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No More Erika

Erika dissipates near Cuba

The National Hurricane Center says that Erika has fallen apart off the coast of Cuba. "The remnants are expected to move near the coast of eastern and central Cuba today and tonight and into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico on Sunday... Read more
Katrina 10th

Residents across Gulf remember Katrina's might, recovery

With prayer and the somber ringing of church bells and the uplifting sounds of brass bands and music, residents across Mississippi and Louisiana today will pay homage to those who died in Hurricane Katrina, thank those who came to rebuild and celebrate how far... Read more
Erika Forecast

Erika falling apart, could reorganize and hit FL panhandle

In the tropics today, what was Tropical Storm Erika has been downgraded to a trough of low pressure near Cuba, but the National Hurricane Center expects the system to become a tropical storm again Monday and head for the Florida panhandle.   Read more...

Longtime Saints recall the team's role in Katrina recovery

Coming off a career-threatening injury, Drew Brees had little choice but to sign with a downtrodden franchise in a disaster zone. Sean Payton became coach of the Saints only after being passed over for the job he really wanted in Green Bay.  Read more...

Reports are LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron has cancer

Reports are LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron has been diagnosed with prostate cancer but is expected to continue to coach in 2015.  The 54 year old Cameron is in his third season as the LSU offensive coordinator.  Read more...
Weak T.S.

Erika is a weak tropical storm

Tropical Storm Erika is barely a Tropical Storm with winds of 50 Miles and expected to take a northerly turn and eventually become a rain maker for the state of Florida, according to WWL TV meteorologist Dave Nussbaum.  Read more...
Safe To Drink

Gretna boil water advisory lifted

The boil water advisory that had been in effect in has been lifted, according to city officials.
The order was rescinded about 1:45 p.m. after the Department of Health and Hospitals said that tests of water samples taken Thursday had come back negative ...Read more
More Troopers

While mourning, state police readies to train more troopers

A day after the Louisiana State Police buries one of its own, a new class of cadets begin their training to be troopers this weekend.  The men and women will report to the state police training academy Sunday for 16 weeks of training. Read more...
George Bush, Doris Hicks
Bush Visit

Bush hails school reforms in Katrina anniversary visit

Former President George W. Bush returned Friday to New Orleans, where he was vilified for his administration's lackluster response to Hurricane Katrina, to praise the city's comeback 10 years after the catastrophic storm.  Read more...


Officer shooting suspect hospitalized after unresponsive

The man accused of fatally shooting a Sunset police officer in a domestic dispute was taken to the hospital after being unresponsive in jail.  Police say Harrison Lee Riley Jr. wouldn't talk when questioned in the St. Landry Parish jail Thursday ...Read more
Day of Service

'Day of Service' looking for about 1,300 more volunteers

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu today called on the region to commit to a day of service on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Read more...
Gay Adoption

Plaintiffs seek to block MS ban on gay couples adopting

Four lesbian couples are asking a federal judge to immediately stop Mississippi from enforcing a law that bans same-sex couples from adopting or taking children into foster care. Read more...
Cocaine Seized

Record cocaine haul in Plaquemines Parish

Thanks to an anonymous tipster, Plaquemines Parish authorities today announced the largest single seizure of cocaine in parish history. Read more...
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Bush In N.O.

Bush returns to N.O. for Katrina anniversary

Former President George W. Bush returned Friday to New Orleans — the scene of one of his presidency's lowest points — to tout the region's recovery from the nation's costliest natural disaster on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  Read more...

Lots of Cocaine

Millions in cocaine seized by Plaquemines deputies

Plaquemines Parish narcotics agents have seized nearly 200 pounds of cocaine. Read more...
Erika Forecast

Erika forecast to hit Florida

Tropical Storm Erika is bringing wind and rain the islands in the Caribbean and has already proven to be a killer storm. "On the forecast track, the center of Erika will move over the Dominican Republic today, move near the Turks and Caicos Islands tonight, and move near... Read more
Why Bush?

Bush visit lightning rod for criticism

Former President George W. Bush visits New Orleans today to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which political observers say was the low point of his presidency. Read more...
Bush Visit

Former President Bush to view Katrina recovery

Former President George W. Bush will visit New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast today to take part in observances of the region's tenth Hurricane Katrina anniversary. It's a visit that has created some controversy. Read more...
Katrina Lessons

Emergency planners have learned valuable lessons since Katrina

The director of the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says the state is in a better position to respond to a Hurricane Katrina like event.  Read more...

