After possibly breaking the law, a state lawmaker files a bill that would make a similar violation in the future legal.
"I've seen a lot of in-your-face legislation," says political watchdog C.B. Forgotston. But he says he's never seen a bill quite like this.
"This is just proof that Louisiana is not a government of laws," he tells us. "It is a government of men - meaning that the law only applies to, as I say, poor people and people who don't know anybody.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Known as "Umbrella Girl," the painting at the corner of N. Rampart and Kerlerec in the Marigny is a work by world-famous - yet controversial - street artist, Banksy.
Several days ago, neighbors noticed a group of men huddled around the painting.
"I came home. It was around 5:00 - 5:15 and there was a wooden fence around the Banksy art here, and I thought to myself, maybe they're just fixing up some of the repairs," said Jonathan Barrett, who lives next door to the building where the work is displayed.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Police are looking for two men who carjacked a woman at gunpoint in Bayou St. John.
Police say it happened Wednesday just after 8 p.m. as the woman stepped out of her car in the 2900 block of Ursulines Avenue.
The victim told police that a man walked up with a gun and told her to run. Then he and another man jumped into her car and took off.
Police are searching for the victim's white 2009 Mazda 6.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - On a chilly winter day, the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area looks barren. But hunters say it's teeming with feral hogs.
"Just my dogs, we caught 57 hogs this year," said Bradley Huff.
"Fifty-seven in probably about the 13 days out of 28, because we can't hunt everyday because you've gotta let your dogs rest," said Daniel Babb.
State wildlife officials say those efforts aren't enough to cut down on the exploding population, so they're taking the hunt to the air.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Sixth District detectives are asking the public's help in identifying a man wanted for the armed robbery of a Garden District clothing store.
The robbery happened Thursday at 2:40 p.m. in the 3300 block of Magazine Street.
Police said the man spent nearly two hours asking the store's employees their opinions on different articles of clothing. The suspect then walked to the cash register as if he was about to check out, produced a semi-automatic pistol and demanded cash from the clerk.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Darren Sharper and Erik Nunez admitted to witnesses that they had sex with women "without their knowledge or permission," according to arrest warrants made public Thursday.
"Basically admitting to having sex with these women. That's hearsay, but it's admissible hearsay because it's a statement against interest," said FOX 8 legal analyst Joe Raspanti. "If that proves out to be true, it's going to be very difficult for them to overcome.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - With one ESPN report, the Saints essentially told us all that the inevitable is here. In an offseason full of cost-cutting, Mickey Loomis and company are not done with their difficult decisions.
Adam Schefter reported the Saints are shopping Lance Moore and Pierre Thomas and are open to trading Darren Sproles as well.
It's not completely surprising. All three have either hit their thirties or are very close (Thomas turns 30 this year), all have relatively high cap numbers thus all are vulnerable to the salary cap ax.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - An NOPD detective is an overnight sensation for dance moves that have gone viral on the Internet.
Winston Harbin did the Wobble with parade-goers on the streets during the Endymion Parade, and now the video of the dance is getting crazy hits and people can't seem to get enough.
"Saturday when we did the dance, it was me and Detective DeCynda Barnes having a little fun with the crowd," Harbin said.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Local students and college administrators are reacting to major changes to the SAT college entrance exam, and a former New Orleanian will have a big role to play in preparing students nationwide for the revised test.
On the campus of Tulane University, and Loyola right next door, many students said they took the SAT before entering college, and some are not exactly fans.
"I didn't like it very much, I preferred the ACT," said Tulane student Taylor McCrady.