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Frost Sunday?

Cold air pushing in, bringing frost to Louisiana

It looks like the coldest weather, so far, this fall will hit Louisiana this weekend.  CS Ross, with the National Weather Service, says a cold front is moving through the Bayou State today. "Ushering in a much cooler air mass for this weekend.  Read more...
Voodoo Music

Voodoo Music + Arts festival at City Park

Halloween weekend means the Voodoo music festival in New Orleans City Park. The annual celebration of alternative, hip-hop, metal and electronic music runs through Sunday. Read more...
Sen. Election

UNO Poll: Cassidy wins runoff next month over Landrieu

A new poll on the US Senate race conducted by the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center shows 21-percent of the voters are undecided heading into the November 4th election on Tuesday.  Read more...
Porn Arrest

Slidell man arrested for distributing child pornography

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a Slidell man has been arrested and charged with 25 counts of distributing pornography involving juveniles.  Read more...
Health Care Act

5th Circuit to hear challenge to health act

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has scheduled December arguments on a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care act.  Read more...
Children Killed

Two Beaux Bridge children killed while walking to school

State Police say two children died and a third was seriously injured when they were struck by a pickup while walking to school. Trooper Jared Sandifer says the accident happened around 8 a.m. Thursday on Martin Street in Beaux Bridge.  Read more...
Rape Case

Cops: Woman raped small child, had sex with dog

A Jefferson Parish woman is in jail for allegedly raping a little boy and having sex with a dog.  Authorities say they have strong evidence in the case. The sheriff's office confirms deputies have arrested 26-year-old Angeline Lodice... Read more

Mystery shrimp in New Orleans?

An advocacy group says consumers can't be sure what kind of shrimp they're buying if they simply look at the label or menu at supermarkets, grocers and restaurants across the nation. Read more...
Ebola Fears

Ebola fears infect Louisiana medical conference

Ebola fears have infected a medical conference on the subject. Louisiana state health officials told thousands of doctors planning to attend a tropical diseases meeting this weekend in New Orleans to stay away ... Read more

Jindal administration accused of destroying records

Secretary of State Tom Schedler says Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration may have improperly destroyed records in the state employee health insurance program, in the middle of a heavily-criticized rewrite of benefit plans. Read more ...

Keys to Win

Keys to Saints victory should be obvious, says Who Dat Nation

The Saints play their second-straight prime-time game tonight, their first meeting with division rival the Carolina Panthers. What do citizens of the Who Dat Nation think the Saints need to do to get their first road victory of the season? Read more...
Much Cooler

Cooler weather on tap for trick or treaters, weekend

A cold front has pushed out the muggy air and highs in the 80's, leaving cool and crisp conditions.  "The weather could not be more beautiful," according to WWL TV Meteorologist Laura Buchtel.  "Mid 70's for highs, evening temps in the 60's."  Read more...
Saints Dining

Many Saints fans dine out to watch the game

When the Saints play the Panthers tonight many fans will be at home on the couch eating comfort food and snacks. For others it's a night to watch the game out, in a restaurant or sports bar. How good is the restaurant business when the Saints play? Read more...
Parade Time

Halloween trick has the Saints competing with a New Orleans treat

New Orleans' official Halloween parade rolls through the CBD tonight. But, the Krewe of Boo has scheduled a somewhat scary date for its fright night celebration. The 13-float parade kicks off at 6:30, just an hour before the Saints game kicks off in Charlotte.  Read more...
Shrimp Fraud

Survey: Shrimp in US rife with murky labeling

Consumers around the nation can't be sure what kind of shrimp they're buying if they simply look at the label or menu at supermarkets, grocers and restaurants, an advocacy group says.
Oceana did a DNA-based survey of shrimp... Read more
Peralta Trial

Change of venue granted for Peralta case

A judge in St. Bernard granted a request Wednesday for a change of venue in the sexual battery case involving Parish President David Peralta.  Read more...
School Ruling

Ruling expected Friday in Louisiana charter schools lawsuit

A state district judge says he will rule Friday on whether he'll issue a preliminary injunction to keep some charter schools from getting $60 million under Louisiana's public school financing formula.  Read more...

