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Police: man grabbed from street, shot, dumped in Lower 9th

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a mid-day homicide in the Lower 9th Ward. It happened at the intersections of Florida and Charbonnet streets. Read more...
Construction $$

Construction money steered to roads, building repairs

Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is stalling hundreds of millions in construction projects planned for state financing to instead steer more money to state building and university repairs and roadwork. The Bond Commission approved the plans Thursday.  Read more...
LGBT Challenge

Louisiana attorney general challenges LGBT rights order

Louisiana's attorney general is asking a judge to prohibit enforcement of Gov. John Bel Edwards' order requiring most state contracts to contain LGBT rights protection language. Attorney General Jeff Landry, a Republican, filed the court challenge Thursday.  Read more...
Senate Funds

Fayard lags Campbell in cash for final days of Senate race

Among the top two Democratic contenders in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell appears to have stronger financial footing than lawyer Caroline Fayard for the final push to Election Day.   Read more...
Knoll Retires

Knoll marks final day on Supreme Court

Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jeanette Theriot Knoll spent her last day on the bench surrounded by family and friends. Knoll is retiring after 34 years serving in the state judiciary, including 20 at the state's highest court.  Read more...
2 Sentenced

Rape victims vent anger at Sharper's accomplices

The two Louisiana co-defendants in the drug and rape case that brought down one-time NFL star Darren Sharper have been formally sentenced to lengthy prison terms _ after hearing blistering condemnations from two of their victims in open court.  Read more...
Pot Forum

Public forum on medical marijuana moved to bigger auditorium

The public forum where the LSU AgCenter will pitch its medical marijuana plan to potential investors is being moved to a larger location capable of seating up to 900 people.  It's reported that the forum, which is Oct. 28, will be in the Bo Campbell Auditorium ...Read more
Nonstop Flights

British Airways says nonstop flights to begin from N.O. to London

Armstrong International has become more international than ever before, announcing new, nonstop flights to and from London, England.  British Airways plans to fly four flights weekly from Armstrong to London's Heathrow Airport beginning March 27, 2017.  Read more...

No Voter Fraud

Secretary of State ensures there will be NO voter fraud at the polls

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has said the November 8th election has been rigged by the media and at the polls to favor Democrat Hillary Clinton. Republican Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler calls Trumps comments irresponsible ...Read more
Suspect Dead

Police: Fleeing driver dies following 3-vehicle crash

Authorities say a driver who fled police during a traffic stop has died following a three-vehicle crash. Louisiana State Police say 21-year-old Darious Rashaad Ashton died Wednesday after being taken to a hospital.  Read more...
Elderly Murder

Cops: Man arrested in murder of 86-year-old

A suspect has been taken into custody after an 86-year-old man was found shot to death outside his home in Bayou Black. Local media outlets report that the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old Deandre Pharagood turned himself in to... Read more
Much Cooler

Fall weather finally on the way to Louisiana

Fall weather is finally set to return to Louisiana, thanks to a cold front that will move through the state today. State climatologist Barry Keim says the front will drop low temperatures a good 20 degrees. “By tomorrow morning, minimum temperatures are going to be in the... Read more
Record High

Record high support for legal pot

A record high 60 percent of American adults support legalization of marijuana, according to a new Gallup poll released three weeks before voters in nine states decide whether to expand legal access to pot. When Gallup first asked about this issue in 1969... Read more
Air B'n'B

New Orleans council to talk short-term rentals today

Today the contentious short-term rentals battle gets its day before the New Orleans City Council. While Air B'n'B runs commercials extolling the earning power of homeowners, the city planning commission has recommended restricting short term rentals to... Read more

Conviction, death sentence in Bossier triple slaying upheld

The conviction and death sentence of a man who killed his estranged wife's son, mother and stepfather in 2008 was upheld Wednesday by the Louisiana Supreme Court.  Hoping to avoid a death sentence for his client in a 2011 trial, ...Read more

Fewer election observers from the Justice Dept. at the polls

Justice Department officials are warning that they'll be dispatching fewer trained election observers as a result of a Supreme Court opinion that eliminated a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. Read more...
Getting Along

State leaders discuss ways to improve community relations with police

Law enforcement, elected officials, and the public gathered at the House Judiciary Committee meeting today to discuss ways to improve community relations with police. Read more...
Turtle Harvest

Environmentalists push for ban on commercial turtle harvests

Two Louisiana environmental organizations are calling on the state to end unlimited commercial collection of freshwater turtles, warning of the risks of unfettered turtle harvesting. Read more...
Strip Search

