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Dave Cohen - Bio

Our webmaster asked me to write something for my bio page, and I struggled with what I should say about myself. 

My first thought was to write something like… Dave Cohen is a dedicated, award winning, veteran broadcaster and family man. Dave joined the WWL team in 1997. He is a proud father of four children and the husband of a wonderful, loving wife.
Then I wondered if that was what people clicking on my bio page really wanted to read. ‘What do they want to know about me?’ I wondered. I started thinking about who clicks on bio pages, and why they do that.
Bio pages on websites usually talk about how great someone is and almost read to me like an obituary. I am not ready to be dead, so didn’t really want that. I also don’t especially like to brag about myself. I love talking about my kids’ accomplishments, but not so much about my own. I prefer to let my actions speak for themselves.
Who am I? I’m a guy who loves his family, his work and his community. I enjoy going to work each day because I feel that I am doing important work at one of the best radio stations in America. I am honored to help inform and entertain people every day. I am humbled to get to play such an important role in the lives of so many thousands of listeners. 
As much as I love my work, I also love leaving the office each day because it means I am going home to my family. Like nearly every family, we have our challenges, but there is no feeling better than walking through the door and seeing the people I love the most on earth. We eat dinner together as a family almost every night. I cherish that time.
I guess I should also mention that I grew up in suburban Chicago, attended New Trier High School and then went to journalism school at the University of Missouri. After graduation I moved to Longview, Texas and worked there before taking a position in Alexandria, Louisiana. After moving to greater New Orleans, I immediately fell in love with this community. This place has so much personality! There are thousands of boring places you can live around this country; New Orleans is NOT one of them. You could never describe this community as dull. That makes it a fantastic place to live. It also means it’s an unbelievable place to work in the media. I think the passion for New Orleans comes across in my work. People often tell me they are surprised to find out I didn’t grow up here.
My bonds to this region were made even tighter by “the storm.” I stayed here through everything Katrina had to offer. I witnessed and reported to the world what happened here. I saw the worst nature and human nature could deliver. I also watched humans at their best. While there was death, destruction and repugnant behavior all around; there were also angels on earth selflessly giving of themselves to try and make things better and help their fellow humans (even those acting like animals). I could have easily left after Katrina, but refused to go anywhere. I wanted to be a part of and a witness to the revival of such a wonderful place. 
I hope if you came here looking to learn more about me, you got the info you wanted. If not, email me at dave@wwl.com and ask whatever questions you have.
 
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Butt Fines

New law: $300 per butt fine for littlering


On the same day that smoking is banned from public colleges and universities, motorists could face a much stiffer penalty if they throw a cigarette butt from a car window. The new law increases fines for the intentional disposal of a cigarette from a motor vehicle.  Read more...
Heroin Ad

Cops: Men busted after advertising heroin


Jefferson Parish detectives say they have three arrests after finding an advertisement for heroin on the Internet. "A concerned citizen in Jefferson Parish notified our office of a posting,"  Colonel John Fortunato said in a news release. They checked out the post on Craigslist.  Read more...
Gas $

Gas getting cheaper


Gas prices are steadily falling. Here in New Orleans the average cost of a gallon of regular fell 16 cents over the past month, according to AAA. The current average price is $3.31.  Read more...
Gun Law

Concealed guns now allowed in restaurants


Starting today, individuals with a concealed carry permit are allowed to bring a concealed firearm into restaurants that serve alcohol. The HB 72, sponsored by Metairie representative Joe Lopinto, is now in effect... Read more
Tax Holiday

Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday Weekend


Louisiana's sales tax holiday starts today. For the next two days, customers will not have to pay the 4% sales tax on the first $2,500 of each item they buy. Louisiana Department of Revenue spokesman Byron Henderson says it only comes once a year.  Read more...
TS Bertha

Tropical Storm Bertha to move through the Atlantic, miss the Gulf


Tropical Storm Bertha has formed in the Atlantic.  It is forecast to stay out of the Gulf of Mexico and curve into the central Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane Center expects Bertha to remain a tropical storm and not become a hurricane... Read more
Captured

Cops catch man wanted in murder of girlfriend


Police have captured the man wanted for allegedly murdering the mother of his child in Destrehan. "Bruce Bourgeois Jr., has been arrested this evening in Independence, Louisiana by The Independence Police Department... Read more
Tigers #13

Coaches rank LSU #13, Alabama #2, FSU #1


The coaches poll published in USA Today this morning ranks the LSU Tigers are the 13th best team in college football. Florida State is number one. Alabama is ranked second.  Read more and see the full poll...
Dome Soccer?

