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Brees active for Sunday Night Football

Drew Brees will suit up tonight when the Saints take on the Dallas Cowboys in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for Sunday Night Football.  Brees had been listed as probable. He’ll try to guide the Saints to their first win of the season after an 0-3 start.  Read more...

Jail Problems

New jail, old arguments in New Orleans

New Orleans jail inmates have been moved from the aging, dangerous rust-bucket of a lockup that drew national headlines for its squalor into a gleaming, modern facility employing state-of-the-art design to increase security and promote the safety of those incarcerated.  Read more...

New Changes

Powerball changes could mean bigger jackpots

New changes are in place for the Powerball multi-state lottery game which will make it more difficult for players to win the grand prize, but more money could be won in other ways. Louisiana Lottery Spokesperson Kim Chopin says the matrix changes ...Read more
Suspect Arrest

Bridge City man arrested on charges of raping a teenage girl

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's investigators have arrested a suspect wanted for First Degree Rape and Molestation of a Juvenile. According to a release from Colonel John Fortunato, 36-year-old Trevor Clifton was taken into custody Sunday morning.  Read more...
Most Wanted

Suspect in slaying of parents, aunt, arrested in New Orleans

A man accused of killing his parents and aunt in Tennessee has been captured in New Orleans. The 38-year-old was arrested in New Orleans Saturday morning by the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force at a hotel.  Read more... 
Snapper Season

Additional fall red snapper season a possibility

State wildlife officials estimate that Louisiana's recreational fishermen landed 993,963 pounds of red snapper through September 8 when Louisiana's state water red snapper season closed.  Read more...
Triple Shooting

Triple shooting in New Orleans East

The NOPD is investigating a triple shooting that occurred late Saturday night in the 4400 block of Laine Ave. Public Information Officer Hilal Williams confirms that three victims were shot at the location.  Read more...

Bridge City man wanted on charges of raping a teenage girl

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's investigators are asking for help in finding 36-year-old Trevor Clifton, last seen fleeing his last known address in Bridge City Friday morning. Read more...
Statue Poll

Poll shows a majority oppose removing New Orleans Confederate monuments

According to a poll, paid for in part by WWL-TV, a majority of Louisiana residents, statewide and in metro New Orleans, oppose the removal or renaming of memorials and monuments to Confederate leaders,  Read more...

BP settlement in 2010 oil spill moves closer to approval

Details will be known soon in an $18 billion settlement agreement announced in July to resolve years of legal fighting over damage done by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Justice Department says the agreement will be filed Monday.  Read more...
Gun Pledges

U.S. attorney plans program discouraging student gun violence

New Orleans-based U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite is among law enforcement officials planning to meet with students from around southeast Louisiana in a program aimed at discouraging gun violence.  Read more...
Jobless Claims

Louisiana unemployment insurance claims rise

First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Sept. 26 increased from the previous week's total.  Read more...
Guilty Plea

Ex-Zulu queen pleads guilty in Medicare fraud scheme

A New Orleans businesswoman who once served as queen of the historic Zulu organization pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in what prosecutors said was a fraud scheme that cost the Medicare program $30 million.  Read more...

Killer Caught

Convicted killer mistakenly released caught in Atlanta

Authorities in metro Atlanta have arrested a convicted killer who was mistakenly released from a Louisiana prison despite having decades more to serve.  Authorities arrested Benjuiel Johnson, 32, early Friday morning at a motel in the Atlanta suburb of Norcross, ...Read more
Best Governor?

Edwin Edwards ranks as best governor in recent poll

In a recent poll ranking Louisiana's six most recent governors, former four-term Governor Edwin Edwards came in at number one among respondents. 31-percent thought the "Cajun Prince" was the best governor, followed by former two-term Governor Mike Foster.  Read more...
Dem Chance

Democrat Edwards trying to break party slump in Louisiana

Democratic candidate for governor John Bel Edwards has surged in recent polls, raising hopes among Democrats that they might be able to reclaim the Louisiana governor's mansion.  Read more...
Student Arrest

Slidell student arrested on weapons charge

Slidell police arrested a 14-year-old Northshore High School student after he brought an "airsoft'' pistol and knife to school. Police say the student want to get back' at fellow students who papered his home as a prank.  Read more...
Added Patrols

State troopers start motorcycle patrols in Terrebonne and Lafourche

State troopers have introduced new motorcycle patrols along high-risk roadways in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes in a proactive effort to curb accidents.  Read more...

