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Medical marijuana debate set to begin this week in Baton Rouge

Has medical marijuana's time come in Louisiana? It's a debate set to begin in Baton Rouge this week. Read more...
More Movies

Terminator 5 starts shooting in New Orleans

New Orleans and Louisiana continue to bask in the success of Hollywood South when it comes to movie shoots down here.  Another blockbuster begins shooting this week, with Terminator: Genesis or Terminator 5 with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke.  Read more...
More Employed

Record number of employed in Louisiana

For the first time in the state's history, there are two million people employed in Louisiana. That's based on data released today by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Read more...
Zurich Classic

Zurich Classic week gets underway

The PGA Tour returns to Louisiana this week as round one of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans will get underway on Thursday at the TPC of Louisiana in Avondale. Read more...
''Boom'' Reported

''Boom'' reported early this morning

We had several people from St. Bernard, Jefferson and Orleans parishes report a loud noise just before five o' clock this morning. Here are some of the text messages people sent to 870870: "Live in Meraux. House shook at around 4:50 am... Read more

Report: people moving from vanishing Gulf Coast

A new report says commuting statistics indicate that coastal parishes are losing residents because of coastal erosion. And it says those left behind are on average older, poorer or otherwise vulnerable.  Read more...
Body in Vent

Sheriff: Would-be burglar found dead in oven vent

Authorities say a business owner arrived at work to find the legs of dead man dangling from an oven vent in the building's kitchen. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says the discovery was made Saturday morning by the owner of Greg's Food Mart in Marrero.  Read more...
Fewer Murders

Fewer New Orleans murders so far in 2014

Data compiled by a New Orleans newspaper shows the city's 2014 murder count was 38 as of Friday. The figure is a 21 percent decrease from the 48 murders in the city by the same point last year.  Read more...
New Laws?

Where things stand in the La. legislative session

Louisiana lawmakers are entering the second half of their three-month regular legislative session, which must end by June 2. Where some of the major issues stand:  Read more...
Oil Report

Federal agency plans June 5 report on BP spill

A federal agency looking into the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion says it plans to release two volumes of a four-volume report on the disaster on June 5.  Read more...
Jazz Fest

Jazz Fest tickets on sale Monday

Tickets to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will be available starting Monday at the Superdome's box office.  The box office is located at the Superdome's Gate A on the ground level and is open for extended hours... Read more
Nagin Case

Lawyer seeks lower Nagin money penalty

An attorney for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is seeking to reduce the amount of money Nagin might have to forfeit as a result of his conviction on federal corruption charges. Read more...
Another Poll

Poll on U.S. Senate race shows Cassidy defeating Landrieu in potential runoff

According to a survey conducted by Harper Polling, incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu would lose to Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy in a runoff. Read more...
A Look Back

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill at a glance

April 20 marks the fourth anniversary of an explosion on the BP-operated drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which killed 11 workers about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico and set off the nation's worst offshore oil disaster. Read more...
4 Years Later

4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

As the fourth anniversary of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster approaches, workers who cleaned up oil in the Gulf of Mexico are able to file claims for medical problems they developed after the spill. Read more...

Seafood Extravaganza

Good Friday is about the biggest day of the year for seafood eating in Louisiana, especially for Catholics in New Orleans. Read more...
Good Friday

An Easter message from New Orleans Archbishop Aymond

New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond has asked WWL First News to extend his Easter wish to the community. Read more...
Kissing Scandal

Post scandal poll on the kissing Congressman video

How much has the video of Congressman Vance McAllister kissing a married staffer hurt his popularity with voters. 51-percent of those polled in the 5th congressional district, say they will not vote for the U.S. Representative this fall. Read more...
Hospital Deaths

Children's Hospital apologizes for slow response

Five years after five children died with a fungal infection contracted from hospital linens, Children's Hospital has started notifying families to tell them their loved ones were affected by the outbreak. Read more...
Wildlife Health