Soccer in the Superdome? It would be a first


Would you go see an international soccer game in the Superdome? Local leaders are hoping that the recent popularity of the World Cup competition will mean success for soccer in the Crescent City.  Read more...
Tiger Football

Miles talks about 2 QB's, arrested LSU players


LSU Head Football Coach Les Miles says his talk to the Rotary Club in Baton Rouge is his favorite, because it means football season is about to start.  Read more...
Smoking Ban

Schools banning smoking on campus


Today is the last day smoking is allowed on campuses of public colleges and universities in Louisiana.  Tomorrow they will be required to make their campuses smoke-free.  Read more...
Sitter Charged

Babysitter arrested for allegedly raping child


Cops say a boy from Terrebonne Parish came forward and said a woman from Dulac raped him when she was his babysitter. "A 17 year old male... reported that he was sexually assaulted as a child... Read more
Beating Death

VIDEO: Women cheat death as train passes over them


A camera mounted on a train engine captured the dramatic escape of two women who were caught on the tracks of a railway bridge. They had been walking across the elevated tracks, some 80 feet above the ground.  Read more and watch the video...
Bad Accent?

Should Southerners lose the accent?


Is it bad to have a Southern accent? "Of course not!  There is absolutely nothing wrong with having a Southern accent," one woman said in New Orleans.  "I think like everything else Southern, it just adds charm." A national lab in Tennessee has canceled a class... Read more
Film Jobs

Free training offered for film industry jobs


The City of New Orleans is offering a free training program for Orleans and Jefferson residents looking to break into the film industry. The Mayor's Office of Cultural Economy is conducting a Production Assistant Boot Camp in August.  Read more...
Cop Arrested

Another NOPD officer arrested, 4th this month


For the second time this week the NOPD has arrested and suspended an officer. "Officer Willie A. Gant, Sr. has been placed on emergency suspension without pay after being arrested on two counts of Indecent Behavior with Juveniles and two counts of Sexual Battery on a Juvenile... Read more
Killer Cop

Cop convicted of killing man despite the victim still missing


Police never found the body, but today a judge convicted a cop of killing a missing man. Mark Hebert admitted that when he was a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputy he stole the wallet from a driver involved in a 2007 crash and then stole his identity... Read more

One arrest in Metairie carjacking


Jefferson Parish authorities say they have arrested one of the suspects in a Metairie carjacking.
"Sheriff Newell Normand announces the arrests of Antonio Marcelin, B/M, 19, of 3522 Vespasian Boulevard in New Orleans... Read more
Carjacked

Another man reports carjacking after meeting woman on social media


New Orleans Police are investigating after a man reported he was carjacked after trying to meet a woman he had contacted on the Internet. The call came in just before 10:00pm last night.  Read more...
Byrd Returns

Byrd off PUP, back with the Saints


Saints safety Jairus Byrd returned to practice with the Saints today. The free agent acquisition had been placed on the physically unable to perform list after offseason back surgery.  Read more...
Hot Sauce

Hot sauce sales are hot, and Louisiana benefits


As the spicy food trend spreads across the country, the hot sauce market is growing by leaps and bounds. Since 2000, the US hot sauce market has grown by 150 percent... Read more
Dog State

Louisiana ranked as #5 for dog friendliest


According to a new report, Louisianians are dog people. The study, conducted by market research firm Euromonitor puts Louisiana in the top 5 states in the nation who favor dogs over cats.  Louisiana SPCA CEO Ana Zorilla says the state is tailor made for dogs.  Read more...
Cop Arrested

Cop arrested, suspended after allegedly trying to run man down


The NOPD has arrested and suspended an officer after she allegedly attacked a man. "Officer Stephanie Caldwell has been placed on emergency suspension without pay after being arrested... Read more
Too Late

Cops: Woman stabs boyfriend for coming home late


The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's office says a Houma woman is under arrest for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend after he came home too late. "Deputies responded to a complaint at 108 Helena Drive in reference to a domestic disturbance... Read more
Concert Demand

New Orleans: ''A hot concert city''


New Orleans has suddenly become a concert hot spot.  The success of recent shows like Elton John, Jay Z with Beyonce and Bruno Mars have shown the industry that there is a lot of money to be made in the Crescent City. "We are a hot concert city right now... Read more
Saints Issues

