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Study: Not many women, minorites are judges

A study by Tulane University finds that women and racial minorities are not widely present in Louisiana’s judicial system. The report shows that while women make up 51% of Louisiana’s population, only 30% of state judgeships are held by women. Read more...
Jail Death

City panel to weigh in on latest New Orleans jail suicide

New Orleans City Council members are set to discuss the latest inmate death at the city's jail — a teenage murder suspect's suicide. Council member Susan Guidry scheduled a meeting of the council's Criminal Justice Committee for Tuesday afternoon. Read more...
Early Vote

Early voting begins today

If you just can't wait until November 8, early voting starts today in Louisiana. Read more...
Phony Polls

Trump rejects 'phony' polls, insists 'we are winning'

A defiant Donald Trump blamed his campaign struggles on "phony polls" from the "disgusting" media on Monday, fighting to energize his most loyal supporters as his path to the presidency shrinks.With just 14 days until the election... Read more
Shot Student

Man pleads guilty to shooting student who stopped kidnapping

A 22-year-old man who shot a Tulane University medical student who intervened during an attempted kidnapping has pleaded guilty in an agreement that will see him serve 50 years in prison.  Read more...

Corrections officer out, again, at troubled New Orleans jail

A key official at New Orleans' troubled city jail is leaving the job for the second time in a year. Read more...

Louisiana official defends fish testing after oil spill

A former Louisiana Cabinet official is fending off criticism about the way he managed a program to ensure seafood from the Gulf of Mexico was safe to eat after a massive oil spill in 2010. Read more...
7 p.m. Kickoff

Nighttime kickoff for LSU and Alabama

It'll be a primetime kickoff for LSU and Alabama when the two team meet on November 5.  
Kickoff for the game at Tiger Stadium is set for 7 p.m. CT as part of CBS's day-night doubleheader.  Read more...

Cancer Sticks

One-fourth of US cancer deaths linked with 1 thing: smoking

Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in Southern states where smoking is more common and tobacco control policies are less strict.  Read more...

Metairie Murder

Man wanted in Metairie murder

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office announce an arrest warrant has been issued for the early morning shooting of 31-year-old Irvin Lavour Robinson  of 2600 Houma Blvd., in Metairie.
Sheriff Newell Normand said 29-year-old Glen "Pluck" Rogers of Houston TX., ...Read more
Plea Deal

Report: Tulane med student shooting suspect takes plea deal

Euric Cain, the man suspected of shooting a Tulane medical student in a crime caught in shocking detail  on security video, has agreed to plea guilty, according to WWL-TV. Read more...
Oil Spill-Fish

Former secretary defends fish safety testing after oil spill

The former head of Louisiana's wildlife and fisheries department is defending seafood testing done after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  Robert Barham pushed back against auditors' suggestions the work was shoddy, ...Read more
Recall Effort

Legislation being discussed to make recall effort in Louisiana easier

An effort to change the process in which an elected official is recalled in Louisiana is gaining steam due to Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni's sexting scandal. A petition to recall Yenni is making the rounds,  ...Read more
Ads Stepped Up

Poltical ads to ramp up with only 15 days left until the election

With only 15 days before the U.S. Senate election in Louisiana, we’ll likely hear a lot more from the major candidates. Lapolitics.com publisher Jeremy Alford says get ready to see and hear radio and TV campaign advertisements ...Read more
Cheap Prices

Cheap groceries a challenge for restaurants

Dropping food prices may be hurting the restaurant business. The gap in the cost of going out versus eating in is the greatest it's been since 2009-2010, according to Business Insider. 
LSU Ag Center economist Dr. Lynn Kennedy says that will factor ...Read more
Scary City

New Orleans, one scary city

New Orleans certainly has it's share of ghosts and spirits...and not just at Halloween.  The current issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine names New Orleans the second most haunted city in the United States.  Read more...

Saving Lives

Man saves woman, young child from submerged truck

A Ponchatoula man says he got lucky when he jumped into the water to rescue a woman and her child and that he'd do it again.  It's reported on Sunday that Josh Burns was traveling with his wife on I-55 Friday when they noticed a crash.  Read more...

Child Shot

Child struck by stray bullet in Lower Ninth Ward shooting

Police say a six-year-old little boy was shot Sunday afternoon in the Lower Ninth Ward.  It happened in the 1400 block of Alabo Street around 2 p.m., and according to police the child was struck in the knee by a stray bullet.  Read more....

