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Sugar Bowl

Buckeyes and Crimson Tide arrive on Saturday

Sugar Bowl festivities officially get kicked off in New Orleans Saturday afternoon, when the Ohio State Buckeyes and Alabama Crimson Tide arrive for the Sugar Bowl.  Read more...
Police Funeral

OPSO representatives to attend funeral of slain NY cop

The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office is sending two representatives to attend funeral services for Rafael Ramos, one of two New York City police officers executed by a gunman who later took his own life.  Read more...
Players on IR

Pierre Thomas, Akiem Hicks to miss final game

The New Orleans Saints today announced that running back Pierre Thomas and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks have been placed on injured reserve. Read more...
Wet Weekend

Flood Watch for southeast Louisiana this weekend

Scattered heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to roll through Louisiana this weekend. A Flood Watch is being placed in effect for a majority of southeast Louisiana starting at midnight Friday night.  Read more...
Vitter Supports

Vitter urges campaign supporters to see 'The Interview'

Conservative Republican Senator David Vitter may seem like an unlikely person to endorse a comedy starring slacker buddies James Franco and Seth Rogen, but the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, apparently from communist North Korea, has created some unlikely bedfellows. Read more...
Hollywood South

WATCH: CBS reports on Louisiana, the new Hollywood

California isn't the epicenter of movie making anymore. The business has left the Gold Coast and gone south, to Louisiana. Read more...
New Laws

New Louisiana laws kick in with start of 2015

Nearly two dozen new laws take effect with the start of 2015 in Louisiana. The measures were passed in the last legislative session. They are mostly minor changes, as most new laws approved by lawmakers each year begin in August.  Read more...
Dead Zone

Gulf dead zone could be shrunk, but at high cost

At an eye-popping price tag of $2.7 billion every year, a new report says the country could meet the national goal of reducing the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.  Read more...

Work continues on fracking proposal in St. Tammany

Helis Oil & Gas Co., which received a permit from the state last week to drill a vertical well as a first step toward fracking in St. Tammany Parish, is now working to get a wetlands permit. Read more...
Saints vs Tampa

The Saints play Sunday, do we care?

It's the final game of the season for the New Orleans Saints when they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa. Read more...
Return Time

Exchange day at the local shopping centers

Today's the day retailers see many unhappy returns. The day after Christmas is another busy one at the malls, as folks return or exchange all those gifts that just weren't right. Read more...

Skeleton in elevator shaft

New Orleans police say a skeleton found in April in an elevator shaft was that of a 25-year-old who had been missing more than a year.  Read more...
Day After

Day after Christmas could be big for retailers

Christmas is over but that doesn't mean shoppers are done with finding great deals. Louisiana Tech Marketing Professor, Barry Babin, says the day after Christmas is a big day for retailers.  Read more...
Year in Politics

2014: The year in politics

The 2014 year in Louisiana politics will be one for the history books. Among the notable points -- the Republican party finished its return to dominance, Mary Landrieu lost her US-Senate seat and former Governor Edwin Edwards finally ends his hopes of being in public office again.  Read more
Be Safe

Cops: Don't ruin holidays by driving drunk

State Police are urging motorists to be extra careful on the road during the holiday season.
Many people will be on Louisiana roadways visiting friends and family.  Read more...
Sex Crime

Woman arrested, accused of sleeping with 16-year-old

Sheriff's deputies have arrested an East Baton Rouge woman after investigators said she had sex with a 16-year-old boy while she was drunk.  Read more...
Baby Name

Jack Daniels' son is Jim Beam

A man named after whiskey has named his son for bourbon. Thirty-one-year-old Jack Daniels Leathers of Gray says he and his 23-year-old wife, Lydia Leathers, chose the name well before their marriage.  Read more...
Mall Murder

Christmas Eve shooting kills 1 at Oakwood

A man who was shopping at a suburban New Orleans mall on Christmas Eve was shot to death at close range and a suspect was in custody, police said. The incident happened around 4:20 p.m. Read more...
Oil Impact

Falling oil prices could force more cuts this budget year

 The budget hole facing Gov. Bobby Jindal and lawmakers next year is a grim figure, topping $1.4 billion. But that may not even be the worst-case scenario.  Read more...
Mall Shooting

Victim dies in Oakwood Center mall shooting

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a person was shot and killed at the Oakwood Mall in Gretna.  Read more...
Westwego Murder

Man accused of killing girlfriend, shooting grandmother in Westwego

Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old man accused of killing his girlfriend and accidentally shooting his grandmother.  Read more...

Shooting at Oakwood Mall

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a person has been shot at the Oakwood Center mall in Gretna.  No word on the condition of the victim, and police are on the scene.  Read more ...
BP Appeal

BP appeals judge's refusal to remove claims administrator

BP PLC is asking the federal appeals court in New Orleans to kick out the administrator of damage settlement claims from its 2010 oil spill.  Read more...
Amite Cleanup

Residents in Amite cleaning up after storm

Residents in the small Tangipahoa Parish town of Amite are cleaning up after a tornado that damaged several homes and downed trees and power lines.  Read more...

Racing to get the shopping done

Some people just seem to thrive under the pressure of deadlines. Even at this late hour in the Christmas shopping season, WWL First News had no trouble finding people who still haven't finished. Read more...
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Sugar Bowl

Buckeyes and Crimson Tide arrive on Saturday

Sugar Bowl festivities officially get kicked off in New Orleans Saturday afternoon, when the Ohio State Buckeyes and Alabama Crimson Tide arrive for the Sugar Bowl.  Read more...

Saints-Bucs preview

When New Orleans and Tampa Bay meet Sunday, it will be the Buccaneers with something to play for rather than the perennial playoff-contending Saints. And it could take a loss to earn it.  Read more...

Davis leads New Orleans past San Antonio 97-90

Anthony Davis stepped to his right and blocked a direct path to the basket for Tim Duncan, who instead went up for a layup. Davis took over from there. The 6-foot-10 power forward blocked Duncan's shot before tying up the ball, drawing loud cheers from the sold-out crowd. Read more...

Kristian: Pierre Thomas and Akiem Hicks on Injured Reserve

Injured reserve:  Two more pretty significant contributors have landed on season ending injured reserve for the Saints.  RB Pierre Thomas (ribs) & DL Akiem Hicks (ankle) were added to an already long list of players that saw their season end with an injury. Read more...

Pierre Thomas, Akiem Hicks to miss final game

The New Orleans Saints today announced that running back Pierre Thomas and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks have been placed on injured reserve. Read more...

Saints don't blame D coach Ryan for poor season

 Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton doesn't necessarily believe New Orleans' much-maligned defense needs wholesale changes heading into next season.  Read more...

Saints offense could face changes after season

Four seasons after the Saints traded to get back into the first round of the draft to select Mark Ingram, the running back could be playing in his final game with New Orleans on Sunday.  He's not the only one.  Read more...

QB to QB: Brees - the fans mean so much to us

The Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert went QB to QB with Saints Quarterback Drew Bees on Sports Talk and the two hit on a variety of topics, including the disappointment Drew talked about in the team not having anything on the line against NFC South foe Tampa Bay. Read More

Kristian: Saints are not thinking about 2015 yet

Next year:  The Saints aren’t ready to think about 2015 just yet.  New Orleans will wrap up the 2014 season on the road this Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: “You’re constantly evaluating, I expect us to be full speed and prepared for this game,” said Sean Payton. Read More

LSU-Notre Dame Preview

LSU and Notre Dame realize elite teams play for national championships. Both teams, though, had flaws that landed them in Nashville, Tennessee, for the Music City Bowl on Tuesday.  Read more...
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