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New Orleans is the country's most expensive city to welcome the new year


Nowhere in the United States will it be more expensive to stay overnight this New Year's Eve than in New Orleans. TravelMag.com came to this conclusion after comparing 30 major destinations in the USA. New Orleans came in at the top spot.  Read more...

 
Flood Watch

Flood Watch cancelled for southshore and Mississippi coast


WWL-TV Chief Meteorologist Carl Arredondo says the Flood Watch has been cancelled for areas south of Lake Ponchartranin and the Mississippi coastal counties. A Flood Watch remains in effect until 6pm Sunday for areas north and west of lake.  Read more...
Mid-City Murder

NOPD investigating Mid-City murder


New Orleans Police are investigating the Saturday shooting death of a 23-year-old male. About 12:50 p.m., officers responding to a call of a male shot, found the victim fatally wounded on the front porch of a home located at 3516 D’Hemecourt Street.  Read more...    
 
Clerk Dead

Clerk found dead at convenience store


Thibodaux police are investigating the death of a convenience store clerk. Police spokesman David Melancon tells the Courier the victim has been identified as 57-year-old Lillian Alexis of Thibodaux. Read more...
DOTD Projects

Golden Meadow to get floodwall, skate park


Golden Meadow is slated for a number of projects in the coming year, including floodwall improvements and development of a skate park. Mayor Joey Bouziga says that bids for the next phase of improvements to a floodwall along La. 1 are set to go out in February.  Read more...
Sugar Bowl

Buckeyes and Crimson Tide arrive on Saturday


Sugar Bowl festivities officially get kicked off in New Orleans Saturday afternoon, when the Ohio State Buckeyes and Alabama Crimson Tide arrive for the Sugar Bowl.  Read more...
 
Police Funeral

OPSO representatives to attend funeral of slain NY cop


The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office is sending two representatives to attend funeral services for Rafael Ramos, one of two New York City police officers executed by a gunman who later took his own life.  Read more...
Players on IR

Pierre Thomas, Akiem Hicks to miss final game


The New Orleans Saints today announced that running back Pierre Thomas and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks have been placed on injured reserve. Read more...
Wet Weekend

Flood Watch for southeast Louisiana this weekend


Scattered heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to roll through Louisiana this weekend. A Flood Watch is being placed in effect for a majority of southeast Louisiana starting at midnight Friday night.  Read more...
 
Vitter Supports

Vitter urges campaign supporters to see 'The Interview'


Conservative Republican Senator David Vitter may seem like an unlikely person to endorse a comedy starring slacker buddies James Franco and Seth Rogen, but the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, apparently from communist North Korea, has created some unlikely bedfellows. Read more...
Hollywood South

WATCH: CBS reports on Louisiana, the new Hollywood


California isn't the epicenter of movie making anymore. The business has left the Gold Coast and gone south, to Louisiana. Read more...
New Laws

New Louisiana laws kick in with start of 2015


Nearly two dozen new laws take effect with the start of 2015 in Louisiana. The measures were passed in the last legislative session. They are mostly minor changes, as most new laws approved by lawmakers each year begin in August.  Read more...
 
Dead Zone

Gulf dead zone could be shrunk, but at high cost


At an eye-popping price tag of $2.7 billion every year, a new report says the country could meet the national goal of reducing the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.  Read more...
 
Fracking

Work continues on fracking proposal in St. Tammany


Helis Oil & Gas Co., which received a permit from the state last week to drill a vertical well as a first step toward fracking in St. Tammany Parish, is now working to get a wetlands permit. Read more...
Saints vs Tampa

The Saints play Sunday, do we care?