Top issues surrounding the Saints


CORNERBACK QUESTIONS: At 36, Champ Bailey is at a stage of his illustrious career when his age raises questions about his status heading into the season. The Saints are betting the 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback will find elite form again. Read more...
Payton Speaks

Payton: New training camp site 'pretty amazing'


 As New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis spoke about the opening of training camp, steep, tree-covered mountains were in full view behind them. Read More
Training Camp

Saints again bring playoff expectations into 2014


Sean Payton constantly searches for an edge, even if it means fiddling with a training camp formula that has worked rather well for him over the past half-decade. Read more...
Looking For...

Police looking for 2 more people in probe of Bourbon shooting


New Orleans Police are looking for two additional people in the probe of the shooting on Bourbon Street that left one bystander dead and nine wounded. "We have infrared still shots of two individuals who may have critical information related to the Bourbon Street shooting... Read more
3rd of July

Uncle Sam Jam, one of many early July 4th festivities


Jefferson Parish gets a head start on 4th of July with tonight's Uncle Sam Jam in Lafreniere Park. It's a free event featuring great music and a big fireworks show. Jefferson Parish Councilman Ben Zahn says the live music starts at 5:30...  Read more
Victim Info

Police release info on Bourbon Street victims


New Orleans Police say six of the people shot on Bourbon Street are from out of state, while four are locals. Here is the list NOPD provided with the victims' ages, conditions and where they are from:  Read more...
NOPD video

NOPD releases video of 'person of interest' in Bourbon Street Shooting


The NOPD has released a surveillance tape of a person of interest in the Sunday morning shooting on Bourbon Street.  Watch

 
9 Shot

Cops: 9 people shot on Bourbon Street


New Orleans Police say there are a total of nine victims shot on Bourbon Street early this morning. "Nine victims, six are in stable condition, two are in critical condition," said NOPD Officer Frank Robertson. ... Read more
Handover Video

VIDEO: Handover of US soldier


The Taliban on Wednesday released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan, touting the swap of the American soldier for five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo as a significant achievement for the insurgents. Read more...
SEC Champs

LSU wins the SEC Baseball Championship


The LSU baseball team found itself in a defensive struggle with the Florida Gators for the SEC title. The game was scoreless through 7 and a third innings. LSU finally got on the board with a 2 run homer by Tiger designated hitter Sean McMullen. Read more...
Super Bowls?

New Orleans to be ''smarter'' competing for Super Bowls


New Orleans may be more selective in bidding on future Super Bowls. "We have to be smarter in how we compete for future Super Bowls," Chairman of the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District Ron Foreman told WWL First News.  Read more...
Newborn Killed

Father charged with killing baby that wouldn't stop crying


Northshore cops have charged a dad from Livingston Parish with the killing of his infant daughter.  It happened in the town of Walker.The newborn was taken off life support this week after initially being hospitalized April 19th.  Read more...
Brandin Cooks
Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks makes a catch as he runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Saints trade up to get receiver


The New Orleans Saints traded up to the #20 spot in the NFL draft.  The Black and Gold swapped picks with Arizona and game the Cardinals their 3rd round pick to make the jump.  Read more...
Racism

''Racist images'' found in Plaquemines Parish


Cops in Plaquemines Parish and the FBI are investigating what police call "racist images." "The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified about a rope with a noose-like knot hanging from a willow tree on the Mississippi River batture... Read more
Donate

A day of giving - GiveNolaDay


Today is the first community wide day of giving in the Greater New Orleans Area. It's GiveNolaDay, the community's first one day, online giving event to inspire people to give to their favorite nonprofit organizations who make our region stronger.  Read more...
Plane Problem

LSU plane problem causes ''a little scary'' situation for baseball team


The LSU Baseball team had some tense moments Thursday night after a mechanical problem with the plane the team was taking to Texas. "A little scary," Mainieri said in a text message to the student newspaper the Reveille. Read more...
Suspended

FSU's Winston suspended from baseball team after shoplifting charge


Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, a two-sport star at Florida State, was suspended from the baseball team Wednesday after receiving a citation for taking food from a supermarket without paying for it.  Read more...
Skin Cancer

Sun warnings apparently falling on deaf ears


Decades of efforts to get people to protect themselves from skin cancer-causing sun and tanning beds appear to be failing. Despite the warnings, people do not seem to be listening when it comes to overdoing it in the sun. 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...
Kidnapped Child

Abita Springs child kidnapped, locked in bathroom


Nortshore cops say a man kidnapped a six-year-old boy in Abita Springs. Detectives say the mom called after the child disappeared from the yard. "Shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday, the mother of a 6-year-old Abita Springs boy called 911 to report her son was missing... Read more
Unlawful?