Blanco looks back on the 10 years since Katrina

Many people are reflecting back to 10 years ago when Hurricane Katrina descended on the Gulf Coast and caused catastrophic widespread damage. Families throughout the New Orleans area were displaced and people all over the state were opening their doors to evacuees.  Read more...
Bush Back in NO

Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina

Former President George W. Bush is returning Friday to New Orleans — the scene of one of his presidency's lowest points — to tout the region's recovery from the nation's costliest natural disaster on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  Read more...
Not Stronger

No strengthening is expected from T.S. Erika yet

Tropical Storm Erika remains a bit unorganized and has moved into the far eastern Caribbean.  "The winds remain at 45 mph and it continues to fight a lot of dry air and wind shear," said WWL TV meteorologist Dave Nussbaum. Read more...

Mobile Shelter

LDAF says mobile pet shelter ready for use

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture says its new mobile pet shelter is ready for use. Commissioner Mike Strain says the tractor trailer can be used to evacuate up 55 domesticated animals in the event of an emergency.  Read more...

Making Strides

10 years after Katrina DOTD says major strides have been made in evacuation prog

10 years ago thousands of people were evacuating out of the New Orleans area as Hurricane Katrina was bearing down on Louisiana; and it was chaos. So in that time how has the state improved efforts to make such a large scale evacuation more smooth?  Read more...

Obama speaks to New Orleanians in Lower 9th

President Barack Obama is highlighting good economic news during a period of wildly erratic stock markets to make the case the United States remains an anchor of global strength.  Read More

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Know Your Enemy: Houston Texas – Preseason game #3

The team some think is a QB away from being a serious Super Bowl contender to represent the Atlantic Football Conference comes to the Superdome on Sunday. The Houston Texans finished 9-7 and in 3rd place in the AFC South a year ago.  That is... Read more

LSU's Cameron says he has beat cancer

LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron says he has fought cancer and got a clean bill of health. “I appreciate the concern,” Cameron said. “I would like to address one thing; I’m fine. My health is good. Read more...

Saints testing potential of ex-basketball player Manhertz

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton couldn't resist trying out another former college basketball player at tight end. Who could blame him after the smashing success Jimmy Graham became before New Orleans traded him and his hefty contract to Seattle?  Read more...

Longtime Saints recall the team's role in Katrina recovery

Coming off a career-threatening injury, Drew Brees had little choice but to sign with a downtrodden franchise in a disaster zone. Sean Payton became coach of the Saints only after being passed over for the job he really wanted in Green Bay.  Read more...

Last chance to see Saints in camp practice tonight at Yulman

If you haven't got to see the Saints practice in preseason action yet, you've gone just one more chance, and it's one you really don't want to pass up. The Black and Gold will take the field at 7pm tonight at Tulane's Yulman Stadium for the first time ever. Read More

Bobby: Saints offense gets slight edge at Thursday practice

After the seemingly improving New Orleans Saints defense had gotten the best of them at each of the last two Black and Gold practices, the offense stepped up and took what our resident pro Bobby Herbert says was a slight edge.  Read More

Kristian: Cooks looking deadly as Saints offense rebounds

Offense:  With Coach Sean Payton back at practice, the Saints offense looked like they had something to prove after two previous days dominated by the defense.   Saints WR Brandin Cooks is primed for a huge year.  He had several targets and receptions today. Deep balls, short routes, it didn’t matter; Cooks was electric today. Read More

Deke: Will the SEC win a national title this year? Here's the rankings

SEC, SEC, SEC!  The mighty SEC has not won a national title in two years.  Is that a drought?  For this conference it is.  Here are my first SEC rankings of the season.  Enjoy! Read More

Bobby: Saints WR Colston definitely still has it

For veteran players in the NFL, after being in the league for a handful of years their age comes into question, as does whether or not that player can still be productive.  The Cajun Cannon says that #12 WR Marques Colston was as smooth and cool as the pleasant summer breeze today. Read More

Steve: Josh Morgan making his case to make Saints roster

The coaches and players say they still aren’t looking at who is going to make the 53 man roster yet - but I sure am. A position group that has fascinated me before camp even started was wide receiver. Read More
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