Domestic violence victim wins settlement after eviction

A New Orleans woman who was allegedly beaten by an ex-boyfriend faced an eviction notice because he was making noise and breaking things in her place. Read more...
Fire Plea

Mother of Alexandria girls who died in fire pleads guilty

The mother of 2-year-old twin sisters who died in a December 2014 house fire in Rapides Parish has pleaded guilty to two counts of negligent homicide. Andrea Aaron had been indicted on two counts of second-degree murder.  Read more...
Start Me Up

Payton: Saints plan on starting Brees

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton says the team plans on starting Drew Brees at quarterback Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys. Read more...
Gator Name

Audubon Aquarium: name-the-white-gator election

The Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans is holding a name-the-gator election for a rare white alligator that recently went on display, even though it was dubbed "Chompitoulas'' in 2009.  Read more...
Dorm Burglary

Cops: Victims at Dillard dorm knew burglars who beat them

Cops says the burglary reported at a dorm on the Dillard University campus was the result of an ongoing dispute between the suspects and victims.  "Detectives have learned that the victims and the perpetrators in the incident knew each other and were involved in some sort of dispute... Read more
Missing Mom

Northshore authorities looking for missing mother, want help

Cops are trying to find a missing mother who apparently ran out of gas in Maurepas in August.  The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for help locating 33-year old Stacy Renee Baham, who may also use the name Stacy Cook.  Read more...
Danziger Case

Feds seek to restore guilty verdicts for ex-New Orleans cops in Danziger case

Justice Department prosecutors are asking a federal appeals court again to reinstate guilty verdicts against five former New Orleans police officers on charges connected to deadly shootings that followed Hurricane Katrina. Read more...
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Tigers @ #7!

LSU leaps to #7 in AP Top 25 College Football Poll

Despite a less than dominant performance Saturday night against Eastern Michigan, LSU picked up two spots in the weekly AP College Poll.  Read more...

Deke's college football top ten, week six

Please shut up when it comes to putting Alabama out of the playoff talks. The Tide still have the best CFB program in the nation and they are still by far the best overall team in the SEC!  Until someone else proves it, tough!  Ohio State got a scare, Michigan State is overrated and Ole Miss found out that it's a long season, and one quality win won't get you to the playoffs! Read More

Additional fall red snapper season a possibility

State wildlife officials estimate that Louisiana's recreational fishermen landed 993,963 pounds of red snapper through September 8 when Louisiana's state water red snapper season closed.  Read more...

Winless Saints still confident as Cowboys come to town

Not so long ago, the Saints looked virtually unbeatable in the Superdome, posting perfect home records in 2011 and 2013. But during the second half of last season, it became apparent those days are over.  Read more... 

T Bob: LSU Reality Check Please

Saturday night was a much needed reality check for this LSU Tiger football team, their fan base and the media.  In a game week dominated by conversations about the Heisman Trophy; and whether or not Leonard Fournette should play his junior season... Read more

Tulane long snapper 1st legally blind player in a D-I game

Tulane long snapper Aaron Golub became the first legally blind person to play in a Division I football game on Saturday, according to the school. Read more...

Fournette rushes over 200, but passing game struggles in 44-22 win

LSU running back Leonard Fournette became the first back in SEC history on Saturday night to rush for over 200 yards in three consecutive games. Read more...

Deke: If the Saints lose Sunday night, their season is over

Well folks, this is it - if the Saints lose Sunday then the season is over.  Sure there will be 12 more games left on the schedule but there is no way the Saints will come back from that poor start and make the playoffs. Read More

Steve: Bama at Georgia headlines week 5 in SEC football

As we get past the one-third mark of the college football season, it's time to truly find out which teams in the Southeastern conference are going to be contenders for the conference championship. Let’s go “Inside the SEC” for Saturday October 3rd. Read More

LSU infielder Bryce Jordan out for rest of fall season

LSU's infield just got a little thinner. Coach Paul Mainieri says sophomore infielder/catcher Bryce Jordan will miss the remainder of fall ball after tearing his meniscus while playing catch Wednesday. Mainieri says the injury will require about six weeks.  Read more...
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