Expert: JPSO appears to violate suspect's Constitutional rights


The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is defending a deputy's action seen in a video posted to social media.  In the video a man being arrested begs to know why he is going to jail and pleads with the deputy not to shoot him.  A law professor says it appears his rights were violated.  Read more and see the video...
Married Heart

LSU cardiologist agrees: Marriage is good for your heart


Here's one more reason to tie the knot. Apparently, marriage is good for the heart. A study just released by New York University's Langone Medical Center found married people have fewer heart problems than those who are single, widowed or divorced.  Read more...
St. Pat's

St. Patrick's Fun


Partying for St. Patrick's Day in Metairie.  Check out the pictures of people at the parade...
Work Sick?

Sick workers not a workplace threat?


A local health official is taking issue with a recent report that says way too many Americans go to work sick. According to that report, more than one in four American workers recently surveyed said they show up to work while ill, even though they could sicken their colleagues.  Read more...
Escapee

Cops: Nortshore escapee kidnaps woman, eludes cops


Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the sheriff’s office is currently searching for 35 year old (w/m) Christopher Ricker.  Ricker allegedly escaped from the St. Tammany Work Release Program early this morning.  Read more...
Sproles Traded

Saints trade Sproles to Eagles


The Saints have traded running back Darren Sproles to the Eagles. WWL Saints Sideline reporter Kristian Garic says a league source confirms that a deal has been worked out.
Sproles played the past three season with the Saints.  Read more...
Poles Greased

VIDEO: The poles get greased


Scantily clad dancers grabbed handfuls of Vaseline today and spread it on balcony supports in the French Quarter.  New Orleans native Bryan Batt from "Mad Men," "12 Years a Slave" and much more was the master of ceremonies for the fun at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.  Read more and see video...
Body Found

Missing woman's body found on Northshore


Nortshore cops have found the body of a missing Alabama woman. Officials says the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office discovered the dead woman during a foot search for her near Madisonville.  Read more...
Big Cuts?

Louisiana lawmaker opposes proposed Pentagon cuts


The Pentagon has released a proposal that would reduce forces in the United States Army to numbers not seen since before the buildup during World War II. US Representative John Fleming of Minden, Louisiana strongly opposes a shrinking of the nation's military. Read more...

Parading in the Rain


Rolling in the rain!  Crowds braved the downpours to see the Sunday parades in New Orleans.  Here are some pictures of the wet fun...
Insane

Father found not guilty by reason of insanity after decapitating son


The man from Thibodaux who was charged with the murder and decapitation of his 7-year-old son in 2011 has been found not guilty by reason of  insanity.   Read more...
FQ Fest

Dr. John headlines French Quarter Festival 2014


The list of performer is out for the 31st Annual French Quarter Festival. Organizers say it will feature Dr. John's first performance the Festival in 24 years. "Dr. John embodies the best of New Orleans' rich musical heritage, and in 2014, he returns to French Quarter Festival... Read more
New Name?

Smoothie King Arena?


The New Orleans Arena could soon have a new name. The Pelicans have reportedly called a news conference for Thursday to announce a naming rights sponsor for the arena.  Read more...
Electric chair?

Jindal: Louisiana looking at other options to carry out executions


With Louisiana having a difficult time finding drugs to perform a lethal injection against a convicted child killer, Governor Bobby Jindal confirms the state is examining other alternatives. Jindal says expect to see legislation in the upcoming session, addressing this issue. Read More
Tarantino

Tarantino to ride in Orpheus


One of Hollywood's top writers and directors is serving as Mardi Gras royalty. "Oscar-winning screenwriter, director, producer, actor... Quentin Tarantino will reign as the Krewe of Orpheus' 2014 Celebrity Monarch... Read more
Wintery Mix

Conditions forecast to worsen through the day


The National Weather Service warns that "significant amounts of wintry precipitation" will impact Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi today through early Wednesday morning. The Winter Weather Warning says, "Arctic air continues to push southward... Read more
Icy Roads

Crews work to keep roads open


The Louisiana Department of Transportation is taking precautions on the roads for the wintery weather coming up. Snow, sleet and rain are expected for Louisiana until Wednesday making unsafe conditions.  Read more...
Flurries?