Federal official: some extra security will be visible, some won't

Federal officials say there will be enhanced security -- some of it visible, some of it more clandestine -- at federal offices around the country. Read more...
Cavity Searches

Prisoner says state conducts illegal body searches

Lawyers for a Louisiana prison inmate whose conviction in the 1972 death of a guard was overturned say he has been subjected to illegal "body cavity searches" while he awaits the next step in his prosecution. Read more ...

Tammany Trace

Tammany Trace celebrates 20th anniversary

The Tammany Trace -- the popular paved cycling and hiking path that follows a narrow, asphalt ribbon through St. Tammany Parish -- will celebrate its 20th anniversary this weekend with a two-day festival. Read more ...

Mourn or Work?

When to return to work after losing a loved one?

LSU Head Coach Les Miles lost his mother last Friday, then on Saturday went back to work as the Tigers battled Ole Miss. Unusual circumstances?  Indeed, but when should you or I return to work after a loved one dies?   Read more...
Pumping Up?

Bobby Jindal beefing up?

Is Bobby Jindal pumping up for a presidential run? We're not talking about his campaign war chest or his political bona fides, we're talking about him! Read more...

Cause of building collapse may remain a mystery

The director of the Vieux Carre Commission says what led to the collapse of a 200-year-old French Quarter building likely will remain a mystery. Lary Hesdorffer says several factors probably contributed to the collapse... Read more
Gas $

Gas prices drop to four year low

According to the American Automobile Association, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Louisiana is the lowest it's been in four years.  The Bayou State's average price has fallen to $2.88 per gallon. In New Orleans, it's even lower.  Read more...
Last Debate

Final televised US Senate debate tonight

Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu will face off with Republican challengers Congressman Bill Cassidy and retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness in a televised US Senate debate tonight. Read more...
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Steve: Joe Morgan suspended by the Saints

Sean Payton announced after today’s practice that wide receiver Joe Morgan was placed on the reserve / suspended list.  Coach gave no further details. Morgan’s response on twitter to the news pretty much sums it up all for Saints fans as well... Read More

5 things learned from Saints' 28-10 win in Carolina

While much of the talk was about whether New Orleans could win a big game - or any game, for that matter - on the road, the conversation in the Saints' locker room was about something completely different. Revenge.  Read more...

Steve: Sit Em or Start Em? Fantasy football, week nine

Sit Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. How could I have Big Ben on my sit list after last week’s historic performance?  Well, that was last week and now Pittsburg faces a Baltimore defense that has kept him in check. I’d look elsewhere for my starting QB. Read More

Keys to Saints victory should be obvious, says Who Dat Nation

The Saints play their second-straight prime-time game tonight, their first meeting with division rival the Carolina Panthers. What do citizens of the Who Dat Nation think the Saints need to do to get their first road victory of the season? Read more...

Saints, Panthers square off for NFC South lead

 Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints have to find a way to win on the road if they plan to take over first place in the NFC South. That's something they haven't been able to do this season. The Saints are 3-0 at home but 0-4 away from the Superdome... Read more

Bobby: Saints brought a butt-whoopin to Carolina

The Saints are in first place in the NFC South after a badly-needed road win against the Carolina Panthers, and the Cajun Cannon was very encouraged with the win and the added momentum after the win against Green Bay. Read More

T-Bob: A primer on the new college playoff system

The College Football Playoff Selection committee released their first team rankings yesterday and while the reaction hasn’t been wholly positive I believe that the majority of fans are pleased with the committee’s initial findings.  In case you don’t know I will give you a very general, very brief overview as to how the new College Playoff system works. Read More

Steve: Know Your Enemy, week nine - Carolina

My advice as your NFL stock broker is to buy shares of the Black & Gold now!  The team we saw Sunday dismantling the Packers is more of what I thought the Saints would look like this year. The question is now can they sustain that kind of play on the road this week in Carolina on Thursday night football? Read More

Davis, Anderson lead Pelicans over Magic in opener

A healthy Pelicans team is a dangerous one. Just ask the Orlando Magic following Tuesday's season opener in New Orleans. Anthony Davis fell one block shy of a triple-double and Ryan Anderson scored 22 points off the bench... Read more

Kristian: Morgan suspended, Saints looking to solve road woes

Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan has been placed on the reserve/suspended list by the New Orleans Saints. Morgan played in the first game against the Atlanta Falcons but has been inactive for each game since. Read More
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