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A Tornado watch is in effect for Southeast Louisiana until 8 p.m.
Keep an eye out for the possibility of storms this evening but it should diminish as the evening progresses.  Read more...   

 
Fracking

St. Tammany mulls options in fracking project


Efforts to stop a proposed fracking oil well in St. Tammany continue despite a legal setback this week -- when a Baton Rouge judge ruled that only the state can regulate oil wells. Read more...
Overpaid

Louisiana overpaid $17M in annual tobacco settlement money


The attorney general says Louisiana received about $17 million more in tobacco settlement money this month than it should have.   Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office notified the Jindal administration and Treasurer John Kennedy ...Read more
New Tax

City Council approves French Quarter taxing district


After a spate of robberies and violence near the French Quarter in recent months, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu wants more policing in the city's premiere tourist spot. Read more...
Navy Week

Navy ships line the New Orleans riverfront


If you've ever dreamed of playing like you're a sailor on the high seas, this could be your weekend! It's Navy week in New Orleans and thousands of folks, both young and old will be taking public tours. Read more...
LSU Borrowing

Budget cut worries stall $115M borrowing plan for LSU


LSU has stopped $115 million in planned borrowing because of concerns about the university's finances. Read more...
Happy Festival!

Jazz Fest for 2015 begins


Jazz Fest begins today! For the next seven days, the festival has a lineup of great music -- from around the world to our own back yard! Read more...
Tops With Teens

Facebook still ranks at the top with teens


When it comes to social media, research shows teens use a variety of social media but, Facebook still tops the list. Read more...
Gov. Race

Forum asks gubernatorial candidates about budget issue


At a gubernatorial candidate forum in Baton Rouge, all four candidates were asked what should be done about the state's current fiscal crisis. Legislators are currently working to resolve a $1.6 billion dollar budget deficit for next fiscal year.   Read more...
Seat Belts

'Buckle Up in Your Truck' campaign begins


The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission begins their "Buckle Up in Your Truck" campaign today in an effort to get more pickup drivers to use their seat belts.  Read more...
4 Shot

2 women and 2 men shot overnight


New Orleans Police say a man and woman were shot dead early this morning in New Orleans East.  It happened in the 13000 block of Granville Street.  Read more...
Jazz Fest

Jazz Fest kicks off today


The 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival gets underway today. The lineup this first weekend includes headliners Keith Urban tonight, The Who tomorrow and Sunday it's Jimmy Buffett on the Acura Stage. Read more...
Too Small?

Should small mudbugs be illegal?


A bill by Gonzales state Representative Eddie Lambert would set a limit on the size of live crawfish. The measure would make it illegal for vendors, farmers, and harvesters to sell crawfish that are smaller than three and a half inches for people to eat.  Read more...
He'd Veto

Jindal says he'd veto budget tied to tax break suspensions


Gov. Bobby Jindal said Thursday he won't support any legislative effort to temporarily suspend tax breaks to drum up quick cash to patch together next year's budget.  The Republican governor, in a sit-down with reporters ...Read more
Hammond Doc

US: La. doctor pleads guilty in Medicare fraud scheme


The U.S. Justice Department says a doctor from Hammond has pleaded guilty in a multi-million dollar Medicare fraud scheme.   Sixty-two-year-old Winston Murray, the operator of a Hammond clinic, pleaded guilty Thursday ...Read more
Indicted

Former St. Tammany D.A. Walter Reed indicted


Federal prosecutors today announced corruption charges against former St. Tammany and Washington Parish District Attorney Walter Reed. His son, Steven Reed, is also named in the charges. Read more...
Murder Arrest

River Ridge murder suspect surrenders


A man wanted for questioning in the stabbing death of his brother has surrendered to authorities. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office says Gary Nunenmacher turned himself in this morning. Read more...
Gay Marriage

Jindal defends 'religious objection' bill in NY Times


Governor Bobby Jindal has an op-ed piece in Thursday's New York Times that explains his support for the religious liberty bill that will be debated in the Louisiana legislature. Read more...
Drowning

Missing child found dead in Pearl River backwater


The Washington Parish Sheriff's Office reports a two-year-old child reported missing last night was found face down in a swampy backwater of the Pearl River. Read more...
Durst Case

D.A. drops state charges against Durst


New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro has dropped state gun charges against wealthy New York real estate heir Robert Durst. Legal Analyst Chick Foret says this is not a big break for the millionaire because he still faces a trial in federal court.  Read more...
Take Flight!

