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Long Hair Ban

Alexandria boy misses over two weeks of school because of his hair


An 11-year-old boy has missed more than two weeks of school because his hair is too long according to Rapides Parish School Board policy. Ashton Bodiford's hair falls past the middle of his back.  Read more...
 
Labor Hire

Jindal hires Democrat to run Workforce Commission


A former state representative from Alexandria will work for Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration. Herbert Dixon will be the outreach director for the Louisiana Workforce Commission, the state's labor department.  Read more...
 
Public Auction

St. Tammany Parish to hold auction of surplus equipment


St. Tammany Parish government will hold a public auction April 23 to sell vehicles, machinery and miscellaneous equipment deemed as surplus.  Read more...
 
Credit Fraud

Feds: New Orleans credit union manager guilty of fraudulent loan


Federal prosecutors say a 48-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to stealing $34,000 from a credit union she worked for by creating a fraudulent loan.  Read more...  
 
Flyer Dispute

Houma Housing Authority, NAACP president settle lawsuit


An attorney says a more than five-year legal dispute between the head of a local NAACP branch and the Houma-Terrebonne Housing Authority has been settled outside of court.  Read more...
 
Refinery Link

Motiva to link Norco, Convent refineries


Motiva Enterprises says it will connect its refineries in Norco and Convent to create the Louisiana Refining System. The first step will be to build a Maurepas pipeline system to connect the refineries and link the existing LOCAP terminal in St. James to Norco.  Read more...
 
Escapee Caught

Female prisoner from Assumption Parish caught


Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies say a 30-year-old Napoleonville woman who escaped from custody while being transported to Avoyelles Women's Correction Center is back in custody.  Read more...
 
Loyola Sports

Loyola-New Orleans to add men's, women's swimming


Loyola University New Orleans will be adding men's and women's swimming as well as competitive cheer and dance to its sports programs in 2016-17.  Read more...
 
Booted

LSU fraternity booted from campus following hazing probe


LSU officials say the Acacia fraternity has been closed after an investigation concluded that the group had hazed new members last fall. According to LSU, the university was notified of several allegations against the fraternity, including forced alcohol consumption and... Read more
LA Population

Census expert says Louisiana needs to see more growth


Demographer Elliot Stonecipher says Louisiana could be in jeopardy of losing another Congressional seat if the state doesn't see more growth in population. Stonecipher is making that statement based on new Census figures... Read more
Charity Thief

Bookkeeper admits embezzling $715,000 from charity


U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says a 67-year-old bookkeeper has admitted embezzling about $715,000 from Community Health Charities of Louisiana and Mississippi. He says Patricia Blanchard, formerly of New Orleans, pleaded guilty... Read more
Phones Down

LaPlace man's smart phone app aims to reduce distracted driving


A LaPlace body shop owner has developed a smart phone app that might not be the best thing for his business, but could be an important safety tool. Read more...
Speed Control

Car that stays within the speed limit?


How would you feel about driving a car that automatically maintains the proper speed for you.   Ford is building a car that does just that.  The automaker says it will help us avoid getting speeding tickets, especially with automated camera systems.  Read more...
Weekend Fun

Spring Fest Season brings regional food favorites, BBQ and book lovers


It's a busy weekend in New Orleans as winter is behind us and festival season gears up. Across the region there are all kinds of fun things to do.  Click here for a list and links...
Frat Probe

LSU frat placed on indefinite suspension


An LSU fraternity is on indefinite suspension amid allegations of "behavioral misconduct." LSU is investigating claims involving the Acacia fraternity but declined to elaborate on the specific nature of those claims.  Read more...
 
Soldier Buried

Louisiana National Guard pilot killed in crash laid to rest


One of the four Louisiana National Guard soldiers who was killed in a helicopter crash on March 10th near Pensacola, Florida was laid to rest Thurday in Alexandria. Chief Warrant Officer 4, David Strother, leaves behind a wife, a son, a stepdaugther and mother.  Read more...

 
Safe Driving

Anti-Texting-and-Driving app developed in LaPlace


A man from LaPlace has developed an app to keep teenagers from texting and driving. Mike Watson says Text Guardian is tied to the GPS device on cellular devices and parents can set to a certain speed.  Read more...
 
Outcry Of Race

Strawberry festival poster sparks outcry about race


After an outcry over an artist's depiction of two black children with no facial features except bright red lips, organizers of a Louisiana strawberry festival have agreed not to show or sell this year's festival poster, which the local NAACP president called racially offensive.  Read more...