Vitter Guide

Exiting Sen. Vitter leaves guidebook for his successor

U.S. Sen. David Vitter is leaving a guidebook for the person who will follow him into office. The Republican incumbent, who isn't seeking re-election on the Nov. 8 ballot, sent major candidates in the Senate race the comprehensive, 102-page guidebook.  Read more... 
Sunday Fun

Sandwiches star at Sunday's po-boy fest

The Oak Street Po-boy Festival makes it easy to sample a variety of New Orleans' iconic French bread sandwiches. This year's options include favorites from years past, like GW Fins fried lobster po-boy and Crabby Jack's slow-roasted duck.  Read more... 
Metairie Murder

JPSO investigating Sunday morning murder in Metairie

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a Sunday morning murder in Metairie. Sheriff Newell Normand says the JPSO headquarters received calls from neighbors shortly before 5 a.m. about gunshots fired in the 2600 block of Houma Blvd.  Read more...
Saturday Murder

Saturday night murder on Audubon Street

The NOPD is investigating a Saturday night murder in the Fontainebleau neighborhood. Police say it happened shortly before 7pm Saturday, in the 3100 block of Audubon street. Second District officers responded to calls of shots fired in the area.  Read more...
Metairie Murder

One arrested, one sought in deadly Metairie attack

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a man that investigators say viciously attacked another man in the 6200 block of Riverside Drive in Metairie. Read more...

Cab company faces closure over unpaid traffic camera fines

A Lafayette taxi company may shut down soon, because of 966 outstanding Redflex traffic camera tickets, amounting to nearly $56,000 owed.
Widow Sentence

Life sentence in 'black widow' case in New Orleans

A thrice-widowed woman convicted in the death of her second husband, and suspected in the death of her third, has been formally sentenced to life in prison. The mandatory sentence was handed down Friday for Emma Raine, who was convicted in August.  Read more...
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Saints' close calls produce mix of frustration, optimism

Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro takes little consolation from how close three of New Orleans' four losses have been. He's not ready to throw in the towel on the season. But he wants teammates to demand better of themselves and not get...  Read more

Payton: No problem with Vaccaro's comments about Saints teammates

“Every guy here knows Kenny well. I think the way he approached it was on point.  He’s passionate. He includes himself in that. We have the team that understands that. Our job is make those corrections, and give that effort,” Payton explained. Read More

Nighttime kickoff for LSU and Alabama

It'll be a primetime kickoff for LSU and Alabama when the two team meet on November 5.  
Kickoff for the game at Tiger Stadium is set for 7 p.m. CT as part of CBS's day-night doubleheader.  Read more...


Steve: Vaccaro fears some Saints OK with being average

Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro’s passion for the game is pretty evident by his play on the field, but he’s not seeing that same effort from his teammates. Read More

Kristian: This is the game that will haunt the Saints the rest of the season

If the Saints finish the season 7-9 or 8-8 this season, there will be plenty of the "what if" scenario.  What if the team had made one or two more plays in just two games?  Heck, you won’t even need that - it’s not the Raiders game, or the Giants game that will come back to haunt the Saints this season. Read More

Deke: Saints' hot start fizzles in Kansas City

The Chiefs handled the Saints 27-21 - they have at least another two weeks in which they can possibly - and I say possibly - have another shot to get to five hundred. Read More

Bobby: Saints keep shooting themselves in the foot

New Orleans got off to the start they wanted, but couldn't seal the deal in frenetic Arrowhead Stadium. Bobby Hebert said on the Point After that the way the Chiefs are structured, there was no way the Saints could play the way they did and win the game. Read More

Mistakes cost Saints dearly in 27-21 loss to Chiefs

Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes in another efficient outing, Daniel Sorensen returned an interception of Drew Brees for another touchdown and the Kansas City Chiefs held off the mistake-prone New Orleans Saints 27-21 on Sunday. Read More

LSU moves up to #19 in AP Poll

Leonard Fournette may have put himself back into consideration for the Heisman Trophy. He certainly helped lift LSU to a loftier position in this week's AP Top 25 poll. The Tigers move up to #19 in the new rankings   Read more...

Deke's College Football top ten, week nine

The Tide roll into their BYE week perfect.  The Maize and Blue are peaking at the right time.  The Huskies have a tough three game stretch forthcoming while Clemson might not even be the best set of Tigers in the nation right now with rising striped Cats in the SEC's Auburn and LSU! Read More
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