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New Orleans area man being monitored for signs of Ebola


State health officials say they are monitoring a New Orleans area man for signs of the deadly Ebola virus.  Read more...
 
Orpheus

Dierks Bentley headlines Orpheus


The Krewe of Orpheus says country music star Dierks Bentley will ride in the krewe's parade on Lundi Gras night and headline the 2015 Orpheuscapade. "With over five million albums sold, 11 GRAMMY nominations, membership in the Grand Ole Opry... Read more
Purse Snatching

VIDEO: NOPD seeks FQ purse snatcher


New Orleans Police officers are asking for the public's help in identifying a purse snatcher and accomplice. The crime happened Monday in the French Quarter, near Bourbon and Gov. Nicholls. Read more...
No Party

More Louisiana voters pick ''no party''


There are 2.9 million people registered to vote in the November fourth election. There's about 93,000 more voters who are registered as "no party" than six years ago when Senator Mary Landrieu defeated republican John Kennedy.  Read more...
Schools Closed

3 New Orleans-area Catholic schools to close


The Archdiocese of New Orleans says three of its schools will close at the end of the current school year: Holy Ghost in New Orleans, St. Agnes in Jefferson and Our Lady of Grace in Reserve. The reason given was low enrollment.  Read more...
Teacher Sex

Arraignment of Destrehan teacher delayed


The arraignment of a former Destrehan High School teacher at the center of sex allegations involving a 16-year-old student has been pushed back to next month. 32-year-old Shelley Dufresne (right) was set to be arraigned today... Read more
Up, Up and Away

Air fares are taking off


If you're planning to fly for the holidays this year, prepare to go a little deeper into your wallet. According to travel web siteExpedia.com, Thanksgiving fares are up 17 percent from last year. Christmas bookings have gone up two percent. Read more...
Teacher Scores

92% of Louisiana teachers receive effective grade


The Louisiana Department of Education has released a report on the evaluation of public school teachers.  It shows 92% of teachers received an "effective" grade. Superintendent John White says while we should be proud of teachers reaching that achievement... Read more
Solar Eclipse

Partial solar eclipse will take place this evening


A partial solar eclipse will take place today as the new moon will obscure part of the sun. Louisiana Tech Astronomer Lee Sawyer says we should be able to see the maximum point of eclipse in The Bayou State before the sun goes down today.  Read more...
Lawn Mower DWI

Man on lawn mower booked with 3rd-offense DWI


Authorities say a 67-year-old Boyce man eluded a Rapides Parish sheriff's deputy by driving his lawnmower down a trail off La. Highway 121, but later was arrested on several charges. A deputy spotted Ralph Rufus Carroll driving his red riding lawnmower down the middle of the highway... Read more
Not Married

More couples having babies but not getting married


More Millennials seem to be having kids, and waiting on marriage according to research by the group Child Trends. For the generation under age 35, nearly half of all births are now outside marriage.  Read more...
Lakeview Murder

Murder in Lakeview


New Orleans Police are investigating a murder in Lakeview.  They were called to an address on Pontchartrain Blvd. near Harrison Ave. to check on a man.  Read more...
Arrest

A violent motorcycle theft in Arabi


St. Bernard Deputies arrested a 21-year-old New Orleans man for a violent motorcycle theft and the victim is described as an 18 year old woman. Read more...
Collapse

French Quarter building collapses


A French Quarter building that partly collapsed on Royal Street Tuesday afternoon gave way even more today, sending a cloud of dust billowing into the Vieux Carre. Read more...
Gas $

Price at the pump falling


Louisianians are seeing big price drops at the gas pump. The average price for a gallon of regular gas has fallen to under three dollars a gallon in the Bayou State. Read more...
Stay Healthy

Staying healthy during this cold and flu season


It's the cold and flu season and nobody wants to come down with a nasty seasonal bug. But what can we do to minimize our chances of getting sick? Read more...
For President?

Jindal says running for president is his only political future


Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's standard line when asked about higher office has always been "I have the job I want." But now that's been amended to include that the only other job he would want is President of the United States. Read more...
Negative Ads

Sick of the negative ads for the November 4 election yet?


