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Clears Hurdle

Medical marijuana legislation clears another legislative hurdle


Legislation that allows medical marijuana to be dispensed in Louisiana moves a step closer to final legislative passage. The Senate-approved bill, received approval from a House committee today.  Read more...
Below Average

Another below average hurricane season


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today issued its initial outlook for the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season. Officials gathered with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu for the announcement in the city's emergency operations center.  Read more...
Tracking Kids

Should parents be tracking their kids on social media


As our teens spend much of their time on their phones, and laptops, sending messages, photos and posting on social media, what can parents do to make sure their children don't get themselves in trouble?  Read more...

 
Revenge Porn

Senate takes aim at outlawing 'revenge porn' in Louisiana


The Louisiana Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would make revenge pornography a crime. Under the measure, anyone who shares a nude or partially-nude picture without permission could face up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine.  Read more...
 
Garth Back

Garth Brooks to play in New Orleans


One of country music's biggest stars ever is coming to New Orleans.  Garth Brooks will play his first concerts in the state in nearly two decades. "Garth Brooks makes his first appearance in the state of Louisiana in 18 years... Read more
Med Marijuana

House committee to hear medical marijuana bill today


State Senator Fred Mills will present his medical marijuana bill before the House Health and Welfare Committee in Baton Rouge today. The measure cleared the full Senate on a 22-13 vote. Read more...
Strong Storms

More strong storms possible today as line moves in


A line of strong storms is once again moving across Louisiana. "Lots of heavy rain, lighting and thunder... as it moves toward us," WWL TV Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford described. "I think by midday we'll see it really knocking on our door... Read more
Tropics Outlook

Officials to release hurricane season forecast


The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will release the forecast for the Atlantic hurricane season today. Hurricane season officially runs June 1 through Nov. 30. But this season's first storm, Tropical Storm Ana, came ashore... Read more
Player Charged

Details of domestic abuse allegations against LSU OT


A football player for LSU is booked with felony domestic abuse for allegedly choking his fiance in the presence of children.  East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office Spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks says the victim claims she and 22-year-old Jevonte Domond got into... Read more
Big Bids

N.O. bids to host College Football Championship same years as Super Bowl


The Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation and the Allstate Sugar Bowl have put in a bid to host the College Football Playoff National Championship game in 2019 or 2020. New Orleans is already competing to host the Super Bowls in those same years.  Read more...
Cop Hurt

Cop hurt after stopping to help with I-10 crash


New Orleans Police say an officer was hurt when a driver slammed into his patrol car on the I-10 West at the I-610 split. "The officer stopped his marked unit with his overhead lights on to assists motorists in an accident... Read more
Rape Bill

Ban on billing rape victims for exams nears final passage


The Louisiana Senate unanimously agreed on Tuesday to ban hospitals from billing rape victims for their medical exams, edging close to final passage a bill that will significantly change the way authorities investigate sexual assaults and treat its victims. Read more...
More Storms

More rain, possibly severe weather, expected for the week


Another round of severe weather rolled through Louisiana earlier today and State Climatologist Barry Keim says more rain is coming.   He says rainfall is in the forecast for the next several days.  Read more...

 
Tiger Booked

LSU OL Jevonte Domond arrested for domestic abuse


Multiple sources are reporting that LSU offensive lineman Jevonte Domond has been arrested on felony charges of domestic abuse with strangulation.  According to records, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office booked the 22 year old Domond, on Monday afternoon. Read more...
Prices Down

Shrimpers fighting low prices at the dock


Shrimp season opened just over a week ago and local shrimpers are seeing prices at the dock take a nose dive.  One shrimper says he's getting 55-cents per pound for his catch, compared to $2 a year ago.  Read more...