Pelicans fans hope Birds can fly out of 0-2 playoff hole


Playoff basketball comes to New Orleans tonight! But can the Pelicans get something going, having lost the first two games of this best-of-seven series against the Golden State Warriors? Read more...
Kids to Work?

Bring your kids to work today?


Today is Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day. Organizers say, "Designed to be more than a career day, the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work program goes beyond the average practice of 'shadowing' an adult."  Read more...
TOPS $

Bill to control TOPS cost clears committee


Despite opposition from Governor Bobby Jindal, the Senate Education panel approved legislation designed to control the cost of the TOPS scholarship program. The bill's author, Mandeville Senator Jack Donahue, says as tuition costs rise, so does the cost for TOPS and... Read more
Cop Shot

Benefit today for officer shot in St. Charles Parish


It was just over a week ago that Cpl. Burt Hazeltine was shot multiple times in an apparent ambush while working a school zone in St. Charles Parish. Captain Patrick Yoes said Hazeltine is doing remarkably well.  "He is doing great," said Yoes.  "He was released... Read more
Big Weekend

Crowded Crescent City expected for huge tourism weekend


A trio of major events in New Orleans this weekend is great new for the hospitality industry. "We're going to be very busy," says Mark Romig, President and CEO of the New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation. "The hotels are going to do very well this weekend... Read more
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Deke Blog

Deke: Pelicans in 0-3 hole - now what?


It was all going so perfectly.  And for the first time in the series against the top seeded Warriors, the Pelicans got what looked to be the ending we hoped for in the first two playoff games. But the ending would be far worse than the previous two, leaving the Pelicans in a 0-3 hole. Read More

Zardon's walk-off single lifts LSU past Texas A&M


Big games have a funny way of producing the unlikeliest of heroes. Heading into No. 1 LSU's weekend showdown with No. 2 Texas A&M, there may not have been a Tiger flying further under the radar than Danny Zardon.  Read more...

Weekley, de Jonge share Zurich Classic lead


Boo Weekley and Brendon de Jonge fired 8-under 64s on Thursday and share the lead with the first round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans suspended due to darkness.  Read more...

Pelicans blow 20 point lead, lose in overtime with the Warriors


For most of game three it looked like coming home was just what the Pelicans needed to get back on track in the playoff series with the Warriors.  New Orleans withstood an early run before taking over and dominating Golden State for most of the game until... Read more

#1 LSU beats #2 Texas A&M


The top ranked LSU baseball team beat number 2 Texas A&M Thursday night in Baton Rouge. It was a battle to the end for the best teams in the nation. The Aggies tied it up in the top of the ninth at 3 -3.  Read more...

Pelicans dominate first half


The Pelicans overcame an early 8 point deficit in the first quarter to get hot and take a one point lead after the first 12 minutes of play in the first home game of the playoff series with Golden State. Anthony Davis came out on fire... Read more

Brees on Saints schedule: "Bottom line, we gotta be ready"


New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees joined Sports Talk for a nice visit with Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia Thursday. Read More

Mark: It's now or never for the Pelicans


The Pelicans face a must-win game tonight in their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors. They come into tonight's contest down 2-0 in the series, and no team in history has ever rebounded from a 3-0 deficit in the NBA playoffs. Read More

Playoff atmopshere comes early at Alex Box


If you like college baseball — and since you're reading this, you probably are — there's no place in the world you'd rather be than Baton Rouge. It's No. 1 LSU (35-6, 12-5 SEC) against No. 2 Texas A&M (36-5, 12-5) with the Aggies coming into town for the first time since... Read more

Pelicans fans hope Birds can fly out of 0-2 playoff hole


Playoff basketball comes to New Orleans tonight! But can the Pelicans get something going, having lost the first two games of this best-of-seven series against the Golden State Warriors? Read more...
 
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