Hard freeze with flurries possible in S.E. Louisiana


A cold front will drop us into the 20's on both sides of the lake for early Friday morning. There is a chance of snow flurries or sleet mostly north and west of Lake Pontchartrain.  Read more...
Cop Kills

Kenner cop kills suspect as car crashes


Kenner Police say what started as a drug bust on Airline Drive ended with one suspect dead, another suspect injured and a cop hurt too.  Police Chief Steve Caraway says officers approached a car with two men inside and tried to remove the suspects.  Read more...
Free Concerts

Family Gras announces lineup


Officials today unveiled the annual Family Gras free concert lineup at the new Mardi Gras Plaza in Metairie.

Performers include Wilson Phillips; one of the former lead singers of Journey, Steve Augeri; U.K. pop start Cher Lloyd; Cowboy Mouth; Amanda Shaw; Electric Light Orchestra - ELO with members from ELO 1 and 2; Blood, Sweat & Tears with American Idol finalist Bo Bice; CMT's Next
2014 Lineup

Jazz Fest lineup for 2014: Clapton and Springsteen among headliners


Organizers of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival have released the lineup for the annual Jazz Fest. The list includes: Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Phish, Santana, Arcade Fire, Robin Thicke... Read more
Injury Report

Thomas sits out, Lewis participates fully at Saints practice


Only one player on the New Orleans Saints roster missed practice today, running back Pierre Thomas did participate with an injury to his chest. Cornerback Keenan Lewis returned to the practice field ... Read more
14th Ranked

LSU finishes season ranked #14


The LSU football team has finished the season in the top 15 in both the AP and USA Today football polls.  The final surveys of the season were released today after last night's BCS National Championship. Read more...
Saints-Seahawks

Payton encouraged as Saints prepare for Seattle


With a trip to Seattle looming, the New Orleans Saints gained more confidence from the first road playoff win in franchise history than Saturday's 26-24 margin at Philadelphia indicated.  Read more...
Saints Win

Saints beat Eagles, head to Seattle


It's another trip to Seattle for the Saints.  The Black the Gold will play the Seahawks in the divisional round of the playoffs after beating the Eagles. The Saints were trailing by one point with just under five minutes to play in the game.  Read more...
Playoff Weather

Saints - Eagles weather: Cold, no snow during game


The weather in Philadelphia Saturday will be cold. The day starts with a low of just 5 degrees.  The National Weather Service expects temps to warm up to right at freezing Saturday afternoon.  Read more...
Wildcard

Saints and Eagles expect tough game


 Nick Foles grew up idolizing Drew Brees and followed in his footsteps when he played quarterback at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas.  Brees has already won a Super Bowl, but Foles will be playing in his first playoff game Saturday night... Read more
Hit & Run

70-year-old arrested in deadly hit-and-run


A 70-year-old Chalmette man has been charged with negligent homicide in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident on Sunday. Louisiana State Police say in a news release that Harold Barrett turned himself in at the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office... Read more
Killing Spree

Cops: Man kills wife, boss and ex-in law... wounds others


Cops in Lafourche Parish say a man went on a shooting rampage in a post-Christmas rage.  He killed his wife, his ex-mother in law and his boss. Investigators say Ben Freeman (above) also wounded his ex-sister in law, bosses wife and his ex-father in law... Read more
Brees Okay

Brees back full, along with 8 other Saints on injury report


Drew Brees was a full participant at Thursday's practice after being limited on Wednesday. "I'm totally fine.  Kinda doctors orders, swelling in the knee, just had to get it down.  No big deal.  I was totally fine today," Brees told WWL Saints Sideline Reporter Kristian Garic.  Read more...
Vaccaro Out

Vaccaro to have surgery


Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro will not be back until next season. WWL Saints Sideline Reporter Kristian Garic reports that the team today said that Vaccaro is having surgery to repair a fractured ankle.  Read more...
Injury Report

Saints get a safety back for Carolina


Saints safety Roman Harper is ready to play Sunday.  The team didn't even list him as injured on the Friday report. Harper has been sidelined in recent weeks with a hip injury, but is no longer needing treatment and returned to full participation in practice.  Read more...
Super Saturday