 
Gender Based

Louisiana bill to ban abortions based on gender is stalled


Louisiana appears unlikely to add a new legal restriction banning gender-based ``sex-selection'' abortions.   The House-backed proposal stalled Tuesday in a Senate judiciary committee, on a 2-2 vote. The tie vote keeps the bill stuck in committee. Read more...
New Job

Mary Landrieu, aide joining Washington lobbying firm


Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is joining a Washington lobbying firm.  Van Ness Feldman says in a news release Tuesday that Landrieu will be a senior policy adviser on public policy, strategic, and regulatory issues with an emphasis on energy, ...Read more
Tornado

Tornado touches down in Kenner


The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down in Kenner around 2:00am.
"One building was absolutely decimated, with the roof blown across the street," Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni told WWL TV.  "A lot of snapped (power) lines."  Read more...
Aging Parents

Taking care of aging parents personally and financially


It's an obligation more Americans are feeling, looking after their older parents, according to a Pew Research Center survey. 3 out of 4 survey participants say there is a duty to provide financial help if needed.  Read more...
Merger

Cable company Charter buying Time Warner Cable for $55.3B


Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, creating one of the largest TV and Internet providers in the U.S. The deal comes a month after Comcast, the country's largest cable provider and owner of NBCUniversal, walked away... Read more
Jobs for Grads?

Jobs for grads?


New graduates are hitting the workforce and Louisiana Workforce Commission Executive Director Curt Eysink says the job market in Louisiana looks as good as it's looked in 20 years. 
He says while the market, as a whole, is strong, some college degrees are...  Read more
Jindal 4 Pres?

Will Jindal make the cut for first GOP Presidential Debate?


Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal could be kept out of the first Republican debate of the 2016 presidential campaign. Fox News will host the debate on August 6th and the network requires contenders to be in the top 10... Read more
4 Shot

2 dead, 2 wounded in New Orleans shooting


New Orleans police are investigating a shooting that left 2 men dead and 2 others injured.
The shooting happened early Tuesday morning in New Orleans East. Police say the bodies of two men were found in a parking lot at 6725 Tara Lane.  Read more...
Power Out

Overnight storms knock out power, damage some structures


A line of strong storms blew through overnight leaving some damage in its wake. More than 12,000 customers lost power in New Orleans, about 6,000 in St. Tammany and smaller numbers in other parishes.  Read more...
Drug Charges

Pair charged with stealing drugs from nursing home to sell


Slidell police say a former director of nursing at a nursing home and a former teacher were stealing prescription medicines to sell.  Police said Monday they had arrested 36-year-old Patrick Lampard, who had been director at Heritage Manor Nursing Home ...Read more
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Corruption

Soccer officials arrested; World Cup votes probed


Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted... Read more

Keenan Lewis: "This is one of the best Saints groups"


Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis has become one of the Saints top players since arriving prior to the 2013 season.  He now enters his seventh season in the National Football League and Lewis is excited about what he sees. Read More

LSU OL Jevonte Domond arrested for domestic abuse


Multiple sources are reporting that LSU offensive lineman Jevonte Domond has been arrested on felony charges of domestic abuse with strangulation.  According to records, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office booked the 22 year old Domond, on Monday afternoon. Read more...

LSU, UL Lafayette and Tulane in the NCAA Baseball Tournament


For a fourth straight season, LSU is a national seed in the NCAA Baseball Tournament, which will get underway when the Tigers host Lehigh University on Friday. The Tigers received the number two national seed, despite being ranked number one by most of the polls... Read more

Mainieri: "It's a whole new season now"


Although his Tigers did not reach their goal of winning the SEC Tournament their third straight year, Coach Paul Mainieri likes where his LSU Tigers are entering the post season.  “I like the way our team competed.  I’m disappointed that we lost.  But I like the way we played.” Read More

Kristian: Can LSU make the run to Omaha?


LSU fans might be salty about UCLA securing the No. 1 seed overall, but keep in mind a No. 1 seed hasn’t won the national championship since 1999. Read More

LSU is #2 seed, hosts Regional in baseball tourney


LSU will host a regional tournament in the competition to get to the College World Series.  The Tigers are overall number two seed.  Read more...

LSU Softball advances to Women's College World Series


For the fourth time in school history and the first since 2012, the LSU softball team advanced to the Women's College World Series on Sunday, The Tigers completed a sweep of Arizona in the best-of-three NCAA Super Regional... Read more

New Orleans may bid on College Football Playoffs


Possible Super Bowls in 2019 and 2020 are not the only future games New Orleans has its eyes on. "We do have a bid for the College Football Playoff championship game that we're still evaluating right now." says Jay Cicero, of the GNO Sports Foundation.  Read more...
 

Tigers run in the SEC Tournament ends in semifinals


LSU's 12-game winning streak at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium and 9-game winning streak in the SEC Tournament came to an end on Saturday as Florida rallied to beat LSU 2-1. The Fighting Tigers had nine hits, but they left eight runners on base.  Read more...
 
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