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Poll shows growing support for relaxing marijuana restrictions in LA

Louisianans are overwhelmingly in favor of changes to the state's marijuana's laws, in the form or reduced sentences or even allowing medicinal marijuana. That's according to a new survey of voters in the state by Public Policy Polling. Read more..

State to pay exonerated man $330,000

Four months after he was released from prison, where he was confined almost 17 years for an attempted rape that he didn't commit, a state judge has ordered the state to pay Nathan Brown $330,000 ... Read more
Sex Charges

Destrehan teacher arrested on student sex charges

St. Charles Parish authorities have arrested a Destrehan high school teacher. Shelley Dufresne faces accusations of inappropriate sexual contact with a male student. Read more....
Senate Race

Outside money pouring into Louisiana Senate race

The race for U.S. Senate in Louisiana continues to heat up as the November 4 election draws ever closer and some political experts are predicting a very close race between  incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu and Republican Bill Cassidy. Read more...
$ Laundering

Man allegedly stole 46k worth of books and dvd's from Mandeville store

Northshore authorities say a bookstore worker stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and sold it over the Internet. "Tomas Santamaria... was booked with money laundering, computer fraud and theft... Read more
Record Spending

Spending on pets hits new record

According to a study by the American Pet Products Association, people are spending more money on their furry friends than ever before. They estimate overall spending on pets for 2014 will reach $58 billion which is up almost 5 percent over last year. Read more...
Abortion Law

New Louisiana abortion law could still close clinics

A federal judge receives an update today on how much progress abortion providers have made when it comes to obtaining privileges to admit patients at local hospitals. A state law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges has been put on hold.  Read more...
Innocent Man

Wrongfully convicted man in line for more than $300K

How much is 17 years of a man's life worth? A Metairie man convicted of an attempted rape he didn't commit stands to gain more than $300,000 dollars, now that he's been exonerated. The Louisiana Attorney General's office today is asking a judge to approve the funds. Read more...
Baby at Crime

Cops: Suspect drops baby daughter after burglary

Cops in Jefferson Parish say a man brought his baby daughter with him to burglarize a home and dropped her as police gave chase. "Officers were dispatched to a burglary in progress at a residence located at 846 5th. Avenue in Harvey... Read more

Poll shows tight U.S. Senate race in Louisiana

A new poll on Louisiana's US Senate race shows democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu winning the primary, but trailing by three percentage points in a runoff with republican Bill Cassidy. Read more...
RIchest in LA

The richest person in Louisiana

Saints owner Tom Benson is on the new list of the 400 richest Americans and he's the only one from Louisiana coming in a number 386. Read more...

Who Dats still have faith, some hoping for a miracle

It was the worst loss yet for the 2014 New Orleans Saints --- the Dallas Cowboys took a double-digit lead in the first half and never looked back! But the Who Dat Nation isn't ready to give up without a fight. Read more...
Senate Race

Cassidy releases new TV spot

US Senate candidate Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy releases a television ad featuring former supporters of incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu. In the spot, three women say they will not vote for Landrieu this year because of her support of the Affordable Care Act.  Read more...
Fat & Cancer

The fatter a woman becomes, the higher her risk of breast cancer

It appears the more a woman gains weight around her waist, the better her chances of developing breast cancer. The study done in the UK looked at more than 92,000 women... Read more
Hollywood S.

Iconic Hollywood casting company sets up shop in New Orleans

If there was ever any doubt that New Orleans is the capital of Hollywood South, consider this. Los Angeles-based Central Casting now has an office in Benson Tower. Does that make 'Hollywood South' official?  Read more...

Fatal shooting in the Lower Ninth Ward

New Orleans Police are investigating the Saturday shooting death of a 26-year-old male. The incident occurred at approximately 6:20 p.m., at the intersection of Egania and North Villere Streets.  Read more...

Louisiana commission looking at death penalty costs

New Orleans Senator JP Morrell leads a new study commission trying to determine how much Louisiana agencies spend on the death penalty.  Read more...

