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Stripper Death

Man convicted in stripper's death will get hearing


A man convicted in the 2012 murder and dismemberment of a Bourbon Street strip club dancer will get a hearing on evidence regarding an inmate who testified in the case. A state appeals court ordered the hearing for Terry Speaks.  Read more...
 
Jindal Travel

Jindal largely gone from Louisiana since campaign announced


After announcing his bid for the White House, Gov. Bobby Jindal hit the road, and Louisiana's seen him very little since. The Republican governor's spent nearly two-thirds of his days away from home since kicking off his presidential campaign June 24.  Read more...
 
West Nile

West Nile virus detected in West Bank mosquitoes


According to the City of New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board, the West Nile virus has been discovered in mosquitoes on the West Bank of Orleans Parish.  Read more...
 
Fatal Shooting

NOPD investigating late Saturday murder in New Orleans East


New Orleans Police are investigating the Saturday night fatal shooting of an unidentified 28-year-old male. The incident occurred at 7700 Chef Menteur Highway.  Read more...    
 
Life Sentence

Denham Springs man convicted in death of girlfriend


A Livingston Parish jury has convicted a 38-year-old man of second-degree murder in the 2014 beating death of his girlfriend at their home south of Denham Springs. The conviction carries a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.  Read more...
 
Holiday Gas

Labor Day travelers seeing low gas prices


The number of people out on the road this Labor Day weekend is expected to increase over last year's Labor Day holiday. Triple-A projects about 35 million Americans will be traveling, paying low gas prices not seen for the holiday weekend in a over a decade.  Read more...

 
Jobless Claims

Initial unemployment claims in Louisiana rise


First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Aug. 29 increased from the previous week's total.  Read more...
 
Mobile Cruises?

Alabama mayor plans to bring cruise line back to Mobile


An Alabama mayor is negotiating to bring the cruise industry back to that state's port city. Media outlets report that Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson announced that Carnival Cruise Line and Mobile are negotiating an agreement to bring cruises back.  Read more...
 
Player Dies

Report: High school football player dies after injury


USA Today says a high school football player from Franklin Parish died after he was hurt during a punt return.  The report cites police in Winnsboro.  Read more...
Fatal Crash

Crash kills man on motorcycle


Police say a motorcyclist is dead after a crash.  "Just after 6:00 p.m., a 54-year-old male driver of a green Chevy Blazer was crossing onto Chef Menteur Highway from Werner Drive when he collided with a 28-year-old male motorcyclist... Read more
Rail Service

Baton Rouge-New Orleans rail supported by governor hopefuls


Commitments to seek funding for commuter rail service linking Baton Rouge, New Orleans and points in between marked a Friday forum in which questioners from area business development groups sought answers on infrastructure and the state's annual fiscal mess.  Read more...

 
Tell All Book

LSU legend Billy Cannon releases tell all book


With the start of another LSU football season, the school’s only Heisman Trophy winner, Billy Cannon, has released a book that tells stories of his childhood, his accomplishments on the field and his time in jail. Read more...
Contempt Order

Mayor Landrieu blasts court ruling over firefighter dispute


Civil District Judge Kern Reese is threatening to put Mayor Mitch Landrieu on house arrest if New Orleans doesn't come up with a plan to pay off a $75 million judgment concerning back pay for city firefighters. Landrieu says the city will appeal the judge's order.  Read more...  
Road Closure

Lakebound side of Nashville around Claiborne Ave. will be closed


A portion of uptown New Orleans will be closed this weekend.  The lakebound side of Nashville in the vicinity of Claiborne Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic from 3 a.m.  Saturday morning until Tuesday at 6 a.m. Read more...
Governor's Race

Four candidates take part in Louisiana governor forum


Four candidates to succeed term limited Bobby Jindal as governor all agreed that major reforms are needed in state spending and tax policy as Louisiana deals with year-to-year budget shortfalls.  Read more...
 
Plant Explosion

Geismar plant explosion victims; one released, one good, one serious and one cri


The Ascension Parish Sheriff's office says four workers at Renewable Energy Group, or REG, sustained injuries as a result of an explosion Thursday night at the bio-diesel plant in Geismar.  Read more...
Trooper Shot

Death penalty sought against man accused of killing trooper


Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a man accused of fatally shooting a Louisiana trooper last month. Multiple media outlets report 54-year-old Kevin Daigle of Lake Charles was indicted Thursday on murder charges.  Read more...
 
