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Saints pick DT Rankins


With their first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints selected defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins. Read more...
Rain

Start of 2nd weekend of Jazz Fest soaked by rain


The start of the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was marked with thunderstorms, but the music played on to crowds that were thinned by the bad weather. Read more...
Pro-Life Bills

House approves two moree pro-life measures


The House has approved two more pro-life measures. One of the bills, authored by Baton Rouge Representative Rick Edmonds, prohibits women from getting abortions just because a child will have a genetic disorder.  Read more...
Will Smith Case

Man indicted in fatal shooting of ex-Saints player


A business owner and semiprofessional football player was indicted Thursday on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of retired New Orleans Saints' defensive end Will Smith. Read more...
Homicide

New Orleans Police: Body in bag classified a homicide


The New Orleans Police Department says a body was found in a bag in the Bywater this afternoon is now considered a homicide. Read more...
Dolphin Rescue

Young rescued dolphin swimming free, with frequent checkups


A young dolphin rescued in October is swimming in Barataria Bay, with a tag that will let biologists keep close tabs on him for the next six weeks. Read more...
Jazz Fest

Rain stops and the show goes on at Jazzfest


The rain stopped at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, but the crowds were thinner than usual. Many festival goers left during the earlier deluges that made the site -- the infield of a racehorse track -- soggy and muddy. Read more...
Body Found

New Orleans police investigate body discovered in bag


The New Orleans Police Department says a body was found in a bag this afternoon in the 1000-block of Piety Street. Read more...
Budget Cuts

Bid to cut legislative agency costs wins Senate support


State senators have overwhelmingly backed a bill seeking to cut the spending of a legislative agency whose meetings cost thousands of dollars each year.  Read more...
Indicted

Cardell Hayes indicted for second-degree murder


The alleged shooter of former Saints player Will Smith has been indicted on charges of second degree murder and attempted murder. Legal analyst Tim Meche says it looks like the Orleans Parish DA is handling the case against Cardell Hayes cautiously.  Read more...

 
LGBT Rights

LGBT anti-discrimination employment bill advances in Senate


Senators advanced a proposal to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, moments after an initial vote appeared to stall the measure in committee.  Read more...



 
Voucher Dustup

Edwards rebuts criticism about proposed $6M cut to vouchers


Gov. John Bel Edwards is pushing back against criticism that he is ousting children from Louisiana's voucher program, telling two pro-voucher pastors they are being misled about proposed cuts to the program.  Read more...
Abortion Bill

La. House bans second-trimester abortion procedure


An effort to prohibit a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure has received overwhelming support from lawmakers in the Louisiana House. The bill would ban a procedure called dilation and evacuation.  Read more... 
Child Porn

Middle school teacher arrested on child pornography charges


Deputies have arrested a middle school teacher in Jefferson on 51 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman John Fortunato says that authorities arrested 38-year-old Edward Crowell.  Read more...
Senate Race

Rep. Boustany and Rep. Fleming leading race for campaign dollars


Latest campaign finance numbers show Republican Senate candidates Charles Boustany and John Fleming each have around $2 million in their campaign war chest.  Read more...
Rain Fest

Start of 2nd weekend of Jazz Fest soaked by rain


Heavy downpours, punctuated by lightning and thunder, soaked the start of the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the premier music festival in New Orleans.  Read more...

 
Air Monitoring

Bill requiring industrial air monitoring advances in House


State Rep. Patrick Connick says some local industrial facilities are gassing Louisianians. So the Marrero Republican has backed a bill requiring facilities that break state and federal environmental guidelines to line their fences with air monitors.  Read more...
 
Indicted

Cardell Hayes indicted in Will Smith shooting death


Cardell Hayes the man accused in the shooting death of WIll Smith has been indicted by an Orleans Parish grand jury for second degree murder.  It also includes an attempted second-degree murder charge involving the shooting of Racquel Smith.  Read more...

 
Weighing Charge

Judge weighs charge in ex-Saints player shooting


A judge is researching whether he can find probable cause for a second-degree murder charge even though prosecutors did not call any witnesses during a preliminary hearing for a man accused of fatally shooting retired New Orleans Saints player Will Smith.  Read more...

