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Two people in Louisiana told to stay home after travel to Ebola stricken region


The Department of Health and Hospitals is monitoring a New Orleans-area man for signs of the Ebola virus. State Health Officer, Dr. Jimmy Guidry, says the Centers for Disease Control informed them about a man who had recently traveled... Read more

BP, Chevron strike oil at deepwater Gulf site


Chevron and BP have hit oil at a key exploration site in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. This is BP's second major discovery in the deepwater Gulf since the 2010 oil spill. Read more...
Decision 2015

Louisiana governor's campaign is next


We're right in the middle of early voting for next month's congressional mid-term elections, and other races and issues on the ballot. But another campaign is going to start firing up soon: Louisiana Governor 2015. The primary for that race is one year from today. Read more...
Contact Warning

Warning about costume contacts


With Halloween a week away you might be thinking about getting decorative contact lenses as part of your costume, but federal officials are sending out a warning. New Orleans ICE Homeland Security Investigations spokesman Bryan Cox says it's important for people to understand... Read more
Workers' Comp?

Court rejects Sharper's bid for workers' comp


A state appeals court has ruled against embattled former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper in his bid to receive workers' compensation from his former team. Read more...
Early Voting

Early voting proving popular


We're now about halfway through the early voting period for the November 4th election, and Secretary Of State Tom Schedler says there's been good participation among voters. He says so far the number of early votes is at 75% of what the state saw two years ago... Read more
Child Shot

Man killed, girl, 8, wounded in Marrero shooting


Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say an 8-year-old girl was shot in her upper back following a shooting that killed a 29-year-old man in Marrero. Col. John Fortunato says the girl was playing outside her apartment building around 8:40 p.m.  Read more...
Fewer Students

Why are fewer kids in Catholic schools?


The Archdiocese of New Orleans has announced that three of its schools will be closed for the upcoming school year, due to low enrollment. All three schools...Holy Ghost in New Orleans, St. Agnes in Jefferson and Our Lady of Grace in Reserve...have enrollments under 200 students. Read more...
Local Ebola?

New Orleans area man being monitored for signs of Ebola


State health officials say they are monitoring a New Orleans area man for signs of the deadly Ebola virus.  Read more...
 
Orpheus

Dierks Bentley headlines Orpheus


The Krewe of Orpheus says country music star Dierks Bentley will ride in the krewe's parade on Lundi Gras night and headline the 2015 Orpheuscapade. "With over five million albums sold, 11 GRAMMY nominations, membership in the Grand Ole Opry... Read more
Purse Snatching

VIDEO: NOPD seeks FQ purse snatcher


New Orleans Police officers are asking for the public's help in identifying a purse snatcher and accomplice. The crime happened Monday in the French Quarter, near Bourbon and Gov. Nicholls. Read more...
No Party

More Louisiana voters pick ''no party''


There are 2.9 million people registered to vote in the November fourth election. There's about 93,000 more voters who are registered as "no party" than six years ago when Senator Mary Landrieu defeated republican John Kennedy.  Read more...
Schools Closed

3 New Orleans-area Catholic schools to close


The Archdiocese of New Orleans says three of its schools will close at the end of the current school year: Holy Ghost in New Orleans, St. Agnes in Jefferson and Our Lady of Grace in Reserve. The reason given was low enrollment.  Read more...
Teacher Sex

Arraignment of Destrehan teacher delayed


The arraignment of a former Destrehan High School teacher at the center of sex allegations involving a 16-year-old student has been pushed back to next month. 32-year-old Shelley Dufresne (right) was set to be arraigned today... Read more
Up, Up and Away

Air fares are taking off


If you're planning to fly for the holidays this year, prepare to go a little deeper into your wallet. According to travel web siteExpedia.com, Thanksgiving fares are up 17 percent from last year. Christmas bookings have gone up two percent. Read more...
Teacher Scores

