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Jobless Claims

Initial unemployment claims in Louisiana rise


First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Feb. 6 increased from the previous week's total.  Read more...
 
TOPS Money

Edwards: TOPS students will not have to pay tuition this year


Governor John Bel Edwards says TOPS students will not get a tuition bill this semester, despite money troubles with the popular taxpayer funded program. Edwards says if the state is unable to pay a TOPS recipient’s tuition, colleges will absorb... Read more
Threat Response

Kennedy calls WWL regarding Edwards' football threat


Gov. Edwards outlined dire consequences to Louisiana residents Thursday night, urging them to support tax hikes to close a massive budget gap. In his address, the governor warned of the possibility of no football season for the LSU Tigers this fall.  Read more...
Gulf Revenues

Edwards to Obama: Scrap offshore drilling money proposal


Gov. John Bel Edwards is asking President Barack Obama to drop his attempt to take offshore drilling money away from the Gulf Coast.  Read more...
 
Coast Suits

Latest suit over coastal damage adds to oil company woes


Cameron Parish in southwestern Louisiana has joined the list of those suing the oil and gas industry over damage to the state's badly eroding coast.  Read more...
 
Budget Battle

Dardenne: 2016-2017 fiscal year budget not pretty


The Governor's Executive Budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year will be presented to lawmakers Saturday...projected at around $2 billion dollars. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says they don't plan to sugarcoat the facts.  Read more...
 
TOPS Restored

Edwards says TOPS students will not have to pay tuition this year


Governor John Bel Edwards says TOPS students will not get a tuition bill this semester, despite money troubles with the popular taxpayer funded program.  Read more...
 
Tax Poll

Poll shows opposition to Governor Edwards' tax proposals


The Americans for Prosperity has released a poll that shows a majority of Louisiana residents oppose Governor John Bel Edwards' proposals to increase sales and personal income taxes to address the state's budget deficit.  Read more...
 
Ammo?

Gov. may have played into out-of-state recruiters' hands


Governor John Bel Edwards told Louisiana that college football could be in jeopardy if the state continues using cuts to universities as a means to balance the budget. That may have had unintended consequences. Read more...
No Football?

Could LSU football be cancelled next fall?


In a special televised address Governor John Bel Edwards said there is a possibility there will be no LSU football next fall unless legislators resolve the state’s budget deficit. Read more...
TOPS Restored

TOPS will resume next week


TOPS payments will resume next week, reversin an earlier announcement the agency made Thursday that placed a temporary halt on the payments. Read more...
Two Sides

Governor Edwards makes the case for higher taxes; Republicans disagree


Governor John Bel Edwards says colleges and hospitals will close and critical healthcare services will be eliminated if the state legislature does not approve higher taxes to help close a $940 million budget deficit this fiscal year.  Read more...
Slow Flu Year

Louisiana flu season is slow this year


Louisiana is experiencing one of its slowest flu seasons in several years. That’s according to Dr. Frank Welch, an influenza expert with the state department of health and hospitals. Welch says doctors are seeing very few flu cases.  Read more...

 
N.O. To Destin

Airline to begin flight service between New Orleans, Destin


A public charter airline will add a seasonal nonstop service from New Orleans to Destin, Florida.
New outlets report that GLO Airlines announced Thursday that the service from Louis Armstrong International Airport to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport ...Read more
Home Costs

Metro area housing costs climb in the last 12 months


Housing costs in the New Orleans metro area have increased steadily since Hurricane Katrina. But, the past year has seen the largest gains since 2005. That's according to the latest analysis by Wade Ragas, President of Real Property Associates, Inc.  Read more...
Child Killed

Jefferson Parish couple arrested in death of son


Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say the father and stepmother of a Waggaman teenager face a charge of second-degree murder in the wake of the boy's death. Coroner's Office Chief Investigator Mark Bone says 14-year-old Jalen Daniel died Monday from... Read more
Zika Cases

Two possible Zika cases in Louisiana


The State Department of Health and Hospitals is investigating two possible Zika cases in Louisiana. Dr. Frank Welch, with the Louisiana Office of Public Health, says officials learned of these two cases after the patients complained to their doctors.  Read more...