Wynton Marsalis to christen St. Louis jazz center

A new performance space and educational center devoted exclusively to jazz will open in St. Louis in a few days time.  Read more...
Suit Settled

Brees settles bogus tax credits lawsuit

Court records show New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has settled a lawsuit with a former teammate who allegedly advised him to invest $160,000 in tax credits that turned out to be bogus.  Read more...

Gay marriage ruling appealed to Louisiana Supreme Court

Louisiana's attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a decision by a Lafayette Parish judge who declared Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.  Read more...

DHH: 15 new cases of West Nile Virus

The state health department confirms 15 new cases of West Nile Virus in Louisiana, bringing this year's total to 118 reported infections.  Read more...

Levee board re-nominates lawsuit supporter

A New Orleans area levee board's lawsuit against the oil industry apparently will remain alive after a coastal researcher who supports the suit was re-nominated to the authority.  Read more...

Vitter actively campaigning against Landrieu

U.S. Senator David Vitter will campaign this weekend against his colleague in the senate, democrat Mary Landrieu. Vitter will knock on doors in Baton Rouge Saturday morning, with representatives of the national anti-abortion group, the Susan B. Anthony list.  Read more...

St. Bernard Parish President Peralta surrenders on stalking charge

St. Bernard Parish President David Peralta surrendered to St. Tammany Parish authorities on Friday, just two days after he was indicted on felony stalking charges.  Read more...
Tried as Adults

Cannizzaro wants to try pizza delivery murder suspects as adults

New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro wants to try the two teenage suspects in the murder of a pizza delivery driver as adults. Read more...
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NFL Podcast

NFL Podcast show with T-Bob & Seth, episode 2

On this week's show: Decline of the Super Powers – Is Rome (and Byzantium) falling Recaps of Saints-Cowboys, Pats-Chiefs, Eagles-Niners and Packers-Bears. Let us know what you think by hitting us up on Twitter @tbob53 or @SethDunlap. And, look out for a new episode every Tuesday! Read More

Saints humbled, but not hopeless after 1-3 start

Defensive captain Junior Galette is disgusted by the Saints' sluggish start. "You have to be realistic and know that we're not as good as we thought we were," Galette, a pass-rushing outside linebacker, said Monday. "We have three quarters (of the season) left... Read more

Kristian: Saints problems need more than a simple fix

What’s wrong with the Saints?  Can it be fixed?  Can they turn it around? I’ve been hammered with those questions on Twitter, Facebook, email and on the air.  The reality is, the Saints may be as bad as their record indicates. Read More

Deke: LSU's Brandon Harris is the man

In the fall of 2008, Les Miles faced an eerily similar situation with his QBs.  Jarrett Lee was a good looking young QB who had shown some promise, while freshman Jordan Jefferson was a QB who had the ability to extend plays and was the more mobile of the two youngsters. Read More

Deke: CFB Top Ten, week six

The halfway point of the season happens this week with the biggest weekend ever in the SEC West.  Three games that feature six teams ranked in the top 15 says it all.  Man, the SEC West is one tough division and the last place team in 2014 could win another conference.  Let’s take a look at this week’s top 10!  Read More

Kristian: Brees says "leadership is what it's all about"

1 and 3 is not where anyone expected to be in through the first quarter of the season, and after the Saints woodshed beating at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Drew Brees says the leaders in the locker room have to stand up. Read More

Detillier: What has happened to Saints offense?

NFL Analyst Mike Detillier joined Scoot on "WWL First News" to discuss the breakdown in the Saints' devastating loss to the Cowboys on Sunday night. Read More

Hokie: Saints "are not a very good team"

By all accounts, the Saints turned in a disappointing performance on Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys, falling to 1-3 on the season. WWL's resident pros were none too happy about it on "The Point After." Read More

Bobby: Saints are "a little bit better than pathetic"

After the Saints got their clock cleaned by the Dallas Cowboys in prime time on Sunday night, the Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert had a few choice words about how the Black and Gold have performed in the first four games of the season. Read More

LSU quarterback controversy

Freshman Brandon Harris made his case to be the starting quarterback as he threw for 178 yards and three touchdowns in the Tigers 63-7 win over New Mexico State. Harris also rushed for two touchdowns as LSU scored in all seven positions that he was in at quarterback. Read more...
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