ACLU still looking into alleged strip search of students

The ACLU of Louisiana is working together with parents after multiple students said they were strip searched at Caldwell Parish High School to find a student’s missing 42 dollars.
Executive Director of the ACLU of Louisiana Marjorie Esman ...Read more

Edwards says he's not rescinding anti-discrimination order

Gov. John Bel Edwards says he won't change his order requiring most state contracts to contain LGBT rights protection language, despite a loss in court on the issue. Read more...
Driver Indicted

Bus driver indicted in accident that killed three

The unlicensed bus driver involved in an August accident that killed three people and injured dozens more has been indicted on three counts of negligent homicide. Read more...
Public Reaction

The public reaction to Yenni both pros and cons

When the Council opened things up to public comment on Yenni,  it was something of a mixed bag.  Some felt that Yenni deserved a chance for redemption while others said they would except nothing short of a full resignation. Read more...
School Taxes

Orleans Parish anticipates $3M increase in school taxes

New Orleans public schools can anticipate getting a $3 million boost in property taxes next year -- at no cost to individual homeowners.  It's reported that the Orleans Parish School Board reviewed revenue projections Tuesday ...Read more
Yenni Speaks

Yenni: Catholic faith helping him climb from valley of despair

Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni spoke to the parish council today for the first time since that panel called for him to resign amid a sexting scandal with a 17-year-old boy.  Yenni made it clear he is not voluntarily going to quit, and sighted his deep faith. "Over the past few weeks... Read more and listen to Yenni
Flu Shots

LDH urges everyone to get flu shot

Flu season is just around the corner, and the Louisiana Department of Health urges everyone to go out and get their flu shot. Dr. Frank Welch with LDH says despite what some people may think, getting a flu shot will not give someone the flu, ...Read more
LSU and the Saints got off to disappointing starts. Who has a better chance to get on a roll & salvage their season?
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Steve: Will Chiefs tomahawk the Saints' win streak?

The 2-3 Saints quest to get even on the season leads them to Kansas City in week 7 to do battle against the 3-2 Chiefs, a tough team that has a tough venue. Arrowhead Stadium will be loud & proud, full of war chants from a sea of red that wants to see their team keeping up with the Joneses in the Wild Wild West of the AFC. Read More

T-Bob's Takes: Is it okay to believe in the Saints yet? LSU facing huge battles

The NFC playoff waters became much murkier over the weekend as some teams came back to earth, while others seem to have risen from the dead. Plus, LSU faces 'Helms Deep' odds over the next five weeks. Read More

Deke's SEC Rankings, week 8

Is LSU back?  Can the Hogs pig their way past the Eagles/Tigers on the Plains?  And how can the Rebels play defense so similar to the New Orleans Saints? Here’s this week’s SEC Rankings!  Read More

Brees expecting stout challenge from Kansas City defense

Drew Brees stepped into the radio huddle with Bobby Hebert for their weekly QB To QB segment Wednesday night on WWL, and he started by addressing the Saints’ shootout win against division rival Carolina. Read More

Celebrities among those long-suffering Cubs fans

 The Chicago Cubs are trying to do something that hasn't happened in the lifetime of anyone born in the last 108 years: Win a World Series.


Kristian: Big names return to Saints practice today

Saints offensive tackle Terron Armstead is back - well at practice at least.  Armstead participated in the potion of practice that was open to the media on Wednesday, and was listed on the injury report as limited in participation.  Read More

"Go For Two" Episode 7: The ever evolving hierarchy of NFL quarterbacks

T-Bob & Seth discuss the evolving hierarchy of NFL quarterbacks.  Is Aaron Rodgers truly still elite?  Did Cam Newton ever get there? Read More

Deke's NFL Top Ten, week 7

Vikings, Patriots and Cowboys leading the pack in Deke's week 7 NFL rankings. Read More

No. 23 Ole Miss, No. 25 LSU set for clash

Ole Miss must readjust its goals.  So must LSU -- albeit in a much different way -- as No. 23 Ole Miss and No. 25 LSU prepare for their annual encounter Saturday in Baton Rouge. The Rebels (3-3, 1-2 SEC) entered the 2016 campaign hopeful the season would end in some kind of... Read more

Steve: Sheldon Rankins returns to Saints practice

Saints 1st round draft pick Sheldon Rankins broke his leg during training camp and has healed enough to return to the practice field today, per head coach Sean Payton. He should provide a much welcome boost to the NFL’s 31st overall defense. Read More
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