Tourism Boom

Study: New Orleans tourism records: 10.45M tourists, $7.4B


A new study says New Orleans has broken a tourism record set before Hurricane Katrina, with nearly 10.5 million visitors in 2016. The record had stood at 10.1 million since 2004, the year before the hurricane struck.  Read more...
Low Risk

Severe weather threat low for today, with more of the showers on the Northshore


While there could still be a few heavy rain cells and the slight risk of a severe storm, the fears of really nasty weather for our Saturday have mostly dissipated south of the lake.  There is still a bit of a greater risk on the Northshore. Read more...
Election Day

Election day across Louisiana


Today is Election Day in 37 parishes across Louisiana, and Secretary of State Tom Schedler is encouraging voters to get out and cast their ballots. Schedler says the majority of the elections are local. He says weather could affect voter turnout.  Read more and see a sample ballot...
Health Care?

Now what? Options for next year as health law drama fades


As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year. The Republican health plan designed to replace the Obama-era health law... Read more 

Cop Convicted

Cop found guilty of manslaughter


A 12-person jury in Avoyelles Parish has found law enforcement officer Derrick Stafford guilty of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter in the shooting death of a 6-year-old autistic boy. His father, Christopher Few, was also... Read more