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House backs bill to punish Louisiana 'sanctuary cities'

A Denham Springs lawmaker's proposal to penalize jurisdictions that don't align with federal immigration law has passed the Louisiana House.  The House voted 67-27 Wednesday in support of the proposal that targets so-called sanctuary cities ...Read more
Body Cameras

Senate backs bill governing access to body camera footage

A proposal to align the release of police body camera footage with Louisiana's public records law has won approval from the Senate in a 29-4 vote. Read more...

Another Blue Bell recall

Blue Bell Creameries is recalling select lots of Rocky Road pint packages mistakenly filled with Cookies n' Cream ice cream at its flagship Brenham plant. Read more...

Termites are swarming!

Termites are back! We already had some big swarms reported this past weekend. Read more...
No Pay Raises

Governor wants to suspend state worker pay raises next year

Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration wants to scrap pay raises for Louisiana's state workers next year, saying the state can't afford them. The governor's chief budget adviser asked the Civil Service Commission on Wednesday to block annual "performance adjustments.''  Read more...
Jail Reforms

Inmate advocate decries transfer of inmates

A lawyer representing New Orleans inmates says the sheriff's plan to move hundreds of inmates to other jurisdictions could have a devastating effect on the city's criminal justice system.  Read more... 
Sex Survey

House approves bill allowing H.S. students to participate in sex survey

A bill to allow public high school students to participate in a national sex survey scarcely got enough votes to pass the House. Baton Rouge Representative Patricia Smith authors the bill. She says Louisiana has a high rate of STDs and pregnancy among teens.   Read more...
Teen Slaying

New Orleans man found competent for trial in teen's death

A 54-year-old New Orleans man accused of fatally shooting a 14-year-old and wounding the boy's teenage brother in retaliation for being bumped off his bicycle has been found competent to stand trial.  Read more...
Wire Fraud

Former Orleans deputy pleads guilty in overbilling scheme

A former high ranking officer with the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Roy Austin entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt Wednesday.  Read more...
Body Found

The body of a woman found in the Bonnet Carre Spillway

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office investigating a woman's body found in Lake Pontchartrain just west of the entrance canal to the lower section in the Bonnet Carre Spillway, in Norco.  Read more...

35 Cent Robbery

2 men robbed at gunpoint over 35 cents

New Orleans police are investigating an armed robbery of two men where the bandit walked away with 35 cents.  The robbery happened early Wednesday morning in the city's Carrollton area.  Read more...

Debtor's Prison

January trial set in alleged New Orleans 'debtor's prison'

A federal trial on allegations that New Orleans officials illegally lock up poor people for owing court debts is now set for January.  Trial had been set for August, but with numerous documents being filed in the complex case, ...Read more

Electronic driver's license bill moves to Senate for hearing

State senators will consider whether Louisiana drivers should be permitted to carry electronic licenses, after the proposal met little resistance from the full House.  Rep. Ted James, a Baton Rouge Democrat, ...Read more
Attendance Down

2016 Jazz Fest attendance drops after wet weekend

Rain over the second weekend of this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival caused overall attendance to drop from the previous year's total.  Organizers say in a news release that approximately 425,000 people passed through the gates during the festival, ...Read more
May the 4th

It's Star Wars Day: May the 4th be with you

It's not a national holiday, yet it might be an intergalactic one. May the Fourth, as in "May the Fourth Be With You" has become a day to celebrate all things Star Wars, especially following last year's revival of the series with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."  Read more...
Fetal Tissue

Legislation to prohibit fetal tissue sale closer to final passage

Buying, selling, transporting, or donating fetal tissue from an abortion could earn someone a bed behind bars for at least 10 years, under a proposal by state Senator Ryan Gatti. The bill has been approved by the Senate, as well as a House committee. Gatti says people should... Read more
Zika Threat

State health officials offer guidance to prevent Zika

State health officials are offering guidance on how people can prevent the transmission of Zika virus in Louisiana.  Dr. Frank Welch, with the department of health and hospitals, says the mosquito that carries Zika will be active in Louisiana this summer, but it won’t just be... Read more
Bad for Moms

Report: Louisiana is 4th worst state for working mothers

Louisiana is the 4th worst state for working moms, according to a study by the personal finance website, WalletHub. WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez says they looked at the cost of daycare, professional opportunities, and work and life balance. Read more...
Sex Survey

Louisiana House backs bid to allow national sex survey in high schools

State senators will consider whether to allow a national sex survey in Louisiana public high schools. Read more...

