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LDH confirms more cases of mosquito-borne illness


The state Department of Health has confirmed more mosquito-borne illnesses in Louisiana, including Zika and West Nile Virus. Louisiana Medical Director for the Center for Community Preparedness, Dr. Frank Welch,  ...Read more
Plane Crash

Plane crash ordeal ends in Lake Pontchartrain


The Cessna 172 aircraft that crashed into Lake Pontchartrain last weekend was brought up from the murky water this morning. Along with the recovering the wreckage, crews also brought about the end of the mystery of what happened to the pilot and a passenger who had been missing since the crash Saturday night. Read more...
Money Borrowed

Louisiana borrows $187M for state-financed construction work


Louisiana is borrowing $187 million to keep money flowing to construction work, with continued financial uncertainties raising questions about which projects will proceed.  The Bond Commission approved the general obligation bond sale Tuesday,...Read more
Best Burgers

What to Eat Tuesday... Burgers!


The search for the perfect burger never ends.  On this What to Eat Tuesday, we put the question to our listeners.  Where can you get the best burger in town? Text messages to 870870 during the Early Edition of WWL First News provided a long list of... Read more, see the list
Bodies Found

Bodies found in small plane pulled from La. lake


The New Orleans Fire Department says two bodies have been found in the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into Lake Pontchartrain just north of the New Orleans Lakefront Airport.   
Spokesman Gregory Davis said the Cessna was pulled from the water ...Read more
US Senate Race

Senate race taking backseat to flooding


Between a police ambush and historic flooding, the US Senate race has taken a backseat. But Jeremy Alford of LaPolitics.com says the campaign should start to ramp up soon and one of the front-runners, Republican Charles Boustany is already running ads.  Read more...

 
Plane Debris

Small plane pulled from Louisiana lake


A small plane that crash into Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana is now out of the water and sitting on a barge.  Recovery workers used a crane to lift the plane onto the barge Tuesday morning. 
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Tax-Friendly

Kiplinger: Louisiana is sixth most tax-friendly state


According to the personal finance website Kiplinger, Louisiana is the sixth most tax-friendly state in the US. Sandra Block with Kiplinger says Louisiana’s property taxes are the third lowest in the country, and the state also did well in other categories.  Read more...

 

Streets task force meets after report grades two-thirds of streets "poor"


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A task force attempting to find ways to pay for New Orleans street improvements meets today, for the first time since the release of a report that finds two-thirds of the city's streets in poor condition.
The city has $2 billion from FEMA to fix damaged streets, but it's not enough. A two-year, city-wide survey finds to being New Orleans streets to
Kidnapping

Children found in Louisiana, couple charged with abduction & molestati


Louisiana state police say four children listed as missing in California have been found and two adults have been arrested, including a man wanted for alleged lewd acts with a child. State police say in a news release troopers found the man, woman and children in... Read more
FEMA $

Thousands apply for state's new flood housing program


Thousands of southern Louisiana residents have already applied to take part in the state's new "Shelter at Home" program. More than 5,400 people applied for the program on Monday, the first day applications were accepted. Through Shelter at Home, homeowners can get... Read more
Headed to FL

TD 9 to swing through Gulf, bring heavy rain to Florida


The National Hurricane Center is urging everyone in central and northern Florida, and southeastern Georgia to monitor the progress of  Tropical Depression Nine as it moves through the Gulf of Mexico.  Senior Hurricane Specialist Daniel Brown says, "Storm total rainfall... Read more
Robbery Try

Deputies: Man tried to crash produce truck though gun store


Authorities say a man stole a produce truck and tried to crash it through the doors of a Metairie gun store. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Col. John Fortuato says that 23-year-old Jaharin Paul never made it inside of Jefferson Gun Outlet and nothing was taken.  Read more...
TD 9 Track

Depression becoming better organized in the Gulf


Tropical Depression Nine is moving away from Cuba and west into the Gulf of Mexico. National Hurricane Senior Hurricane Specialist Stacy Stewart says the system will make a turn back toward Florida over the next two days. "A turn toward the west-northwest is expected... Read more
Katrina 11

11 years later, New Orleans remembers Katrina


It's been 11 years since the wind, rain and subsequent levee breaks associated with Hurricane Katrina deluged New Orleans. On Monday, officials marked the occasion with wreath-laying ceremonies to remember those who lost their lives to the flooding and... Read more
Bus Owner?

