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NO Court Twice

Ex-NFL star Sharper to appear twice in New Orleans court

An April 7 court date has been set in a Louisiana state court for Darren Sharper, the former NFL star who has entered pleas in four states where he is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women.  Read more...

Sex Trafficking

17-year-old rescued, two held in New Orleans sex trafficking case

Louisiana State Police and the FBI have arrested a man and woman and rescued a 17-year-old woman in connection with a sex trafficking case. State Police say the case  began in December 2014.  Read more...
Lotto Winner

Houma woman claims $1.3M Lotto jackpot

A Houma woman is $1 million richer after she claimed the $1,330,592 Louisiana Lotto jackpot from the March 18 drawing.  Read more...
Deputy Cleared

Terrebonne grand jury clears deputy in shooting death of 14-year-old

The Terrebonne Parish DA says a grand jury returned a “no true bill” in the case of a sheriff’s deputy shooting and killing of 14-year-old Cameron Tillman last September. Jurors cleared deputy Preston Norman who shot the boy in an abandoned house near Houma.  Read more...
Brain Study

Study: LSU needs 50 who have mild traumatic brain injuries

LSU Health New Orleans is looking for 50 people with lasting symptoms from mild traumatic brain injury to see whether pressurized oxygen can help them.  Read more...
Driver Killed

Domino's to no longer deliver to Lower 9 after dark

In the wake of the murder of a delivery driver, Domino's Pizza says it will no longer make deliveries to the Lower 9th Ward after dark. Read more...
Camp Minden

Report: `blow-out' doors may be needed at Camp Minden bunker

An Army report says new doors may be needed to reduce the severity of potential explosions in bunkers where thousands of tons of abandoned artillery propellant are stored at Camp Minden.  Read more...
Prison Death

Judge: Death shows need for training of Orleans jail guards

A federal judge says the apparent suicide of a New Orleans jail inmate this week demonstrates the need for more training of staff at the dangerous lockup.  Read more...
Strong Support

Strong support shown for Louisiana's business tax breaks

Lawmakers who want to scale back the tax breaks Louisiana doles out to businesses don't appear to have public support on their side.  A poll released Thursday from LSU's Public Policy Research Lab says 72 percent of respondents support cutting taxes ...Read more
Papal Visit

Obamas to host Pope Francis at White House Sept. 23

The White House says President Barack Obama will host Pope Francis in Washington when he visits the United States this fall. Read more...
Lodged in Fence

Man found dead with head stuck between fence bars

Officials say a man was found dead today near the corner of Carrollton and Tulane in New Orleans, but reports that he was impaled on a fence are apparently not accurate. "EMS received a call shortly after seven this morning for an unknown age male, adult male unresponsive... Read more
False Rape

Police: Woman lies about being raped by cop to cover affair

Northshore officials say a woman lied about being raped by a cop to hide an affair. "Gina Louise Causey... of Abita Springs arrived at the Mandeville Police Complex to file a report alleging she had been the victim of a violent rape at gunpoint," Corporal Kevin Covert said.  Read more...
No Charges

No charges against Terrebonne deputy in 14-year-olds' death

A Terrebonne Parish grand jury is not indicting a sheriff's deputy in the shooting death of a 14-year-old last year. Read more...
College Funds

Oil spill money targeted for La. colleges, under proposal

Higher education leaders are eyeing Gulf oil spill recovery money as a possible long-term financing source for Louisiana's college campuses.  Read more...

State coastal group approves $884 million spending plan

A plan for how $884 million will be spent on coastal protection and restoration in Louisiana in fiscal year 2016 has been approved by the state's main coastal board.  Read more...
Ira Thomas

Change-of-plea hearing delayed for ex-school board member

A change-of-plea plea hearing has been pushed back in the case of Ira Thomas, who abruptly resigned from the New Orleans school board this month after being charged in a federal bribery case.  Read more... 
Fishing Fatals

Woman pleads no contest in accident that killed 2 children

A Prairieville woman who lost control of her car and hit and killed a brother and sister fishing alongside the highway has pleaded no contest to a careless operation charge.  Read more...
Guilty Plea

Man pleads guilty to negligent homicide in brother's death

A man originally charged with second-degree murder in his brother's Dec. 30 death in Lafourche Parish has been released from jail after pleading guilty to negligent homicide.  Read more...
Gretna Raises

Gretna council approves raises for workers, police officers

Pay raises for Gretna's administration and police and an emphasis on streets and drainage are highlights of the city's 2016 budget.  Read more...
Better Schools?

