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Airplane Scare

Threats made against flights at ATL airport, one bound for MSY


A bomb threat delayed a pair of flights at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport today, WWL-TV reports. One of the flights was bound for New Orleans. Read more...
Drug Scheme

Waggaman woman convicted in drug importation scheme


A New Orleans area woman has been convicted in federal court of conspiring to import the designer drug methylone from China to the United States.  Read more...
 
Prayer Rally

Jindal headlining all-day prayer rally in Baton Rouge


Gov. Bobby Jindal continues to court Christian evangelicals for a possible presidential campaign with a headlining appearance at an all-day prayer rally. Holding his Bible, Jindal opened Saturday's event, called "The Response,'' by urging a spiritual revival.  Read more...
 
LSED Meeting

Benson lawsuit takes center stage at LSED meeting


The big money Benson family feud was a hot topic Friday for the board that oversees the Superdome and Smoothie King Center.  Read more...  
 
Suspended Cop

New Orleans cop suspended for DUI


A six-year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department has been placed on emergency suspension without pay after he was arrested for driving under the influence.  Read more...
 
Unclaimed Cash

$150 million in unclaimed property in New Orleans area


More than $150 million in Unclaimed Property belonging to New Orleans area residents is sitting in the State Treasury, and they can get help searching for it at an Unclaimed Property Awareness Day on Saturday at Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie.  Read more...
Prayer Rally

Jindal headlining all-day prayer rally in Baton Rouge; Protests planned


Gov. Bobby Jindal continues to court Christian evangelicals for a possible presidential campaign with a headlining appearance at an all-day prayer rally. The takes place Saturday at the basketball arena on LSU's campus.  Read more...
 
College Cuts

Colleges negotiating for ways to lessen deep budget cuts


The threat of up to $380 million in budget cuts to Louisiana's public colleges has higher education officials and lawmakers scrambling for ideas to stop the slashing.  Read more...
 
Coast Protector

Jindal names new leader of state coastal restoration agency


Louisiana's coastal restoration agency has a new leader. Gov. Bobby Jindal on Friday announced the appointment of Chip Kline to be chairman of the state's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, known as CPRA.   Read more...
Jobless Claims

Initial Louisiana unemployment claims fall


The state labor department says first-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Jan. 17 decreased to 2,987 from the previous week's total of 3,601.  Read more...
 
Friday's Trial

Government witness says BP can pay high fine


A financial expert testifying for the government says BP is financially able to pay a Clean Water Act penalty as high as $13.7 billion, the maximum federal authorities are seeking from the oil giant for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  Read more...
 
 
D.C. Mardi Gras

Louisianians heading to Washington for Mardi Gras


This weekend, the Mystick Krewe of Louisianians will be hosting the D.C. Mardi Gras in our nation's capitol. A reported 3,000 Louisianians will fly in for the festivities at the Washington Hilton.  Read more...

 
Jail Delay

Opening of New Orleans jail delayed until April at earliest


It now looks as though the new $145 million jail in New Orleans won't open until April at the earliest. The opening is now well past the May 2014 opening date once projected. Read more...
State Debt

Louisiana to save millions by refinancing state debt


Louisiana has refinanced $649 million in highway project borrowing to take advantage of lower interest rates. Treasurer John Kennedy's office said Friday that the refinancing, will save the state $109 million over 26 years in lessened interest payments on the debt.  Read more...
 
Oil Platform

Oil platform damaged off Louisiana coast; no injuries


A federal agency is investigating a report of damage to an unmanned offshore oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico, about five miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.  Read more...
 
Family Feuds

Benson family feud commonplace according to experts


Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson's dirty laundry is being aired to fans as a day after he announces he's decided to leave the franchises to his wife instead of his kids, the former heirs sue claiming it was a decision made out of incompetence. Read more...
New Parish?

How would a new West Bank parish work out?


