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Cop Fired

New Orleans Police officer fired for off-duty fender-bender fight

A 25-year police veteran has been fired for an off-duty fight after a minor traffic accident, although he was acquitted of battery in September.  Read more...
CBD Shooting

Canal Street shooting suspect faces attempted murder charge

A woman was shot in the head and critically injured Friday afternoon inside a Chinese restaurant on Canal Street at Elk Place. New Orleans Police have the suspected gunman in custody and witnesses claim a family dispute over money sparked the incident.  Read more...
Pelicans Wager

New Orleans and Oakland mayors wager on NBA playoffs

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf have made a friendly wager on the NBA playoff series between the Pelicans and the Golden State Warriors.  Read more...
Levee Work

Sales tax would pay for levee work in Lafourche Parish

Early voting for the May 2 election starts today, April 18th, and voters can decide whether to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase for levee and drainage improvements in north Lafourche.  Read more...
Woman Shot

Police: Woman shot after argument in New Orleans restaurant

A woman was shot and critically injured Friday at a small restaurant near the French Quarter, police said. Investigators think the victim and suspect knew each other, Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said.  Read more...
Secret Spill?

Senator: Decade-old Gulf oil leak is 'unacceptable'

A U.S. senator from Florida is pressing federal officials to disclose technical data and other information about a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, after an investigation by The Associated Press revealed evidence that the spill is far worse... Read more
Left Untreated

USDA: Louisiana lab let monkey's broken arm go for days

Keepers at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's primate lab broke a monkey's arm while moving her and her baby, and the injury went untreated until after an X-ray five days later, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture complaint.  Read more...

Canal Shooting-

Shooting at Canal and Elk Place

New Orleans police are investigating an apparent shooting at Canal and Elk Place, near Rampart. Witnesses say one person was shot inside the China Wall Restaurant at that location. Read more...


Jindal gets high favorability numbers in New Hampshire

A new poll on the Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire says Governor Bobby Jindal is someone to keep an eye on after receiving the best favorability rating out of all the presidential hopefuls. Read more...

Appeals court hears arguments on Obama immigration action

As advocates for immigration reform and workers rights rallied outside, federal appeals judges today peppered lawyers on both sides with questions in a fight over President Barack Obama's move to shield millions of immigrants from deportation. Read more...
Funny Money

Police: Fake currency in circulation in 1 Louisiana parish

Fake money is in circulation throughout Ascension Parish.  It's reported people have been spotted on surveillance using counterfeit 10 and 20 dollar bills. On Thursday, St. Amant investigators interviewed those from the video ...Read more

Louisiana ranked as 8th most corrupt state

A new survey listing the most corrupt states in the nation may raise some eyebrows in Louisiana. A poll conducted by Monmouth University found that respondents listed Louisiana as being tied for the 8th most corrupt state. Read more...
Revenue Loss

Port Fourchon copes with reduced rents

Port Fourchon is adjusting to a nearly $2.9 million expected drop in its gross revenue because of a 20 percent discount it is providing on land leases to help struggling oil and gas companies.  Read more...
Oil Layoffs

Schlumberger announces more layoffs

Oilfield services giant Schlumberger has announced plans to layoff approximately 11,000 additional employees due to the reduction in oil prices.  Read more...
Fest Schedule

Essence Festival's night-by-night schedule released

The 2015 Essence Festival's schedule has been released and single-night tickets are now on sale. The annual event in the Superdome will kick off July 2 with comedian Kevin Hart's What Now? Tour also featuring Trey Songz and Christian rapper Lecrae.  Read more...
Deputy Murder

Ex-deputy seeks new trial in Houma murder, standoff

Officials say a former Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputy convicted of killing a young mother while holding his estranged wife and four other women hostage in a 1996 bank standoff is expected to again appeal his sentence next week.  Read more...

