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New secretary in place at state veterans affairs agency

Gov. Bobby Jindal's veterans affairs secretary has abruptly resigned, amid an investigation from the inspector general's office.  Without explanation, Jindal's office announced Thursday that David LaCerte had left the position he's held since June 2014, ...Read more
West Nile

Louisiana: 55 West Nile cases this year, 4 deaths

Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals says one newly reported case of West Nile virus and two additional deaths from the disease have been reported this week.  That brings the total number of cases to 55 and the number of deaths to four.  Read more...
Shooting Arrest

Suspect Arrested in Connection with Triple Shooting

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives, U.S. Marshals’ Fugitive Task Force, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Homeland Security, and Kenner Police Department arrested 28 year old Derrence Greenup of Reserve, without incident near the airport in Kenner, ...Read more
Three Killed

Three dead, four injured in pipeline explosion in Gibson

Company officials confirm there was a pipeline explosion this morning at the Gibson Williams Gas Plant in Terrebonne Parish that killed 3, and four others.  Authorities were prompted to advise nearby residents to remain inside their homes. Read more...

What Now?

What does McCarthy's surprise mean for Scalise?

Republican Congressman Steve Scalise was all set to make a play for the number two position in the House of Representatives, but kind of got the rug pulled out from under him. Read more...
TV Ad Money

TV ad spending in Louisiana election at $9.4M and rising

Spending on TV advertising for Louisiana's Oct. 24 election has reached nearly $9.4 million, with the governor's race pumping most of the money into the television spots.  Read more...
Death Sentence

Life sentence for man in death of Terrytown woman

A 31-year-old man has been given a life sentence in the 2014 slaying of a Larose woman. Emilio Calderon, a Honduran who was living in Larose, was sentenced Wednesday in Gretna. He was convicted on Sept. 24 of second-degree murder and first-degree feticide.  Read more...
Prudhomme Dies

Chef Paul Prudhomme dead at 75

Famous, New Orleans Chef Paul Prudhomme has died at the age of 75. His restaurant K-Paul's said he died after a battle with a brief illness. His website says, "Chef Paul Prudhomme has propelled the distinctive cuisine of his native Louisiana... Read more

Former official accused of impersonating an officer

Livingston Parish officials have arrested the former East Baton Rouge Parish registrar of voters on charges of impersonating a law enforcement officer and drug possession. Read more...
Phone Scam

JPSO warns of phone scammers pretending to be deputies

Someone is pretending to be a Jefferson Parish deputy sheriff and trying to con people out of their money, the sheriff's office reported today. Read more...
Anyone Care?

With early voting coming, are voters interested?

With the October 24 elections just over two weeks away, and early voting strating Saturday, voters seem to be uninterested. Read more...
Help Coming

Louisiana emergency personnel head to South Carolina

The Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is sending personnel to South Carolina in response to the devastating floods impacting the state.  Director Kevin Davis says South Carolina sent his office a request for... Read more
Away From Home

Baton Rouge, LSU prepare for unexpected weekend guests

Any good Southern host should be able to pull off welcoming guests on short notice. LSU and Baton Rouge expect to be no different, as they prepare to welcome unexpected guests at of this weekend's "away" game against the University of South Carolina. Read more...
Just for Women

Grad student designs life vest for women

Why aren't life jackets made to be comfortable for women?  University of Louisiana industrial design graduate student Kate Brown decided to take an alternative route for her senior thesis project. Brown entered the Innovations in Life Jacket Design Competition where she... Read more
Kenner Murder

Murder in Kenner, 42-year-old man killed

Kenner Cops are looking for a killer.  Lieutenant Brian McGregor says there was a murder last night.  "At 11:15 p.m., the Kenner Police Department responded to the 900 block of 27th Street, Kenner, in reference to a shooting... Read more
Three Debate

Governor candidates talk budget, taxes, without David Vitter

With one of their major rivals absent, three candidates vying to be Louisiana's next governor talked on Wednesday night about the tax plans they would consider to end cycles of budget woes in the state.  Read more...