 
Cursive Passes

Legislation to require cursive be taught passes


A bill to require cursive to be taught in public elementary schools passes through the full Senate. Bossier City Sen. Ryan Gatti spoke in favor of the legislation and says many historic documents were written in cursive.  Read more...
Rainy Thursday

Rain is a good possibility for 'locals day' at Jazz Fest & Zurich Classic


We are under a Flash Flood Watch for our area, both north and south of Lake Pontchartrain through 7 p.m.  Localized heavy rain threat will continue through the day.  Here is the complete Pinpoint Forecast from WWL TV: ...Read more


 
Jazz Fest

A reminder from the Mayor regarding Jazz Fest


Mayor Mitch Landrieu sent out a release on some reminders in advance of the second weekend of Jazz Fest.  Here is the release from the Mayor:   Read more...


 
Planting Slow

Louisiana soybean planting off to slow start


Wet fields have been an all-too-common sight across Louisiana.  It's reported that many soybean farmers have yet to begin planting because of the wet conditions even though the optimum planting window for soybeans has been open for nearly two weeks.  Read more...

 
Medical Pot

La. mom pleads with lawmakers to make medical marijuana accessible


A woman from Louisiana, who moved to Colorado to get medical marijuana her daughter needs for her seizure condition, tells her story to state legislators. Lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow people with a wider variety of disorders ...Read more
Jazz Fest Pt. 2

The locals are gearing up for the second weekend of Jazz Fest


The second weekend of Jazz Fest kicks off today.  It's the only Thursday of the Jazz Fest season, and it is usually the day the locals head to the fairgrounds.  The gates open at 11 a.m. Read more...  

 
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Kristian's Take

Kristian: Saints make smart and safe pick with Sheldon Rankins


Going back to the Senior Bowl, this Louisville defensive tackle raised eyebrows and caught the attention of NFL scouts. "I knew I had to set my self apart. I wanted to dominate the individual drills. I wanted to dominate in the film room." Read More

Saints pick DT Rankins


With their first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints selected defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins. Read more...

Hokie Gajan passes peacefully at 56


Hokie Gajan has succumbed to his illnesses today. He was 56 years old. The former LSU Tiger, New Orleans Saint and WWL Radio legend is survived by his wife Judy, daughters Jennifer, Kristin, Megan & Alexis (Peanut), loving family and friends and Tiger fans and Who Dats across America. Read More

LSU drops series opener to Ole Miss


Ole Miss center fielder J.B. Woodman threw two LSU runners out at the plate and that was the difference as the Rebels held on for a 7-6 win over the Tigers to begin their three game series in Oxford.  Read more...
 

LSU drops series opener to Ole Miss



 

Ole Miss center fielder J.B. Woodman threw two LSU runners out at the plate and that was the difference as the Rebels held on for a 7-6 win over the Tigers to begin their three game series in Oxford.


Woodman gunned down Cole Freeman in the 4th inning, as he tried to score on a single from second base. Woodman made an even more impressive play in the 8th inning, when he nailed

Bobby and Mike: Rankins will help Saints D "tremendously"


The Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert and NFL Analyst Mike Detillier were both enthusiastic about the Black and Gold's newest player. Read More

Brian Stuard shoots 64 to take Zurich Classic lead


Brian Stuard shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to top the leaderboard in the suspended first round of the Zurich Classic. The 33-year-old Stuard had only 21 putts in his bogey-free round at TPC Louisiana, finishing his final hole after a rain delay of nearly five hours.  Read more...

 

Kristian: Sizing up the Saints' draft prospects


Questions abound about where the Saints stand on QBs, LBs and other players.  Here is what I suggest; don’t read to much into what you hear, but file it away for future reference.  Here is what I think I know. Read More

Bobby Hebert's first round NFL Draft Predictions


The Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert has submitted his first round Mock Draft. Read More

J.P. France shuts down LSU again in 4-1 Tulane win


The venue shifted about eighty miles south, but the proceedings, to quote the late, great Yogi Berra, felt like déjà vu all over again.  Tulane starter J.P. France tied the Tiger lineup in knots for 7.1 stellar innings — his longest career outing, ...Read more
 
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