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Tulane long snapper 1st legally blind player in a D-I game

Tulane long snapper Aaron Golub became the first legally blind person to play in a Division I football game on Saturday, according to the school. Read more...
Tigers Win!

Fournette rushes over 200, but passing game struggles in 44-22 win

LSU running back Leonard Fournette became the first back in SEC history on Saturday night to rush for over 200 yards in three consecutive games. Read more...

Bridge City man wanted on charges of raping a teenage girl

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's investigators are asking for help in finding 36-year-old Trevor Clifton, last seen fleeing his last known address in Bridge City Friday morning. Read more...
Statue Poll

Poll shows a majority oppose removing New Orleans Confederate monuments

According to a poll, paid for in part by WWL-TV, a majority of Louisiana residents, statewide and in metro New Orleans, oppose the removal or renaming of memorials and monuments to Confederate leaders,  Read more...

BP settlement in 2010 oil spill moves closer to approval

Details will be known soon in an $18 billion settlement agreement announced in July to resolve years of legal fighting over damage done by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Justice Department says the agreement will be filed Monday.  Read more...
Gun Pledges

U.S. attorney plans program discouraging student gun violence

New Orleans-based U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite is among law enforcement officials planning to meet with students from around southeast Louisiana in a program aimed at discouraging gun violence.  Read more...
Jobless Claims

Louisiana unemployment insurance claims rise

First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Sept. 26 increased from the previous week's total.  Read more...
Guilty Plea

Ex-Zulu queen pleads guilty in Medicare fraud scheme

A New Orleans businesswoman who once served as queen of the historic Zulu organization pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in what prosecutors said was a fraud scheme that cost the Medicare program $30 million.  Read more...

Killer Caught

Convicted killer mistakenly released caught in Atlanta

Authorities in metro Atlanta have arrested a convicted killer who was mistakenly released from a Louisiana prison despite having decades more to serve.  Authorities arrested Benjuiel Johnson, 32, early Friday morning at a motel in the Atlanta suburb of Norcross, ...Read more
Best Governor?

Edwin Edwards ranks as best governor in recent poll

In a recent poll ranking Louisiana's six most recent governors, former four-term Governor Edwin Edwards came in at number one among respondents. 31-percent thought the "Cajun Prince" was the best governor, followed by former two-term Governor Mike Foster.  Read more...
Dem Chance

Democrat Edwards trying to break party slump in Louisiana

Democratic candidate for governor John Bel Edwards has surged in recent polls, raising hopes among Democrats that they might be able to reclaim the Louisiana governor's mansion.  Read more...
Student Arrest

Slidell student arrested on weapons charge

Slidell police arrested a 14-year-old Northshore High School student after he brought an "airsoft'' pistol and knife to school. Police say the student want to get back' at fellow students who papered his home as a prank.  Read more...
Added Patrols

State troopers start motorcycle patrols in Terrebonne and Lafourche

State troopers have introduced new motorcycle patrols along high-risk roadways in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes in a proactive effort to curb accidents.  Read more...

Domestic violence victim wins settlement after eviction

A New Orleans woman who was allegedly beaten by an ex-boyfriend faced an eviction notice because he was making noise and breaking things in her place. Read more...
Fire Plea

Mother of Alexandria girls who died in fire pleads guilty

The mother of 2-year-old twin sisters who died in a December 2014 house fire in Rapides Parish has pleaded guilty to two counts of negligent homicide. Andrea Aaron had been indicted on two counts of second-degree murder.  Read more...
Start Me Up

Payton: Saints plan on starting Brees

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton says the team plans on starting Drew Brees at quarterback Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys. Read more...
Gator Name

Audubon Aquarium: name-the-white-gator election

The Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans is holding a name-the-gator election for a rare white alligator that recently went on display, even though it was dubbed "Chompitoulas'' in 2009.  Read more...
Dorm Burglary

Cops: Victims at Dillard dorm knew burglars who beat them

Cops says the burglary reported at a dorm on the Dillard University campus was the result of an ongoing dispute between the suspects and victims.  "Detectives have learned that the victims and the perpetrators in the incident knew each other and were involved in some sort of dispute... Read more
Missing Mom

Northshore authorities looking for missing mother, want help

Cops are trying to find a missing mother who apparently ran out of gas in Maurepas in August.  The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for help locating 33-year old Stacy Renee Baham, who may also use the name Stacy Cook.  Read more...
Danziger Case