Planned Parenthood challenges new Medicaid removal effort

Planned Parenthood is contesting the new approach Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has taken to remove it from Louisiana's Medicaid program.  The organization amended a previously filed lawsuit in federal court Wednesday ...Read more
Father To Blame

Jindal criticizes Oregon college gunman's father

In a blog post following the mass shooting at an Oregon community college, Governor Bobby Jindal says the gunman's father is partly to blame for the deadly incident.  Jindal says the killer's father was never in his son's life and failed to raise his son.  Read more...

Lagniappe Game

LSU Athletic Director, Joe Alleva calls it a 'lagniappe game' for Tiger fans

LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva, at a news conference today, spoke of the logistics of this Saturday's game between LSU and South Carolina, which is set for 2:30 p.m. at Tiger Stadium. Read more...  

Latest Debate

Governor candidates to debate on TV without David Vitter

Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter defended his planned absence in the latest TV debate in the Louisiana governor's race, saying his work in Washington is the culprit.  Vitter's three major rivals in the Oct. 24 election, ...Read more

LSU - South Carolina kickoff at 2:30 Saturday

LSU confirms that Saturday's football game with South Carolina in Tiger Stadium will kickoff at 2:30pm.   Read more...
Road Projects

New Orleans street report offers peek at future projects

The New Orleans Public Works Department has more than $150 million of road construction in progress and expects to complete $80 million worth of projects in its capital program by year's end.  Read more...

Outlook on fight against armed robberies "less optimistic"

There has been a lot of attention on armed robberies in New Orleans lately, but what do the numbers say?  News reports, social media postings, casual conversations... everywhere you turn there are fears expressed over the recent rash of armed robberies.  Read more...
Gov. Debate

Governor candidates to debate on TV without David Vitter

Three of the major contenders in the Louisiana governor's race are gearing up for another debate, this one without Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter. Read more...
Not Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras under attack

Mardi Gras has taken more than it's share of criticism over the years and it's happened again in an editorial from a news web site in Toronto. Read more...
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New Punter

Kristian: With Morstead hurt, Saints sign P Brandon Fields

With Thomas Morstead battling a quad injury, the Saints have signed veteran punter Brandon Fields to the roster. Fields' agent tweeted an announcement out Tuesday afternoon. Read More

Steve: It seems to be 'Always Sunny in Philadelphia' for Saints

We are entering the 2nd quarter of the NFL season this Sunday and the Saints hit the road again and will head up north to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles.  Both ball clubs find themselves in a worse position then many projected as the two teams... Read more

Kristian O-line could be thin against Eagles

  The Saints continue to gear up for the Eagles Sunday in Philly.  The Black & Gold defense is preparing for Chip Kelly’s up tempo offense. Read More

Payton says Eagles create Saints substitution problems

While the Saints defense is currently ranked 24th in the NFL out of 32 teams, the unit is getting healthier and has seemed to shown improvement every week.  The Fleur Di Lis D goes on the road to take on an Eagles team that may also own an identical 1-3 record but has some... Read more

LSU - S. Carolina on ESPN

ESPN had decided to broadcast Saturday's football game in Baton Rouge between the Tigers and the Gamecocks.  "ESPN will televise the LSU-South Carolina game on Saturday in Tiger Stadium, the Southeastern Conference and the... Read more

Baton Rouge, LSU prepare for unexpected weekend guests

Any good Southern host should be able to pull off welcoming guests on short notice. LSU and Baton Rouge expect to be no different, as they prepare to welcome unexpected guests at of this weekend's "away" game against the University of South Carolina. Read more...

WWL NFL Podcast, October 7

On this week's edition of the WWL NFL Podcast, the guys welcome in Double Coverage producer Tim Zimmer to create a three headed monster of NFL knowledge. Read More

Brees talks arm strength, Eagles game in WWL exclusive

Drew Brees phoned into WWL Wednesday for his weekly “QB To QB” segment with Bobby Hebert, and first and foremost, he spoke about the Saints’ dramatic overtime win over Dallas Sunday night. Read More

Deke's NFL Top Ten, week five

Here's my Top Ten teams in the NFL for week five! Read More

Kristian: Brees left off Saints injury report

Well, we're no longer on "Brees Watch!"  Saints QB Drew Brees said he is no longer on the injury report with a bruised rotator cuff. Read More
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