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Saints pick DT Rankins

With their first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints selected defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins. Read more...
Drier Today

Sunnier skies for New Orleans' music festival

Music fans going to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival should have sunnier skies.
This Friday is the fifth day of the seven-day music festival that draws thousands of people to New Orleans over two weekends.  Read more...


Individuals identified in Raceland shooting

Sheriff Craig Webre announced the victim of Friday morning’s shooting incident in Raceland has been identified as 33-year-old Chelsi Eschette.  Her husband, 32-year-old Josh Eschette, is the suspect in the shooting.  Read more...
Double Shooting

Deputies on the scene of a double shooting in Raceland

Sheriff Craig Webre reports police are on the scene of a residence in Raceland in the 4100 block of LA 1 following a shooting incident.  A female victim has been pronounced dead at the scene. Read more...

Child For Sex

Sex offender arrested for attempted rape

A Grand Isle man was arrested Thursday after he was allegedly attempting to buy a child for sex, according to Louisiana State Police.  30 year old Wade Perkins was arrested on a charge of attempt and conspiracy to commit first degree rape.  Read more...
House Rentals

Jazz Fest puts short-term rentals back in spotlight

Short term housing rentals have become a hot topic again during Jazz Fest. A collection of short-term rental owners actually want to be taxed and they're pushing for regulation from the New Orleans City Council.  Read more...   

Making Threats

Police: Hammond teen arrested for making threat at school

Authorities say a 15-year-old Hammond High Magnet School student has been arrested for writing a threat on a desk.  Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto reports that the girl was taken into custody Thursday afternoon.  Read more...

Priority #1

Edwards says some policy matters remain on back burner until budget crisis is so

Governor John Bel Edwards says priority number one for him right now is stabilizing the budget, because we must focus on moving Louisiana forward. He says the vision that he put forth when he was running for governor has not changed, ...Read more
Sex Offenders

House votes to ban sex offenders as door-to-door salesmen

Convicted sex offenders would be barred from working as door-to-door salesmen in Louisiana under a proposal that sailed through the House.  State representatives voted 86-0 Thursday to send the measure to the Senate.  Read more...


Coroner: Slidell man killed by lightning

The St. Tammany Parish coroner says a 36-year-old man working on a Slidell-area construction site died after being struck by lightning.  Dr. Charles Preston said in a news release Elvin Arturo Castro-Santiago was working Wednesday when he was struck. Read more...
Poll In Favor

Poll finds 72% of Louisianans support medical marijuana

A poll paid for by the Louisiana Cannabis Association finds that 72% of Louisiana voters support legalizing medical marijuana as a treatment for more diseases. Jesse McCormick is glad to see a majority of voters support the use of medical cannabis ...Read more

Start of 2nd weekend of Jazz Fest soaked by rain

The start of the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was marked with thunderstorms, but the music played on to crowds that were thinned by the bad weather. Read more...
Pro-Life Bills

House approves two moree pro-life measures

The House has approved two more pro-life measures. One of the bills, authored by Baton Rouge Representative Rick Edmonds, prohibits women from getting abortions just because a child will have a genetic disorder.  Read more...
Will Smith Case

Man indicted in fatal shooting of ex-Saints player

A business owner and semiprofessional football player was indicted Thursday on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of retired New Orleans Saints' defensive end Will Smith. Read more...

New Orleans Police: Body in bag classified a homicide

The New Orleans Police Department says a body was found in a bag in the Bywater this afternoon is now considered a homicide. Read more...
Dolphin Rescue

Young rescued dolphin swimming free, with frequent checkups

A young dolphin rescued in October is swimming in Barataria Bay, with a tag that will let biologists keep close tabs on him for the next six weeks. Read more...
Jazz Fest

Rain stops and the show goes on at Jazzfest

The rain stopped at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, but the crowds were thinner than usual. Many festival goers left during the earlier deluges that made the site -- the infield of a racehorse track -- soggy and muddy. Read more...
Body Found

New Orleans police investigate body discovered in bag

The New Orleans Police Department says a body was found in a bag this afternoon in the 1000-block of Piety Street. Read more...
Budget Cuts

Bid to cut legislative agency costs wins Senate support

State senators have overwhelmingly backed a bill seeking to cut the spending of a legislative agency whose meetings cost thousands of dollars each year.  Read more...

