Local News

Jim Hanzo
April 21, 2017 - 2:17 pm
Police in St. Charles Parish say 3 stranded motorists on the I-10, eastbound, over the Bonnet Carre Spillway, were robbed and one of them shot. It happened early this morning just before 1 a.m. Cops say the three male victims were on the shoulder of the roadway due to their vehicle stalling. A...
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Chris Miller
April 21, 2017 - 1:24 pm
The U.S. Justice Department today is warning nine jurisdictions, including New Orleans, that federal grants are at risk if they don't offer further evidence of cooperating with federal authorities on immigration laws. The warnings were sent via letter. The Los Angeles Times posted copies of letters...
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April 21, 2017 - 10:38 am
(WWL.com) Race relations are worsening in eyes of the public, according to a recent LSU survey. Dr. Michael Henderson with the LSU Public Policy Research Lab says the share of people who believe race relations are getting worse rose by almost 20 percent since 2014. He says there’s a racial divide...
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April 21, 2017 - 10:16 am
(AP) _ A federal judge has postponed a change-of-plea hearing for an energy company charged with manslaughter over a deadly offshore oil platform fire in 2012. U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo rescheduled the hearing for Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations from April 26 to May 12 due to a...
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Jim Hanzo
April 21, 2017 - 9:10 am
If you have been putting off getting crawfish for that boil, there is good news. Prices have dropped since Lent. That's because the demand for the mudbugs goes down after Easter according to Dr. Greg Lutz with the LSU AgCenter. "The number of crawfish out there, is not significantly lower than it...
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April 21, 2017 - 8:07 am
Fans are invited to hang out at Tiger Stadium on the LSU campus Saturday to see the football team's spring game. "LSU wraps up spring practice on Saturday at 7 p.m. when the National L Club Spring Game presented by Tony Chachere’s is held in Tiger Stadium," according to spokesman Michael Bonnette...
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Don Ames
April 21, 2017 - 6:45 am
More than a decade after it was originally proposed, a new championship golf course opens today at New Orleans City Park. The new $26 million Bayou Oaks South Course gives the park a 36-hole complex that replaces courses destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. It's actually been a work in progress for 14...
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Chris Miller
April 21, 2017 - 5:00 am
Thunder over the bayou this weekend, at the 2017 New Orleans Air Show. The event will be headlined by the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, better known as the Blue Angels. It's the first time the Blues have been in New Orleans in several years. "The last air show we had hear at the base was...
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April 20, 2017 - 9:05 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Defense attorneys say prosecutors want to use a 10-year-old misdemeanor battery charge as evidence against the man who fatally shot former NFL player Joe McKnight. Matthew Goetz said after a status conference Thursday that a hearing May 25 will discuss whether the earlier case...
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