 
Gravity Study

Louisiana researchers help prove Einstein right


Louisiana Researchers have played a role in detecting gravitational waves, which Albert Einstein predicted would occur as part of his general theory of relativity.  Read more...
Budget Battle

Edwards proposes tax increases, revenue measures


Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards addressed state residents Thursday evening, to discuss Louisiana's historic budget deficit.  Read more...

 
TOPS Stopped

TOPS payments stalled because of La. budget uncertainty


Payments to Louisiana's colleges from the TOPS free college tuition program have been put on hold, because of uncertainties about the state's budget. Read more...
 
Lawsuit Flap

Landry drops 'Common Core' fight with Edwards


Attorney General Jeff Landry has dropped his fight with Gov. John Bel Edwards over a lawsuit against federal education officials.  Read more...
 
Teen Carjacking

Police: 4 teens arrested in carjacking of 77-year-old woman


New Orleans police say four teenagers have been arrested in connection with a carjacking of a 77-year-old woman in eastern New Orleans.  Read more...
 
Lawsuit

Edwards asks court to drop Jindal lawsuit, reject Landry


Gov. Edwards has formally asked an appeals court to drop the lawsuit former Gov. Jindal filed against federal officials over the Common Core education standards. Edwards also asked the court to reject Attorney General Jeff Landry's move to keep the suit alive.  Read more...
Sheriff Resigns

Waguespack resigns as Assumption Parish sheriff


After serving four terms in office, Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack has called it quits. Waguespack announced his resignation Wednesday, effective immediately.  Read more...
 

 
 
2 Zika Cases

Two possible cases of the Zika virus in Louisiana


Two cases of Zika virus are being investigated by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals in the state.  DHH did not the location of those cases, however.  DHH said the two suspected cases are from people ...Read more
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Ammo?

Gov. may have played into out-of-state recruiters' hands


Governor John Bel Edwards told Louisiana that college football could be in jeopardy if the state continues using cuts to universities as a means to balance the budget. That may have had unintended consequences. Read more...

Could LSU football be cancelled next fall?


In a special televised address Governor John Bel Edwards said there is a possibility there will be no LSU football next fall unless legislators resolve the state’s budget deficit. Read more...

Thunder beat Pelicans; teams mourn Ingrid Williams' death


Russell Westbrook just missed a triple-double, and the Thunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans 121-95 on Thursday night, a day after Thunder assistant and former Pelicans head coach Monty Williams' wife died.  Read more...

 

Saints restructure LB Dannell Ellerbe's contract


​The Saints continue moving money around ahead of the start of the league year on March 9th.  The Saints restructured LB Dannell Ellerbe's contract, dropping his base salary to $1.8 million dollars this season, according to a league source. Read More

Pete Maravich statue to be erected on LSU campus


A statue honoring the late Pete Maravich has been approved by the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame Committee. The legendary athlete is still college basketball's all-time leading scorer at 3,667 points.  Read more...

Saints release Jahri Evans; Hawthorne and Humber too


According to a league source, the Saints have released veteran offensive lineman Jahri Evans, LB's David Hawthorne, and Ramon Humber. Read More

Bronco fans celebrate Super Bowl win in Denver streets


There were some arrests in Denver after the Bronco's defeated the Carolina Panthers in Sunday's Super Bowl 50.  Scores of Bronco fans gathered downtown for impromptu partying, and the crowd became unruly at times.  Read more...
 
 

Broncos linebacker Von Miller earns Super Bowl MVP honors


Linebacker Von Miller earned Super Bowl MVP honors Sunday night, forcing two fumbles and getting 2 1/2 sacks to help the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 for the championship.  Read more...

 

Broncos D dominates Panthers in 24-10 Super Bowl win


Von Miller forced two fumbles to set up Denver's two touchdowns and the Broncos defense frustrated Cam Newton all game to carry Peyton Manning to his second Super Bowl title with a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.  Read more...

 

Brees named NFL's 2015 Clutch Performer of the Year


New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been named the 2015 Clutch Performer of the Year, receiving the award during the fifth annual NFL Honors awards show on Saturday at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.  Read more...
 
 
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