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  1. $9.5 million in penalties in deadly 2012 oil platform blastRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | WBRZ

    Federal prosecutors say an oil industry services company has been ordered to pay $9.5 million in penalties in cases arising from a 2012 offshore platform fire that killed three workers. The penalties against Houston-based Wood Group PSN were announced Thursday by the U.S. Justice Department in Washington and U.S. attorneys in New Orleans and Lafayette, Louisiana.


  2. Pat Shingleton: "Ice Flows on Mississippi"Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2017 | WBRZ

    The cold blast of February 1899 was one of the most severe ever recorded. All-time record lows were logged in Milligan, OH at minus 39 degrees and Camp Clarke, NE at -47.


  3. Storm survey crews confirm six tornado touchdownsRead the original story

    Feb 9, 2017 | WBRZ

    An EF-2 tornado touched down in Killian where two people were injured and a damage path of about one mile. Winds were an estimated 120 miles per hour.


  4. Saints to hold 2017 training camp at practice facility in MetairieRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | WBRZ

    NEW ORLEANS The New Orleans Saints will hold their annual training camp this summer at the team's practice facility in Metairie, Saints General Manager and Executive Vice President Mickey Loomis announced. The Saints held the first phase of their past three training camps at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.


  5. National Weather Service investigates intensity of Tuesday's tornadoesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | WBRZ

    The National Weather Service has sent three crews this morning to investigate damage from yesterday's tornadoes. Unlike hurricanes, tornado intensity is not known until after the storm has passed and damage is assessed.


  6. Scenes of disaster after storm hits New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | WBRZ

    Parts of eastern New Orleans are looking like a disaster area following a line of severe weather that just blew through the city. The storm flipped over cars, tore roofs off homes, ripped through a gas station canopy, broke tall power poles off their foundations, flipped a food truck upside-down and left a couch resting improbably on a pile of debris in the middle of a road.


  7. Museum exhibit: Women's Carnival krewes since 1896Read the original story

    Feb 4, 2017 | WBRZ

    A Louisiana State Museum exhibition that opens Friday will commemorate the centennial of New Orleans' oldest surviving women's Carnival parade krewe and the evolution of women's krewes from the 1890s to the present. Curator Wayne Phillips says the Krewe of Iris, which was formed in 1917, and the krewes of Muses and Nyx helped with the exhibit, called "Iris and the Goddesses of Carnival."


  8. LSU football signees to appear on 25 billboards for National Signing DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | WBRZ

    BATON ROUGE LSU will promote its 2017 football signees on billboards in four states to celebrate National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 1. LSU football will have players on 25 billboards in six cities, including eight in the Baton Rouge area and five in New Orleans. LSU football billboards will also be located in Monroe, Houston, Nashville and Mobile/Spanish Fort.


  9. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | WBRZ

    A Louisiana man serving a life sentence for the rape of a nurse in 1971 claims authorities concealed evidence that the crime was committed by another man linked to two similar attacks. Innocence Project New Orleans attorneys on Tuesday asked the Louisiana Supreme Court to review Wilbert Jones' 45-year-old case and order him a new trial.


  10. Babies born in 2017 get FREE Baby Cakes baseball tickets for lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2017 | WBRZ

    NEW ORLEANS All babies, that's right all babies, born in Louisiana in 2017 are eligible for free lifetime passes to New Orleans Baby Cakes baseball games, the company's website says Thursday. According to, after your child is born, all you have to do is fill out a form on the website to receive their Class of 2017 Baby Cakes Nation Lifetime Pass.


  11. Another setback for prosecutors in 2013 killingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2016 | WBRZ

    A state appeals court has overturned the obstruction of justice conviction of a man charged in connection with an alleged contract killing in New Orleans. The New Orleans Advocate reports that last week's decision by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals was the latest setback in the case for the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office.


  12. Sheriff: Gasser beat up driver in 2006 incidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2016 | WBRZ

    A sheriff says the man who shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight in a road rage incident was involved in an altercation a decade ago in which he chased down and struck another driver. Sheriff Newell Normand in a press release late Friday said in the 2006 incident a man observed a truck driving erratically.


  13. Former NFL player, Joe McKnight, fatally shot in TerrytownRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2016 | WBRZ

    NEW ORLEANS Former NFL football player Joe McKnight was shot and killed during an apparent road rage incident on Thursday afternoon. The incident took place near an intersection in Terrytown, located on west bank of the Mississippi River near New Orleans, WWL reports.


  14. Formerly the Zephyrs, now the Baby Cakes?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2016 | WBRZ

    Speculation swirled Tuesday morning that the new name for South Louisiana's minor league baseball team will be the New Orleans Baby Cakes. effort to build popularity of the team.


  15. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2016 | WBRZ

    Five Louisiana State Police troopers and the agency's leader have been sued for an alleged unconstitutional stop and arrest last year of a 17-year-old tourist in New Orleans' French Quarter. The lawsuit was filed Friday in federal court by Lyle Dotson, of Muncie, Indiana, and his father, Olon Dotson, a professor of architecture at Ball State University.


  16. 8 Louisiana airports getting nearly $39.5M in federal grantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | WBRZ

    The U.S. Department of Transportation says eight Louisiana airports are getting grants totaling nearly $39.5 million. The largest announced this month is $19 million to build an apron at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner.


  17. Saints' P.J. Williams recovering from concussion; to return to N.O.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2016 | WBRZ

    NEW ORLEANS New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams will be returning to New Orleans Monday afternoon after suffering a concussion during Sunday's game against the New York Giants. Williams was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation and was diagnosed with a concussion.


  18. Pat Shingleton: "A Stormy Date"Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2016 | WBRZ

    Statistics note that 37% of all named storms, 47% of all named hurricanes and 55% of all major hurricanes occur in the month of September. Before the "naming" of hurricanes, Louisiana storms making landfall in September include: The September 22, 1909 Storm, The September 22, 1926 Storm, The September 21, 1947 Storm and The September 6, 1948 Storm.


  19. NBA chooses New Orleans for 2017 All-Star GameRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2016 | WBRZ

    A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the decision hasn't been announced.


  20. Flash Flood Watch: heavy rain threat continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2016 | WBRZ

    After some locations already received up to 3" of rain on Wednesday, an additional 4-7" of rain is expected to fall by the end of the weekend. Monitor the weather closely in the event that any flooding issues develop.


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