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Is Maness hurting Cassidy in the Senate race?

There are several new polls out on the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana, including one that combines a several together for an average. Real Clear Politics found Mary Landrieu ahead with 38 percent, then Bill Cassidy with 36 percent and Rob Maness at nine percent. Read more...

Mary Landrieu accuses GOP of 'fear mongering' on Ebola

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says Republicans are intentionally drumming up fear about Ebola. GOP officials say the Democratic senator isn't putting enough pressure on the Obama administration to address the public health concerns. Read more...
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New Orleans 'Times-Picayune' to be printed in Mobile

NOLA.com, the web site for the New Orleans "Times-Picayune," reports the newspaper will no longer be printed in New Orleans, and will instead roll off of presses in Mobile. Read more...
Trash Dumped

Cops: Man dumped 'large pile' of trash in the road

Cops in Terrebonne Parish say they arrested a man today who allegedly dumped an entire dumpster load of trash on the road, instead of bringing the refuse to the dump. "The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a complaint in reference to a large pile of trash... Read more
No Repeats

Making sure brain-eating amoeba doesn't repeat

Louisiana authorities say they want to make sure drinking water in the state is free of brain-eating amoebae. This follows a grand jury indictment of two St. John the Baptist Parish utilities workers. Read more...
Senate Race

In Senate race, both sides claim defense of Medicare

An old political standby — the future of Medicare — is emerging as the go-to issue in Louisiana's bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong influence in midterm elections. Read more...
Early Voting

Early voting starts today

The early voting period for Louisiana's November 4th election kicks off today. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says early voting will take place through October 28th from 8:30am to 6pm, excluding Sunday.  Read more...
Amoeba Probe

St. John employees indicted in brain eating amoeba probe

Officials say a grand jury has indicted two St. John Parish employees for allegedly falsifying records related to testing for the brain eating amoeba. The Louisiana Attorney General's office said that Kevin Branch and Danielle Roussell each face... Read more
Rape Bill

Louisiana health officials seek to end billing rape victims

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals says they plan to stop billing sexual assault victims for exams and tests. Read more...

Man pleads not guilty in Bourbon Street stripper death

A 42-year-old man has pleaded not guilty in the death and dismemberment of a stripper in New Orleans' French Quarter. Read more...
Victims Billed

Health department seeks end to billing rape victims

Louisiana's health department says it will seek law changes to stop billing sexual assault victims for exams and tests. The announcement from the Department of Health and Hospitals was a response to criticism from victims' advocacy groups and lawmakers... Read more

Former President Clinton stumps for Landrieu

As the race for U.S. Senate in Louisiana heats up, more national political heavy-hitters are coming to the state to go to bat for their party's candidate. A top-ranking Democrat will be campaigning for Mary Landrieu today. Read more...
Dead Man

Dead man in Wal Mart parking lot

Gonzales police have identified a 26-year-old man who was found dead Saturday as he was sitting in the driver's side of a parked car in the Gonzales Wal-Mart parking lot. Read more...
CLECO sold

Investor group pays $3.4B for power company Cleco

An investment group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets is buying the Louisiana power company Cleco for $3.4 billion. The group will pay $55.37 in cash for each share of Cleco, which owns the regulated electric utility Cleco Power.  Read more...
Well Being?

Louisiana quality of life misunderstood and misrepresented?

Another report on quality of life has come out. And, once again, Louisiana and the South take a beating. But, there's a southerner at the source of the story who wants to set the record straight.  Read more...
Fatal Hit-&-Run

Woman killed in French Quarter hit-and-run

New Orleans Police say a hit and run in the French Quarter involving a drunk driver has left one woman dead.  Read more...
Money Owed

Louisiana on hook for $522M as feds nix Road Home relief

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says New Orleans must return hundreds of millions of dollars paid in home elevation grants after Hurricane Katrina.  Read more...
State Budget

Lawmakers wait to hear from auditors on surplus

Lawmakers have sidestepped a decision on whether they accept claims from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration that the state closed last year's books with a nearly $179 million surplus.  Read more...
Trial Delay

Delay granted in trial related to Mother's Day shooting

The trial date in a federal drug trafficking case related to a 2013 Mother's Day parade shooting in New Orleans has been pushed back from November to March.  Read more...