Last minute shopping to draw big crowds Saturday


Time is rapidly running out to finish your holiday gift buying. Tomorrow is known in retail circles as "Super Saturday." It is the last big weekend shopping day before Christmas.  Read more...
Child Charged

Northshore 12-year-old charged with trying to murder niece


Deputies in Washington Parish have arrested a 12-year-old girl for the attempted murder. They say she tried to kill her 8-month-old niece. The Sheriff's Office says they responded to a call from the Department of Children & Family Services... Read more
Jindal Reacts

JIndal responds to A&E suspending Duck Dynasty star


Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal  has released a statement in response to A&E suspending Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson.  A&E put Robertson on indefinite hiatus after he told GQ that gays are sinners.  Click here to see the news release from Jindal's office...
Gay Comments

Patriarch off 'Duck Dynasty' after gay comments


 "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson is off the hit A&E reality series indefinitely after disparaging gays as sinners akin to adulterers and swindlers, the network said. A&E announced Wednesday what it called a "hiatus" for Robertson, 67, after he disparaged gays... Read more
Not Religious

Christmas is more cultural than religious for many


A new survey gives credence to those who say that the religious meaning of Christmas is being lost.  A poll released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center found only half of Americans consider the holiday religious... Read more
Rookie Test

Saints call on rookie LT to protect Brees in biggest game yet this year


I can't remember Saints coach Sean Payton calling an early morning news conference until today. So, I had a feeling something pretty important was going to be announced.  Read more...
Teens & Drugs

Survey: Kids backing off synthetic drugs, okay with real pot


Fewer teens are trying fake marijuana known by such names as K2 and Spice, apparently getting the message that these cheap new drugs are highly dangerous, according to the government's annual survey on drug use.  Read more...
Insurance Rates

Flood insurance fix held up by one vote


U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu fears there may be no fix for what she says is flawed flood insurance reform law before the year's end. The Biggerts-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act will mean huge premium hikes for many residents in Louisiana and other states.  Read more...
Big Jackpot

Mega Millions Numbers


Here are the numbers drawn Tuesday night, 12/17/13:  8  14  17  20  39  Mega Ball  7
Read more...

Saints cut Hartley


Saints sideline reporter Kristian Garic confirms that the Saints have cut kicker Garrett Hartley.
Hartley was 22 of 30 on field goals for the year and had two field goal attempts go awry in the Saints’ loss to the Rams on Sunday.  Read more...
Drunk Elf

Drunken elf arrested


A man dressed as a elf found himself behind bars in Southwest Louisiana. Cops say they stopped Brandon Touchet for speeding and found he was drunk too. "As the result of traffic stop the individual exited the vehicle and showed signs of being impaired and intoxicated... Read more
Tasing Arrests

Alleged tasing suspects caught in Houma


The Houma Police Department says two arrests have been made in the tasing, beating and robbery of a disabled man. Chief Todd Duplantis says they caught the November 11th crime being committed on a surveillance camera showing two suspects shocking and beating the victim... Read more
Jackpot!

Why do lottery players think they can defy odds?


It's the ultimate fantasy: Walk into a store, plunk down a dollar, and with nothing but luck - really extraordinary luck - you win a giant lottery. Suddenly, you're rich as a sultan with enough money to buy an NBA team or your own island. Read more...
Record Prize?

$656 Million?


Strong weekend Mega Millions ticket sales easily could push Tuesday's jackpot above last year's record $656 million prize, a lottery official said.  Read more...
We Learned...

5 reasons why the Rams beat the Saints


QUINN FACTOR: Rams defensive end Robert Quinn had two sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, two quarterback hits, a tackle for loss and was disruptive enough to cause two penalties.  Read more...
No Excuses

Brees: No excuses after ugly loss


Too bad the New Orleans Saints can't play 'em all at home. They're a 7-0 juggernaut in the Superdome but just 3-4 on the road after spotting St. Louis a three-touchdown lead in the first half of the Rams' 27-16 victory on Sunday.  Read more...
Saints Lose

Rams delay Saints' postseason plans with 27-16 win


Drew Brees threw interceptions that led to touchdowns on the first two possessions and the St. Louis Rams got big days from Zac Stacy, Robert Quinn and on special teams to top the New Orleans Saints 27-16 on Sunday.  Read more...
Rodrigue Dies

George Rodrigue dies


WWL TV reports that famed Louisiana artist George Rodrigue has died. The man best known for his Blue Dog paintings was 69.  Read more...
Trap Game?

