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Tax hikes for roadwork begin advancing in Louisiana House


Lawmakers tired of pothole-riddled roads, traffic congestion and a never-addressed wish list of transportation projects are considering tax hikes to raise money for roadwork.  The House Ways and Means Committee approved two proposals Tuesday ...Read more
Benson Case

Will the Benson court proceeding be sealed from the public?


If the legal team representing Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson get their way, the public and the press will be banned from the courtroom proceedings involving Tom Benson and the legal battle between with his family over ownership rights to the teams. Read more...
Linear Park

New Orleans Convention Center board approves plans for park


Officials have approved plans to install a linear park outside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to connect the New Orleans' Warehouse District to the French Quarter.  It was reported last week the Convention Center's governing board ...Read more
Missing

Child missing after mother's murder


Louisiana State Police at the Baton Rouge Police Department are alerting the public to a missing 2-year-old girl who has not been seen since her mother was murdered. Read more...
Medical Pot

Law enforcement shifting stance on pot, even if only a bit


Law enforcement agencies are shifting their stance on Louisiana's strict marijuana laws, at least a bit. Read more...
Flipped SUV

Bus driver cited for hitting, flipping SUV


New Orleans Police have issued a ticket to a school bus driver they say hit an SUV and flipped the vehicle. "At approximately 7:15 a.m., a school bus with approximately 40 kids from Sophie B. Wright Charter School was traveling south on Elysian Fields Avenue... Read more
Dead Baby

Arrest in Slidell dead baby case


Investigators have one person in custody after finding a dead baby in a Slidell trash compactor. "Slidell Police have made an arrest in the case involving a baby who was found in a trash compactor yesterday morning at a Slidell apartment complex... Read more
New Taxes?

Would you pay more for better roads?


Would you pay more for gas, or the things you buy every day, if you knew the extra money was funding road projects? That's a question some Louisiana lawmakers today are being asked to answer on your behalf. Read more...
Med Marijuana

Louisiana medical marijuana bill clears second hurdle


A bill that allows for the dispensing of medicinal marijuana to patients who suffer from certain medical conditions makes it off the Louisiana Senate floor. State Senator Fred Mills says they've been working hard on this legislation to keep everyone happy.  Read more...
Higher Taxes?

Would you pay more for gas it it meant better roads?


Two different tax increases proposed by Plaquemine Representative Karen St. Germain to help fund road projects will be heard in the House Ways and Means Committee today. Read more...
Reopening

Work to start this summer on nature center closed by Katrina


The Audubon Nature Institute says work will begin this summer toward reopening an 86-acre eastern New Orleans nature center closed since Hurricane Katrina. The Audubon Louisiana Nature Center is in Joe Brown Park, which was under six feet of water for a month... Read more
Blog Gate

Letter: Justice Dept. lawyer reprimanded for online postings


The Justice Department says one of its attorneys was reprimanded for making online postings about a federal case involving five New Orleans police officers charged in connection with deadly shootings in the days after Hurricane Katrina.  Read more...
More Questions?

Police say it's possible they will want to question Collins again


The Baton Rouge Police Department says after their interview Monday with former LSU Tiger La'el Collins, he is still not a suspect in the April 24th murder of Brittney Mills. Corporal Don Coppola says Collins is fully cooperating. Read more...
Medical Pot

Louisiana Senate passes bill allowing medical marijuana


Roughly a year after a medical marijuana bill was shot down in committee, the Louisiana Senate on Monday passed a similar proposal that could get medical-grade pot to those suffering from cancer, glaucoma and a severe form of cerebral palsy.  Read more...
460,000 Attemd

Approximately 460,000 fans revel in "Music Heaven' at Jazz Fest


Jazz Fest 2015 concluded yesterday as one social media fan appropriately calling it "Music Heaven."  According to a Jazz Fest release, about 460,000 fans in total gathered over the two weekends to be a part of the 46th edition of Jazz Fest.  Read more...

 
Plan Stalled

Jindal tax plan temporarily stalls, but revived within hours


A key piece of Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal to balance next year's budget sputtered briefly in the House tax committee, which initially rejected the tax plan Monday only to revive it within hours and pass it.  Read more...

 
Cannot Sue

5th Circuit: 3 Mexican states cannot sue over 2010 spill


A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling that three Mexican states cannot sue BP and other companies over damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  The ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal upholds a 2013 district court ruling.  Read more...

