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Worst of weather staying north of metro New Orleans

The threat for severe weather will continue through about 2am, but the bulk of the strong stroms are north of Louisiana.  "A broken line of storms is expected to move through," Carl Arredondo- WWL-TV Chief Meteorologist said.  "The worst of the weather may stay in... Read more

Showers & storms are possible tonight ending around 2 a.m.

We could see strong storms later this evening and tonight.  Our area could see some the chance for showers and storms to increase some of those could be severe, especially north of the lake and into Mississippi, ...Read more

Woman arrested after hitting husband with turkey

A Baton Rouge woman is behind bars after she attacked her husband with a turkey. Sgt. Don Coppola with Baton Rouge Police says a juvenile male called police on Thanksgiving Day to report that his parents were fighting. He says the situation escalated when 32-year-old Helen Jackson pulled a knife on her husband.  Read more...

 

Bourbon street violence sparks security concerns

After the Bourbon street shootings early Sunday morning that killed one and injured nine others, more questions are being raised about how to improve security in the French Quarter. Read more...

Dooky Chase, Jr. funeral is today

Funeral services for Edgar 'Dooky' Chase Jr. are today.  Services will be held at St. Peter Claver Church, 1923 St Philip Street. Visitation began at 11:30 a.m. followed by a burial mass at 1 p.m.  Read more...

 

Analysis: Much uncertainty ahead in US-Cuba relationship

Fidel Castro's passing removes what was long the single greatest psychological barrier to a warmer U.S.-Cuba relationship. But it also adds to the uncertainty ahead with the transition from an Obama to a Trump administration.  Read more...

 

Suspect in fatal shooting killed in shootout with deputies

An official in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, says a man who fatally shot a woman and ran over two bystanders with his car before crashing into an ambulance has died following a shootout with sheriff's deputies.  Read more...

 

Today is Cyber Monday, time to shop on-line

Cyber Monday is today.  It's the biggest on-line shopping day of the year.  And like those shoppers who were able to find deals on Black Friday, the deals, today, can be found on-line.  
With reports that on-line shopping has surpassed in-store shopping ...Read more

1 ticket sold in Tennessee wins $420.9M Powerball drawing

Louisiana lottery officials say one tickets sold in Tennessee won Saturday's $420.9 million Powerball drawing.  The top prize for Wednesday's drawing will be $40 million.  There was no big winner in the Louisiana Lotto and Easy 5 drawings.  Read more...

 

With deals offered early, will shoppers buy on Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday may be in danger of losing its online sales title. The Monday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest online shopping day of the year, but stores are releasing internet deals earlier, stretching them through the week, as well as making them available in... Read more

Are you done Christmas shopping?

New Orleans area shopping malls were a busy place this past weekend. Local shoppers were out in force, working on their Christmas gift lists. Many found packed parking lots and stores, while others said the crowds were smaller than they expected. Read more...

Compare rates for homeowners and auto insurance

The Louisiana Department of Insurance urges families to compare rates for insurance and homeowners insurance to get the best protection. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says a home and car are the biggest investments people make. Read more and compare rates...

Harrison: Bourbon Street shooting started as an argument

NOPD Police Chief Michael Harrison said at a news conference Sunday that the shooting that left one man dead and nine others injured started as an argument that escalated into gunfire early Sunday morning.  Read more...

 

City backs off idea of possibly selling Public Belt Railroad

After months of study and speculation, New Orleans officials are backing off the idea of possibly selling the Public Belt Railroad, which includes 25 miles of track that connect the six major rail lines serving the city's port and nearby industrial facilities.  Read more...
 
Many of our religious leaders were attacked for standing by Newell Normand during the investigation into the killing of Joe McKnight. Were they right to defend the sheriff?
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