Police investigate owners of bus in fatal wreck, driver


Louisiana State Police say they're looking into the owners of a bus that hit a firetruck and other vehicles on an elevated stretch of Interstate 10, killing two people and injuring dozens. Questions include whether the bus was in good repair and why it went out of control... Read more
Plane Crash

Crews to retrieve plane from lake; 2 men still missing


A small plane that crashed in Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans had been chartered by a couple taking an aerial tour of the city when it hit a rainstorm and went down, an airport director said Monday. Read more...
TD #9

Tropical Depression Nine expected to become named storm by tomorrow


The National Hurricane Center expects Tropical Depression Nine to intensify to tropical storm strength by Tuesday. Read more...
Shelter At Home

Flood victims can register for La Shelter at Home Program


The Governor’s Office announces registration is now open for the Shelter At Home Program. Communications Director Richard Carbo says people can register at ShelterAtHome.la.gov or call 1-800-927-0216.  Read more...
Pets Moved

Shelter pets being moved from River Center to a nearby prison


Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Mike Strain announces pets that were lost in the flood are being moved from the shelter at the River Center to a new shelter at the Dixon Correctional Institute in Baton Rouge.  Read more...
Slow On Aid

FEMA criticized as slow on disaster housing aid in La


The first out-of-state congressman to survey Louisiana's damage from catastrophic flooding says the Federal Emergency Management Agency response has been "pitiful."  U.S. Rep. John Mica, a Florida Republican, ...Read more
Trend Shift

Could Baton Rouge see a population shift as a result of The Great Flood of 2016?


After Hurricane Katrina there was a huge population shift from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, will we see this trend again after the Great Flood of 2016? Demographer Greg Rigamer expects flood victims to try and rebuild where they lived prior to the flood.  Read more...

 
11 Years

Katrina 11th and new flooding could trigger PTSD


While we watch Tropical Depression Nine, we remember Hurricane Katrina eleven years ago day. A lot of survivors who lost their homes moved inland, only to have their new homes flood earlier this month. Read more...
Shelter At Home

Registration for Shelter At Home Program


The Governor’s Office announces where flood victims can go to register for the Shelter At Home program. Deputy Chief of Staff with the Governor’s Office, Julie Baxter Payer says this program seeks to get people back into their own homes as soon as possible.  Read more...

 
Sales Tax Break

Sales tax holiday for guns, hunting supplies


Hunters and other sportsmen won't have to pay sales tax when they buy guns, ammunition and an array of outdoor supplies.  Louisiana's annual "Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday" runs from Friday through Sunday.  Read more...

 
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Drew Brees?

Steve: Could Drew Brees see some snaps Thursday?


The 2016 preseason hasn't been pretty for the Saints. The offense isn't cooking in its usual flow, and doesn't look comfortable together yet. The defense's first two outings had a number of positives. Read More

Kristian: Saints moving Peat to left guard?


The Saints have played musical chairs with Andrus Peat since they drafted him 13th overall in 2015 out of Stanford.  The Saints orginally planned for Peat to be the eventual successor to Zach Strief at right tackle. Read More

Kristian: Saints moving Peat to left guard?


The Saints have played musical chairs with Andrus Peat since they drafted him 13th overall in 2015 out of Stanford.  The Saints orginally planned for Peat to be the eventual successor to Zach Strief at right tackle. Read More

Steve: Saints' film review leaves little to be desired for Coach Payton


After each game, Coach Sean Payton wants to check out the tape before coming to any judgment on how his team performed. During his teleconference with the local media this morning, what he saw was exactly what we did. Read More

Kristian: Lessons from Saints 2016 preseason are alarming


Who says preseason games don’t matter? I think it’s very fair and safe to say the Saints offensive line is going to be a real problem this year. Read More

Bobby: Highlight of Saints-Steelers was the new video boards


For the third game in a row, the Saints got a L hung on them in the 2016 preseason. After the Saints' discouraging loss to the Steelers, the Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert had plenty to relfect on. Read More

Steve: Saints' laundry list for the Pittsburgh Steelers


Payton and his players seem pretty confident the product on the field against the Steelers is going to look much different than the previous two weeks. The big reason? The team is actually game planning for Pittsburgh. Read More

What Deuce and Bobby are watching for in Saints v Steelers


Thursday on SportsTalk Bobby, Deuce and I broke down what we are all looking for from the Saints in their third preseason game as the Black and Gold host the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Here, we take a look at each phase of the game. Read More

LSU, Alabama lead way on coaches preseason All-SEC teams


SEC West rivals LSU and Alabama each had 13 players make the coaches preseason all-conference teams. Making the first team for LSU were tailback Leonard Fournette, center Ethan Pocic, linebacker Kendell Beckwith and defensive back Tre'Davious White.  Read more...

Bobby and Deuce impressed with Saints but wary of key weaknesses


“Overall I thought it was a positive camp.  I think the defense definitely got better.  Several of the off season additions sure showed they can contend to help this team get better," Deuce says. Read More
 
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