Cardell Hayes indicted for second-degree murder

The alleged shooter of former Saints player Will Smith has been indicted on charges of second degree murder and attempted murder. Legal analyst Tim Meche says it looks like the Orleans Parish DA is handling the case against Cardell Hayes cautiously.  Read more...

LGBT Rights

LGBT anti-discrimination employment bill advances in Senate

Senators advanced a proposal to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, moments after an initial vote appeared to stall the measure in committee.  Read more...

Voucher Dustup

Edwards rebuts criticism about proposed $6M cut to vouchers

Gov. John Bel Edwards is pushing back against criticism that he is ousting children from Louisiana's voucher program, telling two pro-voucher pastors they are being misled about proposed cuts to the program.  Read more...
Abortion Bill

La. House bans second-trimester abortion procedure

An effort to prohibit a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure has received overwhelming support from lawmakers in the Louisiana House. The bill would ban a procedure called dilation and evacuation.  Read more... 
Child Porn

Middle school teacher arrested on child pornography charges

Deputies have arrested a middle school teacher in Jefferson on 51 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman John Fortunato says that authorities arrested 38-year-old Edward Crowell.  Read more...
Senate Race

Rep. Boustany and Rep. Fleming leading race for campaign dollars

Latest campaign finance numbers show Republican Senate candidates Charles Boustany and John Fleming each have around $2 million in their campaign war chest.  Read more...
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Kristian's Take

Kristian: Saints make smart and safe pick with Sheldon Rankins

Going back to the Senior Bowl, this Louisville defensive tackle raised eyebrows and caught the attention of NFL scouts. "I knew I had to set my self apart. I wanted to dominate the individual drills. I wanted to dominate in the film room." Read More

Saints pick DT Rankins

With their first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints selected defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins. Read more...

Hokie Gajan passes peacefully at 56

Hokie Gajan has succumbed to his illnesses today. He was 56 years old. The former LSU Tiger, New Orleans Saint and WWL Radio legend is survived by his wife Judy, daughters Jennifer, Kristin, Megan & Alexis (Peanut), loving family and friends and Tiger fans and Who Dats across America. Read More

Jordan: Plenty of good options for Saints in round 2

The Saints still have a lot of needs, heading into Day 2.  Here’s a look at some of the options left on the table. Read More

Several LSU Tigers expected to be drafted tonight

Tonight is rounds two and three of the NFL draft, and several former LSU Tigers are expected to be selected. NFL draft analyst Mike Detillier believes linebacker Deion Jones will go early in round two.  Read more...


LSU drops series opener to Ole Miss

Ole Miss center fielder J.B. Woodman threw two LSU runners out at the plate and that was the difference as the Rebels held on for a 7-6 win over the Tigers to begin their three game series in Oxford.  Read more...

LSU drops series opener to Ole Miss


Ole Miss center fielder J.B. Woodman threw two LSU runners out at the plate and that was the difference as the Rebels held on for a 7-6 win over the Tigers to begin their three game series in Oxford.

Woodman gunned down Cole Freeman in the 4th inning, as he tried to score on a single from second base. Woodman made an even more impressive play in the 8th inning, when he nailed

Bobby and Mike: Rankins will help Saints D "tremendously"

The Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert and NFL Analyst Mike Detillier were both enthusiastic about the Black and Gold's newest player. Read More

Brian Stuard shoots 64 to take Zurich Classic lead

Brian Stuard shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to top the leaderboard in the suspended first round of the Zurich Classic. The 33-year-old Stuard had only 21 putts in his bogey-free round at TPC Louisiana, finishing his final hole after a rain delay of nearly five hours.  Read more...


Kristian: Sizing up the Saints' draft prospects

Questions abound about where the Saints stand on QBs, LBs and other players.  Here is what I suggest; don’t read to much into what you hear, but file it away for future reference.  Here is what I think I know. Read More
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