House Arrest

New Orleans mayor: "I am prepared to stay under house arrest"


Facing a possible house arrest sentence, the mayor of New Orleans says the city will appeal a judge's order holding him in contempt for failing to come up with an acceptable plan to pay a $75 million judgment in a decades-old legal dispute with city firefighters. Read more...
Tax Holiday

Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday this weekend


The Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend. Department of Revenue spokesperson Kizzy Payton says with hunting season beginning, many Louisiana sportsman are eager to buy new hunting supplies, free of state and local sales tax.  Read more...

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Festive?

In Morgan City, tough times for petroleum and shrimp


The annual Shrimp and Petroleum festival in Morgan City is always a good time with lots of food, music and fun, but this year, workers in those two industries don't have a whole lot to celebrate. Read more...
House Arrest?

House arrest for Mayor Landrieu?


A New Orleans Civil District Court judge says Mayor Mitch Landrieu is in contempt of court, and faces house arrest on weekends if the city doesn't present a payment plan in a long-standing dispute with the New Orleans firefighters' union. Read more...
Toy Fans

Fans line up for hours to buy Star Wars toys at midnight


From the newest light sabers and action figures to building sets and space ships, huge crowds turned out overnight at stores to get toys and other merchandise for the upcoming  Star Wars movie.  Read more...
Anxious Fans

Who Dat Nation unsure of 2015 Saints


It's finally over -- the Saints' pre-season! The regular season starts one week from Sunday, and the Who Dat Nation is anxious to see how things turn out. Read more...
4 Hurt

4 injured in fire at bio-diesel plant in Geismar


Authorities say four people are being treated for injuries after a fire erupted at a bio-diesel plant in Ascension Parish. Multiple news outlet reports the fire happened late Thursday night at the Renewable Energy Group plant on Louisiana Highway 30 in Geismar.  Read more...
LSU Traffic

LSU has new parking and traffic plan for Football


LSU football starts this weekend and there are a few traffic changes for fans to know about. LSU Sports Information Director Michael Bonnette says contraflow after the games will no longer be used on Nicholson Drive, but they plan to utilize... Read more
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Football Death

Franklin Parish football player dies after returning a punt


Tragedy struck at a high school football game in Winnsboro last night. Tyrell Cameron, a sophomore for Franklin Parish, died from injuries he sustained while returning a punt in a game against Sterlington.  Read more...
 
 

Report: High school football player dies after injury


USA Today says a high school football player from Franklin Parish died after he was hurt during a punt return.  The report cites police in Winnsboro.  Read more...

Mark: Prep football kicks off tonight - what you need to know


The last time we saw the U-High Cubs, all they were doing was bringing their first state championship back to Baton Rouge in 25 years with a 46-32 win in the Superdome over district rival Parkview Baptist. The road to a repeat, and a fourth title overall, starts tonight, but if they get there, it’ll be done on the backs of new faces. Read More

Jordan's Boot Report: College football kicks off on the Bayou


Another year of college football is upon us, and Jordan's Boot Report has everything you need to know about every college football team in the Bayou State. Read More

T-Bob: 2015 Tigers worth the hype? McNeese should provide a clue


Normally at this time of the week I would lay out some keys to the game and how I believe it will all play out, but today I would rather point out the main aspects of the game that I will be keeping an eye on, as the result is a foregone conclusion. Read More

Steve Geller predicts final Saints 53-man roster


Hallelujah, the preseason is a wrap and time to focus on REAL football next week.  First up, there is the final round of roster cuts as teams need to get down to the mandated 53.  Injures changed my initial forecast AND I’ve put Jarius Byrd on the PUP for the regular season, opening another spot on the roster. Read More

Who Dat Nation unsure of 2015 Saints


It's finally over -- the Saints' pre-season! The regular season starts one week from Sunday, and the Who Dat Nation is anxious to see how things turn out. Read more...

Duke dominant in victory at Tulane 37-7


Thomas Sirk produced 357 yards from scrimmage and passed for two touchdowns in his first start, and Duke beat Tulane 37-7 in the opener for both teams on Thursday night. Read more...

Bobby: Saints are looking pretty average right now


Despite a decent 10-0 start, the Saints were soundly thumped by the Green Bay Packers Thursday night in their final preseason bout. How did the Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert feel about the loss - and the the preaseason overall? Read More

Les Miles hopes youngest son plays at LSU


Les Miles is hoping his youngest son will one day play for him at LSU. Tigers recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson has offered Ben Miles a scholarship to play at LSU. Miles is a fullback for the Catholic High Bears in Baton Rouge.  Read more... 
 
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