 
Arraignment

Former North Shore D.A., son, plead not guilty


Former St. Tammany and Washington Parish District Attorney Walter Reed and his son Stephen pleaded not guilty Monday federal charges of mail and wire fraud and tax evasion. Read more...
Baby's Body

Baby's body found in trash compactor in Slidell


Slidell police are investigating after a baby's body was found in a trash compactor in an apartment complex. Read more...
Expansion Plan

Financing plan for Medicaid expansion wins committee support


Lawmakers have repeatedly refused to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program, siding with Gov. Bobby Jindal. But they've started advancing a proposal that would help pay for an expansion if Louisiana's next governor has any interest.  Read more...

 
Fest Rests

Despite the crowds, Jazz Fest goers mostly seem pleased


Even though massive crowds could make getting around the Fairgrounds an arduous endeavor this weekend, most Jazz Fest attendees appeared to leave the event satisfied and happy. Read more...
Diversion Fight

Fight over river diversion ratchets up


Saying there is a need to counter misinformation being spread about river diversions as a means to restore coastal wetlands, proponents of the method ran a full-page ad in a number of Louisiana publications Sunday. Read more...
Arraignment

Former North Shore D.A. to be arraigned today


Former St. Tammany and Washington Parish District Attorney Walter Reed today pleads not guilty to federal charges of mail and wire fraud and tax evasion. Read more...
Too Crowded?

Is Jazz Fest too crowded?


Sunday, Jazz Fest closed out another year.  After some rain the first weekend, the last four days brought out great weather and even greater crowds. Read more...
Get Started

New Orleans is 14th best city to start a business


Yet another accolade for the Crescent City...and this one has nothing to do with food or fun. Michael Hecht, President and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc., says a study by personal finance website, WalletHub, is serious business.  Read more...
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Benson Case

Will the Benson court proceeding be sealed from the public?


If the legal team representing Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson get their way, the public and the press will be banned from the courtroom proceedings involving Tom Benson and the legal battle between with his family over ownership rights to the teams. Read more...

Saints make more roster moves


New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Monday that 13 undrafted rookie free agents have agreed to terms on three-year contracts with the team following the conclusion of the NFL Draft. Read More

Post-draft, Saints start releasing veteran players


The Saints have the draft in the books, and are already parting ways with some veterans on the roster.  According to a league source, the Saints have released LB Kyle Knox after a nine-member draft class saw six selections (including 3 linebackers) on defense. Read More

Sources also says the Saints are releasing

Kristian: A surface review of the 2015 Saints draft class


While I don’t get into the grading of the draft until a full season with that class has been played, I will tell you what I like about this class on the surface.  The Saints didn’t have flashy picks. There wasn’t a lot of sizzle to this class, but there was plenty to like and a few things to dislike. Read More

Mayweather wins anticipated fight vs. Pacquiao


 Floyd Mayweather Jr. was money once again in the richest fight ever. Mayweather used his reach and his jab Saturday night to frustrate Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in their welterweight title bout. Read more...

T-Bob: Saints fans should be extremely excited about Davis Tull


With the 148th pick the Saints chose outside linebacker Davis Tull out of UT-Chatanooga and if there is one guy that was chosen today that Saints fans should get excited about it is Tull. Read More

American Pharoah wins 141st Kentucky Derby


American Pharoah has won the 141st Kentucky Derby before a record-setting crowd at Churchill Downs. Victor Espinoza was aboard for his second straight Derby win, and third overall. Read More

Resident pros: Saints are not rebuilding - they are reloading!


The 2015 NFL Draft is in the books, and after three days of analysis and inspection, WWL's resident pros are all on the same page - the Saints are set for a great year, but it's up to the Who Dat Nation to hold their feet to the fire. Read More

Saints use draft to double down on defense


The Saints took not one, not two, but three defenders in the 5th round.  They stood pat with their original two picks and then traded back into the end of the 5th to take one more. I love what the Saints did in this round.  By the 5th round, you're not going to get any immediate impact guys. Read More

Saints use final pick on Missouri RB Marcus Murphy


The Saints wrapped up their 2015 draft class by selecting Missouri RB Marcus Murphy.  He is 5-9, 198 pounds and totaled 5,112 all-purpose yards and 25 touchdowns in his college career. Read More
 
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