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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...


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...

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...
La. Voters

Voters around Louisiana OK 49 taxes, nix 10

Voters in 28 parishes around Louisiana considered nearly 60 tax measures, and the vast majority passed. New or renewed taxes include one for libraries in New Orleans, a $175 service charge for a Bastrop fire protection district, and four for Rapides Parish schools. Read more...

Fatal Shooting

New Orleans Police investigating New Orleans East murder

The NOPD is investigating a fatal shooting that claimed the life of a 45-year-old man. The victim was discovered inside of his residence located in the 7800 block of Chef Menteur Highway around 11:15 a.m.  Read more...

At Odds

Analysis: Jindal at odds with business after years as allies

Gov. Bobby Jindal spent the first seven years of his terms in office giving millions of dollars in tax breaks and subsidies to attract businesses to Louisiana, touting those efforts around the country as fueling job creation and an economic development boom.  Read more...

Sunday Murder

Sunday shooting death in N.O. East

New Orleans Police are investigating a fatal shooting in New Orleans East. Officer Frank Robertson says it happened in the 7800 block of Chef Menteur Highway, before noon Sunday.  Read more...
Jazz Fest

What to see on closing day of New Orleans' Jazz Fest

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is wrapping up its last of seven days of music, food and culture. The festival Sunday features nearly 60 musical acts performing on 10 stages.  Read more...
Sunday Shooting

French Quarter Shooting

New Orleans Police say a 28-year-old man was shot in the French Quarter early Sunday morning. According to police, the shooting occurred about 1:30 a.m., near the intersection of Bienville and Decatur streets.  Read more...

Lake Rescue

3-year-old rescued from Lake Ponchartrain

New Orleans Police say a 3-year-old girl was rescued from Lake Pontchartrain Saturday night after falling in the water.  Read more...
School Change

Historic change in governance for a New Orleans school

Symbolically, it's one of the most important things to happen to public education in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina hit nearly 10 years ago. And, if it goes smoothly, hardly anyone should notice.  Read more...
Shooting Death

Central City shooting becomes a fatality

The victim of a Saturday morning shooting in Central City died Saturday night. The unidentified 36-year-old male was shot in 1900 block of Sixth Street just after 7 a.m. Saturday.  Read more...
Election Day

Tax proposals dominate New Orleans area ballots Saturday

New Orleans-area voters are headed to the polls today to decide on an array of tax proposals. Orleans Parish residents will vote on tax proposals for libraries and the parish jail. A number of issues are on other area ballots. Read more...
Carnival Theft

Vintage Mardi Gras pieces missing from Tulane collection

A collector and dealer says hundreds of vintage Mardi Gras badges, invitations and other memorabilia are missing from a Tulane University collection. Rafael Monzon says they could, as a group, be worth $250,000 or more.  Read more...
Paternity Test

La'el Collins to take paternity test, meet with police next week

Baton Rouge Police say the infant child of murder victim Brittney Mills has died. It is reported that former LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins plans to take a paternity test to learn if he was the father of the child.  Read more...
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Roster Moves

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

Saints trade up for Georgia CB Damian Swann

The Saints opted to ship this year's 6th round draft pick as well as a 2016 6th rounder to the Washington Redskins of the 167th overall pick in round 5.  The Black and Gold used that selection to select Georgia CB Damian Swann. Read More
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