Study: Competition doesn't necessarily make for better New Orleans schools

A research group's survey of 30 New Orleans public schools found that competition for students hasn't necessarily driven efforts to improve academics. Read more...
Stormy Weather

Storms possible this afternoon

Get ready for some changes in the weather: a cold front is coming, pushing ahead of it a chance for thunderstorms. Read more...
Required Driver

Bill would require drinkers have a designated driver

Should Louisiana law require that people going out drinking prove that they have a designated driver?  A bill filed in the House for the upcoming legislative session calls for just that.  Read more...
Goat Beheaded

Reward increased in goat beheading video

The Louisiana SPCA is now offering a reward of $13,000 for information about a 12-second video of five men beheading a goat. CEO Anna Zorilla says the men in the video are laughing and cheering as one of the men chops off the goats head with a sword of machete.  Read more...
Mistaken ID

Are those giant mosquitoes? No. Mosquito hawks? No.

You may have noticed, what you thought were large mosquitoes buzzing around your yard.   What are these large mosquito-looking insects anyway.  They sure look like mosquitoes, but they're not.  Read more...
SWAT roll

SWAT roll on the Westbank

NOPD is working a SWAT roll in Algiers, in the 2200 block of Westbend Parkway Wednesday night.  The incident happened before 8:30 p.m.  According to police spokesman Officer Garry Flot, an unidentified 31-year-old man choked his 41-year-old former girlfriend ...Read more
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Payton Speaks

Steve: Payton finally speaks on Graham, Spiller and Saints D

We have finally heard from Saints head coach Sean Payton following the trade of tight end Jimmy Graham to Seattle.  NBC Sports caught up with him at the NFL owners meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Read More

Deke: Pelicans' inconsistency is consistent

The Pelicans' season and playoff hopes are on life support, and it's looking more and more like a flatline!  The one thing that has plagued the Pelicans this season and many seasons under current coach Monty Williams is inconsistency.  In fact, the Pelicans are most consistent at being an inconsistent team. Read More

Steve: Saints working long-term deal for Cam Jordan

While the entire Saints defense had a down year last season, it’s pretty clear that defensive end Cam Jordan is a vital part of it having success in the future. The 25-year old was the team’s 24th pick in the 1st round back in 2011, and is entering the 5th and final year of his rookie contract. Read More

LSU beats Tulane 13-7

LSU baseball prevailed in hostile territory, beating the Tulane Green Wave 13-7 on Greer Field at Turchin Stadium in Uptown New Orleans. Read more...

Kristian: Free agent OLB Anthony Spencer visiting Saints

Sources confimed to me that free agent OLB/DE Anothony Spencer is in New Orleans visiting with Saints brass this week. ​Spencer was the 26th overall pick in the 2007 draft and went to Dallas, where he has been ever since. Read More

LSU set for a tough road test against much-improved Tulane

There’s an old baseball adage that good pitching shuts down good hitting. Coming off a weekend series in which Tiger bats pounded out 43 hits, LSU (21-3, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) will look to defy that conventional wisdom on Tuesday night in a battle against stingy Tulane... Read more

Kristian: Loomis says "not everything is for sale"

Despite speculative reports that the Saints might be in all-out re-shaping mode, and that everything and every player might be on the trading block, general manager Mickey Loomis says that’s not really the case. “We’ve never put a 'for sale' sign out on all of our players.  That was never true, and isn’t true,” Loomis explained. Read More

The Saints have

Kristian: Brees trade rumors are completely false

Despite rumors to the contrary, the Saints say they are not looking to trade quarterback Drew Brees. General Manager Mickey Loomis told USA Today, "Anyone that thinks we're trading Drew Brees, that is just not true." Read More

Sharper pleads guilty

Former NFL star Darren Sharper has pleaded no contest in a Los Angeles court to charges of drugging and raping two women. Read more...

Clippers pull away from Pelicans

Chris Paul and Blake Griffin both scored 23 points and DeAndre Jordan was his usual dominant self on the glass as the Los Angeles Clippers took down the New Orleans Pelicans 107-100.  Read more...
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