92% of Louisiana teachers receive effective grade


The Louisiana Department of Education has released a report on the evaluation of public school teachers.  It shows 92% of teachers received an "effective" grade. Superintendent John White says while we should be proud of teachers reaching that achievement... Read more
Solar Eclipse

Partial solar eclipse will take place this evening


A partial solar eclipse will take place today as the new moon will obscure part of the sun. Louisiana Tech Astronomer Lee Sawyer says we should be able to see the maximum point of eclipse in The Bayou State before the sun goes down today.  Read more...
Lawn Mower DWI

Man on lawn mower booked with 3rd-offense DWI


Authorities say a 67-year-old Boyce man eluded a Rapides Parish sheriff's deputy by driving his lawnmower down a trail off La. Highway 121, but later was arrested on several charges. A deputy spotted Ralph Rufus Carroll driving his red riding lawnmower down the middle of the highway... Read more
Not Married

More couples having babies but not getting married


More Millennials seem to be having kids, and waiting on marriage according to research by the group Child Trends. For the generation under age 35, nearly half of all births are now outside marriage.  Read more...
Lakeview Murder

Murder in Lakeview


New Orleans Police are investigating a murder in Lakeview.  They were called to an address on Pontchartrain Blvd. near Harrison Ave. to check on a man.  Read more...
Arrest

A violent motorcycle theft in Arabi


St. Bernard Deputies arrested a 21-year-old New Orleans man for a violent motorcycle theft and the victim is described as an 18 year old woman. Read more...
Collapse

French Quarter building collapses


A French Quarter building that partly collapsed on Royal Street Tuesday afternoon gave way even more today, sending a cloud of dust billowing into the Vieux Carre. Read more...
Gas $

Price at the pump falling


Louisianians are seeing big price drops at the gas pump. The average price for a gallon of regular gas has fallen to under three dollars a gallon in the Bayou State. Read more...
Stay Healthy

Staying healthy during this cold and flu season


It's the cold and flu season and nobody wants to come down with a nasty seasonal bug. But what can we do to minimize our chances of getting sick? Read more...
For President?

Jindal says running for president is his only political future


Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's standard line when asked about higher office has always been "I have the job I want." But now that's been amended to include that the only other job he would want is President of the United States. Read more...
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LSU - Ole Miss preview


Statistics might not tell the whole story about how good Mississippi's defense has been. But it's certainly a good place to start. The third-ranked Rebels will face a stiff challenge Saturday night when they visit improved No. 24 LSU, which is coming off a dominant victory.  Read more...

QB to QB: Brees looking forward to playing with pride at home in the Dome


Saints QB Drew Brees had his weekly visit with our QB Bobby Hebert on Sports Talk.  Drew talked to Bobby and Kristian about losing a heartbreaker on the road in Detriot, and how the Saints can pull together and make sure they win Sunday night against the Packers at home in the Dome. Read More

Steve: Sit Em or Start Em? Fantasy football, week eight


Sit Falcons QB Matt Ryan. Ryan hasn't thrown for more than one touchdown in a game since Week 4, and the Falcons now have to take on the Lions pass rush.  Detroit is allowing the fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks this season and the ATL’s O-line is abysmal. Read More

Kristian: Saints need best game of year to beat Packers


The Saints have looked dominant in spurts this season but for the most part largely inconsistent.  Internally the team isn’t pointing fingers, but the fans and media are starting to question the play at quarterback with Drew Brees. Read More

AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal


A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension.  Read more...

T-Bob: Here's how we shut down Ole Miss


QB is the single most important position on the field which makes this Saturday’s matchup all the more worrying for LSU fans.  If you have watched the last couple LSU vs Ole Miss games than you already know just how good Bo Wallace can be. Read More

Steve: Know Your Enemy, week eight - Green Bay


The Saints face off against another NFC North opponent this week but this time it’s at home in the Superdome and in primetime on Sunday Night Football.  Halloween isn’t till next week, but a very scary Green Bay Packers team is headed to New Orleans. Read More

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
 
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