Latest News

Throughout the day.

Find the latest breaking news and in-depth features from around Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, right here on 89.9 WWNO.

Genre: 

Pages

Election 2012
6:00 am
Thu November 8, 2012

New Orleans Voters Still Aren't Finished With Elections

Political science expert outlines undecided contests.

As the nation returns to a post-election landscape, New Orleans voters are still being courted in local contests. Two City Council races are still not decided.

Read more
Final Score: 77-62
11:44 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Hornets Drop Stinker To 76ers With Franchise Record-Low 62 Points

The New Orleans Hornets broke a franchise record at the New Orleans Arena Wednesday night, during a dispiriting loss to the visiting Philadelphia 76ers.

Too bad it was the record for fewest points scored in a game.

The 77-62 loss came at the end of a disorganized offensive and defensive effort in a game missing key players on both teams.

The Hornets turned the ball over 20 times, and made just 23 field goals, including four 3-point shots out of 19 attempts.

Read more
Hornets
5:27 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Hornets rookies Davis, Rivers out vs. 76ers

New Orleans Hornets rookies Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers both have been ruled out for tonight's game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Davis has been sidelined by a minor concussion since the middle of New Orleans' second game of the season last Friday night. Rivers has a sprained left index finger and will be out for the first time.

Davis, the first overall choice in the 2012 draft, has averaged 14.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in his first two games.

Election 2012
5:08 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

La. voters on both sides lament political divide

Turnout has been brisk across Louisiana as voters decide the presidential race, a half-dozen seats in the U.S. House and proposed amendments to the state constitution.

Secretary of State spokeswoman Med Casper said Tuesday that there had been reports of occasional, routine problems with machines and long lines, but no major problems.

The secretary of state's office had projected as much as 70 percent of registered voters might turn out in Louisiana.

Business & Technology
2:08 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Small Business Conference Thursday At UNO

Chris Genteel, Google's head of diversity markets, and other people from the Internet giant will join bankers, investors and federal officials at the Southeast Louisiana Small Business Conference this Thursday at the UNO Lindy Boggs International Conference Center.

Other speakers include Pellsom Lau, regional manager for the Small Business Administration's office of international trade, and Paul Satenstein, chief financial officer of The Online Incentives Exchange. Satenstein will talk about Louisiana's online exchange for state tax credits.

Read more
Election 2012
2:03 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

5 Election Day Things To Watch For In Louisiana

Here's a look at five things to watch on election day in Louisiana:

1. A CROWDED BALLOT FOR PRESIDENT

While incumbent Democrat Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney get most of the attention, there are nine other parties with presidential candidates on the ballot. They include the Green Party (Jill Stein), Libertarian (Gary Johnson), Constitution (Virgil Goode), Justice (Ross Anderson), Prohibition (Jack Fellure), Socialism and Liberation (Peta Lindsay), Socialist Quality (Jerry White), Socialist Workers (James Harris) and The People (Sheila Tittle).

Read more
Election 2012
1:57 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Secretary Of State: Skip The "Refresh" On Election Results

Secretary of State Tom Schedler is asking people to go easy on the "refresh" button when they're checking election results on his website.

Schedler's office will post Tuesday's results at www.geauxvote.com .

He says that the site has an automatic refresher and too many people trying to repeatedly reload the page can overload his office's computer system and cause crashes.

Read more
Community
9:00 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Jazz & Heritage Foundation Presents Neighborhood Development Symposium

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, in collaboration with the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement & Development, will present a Tom Dent Congo Square Symposium this Friday, Nov. 9.

Read more
Latest News
6:00 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Port of New Orleans Reports Banner Year

New cranes help the Port of New Orleans move more cargo.
Credit Erin Krall / WWNO

Port President and CEO Gary LaGrange reviews 2012 port business.

The president of the Port of New Orleans says in the annual State of the Port address that business has been good this year. Officials expect that good news to continue.

Read more
New Orleans Saints
12:48 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Saints Beat Philadelphia Eagles 28-13

Chris Ivory celebrates at the end of a 22-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Ivory carried 10 times for a team-best 48 yards in his first game this season.
Michael C. Hebert New Orleans Saints

The Saints beat the Philadelphia Eagles 28-13 at the Superdome, showing flashes of their old brilliance.

“Bend but don’t break,” could have been the mantra for the historically bad New Orleans Saints defense during a game that featured some defensive miscues and a few spectacular plays by the Eagles’ skill position players — most notably a 77-yard bomb from Michael Vick to DeSean Jackson in the third quarter.

Read more

Pages