With early voting for the November 4 election underway, there is sure to be a lot more negative campaign ads coming our way. But are voters tiring of all the negative campaigning? Read more...
Record Jobs

Louisiana job numbers continue to break records


The Louisiana Workforce Commission says we're getting closer and closer to the 2 million mark when it comes to the number of people who have jobs here. LWC Executive Director Curt Eysink says non-farm employment grew by 33,100 jobs over the year ending September 30th... Read more
Missing Man

Man missing after leaving caretaker's home in wheelchair


The NOPD wants help finding 72-year-old Larry Lloyd. Police say he was last seen on Tuesday leaving a home in the 4900 block of Sandalwood Drive in New Orleans East. "Around 7:00 p.m., Lloyd was last seen leaving his caretaker's home in a wheelchair.  Read more...
Found Safe

UPDATE: Missing Marigny woman found


UPDATED 11:15 a.m.
New Orleans Police say Nicole Avila has been located and is in good health.  Read more...
School Scores

La. releases school performance scores


What state officials term steady, if modest, progress in public school students' overall test scores and graduation rates resulted in a small increase in the number of schools earning an A in the state's accountability program... Read more
$2.7 Million

Churchill Downs to put $2.7M into Fair Grounds


The Louisiana Racing Commission has ordered Churchill Downs Inc. to put $2.7 million back into the purse structure for the Fair Grounds' upcoming thoroughbred meet. Churchill Downs said it withheld the money from the purses... Read more
Average Poll

Is Maness hurting Cassidy in the Senate race?


There are several new polls out on the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana, including one that combines a several together for an average. Real Clear Politics found Mary Landrieu ahead with 38 percent, then Bill Cassidy with 36 percent and Rob Maness at nine percent. Read more...
Fear-mongering?

Mary Landrieu accuses GOP of 'fear mongering' on Ebola


U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says Republicans are intentionally drumming up fear about Ebola. GOP officials say the Democratic senator isn't putting enough pressure on the Obama administration to address the public health concerns. Read more...
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QB to QB

QB to QB: Brees looking forward to playing with pride at home in the Dome


Saints QB Drew Brees had his weekly visit with our QB Bobby Hebert on Sports Talk.  Drew talked to Bobby and Kristian about losing a heartbreaker on the road in Detriot, and how the Saints can pull together and make sure they win Sunday night against the Packers at home in the Dome. Read More

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


Sit Falcons QB Matt Ryan. Ryan hasn't thrown for more than one touchdown in a game since Week 4, and the Falcons now have to take on the Lions pass rush.  Detroit is allowing the fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks this season and the ATL’s O-line is abysmal. Read More

Kristian: Saints need best game of year to beat Packers


The Saints have looked dominant in spurts this season but for the most part largely inconsistent.  Internally the team isn’t pointing fingers, but the fans and media are starting to question the play at quarterback with Drew Brees. Read More

AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal


A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension.  Read more...

T-Bob: Here's how we shut down Ole Miss


QB is the single most important position on the field which makes this Saturday’s matchup all the more worrying for LSU fans.  If you have watched the last couple LSU vs Ole Miss games than you already know just how good Bo Wallace can be. Read More

Steve: Know Your Enemy, week eight - Green Bay


The Saints face off against another NFC North opponent this week but this time it’s at home in the Superdome and in primetime on Sunday Night Football.  Halloween isn’t till next week, but a very scary Green Bay Packers team is headed to New Orleans. Read More

WWL NFL Podcast with T-Bob and Seth, episode 5


On this week's edition of the WWL NFL Podcast, we talk midseason NFL QB rankings as we attempt to break up the 43 quarterbacks who have started into one of six different tiers. Read More

LSU's offensive line has found its groove


The college football season is a long one, and perceptions can change in an instant. LSU’s offensive line was projected to be one of the best in the nation heading into the season, but just a couple weeks ago it was maligned... Read more

Kristian: "Continued progress team will be all right"


The Saints couldn’t finish the deal against the Detroit Lions resulting in yet another road loss 24-23 in Ford Field.  Sean Payton expressed frustration: “It was a difficult loss especially the way most of that game was played." Read More

5 things learned from the Saints' loss in Detroit


The Detroit Lions needed a spectacular catch-and-run by Golden Tate and an interception from Glover Quin to overtake the New Orleans Saints 24-23 on Sunday. The Lions (5-2) trailed 23-10 before Matthew Stafford threw two scoring passes in the final 3:38... Read more
 
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