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What are you doing for Thanksgiving?

Today is the most traveled day of the year.  We asked people downtown how they're spending their Thanksgiving? "I go to my parents house and they get to see the grandkids and have a great time and eat lots of food," one woman said.  Read more...
New Hotel?

Committee OKs plan for new French Quarter hotel

Over the objection of some French Quarter residents, the Vieux Carre Commission's Architectural Committee gave initial approval to a plan to convert a vacant 19th-century riverfront building into the first new French Quarter hotel in decades.  Read more...
Holiday Travel

Most people traveling this Thanksgiving since 2007

AAA says more than 46 million Americans will be hitting the road to celebrate Thanksgiving, which is the most since 2007. "Let's don't make any mistake that the idea the past several months we've been seeing the lowest gas prices in almost four years... Read more
N.O. Protest

Protesters try to block expressway traffic in New Orleans

Dozens of protesters marched through New Orleans Tuesday evening chanting, "Don't shoot, hands up!" It was in response to a grand jury in Missouri refusing to indict a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in the city of Ferguson.  Read more...
Gay Marriage

Arkansas, Mississippi gay marriage bans overturned

Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals.  Read more...
Student Sex

Dufresne pleads not guilty in group sex case

A 32-year-old Destrehan High School teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student was formally charged Tuesday in St. Charles Parish with carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Shelley Dufresne's attorney, Deanne Williams, entered a not guilty plea... Read more
Teacher Sex

Teacher pleads not guilty in group sex case

The Destrehan High School teacher who was allegedly involved in a group sex scandal with a 16-year-old student pleaded not guilty in court today. Shelley Dufresne was also granted more freedom on the conditions of her bail.  The 34-year-old can now help her husband... Read more
Ferguson Reaction

Mayor Landrieu on Ferguson

The Mayor of New Orleans has sounded off on the situation in Missouri.  His office released the following... Read more
SWAT Standoff

Man with knife surrenders after holding cops at bay

New Orleans Police say they are in a standoff with a man who has barricaded himself inside an apartment on Canal near Claiborne. The suspect reportedly has a knife and is threatening to kill himself.  Read more...
New Exhibit

WWII Museum opening new pavilion in New Orleans

A bombed-out bunker with a digital battle mapping table and animated fighter planes soaring overhead gives an immersive look at strategic air raids over Europe during World War II. The simulated experience takes place inside a new 32,000-square-foot pavilion... Read more

Louisiana employment continues to set records

The state continues to set new employment records. Louisiana Workforce Commission Executive Director Curt Eysink says total nonfarm employment in Louisiana reached 1,988,900 in October, which is a new record high. Read more...

Diabetes is costing Louisiana $5 billion a year

As the rate of diabetes continues to rise, new numbers show the disease costs Louisiana's five-billion dollars a year.  The study was conducted by LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center... Read more
Benson Donation

Saints owner donates $11 million to Hall of Fame

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has pledged $11 million in donations to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Read more...
Tailgate Time!

Early morning, late kickoff for Who Dat Nation

It's practically a holiday weekend! Your New Orleans Saints play on Monday Night Football tonight, and the tailgating contingent of the Who Dat Nation is preparing for an all-day party. Read more...
Under Control?

In time for the holidays: the latest on binge drinking versus alcoholism

The holidays are fast approaching and for some, that meansdrinking socially with friends and family.  Contrary to popular opinion, the U.S. CDC says only 10 percent of adults who drink too much are alcoholics. Read more...
Text & Drive

Survey: More than a third admit texting and driving

A recent survey found drivers are still texting and driving, even though they know its dangerous.
In a State Farm survey, 52 percent of those polled admit they have talked on a cell phone while driving; and 34 percent say they have texted while driving.  Read more...
Holiday Cost

Cost of Thanksgiving dinner up slightly

It looks like your Thanksgiving meal will cost a little more this year, according to an informal survey by the American Farm Bureau Association. The average price for a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 will cost $49.41, 37 cents more than last year.  Read more...
N.O. Cruising