Evidence shows gulf wildlife continues to suffer 4 years after spill

Easter Sunday this weekend also happens to be the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion that began the months-long Gulf oil spill. Marine researchers say some animals are still having trouble because of it. Read more...
Less Soda

Soda consumption going down

According to a leading beverage industry newsletter, there has been a big decline in soda consumption in the United States and it continues to drop. Denise Holston-West is a dietitian with the LSU Ag Center. She says the Beverage Digest report found...  Read more
Molesation Case

Northshore cops: More molestation charges expected against teacher

Washington Parish investigators today are asking for help finding any additional molestation victims after the arrest of a teacher. "A Junior High Special Education teacher at Mt. Hermon, was arrested April 16 by Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office investigators... Read more

Arizona judge denies bond for Darren Sharper on sex assault charges

After a two-day hearing, a judge in Arizona has denied bond for former Saints safety Darren Sharper.  Read more...

Education chief: Comman Core critics have no plan

Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos'' for public school teachers.  Read more...

Bond Commission backs Jindal plan for surplus cash

Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget has received the backing of the State Bond Commission.  Read more...
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Zurich Classic

Zurich Classic week gets underway

The PGA Tour returns to Louisiana this week as round one of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans will get underway on Thursday at the TPC of Louisiana in Avondale. Read more...

Baseball Hands Ole Miss Its First Shutout, 2-0

Four LSU pitchers combined to fire the Tigers’ 12th shutout of the season Saturday, as the seventh-ranked Tigers blanked No. 10 Ole Miss, 2-0, in front of 9,741 fans at Swayze Field.  Read more...

Deke: A look at the NBA Playoffs

Miami is 16 wins away from making history.  But who’s the team most likely to derail the Heat from a three-peat?  Is it the Spurs, Pacers, OKC, Clippers, or how about the up and coming Rockets or Golden State Warriors? I think the Western Conference playoffs are going to be some of the best by a division we’ve seen. Read More

Ole Miss evens baseball series, 5-1

Tenth-ranked Ole Miss evened its SEC series with No. 7 LSU Friday night as the Rebels posted a 5-1 victory at Swayze Field. Read More

Kristian: Saints make solid decision keeping Meachem

The Saints announced today that they've re-signed wide receiver Robert Meachem on a 1 year deal.  Meachem rejoined the Saints last season after spending 2012 with the San Diego Chargers. Read More

Tigers fight past Ole Miss, 4-3, in 13 innings

Junior first baseman Conner Hale collected three hits and scored three runs Thursday night to lead seventh-ranked LSU to a 4-3, 13-inning win over No. 10 Ole Miss at Swayze Field. LSU, which has won nine of its last 10 games, improved to 29-9-1 overall. Read More

Steve: Calls to "Fire Monty" as Pelicans coach are unfair

With so many players hurt, the team obviously struggled with back-ups now being forced to play starters’ minutes. Wouldn’t you know it, the “Fire Monty” chatter began and is still going. But I ask, how is it his fault? Read More

Pelicans end season with 2 game winning streak

Tyreke Evans' sore right knee - and long-term contract - gave him every reason to sit out the final two games of a losing season with the Pelicans. Yet even as coaches and trainers encouraged him to rest, Evans was having none of it.  Read more...

Kristian: Jonathan Goodwin visiting with Saints

Veteran center Jonathan Goodwin is making a free-agency visit with the Saints this week after spending three years in San Francisco. Black & Gold fans will remember that Goodwin was starting center for the Super Bowl-winning 2009 squad. Read More

TIgers beat Southern Miss in Pontiff Classic

LSU defeated Southern Miss 13-5 in the 11th Wally Pontiff Jr. Baseball Foundation Classic Tuesday night at Zephyr Field. The Tigers, winners of eight of their last nine games, improved to 28-9-1. Southern Miss dropped to 21-17. Read More
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