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Honolulu to settle suit from lesbians jailed after kissing

Honolulu has agreed to pay $80,000 to settle a lawsuit from two gay women who allege a police officer wrongfully arrested them after seeing them kissing in a grocery store. Details of the settlement were announced Friday in federal court in Honolulu. It's still subject to... Read more

Tigers take down #1 ranked Florida for 10th straight win

share of big hits this season, but none were bigger than his bloop single in the bottom of the 8th to help the Tigers defeat #1 ranked Florida 5-4 on Friday night. Hunter Newman pitched a 1-2-3 top of the 9th to preserve the 10th straight victory for the Tigers. It's Newman's sixth save. Read more...

Judge to decide if death-row inmates need air conditioning

As summer approaches in Louisiana, prison officials insist that ice, fans and cold showers are enough to protect death-row inmates from dangerous heat and humidity. If not, a federal judge may order them to install air conditioning for inmates awaiting execution at... Read more

The Latest: Greece: Searchers see body part, seats, luggage

Greece's defense minister says Greek authorities have received notification that Egyptian authorities had spotted a body part, two seats and suitcases during their search in the Mediterranean Sea for the crashed EgyptAir Flight 804.  Read more...

Employers say many new college grads aren't ready for the workplace

According to a recently released survey, nearly 90 percent of all recent college graduates considered themselves well prepared for their jobs. Unfortunately, only half of hiring managers shared that opinion. According to PayScale, which provides data on... Read more

Storms knock out power

A line of strong storms with lots of lightening, heavy rain and gusty winds caused thousands of power outages across Louisiana Thursday night. At the height of the bad weather, Entergy reported nearly 75,000 customers without electricity. CLECO had close to 6,000... Read more

A joke about strippers fires up a female legislator

Female lawmakers are not happy about a joke a male member of the House made during debate over legislation that raises the age from 18 to 21 to be hired as a stripper at a dance club. Jackson Representative Kenny Havard proposed an amendment that... Read more

Bill requiring students recite Declaration moves to House

A bill to require students to recite part of the Declaration of Independence daily has made it out of the House Education Committee. Author of the bill, Denham Springs Representative Valerie Hodges says kids should understand this important historic document.  Read more...

Friday could see heavy downpours

Forecasters expect potentially heavy rain to spread across Southeast Louisiana Friday. "A few rounds of storms on Friday could bring strong storms and heavy rainfall," WWL-TV Chief Meteorologist Carl Arredondo said. Until then, he expects... Read more

Gov. Edwards favors more medical pot, leery of recreational legalization

Governor John Bel Edward says he'll sign the medical marijuana expansion bill, when it reaches his desk. Certain seizure disorders and cancer treatment have been added to the "approved" list for medicinal cannabis in Louisiana. Gov. Edwards says people should not be... Read more

Crashed EgyptAir plane suddenly lost altitude

An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board crashed in the Mediterranean Sea off the Greek island of Crete early Thursday morning, Egyptian and Greek officials said. Greek defense minister Panos Kammenos said EgyptAir flight 804 made... Read more

Wendy's introduces self-serve kiosks due to higher minimum wage

The fast food chain, Wendy’s, will begin offering self-serving kiosks at over 6,000 locations across the country by the end of this year.  Customers will be able to place an order without interacting with an employee. Tulane Business Professor Mark Rosa says this is... Read more

Scientists flock to Gulf south of Louisiana to study spill effects

Marine scientists today are in the Gulf of Mexico studying the effects of the 88,000 gallon leak from an oil field 90 miles south of Terrebonne Bay. It's just a drop compared to the massive BP oil spill of 2010, but that spill prioritized research on the effects of crude oil mixing with... Read more

What to Eat Tuesday... Seafood!

Where is the best seafood in and around New Orleans?  That's what we asked listeners on this week's "What to Eat Tuesday."  There were a bunch of votes for Deanie's, Middendorf's, Drago's and House of Seafood. Click here to see the full list listeners texted to 870870...

Wet the rest of the week

Look for on and off rain through Saturday. WWL-TV Chief Meteorologist Carl Arredondo says we have a 40-60% chance of showers each day.  "A stationary front is sitting over us and there is an upper-level disturbance over the Norther Gulf of Mexico moving over... Read more

House committee approves increased fines for texting while driving

Senate approved legislation to increase the fines for texting or using social media while driving unanimously passed out of the House Transportation Committee. Baton Rouge Senator Yvonne Colomb says using a cell phone while driving is one of the most dangerous things you can... Read more

Scientists head out to study Shell spill in the Gulf

Researchers are heading out to study the effects of a Shell leak of about 88,200 gallons of oil off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico, a scientist said on Monday. Last Thursday, a leak from a pipeline at the Shell oil production field was spotted and cleanup vessels began to... Read more

Crash kills 2 in Metairie

Two people are dead after a crash this morning in Metairie. The Jefferson Parish Office says the double fatality happened before 8:00 on the South I-10 Service Road near Edenborn Ave.  Read more...

Louisiana income tax deadline it today

It's state income tax day today. Whether it's needing more time, or just wanting to make sure they don't pay until the last possible moment, plenty of people waited until today to send their returns to the state Department of Revenue. Read more...

College graduates in New Orleans facing some steep student debts

This past weekend saw thousands of area college students get their degrees. And, many are now saddled with the job of paying off their student loan debts. According to a WalletHub study, that can be a tall order here in New Orleans. The personal finance website says... Read more

Woman dies while tubing in Livingston Parish

Northshore authorities say a woman died Sunday while tubing on the Amite River. "Just before 3:00 p.m. on May 15, 2016, members of the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Upper Amite in the Watson area.  The call indicated a female was... Read more
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