It's the final game of the season for the New Orleans Saints when they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa. Read more...
Return Time

Exchange day at the local shopping centers


Today's the day retailers see many unhappy returns. The day after Christmas is another busy one at the malls, as folks return or exchange all those gifts that just weren't right. Read more...
Skeleton

Skeleton in elevator shaft


New Orleans police say a skeleton found in April in an elevator shaft was that of a 25-year-old who had been missing more than a year.  Read more...
Day After

Day after Christmas could be big for retailers


Christmas is over but that doesn't mean shoppers are done with finding great deals. Louisiana Tech Marketing Professor, Barry Babin, says the day after Christmas is a big day for retailers.  Read more...
Year in Politics

2014: The year in politics


The 2014 year in Louisiana politics will be one for the history books. Among the notable points -- the Republican party finished its return to dominance, Mary Landrieu lost her US-Senate seat and former Governor Edwin Edwards finally ends his hopes of being in public office again.  Read more
Be Safe

Cops: Don't ruin holidays by driving drunk


State Police are urging motorists to be extra careful on the road during the holiday season.
Many people will be on Louisiana roadways visiting friends and family.  Read more...
Sex Crime

Woman arrested, accused of sleeping with 16-year-old


Sheriff's deputies have arrested an East Baton Rouge woman after investigators said she had sex with a 16-year-old boy while she was drunk.  Read more...
Baby Name

Jack Daniels' son is Jim Beam


A man named after whiskey has named his son for bourbon. Thirty-one-year-old Jack Daniels Leathers of Gray says he and his 23-year-old wife, Lydia Leathers, chose the name well before their marriage.  Read more...
Mall Murder

Christmas Eve shooting kills 1 at Oakwood


A man who was shopping at a suburban New Orleans mall on Christmas Eve was shot to death at close range and a suspect was in custody, police said. The incident happened around 4:20 p.m. Read more...
Oil Impact

Falling oil prices could force more cuts this budget year


 The budget hole facing Gov. Bobby Jindal and lawmakers next year is a grim figure, topping $1.4 billion. But that may not even be the worst-case scenario.  Read more...
Mall Shooting

Victim dies in Oakwood Center mall shooting


The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says a person was shot and killed at the Oakwood Mall in Gretna.  Read more...
 
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Pels Lose

Pelicans bullied in Chicago, 107-100


Jimmy Butler scored 33 points, Derrick Rose had 19 and the Chicago Bulls beat the New Orleans Pelicans 107-100 on Saturday night for their sixth consecutive victory.  Read more...
 

Deke: Saints need to finish strong against Bucs


The NFL has 16 games this weekend.  11 of the 16 games on the final week of the regular season have some type of playoff implication.  This match-up, however, does not. Read More

Saints place NT Jenkins on IR


One day before the season finale in Tampa. the New Orleans Saints announced they placed nose tackle John Jenkins on injured reserve, ending his season. Read more...

Deke: QBs under microscope in Music City Bowl


The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and LSU Tigers will square off against each other on Tuesday December 30 in the 2014 Music City Bowl.  "Notre Dame is a school that you get up for," said former LSU great Hokie Gajan. Read More

Buckeyes and Crimson Tide arrive on Saturday


Sugar Bowl festivities officially get kicked off in New Orleans Saturday afternoon, when the Ohio State Buckeyes and Alabama Crimson Tide arrive for the Sugar Bowl.  Read more...
 

Saints-Bucs preview


When New Orleans and Tampa Bay meet Sunday, it will be the Buccaneers with something to play for rather than the perennial playoff-contending Saints. And it could take a loss to earn it.  Read more...

Davis leads New Orleans past San Antonio 97-90


Anthony Davis stepped to his right and blocked a direct path to the basket for Tim Duncan, who instead went up for a layup. Davis took over from there. The 6-foot-10 power forward blocked Duncan's shot before tying up the ball, drawing loud cheers from the sold-out crowd. Read more...

Kristian: Pierre Thomas and Akiem Hicks on Injured Reserve


Injured reserve:  Two more pretty significant contributors have landed on season ending injured reserve for the Saints.  RB Pierre Thomas (ribs) & DL Akiem Hicks (ankle) were added to an already long list of players that saw their season end with an injury. Read more...

Pierre Thomas, Akiem Hicks to miss final game


The New Orleans Saints today announced that running back Pierre Thomas and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks have been placed on injured reserve. Read more...

Saints don't blame D coach Ryan for poor season


 Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton doesn't necessarily believe New Orleans' much-maligned defense needs wholesale changes heading into next season.  Read more...
 
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