read more
No Charges

Charges dismissed against LSU's Godchaux

East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore says he is dismissing domestic abuse and child endangerment charges against LSU defense end Davon Godchaux. Moore says the woman who had accused the player of grabbing her hair and shoulder... Read more
Monument Fight

Confederate monuments issue back in court

Today, federal appeals judges will hear arguments on whether or not New Orleans' controversial monuments to Confederate leaders will stay up, as another court fight over their existence plays out. The people waging the legal battle to keep the statues... Read more
Creepy Clowns

Cops not clowning around about creepy clown sightings

With creepy clown sightings in state after state near schools and wooded areas, we have had our first close encounters of the clown kind in Louisiana. In St. James Parish, "The sheriff's office responded to a call regarding two individuals who entered... Read more

GOP accuses Edwards of using flood to raise campaign cash

The state Republican Party claims Governor John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, is using the flood to raise money for his re-election campaign. Executive Director of the Louisiana GOP, Jason Dore, says the governor attended a fundraising event one night during... Read more
John Doe

St. Tammany authorities seek public's help in ID of body

St. Tammany Parish detectives are asking the public to help identify a man whose bludgeoned, dismembered and decomposed body was found near a highway intersection two months ago. Read more...

More Senate candidates running TV commercials as election approaches

As the November 8 election draws closer, more and more candidates for US Senate are taking their campaigns to the airwaves. State Treasurer John Kennedy aired his first commercial during last night’s Saints game. Read more...
LA Budget

How big is Louisiana's deficit? Figure expected next month

A dollar figure for Louisiana's budget deficit will be released next month, after the state's financial analysts finish reconciling the accounting books. Read more...

GOP: Edwards shouldn't have been fundraising in Washington

The Republican Party is criticizing Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards for attending a fundraiser for his re-election campaign while on a Washington trip lobbying Congress for flood aid. Read more...
No Funding

Senate blocks spending bill, including LA flood money

The Senate has blocked a spending bill needed to keep the government open beyond Friday's midnight deadline. Read more...
Lawsuit Dropped

Lawsuit alleging flawed polling dropped by Senate candidate

A candidate in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race has ended his lawsuit against a Baton Rouge polling firm.  Former state Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Troy Hebert, running without party affiliation, ...Read more

What to Eat Tuesday... Happy Places!

After a tough week for Saints and LSU fans, we wanted to get some suggestions on this What to Eat Tuesday of some places that make people happy. We asked listeners to the Early Edition of WWL First News to tell us which local restaurants were the best bet for... Read more
Flood Damage

45% of inspected Denham Springs structures damaged by flood

Denham Springs officials say about 45 percent of flooded structures in their city evaluated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency have been deemed substantially damaged.
It's reported that Rick Foster of the Denham Spring Building Department ...Read more
Under 21?

Freedom to dance nude at 18?

Three dancers have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that a law requiring performers in New Orleans strip clubs be at least 21 years old is unconstitutional. Read more...
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Kristian: Saints sign OL Khalif Barnes, are a tick healthier overall

The Saints need a W headed into the bye.  As painful as it has been to watch the Saints get out of the gate with an 0-3 record, it would be even worse having to sit on a loss for two weeks during the bye following the game against San Diego. Read More

Kristian: Life comes full circle on Payton's Saints

Blood is in the water in South Louisiana, with LSU coach Les Miles being fired this week. Fans are bloodthirsty and I get it. I think it’s warranted, considering what has transpired with the Saints and their 0-3 start. Read More

Golf great Arnold Palmer dies at 87

Seven-time major winner Arnold Palmer who brought popularity to the sport of golf, died Sunday, according to a source close to the family confirmed.  Palmer was 87.  Palmer led the PGA Tour money ...Read more

LSU Names ED Orgeron Interim Head Coach

Les Miles is out. Ed Orgeron is in. Read More 

Official news release: Miles Relieved of Coaching Duties; Orgeron Interim

LSU released the following confirmation Sunday evening that Football Coach Les Miles was fired: Les Miles has been relieved of his duties as LSU’s head football coach and will be replaced by Ed Orgeron as interim head coach for the... Read more

Deke's SEC football rankings, week five

Alabama has one more easier one before a very tough stretch, the Vols have passed the first of four big tests, Texas A&M says don’t mess with Texas - A&M that is!  Ole Miss is still relevant and LSU has one of their own in charge of some desperate Tigers!  Read More

"Go For Two" Episode 4: The Rise of the Eagles and Vikings

The NFC has been turned upside down with the Eagles and Vikings on top of the conference at 3-0.  Can their success continue?  Plus, should preseason favorites Arizona and Carolina be concerned? Read More

LSU needs home run hire but competition could be tough

After firing the most successful football coach in the history of the program, LSU needs a home run hire.  There should be no shortage of interest for what has become one of the best gigs in big-time college football, but upgrading from Les Miles is far from a sure thing. Read more...

Orgeron says no-one is blameless in LSU's 2-2 start

Interim LSU Coach Ed Orgeron joined Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia to discuss the last 48 hours in Baton Rouge, a whirlwind that featured the firing of longtime coach Les Miles and Orgeron’s installation at the top of the football food chain. Read More

Week 4 Fantasy Wire: Terrelle Pryor could be the cheat code you need

With three games in the books, the season is starting to take shape. Whether you have a winning record or not, improving your team is paramount. Terrelle Pryor leads the way among waiver wire adds heading into week 4 as the do it all focus of the Browns offense. Read More
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