Feds seek to restore guilty verdicts for ex-New Orleans cops in Danziger case

Justice Department prosecutors are asking a federal appeals court again to reinstate guilty verdicts against five former New Orleans police officers on charges connected to deadly shootings that followed Hurricane Katrina. Read more...
Dorm Burglary

Dillard students report beating, burglary

Police are investigating a report that two college students were burglary victims on the campus of Dillard University.  Cops were called just before 1:00am this morning to 2601 Gentilly Blvd. "Two black males entered the victim's dorm room demanding their property... Read more
Fugitive Caught

Convicted killer accidentally released caught in Atlanta

A convicted killer who was accidentally released from prison following miscommunication and missing paperwork on the part of the Louisiana Department of Correction has been arrested in Atlanta. Read more...

Five more armed robberies in New Orleans

There were five more armed robberies in New Orleans Thursday night and Friday morning, continuing the string of hold ups across the city. The NOPD Major Offense Log shows the first armed robbery was at 9:43am.  Read more...
Gas Prices

Gas prices inching back up, but increase not expected to last long

Analysts have been telling us that gas prices would drop during the fall, but according to the American Automobile Association the statewide average price for a regular gallon of gasoline has gone up a few pennies over the week to $2.03. Read more...
Gov. Debate

LA Gov. candidates go at each other during televised debate

In last night's gubernatorial debate hosted by WDSU-TV in New Orleans , each of the four major candidates took shots at each other on a couple of different subjects. Read more...
If LSU drops in the polls after beating EMU 44-22, will it be justified?
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T Bob: LSU Reality Check Please

Saturday night was a much needed reality check for this LSU Tiger football team, their fan base and the media.  In a game week dominated by conversations about the Heisman Trophy; and whether or not Leonard Fournette should play his junior season... Read more

Tulane long snapper 1st legally blind player in a D-I game

Tulane long snapper Aaron Golub became the first legally blind person to play in a Division I football game on Saturday, according to the school. Read more...

Fournette rushes over 200, but passing game struggles in 44-22 win

LSU running back Leonard Fournette became the first back in SEC history on Saturday night to rush for over 200 yards in three consecutive games. Read more...

Deke: If the Saints lose Sunday night, their season is over

Well folks, this is it - if the Saints lose Sunday then the season is over.  Sure there will be 12 more games left on the schedule but there is no way the Saints will come back from that poor start and make the playoffs. Read More

Steve: Bama at Georgia headlines week 5 in SEC football

As we get past the one-third mark of the college football season, it's time to truly find out which teams in the Southeastern conference are going to be contenders for the conference championship. Let’s go “Inside the SEC” for Saturday October 3rd. Read More

LSU infielder Bryce Jordan out for rest of fall season

LSU's infield just got a little thinner. Coach Paul Mainieri says sophomore infielder/catcher Bryce Jordan will miss the remainder of fall ball after tearing his meniscus while playing catch Wednesday. Mainieri says the injury will require about six weeks.  Read more...

Kristian: Byrd, Brees, Lewis all probable for Sunday's Saints game

Last Friday, Saints coach Sean Payton announced Drew Brees would not play against the Carolina Panthers with an injured right shoulder - one week later, the message is different. "I think he's planning on it, and I think we're planning on starting him," Payton explained. Read More

Prep Preview: Unbeaten Church Point could raise profile vs Franklinton

Only one matchup in the entire state pits a pair of top 10 teams against each other, and it goes down tonight at Bear Stadium in Church Point as 3A's seventh-ranked Church Point Bears host the eighth-ranked team in 4A, the Franklinton Demons. Read More
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Jordan's Boot Report: Momentum and inertia in Louisiana CFB

This week’s word is... momentum.  Several Louisiana schools have found success on the football field in recent weeks, and we’ll see if they can carry it over to October.  A couple other teams appear to be stuck in a rut, and maybe a new month will bring new fortune. Read More

T-Bob: EMU will be a blowout; LSU fans should get back to basics

This Saturday’s game against Eastern Michigan promises to be one of the biggest blowouts in Tiger Stadium history. EMU is a team that currently ranks dead last - thats right, 127th out of 127 possible FBS teams, in rushing defense.  They are a squad that gave up over 500 rushing yards at Army last week. Read More
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