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The Latest: Edwards wins, Vitter announces Senate retirement

Democrat John Bel Edwards says Louisiana voters ``have chosen hope over scorn, over negativity'' in electing him as the state's next governor.  Read more...

Louisiana choosing a new governor in surprisingly close race

Louisiana voters decide Saturday whether to elect a Democrat to statewide office for the first time since 2008 in a close competition that has seen the Republican former front-runner, U.S. Sen. David Vitter, plagued with questions of character and integrity. Read more...

NOLA Public defenders say they're overloaded, ask judge for help

The New Orleans lawyers who defend the poor say they're too overloaded to take on any more cases. They're asking a judge to stop assigning cases to them. Read more...

NOPD: jammed gun may have saved Tulane med student from 2nd bullet

A Tulane Medical student continues to fight for his life after being shot Uptown while trying to stop an attempted abduction.  Read more...

Is Les Miles on the edge of a cliff?

The LSU Fighting Tigers will do battle with  Ole Miss tomorrow in Oxford and there is growing speculation about how important this game really is for the future of Coach Les Miles. Read more...

Rousing 'I'll Fly Away' ends Toussaint tribute

It was a rousing final tribute to New Orleans-born musician Allen Toussaint: Trombone Shorty joined the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in a spirited, up-tempo version of "I'll Fly Away'' to close out a series of performances and eulogies at the historic Orpheum theater in New Orleans. Read more...

New Orleans man shot dead in Hahnville

St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office officials say a 42-year-old man from New Orleans was shot and killed around 6:40 p.m. Thursday. Read more...

New Orleans paying tribute to the great Allen Toussaint

This city of music is giving a fitting farewell to musical legend Allen Toussaint who died earlier this month at the age of 77. Read more...

Tulane medical student shot trying to stop apparent robbery

Tulane University says a medical student was shot in the abdomen early this morning near the intersection of Magazine and St. Mary streets. Read more...

Rise in fatal crashes despite seat belt usage in Louisiana

The number of fatal crashes have gone up from 2013 to 2014, according to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, and that's despite increased seat belt usage across the state.  
Still overall crashes are down about 26 percent ...Read more

Terrebonne council discusses mosquito problem

With an uptick in mosquito activity, the Terrebonne Parish Council has discussed combating the pest problem with contracted Mosquito Control Services.  Councilman Dirk Guidry said Monday night he has seen the trucks that spray to kill mosquito larvae ...Read more

New Orleans man pleads guilty to fatally running girl down

A New Orleans man has been sentenced to 15 years for intentionally running over a 17-year-old girl in 2013.  According to reports 57-year-old Claude Samuels pleaded guilty Monday to vehicular homicide ...Read more

Three men injured in triple shooting in Metairie

A shooting that happened just after midnight in Metairie, injured three people, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office authorities.  The JPSO said the shooting happened just before 12:30 a.m. near West Napoleon Avenue and David Drive.  Read more...


Strong storms to move into Louisiana Tuesday

Weather forecasters say a cold front approaching Louisiana from the west will bring strong thunderstorms through Wednesday.  A squall line sweeping across southeast Oklahoma and eastern Texas Tuesday morning ...Read more

Louisiana private sector jobs see fewer illnesses, injuries

Work-related injuries and illnesses among Louisiana private companies fell to their lowest level in 13 years.  Figures from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal the state had two incidents per 100 full-time employees in 2014. Read more...

Final governor's race debate marked by exchange of attacks

Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican David Vitter did little to mask their distaste for each other Monday night in the final statewide TV debate of the governor's race ahead of this weekend's runoff election.  Read more...

New poll shows Edwards still leading double digits over Vitter

The latest JMC Analytics survey on the Louisiana gubernatorial race shows Democrat John Bel Edwards with 51% of the vote, Republican David Vitter with 35% and 13% still say they are undecided. Pollster John Couvillion says ...Read more


Musical tribute planned in New Orleans for Allen Toussaint

A musical tribute is planned Friday for legendary New Orleans singer, recording artist and producer Allen Toussaint, , who died last week.  Jasminne Navarre of Rhodes Funeral Home says visitation will begin at 8 a.m. at the Orpheum Theatre, ...Read more

AAA calls on automakers to save the spare tire

The American Automobile Association says car makers are putting motorists at risk by doing away with spare tires.  Triple-A says one third of 2015 vehicles don't come equipped with a backup tire.  Read more...

New state budget deficit expected to be announced Monday

Louisiana's income forecasting panel is expected to deliver bad news when it adjusts the state's revenue projections to account for the continuing decline in oil prices.  The expected downgrade Monday from the Revenue Estimating Conference ...Read more

Saints to fire Ryan

The New Orleans Saints will fire defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, WWL Saints sideline reporter Kristian Garic reports. This comes after the Saints' dismal performance against the Redskins on Sunday. The Saints lost 47-14. ...Read more

World leaders vow to step up anti-terror efforts after Paris

World leaders vowed Monday to boost intelligence-sharing, cut off terrorist funding and strengthen border security in Europe, as they sought to show resolve and unity following the deadly terror attacks in Paris.  Read more...


Second televised gubernatorial debate is tonight

Republican David Vitter and Democrat John Bel Edwards will meet in another televised debate this evening.  The debate will begin at 6PM and is being hosted by Nexstar Television stations. 
Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat feels the dynamics of this debate ...Read more

30-day tax amnesty period opens Monday in Louisiana

Louisiana's latest tax amnesty period has started, giving delinquent taxpayers time to pay what they owe with fewer penalties and interest than they would otherwise be charged.  The amnesty began Monday and runs through Dec. 15. Read more...

Person of interest sought in uptown robberies

The NOPD/FBI Task Force is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 21-year-old Dwayne “Butter” Winns, who may have critical information regarding the recent rash of Uptown restaurant armed robberies.  Read more...

Analysis: Vitter rallies business support in governor's race

In a governor's race often centered on character, Louisiana's big business organizations see stark differences between Republican David Vitter and Democrat John Bel Edwards on policy.
The powerful Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, ...Read more

Early voting up 16 percent for Saturday governor's runoff

Early voting for Saturday's runoff elections is up 16 percent from primary figures, with the largest increases in urban areas. Elections officials say that 257,021 of Louisiana's 2.89 million registered voters had cast ballots by the time early voting ended Saturday.  Read more...

More Syrian refugees headed for Louisiana

The State Department has confirmed that 14 Syrian refugees will be allowed into Louisiana this year. The confirmation comes on the heels of a letter Gov. Bobby Jindal sent to the White House, demanding information.  Read more...

Toussaint funeral services set for Friday

Funeral services for New Orleans' legendary music maker Allen Toussaint have been set for Friday, November 20th, at the Orpheum Theatre.  Read more...

Jindal calls for border security in wake of Paris attacks

Louisiana governor and GOP presidential candidate, Bobby Jindal, says the terrorist attacks in Paris serve as an example of why American borders need to be secured.  Read more...

Benson position "not as strong as his heirs"

Lawyers for Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and his estranged heirs are headed to mediation over Benson's lawsuit to remove them as future owners of the teams.  Read more...

Open enrollment for federal health insurance begins Saturday

Open enrollment begins Saturday for those seeking health insurance through the federal Affordable Care Act.  Read more...  
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