Norwegian Cruise, Port of NOLA reach 4-year deal

Port of New Orleans president and CEO Gary LaGrange says Norwegian Cruise Line will keep at least one cruise ship sailing from New Orleans for the next four to seven years. The port and Miami-based cruise line signed a contract last week... Read more
Most Inspiring

New Orleans' latest accolade is 'Most Inspiring'

New Orleans continues to earn top spots in destination rankings, with recognition pouring in from top national publications. It's become, seemingly, commonplace to see the city at the top of some list.  But, the latest honor is seen as something rather uncommon.  Read more...
Oil Lawsuit

Analysis: levee board's 'Big Oil' suit survives, so far

Facing opposition from a powerful industry, the governor and many in the Legislature, a New Orleans-area flood board's lawsuit against dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies seemed doomed early on. But that was roughly 15,000 billable hours ago. Read more...
Inmate Death

Gusman to state police: investigate inmate death

The Orleans Parish sheriff has asked state police to investigate a jail death that the coroner says was homicide. Read more...
Causeway Fatal

Causeway reopens after mid-morning crash sends vehicle into lake, killing one

A Sunday morning crash on the south-bound Causeway bridge sent a vehicle into Lake Pontchartrain, killing its driver. Read more...
GOP Liability

Jindal seen as liability for GOP candidate Cassidy

In Louisiana's Senate race, when Republican Bill Cassidy wants to hurt Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's standing, he suggests a vote for her is a vote for unpopular President Barack Obama.  Read more...
Homeless Rate

Louisiana homelessness down 63 percent over the past 4 years

According to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, homelessness in Louisiana has declined nearly 12 percent since last year and roughly 63 percent since 2010.  Read more...
Stormy Sunday

Stormy Sunday morning expected

A squall line is expected to charge through the New Orleans on Sunday morning with some strong thunderstorms. The main threats with any severe storms will be damaging winds, some hail and isolated tornadoes.  Read more...
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Kristian: Pray for the Saints

In the mood for prayer? When you head to mass this week, have the Saints in mind.  The Saints are 4 and 7 and in a three game tailspin for several reasons.  The most important and obvious reason; they’re just not a very good team. Read More

WWL NFL Podcast with T-Bob and Seth

On this weeks edition of the WWL NFL Podcast we attempt to figure out whether or not the AFC North and the NFC South are the best and worst divisions in NFL history. Read More

Deke: CFB Top Six, week fourteen

OK and then there were two!  Two weeks left until the newly appointed and first ever college football playoff committee has to give the world their first and historic four teams that make the first ever playoffs. Read More

Saints vs Ravens

The New Orleans Saints struggled to stay in front of the Baltimore Ravens and ended the night trailing 34-27, their third straight loss in the Superdome. Click here to see the full gallery

LSU aims to avoid first 3-game skid under Miles

 Les Miles has never lost three straight at LSU's head coach. The Tigers, who returned to practice Monday after a weekend off, must win at Texas A&M on Thanksgiving Day to stop their current slide at two games and enhancing their postseason possibilities.  Read more...

Saints lose third straight, 34-27 to Baltimore

Battered all night by Baltimore's relentless pass rush, Drew Brees could feel his protection collapsing and Terrell Suggs getting ahold of him as he urgently unloaded a pass to the right flat toward tight end Jimmy Graham. The ball sailed behind Graham... Read more

Saints fall to Ravens, 34-27

Justin Forsett rushed for 182 yards and two touchdowns, and the Baltimore Ravens beat New Orleans 34-27 on Monday night to hand the Saints their third consecutive loss. Read More

Steve: Guess which Pelican got hurt Saturday

Late in the 2nd quarter in the Pelicans win over Utah Saturday night, guard Eric Gordon left the game with what was then called a separated shoulder.  Now the team has informed us that he will be out indefinitely after an MRI revealed Gordon suffered a torn labrum as a result of the left shoulder subluxation injury. Read More

Saints owner donates $11 million to Hall of Fame

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has pledged $11 million in donations to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Read more...

Deke: Baltimore is good and the Saints are not

OK folks, the New Orleans Saints need a win, and more importantly, the Saints need to start feeling good about themselves like they did just three weeks ago.  New Orleans has dropped two straight in a place that many felt is the most difficult place for an opposing team to win. Read More
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