Tulane think tank withdraws 'vulnerable students' study

An education think tank at Tulane University has retracted a report that indicated New Orleans' public high schools appear to be exceeding expectations at educating students who suffer from various disadvantages.  Read more...
Quarter Patrol

Unarmed French Quarter patrols delayed

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's plan to use voluntary hotel taxes to fund an unarmed, civilian patrol in the French Quarter has hit a snag.  Read more...  


Student data wasn't wiped from auctioned computers

At least two computers from a defunct charter school organization in New Orleans that were sold at auction a week ago  contained names, birth dates and social security numbers for 210 students.  Read more...
LSU Insurance

LSU flagship campus gets insurance-buying autonomy

Lawmakers have given LSU the authority to leave the state-run insurance program and buy its own coverage in a first-of-its-kind arrangement for a Louisiana college.  Read more...
West Nile

Two new West Nile cases in Louisiana

Louisiana's health department says two new cases of West Nile virus infections were reported in the state this week. One case was in Caddo Parish; the other, in East Baton Rouge Parish.  Read more...
Jobless Claims

Initial Louisiana unemployment claims rise

The state labor department said first-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Oct. 11 increased to 2,473 from the previous week's total of 2,081.  Read more...
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WWL NFL Podcast with T-Bob and Seth, episode 5

On this week's edition of the WWL NFL Podcast, we talk midseason NFL QB rankings as we attempt to break up the 43 quarterbacks who have started into one of six different tiers. Read More

LSU's offensive line has found its groove

The college football season is a long one, and perceptions can change in an instant. LSU’s offensive line was projected to be one of the best in the nation heading into the season, but just a couple weeks ago it was maligned... Read more

Kristian: "Continued progress team will be all right"

The Saints couldn’t finish the deal against the Detroit Lions resulting in yet another road loss 24-23 in Ford Field.  Sean Payton expressed frustration: “It was a difficult loss especially the way most of that game was played." Read More

5 things learned from the Saints' loss in Detroit

The Detroit Lions needed a spectacular catch-and-run by Golden Tate and an interception from Glover Quin to overtake the New Orleans Saints 24-23 on Sunday. The Lions (5-2) trailed 23-10 before Matthew Stafford threw two scoring passes in the final 3:38... Read more

'College GameDay' coming to LSU

After a two-week absence, The LSU Tigers are back in the Top 25 polls. The Bayou Bengals are ranked 24th in the AP poll, and 23rd in the coaches. LSU won easily on Saturday, 41-to-3 over the Kentucky Lions. Coach Les Miles says his team is getting better.  Read more...

Bobby: I don't know how to sugarcoat this

The Saints snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, losing to the Detroit Lions 24-23 and falling to 2-4 on the season. Up 23-10 late in the 4th quarter, the Black and Gold collapsed and gave up two touchdowns. It is an awful, painful loss for the Who Dat Nation, and Bobby Hebert was bummed just like everybody. Read More

Saints fall to Lions 24-23

Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes in the final 3:38, including the winner to Corey Fuller with 1:48 remaining, and the Detroit Lions rallied for a 24-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Read More

Deke: Saints must balance offense to beat Lions

Simply put the Saints will have to play their best football of the season in order to come home with a win.  If the Saints could come out early in the game and rush the football with success that allows Coach Payton the opportunity to open up his playbook. Read More

Hot Takes with T-Bob: LSU dictates Kentucky game start to finish

The LSU Tigers surprised me once again with a dominating 41-3 win over the Kentucky Wildcats.  I predicted that the game would come down to the last minute and once again I was WAY OFF.  Read More

LSU dominates Kentucky 41-3

Terrence Magee amassed 220 all-purpose yards and rushed for two touchdowns, Tre'Davious White scored on a 67-yard punt return and LSU routed Kentucky 41-3 on Saturday night. Read More
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