Kristian Quick Hits: Trap Game? NO


Too often the media and the fans look at a schedule and see a sub .500 record late in the season and start asking the question: "Is this is a trap game?"  Several fans have asked me that very question this week... Read more

Saints favored by 6 over Rams, release injury report


The New Orleans Saints and St. Louis Rams have issued their final injury reports ahead of Sunday's game. The Saints list six players as questionable, including Brodrick Bunkley and Rafael Bush.  Read more...
Dynamic Duo

Galette, Jordan emerging as top sack tandem


Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette lived with an aunt in Haiti until age 10 before reuniting with his parents in a New York suburb, and in his own words, "came from nothing." Cameron Jordon was practically born into the NFL - a child of privilege whose father played... Read more
Road Test

Saints look to better road record in St. Louis


If the New Orleans Saints are to clinch a playoff berth this weekend on their own, they must improve their recent play on the road. The Saints hope to accomplish both Sunday while trying to send the St. Louis Rams to a seventh consecutive losing season... Read more
Light Fight

''The Finger'' Christmas lights display is back


The woman who last year won the case regarding her first amendment right to display a middle finger in Christmas lights on the roof of her Denham Springs home is back at it again this year.  Read more...
Not Guilty

Former cop not guilty in post-Katrina killing


Jurors in New Orleans Federal Court today returned not guilty verdicts in the case of a former NOPD officer charged with killing an unarmed man in the Katrina aftermath.  Read more...
Bad Memories

Deke Bellavia - LSU vs Iowa - the last time they played!


When the LSU Tigers and the Iowa Hawkeyes meet New Year's Day in the 2014 Outback Bowl, it will mark just the second time ever the two schools battle.  The first meeting is one I'll always remember. Iowa stunned LSU with a last second win.  Read more...
Hollywood South

Another winning year for movie making in New Orleans


The lights have shone bright again in Hollywood South. 2013 has been another big year for TV and movie making in New Orleans and Louisiana. "Another banner year for our state," says Chris Stelly, with the Office of Entertainment Industry Development. Read more...
Person of Year

Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year


Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.  Read more...
Saban to TX?

Is Brown out at Texas? Will Saban make the move?


Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson says no decision has been made about the future of Longhorns coach Mack Brown. Texas released a statement by Patterson several hours after Orangebloods.com reported, citing two unidentified sources, that Brown will announce he is stepping down by week's end.  Read more...
Election Time

Landrieu for Mayor and Governor?


Today, we will start learning who's going to try and earn the top jobs in the city of New Orleans, from the mayor's office and the city council to Orleans Parish Sheriff and more.  Qualifying starts today.  Read more...
What We Learned

5 things learned from Saints demolition of the Panthers


MOVING ON: The Saints proved they could put a bad game to bed quickly and regroup. Last Monday night, they were pounded 34-7 in Seattle then had a flight delay, further compressing their preparations for Carolina.  Read more...
Saints Win

Saints make it look easy in win over Carolina


Drew Brees often makes the extraordinary look routine, particularly during night games in the Superdome. Sometimes even the best defenses don't stand a chance. Carolina's didn't on Sunday night, when the Saints rolled to a 31-13 triumph... Read more
Saints-Panthers

Saints defense seeks improvement vs. Newton


 Malcolm Jenkins doesn't envision New Orleans' defense crumbling for a second-straight week, no matter how similar the challenges of stopping Russell Wilson and Cam Newton may be. Jenkins can point to the Saints' No. 8 ranking in total defense as the basis for his rationale. Read more...
Mandella Dies

Mandela dead at age 95


South Africa's president says Nelson Mandela has died at age 95. Jacob Zuma says "we've lost our greatest son."  Read more...
Sunday Night

Panthers riding high, Saints coming off low


The Carolina Panthers can become the second team in the NFL to win nine straight games this season. Doing so will require them to hand the New Orleans Saints their first home loss of 2013 on Sunday night, with the winner taking control of the NFC South.  Read more...
Fast Food $

Fast food strikes in 100 cities


Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job on Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay. The actions are intended to build on a campaign that began about a year ago... Read more
Low Wages?