 
NO Court Twice

Ex-NFL star Sharper to appear twice in New Orleans court


An April 7 court date has been set in a Louisiana state court for Darren Sharper, the former NFL star who has entered pleas in four states where he is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women.  Read more...

 
Sex Trafficking

17-year-old rescued, two held in New Orleans sex trafficking case


Louisiana State Police and the FBI have arrested a man and woman and rescued a 17-year-old woman in connection with a sex trafficking case. State Police say the case  began in December 2014.  Read more...
 
Lotto Winner

Houma woman claims $1.3M Lotto jackpot


A Houma woman is $1 million richer after she claimed the $1,330,592 Louisiana Lotto jackpot from the March 18 drawing.  Read more...
 
Deputy Cleared

Terrebonne grand jury clears deputy in shooting death of 14-year-old


The Terrebonne Parish DA says a grand jury returned a “no true bill” in the case of a sheriff’s deputy shooting and killing of 14-year-old Cameron Tillman last September. Jurors cleared deputy Preston Norman who shot the boy in an abandoned house near Houma.  Read more...
 
Brain Study

Study: LSU needs 50 who have mild traumatic brain injuries


LSU Health New Orleans is looking for 50 people with lasting symptoms from mild traumatic brain injury to see whether pressurized oxygen can help them.  Read more...
 
Driver Killed

Domino's to no longer deliver to Lower 9 after dark


In the wake of the murder of a delivery driver, Domino's Pizza says it will no longer make deliveries to the Lower 9th Ward after dark. Read more...
Camp Minden

Report: `blow-out' doors may be needed at Camp Minden bunker


An Army report says new doors may be needed to reduce the severity of potential explosions in bunkers where thousands of tons of abandoned artillery propellant are stored at Camp Minden.  Read more...
 
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Payton Speaks

Steve: Payton finally speaks on Graham, Spiller and Saints D


We have finally heard from Saints head coach Sean Payton following the trade of tight end Jimmy Graham to Seattle.  NBC Sports caught up with him at the NFL owners meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Read More

Deke: Top-ranked Tigers set to battle Wildcats


#1 ranked LSU will go for their third straight SEC series win this weekend when the Tigers entertain the Kentucky Wildcats.  “When you look at Kentucky not many people know how good they are.  Kentucky has built a solid program and we are going to have to play well in order to win this series,” said Coach Mainieri told me on Thursday afternoon. Read More

Deke: Pelicans' inconsistency is consistent


The Pelicans' season and playoff hopes are on life support, and it's looking more and more like a flatline!  The one thing that has plagued the Pelicans this season and many seasons under current coach Monty Williams is inconsistency.  In fact, the Pelicans are most consistent at being an inconsistent team. Read More

Steve: Saints working long-term deal for Cam Jordan


While the entire Saints defense had a down year last season, it’s pretty clear that defensive end Cam Jordan is a vital part of it having success in the future. The 25-year old was the team’s 24th pick in the 1st round back in 2011, and is entering the 5th and final year of his rookie contract. Read More

LSU beats Tulane 13-7


LSU baseball prevailed in hostile territory, beating the Tulane Green Wave 13-7 on Greer Field at Turchin Stadium in Uptown New Orleans. Read more...

Kristian: Free agent OLB Anthony Spencer visiting Saints


Sources confimed to me that free agent OLB/DE Anothony Spencer is in New Orleans visiting with Saints brass this week. ​Spencer was the 26th overall pick in the 2007 draft and went to Dallas, where he has been ever since. Read More

LSU set for a tough road test against much-improved Tulane


There’s an old baseball adage that good pitching shuts down good hitting. Coming off a weekend series in which Tiger bats pounded out 43 hits, LSU (21-3, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) will look to defy that conventional wisdom on Tuesday night in a battle against stingy Tulane... Read more

Kristian: Loomis says "not everything is for sale"


Despite speculative reports that the Saints might be in all-out re-shaping mode, and that everything and every player might be on the trading block, general manager Mickey Loomis says that’s not really the case. “We’ve never put a 'for sale' sign out on all of our players.  That was never true, and isn’t true,” Loomis explained. Read More

The Saints have

Kristian: Brees trade rumors are completely false


Despite rumors to the contrary, the Saints say they are not looking to trade quarterback Drew Brees. General Manager Mickey Loomis told USA Today, "Anyone that thinks we're trading Drew Brees, that is just not true." Read More

Sharper pleads guilty


Former NFL star Darren Sharper has pleaded no contest in a Los Angeles court to charges of drugging and raping two women. Read more...
 
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