The idea to add a new parish to Louisiana is already getting attention . Just what kind of impact could it really have? It's a wide-ranging discussion that includes politics and tax money. Read more...
Smoking Ban

Lafayette may consider smoking ban in bars


The Lafayette City-Parish Council may soon consider a ban on smoking in bars, similar to a measure approved in New Orleans.  New Orleans joined a short list of cities in Louisiana Thursday to ban smoking in bars, ...Read more
3 Booked

Bail set for 3 booked in shooting injury of Ascension deputy


Bail of more than $1 million each has been set for the three people arrested in the shooting injury of a Louisiana deputy sheriff.  Authorities say Chadwick Schwender, 27, is accused of shooting Deputy James Atkins in the hand, and John McMullen, 35, ...Read more
Dad Sentenced

Father sentenced to 4 years in children's deaths


A man whose two young children died in a March 15 house fire in Houma has been sentenced to four years in prison. The Courier reports 22-year-old Romell Welsh Sr. pleaded guilty this week to two counts of negligent homicide... Read more
New Parish?

West Bank secession?


An Algiers lawmaker is suggesting that Algiers and the west bank of Jefferson Parish split off from Orleans and Jefferson and form their own parish. Read more...
Assets Frozen

Texas judge orders freeze on some Benson assets


First came the petition in a New Orleans court for a finding of mental incapacitation, then came an order from a Texas judge, freezing some of Tom Benson's assets. Read more...
King Cake Fest

King Cake Festival time


If you have a sweet tooth this festival is for you: the King Cake Festival! It's this Sunday at Champions Square outside the Superdome, and it benefits babies and children at Ochsner. Read more...
Credit Transfer

Delgado, Loyola sign plan to transfer credits


Delgado Community College and Loyola University have signed a 2+2 articulation agreement paving the way for Delgado graduates with a two-year associate degree to easily transfer their credits to Loyola so they can pursue a four-year bachelor's degree.  Read more...
Smoking Ban

Could the rest of the state follow New Orleans' smoking ban


The New Orleans City Council has approved a ban on smoking in bars and casinos, so could we see the Louisiana legislature pass a similar law that would impact the entire state. Read more...
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New Player

Saints sign local Delvin Breaux from CFL


The Saints have signed defensive back Delvin Breaux, a former McDonogh 35 player who spent the past two seasons in the Canadian Football League, ESPN reported Saturday. Read more...

Weekend rotation unknown as LSU baseball begins full squad workouts


LSU Baseball Coach Paul Mainieri says sophomore left-hander Jared Poche will start opening day on February 13th against Kansas, but he's not sure on what the rest of his starting rotation will look like.  Read more...
 

Davis, Pelicans grind out 92-84 win over Timberwolves


Newly minted All-Star starter Anthony Davis had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help the New Orleans Pelicans avoid what would have been another ugly road loss with a 92-84 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.  Read more...
 

Kristian: Should the Saints draft 'The QB of the Future?"


With Drew Brees celebrating his 36th birthday last week, the Saints might be in the market for a quarterback this off-season, via the draft. One player to keep an eye on at this week’s Senior Bowl is Baylor signal caller Bryce Petty. Read More

Texas judge orders freeze on some Benson assets


First came the petition in a New Orleans court for a finding of mental incapacitation, then came an order from a Texas judge, freezing some of Tom Benson's assets. Read more...

Tom Benson makes statement regarding lawsuit


New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson this evening issued a statement regarding the petition his daughter and grandchildren filed against him today in Orleans Civil District court. Read more...

Steve: Anthony Davis an All-Star for second straight year


The Brow has been taking over the NBA this season and has not only been awarded an invitation to a second consecutive All-Star game, but has been named a starter. Read More

Rita Benson LeBlanc seeks to have Tom Benson declared mentally incapacitated


Less than a day after New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson announced that his wife, Gayle, will assume ownership of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans in the event of his death, his former heir apparent is petitioning the court to have him declared incapacitated. Read more...

Benson shakes up ownership plan to ensure Saints' & Pels success


This morning Saints owner Tom Benson issued the following press release, following up on yesterday's news that the ownership of the Saints and Pelicans franchises will fall to his wife Gayle, not granddaughter Rita Benson-LeBlanc as had been the plan previously. Read More

Saints, Pelicans owner Benson announces granddaughter will not inherit teams


In a move that came as a surprise to many, New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson today announced that ownership of the NFL and NBA franchises will transfer to his wife, Gayle, in the event of his death. Read more...
 
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