A few New Orleans' fast food workers join national strike


Service may be a little slow at a few fast food restaurants in the New Orleans today. A handful New Orleans area fast food workers are expected to take part in a national protest over low wages.  Read more...
No Strief

Saints - Panthers injury report: Strief not ready to go


The Saints took an extra day off today and did not practice.  The team did, however, issue an injury report showing which players likely would have sat out if they had taken the field.  Read more...
Vitter for Gov?

Vitter to decide on governor's race soon


After months of dodging the talk, Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter said Tuesday that he is considering a run for governor in 2015 and plans to decide by next month.  Read more...
Saints Struggle

Kristian: Which Saints team was that?


Seattle leads the nation in depression.  It's a wonder, because their football team is reason alone to celebrate in the Pacific Northwest.  The Seahawks methodically dismantled the Saints on Monday night football 34-7.   Read more...
Child Killed

Cops: Mom crashes car, young daughter dies


Cops say a child is dead after she was not properly belted into a car seat, and her mother crashed their car head on into another vehicle. "The crash resulted in three people being seriously injured, and one 4-year-old child dying as a result of not being properly restrained... Read more
Saggy Pants

Thibodaux considering saggy pants ban


The City Council in Thibodaux is expected to vote on the saggy pants ban tonight after they hear comments from the public. The Lafourche Parish Council passed a similar ordinance in 2007, but it doesn't apply in Thibodaux.  Read more...
Monday Night

5 things to watch: Saints - Seahawks


KNOCK OFF THE RUST: The last time Seattle was on the field, it had its offensive line fully intact for the first time since the first quarter of Week 2 with the returns of Russell Okung, Breno Giacomini and Max Unger from injuries.   Read more...
Dead at 40

Fast & Furious star Paul Walker dies in car crash


A publicist for actor Paul Walker says the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series has died in a car crash north of Los Angeles. He was 40.  Read more...
Saints Honors

Manning, Jackson, Roaf to be Saints first 'Ring of Honor' inductees Sunday


The New Orleans Saints today announced who will be the first inductees into the Saints "ring of honor."  And it should come as no surprise that the first three players to be so honored are two Pro Football Hall of Famers and the Saints' first star player.  Read more...
Too Real?

Deadly Halloween display too realistic for some


One man lies on his stomach on the driveway. Blood is splattered along the garage door that smashed his head and presumably killed him. Another man lies a few feet away, run over by a truck. Read more and see pictures of the display...

NH clerk: I was fired for pulling gun on robber


Red Light Cams

Video promotes New Orleans red light cameras


A new promotional video touts the controversial red light and speeding cameras in New Orleans. The city of New Orleans and American Traffic Solutions, the company that runs the camera system produced the video that is out today.  Read more...
Syria Plan

US says Syrian chemical attack killed 1,429


Edging toward a retaliatory strike, the Obama administration bluntly accused the Syrian government Friday of launching a chemical weapons attack that killed at least 1,429 people — far more than previous estimates — including more than 400 children.  Read more...
8 Years Later

8 years after Katrina, New Orleans called ''The comeback city''


Eight years ago today Hurricane Katrina was making landfall with an immense storm surge, high winds and torrential rainfall.  "It was a catastrophic day for all of us, and everybody that was involved in it has done an unbelievable job of struggling back," New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said.  Read more...
Truck Explodes

Truck explodes at Westbank chemical facility


A truck exploded this morning at a facility where the Harvey Canal meets the Mississippi River. Officials say the truck was loading a chemical when it caught fire and blew up at the Kinder Morgan Chemical plant. Read more...
Dogs vs. Humans

A new study finds humans have great empathy for dogs


Do you ever wonder why there are so many posts of dogs on Facebook? Well, a new study seems to confirm we really do have more empathy for canines than for adult humans.  Read more...
Back on Team

LSU RB Jeremy Hill back on the team


Hours after a judge decided not to send LSU running back Jeremy Hill back to jail, his teammates voted to allow the suspended star running back to rejoin the team.  Read more...

Video: Man arrested after going onto field at Saints practice


A man has been arrested at Saints training camp after kicking a barricade and going onto the field, apparently to tell the team what they have to do to win. Another fan, Roy Griffin, says he saw it all happen. "He just said, 'I'm tired of them losing, I'm going in there to talk to somebody,' "  Read more and see video...
Celebrations

4th of July Events


From the City to the suburbs, Southshore to Northshore, Eastbank to Westbank; there are celebrations for Independence day planned.  Starting JUne 29th and running through the 4th of July, there are all kinds of events.  Click here to read a list of the celebrations...
 
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