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Vitter opposing Obama's pick for attorney general

U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he'll oppose President Barack Obama's pick for attorney general because of his disapproval of the president's executive actions on immigration.  The Republican senator announced Wednesday that he won't support ... Read more

Man accused of exposing self, masturbating in North Shore tanning salons

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a man who exposed himself to employees of a couple of tanning salons near Mandeville and Covington. Read more...

Ex-pastor seeks reduced sentence in relief scheme

A former New Orleans pastor who embezzled nearly $1 million in disaster relief aid in the wake of Hurricane Katrina has asked a federal judge to shorten his prison sentence by several years.
The Rev. Toris Young, who has convictions in three federal cases ... Read more

Two weeks away from Christmas Eve -- how much shopping do you need to do?

How far along are you when it comes to Christmas shopping, or getting that tree up? WWL First News asked people downtown how are they coming with their trees and Christmas shopping. Many said they haven't gotten around to it. Read more...

Vitter says bill would protect states that reject Common Core

Senator David Vitter has drafted legislation he says would prevent Washington, DC from using federal funding as a way to force states to adopt Common Core, the controversial set of education standards. Read more...

Arguments set on law to kill 'Big Oil' lawsuit

More arguments are set in federal court over attempts by state lawmakers to kill a southeast Louisiana flood board's lawsuit against dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies. Backers of the lawsuit were set to argue Wednesday... Read more

Jindal issues executive order helping sexual assault victims

Governor Bobby Jindal has issued an executive order which directs hospitals to bill the Crime Victims Reparation fund instead of victims for sexual assault medical treatment. Read more...

More cops start wearing cameras

More law enforcement agencies in Louisiana have begun using or at least testing officers wearing body cameras.  NOPD was one of the first agencies in the region to start implementing the technology to record everything an officer does.  Read more...

Sheriff: JPSO deputy fired for having sex with suspect to keep her out of jail

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand has fired a deputy who allegedly cut a deal with a woman to have sex with him so she wouldn't go to jail. Investigators say Deputy Brian Martin confessed to having sex with the woman... Read more

Boil Water Advisory for part of Slidell area

A water main break on the Northshore means officials can't guarantee that the water is safe to drink in the Slidell area. Officials have issued a precautionary "Boil Water Advisory" for the following areas near Bayou Liberty:  Read more...

Miss. investigates case of woman burned to death

Mississippi authorities have launched a homicide investigation into the death of a 19-year-old woman who was doused with a flammable liquid and set on fire.  Read more...

Fatal triple shooting in New Orleans East

Police are investigating a fatal triple shooting Tuesday afternoon just after 3 p.m. in the 4800 block of Shalimar Drive in New Orleans East.  NOPD spokesman Officer Garry Flot said a man and a woman were found shot inside of a vehicle at that location.  Read more ...
 

NOPD investigates reported rape at elementary school

New Orleans Police say they are investigating a reported rape at an elementary school in Central City. Read more...

Jury convicts man in Algiers Point good Samaritan killing

An Orleans Parish jury convicted a 20-year-old man in the shooting death of an Algiers Point man who was killed when he stopped a neighbor's carjacking nearly three years ago. Read more...

Louisiana turns to 2015 Gov.'s race

This year's elections are over and coming up next in Louisiana politics will be the 2015 Governor's race. Among the candidates currently running are Republicans US Senator David Vitter, Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, PSC member Scott Angelle and the only Democrat in the race is state Representative John Bel Edwards. Read more...

What's next for Mary Landrieu?

Now that that the US Senate election is over and she won't be returning to Congress, what's next for Mary Landrieu? Political Analyst Clancy Dubos expects Landrieu to first take some time off to spend with her family. "I think she's going to take a break, right now... Read more

DHH addressing high rate of ADHD diagnosis and treatment

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is hosting a symposium today which will focus on finding solutions to rising youth ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) diagnoses and treatment.  Read more...