Appeals court to take up Obama's immigration action

Appellate judges today are to considering whether to lift a temporary hold imposed by a federal judge in Texas on President Barack Obama's executive action seeking to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.  Read more...
Causeway Safety

Quest continues for safer causeway

Ideas to make the Causeway Bridge safer get more testing today. Read more...
Pels Stuff

Sales of Pelicans merchandise picking up

The Pelicans first playoff game since 2011 is tomorrow in Oakland against the Golden State Warriors, and they'll be back at home next Thursday. So has Pelicans merchandise been selling?  Read more...
More Termites

Formosan termites on the rise in Louisiana

The number of Formosan subterranean termites are rising in Louisiana and homeowners should take precautions against them. LSU AgCenter Entomologist Gregg Henderson says these termites build shelter tubes as they move up a home's foundation.  Read more...
Cop Recovering

Cop shot in St. Charles has surgery

In what authorities call an apparent ambush by an angry motorist, a south Louisiana sheriff's deputy was shot three times Thursday, sustaining injuries to his eye and chest in a gunfight that broke out at a school traffic zone.  Read more...
New Distillery

New Orleans to get its first new distillery in 100 years

New Orleans hasn't seen a new distillery since the Old New Orleans Rum Distillery began operations about a hundred years ago. But, that's about to change.  Kirk Coco, president of local craft beer maker, NOLA Brewing, has announced plans for... Read more
1st Lady Visit

First Lady Michelle Obama coming to New Orleans

On Monday, April 20, 2015, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden will join Mayor Mitch Landrieu and leaders from across government, industry and the non-profit sector for an event to celebrate progress on the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.  Read more...
Fiscal Policy

Governor Jindal says he's always opposed new taxes

Governor Bobby Jindal has been criticized by some for a fiscal policy based on Grover Norquist and the Americans for Tax Reform. But Jindal says he's always been a supporter of no new taxes on Louisiana residents.  Read more...
Durst Wants $

Durst wants his money back; police have $161K

Lawyers for jailed millionaire Robert Durst say he wants authorities to return more than $161,000 in cash now held by New Orleans police. The attorneys say Durst got the money legally and it is neither needed for evidence nor subject to forfeiture.  Read more...

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Pelicans Wager

New Orleans and Oakland mayors wager on NBA playoffs

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf have made a friendly wager on the NBA playoff series between the Pelicans and the Golden State Warriors.  Read more...

Deke: The Pelicans' time is coming, but maybe not against Warriors

Golden State is the better team.  How much better I'm not quite ready to predict that. Sure Golden State played by far the best overall basketball throughout the entire 82 game regular season.  But the Warriors are also facing a Pelicans team that is getting healthy and they are set on the floor with their prime time players for the first time, basically, this season. Read More

Steve: Pelicans will have a tough time against Warriors' firepower

The New Orleans Pelicans had 2 goals to start the season and accomplished both.  Finish with a winning record (45-37) and earn a spot in the postseason. Though some want to criticize what GM Dell Demps and Coach Monty Williams have done with the franchise; to me you can’t argue with success. Read More

Deke: Three things to watch at LSU Spring Game

It's as plain-jane vanilla as they come on the football field.  Yes, there was more action, more drama and more real season-like play going on at one of the previous practice sessions than any of us will see tomorrow when LSU holds their annual Spring Game. But we can still toss out a few things to keep an eye on. Read More

Pelicans' Davis eagerly awaits playoff debut

It takes a certain self-confidence for a college freshman to embrace a potentially pejorative nickname like "The Unibrow." Perhaps that was an early sign that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, who led Kentucky to a national title in 2012, had not just the talent, but also... Read more

Sales of Pelicans merchandise picking up

The Pelicans first playoff game since 2011 is tomorrow in Oakland against the Golden State Warriors, and they'll be back at home next Thursday. So has Pelicans merchandise been selling?  Read more...

Mock NFL Drafts from WWL's Resident Pros

Two weeks from tonight, the 2015 NFL Draft will kick into full gear. See what Bobby, Hokie and the rest of our resident pros are predicting for the first round! Read More

NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson from suspension

The NFL has reinstated Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian
Peterson, clearing the way for him to return after missing most of last season while facing child abuse charges in Texas.  Read more...

Alex Lange to start for LSU Friday night

Alex Lange isn't just returning to the LSU weekend rotation — he's taking his place as the ace of the staff. Mainieri announced on Wednesday night that his star freshman will be getting the ball against Georgia on Friday night.  Read more...

Payton: Having five draft picks in first three rounds is significant

With the most draft picks in his possession since he’s been in charge of the New Orleans Saints, Coach Sean Payton says that the 2015 NFL Draft is very important for his club. “It’s exciting because we have an opportunity to bring in some new faces to our team.” Payton joined Bobby Hebert and I Wednesday on Sports Talk. Read More
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