Domestic violence victims could get faster permission for concealed-carry

A bill to allow victims of domestic violence who have been issued a protective order to carry a concealed handgun with an expedited and temporary permit passed out of the House Criminal Justice committee. Read more...
Health Care

Temporary halt on pediatric health centers wins Senate OK

Louisiana would temporarily block the creation of new Medicaid-financed centers aimed at helping "medically fragile'' children, under legislation nearing final passage. Read more...
72 Hours

Longer abortion wait time nearing final passage

State lawmakers in both the House and Senate have voted to triple the wait time for an abortion in Louisiana. Read more...
Medical Pot

Medical marijuana expansion legislation advances after lengthy debate

A bill that expands the number of diseases for which medical marijuana can be prescribed was narrowly approved by the House Health and Welfare Committee today. Read more...
Murder Arrest

Arrest made in Kenner double-homicide

Kenner Police say the suspect in a double-homicide a month ago has been arrested. Police say 28-year-old Shaun Barnett of Avondale faces first degree murder charges in the killing of 31-year-old Raynell Kimbrough and 28-year-old Dawn Scott. Read more....
$1M Bond

Bond set for man arrested in death of Kenner teen

Bail has been set for the man accused in the death of a 16-year-old Kenner teenager whose body was found in a St. Charles Parish ditch.  40-year-old Daniel Beckley's bond was set Tuesday at $1 million dollars.  Read more...
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Saints sign LT Armstead to five-year extension

The Saints are signing LT Terron Armstead to a five year extension, a league source confirms.  Armstead joined the Saints in the third round of the NFL Draft back in 2013.  Read More

Deke: After the draft - a look at the past, present and future of the Saints

I’m a believer!  I have faith and I’m upbeat but I’m also a realist of sorts.  The Saints need a lot of things to come together and a lot of players to play their best yet for the defense to get to the middle of the pack. Read More

Louisiana Supreme Court upholds Benson competency decision

The Louisiana Supreme Court Monday declined to hear the appeal of Renee Benson and Rita and Ryan LeBlanc in their petition to intercede in New Orleans Saints and Pelican owner Tom Benson's personal and business decisions. Read more...

Stuard takes Zurich Classic in playoff for 1st PGA win

Brian Stuard beat Jamie Lovemark on the second hole of a playoff Monday to capture his first PGA Tour win at the waterlogged Zurich Classic. Read more...

Vegas, Stuard share lead in rain-delayed Zurich Classic

Jhonattan Vegas birdied two of five holes he was able to play in the rain-delayed third round of the Zurich Classic on Sunday, giving him a share of the lead with Brian Stuard. Read more...

5 LSU Tigers join the ranks of the NFL

This weekend’s NFL Draft saw five more Tigers join the ranks of the NFL. Read More

Kristian: Three things I liked about 2016 Saints draft - three I didn't

Here are three things I like and three things I disliked about the 2016 Saints draft.  What I liked: 1.  The Saints were aggressive with trades, they had a vision and target for players.  That's just the way this team operates, like i

Bobby, Mike, Deke and Deuce recap Saints 2016 draft

The 2016 NFL Draft is in the books. What does the Saints Radio Network team of ace broadcasters think about the Saints' new loot? Read More

Saints loading up on undrafted offensive linemen

The Saints might be finished with the draft class for 2016, but now the recruiting begins. Read More

Saints move up to round 4 to add DT

The Saints made another trade in the NFL Draft to jump into the 4th round to select Canadian defensive tackle David Onyemata.  The 6 ft 4, 300 pound athlete comes to New Orleans from the University of Manitoba Bisons.  Read More
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