Two great games, four great teams, coming to town later this month

The first year of the college football playoff system may be a sea change for the major athletic conferences, but New Orleans is still poised to host a prime Sugar Bowl match-up. Read more...

New Orleans streetcars named historic landmark

America's oldest street railway, the St. Charles Line of green New Orleans streetcars, has been added to the National Historic Landmark list. It will be the second moving site in the country to make the list. The other is the San Francisco Cable Cars... Read more

Cassidy readying for new role as Louisiana senator

Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy returns to Washington on Tuesday, to begin preparations for his transition to the Senate, after his decisive weekend victory over Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu.  Read more...

If your relationship matters, stop clinging to your smartphone

Are you guilty of paying attention to your phone instead of the person you're with. The vast majority of respondents, about 70 percent of a Brigham Young University study said using a cell phone interrupted interactions between them and their partners. Read more...

Gulf oil spill settlement stands

The U.S. Supreme Court is leaving in place BP's multi-billion dollar settlement with businesses and residents over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Read more...

Houma police seek new in-car cameras

Officials say the outdated, often broken in-car cameras at the Houma Police Department could be replaced with newer technology.  Todd Duplantis says he hopes to have the Terrebonne Parish Council vote on a proposal to buy Taser Axon Flex cameras, ... Read more

Crash testing begins on new Causeway guardrail design

For months, specialists in highway traffic safety have been researching new designs for bridge guardrails that could help keep cars from careening off the south-bound Causeway bridge and into Lake Pontchartrain. Read more...

The average person complains 30 times a day

For many of us it's a bad habit.  And the average person does it 30 times a day, according to research.  Train your brain to stop complaining and you can literally add years to your life according to Duke University and the Mayo clinic. Read more...

Indy cars take to the track at NOLA Motorsports Park

Gentlemen will start their engines in Avondale today as the Indy cars come to town. The open-wheelers will test the track today and tomorrow for the upcoming Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana.  Read more...

New Orleans to host college playoff game

New Orleans and the Superdome will again play a key role in crowning the best team in college football.  The city will host one of the two opening round playoff games.  Alabama and Ohio State will play in the Crescent City for a shot at the title game. Read more...

Chief corrections deputy leaves New Orleans

Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman is looking for a new official to supervise changes at the city jail. The changes, and the position, are part of a consent decree requiring improvements.  Read more...
 

St. Bernard president considers legal defense fund

St. Bernard Parish President has asked the Louisiana Board of Ethics whether it would be legal for him to set up a legal defense fund to cover the cost of fighting criminal indictments.  Read more...
 

Men apparently killed each other in moving car

A Jefferson Parish sheriff's spokesman says a drug deal gone sour apparently prompted two men to shoot and kill each other in a moving car, which ran into a house and caught fire.  Read more...
 

Two Louisiana food projects to get federal support

A farmers market in a burgeoning urban park in New Orleans and a project to build up a local food economy in Acadiana are getting federal support.  Read more...
 

Man's body found near Slidell

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a body found early Sunday morning near Slidell. The man's body was discovered around 4 a.m. in a wooded area near Ben Thomas Rd.  Read more...
 

Arrest made in teen shooting on Canal Street

New Orleans Police say they have arrested a 17-year-old male in connection with the shooting of another 17-year-old male on Canal Street Saturday night.  Read more...
 

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...

Frank Davis funeral plans

We now have the funeral arrangement for WWL Radio and WWL TV legend Frank Davis.
Visitation will be held at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd.,West, Slidell: Friday, Dec. 13 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.  Read more...
 

New Orleans' restaurant scene seen as city's driving force

A recent New York Times article says New Orleans' restaurant industry has become the backbone of the city since Hurricane Katrina, similar to what the financial industry is to Wall Street.  Read more...
Will the winner of the Saints/Falcons game go on to win the NFC South and host a playoff game?
  Yes
  No
  Carolina willl surprise us and win the NFC South
 
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